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What We Know: Judge sends 'affluenza' teen to adult court What We Know: Judge sends 'affluenza' teen to adult court
- February 20, 2016

Ethan Couch is now an adult - at least in the eyes of the law. The new adult court judge will then determine the terms of Couch's probation. "But if he violates his probation during that time, he could get up to 10 years in prison for each of the four people killed in the accident", The Associated Press reported . (more...)
NC Senate committee approves new Congressional district maps NC Senate committee approves new Congressional district maps
- February 19, 2016

Bitzer says her district will likely remain a Democrat stronghold, but living 90 miles away could prove a disadvantage for Adams. U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry , R-Lincoln, represents the 10th and Meadows represents the 11th. Another dramatic change is the 13th District's shift from northeast of Raleigh to around Rowan County, another 130 mile shift from the current map to the contingent map. (more...)
Court of appeals delays officer's trial in Freddie Gray case Court of appeals delays officer's trial in Freddie Gray case
- February 19, 2016

Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury, prosecutors say, after being transported without a seat belt in a police van. The state is promising Porter immunity and will not use potential witness statements in his retrial. Alicia White. Porter and his attorneys this week asked the courts to delay that decision until a higher court could come to its own conclusion on the matter. (more...)
Amid water crisis, governor's portrait made using lead paint
- February 19, 2016

All water, regardless of origin, will continue to leach high levels of lead from the city's pipes, as they have already been corroded. The report , which surveyed the 500 largest water systems in the nation, said that as of January 2015, Flint residents paid an annual rate of $864.32 for 60,000 gallons of water. (more...)
George W. Bush offers tough Trump takedown in campaign debut
- February 17, 2016

I wanna tell you. It's hard to know if any of them are worth relying on. "There were no weapons of mass destruction". "The pledge isn't being honored by the RNC because those tickets were all special interest people", he claimed . Bush called on voters to choose a "measured and thoughtful" candidate and a candidate with humility for the 2016 presidential election. He also accused Trump of staking out an extremely liberal stance on the war, saying that he was "burying the words of ... (more...)
Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurants for Company-Wide Meeting Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurants for Company-Wide Meeting
- February 16, 2016

Chipotle's same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, fell 14.6% in the fourth quarter, which ended in December, and dropped 36% in January. A Washington lawyer was surprised to receive dozens of texts from strangers demanding a free burrito from Chipotle on Monday. The meeting started at 11:00 a.m. (more...)