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FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, from left, Ngoc Loan Tran, 24, Peter Gull Gilbert, 36, and Dante Strobino, 35, leave a courtroom in the Durham County Courthouse after their first court appearance after being arrested for the toppling of the Durham County confederate statue during a protest, in Durham, NC. A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, dismissed the criminal case against Strobino. (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 4:39 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors say they're dropping all charges against the remaining five people who had been accused of toppling a Confederate statue last summer. Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols announced the decision Tuesday, one day after a judge threw out charges...
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February 20, 2018 - 2:45 pm
COLUMBUS, N.C. (AP) — Students who walked out of classes in western North Carolina to protest mass shootings at U.S. schools say teenagers are tired of being ignored on the issue. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports about 50 students left Polk High School on Tuesday and walked to the school...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators have advanced a bill that would likely ban all abortions in the state. Local media report the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 Tuesday to advance a bill that says life begins at conception and at that moment, an embryo has all the rights as any...
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February 20, 2018 - 12:36 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina county are delaying a decision on where to move employees who have been working in a moldy courthouse. Media outlets reported that Spartanburg County Council agreed Monday to wait another week before deciding where to relocate about 250...
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February 20, 2018 - 11:59 am
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say the adoptive parents of a girl who was missing for years before her body was found will be charged with murder. Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said at a news conference Tuesday that Sandy and Casey Parsons will be charged with murder in the...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:49 am
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a fisherman who drowned in South Carolina over the weekend. The Berkeley County Coroner's Office told local media that 46-year-old Lonnie East IV of Goose Creek died when he fell overboard Sunday morning. The coroner's office says East...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:36 am
GRAYSON, Ga. (AP) — A man Georgia authorities say participated in forcing a goat to ingest whiskey and cocaine has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office said in a statement 28-year-old Sergio Palomares-Guzman was arrested Feb. 15 in connection with a...
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February 20, 2018 - 5:17 am
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old girl wrote a threat on the restroom floor at her South Carolina middle school. News outlets report that students at Chestnut Oaks Middle School found and reported a message threatening to "shoot the school down." Investigators say surveillance...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, a Democrat, discusses with reporters in her state Capitol office in Hartford, Conn., legislation she's proposing this session that would protect citizens' voter information. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in delegate-rich, swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election. Merrill chairs the association and has been traveling the country to raise money from wealthy Democratic donors to labor unions. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
February 20, 2018 - 12:04 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money to help win secretary of state seats, two-thirds of which are held by Republicans. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in swing...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, from left, Ngoc Loan Tran, 24, Peter Gull Gilbert, 36, and Dante Strobino, 35, leave a courtroom in the Durham County Courthouse after their first court appearance after being arrested for the toppling of the Durham County confederate statue during a protest, in Durham, NC. A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, dismissed the criminal case against Strobino. (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)
February 19, 2018 - 6:31 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on trials of protesters accused of tearing down a Durham monument (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A North Carolina judge has found one protester not guilty of toppling a Confederate statue, and dismissed charges against two others. Five more protesters accused of tearing...
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