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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Local sheriff's deputies train with underwater robot

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video The New Hanover county sheriff's office is hoping some new technology will help them with underwater searches. Thursday, sheriff's deputies were learning how to operate the department's new remotely operated vehicle. In situations not conducive for divers, the machine will help deputies with search below the water's surface. The department acquired the remotely operated vehicle through a port security grant. It's equipped with all the latest technology from sonar to a GPS. Full story...
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Lockdown lifted at schools as search for car chase suspect continues

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Pine Valley Elementary School and Holly Tree Elementary School were under lockdown this afternoon as law enforcement officers searched for a suspect involved in a car chase earlier this afternoon. The lockdowns were lifted in time for normal dismissal for students. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Berger served with protective order from ex-girlfriend, due in court next week

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies served New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger with a protective order a short time after his Thursday evening news conference. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says the 10-day protective order was filed by Berger's ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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NHSO lieutenant quits after DWI arrest

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has quit after being pulled over for drunk driving. Full story...
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Labor Day laborers optimistic about working the holiday

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video Many of you are fortunate enough to not be working on this day all about celebrating work and the economic and social impacts of workers. However, there are still those who are stuck in the daily grind as usual. Full story...
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Crews find body of man who went into river during Irene

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Search crews have found the body of a man who wound up in the Northeast Cape Fear River early Saturday during Hurricane Irene. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says crews found the body of Melton Robinson, Jr., in the river just before 4 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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2003 jail death lawsuit settled

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There's no need to go to trial to resolve a civil suit stemming from a death in the New Hanover County Jail back in 2003. County Attorney Wanda Copley says a deal has been reached between the family of Gary Rummer and the county's insurer. Full story...
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Deputies find 155 pot plants at Scotts Hill home

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Investigators found more than 150 marijuana plants at a Pender County home yesterday. The Pender and New Hanover County Sheriff's Offices narcotics units seized the pot plants at 104 Wyndham Way in the Scotts Hill community. Full story...
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I-40 stop leads to big drug bust

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In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000. Full story...
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NHSO nets robbery suspects, stolen weapons in sting

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies say they've caught two men accused of stealing weapons and jewelry from a house. Full story...
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Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later

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video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice. Full story...
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NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fewer deputies at future New Hanover Commission meetings

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Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer says there will not be as many deputies at future meetings as yesterday. Brewer says there were six deputies this week to make sure the new system worked and to cover an alternative handicap entrance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Security ramped up at New Hanover Co. Commission Meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met today to discuss everything from the county budget to signs on Carolina Beach Road. One of the more interesting aspects of the meeting though was what it took to get in. There was additional security at the door and in the board room. Full story...
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