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  • Kidnappers threatened to send N.C. victim 'back to you in 6 boxes'

    The father of a North Carolina prosecutor who authorities said was kidnapped for “retaliatory” reasons was rescued unharmed in Atlanta after a raid by an elite FBI hostage-rescue unit, authorities said. During his five-day ordeal, Frank...
  • Clay Aiken to Run for Congress in North Carolina

    Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina. Aiken said Wednesday he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the seat currently held by Rep. Renee Ellmers. The 35-year-old Aiken is expected to face former state...
  • Let teens sleep in: expert

     Let teens sleep in: expert
    When even a Sonic Boom alarm — very loud and rigged to shake the bed — couldn't wake Terra Ziporyn Snider's teenage daughter for school, the former Wilmette mother knew there had to be a better way. "My kids suffered hugely. My oldest...
  • N.C. fair operator accused of tampering with ride that injured 5

    N.C. fair operator accused of tampering with ride that injured 5
    A Georgia man who was operating a ride at the North Carolina State Fair when five people were injured was arrested Saturday. Authorities say he tampered with the ride to harm people. Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, was charged with three counts of assault...
  • Vortex ride injures five at North Carolina State Fair

    Vortex ride injures five at North Carolina State Fair
    Five people were injured, two seriously, on a carnival ride at the North Carolina State Fair on Thursday night, state authorities said. The ride, called "The Vortex," may have restarted suddenly as riders were getting off, Wake County Sheriff Donnie...
  • MetLife Moving 2,600 Workers To North Carolina

    — MetLife will consolidate operations and shift jobs to North Carolina, where it will build two new campuses in a move aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars by 2016. An undisclosed number of jobs will be slashed in Bloomfield and other...
  • ACLU to North Carolina officials: Don't make beggars get permits

     
    Panhandling restrictions: Some local officials in North Carolina want panhandlers to obtain a permit before panhandling. The ACLU is not pleased by such proposals....
  • Seminole’s school integration model wins renewed support

     
      Seminole County's public schools got out of a decades old desegregation battle a few years ago in part by subscribing to “socio-economic integration.” Balancing income levels of students among schools achieves the real goal of desegregation,...
  • Bee Swarm Traps Deputy in Patrol Car for 3 Hours

    Bee Swarm Traps Deputy in Patrol Car for 3 Hours
    KNIGHTDALE, NC -- A North Carolina sheriff's deputy was held hostage for three hours in his patrol car Tuesday by a swarm of bees. Wake County Master Deputy Brandon Jenkins was responding to calls of a person possibly being attacked by bees. He found...
  • HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS FOR 2011

    NEWPORT NEWS Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
  • Tougher rules on policing illegal immigrants

    Tougher rules on policing illegal immigrants
    Luz Maria Diaz knew what happened to illegal immigrants at the Wake County jail. But her teenage daughters didn't. So when the girls were arrested after fighting on their high school campus in September, they freely admitted that they were born in...
  • Dallas County to check immigration database

    Jailers in Dallas County will soon be able to check an inmate's criminal and immigration histories -- simultaneously.       The "Secure Communities" program will expand to more than 50 jails around the country by next spring.       U.S. Immigration...