LOWELL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a former police officer serving prison time for impregnating a then-14-year-old girl in North Carolina has violated the restrictions set by his plea agreement by attempting to contact her. The Gaston Gazette reports 52-year-old James "Paul" Blair was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to statutory rape of a child in March.
HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina woman has been charged in the death of a motorcyclist in what authorities say was an impaired driving crash. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that First Sgt. M.W. King with the State Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Lori Saubers was charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired in the death of 61-year-old Joseph Pallassino on Sunday.
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A 16-year-old has been arrested in a fatal shooting of another teenager in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the Harnett County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the 16-year-old boy was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the Nov. 13 death of 15-year-old Owen Caltagirone.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina General Assembly member will lead next year a national organization dedicated to creating conservative-leaning model legislation for state lawmakers to consider. GOP Rep. Jason Saine of Lincoln County will be chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council in 2018. He's also a senior chairman of the House Finance Committee.
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