Jury duty anyone? North Carolina court forgets to send 1,700 jur - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Jury duty anyone? North Carolina court forgets to send 1,700 juror notifications

Posted: Updated:

 
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - When the judges, deputies and clerks showed up for court, they were missing one key element - the jurors.
 
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that North Carolina's fourth-largest county failed to mail notices to the 1,700 or so prospective jurors needed to hear cases this week.
 
After no one showed up for jury duty Monday, Forsyth County officials made a plea through local television station WXII for any volunteers willing to fulfill their civic duty.
 
But only 19 people showed up Tuesday. One judge in the county of 370,000 residents even sent deputies to a mall to seek volunteers, but found no other takers.
 
With the jury still out, some trials had to be postponed until next week and new notices were sent out to hundreds of prospective jurors.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    CdA parents concerned over Zipfizz sale; school district responds

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:46:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Ashley Bales says her daughter came home from school one day and told her about classmates at Woodland Middle School selling something she was concerned with, Zipfizz. "With my daughter having a preexisting health conditions it got me concerned for other kids in the same position to be being sold that without their parents having knowledge of it," Bales said.

    >>
  • Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Suspect from fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake arrested

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:05:30 GMT

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - A suspect from a fatal hit-and-run crash in Liberty Lake last Thursday has been arrested. After the suspect vehicle was towed to the Liberty Lake Police Department, a search warrant was executed with the assistance of Washington State Patrol. Based on evidence collected, police developed probable cause to arrest 21-year-old Pavel Kanyushkin.

    >>
  • Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Changes to Washington overtime rules could increase worker eligibility

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:24 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:24:23 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Proposed changes to Washington state's overtime rules could make more professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay. The Spokesman-Review reports a draft concept by the state Department of Labor and Industries proposes overtime eligibility for workers earning up to $74,800 in 2019. The proposals are linked to a multiplier of the state's minimum wage, which will increase to $12 per hour next year and $13.50 per hour in 2020.   

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • South Carolina lottery officials say winning Mega Millions ticket sold in state

    South Carolina lottery officials say winning Mega Millions ticket sold in state

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 1:34 AM EDT2018-10-24 05:34:55 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - UPDATE: One lucky South Carolina resident could be a billionaire. The South Carolina Education Lottery reported on its website Tuesday night that one winning ticket was sold in its state. 

    >>

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - UPDATE: One lucky South Carolina resident could be a billionaire. The South Carolina Education Lottery reported on its website Tuesday night that one winning ticket was sold in its state. 

    >>
  • Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast

    Hurricane Willa moves inland after hitting Mexico coast

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-10-24 05:14:26 GMT

    MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Willa began losing power overnight after roaring over a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms on the Pacific coast of Mexico's Sinaloa state as a Category 3 storm.

    >>

    MAZATLAN, Mexico (AP) - Hurricane Willa began losing power overnight after roaring over a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms on the Pacific coast of Mexico's Sinaloa state as a Category 3 storm.

    >>
  • Some police dogs now have cameras, too

    Some police dogs now have cameras, too

    Wednesday, October 24 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-10-24 04:49:04 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Police dogs have always helped their human counterparts through their eyes and nose. Now some police dogs are getting their own backup - cameras that transmit live video.    The devices generally attach to dogs' backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from a screen, possibly on their wrist or around their necks.

    >>

    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Police dogs have always helped their human counterparts through their eyes and nose. Now some police dogs are getting their own backup - cameras that transmit live video.    The devices generally attach to dogs' backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from a screen, possibly on their wrist or around their necks.

    >>