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Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases

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Law enforcement leaders from across the state are meeting in Wrightsville Beach this week for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association meeting. They're discussing topics including how to get case work done faster to help the people involved in a case. Full story...
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Troxler worried about cuts on NC meat inspectors

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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is worried that across-the-board federal spending cuts required by Washington could slow meat inspections at North Carolina slaughterhouses and hurt farmers and chicken, beef and bacon consumers. Full story...
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NC AG wants to expand investigative grand juries

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North Carolina's attorney general is again seeking the power for prosecutors to call investigative grand juries for public corruption cases, saying the tool makes it easier to look into cases involving powerful people. Full story...
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Cooper: NC should revisit safe schools proposal

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North Carolina's attorney general is calling on lawmakers and the governor to reconsider recommendations he made more than six years ago that he believes will make schools safer. Full story...
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Record number of meth labs busted in NC last year

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video North Carolina's attorney general says officers busted a record number of meth labs in 2012 as labs where a small amount of drug is made became more popular. Full story...
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North Carolina AG to discuss meth lab busts

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is scheduled to hold a news conference detailing the latest statistics on meth lab busts. Full story...
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Duke Energy to file for another rate increase

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Duke Energy has told North Carolina utility regulators that it will ask for another rate increase soon. Full story...
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NC AG argues Duke wants too much in rate increase

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North Carolina's Supreme Court is considering a case that could pressure utilities regulators to justify rate increase decisions that can involve hundreds of millions of dollars. Full story...
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NC high court hears AG Duke Energy rate challenge

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video North Carolina's attorney general wants the state's highest court to reverse a decision giving Duke Energy permission to raise electricity prices by 7 percent and lock in a 10 percent profit. Full story...
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Grant money to help clean Bradley Creek

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive $100,000 to reduce stormwater runoff and restore water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. The Coastal Federation's goal is to restore shell fishing and recreational uses to Bradley Creek near Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Crime in NC lowest since 1977; Wilmington also sees drop

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video The North Carolina Department of Justice says crime is down across the state. According to its annual report, violent crimes fell by more than five percent last year, making the crime rate the lowest since 1977. There has also been a decrease in those numbers here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Former Peak Fitness owner banned from business

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Jeff Stec, former owner of more than 20 Peak Fitness locations across North Carolina, is banned from the health club business for 12 years for repeatedly violating a state law that requires health clubs to maintain sufficient bonds, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. Full story...
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Charlotte seeks AG ruling on amendment, benefits

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Charlotte city leaders are asking the state attorney general to decide whether it's OK to offer same-sex partner benefits in light of the constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story...
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States, banks reach foreclosure-abuse settlement

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North Carolina communities will benefit from millions of dollars to help struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, as well as more housing counselors, financial fraud investigators and prosecutors, and stronger mortgage standards. Full story...
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Cooper at White House for consumer agency push

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is visiting the White House, joining the congressional battle over the agency protecting consumers from financial industry abuses. Full story...
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