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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

ONLY ON 3: Sheriff steamed after deputy caught showing off in patrol car

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is spending his days off this week wondering when and if he can go back to work. The sheriff says he's launched an investigation of the deputy who decided to show off in his patrol car over the weekend. Full story...
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Shots fired lead to car chase

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videoDeputies arrived at 7212 Morley Ct. around 9 o'clock Friday night after reports of possible gun shots fired. Phillip Michael Donaldson II was inside the home and in possession of a handgun and long gun. He had fired the gun towards the ground on his property. Deputies advised Donaldson of county ordinances against discharging a firearm in the county. He agreed that he would not discharge the firearm again. Full story...
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Man on most-wanted list surrenders

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video A Wilmington man named on the New Hanover County Sheriff’s most-wanted list for attempted murder surrendered to authorities Thursday. Full story...
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Man arrested for arson, drug, weapons charges after incident at WPD

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videoA New Hanover County man is in jail charged with a host of crimes, after he showed up with a baseball bat and knives at Wilmington Police headquarters. Full story...
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Break-in suspect linked to other thefts

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video Investigators have linked a man arrested for allegedly breaking into cars last month to more break-ins. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Justin Hunter Stroupe, 23, December 17. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission has plan for funding elementary school deputies

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videoLast month, the New Hanover County School Board asked the county commission for funding to put a deputy in every elementary school. Monday night, the board met and came up with a solution. Full story...
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WPD could contribute four officers to county's school safety plan

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video The Wilmington Police Department is looking to help out with security in schools throughout New Hanover County. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today he could provide four police officers to help in the county's effort to increase law enforcement presence at schools. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Bank robbed, suspect under $1M bond

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video A man is in jail under $1 million bond after a bank robbery in New Hanover County. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says it happened at the BB&T at 5610 Castle Hayne Road around noon. Full story...
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Schools beefing up security

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video In response to the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, New Hanover County schools are beefing up security. Full story...
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Several people hurt in string of afternoon crashes

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video It was a busy afternoon for law enforcement in Wilmington and New Hanover County dealing with several injury accidents. One near downtown Wilmington sent two children to the hospital. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission to consider plan for deputies at more schools

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Wednesday night, the New Hanover County Board oE education called a special meeting to discuss ways to protect students. One possibility is having deputies stand guard at elementary schools. Now they need county commissioners to support the plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Ashley student arrested for violence hoax

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video An Ashley High School student has been charged with starting rumors about planned violence at the school. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Dylan Greg Merten, 17, is charged with disorderly conduct by disrupting students after admitting to starting the rumor. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board pushes for deputy in every elementary school

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videoIn light of the tragedy in Connecticut the New Hanover County Board of Education says it has received numerous questions from parents regarding school safety in the past few days. Tonight, the board called a special work session to discuss school safety. Full story...
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