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Durham County News

Six arrested at vigil for man who died in police car

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Police in North Carolina arrested six people following a vigil for a teenager who died of a gunshot wound while handcuffed in the back of a police car. More than 100 people marched through downtown Durham Sunday night in protest of the Nov. 19 death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta of what an autopsy determined was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Full story...
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D.A. says no crime in patrol car death

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The district attorney in Durham County says no charges will be filed in the death of a teenager who police say shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol cruiser. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser makes bond on murder charge

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The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of raping her has been released on bond to await trial for her boyfriend's murder. Full story...
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Suspect in Durham trooper shooting in custody

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videoA North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after being shot during a traffic stop in Durham. Officers continued to search Tuesday morning for the suspect. Full story...
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NC court reinstates murder charge in Dorman case

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has reinstated murder charges against a man who kept a Durham woman's skeleton in a backpack. Full story...
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Duke commemorates 50th anniversary of integration

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Duke University is embarking upon a nine-month commemoration of the school's 50th anniversary of integration with a reception that includes the three surviving members of Duke's first five black students. Full story...
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Former Durham DA wants taxpayer funds for appeal

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Lawyers for a former prosecutor stripped of her job for conduct that raised public doubts about fair justice want North Carolina taxpayers to pay her legal bills as she fights to reclaim her job. Full story...
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Critics quiz Durham DA over feud with NC judge

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Durham County's embattled top prosecutor is facing critics who charge she's not fit for the office for feuding with a judge. Full story...
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Durham DA offers defense for feud with NC judge

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Lawyers for Durham County's embattled top prosecutor are presenting their case at a judicial hearing to decide whether she should be permanently removed from office. Full story...
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Durham DA may lose job over feud with judge

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Durham County's district attorney is in a fight for her job at a hearing deciding whether she should be removed from office after accusing a senior judge of corruption. Full story...
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