Archive - Nov 8, 2011
The father of 10-year-old murder victim Zahra Baker appeared in court in Newton on Tuesday. Like the woman accused of murdering his daughter, he wants his criminal trial to be moved to a new venue.
Adam Baker faces Catawba County charges of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses. Both counts are felonies, but are unrelated to Zahra Bakerâ€™s murder.
In Caldwell County, Baker is charged with two counts of communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon and failure to return rental property.
RALEIGH â€” North Carolina residents are evenly divided in how they feel about the anti-Wall Street protest movement and the Tea Party that preceded it catering to Americans angry about the country's business and government institutions, a statewide poll released Monday found.
The Elon University Poll finds respondents familiar with Occupy Wall Street are split, with 45 percent holding an unfavorable opinion and the same number expressing support. The poll does not measure eligible or likely voters, but takes a snapshot of general public opinion.
A little more than a year ago attorney Shawn Clark was less than 250 votes from winning the Republican primary for the District 25 Attorneyâ€™s office. Today, he faces charges of extortion and obstruction of justice over accusations of a sexual affair with a client.
More details on the story are available in the Tuesday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise and online at www.observernewsonline.com.
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