Violent crime down, property crime up in Durham
Overall violent crime decreased slightly in Durham in 2013 as property crimes increased marginally, according to the Durham Police Department's annual report, which was released Thursday.
- Bond lowered for Kure Beach man accused in two hit-and-run deaths
A judge agreed Thursday to lower the bond for a 21-year-old man charged in the hit-and-run deaths last month of two drivers who were helping stranded motorists along Interstate 40 near Garner after a snowstorm.
- Fayetteville man wanted for posing as doctor surrenders
A Fayetteville man accused of operating a fraudulent medical clinic and writing prescriptions using stolen credentials surrendered to authorities Thursday.
- Live to 100? RTP firm partners in genome research
J. Craig Venter, the man who raced the U.S. government to sequence the first human genome, has a new goal: Help everyone live to 100, in good health. And one of his first partners is RTP-based Metabolon, where he serves as a scientific adviser.
- Judge: Duke Energy must halt coal ash pond contamination
Duke Energy must take "immediate action" to stop toxins leaking from coal ash ponds at its North Carolina power plants and develop a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater at the sites, a Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.
- Bragg general pleads guilty to affair, improper relationships
A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer pleaded guilty Thursday to three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex.
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