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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to the Fort Bragg courthouse after a lunch break on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a military justice case must be "resolved on its own facts" after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump's criticism prevented him from receiving a fair sentence. The White House statement issued Friday doesn't mention Bergdahl by name. It...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 photo, police vehicles are seen outside Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, N.C. Inmates at the North Carolina prison plotted an escape bid knowing they would have to hurt some prison employees, ultimately leaving two dead and a dozen other workers or fellow inmates injured, the investigating sheriff said Friday. (Thomas J. Turney /The Daily Advance via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 11:41 am
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Investigators are charging four North Carolina inmates with murder after the deadliest escape attempt in state prison history. Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright said Friday the men were behind last week's failed breakout from Pasquotank Correctional Institution...
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October 20, 2017 - 11:05 am
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A former sheriff's office employee in the Florida Panhandle has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder related to the death of a private investigator. The Pensacola News Journal reports that Ashley McArthur was arrested Thursday after police found 33-year-old Taylor...
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October 20, 2017 - 11:02 am
FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — A train severed the limbs of a woman and her child as they tried to cross tracks in Georgia by crawling underneath the stopped train. WXIA-TV reports that 28-year-old Kate Brown and her 1-year-old son had emergency surgery after her leg and his arm were pinned under the...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:14 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has refused to release a report on the North Charleston Police Department after the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the federal agency said it was holding...
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October 20, 2017 - 7:51 am
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his mother in South Carolina. The Anderson Independent Mail reported 53-year-old John Wesley Coker on Thursday entered an Alford plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge. An Alford plea does not admit guilt, but...
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October 20, 2017 - 7:11 am
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in a robbery shooting death more than two years ago. Local media outlets reported that 42-year-old Ricky Lamont Esaw of Lexington County was sentenced Thursday in the 2015 death of 45-year-old Hector...
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October 20, 2017 - 6:25 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Drivers seeking fall-colored leaves should expect this weekend to be the busiest on a scenic road that runs through the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina to Virginia. The Asheville Citizen-Times quotes Blue Ridge Parkway spokeswoman Caitlin Worth in a Thursday report...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands next to the podium while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 19, 2017 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania are attending a gala at the Embassy of Kuwait benefiting the U.N. refugee agency. Melania Trump is being honored by the Kuwait-American...
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October 19, 2017 - 7:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen North Carolina high school students escaped injury after their school bus caught fire. Officials say the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus was carrying 16 students from South Mecklenburg High School on Thursday when the driver smelled smoke around 4 p.m. A...
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