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HPD officer justified in shooting at armed fleeing suspect, D.A. says

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Hendersonville Police Officer Keenan Nesbitt was justified when he fired at a suspect who pulled a gun as he ran from the officer down an alley in downtown Hendersonville, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

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Funeral service set for Case; fund set up for family

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Funeral services have been scheduled for Hendersonville police Lt. Jimmy Case, who died unexpectedly Thursday after collapsing at his home, the city announced.   Read Story »

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Thin blue line grew wide when Lt. Case went down

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The thin blue line grew awfully wide on Thursday.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Inez Norman, longest serving city police employee, dies at 88

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Inez Norman, who started her career as a jail matron in 1965 and continued working for the Hendersonville Police Department for 53 years, died Tuesday at age 88, the police department said.   Read Story »

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Officer charged with DWI resigns

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Man charged after driving off in police cruiser

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HPD launches app for public outreach

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Blake finishes as runner-up for new police chief job

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Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake won't be going to Bluffton, South Carolina, as police chief, having finished as runner-up to a candidate from Arkansas.   Read Story »

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Police investigating Green Meadows shooting

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City's ACE team nabs burglars in stolen car

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A new “proactive” squad of the Hendersonville Police Department caught two suspects early Friday and charged them with a business break-in, burglary and car theft.   Read Story »

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City police, firefighters rescue ducklings

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It was all in a day's work for a cop and two firefighters on Monday when they rescued two baby ducks from a storm drain.   Read Story »

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Zoro the crime-fighting canine retires

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Zoro, an 8-year Czech shepherd, got his retirement papers Thursday night from the Hendersonville City Council.   Read Story »

Tags: dogs | Hendersonville Police Department | Sgt. Jimmy Case

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D.A.: FATAL SHOOTING OF SUSPECT JUSTIFIED

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The fatal shooting of a suspect by Hendersonville Police officer Jennifer Drake on July 13 was a legally justified use of force to defend the life of fellow officer Kenny Hipps as well as her own life, District Attorney Greg Newman said today.   Read Story »

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Hendersonville News

Sgt. Hipps 'resting comfortably' after surgery

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A Hendersonville police sergeant was "resting comfortably" after surgery today and was expected to be released from the hospital later this week after a stabbing Sunday afternoon that resulted in officers shooting and killing the assailant, a police spokesman said.   Read Story »

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Accused murderer fires four attorneys

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Pages of creative jailhouse lawyering and a file handoff fumble have led to a protracted pretrial struggle and an unusual court order in an aging murder case that shows no sign of reaching a resolution.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Police Department | murder cases | Eric Wilson

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Woman in stolen ambulance leads police on chase

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A 31-year-old woman driving a stolen ambulance led police on a chase through Hendersonville for several miles before the officers used stop sticks to end her run.   Read Story »

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'Roll models' to get free frozen yogurt treat

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Safe bicycle riding and skateboarding in Hendersonville could earn kids a free dessert.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Police Department | parks and recreation | Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake | bicycling

Hendersonville News

Laurel Park gets pre-owned Tasers

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Thanks to a neighbor's generosity, Laurel Park police will get Tasers.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Hendersonville Police Department | Laurel Park Police Department | Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake

Hendersonville News

City PD assigns beat cop to downtown

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Hendersonville now has a fulltime downtown beat cop.   Read Story »

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Chief fires one officer, disciplines two others for Green Meadows shooting

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Hendersonville police chief Herbert Blake has fired one officer, suspended another and reprimanded a supervisor for the shooting incident on March 8 that triggered protests in the black community.   Read Story »

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