Durham Ballistics Lab in the Works Before Sbi Probe

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Durham has a lot of gun crime, according to the city’s police forensics manager. In the firearms lab at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, gun and bullet evidence from Durham account for a full third of the agency’s workload. Processing the evidence, though, can take the SBI’s lab up to two years, holding
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You’re Free to Go – for the Price of a Kidney

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In an unusual deal, two sisters will be released from prison after serving just 16 years of their life sentences. The two had been convicted for their part in a 1994 armed robbery that netted $11. Jamie and Gladys Scott’s case has been the subject of debate for years. Supporters have said the sentences were too
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Restaurants Ask States to Lose Booze It & Lose It Checkpoints

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The American Beverage Institute, a restaurant trade association that supports responsible on-premise alcohol consumption, is asking states to stop using sobriety checkpoints as a way to stop drunk drivers. Citing a low number of DWI arrests at checkpoints compared with roving police patrols, the association is urging states to stop wasting taxpayers’ money. North Carolina’s Booze
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Judge Says Teen Suspects Should Be Charged As Adults

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A Wake County judge has found probably cause of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the cases against the teenage children of a man found murdered in his home in October. The 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son were originally charged as juveniles. Because they were under 18 at the time of the murder,
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Da Will Seek Death Penalty in Taft Murder

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Prosecutors in Wake County revealed last week that they will seek the death penalty in their case against the 30-year-old man charged with killing North Carolina state school board member Kathy Taft. Taft was sexually assaulted and beaten to death in March. The formal charges are murder, first-degree rape and burglary. The death penalty decision
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