Jason Young Retrial Brings in New Witnesses, New Information

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The retrial of accused killer Jason Young may be near an end. Defense counsel is expected to wrap up tomorrow, and court watchers believe the case could head to the jury on Friday. The trial opened in Raleigh on Feb. 6, eight months after the defendant’s first trial ended with a dead-locked jury. Young is
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Student Crime in North Carolina on the Rise

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released data this past week indicating that student crime is on the rise statewide, generally from the use of alcohol and drugs while on a public campus. According to law enforcement officers, students are more likely to bring prescription pills into the classroom, whether stolen from their parents’
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Nc State Student Faces Drunk Driving Charges After Sunday Crash

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A North Carolina State junior civil engineering major faces drunk driving charges after a serious car accident this weekend left another student in critical condition. Authorities say that the accident happened on campus on Dan Allen drive. It appears that the junior was turning into a service road to the Dan Allen Parking Deck when he
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High Court Considers Reasonable Search Question in Drug Case

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Supreme Court justices in North Carolina are reviewing arguments in the case of a teenager whose bra was searched at school. The young woman, who was suspected of drug crimes, was taken into a room, asked to untuck her shirt, and made to show school officials her bra straps during a physical search. School leaders
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Prosecutors Want Changes to Innocence Inquiry Commission

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The North Carolina General Assembly will once again grapple with issues surrounding the Innocence Inquiry Commission when the session starts in May. Prosecutors told a House judiciary subcommittee last week that they wanted concessions beyond what they agreed to in 2011. Proponents of the commission and criminal defense attorneys were surprised to hear that prosecutors
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