The case of Martha Capps and Hal Blondeau offers a glimpse into investor advisement fraud at a time when federal regulators are looking to strengthen rules for financial advisers handling retirement accounts.
A bipartisan group of legislators sponsored a bill this month that would raise the juvenile age to 18 for misdemeanor crimes. North Carolina and New York are the only states in the country that automatically charge 16-year-olds as adults.
Murder defendant Daniel Joseph Steele, 25, makes his first court appearance Monday, April 20, 2015. Steele is charged in the Raleigh, N.C., shooting death of his girlfriend Kimberly Dianne Richardson, who was six months pregnant. The baby survived the shooting that took Richardson's life.