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UPDATE: Suspect in deputy-involved shooting now in jail, had weapon charge dropped last year
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 6:06pm.

videoThe 23-year-old man shot by a New Hanover County Deputy last week is now in the New Hanover County Jail. Court documents show this is not the first time Darius Hester has been accused of having a weapon, but the last time he got out of it.

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NC Zoo, museum caring for seized reptiles
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 3:24pm.

video More details about two people arrested for housing more than 80 snakes, some of which were venomous. This all begin when New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies started out looking for marijuana plants Thursday night, but ended up finding much more than they bargained for.

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UPDATE: SBI investigates deputy-involved shooting in Castle Hayne
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 10:04pm.

videoThe suspect in a deputy-involved shooting Friday faces charges now. Darius Terrell Hester is charged with attempted 1st degree murder and assault with a weapon on a government official.

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Investigation continues into New Hanover Co. sweepstakes parlor
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 4:15pm.

videoWarrants have been issued for two of the co-owners of a sweepstakes parlor New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies busted last month.

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Deputies seize 14,000 bags of heroin
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 12:55pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice/Narcotics Unit has made one of its biggest heroin busts ever. After a six-month investigation, detectives say they found more than 14,000 bags of ready-to-sell heroin in two duffel bags.

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Divers rescued three miles off shore
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:37pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit rescued two divers about three miles off the shore Tuesday afternoon.

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County worker accused of falsifying community service for cash
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:57am.

videoDeputies have charged a New Hanover County employee for offering to falsify documentation for court-ordered community service hours in exchange for cash.

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Sheriff's crime lab gets national accreditation
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 3:18pm.

video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office recently received some national acclaim. The CSI Lab helped the department become the fourth in the state to earn an accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors.

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UPDATE: Former sweepstakes employee speaks out
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 10:06pm.

video Earlier this week the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office confiscated 50 computers from Capital One Reward Zone on Market Street. The bust was a part of the Sheriff’s Office crack down on sweepstakes parlor.

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Sheriff says internal issues have slowed enforcement of sweepstakes ban
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:10pm.

videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it's cracking down on sweepstakes parlors, but a bust today marked just the fourth time deputies have shut down one of the illegal gambling halls this year.

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