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$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached a $260 million settlement with two Ohio counties over the deadly havoc wreaked by opioids, just hours before the first federal trial over the crisis was about to begin Monday.
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North Carolina AG praises law to end rape evidence backlog

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a new law to fund testing for sexual assault kits sitting in law enforcement evidence closets will put rapists in prison and ensure a backlog never happens again.

North Carolina AG sues family that owns Purdue Pharma

North Carolina's attorney general is the latest to file a lawsuit against the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma as part of an effort to address the opioid epidemic.
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State AG wins suit against tree-removal company accused of price gouging

Attorney General Josh Stein says a tree-removal company accused of price gouging after Hurricane Florence won't be allowed to collect exorbitant fees it charged to victims in North Carolina.

Hundreds to attend North Carolina summit on opioid epidemic

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein are among featured speakers at a two-day in-state gathering of experts in the fight against opioid addiction and abuse.

Police announce arrest in 1996 Wilmington rape case

Wilmington Police say they've made an arrest in a rape case dating back more than two decades.
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North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

North Carolina's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy it.
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In ‘lawless’ world of service dogs, many families suffer

All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids.

Tree-removal company to pay $20K in fines for price gouging after hurricane

Another tree removal company must pay restitution and thousands in fines for price gouging a Wilmington homeowner after Hurricane Florence.

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