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Archive for October, 2013

March to be held to commemorate 1898 racial coup

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The city-wide prayer march will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the 1898 Memorial, Third and Davis streets.

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Signs banning guns come down in Raleigh parks

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Officials in Raleigh are removing park signs that ban concealed weapons, but a gun rights group says the effort doesn’t go far enough.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/18zFDKM) Grass Roots North Carolina is still lobbying the city to update its signs to reflect the state law allowing concealed guns in parks.

On Monday, Raleigh parks and recreation director Diane Sauer said the incorrect signs will be removed by Wednesday. But she added that the city won’t change signs that include multiple park rules and tell visitors they cannot “possess firearms or other weapons.” Those signs don’t distinguish between concealed or openly carried guns.

Grass Roots President Paul Valone says his members are preparing to send the mayor rolls of duct tape to cover up the controversial text.


Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC: Officer acted appropriately in spraying inmate

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The North Carolina Division of Prisons says its staff acted appropriately when it pepper sprayed a mentally ill inmate locked in a tiny cell.

Lawyers for the state filed a response Monday in the case of Jerry C. Williams, an inmate diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia kept in solitary confinement at Central Prison. A lawsuit filed on Williams’ behalf claims he was repeatedly doused with pepper spray during a 2009 standoff initiated when the inmate jammed a plastic food tray through a small slot in his cell door.

The state says its use of force was justified because the tray struck correctional officer Marshal Griffin in the leg. Williams then readied to hurl a cup of liquid, a threat of “imminent assault” to which Griffin responded with pepper spray.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Pair of 15-year-olds missing

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

The teens are not believed to be in any danger

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Two teens missing in Brunswick County

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Detectives need your help finding a pair of 15-year-olds, Danny Huston Parker Jr. Breanna Delaware Hewett.

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