Illegal Here, Cyberbullying Appears on Other Legislatures’ Agendas

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National concern about cyberbullying has prompted state policymakers to follow North Carolina’s lead by drafting laws prohibiting the practice. So far, five states have proposed laws designed to prohibit electronic harassment. The regulations are designed to protect youngsters from the damaging consequences of cyberbullying. Several teen suicides have been linked to online harassment. North Carolina
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Suspects from Raleigh, Charlotte Charged with Cocaine Trafficking

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Three men were arrested in Raleigh on March 18 after law enforcement agents allegedly found them trafficking eight kilograms of cocaine. According to police reports, the drugs were found during a vehicle stop on Old Wake Forest Road. In addition to the cocaine, officials say more than $43,000 in cash was seized, along with two other
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Cellphone Ban is Back on Chapel Hill Town Council Agenda

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The vote deadlocked last week, but the Chapel Hill Town Council expects the matter to be resolved at next Monday’s meeting. The question is whether the town should adopt a proposed ordinance to ban the use of cellphones — handheld or hands-free — while operating a motor vehicle. If the council approves the measure, talking
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Judge Asks Sbi to Look into Alleged Jury Misconduct in Young Trial P2

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We are continuing our discussion of the State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into juror misconduct during the Jason Young trial. Young was convicted of murder last week; a day or two later, the judge received information from Raleigh’s WRAL that several posts on the station’s Facebook page indicated that members of the jury were communicating
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Judge Asks Sbi to Look into Alleged Jury Misconduct in Young Trial

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The judge who presided over Jason Young’s murder trial has asked the State Bureau of Investigation to verify information forwarded to the court from a Raleigh television station. The station, WRAL, found posts on its Facebook page that claimed to have received inside knowledge of the trial from members of the jury. If wrongdoing occurred,
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