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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Witness: Suspects in home invasion armed with semi-automatic weapon

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Deputies are searching for three people who witnesses say broke into their home and forced them to ground with a semi-automatic weapon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mobile apps tip drivers to police checkpoints

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video In today's world social media constantly changes the way things around us work. But are new apps affecting the way that local law enforcement does its job? Full story...
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Suspect from checkpoint shooting out of hospital, in jail

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videoA second suspect involved in a shot by officers at a DWI checkpoint earlier this month is out of the hospital and in jail. Full story...
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Sheriff provides details of Friday night checkpoint shooting

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videoWe are finally getting answers about a shooting that happened at a DWI checkpoint in Brunswick county Friday night. Today the sheriff described what happened that left two men injured and facing charges and seven deputies from two counties under investigation. Full story...
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UPDATE: 7 deputies on leave, 2 injured after shooting at checkpoint

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videoA shooting around midnight Friday at a DWI checkpoint along Highway 17 in Leland involved seven deputies and two suspects who were taken to the hospital. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies ask for help finding missing teen

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing 15-year-old boy. Ian Vanderhaar, a white male, approximately 6'0", 145 pounds, was last seen wearing a red shirt, plaid shorts, white sneakers and backpack. He was last seen Sunday at his grandmother's home in the 4800 block of Milford Rd. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. lieutenant fired amid SBI drug investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has fired Lt. Joesph A. Leblanc, who was serving as the Assistant Division Commander in the Vice and Narcotics Division. Full story...
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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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School lockdown over as deputies catch break-in suspects

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video The final day of class at Wrightsboro Elementary School lasted a little longer than planned thanks to a lockdown as New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tried to solve a home invasion. Full story...
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