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BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina are seeking people accused of voting in the 2016 general election while still on felony probation or post-release supervision. The Times-News of Burlington reports that Alamance County District Attorney Patrick Nadolski sent a news release Nov. 29 stating that a grand jury had indicted 12 people for violating state election laws.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Several members of a North Carolina city council are advocating for longer terms or higher pay. The Charlotte Observer reports new at-large Charlotte City Council member Braxton Winston brought up the issue at Monday's meeting, arguing that two-year terms leave council members less time to serve as they focus on running for re-election.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Former leaders of a regional mental health agency have sued North Carolina's health department for taking over the organization and removing its board of directors, saying it lacked authority to do both. A counter-lawsuit filed Thursday in Mecklenburg County court tries to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services secretary from seating new members on a reconstituted board for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions.

WELDON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a North Carolina man has been arrested in the shooting death of a toddler. Weldon Police Chief James Avens said 22-year-old Malcolm Artis of Halifax was arrested Thursday in an Atlanta suburb. Avens said Artis is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.

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