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N.C. trooper shouldn’t have lost job for lying about lost hat, court rules

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina state trooper should not have been fired for changing his story about what became of his wide-brimmed hat, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel agreed with a lower court ruling that determined the 2009 dismissal of Trooper Thomas Wetherington did not match the level of his ...