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NC AG: MySpace finds 29,000 sex offenders on its Web site

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MySpace.com has found four times as many registered sex offenders on its social networking site than it cited two months ago. Full story...
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House committee forwards renewables-efficiency bill

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A House committee has approved a bill to require North Carolina utilities to serve their customers with a set amount of renewable fuel and energy efficiency. Full story...
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Four sentenced for conspiracy, armed bank robbery

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Four local people have been sentenced by a federal judge for conspiracy and armed bank robbery. Roman Graham, Michael Blackman, Lecresa Slappy and Diana Howard robbed a BB&T bank in Reigelwood in November of 2005. Full story...
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Eminent domain amendment supporters seek action by NC Senate

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Supporters of a constitutional amendment to further restrict land condemnation by governments want the Senate to consider the legislation before this year's General Assembly session ends. Full story...
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Legislature OKs bill to make photo finishers report child porn

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A bill that orders film processors and computer technicians to report child pornography while on the job is now awaiting Governor Easley's signature. Full story...
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Parents of married teen suing school board

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A Brunswick County coach married his teenage student. Now the parents of the girl have filed a lawsuit against the Brunswick County School Board. Full story...
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Victims' families urge support for fetal homicide law

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The families of two women who died while they were pregnant urged lawmakers today to consider a bill to make it a separate crime to kill an unborn baby. Full story...
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Bill would ban tobacco at schools

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No more smoking in the boys' room. That's the way it will be if the tobacco-free schools bill passes. If signed by the governor a bill passed in the General Assembly would mean the end of tobacco products, at any time, on school premises. Full story...
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Proposed bill would publicize crime hearings

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videoSix months ago a New Hanover County grand jury accidentally indicted a former deputy on murder charges. Now a bill is making its way through State legislature that could have cleared up a lot of confusion in that case. If this bill is passed it would mean that what goes on in the grand jury room would no longer be kept secret. Full story...
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Nifong a no-show at hearing to consider his formal removal from office

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Disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong didn't show up in court today for a hearing to consider his immediate removal as Durham County district attorney. Full story...
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Closing arguments heard in rape case

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Closing arguments were heard today in Antonio McAllister's trial. McAllister is accused of raping and beating a 78-year-old Pender County woman. It's now up to the jury as to whether McAllister walks away a free man, or whether he's sent to prison. Full story...
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N.C. one step closer to one-stop voting

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One-stop voting may soon take just one stop. A bill just passed in the State Senate would allow someone to vote the same day they register. But some people are worried it could cause more problems than it's worth. The bill hasn't been signed into law yet. But already it has some people worried it could lead to more cases of voter fraud. Full story...
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Senate approves same-day voter registration bill

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The Senate has agreed to allow residents to register to vote and cast a ballot immediately before an election. Full story...
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House OKs bill to take pensions from corrupt officials

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The House today approved a bill inspired by the scandal surrounding the chamber's former leader. The bill would require corrupt officials to forfeit their pensions. Full story...
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Easley names Hardin to replace Nifong

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Governor Easley has named Jim Hardin to replace Mike Nifong as acting Durham County district attorney. Full story...
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