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Killer of Popular North Carolina High School Counselor Indicted

On Monday, Sharman Howard Odom was reportedly indicted for the rape and murder of a popular Discovery High School counselor, Maggie Daniels. According to an article featured online in the New York Daily News, Daniels was found dead in her …

Paving Company Exec. Pleads Guilty in $87 Million Fraud Scheme

On Aug. 28, president and CEO of Boggs Paving Inc. of Monroe, Carl “Drew” Boggs, pled guilty in a case regarding $87 million fraud against the state and federal government. According to an article in the Charlotte Observer, Boggs entered …

Raleigh Police Arrest 5 People for Possession of Cocaine at Crabtree Valley Mall

Shortly after stores at Crabtree Valley Mall closed on Sunday evening, Raleigh police arrested five shoppers who were allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine. According to the NewsObserver, the three women arrested were on record as employees at …

Raleigh Man Arrested after Selling Heroin to Police Informant

A Raleigh man’s bail has been set at $1 million and he is due to appear in court Friday after being arrested for selling heroin. According to arrest records cited by the News Observer, Nassar Muhammad, 33, was arrested during …

“Selfie” links Raleigh Woman to Fraud Scheme

Authorities are searching for Tanya Monique Peel, of Raleigh, N.C. after linking her to an investment fraud ring through “selfies” she posted on Facebook. According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Peel and her associates stole $175,000 from Terance …

Request Denied to Reject Durham Murder Case

Durham Superior Court Judge Jim Hardin denied a request made by Laurence Lovette’s defense attorneys to dismiss his murder case on Friday. According to an article in the NewsObserver, Lovette, 23, is accused of murdering Abhijit Mahato. He is already …

Raleigh Woman arrested for Robbery, DWI, Additional Charges

When a Raleigh police officer responded to calls of a disturbance on East Lenoir Street after 1 a.m. on Sunday, the visit concluded in the arrest of 45-year-old Grace Charity Hughes for charges ranging from robbery to DWI. According to …

UNC Fraud Case: Criminal Charges may be Dropped

On Monday, Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall announced that he may drop felony criminal fraud charges brought against former UNC-Chapel Hill professor Julius Nyang’oro. The charges relate to a number of classes which Nyang’oro was paid to conduct though …

Double-Murder Conviction Overturned: Pending Retrial

On Tuesday, a judge ordered that Darryl Anthony Howard be retried after being jailed for 19 years for two murders for which he claims he is innocent. Howard was convicted of two counts of murder in 1995 for the deaths …

14-Year-Old Girl Abused for 5 Days by Man She Met Online

A North Carolina girl was subjected to devastating sexual abuse for five days by a man who hid in her closet after meeting her online. The girl’s mother found the 27-year-old man in her daughter’s closet last Friday and he …