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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# North Carolina

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# Mass Shooting
15-year-old arrested for suspected killing of five people shot dead in North Carolina
Police said the gunman opened fire along a walking trail in North Carolina’s capital city yesterday.
# North Carolina
Jason Corbett killing: Judge sets June 2023 date for retrial of Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens
The new trial is set to begin on 26 June 2023.
# North Carolina
Man fatally shot after throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire
The man died after being taken to hospital, authorities said.
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# North Carolina
Killers of Limerick man Jason Corbett could be freed from prison today
The pair were granted a retrial earlier this year.
# molly martens
Jason Corbett's family 'devastated' after learning killers could be released from prison this week
The 39-year-old Limerick man was murdered while he slept in 2015.
# Campus clusters
North Carolina university switches to virtual classes after dozens of students test positive for Covid-19
Some 177 tested positive while a further 349 were also placed in quarantine.
# Mixed Fortunes
Jim Herman captures third career US PGA title, Shane Lowry finishes nine shots behind
Irish golfer Seamus Power also had a creditable final day, with a 66 leaving him on 10 under.
# US
Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina with 85mph winds
Isaias killed two people in the Caribbean and struck the Bahamas.
# North Carolina
US attorney general to appeal decision to grant Jason Corbett killers a re-trial
The 39 year-old was murdered in his US home in August 2015.
# Storm
Hurrican Dorian: Death toll rises as Bahamas faces 'devastation'
The storm is weakening as it moves onto the North Carolina coast.
# Evacuation
Hurricane Dorian strengthens to 'catastrophic' Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas
Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate.
# Winner winner
Cavan star Maguire seals second professional win to close in on full tour card
The 24-year-old clinched a five-stroke victory in North Carolina.
# Riley Howell
Hero US college student 'saved lives' by tackling gunman before he was killed
Police have no motive for yesterday’s shooting.
# Campus Shooting
Two people killed and four injured in shooting at US university
Shots were reported on campus shortly before 6:00pm yesterday evening.
# North Carolina
Molly and Tom Martens appeal hears evidence excluded from trial supported self-defence claim
The father and daughter are now serving 20 years to 25 years in prison.
# wildlife
Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.
# Setback
Disappointment for Ireland's Cian O'Connor at World Equestrian Games
The Dubliner just missed out on a top-12 spot that would have secured his passage to the final round.
# success
Cian O'Connor inspires Ireland to world show jumping final
Rodrigo Pessoa’s team are on course to secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
# Stormy
Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' as it batters North Carolina
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper called Florence an “uninvited brute” that will linger for some days yet.
# Closing In
Residents evacuated as 'monster' Hurricane Florence approaches US east coast
Forecasts indicate that the storm will strengthen before making landfall later this week.
# North Carolina
Mother arrested in US after video of infant smoking cigar goes viral online
The Raleigh Police Department has said that the child is now safe.
# appeal
Lawyers for Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens claim jury misconduct in bid to quash murder convictions
Members of the jury discussed the case in an inappropriate way on numerous occasions, the defence claims.
# Durham
Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate soldier statue
Activists in Durham brought a ladder up to the statue and used a rope to pull down the Confederate Soldiers Monument.
# Jason Corbett
'It's been two years of a nightmare. My brother is still gone. It won't bring my brother back'
Jason Corbett’s brother said the people of Limerick had come together to support his family.
# jason corbett trial
Guilty: Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens handed 20 to 25 year prison sentences
The jury returned its verdicts this afternoon after beginning deliberations yesterday.
# Murder Trial
Lawyer in Jason Corbett trial bangs bat against table to demonstrate force of impact
The jury in the murder trial will continue deliberating today.
# North Carolina
'End this nightmare and find him not guilty' - Court hears final arguments in Corbett murder trial
Jason Corbett’s wife Molly and his father-in-law Thomas Martens are charged with his murder.
# Trial
Molly Corbett will not testify in her own defence on Jason Corbett murder charge
The trial is approaching closing arguments.
# Murder Trial
Jason Corbett's sister tells trial he was 'homesick and lonely'
Thomas Martens and Molly Martens Corbett have claimed they acted in self defence.
# Murder Trial
Blood spatter expert believes Jason Corbett's head hit wall, court hears
Earlier, the trial heard that Corbett’s father-in-law said he hated him.
# Murder Trial
'She kept tugging at her neck, I asked her to stop' - Trial hears Molly Corbett showed no signs of injury
Several witnesses have testified that they saw no injuries on Molly Martens Corbett the night her husband Jason was killed in 2015.
# North Carolina
Jason Corbett trial: Expert says only low level of 'sleeping pill' drug present in victim
Earlier in proceedings, a juror had to be briefly excused because a graphic image made her sick.
# North Carolina
Jason Corbett had head injuries 'similar to a car crash or fall from great height'
The trial was briefly delayed as one juror became ill while viewing photos of Jason’s injuries.
# Murder Trial
Traces of sleeping pill found in Jason Corbett's body, court hears
Thomas Michael Martens and Molly Martens Corbett are on trial for the murder of Jason Corbett in the US.
# North Carolina
Trial of wife and father-in-law hears of extensive damage to skull of Irishman Jason Corbett
The trial officially began today.
# in open court
Wife and father-in-law of Irishman Jason Corbett go on trial for his murder in North Carolina
A jury is being selected in Lexington.
# transgender
This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'
Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.
# North Carolina
Trump accuses "animals representing Clinton" of firebombing Republican offices
The damage was reported by another business owner early yesterday morning.
# floodwater
Man shot dead in search for flood victims, as Hurricane Matthew's death toll mounts
The hurricane has now claimed 34 lives in the US as well over 500 lives in Haiti.
# Oklahoma
White police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man charged with first-degree manslaughter
Meanwhile, National Guard units have assembled ahead of another night of expected protest in Charlotte.