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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: Leland woman says she lost $5,400 in jury duty phone scam

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videoA 63-year-old woman says she is still shaken up after a man fooled her out of thousands of dollars. She is not the first victim to fall prey to this scam that now has the attention of federal investigators. Full story...
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Sheriff's Office warns about jury duty call scam

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating phone calls some county residents have been getting from someone fraudulently claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former New Hanover deputy sentenced to decades in prison for sex crimes

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy will spend at least the next 27 years in prison for sex crimes involving a child. Full story...
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Drill gives agencies chance to practice response to active shooter

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videoThe WPD SWAT team raided the US Army Corps of Engineers building this morning. It was not for real, but for an active shooter training exercise. Organizers say it's practice they hope they never need to use. Full story...
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Police: Man caught keying officer's patrol car downtown arrested

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Police say a man caught keying a downtown Wilmington task force officer's patrol car early this morning was arrested after a group watched the man do it. Full story...
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Brandon Smith's family speaks out

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videoThe family of Brandon Smith killed by law enforcement after allegedly shooting a sheriff’s deputy last year is speaking out. Saying they’re still frustrated with what they see as a lack of answers. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. investigators searching for missing infant

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videoNew Hanover County investigators are searching for an infant they say has been missing for more than a week. Full story...
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Law enforcement honors fallen officers

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videoIn Wilmington, law enforcement gathered to honor those killed in the line of duty. Full story...
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Arrests on heroin charges after two investigations

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After two investigations, investigators said they made two heroin busts. The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Unit took Carl Scott, Markee Scott and Deshawn Hankins into custody Wednesday in the Market North Housing Complex during a traffic stop. Full story...
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McMahon looks to November after trouncing former boss

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videoIn New Hanover County, the hottest race had to be the battle for sheriff, but it turned out not to be much of a battle at all on the Democratic side. Incumbent Ed McMahon beat his old boss Sid Causey by winning more than 80 percent of the vote. Full story...
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Animal Services call turns into drug, gun charges

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videoAn Animal Services investigation landed a New Hanover County in jail on drug and gun charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the Animal Services Unit showed up to 4217 Parmele Road to take custody of two dogs and four puppies due to a dangerous dog violation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McMahon flier says he's a Hoggard grad; Not true

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Ed McMahon's campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Benson & Vaughn debate in GOP race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThey are both former New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies. One is an attorney. The other a private investigator and radio host. Full story...
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Witness description of crooks, car leads to quick arrest

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a suspected thief was caught not long after the crime was committed. A spokesman says deputies were called Tuesday to a breaking and entering in progress at 4484 Amelia Ct. The witness gave investigators a description of three suspects and the license tag number of the car they used. Full story...
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NHSO, WPD to move gang, housing, downtown units under same roof

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videoA new initiative is joining some forces of the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and the Wilmington Police Department under one roof. They are transforming the former "Shaw Speaks" building downtown into a "law enforcement fusion" building. Full story...
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