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At Site of Toppled Confederate Statue, More Trouble

7 people are arrested at UNC Chapel Hill after scuffles during rally to restore 'Silent Sam'

(Newser) - Seven people were arrested Saturday at a rally calling for a century-old Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina to be returned after it was yanked down days ago , reports the AP . About a dozen people carrying Confederate flags were met by dozens of protesters that don't want... More »

Toppled Confederate Statue Leads to Criminal Probe

'Silent Sam' was pulled to the ground by protesters at UNC Chapel Hill

(Newser) - A criminal investigation has been opened following the toppling of a Confederate monument on the University of North Carolina campus at Chapel Hill. Per Reuters , administrators with the university system announced the probe on Tuesday after calling the teardown of the "Silent Sam" statue an example of "mob... More »

Man Charged in Murder of 3 Muslims to Face Death

Prosecutor says Craig Stephen Hicks described killing of 3 Muslim students

(Newser) - The man charged with killing three Muslim college students will face a death penalty trial after prosecutors told a judge they had strong and incriminating evidence that includes blood from one of the victims found on the accused shooter's pants. After a brief hearing yesterday, the judge ruled that... More »

Investigation Unveils Huge Cheating Scandal at UNC

1.5K athletes over 2 decades were steered to cakewalk courses

(Newser) - The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy As and Bs over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released today.... More »

Police Charge 2 in UNC Murder

Chapel Hill cops make first arrest, second is underway

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina have charged two men with the murder of a UNC student whose death drew national attention, the AP reports. One suspect, a 21-year-old, is in custody while the other, a 17-year-old, remains at large. Eve Carson, student body president at UNC-Chapel Hill, was found shot to... More »

Police Issue Pics in UNC Probe

ATM surveillance photos show man who used Eve Carson's bank card

(Newser) - Police issued photos today of a "person of interest" in the killing of UNC-Chapel Hill student president Eve Carson, the News and Observer reports. The ATM camera shots show a black man, about 20, who used Carson's bank card and may have been driving her Toyota Highlander. "This... More »

UNC Mourns Student Leader

Student body president shot in 'random' attack in suburb

(Newser) - The campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remains shaken "to the core" by the shooting death of its popular student body president, the News & Observer reports. Thousands attended a vigil yesterday, and the governor issued a letter of condolence. Police called the shooting of... More »

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