Search Warrants Link Cary Man’s Car to Fatal Hit-and-run in June

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The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the details of search warrants that led deputies to arrest a Cary man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident. The suspect has only admitted he owns the car that officers say was involved in the crash. The accident occurred in Raleigh on June 17, 2013, just before
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North Carolina House Hits the Brakes on Speed Limit Increase

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The North Carolina House has killed a proposal to increase the speed limit on highways and interstates. The Senate had approved the measure, but in the end members of the House seemed to heed the objections of safety advocates and to err on the side of caution. As first presented to the House, the bill
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Bill Ups Penalties for Drivers Who Pass School Buses Illegally

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The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill that would increase the penalties for drivers who pass school buses when the buses are loading or unloading passengers. The bill has passed the House of Representatives and now awaits action by the Senate Transportation Committee. Drivers should remember the rules from basic driver’s education classes,
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Memorial Day ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Kicks off Nationwide

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Sunday, May 20, marks the beginning of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign. For one week on either side of Memorial Day, law enforcement will be on high alert for seat belt violations. In North Carolina, everyone age 16 and older must wear a seat belt. That
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Court Waited While Defendant’s Competency Evaluated

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Jury selection was complete and opening statements were ready in a Fayetteville courtroom this week when the proceedings came to a temporary standstill. The judge ordered that the mental state of the defendant be evaluated by professionals before the trial got underway. The 32-year-old defendant is accused of assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl four
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