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

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ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a sixth suspect in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has been arrested in Atlanta. Frank Janssen was kidnapped April 5 from his home and driven to Atlanta, where he was held for five days before his rescue by an elite FBI team.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Police have arrested 30 people in Winston-Salem on sex trafficking charges resulting from an investigation spanning more than four years. Police say the arrests have arisen from an investigation launched back in August 2009 into allegations of organized prostitution. State and federal law enforcement also joined the effort.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy says the costs of handling its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line. But Duke says that while it spent $15 million so far after the Feb. 2 spill it can't yet predict the costs that may arise from new laws affecting how it handles such coal ash waste.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. McCrory announced Thursday he'll seek in his upcoming budget proposal a provision to give the in-state tuition rate to veterans for any of the 58 community colleges.

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