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Former deputy gets 34 years in jail; threatens prosecutors, spits

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A former Robeson County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for posing as an on-duty officer and robbing drug dealers. Full story...
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Proposal would put more law enforcement in schools

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Wilmington Police officers and New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies may join forces to patrol local schools. Full story...
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Fans disappointed by Lil Wayne no-show

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videoNew Hanover High School's Brogden Hall was supposed to be filled with the sounds of rap artist Lil Wayne performing Sunday night. Instead, it was filled with the cries of angry fans. Fans waited for Lil Wayne to take the stage, but the performer was a no-show, leaving fans demanding answers. Full story...
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New Hanover, Brunswick Counties have highest state DWI rate

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Here's a sobering notion: Brunswick and New Hanover Counties have the highest number of DWI arrests in the entire state. The Highway Patrol says something needs to be done to stop the drunken driving, and one UNCW student may have the solution. Full story...
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Law enforcement: Lil Wayne concert not a threat

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Local law enforcement officials say a controversial concert scheduled at New Hanover High School this weekend is not a threat to public safety -- but some parents aren't convinced. Full story...
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More police to patrol New Hanover High School after lock-down

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videoMore police officers will patrol around New Hanover High School Friday after a report of a gunman and threats of violence put the school on lock-down Thursday afternoon. It's the second time this week the school has been locked down. Now some students say they don't feel safe on campus. Full story...
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Students, parents feel unsafe after school lock-down

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NewsChannel 3 had a chance to talk to parents and students who were in school while the lock-down was going on today. All of the students we talked to said they don't feel safe at New Hanover High School. Full story...
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Trooper accused of mistreating dog is fired

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A Highway Patrol trooper accused of mistreating his police dog has been fired. Full story...
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More Pender County parents to get Computer Cop software

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More Pender County parents will soon get computer software that can help protect their kids from online predators. Full story...
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Charges dropped against former police officer

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Ashley Freeman was working as an officer for the Wrightsville Beach Police Department in April when he was accused of being in a fistfight at the Dubliner, a bar off Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Grand jury won't indict former deputy in shooting

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videoThe New Hanover County grand jury has reached a decision in its inquiry into whether former deputy Chris Long committed any wrongdoing in the shooting death of Peyton Strickland. The grand jury has decided not to indict former deputy Chris Long of any wrongdoing in the case. When the judge announced that there was not a true bill of indictment on voluntary manslaughter charges, Chris long sobbed in relief. Full story...
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Grand jury considers charges against former deputy

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A New Hanover County grand jury is deliberating on whether to indict former county Deputy Chris Long on manslaughter charges. Testimony from all four witnesses wrapped up around five p.m. Tuesday. The fourth witness to testify was Peyton Strickland's father. He drove down from Raleigh Tuesday morning.
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Brunswick County students go to CSI camp

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videoMove over CSI, there's a new group of investigators in town for teens like Veronica Moreno, this three-day crime scene investigation camp at West Brunswick High School is a high point of the summer. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach installing security cameras

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Wild behavior at Wrightsville Beach is making news around the state. The town has allocated $10,000 to purchase surveillance cameras for the beach's downtown area. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach adding police presence to control raucous crowds

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There's too much revelry in Wrightsville Beach. Locals say the bar district is overrun with people trespassing, urinating, vomiting, and fighting. Full story...
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