Orange County Citizens Standing Up to Protest Loitering Law

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A number of laborers, business owners and residents announced their intention to protest a law that prohibits loitering in their Orange County, North Carolina town. The ordinance currently makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to “stand, sit, recline, linger, or otherwise remain” at a certain intersection in the town between 11 am and 5 am.
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Attorneys Seek New Trial for Man Convicted of 1970 Murders

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The 1970 case of Jeffrey MacDonald and the murders of his family garnered national attention, perhaps because they came close on the heels of the Manson Family murders. MacDonald, an Army doctor stationed in North Carolina, is serving three life sentences right now for the murders of his wife and his two daughters. He has
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North Carolina Murder Charges Dismissed, but Man Remains in Jail

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A North Carolina man was indicted last year in the homicide of a 33-year-old woman. On August 16th, the murder charges were dismissed by a Durham Count Superior Court judge. Prosecutors plan on appealing the dismissal. However, the accused man currently remains behind bars on a temporary stay ruling by a North Carolina appellate court. The
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Innocence Commission Case Moves to Judicial Panel

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The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has decided to send the case of two inmates to a judicial panel in September. The two men have been in prison since they entered guilty pleas to second-degree murder charges related to a home invasion 11 years ago. In April, they appeared before the Innocence Commission panel to
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