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The oil and gas extraction technique known as fracking is not yet legal in North Carolina, but a Pennsylvania company is seeking to buy the rights to oil and gas from landowners in Durham County. The state Department of Justice has told it to stop.


State Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office will resubmit a voluntary manslaughter charge against suspended CMPD officer Randall Kerrick on Monday. Meanwhile, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe Wednesday addressed the grand jury's decision not to indict Kerrick who shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell ten times in mid-September. Monroe made the decision to charge Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter less than 24 hours after the shooting.

North Carolina Sues Online Lending Companies

Dec 17, 2013
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The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit against an online lending company for making predatory loans with interest rates in some cases over 300 percent. The state is one of many lining up for a piece of Western Sky.


Atty. General Says He'll Challenge Gov. McCrory

Oct 6, 2013

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told Democratic Party activists Saturday he’ll run for governor in three years.  Appearing Saturday at the Democrats’ Western Gala in Asheville, Cooper said it's too early to make a formal announcement, but he’s ready to challenge first-term Republican Governor Pat McCrory.

Court Decision A Setback For Voter Rights, Cooper Says

Jun 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act Tuesday could have a big impact on North Carolina.


The North Carolina Supreme Court has ordered state utility regulators to go back and reconsider the rate hike it granted Duke Energy last year.  Specifically, the court says North Carolina Utilities Commissioners failed to consider how the increase would affect customers in the midst of an economic downturn.


Domestic Violence Murders Jump In 2012

Apr 9, 2013

Murders from domestic violence jumped by 15 percent last year in North Carolina, according to an annual report from the state’s Department of Justice.


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  Sometimes love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you fall for a con- artist.  The North Carolina Attorney General’s office identified at least 25 of these victims last year.  Together they forked over more than $2 million to their online sweethearts who turned out to be not so true.     

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