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City names new police chief

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Hendersonville City Manager John Connet announced his selection for Hendersonville’s Chief of Police Friday morning.   Read Story »

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Finalists for police chief make their case

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The two finalists to become Hendersonville's next police chief made their case for the job during a live event from City Hall today.   Read Story »

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City narrows police chief search to two finalists

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After narrowing its search for a new police chief to two candidates, the city of Hendersonville is inviting the public to ask questions of the finalists on Tuesday morning.   Read Story »

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Kids enjoy virtual 'Shop with a Hero'

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For the seventh consecutive year, local elementary students were able to ‘Shop with a Hero’ by pairing up with first responders and selecting gifts for themselves and their families.   Read Story »

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Police dog fired for biting neighbor sent to retirement home in Texas

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Sunny, the off-duty Hendersonville police dog fired a month ago after he got away from his home and bit a 68-year-old neighbor, has been adopted by a home for retired police and military K9s in Texas, City Manager John Connet told the City Council on Thursday night.   Read Story »

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City seeks input on police chief search

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The city of Hendersonville is seeking feedback from the public as it launches the search to hire the next police chief.   Read Story »

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City names interim police chief

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Hendersonville City Manager John Connet has named an interim chief of police to head the department as the city searches for a new chief to replace Herbert Blake, who starts a new job Monday as chief deputy of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.   Read Story »

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Off-duty police dog bites neighbor

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A Hendersonville police dog got away from its handler, ran into a neighbor's yard and bit a 68-year-old resident on Sunday afternoon, the city said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Police seek suspect trying to use stolen credit card

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The Hendersonville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who they say attempted to use a stolen debit card and driver’s license to fraudulently obtain money.   Read Story »

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City PD launches on-line crime reporting service

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Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake announced a new  initiative that will allow citizens to file some police reports online. The system is for incidents that occur within the Hendersonville city limits.   Read Story »

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Police charge man with 'felony hoax' in package explosion at UPS store

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Hendersonville police detectives charged a man with setting off a device that released white powder at a package delivery store on Friday.   Read Story »

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Council honors four from police department as MVPs

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The Hendersonville City Council recognized MVPs of the fourth quarter of and MVPs of the year last week.   Read Story »

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Woman charged with murder in city

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Hendersonville police charged a  27-year-old woman with first-degree murder after responding to a call early Sunday morning.   Read Story »

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Bad drivers beware: City is cracking down

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During the Hendersonville City Council's conversations with the public, a common theme emerged: the city is plagued by bad driving.   Read Story »

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City officer resigns after drunk driving arrest on NC coast

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A Hendersonville police officer resigned on July 20, one day after he was arrested for drunk driving, speeding and carrying a concealed weapon on the North Carolina coast, the city said in a statement on Tuesday night.   Read Story »

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City PD announces detective bureau chief

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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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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 »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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Laurel Park gets pre-owned Tasers

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

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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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