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Baked on a plane (access required)

Sarah Buffett once told our sister publication, The Mecklenburg Times, that she fought the Department of Homeland Security for a living. “But I don’t always win,” Buffett, 41, said in the 2012 interview. Well she now finds herself in another ...

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Legal Voodoo (access required)

A Fayetteville man facing charges of defrauding Wal-Mart for $28 and making threats is looking to sue a district judge for disrespecting his Voodoo religion during a recent court appearance. The man, 32-year-old Abu-Bakr Abdur Rahman, was in Cumberland County ...

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Like a cheap suit (access required)

It’s a relatively common practice for inmates to clog prison toilets and flood cell blocks by flushing toilet paper, books or other belongings down the penitentiary john, but according to officials in Arizona, a prisoner there is clogging the dockets ...

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Highway robbery (access required)

There are things you might imagine would make a cop suspicious during a traffic stop, but here’s a new one on Sidebar: using an idiolect an officer feels does not jibe with one’s age bracket. In this case, a 31-year-old ...

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Help spotted for the besotted (access required)

It’s just like having a lawyer riding shotgun when you’re out driving drunk. Well, sort of. A recently released smartphone app claims to offer protections to drivers who may need competent representation if they find themselves pickled, er, in a ...

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Eyes wide shut (access required)

Just the other day, Sidebar was in a gift shop perusing presents for a family member but found itself reluctant to commit to an on-the-spot purchase because the prices weren’t displayed. Because of that, Sidebar can understand why defendant Charles ...

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Hey, lose the hat (access required)

With so many police misdeeds in the news these days, it’s almost a shame that former North Carolina state trooper Thomas Wetherington is being made quasi-famous for, of all things, misplacing an article of clothing. But he is, and for ...

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