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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Commissioners discuss school bond, Scotts Hill helipad

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video Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues. Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Ex-wife: 'How could you do this to our daughter?'

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videoA man accused of sexually exploiting children and performing sex acts on a dog is trying to have his charges thrown out. Full story...
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Naked man who reportedly spit on deputy arrested

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videoInvestigators say they charged a man walking naked along Carolina Beach Road this weekend with indecent exposure. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy's wife sues another deputy for alienation of affection

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon demoted two deputies last month for conduct unbecoming. Because it's personnel, the Sheriff's Office won't say what happened. Today we found the wife of one of the deputies has filed an alienation of affection lawsuit against a new hanover county detective. Full story...
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Deputies searching for masked men after armed robbery at area ATM

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Deputies are searching for a masked duo they say used a gun to rob two men who were getting cash out of an ATM in an area shopping center late last night. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff: Internal investigation into Hewett death complete

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's office has wrapped up its internal investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett. Full story...
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Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective

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videoAn attorney representing Brandon Smith's family is calling for a US Department of Justice investigation into the circumstances surrounding Smith's death, according to a letter sent July 10. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Car chase leads to crash, suspects still sought

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videoA car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway. Full story...
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Sheriff candidate says Hewett's death from lack of experience, procedure in jail

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videoRepublican Jason Vaughn says Ron Hewett did not receive correct treatment according to standard protocol, and that circumstances like those surrounding his death are caused by the inexperience of the deputies assigned to the jail. Full story...
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911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. Sheriff Ron Hewett dies in jail

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US Marshals confirm that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has died in jail at the New Hanover County Jail. It happened around 2 p.m. Full story...
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Other driver cited in head-on crash with deputy

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been involved in a head-on crash at Eastwood Road and Rogersville Road this afternoon, according to NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer. Full story...
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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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Yearlong investigation leads to five suspects arrested

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Wilmington Police say a yearlong drug investigation involving multiple agencies has led to five arrests. Investigators says they arrested the suspects after residents in the neighborhood made numerous complaints about suspicious activity at 2345 Louisiana Ave. Full story...
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