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2 weeks ago
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Chief justice wants response to redistricting delay request

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wants to hear from voters whose lawsuit led to overturning nearly 30 North Carolina state legislative districts before deciding whether to block an order that demands new boundaries quickly and a special election this fall.
Dylann Roof (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)
1 month ago
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The Latest: Dylann Roof says he couldn’t look at victims’ families

Dylann Roof told FBI agents questioning him after nine black people were killed in a Charleston church that he could never tell their families he killed them because of their race.
Guardians of the Children (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY)
4 months ago
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Guardians of the Children gives voice to children in need

Officials say nearly four million child abuse cases are reported each year.
New Hanover County officials hold a press conference about a new Misdemeanor Diversion Program (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY)
4 months ago
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New Hanover County to begin misdemeanor diversion program

North Caroina is the last state in the country that continues to prosecute all 16 and 17 year olds charged with criminal offenses in the adult criminal justice system, that's according to a release from New Hanover County officials.
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4 months ago
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NC panel approves post-conviction evidence rule

A North Carolina State Bar panel has approved a rule requiring prosecutors to disclose evidence of innocence obtained after a conviction.
Aaron Persky, judge in Brock Turner sexual assault case.
5 months ago
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Judge in Stanford rape case asks for move to civil cases

A court says a California judge who was criticized for ordering a lenient six-month jail sentence in a rape case against a former Stanford University swimmer will no longer hear criminal matters by his own request.
Prison
7 months ago
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NC man sent to prison, bilked foreign-currency investors

A federal judge is sending a North Carolina man to prison for more than 11 years after he operated a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled elderly investors.
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7 months ago
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Friend of accused church shooter wants sentencing delayed

A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church wants to delay his own sentencing.
Happy Birthday
7 months ago
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Judge approves settlement in ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright case

A judge has approved a settlement that will put "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years.
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7 months ago
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Inmate sentenced for contraband-loaded football scheme

An inmate involved in a plan to toss a football filled with drugs and cellphones over the fence of a Michigan prison will spend an additional three to five years in prison.