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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the retaliation kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. Patricia Kramer was one of nine people indicted in the April 5 kidnapping of Frank Janssen. The seven suspects arrested in the Atlanta area will be sent to North Carolina for trial.

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) - A Kannapolis man who was free on $1 million bond has been arrested again on drug charges. Rowan County deputies say the suspect's girlfriend, who is eight months pregnant, also faces charges. Deputies said 19-year-old Brandon Lee Rumple was arrested Wednesday at his father's house after fleeing from authorities.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Lorillard says first-quarter profit fell more than 17 percent as its costs rose. The tobacco company sold fewer cigarettes, earning $271 million. That's down from $328 million. The Greensboro company says results from a year ago benefited lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The new interim president of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh says he will work restore faith among the school's students, graduates and faculty. Everett Ward made a $10,000 donation to the school with the hope it will be an example to alumni of the financially troubled university.

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