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August 12, 2019 - 6:06 pm
GIBSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor and chief justice are encouraging each county to create a partnership between schools and law enforcement to help students who commit minor offices stay out of court. Gov. Roy Cooper and Chief Justice Cheri Beasley spoke about the partnerships...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance in Ferguson, Mo. Michael Brown's death on Aug. 9, 2014, at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment of race relations in America. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court policies revised. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 08, 2019 - 9:01 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's death at the hands of a white Missouri police officer stands as a seismic moment in American race relations. The fledgling Black Lives Matter movement found its voice, police departments fell under intense scrutiny, progressive prosecutors were elected and court...
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This booking photo provided by the Cumberland County Jail shows Dee Wayne Bray Jr. Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies arrested Bray Jr. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 on a felony charge of threatening an executive, legislative or court officer. Bray was a defense attorney working high-profile cases in Fayetteville. The outlet says documents show the North Carolina State Bar suspended his license in 2017 for unknown reasons.(Cumberland County Jail via AP) .
August 08, 2019 - 8:57 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a lawyer with a suspended license has been arrested on charges he threatened to kill county judges. News outlets report Cumberland County sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Dee Wayne Bray Jr. Tuesday on a felony charge of threatening...
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August 02, 2019 - 7:03 pm
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — The adoptive mother of a North Carolina teen who was missing for years before her body was found in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges. WCCB reports Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said Casey Parsons was sentenced to life in...
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Journalist Yeang Sothearin, second from right, speaks to reporters as he and co-accused Uon Chhin step out of the municipal court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, July 26, 2019. The espionage trial of the two Cambodian journalists who formerly worked for a U.S.-government funded radio station began Friday, almost two years after their arrests. (AP Photo/Sopheng Cheang)
July 26, 2019 - 5:49 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The espionage trial of two Cambodian journalists who formerly worked for a U.S. government-funded radio station began Friday, almost two years after their arrests. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin testified at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to defend themselves against the...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A licensed cannabis company has sued Santa Cruz County, claiming that it's violating state law by prohibiting deliveries from out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden...
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July 02, 2019 - 9:36 am
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A supporter of a North Carolina slaying victim was arrested outside of county court for reportedly disturbing the proceedings and cursing at the suspect and the judge. The Times-News of Burlington reports the first-appearance for 26-year-old Hyquan Parker, accused of murder...
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June 23, 2019 - 10:08 am
DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says he had to get involved when nearly three-fourths of people summoned for jury duty in his county failed to show up for court. WMAZ-TV reports courts in Laurens County faced a small crisis last week when only 60 people showed up for jury duty out of 200 who...
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June 20, 2019 - 8:09 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's judicial watchdog has filed charges against a judge accused of being chronically absent and late and trying to cover it up. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Judicial Qualifications Commission's investigative panel filed the charges Wednesday against Atlanta...
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June 18, 2019 - 7:05 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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