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Law enforcement beefing up for Azalea Festival

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videoThe Azalea Festival is in full bloom now, and with that comes thousands of people from out of town, and more law enforcement officers. With more than 200,000 expected to attend the street fair alone, law enforcement has its hands full this weekend. Full story...
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Flags at half staff to honor fallen law enforcement officers

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You may have seen a lot of flags flying at half staff today. Gov. Pat McCrory asked to lower the flags across the state to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Full story...
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Law enforcement leaders meet to discuss potential crime lab

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video Law enforcement leaders met today to discuss the possibility of a regional lab that could help speed up some investigations. Full story...
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NC troopers cracking down for school bus safety

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is planning a crackdown on dangerous driving around school buses and in school zones. Full story...
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D.A.R.E. comes to Wilmington for state conference

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Dozens of officers and D.A.R.E. representatives are in Wilmington this week for a statewide conference. Full story...
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Victims of impaired drivers honored in lights

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video The Tree of Life was bright this year with about 2,000 Christmas lights strung on it’s branches. Each light represents someone who has died because of a traffic accident in North Carolina in 2010. The white lights are strung for the 1,327 people who died in accidents and the 437 red lights represent the lives lost to impaired drivers. Full story...
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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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NC appeals courts considers sweepstakes machines

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North Carolina law enforcement and business owners are seeking clarity on whether all video sweepstakes machines are illegal, or if a law trying to end their existence tramples on free speech rights. Full story...
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Blue Knights tee off to help charities

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The Beau Rivage Golf Course was taken over by the Blue Knights for a good cause today. The Blue Knights are a non-profit fraternal organization of active and retired law enforcement officers who enjoy riding motorcycles. Full story...
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Church honors emergency workers, military as 9/11 anniversary nears

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As the 10th anniversary approaches, St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington took time to pay tribute to the folks who risk their lives to keep us safe. The special recognition mass honored and remembered local law enforcement and members of the military. Full story...
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AG Cooper says state budget 'really cutting to the bone'

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North Carolina Attorney General says the current state budget proposal could hurt law enforcement in the state. Full story...
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Remembering fallen officers

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Local police departments and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office will pause tonight to remember their fallen comrades. Full story...
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Police: Suspect kills himself after wounding cop

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Fayetteville police say a man suspected of shooting and wounding an officer has died after shooting himself during a standoff with police. Full story...
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Cops on Top raise money for Special Olympics

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If you happened to drive past Chick-Fil-A on Ooleander drive, you might have seen something strange on the roof. The fourth annual Cops on Top fundraiser literally had cops on top of the restaurant. Full story...
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Law enforcement honored after busy Labor Day weekend

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videoResults of the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign came out Thursday. Call it "Justice in Motion." Not just the crackdown, but the people who helped make it happen. Full story...
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