Last year the governor and state lawmakers from both parties came together for the first sweeping revision of sentencing laws in North Carolina in nearly two decades, aimed at keeping closer tabs on ex-convicts. But for all the fanfare about the cutting-edge crime-fighting plan, lawmakers left out one key ingredient: money to pay for probation officers to supervise the newly released prisoners. Read more here.
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--John Edwards and Rielle Hunter continue to appear in the headlines. Exclusive photos appearing on a British tabloid’s website Tuesday appear to show John Edwards spending Father’s Day weekend at the beach with Rielle Hunter and their 4-year-old child, Quinn. The Daily Mail Online identified the locale as North Carolina’s Figure Eight Island, where Edwards owns a home. At the same time, Hunter is saying she wasn't Edwards' first mistress.