SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina now has an updated sex offender registry Web site.
It's for citizens who want more specific information about where child molesters, rapists and other criminals live.
The upgrades were announced today by Attorney General Roy Cooper.
The Web site will allow anyone to receive e-mail alerts when a sex offender moves in a neighborhood or near a school.
The Web user also can view maps that highlight how many registered sex offenders live in within a one-, three-, or five-mile radius of a specific address.
The registry began in 1996 and went online two years later.
The Web address is www.ncfindoffender.gov.
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