Court

NC lawmakers delay confirmation discussion after ruling
North Carolina legislative leaders say they'll delay the confirmation process for several of Gov. Pat McCrory's choices to government positions because of a court ruling involving appointment powers. Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:52am
UNC-CH billed $3M for probe finding fake classes
North Carolina's flagship public university is being billed more than $3 million for the probe by outside attorneys that detailed a nearly two-decade-long scheme that used fake grades to keep some athletes eligible. Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:52pm
Ex-NFL player sentenced for role in mortgage fraud
A former NFL player has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and two years of supervised release for his role in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins says 43-year-old Jimmy Hitchcock was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty in June 2013 to mortgage fraud conspiracy, bank bribery conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. Thu, 09/25/2014 - 1:28am
Cary man pleads guilty in wife’s death in 2008
A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Multiple media outlets reported that 40-year-old Brad Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in Raleigh. Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:14am
Two NC men’s convictions overturned in 1983 killing
A North Carolina judge has overturned the convictions of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case. Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:45am
Man pleads guilty to murder
A man Chadbourn police say is a known gang member has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:16am
US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work
A unanimous federal appeals court panel is overturning North Carolina's plans to save money by simply replacing a crucial Outer Banks bridge while chunks of the island where traffic passes is threatened by rising waves. Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:53am
Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker
The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. Attorney Elliot Abrams, a member of LaRoque's defense team, said Thursday that the retrial has been moved from October to Feb. 2, 2015. Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:31pm
Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit
North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation. Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:20pm
Court: NC lawmakers must release some documents
A federal magistrate says North Carolina state legislators can't ignore subpoenas from attorneys seeking documents that may help explain how and why last year's election and voting overhaul law was developed and approved. But the court also ruled late Thursday the lawmakers could still cite a legal doctrine giving them the privilege to keep private certain internal files. Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:57am