RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina legislator has resigned following her arrest on felony tax charges. The N.C. Department of Revenue announced today that Rep. Deborah H. McManus, D-Chatham, faces three counts of embezzlement of state property.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Durham's police chief says a teenager who died while inside a patrol car shot himself in the head. Chief Jose L. Lopez Jr. issued a statement today saying 17-year-old Jesus Huerta was found slumped over in the back seat of the patrol car on Nov, 19 after the officer driving the car heard what he thought was a gunshot.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Now that U.S. Rep. Mel Watt's has been confirmed as the nation's top housing regulator, candidates looking to succeed him in his North Carolina congressional district can move forward with their plans. At least seven people have said they would run for Watt's 12th Congressional district seat if he was confirmed.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A Wilmington police officer has been cleared after he was questioned about using excessive force when a police dog bit a suspect. The StarNews of Wilmington reported that a New Hanover County grand jury this week concluded there was no wrongdoing by Wilmington K-9 Officer Stafford Brister.
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