‘drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Til Labor Day, then Dnc Arrives

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This is no ordinary Labor Day weekend in Raleigh. The weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end of summer, but this year it also marks the early stages of the Democratic National Convention. The usual stepped up drunk driving enforcement campaign will likely increase exponentially over the next two weeks. The convention is scheduled to adjourn
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Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike for Better, Safer Medical Care

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Officials at Central Prison in Raleigh confirmed this week that nine prisoners have been refusing meals. One prisoner, apparently the spokesman for the hunger strike, indicated in a letter that as many as 100 inmates planned to participate. A representative from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said that prison staff would be monitoring
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Protester Arrested for Not Playing Nice in Raleigh Ballfield Fracas

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A heated battle over a plan to build a baseball field for disabled children has resulted in criminal charges being filed against one man involved in the dispute. Police filed assault charges against a 48-year-old man who allegedly attacked a woman who was telling protestors to get off of school property. The incident occurred in
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Raleigh Family Asks for Review of Swat Team, Other Police Actions

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The parents of a 31-year-old Durham man are not giving up on a dispute with the Raleigh Police Department. They believe their son is a “marked man,” even though the two misdemeanor charges against him have been dismissed. The family filed complaints with the RPD Internal Affairs unit and state authorities; to date, they have
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