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Leland Police correct training issues

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The Leland Police Department has fixed problems regulators found with its training and records. The police department released a letter today sent by North Carolina Department of Justice Criminal Justice Standards Division. The letter dated February 20 thanks the Leland Police Department for "correcting the deficiencies identified in the Field Audit Results report dated November 01, 2011." Full story...
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Lane closures on US 17/74/76 bridges near Leland Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes on the US 17/74/76 Bridges across the Brunswick River in Leland Sunday from 9 p.m. until midnight. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times. Full story...
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Leland, Bald Head fire departments get federal money

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Two fire departments in Brunswick County are getting help from the federal government. Leland Fire Rescue and the Bald Head Island Fire Department are each getting money from the the US Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland hires interim chief, upholds Jayne firing

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video The Town of Leland is taking another step forward and putting the past behind it. Town Manager David Hollis announced Monday he has upheld the firing of former Police Chief Tim Jayne after Jayne appealed the termination. Hollis also announced Mike James as the police department's new interim chief. Full story...
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Some speak out against Jayne firing at Leland Town Council meeting

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While some might have expected a quiet meeting of the Leland Town Council Thursday night, it did start with some fireworks. A group of residents came out to speak in favor of fired Police Chief Tim Jayne. Full story...
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State considering port in Southport, Leland

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The State of North Carolina is still looking at Brunswick County as the potential home for a new deepwater port. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back

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Tim Jayne tried to get his old job back this morning. Twelve days after being fired as Leland Police Chief, Jayne met with Town Manager David Hollis to make his case why he deserves to keep his job. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Jayne appealing termination

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Leland Town Manager David Hollis told Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM this morning that former Police Chief Tim Jayne has appealed his termination. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

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video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cop says he did personal work for Jayne on town time

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video Tim Jayne was fired earlier this week, but we're still uncovering controversy within the department while he was chief with officers saying they did work in his neighborhood and at his home while on the clock. Full story...
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Timeline of issues in the Leland Police Department

Jayne's firing comes just a couple of weeks after the Town Manager announced Jayne had been put on probation last fall. That's when WWAY was the first to break the story about claims of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland police department. WWAY's Katie Harden takes a look at our investigative reporting over the last several months.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne fired

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video Nearly five months after WWAY first broke the story of Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis being shot in the crotch during a training exercise, the man at the top is out. Town Manager David Hollis says he fired Police Chief Tim Jayne first thing this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland residents on Jayne's termination: 'It's about time'

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video For months, WWAY has followed the allegations of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland Police Department. Today, the department's leader was fired. We spoke to a few people in Leland tonight to get their reaction to the news of chief Tim Jayne’s termination. Full story...
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THE RANT: A look at Chief Jayne's "action plan," Leland's personnel policy & state law for "misuse of property"

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Best I can tell, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne has a free ticket to ride. The man has broken a multitude of policies and laws, yet he skates by with not a slap-on-the-wrist, but more like a light tap. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland reveals Jayne reprimand to start year on right foot

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video At last night's Leland Town Council meeting, Town Manager David Hollis revealed that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months. In fact the reprimand came the very same night we first reported on the issues inside the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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