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October 17, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Georgia man sentenced to die for killing a coworker more than 30 years ago should be resentenced. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in the case of 64-year-old Lawrence Jefferson. Jefferson was convicted of murder and sentenced to die...
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October 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Gwinnett county officials in Georgia have approved the contract for the area's next police chief. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the new Gwinnett County Police Department chief, Tom Doran, will receive a base salary of $182,000. Doran will take over the...
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October 16, 2019 - 3:56 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Four prisoners being held in solitary confinement are suing the state of North Carolina over its use, saying the punishment is unconstitutional because it's cruel or unusual. North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed...
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October 16, 2019 - 2:21 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Documents from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy say a highway patrol trooper was fired for lying about his actions during a car chase that left one person dead. News outlets report 23-year-old Austyn Vaughn was fired last month after an investigation revealed he...
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October 16, 2019 - 11:28 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say they've come across a nearly 13-foot great white shark with teeth marks on its jaw and head. They say it was likely bitten by an even bigger shark. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the heavily scarred 1,164-pound shark was captured earlier this...
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October 16, 2019 - 10:35 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people are being held on manslaughter charges in the death of a North Carolina man who died from an overdose. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that 22-year-old Zachary Wayne Foster of Sneads Ferry and 24-year-old Marissa Kerr of Jacksonville were arrested Tuesday...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:37 am
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has found probable cause to prosecute a Georgia police officer who allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint in front of her friend. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that former Lithonia officer David Wilborn's lawyer had no comment after Monday's hearing. Wilborn was...
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October 16, 2019 - 4:30 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud. The charges are part of an indictment filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Nashville. It charges that between 2010 and May 2018, Michael Kestner, Brian...
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October 16, 2019 - 4:26 am
SPENCER, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has received a federal grant to renovate a 1920s rail car that was built to comply with the racist Jim Crow laws of the 20th century. State officials say the National Park Service awarded a grant of more than $287,000 to renovate the railroad car that's now at...
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October 16, 2019 - 4:05 am
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man accused of dragging a police officer with his car during a traffic stop has surrendered to authorities. In a Facebook post on Monday, Lawrenceville police said they arrested 25-year-old James Grant Hoyle. The department's post says he didn't stop at an...
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