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Trooper, wife file civil rights suit against Brunswick County sheriff

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videoA Brunswick County couple says the sheriff has been harassing them for years. They say they became targets after they made a contribution to one of John Ingram's political rivals in 2010. Full story...

Officers cleared in Lullwater Drive shooting

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videoTwo Wilmington Police Officers involved in a shooting incident in November were cleared today. Full story...
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SBI investigating death of Pender County Jail inmate

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videoThe SBI is investigating after an inmate in the Pender County Jail died this morning. A Pender County Sheriff's Office spokesman says jail staff found Norris Winfred Murphy, 51, of Burgaw unresponsive on the floor of his cell Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man bitten by WPD K-9 tells his side of story

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video The SBI is investigating the involvement of a Wilmington Police Department K-9 in the arrest last week of a man involved in a police chase. Tonight the suspect tells his side of the story. Full story...
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Suspects in latest police shooting identified, officers on leave

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Two Wilmington Police Officers are on paid administrative leave as the SBI investigates another officer-involved shooting in the Port City last night. Full story...
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Couple charged with arson now charged with fraud

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videoA Brunswick County couple charged with arson last month now face fraud charges after asking for public assistance. Full story...
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Police officer shoots breaking and entering suspect

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video The State Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of a shooting, after Wilmington Police opened fire on three breaking and entering suspects. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI to review arrest involving K-9 unit

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a recent arrest involving a K-9, as requested by Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman hangs herself in Bladen Co. Jail; inmates complain of conditions

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff says a woman is dead after she hanged herself in jail just hours after a judge denied her request for a lower bond. Linda Hester Edwards, 44, attempted suicide at the Bladen County Jail Monday. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she died this morning. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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North Carolina statutes shed light on use of force laws

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video The new information has many debating whether the shooting that killed two of three alleged robbers was excessive force or justifiable homicide. Full story...
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Admitted Blood, SBI expert provide perspective on gangs

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video Wilmington's gang problem has dominated the news the last couple of months. Now we are getting an inside look at the issue. Last night we talked with an admitted gang member. And today we heard from an expert about what you can look out for. Full story...
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NC crime lab forensic advisory board to meet

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The head of a scientific advisory panel established to help improve North Carolina's state crime laboratory following a stinging audit three years ago says forensic upgrades are a continual process. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed

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As details continue to be released regarding the shooting and killing of Brandon Smith by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy, one big fact cannot be confirmed yet - whether or not Smith was armed when he was shot. Full story...
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Brandon Smith's estranged wife says she does not think he shot the deputy

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a chase that ended with the shooting death of a wanted man started when detectives saw the suspect not far from where they say he shot a deputy Thursday. Full story...
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