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DNA Sampling Passes, Perdue Mentions Taft Murder Investigation

Updated: 07/10/2010 - Lawmakers have agreed that law enforcement officials must take DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. In support of this legislation, Governor Perdue mentioned the murder case of Kathy Taft and how investigators were able to use DNA sampling to make an arrest.

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"Drug Kingpin" Sentenced

Updated: 07/10/2010 - Authorities say a man who they called a "drug kingpin" has been sentenced for his crimes.

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NC Legislature Adjourns, Some Agreements Made

Updated: 07/10/2010 - The North Carolina General Assembly has finished its regular work for the year after approving a compromise on an ethics, campaign finance and government reform package. Lawmakers also have agreed that police must take DNA samples from some suspects.

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NC Releases Secretary's Texts To Trooper Boss

Updated: 07/09/2010 - The state has released hundreds of text messages sent by a North Carolina Highway Patrol secretary to her trooper boss after several media organizations sued the agency.

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Lawmakers Look To Tweak School Calendar Rules

Posted: 07/09/2010 - School may be out, but the General Assembly is in session, and they are looking at the rules on when schools can start and finish the year, again.

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Soak Up The Sun Now, Pay Later

Updated: 07/08/2010 - Teresa Smith was just 21 years old when she was diagnosed with her first skin cancer. Smith said, "We had baby oil. Just cake on the baby oil and I tanned. I always had a good tan."

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ABC Reforms Given Final OK At OK Legislature

Posted: 07/08/2010 - North Carolina liquor stores have to meet performance standards or ultimately face closure and local ABC board members could face removal if they misbehave in legislation given the final OK by the General Assembly.

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Debating The DNA Legislation

Updated: 07/08/2010 - Investigators say DNA samples are no longer just the future for solving crime, they are the tool they need now.

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IBM To Add 600 Jobs In Triangle

Posted: 07/08/2010 - Gov. Beverly Perdue's office announced Thursday that IBM Lender Business Process Services Inc. will open a service center in Research Triangle Park.

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NC Lawmakers Move To Stop More Foreclosures

Updated: 07/08/2010 - North Carolina legislators have moved to beef up a program to keep the home foreclosure crisis from reaching more deeply into the middle class.

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NC Lawmakers Pass DNA Database Expansion Bills

Posted: 07/07/2010 - The House gave final approval Wednesday night to its version of the measure directing law enforcement to take samples before a suspect is convicted and send them to a state lab. A Senate judiciary committee also agreed to its own bill Wednesday evening.

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NC Senate Passes $240M In Tax Breaks

Posted: 07/07/2010 - The bill was changed to preserve a $1 million cap on the salaries of highly paid actors and directors that can be counted toward a total tax break raised from $7.5 million to $20 million.

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NC Legislature Passes Ban On Internet Sweepstakes

Updated: 07/07/2010 - The House agreed Wednesday by a vote of 86-27 to back a Senate bill approved last month that would do away with the games which have become popular at hundreds of Internet cafes and business centers.

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Perdue To Meet With NCHP Leadership

Updated: 07/07/2010 - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to talk to the leadership of the Highway Patrol in the wake of several cases of trooper misconduct.

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Heat Wave Returning To NC This Week

Posted: 07/05/2010 - Forecasters say the heat wave gripping the northeast U.S. is poised to move south into North Carolina this week.

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