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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

FIRST ON 3: Crews find body of missing swimmer

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videoSearch crews have found the body of a swimmer who went missing in the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne this afternoon. Full story...
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NHSO K-9 takes top honors for second year

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit won first place overall for the 2013 United States Police Canine Association Trials that took place last week in Holly Springs. Full story...
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Wilmington man gets 25 years for 2011 drug bust

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videoA Wilmington man will spend 25 years in prison after admitting to federal drug and weapons charges. Earlier this year Leander Hands, 37, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and possession of a firearm among other crimes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW settles case with family of 2006 shooting victim

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videoUNCW has reached a settlement with the family of a college student shot and killed by a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy more than six years ago, according to a news release on the school's website. Full story...
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Sheriff fires CSI deputy for violating policies, procedures

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video A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is off the job. Sheriff Ed McMahon fired Deputy Victoria McNally Walsh, who was a part of the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. stops search for man missing for three days

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has called off its search for a missing man. Deputies say they did an extensive search off Murrayville Road for David Cottle Jr. Full story...
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NHSO: Stepdad shoots 3-year-old while putting safety on rifle

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a Wilmington man shot his three-year-old stepson yesterday while trying to put a safety lock on a rifle. It happened at a home on Yulan Drive. Full story...
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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has two new tools to help fight crime. Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. Full story...
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Sweepstakes owner cited, machines seized

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New Hanover County is cracking down on sweepstakes parlors still running despite a law against them. The owner of 777 Sweepstakes faces a citation of running an illegal gambling operation on Gordon Road. Full story...
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FBI, SBI detonate 2nd package at storage facility

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videoFBI and SBI agents have detonated a second suspicious package found at a storage facility on Carolina Beach Road. Earlier today another package exploded as a bomb robot shot at it as agents tried to figure out what was in it. Full story...
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