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This year’s Duke Forest deer hunt killed 75 animals, the fewest since the hunt began five years ago. But a forest official said it’s still too soon to measure the long-term impact on the population.

Modified: 02/11/13 01:31:46 PM

Three NC Appeals Court judges had numerous questions about Tracey Cline’s challenge of her 2012 ouster as Durham’s district attorney. They touched on free-speech issues and constitutional rights,

Modified: 02/14/13 05:36:01 AM

With a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday, NCDOT cranks up a string of railroad improvement projects that will spend $520 million in federal economic stimulus money over the next couple of years.

Modified: 02/14/13 05:35:34 AM

Commentary:  Dropping the algebra requirement for eighth-graders, as California did, is a bad idea. It "helps train your brain," an N.C. Central University algebra instructor says.

Modified: 02/13/13 06:17:48 PM
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A Raleigh man was sentenced to 420 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges on Dec. 1.

Modified: 02/13/13 05:34:10 PM
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Police investigators have arrested two suspects and are trying to find a third charged in the shooting of a 16-year-old.

Modified: 02/13/13 04:07:34 PM
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Attorneys fighting for Tracey Cline, the former Durham district attorney, will try to persuade the N.C. Appeals Court that her rights to free speech and due process were violated.

Modified: 02/13/13 01:29:40 AM
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Warren Ballentine, who lives in Durham but has a law office in suburban Chicago, has been indicted in federal court for alleged involvement in two Illinois mortgage-fraud schemes that cost lenders almost $10 million.

Modified: 02/13/13 05:10:01 AM
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Donald Byrd, one of the most prolific and dynamic jazz trumpeters of the 1950s, died Feb. 4 at 80 in a hospital in Delaware.

Modified: 02/11/13 08:32:11 PM

Commentary:  Filmmaker Sixx King, in the documentary “Mothers of No Tomorrow,” laments what he calls “urban terrorists” — young black men killing other young black men.

Modified: 02/13/13 01:28:47 AM
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A 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling against Duke University siding in favor of an insurance company contesting responsibility for up to $6 million in settlement costs the university incurred from a lawsuit spawned by a surgical-sterilization mix-up, according to court filings.

Modified: 02/11/13 08:54:10 PM

Durham police on Saturday afternoon were investigating a shooting near Southpoint Mall. They tried to pull over a vehicle believed connected to the shooting, but the driver wouldn’t stop. A chase ensued until the vehicle crashed, and three people were taken into custody and later charged with murder..

Modified: 02/12/13 03:00:13 AM
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