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Swain jailer: 'I just went crazy'
A former Swain County jailer called her father from a police interrogation room in California to tell him she was safe but could not offer a clear reason for freeing a man charged with two murders.
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Swain jail escape case ends
Attorneys in the trial of a former Swain County jailer accused of helping a murder suspect escape are expected to make their closing arguments.
Bryson City courthouse to close
The federal courthouse that has served residents of North Carolina's far western counties since the early 1960s will close at the end of the year.
Arizona debacle spotlights child-welfare agencies
A scandal in which 6,000 child-abuse complaints in Arizona were filed away and never investigated illustrated what advocates say is a tragically common problem across the U.S.: Many child-protection agencies have crushing workloads and inadequate oversight.
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Welch intends to run for District Attorney
At the Nov. 16 Macon County Republican General Meeting, Assistant District Attorney Ashley Welch announced her candidacy for the Office of District Attorney, of the 30th Prosecutorial District, in the 2014 election.
Trial starts for Swain jailer accused of aiding escape
Jury selection began today in the trial of a former Swain County jailer accused of helping a murder suspect escape from jail.