‘Operation Firecracker’ Cracks Down on DWIs over July 4th Holiday

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With the Fourth of July, as with every holiday, comes the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Operation Firecracker: Booze It or Lose It campaign. From Friday, June 28, through Sunday, July 7, motorists throughout the state will encounter sobriety checkpoints on major roads and saturated law enforcement patrols in neighborhoods and on less heavily traveled
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North Carolina to Pass “Syringe Decriminalization Bill”

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A new bill that just passed both the North Carolina State House and Senate is surprisingly beneficial to both law enforcement officials and suspects potentially facing drug charges. House Bill 850 was passed earlier this month and, in a nutshell, will authorize law enforcement agents to ask individuals they suspect are using illegal drugs if
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When Faith Healing Fails, Parents Face Wrath of Courts Instead P2

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What’s the old saying? Never talk religion or politics at the dinner table? A case, not from North Carolina, may inspire a quick tweak to the rule: Never talk religion and the justice system at the dinner table. For the members of one couple’s community, though, that will be nigh onto impossible. The couple belongs
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When Faith Healing Fails, Parents Face Wrath of Courts Instead

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The parents of an 8-month-old prayed for their child when he was suffering from pneumonia, but their prayers were not answered. A few months after his death, the couple is now praying that they can return to their other children and continue to live according to their religious beliefs. Prosecutors are hoping for a different
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Police Charge Father with Child Abuse After Apparent Dwi

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Local news outlets reported that a recent Raleigh car accident resulted in surprising charges against the driver. The most serious charge reported was child abuse; the driver had his three children, all under age 16, with him in the car. Police placed the driver under arrest at the hospital where his sons and daughter were
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