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January 2014 Archives

Car accidents might be more severe for subcompact cars

When people get in their cars, they might expect that all of the latest safety features, and the structural safety of the vehicle is government approved and therefore safe enough to prevent severe injuries. However, many subcompact cars might leave people vulnerable to increased injuries in an accident.

Man facing murder charge pleads guilty to other crimes

In the wake of serious criminal charges, accused individuals may feel the weight of the world on their shoulders -- although they do have legal options to pursue, including potential plea deals with officials. The North Carolina man who is accused of the murder of a State Trooper has recently pleaded guilty to other charges, including burglary, kidnapping and common law robbery. The murder charge is separate from the other criminal activity. The man will have to face a separate court proceeding for the unnecessary death of the police officer, but he has agreed to plead guilty in both cases.

Murder retrial of North Carolina man moved to new location

Just because a guilty verdict has been reached, it does not always mean that criminal proceedings have ended. Sometimes, an appeal is warranted. Ultimately, that could change the outcome of a trial that has already taken place. It was recently reported that a North Carolina man who was granted a retrial of his murder charges will face his accusers in a different jurisdiction than his original trial.

Pool worker facing criminal charges

It took just over a week, but the first "you've got to be kidding me" story of 2014. We usually don't highlight stories like this because there are plenty of tabloid news outlets in Texas and across the nation. But with last week's brutally cold weather, and the legal implications that can come about, the story is worth telling.

Things to do immediately after a car accident

With the first week of 2014 had terrible weather and challenging driving conditions in North Carolina. While the frigid air is easing, the specter of ice related accidents will go down, but as the year goes along, it is projected that many more car accidents will occur.

Cold weather could be hazardous to drivers

While the Carolinas should be basking in anticipation for this Sunday’s playoff game between the Panthers and 49ers, people throughout North and South Carolina are dealing with the coldest weather of the season. According to the National Weather Service, the subfreezing temperatures that came yesterday could stick around until Wednesday.

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