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3 dead in Tarboro shooting incident Video included

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Three people are dead following a Tarboro shooting incident Saturday afternoon, police said.


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4 families displaced by Durham house fire

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Four families were displaced after a Durham home caught fire Saturday. More>>

Third arrest made in Hope Mills liquor house shooting Video included

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The third suspect in a Jan. 11 fatal shooting at an illegal liquor house in Hope Mills surrendered to U.S. Marshals Saturday afternoon. More>>

ISIS to release 29 Assyrian Christians, monitoring group says

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An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander. More>>

Louisville mourns 'family man' shot after school drop-off

Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV. Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV.
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Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV on Thursday.
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5 left homeless after duplex fire in Durham

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Five people are without a home after a fire caused heavy damage to a duplex in Durham Saturday morning. More>>

Abandoned house photos make accidental political statement

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The timing is coincidental, but organizers hope it's also serendipitous: An exhibit of photographs of abandoned houses in eastern North Carolina is opening at the state Museum of History as lawmakers returning for a... More>>

Warning but no punishment for fans who taunted black players

Photo courtesy Philly.com: In this screen shot from a video of the game, Holy Spirit students can be seen dressed as a monkey and a banana during a game against the mostly black Atlantic City basketball team. Submitted photo. Photo courtesy Philly.com: In this screen shot from a video of the game, Holy Spirit students can be seen dressed as a monkey and a banana during a game against the mostly black Atlantic City basketball team. Submitted photo.
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Students at a Catholic high school at the New Jersey shore have been warned but not punished after two of them dressed as a monkey and a banana during a game against a mostly black basketball team. More>>

Man imprisoned in 1970s to receive state ACLU award

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is giving its highest award to a man held in the 1970s as a "political terrorist" as the organization marks its 50th anniversary. More>>

House OKs bill to fund Homeland Security for 1 week

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Congress approves bill to fund Homeland Security for one week, measure heads to Obama. More>>

March of Dimes helps save Raleigh premature twins Video included

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The Sebastianelli family said the March of Dimes is a big reason why their premature twins live normal lives now. More>>

NCDOT working to clear secondary roads of ice Video included

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UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away

North Carolina public university leaders have voted to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory. More>>

NC public universities raise tuition, fees for next year

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Students at North Carolina's public universities will pay higher tuition and fees in the next couple of years after a one-year tuition freeze this year. More>>

Trees, branches downed by snow cause damage in the Triangle Video included

Carol Erceg's Wendell home was damaged when a pine tree fell through the roof. Carol Erceg's Wendell home was damaged when a pine tree fell through the roof.
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The weight of the snow from Wednesday night's storm brought down trees and branches across the Triangle. More>>

Flight from RDU to Toronto makes emergency landing Video included

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A plane traveling from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Toronto made an emergency landing Friday afternoon, according to WJAC-TV.The plane landed at Johnstown Cambria County airport in southwestern Pennsylvania. One passenger told WJAC he saw smoke above his seat, but there was no panic on the plane when the pilot decided to land.The flight appeared to be an Air Canada flight from a photograph posted by WJAC but that could not be confirmed.Copyright 2015 WNCN. All rights reserved. More>>

Pitt Community College says personal information at risk

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Officials at Pitt Community College say the personal information of at least 5,300 former students may be at risk because a device containing their information has been lost. More>>

NC judge denies most voter ID motions, summer trial next

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A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016.Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan's decisions provided Friday to attorneys mean a lawsuit from voters and advocacy groups is still heading to a summer trial. More>>

Fayetteville woman accused of starving family dog to death

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A Fayetteville woman is facing animal cruelty charges after the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said she neglected to provide adequate food and medical treatment to the family dog for more than a year. More>>

Thousands still without power Friday morning Video included

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Thousands are without power Thursday after a winter storm swept across North Carolina. More>>

Leonard Nimoy, actor known as Spock, dies at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. More>>

Icy road leads to fatal wreck in Spring Lake

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Spring Lake police are investigating a fatal wreck that occurred Friday morning on Highway 87. More>>

Icy roads cause havoc for Friday morning commuters Video included

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Multiple weather-related crashes were reported in and out of the Triangle Friday morning after melted snow on the roadways refroze as temperatures dipped below freezing Thursday night into Friday. More>>

Man with "666" tattoo charged in stabbing at NC church Video included

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A man with a tattoo with the number "666" has been charged in the stabbing death of a homeless man at a church shelter on North Carolina's Outer Banks. More>>

Carolinas hope for help from temperatures, utilities

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Residents of the Carolinas are looking to Mother Nature and their local energy provider to help them thaw out after the latest winter storm left portions of both states covered in snow. More>>

Groundbreaking ceremony planned for Montford Point memorial

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A ceremony is scheduled to mark the start of construction of a monument at Camp Lejeune to honor the Montford Point Marines, the first black Marines to enlist in the Corps. More>>

Local shelters open as power outages continue Video included

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Some local counties opened shelters Thursday night as the power outages continued across North Carolina after the wet, heavy snow. More>>

North Carolinians scream for spring after snow hits Video included

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North Carolinians groaned and shoveled Thursday as another blast of winter blanketed the state. More>>

Knightdale IHOP offers warmth for powerless residents Video included

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A local IHop in Knightdale became the new hangout as residents who lost power and were looking for a place to stay warm. More>>

2 wanted for questioning in fraud case

Demetric Dubose, 30, and Tiana Melvin, 35, could have information that could help law enforcement solve the case, authorities said. Demetric Dubose, 30, and Tiana Melvin, 35, could have information that could help law enforcement solve the case, authorities said.
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Two people are wanted for questioning in relation to a fraud case that left a business owner out $2,000, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

Wilson broadband wins major FCC ruling

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The broadband provider run by the city of Wilson won a major victory Thursday from the FCC. More>>

FCC to regulate broadband providers in 'net neutrality' case

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Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday. More>>

Good news, Raleigh: city hopes to complete trash pickups by Sunday

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The city of Raleigh hopes to have all trash picked up by Sunday. More>>

Senate committee approves Lynch for AG; Tillis opposed

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. More>>

15-year-old teen found safe in Cumberland Co.

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that it has found a 15-year-old girl who had been believed to be with her homeless boyfriend. More>>

McCrory: Storms to have impact on NC budget

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Gov. Pat McCrory will hold a news conference Thursday at noon to address the winter storm that swept across North Carolina. More>>

Militant in ISIS videos identified

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A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London. More>>

McCrory approved of Tata's absence as snow storm hit NC

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he gave advance approval for his transportation secretary to travel out-of-state for a book tour ahead of Tuesday's snow storm. More>>

Snow, ice sweep across North Carolina

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A winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain across the Carolinas, creating treacherous roads and leaving thousands of people without power. More>>

Raleigh hustles to collect trash as more snow looms Video included

The City of Raleigh has struggled to keep up with trash collections due to unrelenting winter weather. The City of Raleigh has struggled to keep up with trash collections due to unrelenting winter weather.
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The recent spate of bad weather has put a strain on the City of Raleigh's trash and recycling collections. More>>

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

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The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220, as militants have rounded up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river in the past three days, activists said Thursday.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants have picked up dozens more Christian Assyrians from 11 communities near the town of Tal Tamr in Hassakeh province.The province, which borders Turkey and Iraq, has become the latest ba... More>>

Wake, Durham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro among schools closed on Thursday

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Wake County schools are closed again Thursday, and many other school systems across North Carolina will be closed as well. More>>

Stores see long lines before snow hits Triangle

Shelves are wiped clean of good at the Wal-Mart in Holly Springs. Shelves are wiped clean of good at the Wal-Mart in Holly Springs.
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Lines at Triangle grocery stores stretched down aisles ahead of  snow storm that hit Wednesday night into Thursday morning. More>>

McCrory anticipates 'tough storm' across NC Video included

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Gov. McCrory has declared a state of emergency as a storm approaches North Carolina. More>>

Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton breaks his bat in the 10th inning of Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton breaks his bat in the 10th inning of Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with the MLB officials about a disciplinary issue. More>>

EPA to probe whether NC environment agency failed minorities

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The EPA will investigate whether N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources was lenient toward industrial hog operations because their neighbors are minorities. More>>

Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools announce snow make-up days

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With schools again closed on Thursday, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools announced make-up days for last week's winter weather, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday's snow days. More>>

Missing teen could be with homeless boyfriend

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said it is looking for a 15-year-old girl who is believed to be with her 22-year-old boyfriend. More>>

School system worried children would be sent to empty homes Video included

A Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools transportation official took this photo while driving roads early Wednesday morning. A Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools transportation official took this photo while driving roads early Wednesday morning.
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools kept some students in class until announcing an early dismissal around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
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NC Senate bill allows magistrates to not marry gay couples Video included

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The North Carolina Senate had a ferocious debate Wednesday morning over a bill that would allow magistrates to decline to marry gay couples based on their faith. More>>

Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. More>>

'America's Next Top Model' contestant killed in Charlotte triple murder

Mirjana Puhar was among three people found dead inside a home in Charlotte. (Mirjana Puhar, Instagram) Mirjana Puhar was among three people found dead inside a home in Charlotte. (Mirjana Puhar, Instagram)
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Police have arrested a 19-year-old man in the deaths of three people, including a contestant on "America's Next Top Model."
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NC State's Abu fulfills wedding promise to Deah Barakat

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For North Carolina State Freshmen Abdul-Malik Abu, Tuesday's night win over No. 15 North Carolina had extra meaning. He had finally fulfilled a wedding promise to his friend Deah Barakat who was murdered in Chapel Hill earlier this this month. More>>

NC grapples with Tuesday storm while preparing for round 2 Video included

Several accidents were reported in the Triangle Wednesday morning after Tuesday's snow storm. Several accidents were reported in the Triangle Wednesday morning after Tuesday's snow storm.
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A new winter storm is heading toward North Carolina, but many people still face problems from the storm Tuesday. More>>

Wake, Durham, Johnston among schools closed Wednesday Video included

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Wake County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, the system announced late Tuesday afternoon, and many other schools will be closed as well as the winter weather continues. More>>

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. More>>

Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks

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Federal investigators say were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California. More>>

Abandoned truck's driver arrested after commuter train crash

A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. More>>

Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend

A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from... More>>

Raleigh committee considers AirBnB rules Video included

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A debate over online room rentals in Raleigh continued Tuesday.Both sides of the debate over services like AirBnB, where users rent rooms out of their own homes, pleaded their case to members of Raleigh City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee. Max Pomerance, a public policy maker for AirBnB also attended the meeting."This is about growing the pie," Pomerance said. "People who come and travel on this, some people tell us they wouldn't travel otherwise or they wouldn't stay as long. You ... More>>

Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear. More>>

Asian stocks mostly up, cheered by US Fed chair remarks

Asian stocks were mostly higher in early Wednesday trading, cheered by diminished prospects that U.S. interest rates would be raised soon. More>>

Dueling photos take center stage as Arias case nears end

The prosecutor at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial launched his closing arguments Tuesday by repeatedly showing jurors gruesome crime scene photos of the victim's slit throat. More>>

1 killed in wreck on 64; snow makes driving treacherous Video included

Snow made travel in the Triangle area treacherous. Snow made travel in the Triangle area treacherous.
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Traffic around the Triangle and throughout central North Carolina ground to a slow crawl as snow fell across the area across the morning. More>>

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police find 3 bodies inside of home

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for clues after the bodies of three people were found in a residence north of the uptown area. More>>

In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill Video included

A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President... More>>

Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death Video included

George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday. More>>

NC House Republicans file awaited recruiting measure

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House Republicans have rolled out an economic development package they hope will help Gov. Pat McCrory recruit more companies and jobs to North Carolina. More>>

Names of Garner murder-suicide released by police

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Police identified two people who died in what Garner police said is a murder-suicide. More>>

Willingham says she's 'satisfied' with UNC lawsuit settlement Video included

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Former UNC learning specialist Mary Willingham has reached a settlement with UNC in her lawsuit against the school. More>>

Former Broughton teacher faces sex charge in Johnston Co.

Ronald Chewning Jr. was arrested in Greensboro on an outstanding warrant from Johnston County. Ronald Chewning Jr. was arrested in Greensboro on an outstanding warrant from Johnston County.
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A former Broughton High School teacher was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Johnston County charging him with indecent liberties with another student. More>>

VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret. More>>

NC Supreme Court considers private school voucher program

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The N.C. Supreme Court began deciding a case over whether millions of dollars in taxpayer money can be used to pay student tuition at private and religious schools. More>>

Raleigh woman sentenced in loan, insurance scam case

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A Raleigh woman was sentenced to 60 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to charges stemming from schemes to defraud banks and an insurance company. More>>

US missionary abducted in Nigeria is courageous, friends say

A Seattle missionary described by friends as courageous, tenacious and passionate about helping the people of Nigeria has been abducted from a school in the violence-torn African nation, her church says. More>>

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. More>>

NC lawmakers disrupted for 2nd straight week by weather

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At least one chamber of the North Carolina General Assembly is giving up for the week because of the winter weather.
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US Postal Service to honor Maya Angelou with Forever Stamp

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The U.S. Postal Service says it will honor poet and author Maya Angelou with a Forever Stamp. More>>

Police rule 2 bodies found inside a burned car homicides

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Police in Greensboro say the bodies of two people found inside a burned-out car were homicide victims. More>>

IRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday. And the number of audits could be even lower this year. More>>

10 students injured in Vance Co. school bus crash Video included

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Vance County Schools says 10 high school students complained of injuries after their school bus crashed head-on with a car in Tuesday's snowy conditions. More>>

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant in eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself, officials said. It was the worst shooting attack... More>>

JPMorgan to close 5 percent of bank branches to cut costs

JPMorgan Chase plans to close 300 bank branches over the next two years, about 5 percent of the total, as more customers move online and the bank seeks to cut costs. More>>

Raleigh again suspends trash collection until roads are safe to travel

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The City of Raleigh has once again suspended trash pick-up due to hazardous roads conditions from winter weather.

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Senate panel clears bill allowing officials to skirt marriage duties

Chris Creech and Chad Biggs were the first same-sex couple married at the Wake County Courthouse. Chris Creech and Chad Biggs were the first same-sex couple married at the Wake County Courthouse.

Some North Carolina lawmakers say court officials should be able to avoid marriage duties because of their religious beliefs.

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Effort for student vote on UNC board continues without Adams

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Young people seeking power in overseeing the University of North Carolina system want the legislature to help them.

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Missing 13-year-old reunited with family

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Fayetteville police say a 13-year-old girl who went missing Sunday night has been reunited with her family.

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The Voice's Lowell Oakley had 'it' at a young age, teacher says Video included

Lowell Oakley III watches his Blind Audition with family and friends at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. (Derick Waller, WNCN) Lowell Oakley III watches his Blind Audition with family and friends at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. (Derick Waller, WNCN)
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For months he's had to keep it a secret, but Monday night, Durham's Lowell Oakley could finally breathe a sigh of relief. More>>

Near tragedy inspires Winston-Salem father to build grown up Big Wheel Video included

August Agner came up with the idea for the Big Wheel Drift Trike after a serious motorcycle crash. August Agner came up with the idea for the Big Wheel Drift Trike after a serious motorcycle crash.
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The Big Wheel has grown up for all the adults who never did. More>>

Wake, Durham, Orange schools close as surprise snow hits

Winter weather is spreading across North Carolina again, forcing schools in and around the Triangle to cancel or delay classes. More>>

1 killed, 1 injured in Harnett Co. shooting

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One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in Harnett County early Tuesday morning, the Harnett County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

CBS News releases video referenced in O'Reilly dispute

CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war. More>>

Marine who vanished in Iraq gets 2 years in prison

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A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq has been found guilty of desertion charges related to his disappearances. More>>

NC gov't looking at keeping tabs on drivers electronically

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The N.C. Motor Fleet Management agency is experimenting with technology that can monitor whether drivers are speeding or braking too hard. More>>

Dog wins ribbon at Westminster, hearts at Duke Cancer Center Video included

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Two-year-old Sam cheers up patients at Duke University. More>>

Fort Bragg leaders update community on cuts, deployments Video included

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Some of Fort Bragg's top leaders talked about budget cuts, downsizing and the ongoing demands of military readiness on Monday morning.
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Durham 'crooner' joins Team Pharrell on 8th season of 'The Voice' Video included

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A 2014 graduate from the Durham Academy was the first performer to join coach Pharrell Williams' team for the eighth season of "The Voice."

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Most of Great Lakes surface frozen for second straight year

For the second consecutive winter, bitter weather threatens to turn the surface of the Great Lakes into a vast, frozen plain. More>>

VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. More>>

Greece readies new list of bailout reforms

Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans,... More>>

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. More>>

Audit: NC Board of Elections lost $1 million on software upgrade

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The state auditor is calling out the Board of Elections for paying nearly $1 million dollars on software the state never received. More>>

NC DPS warns terrorists could target more accessible malls Video included

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The N.C. Department of Public Safety cautions that if terrorists can't attack a larger mall like the Mall of America in Minnesota, they could target lesser-known malls. More>>

Legislation would invite NC chief justice for March 4 speech

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North Carolina's new top judge could be coming to the North Carolina General Assembly next week to give a speech. More>>

Trashy nights, smelly mornings make Raleigh re-visit free deck parking

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Free parking at night in Raleigh city parking decks may become a thing of the past. More>>

Wake Co., other schools announces make-up days for Feb. storm

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The Wake County Public School System has announced make-up days for last week's winter weather. More>>

NC workers' comp rule changes could save $27M annually

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New rules setting maximum fees for doctors and hospitals performing medical services for workers injured on the job could save millions of dollars annually. More>>

Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking's effects

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America's biggest tobacco companies say they are ready and willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes. More>>

US attorney in Charlotte leaving

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Anne M. Tompkins says she's leaving her post as the U.S. attorney. More>>

Single mom screamed, scared kids on winning Powerball Video included

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A Brunswick County woman who won the Powerball will take the lump sum. More>>

New caps on medical fees could save NC millions

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New rules setting maximum fees for doctors and hospitals performing medical services for workers injured on the job in North Carolina could save millions of dollars annually. More>>

Missing 15-year-old girl from Fayetteville found

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A missing 15-year-old Fayetteville girl who was last seen on Saturday, Feb. 14 has been found and reunited with her family, police said Monday. More>>

Houston surgeons separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls

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Doctors say they're optimistic 10-month-old conjoined twin girls named Faith and Hope will survive surgery that has now separated them. More>>

Meals on Wheels sees surge in donations after WNCN story

The Meals on Wheels of Durham shelves were bare last Friday night. Donations poured in after WNCN aired their story. The Meals on Wheels of Durham shelves were bare last Friday night. Donations poured in after WNCN aired their story.
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Due to the winter weather across the Triangle, Meals on Wheels of Durham delivered more than 600 extra meals last Monday which left their pantries bare by the end of the week. More>>

Trial begins for man charged in Jamie Hahn's murder Video included

Jonathan Broyhill is charged in the April 2013 murder of political strategist Jamie Hahn. Jonathan Broyhill is charged in the April 2013 murder of political strategist Jamie Hahn.
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Jury selection began Monday in the trial of Jonathan Broyhill, the man charged with murdering Democratic fundraiser Jamie Hahn in April 2013. More>>

2 school buses set afire at Carteret County school

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Police in Newport in Carteret County are investigating after someone set two school buses on fire in a school parking lot. More>>

Black ice a danger in northern NC mountains

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Black ice is a danger in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina. More>>

Dr. Campbell: Medications can help smokers quit, study shows Video included

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Smoking cessation saves lives. Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that smokers who want to quit may benefit from taking medicines for smoking...

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CRE superbug claims 2 in NC, hospital says

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Carolinas Medical Center confirms the CRE superbug has claimed the lives of two people so far this year at the hospital. More>>

3D-printed organs may help ease donor shortage Video included

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Researchers at Wake Forest University say 3D printed organs are no longer a thing of science fiction.
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  • NC judge denies most voter ID motions, summer trial next

    NC judge denies most voter ID motions, summer trial next

    Friday, February 27 2015 4:03 PM EST2015-02-27 21:03:09 GMT
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    A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016.Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan's decisions provided Friday to attorneys mean a lawsuit from voters and advocacy groups is still heading to a summer trial.
    A North Carolina state judge has declined for now to strike down or uphold photo identification requirements to vote in person starting in 2016.Superior Court Judge Michael Morgan's decisions provided Friday to attorneys mean a lawsuit from voters and advocacy groups is still heading to a summer trial.
  • Carolinas hope for help from temperatures, utilities

    Carolinas hope for help from temperatures, utilities

    A tree down in front of a home on West Tryon Street in Hillsborough.A tree down in front of a home on West Tryon Street in Hillsborough.
    Residents of the Carolinas are looking to Mother Nature and their local energy provider to help them thaw out after the latest winter storm left portions of both states covered in snow.
    Residents of the Carolinas are looking to Mother Nature and their local energy provider to help them thaw out after the latest winter storm left portions of both states covered in snow.
  • Wilson broadband wins major FCC ruling

    Wilson broadband wins major FCC ruling

    Thursday, February 26 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-02-26 21:33:36 GMT
    The broadband provider run by the city of Wilson won a major victory Thursday from the FCC.
    The broadband provider run by the city of Wilson won a major victory Thursday from the FCC.
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  • ISIS to release 29 Assyrian Christians, monitoring group says

    ISIS to release 29 Assyrian Christians, monitoring group says

    Saturday, February 28 2015 3:01 PM EST2015-02-28 20:01:57 GMT
    An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.
    An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.
  • Louisville mourns 'family man' shot after school drop-off

    Louisville mourns 'family man' shot after school drop-off

    Saturday, February 28 2015 2:55 PM EST2015-02-28 19:55:00 GMT
    Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV.Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV.
    Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV on Thursday.
    Mukhtar Ahmed had just dropped off his daughter at school and was driving on Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky, when he was shot multiple times through the passenger door of his black SUV on Thursday.
  • US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

    US economic growth in Q4 revised down to 2.2 percent

    The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit. The slowdown is expected to be temporary as...
    The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business stockpiling and a bigger trade deficit.
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  • Missing Colombian Man Found Dead in Savannah Hotel Room

    Missing Colombian Man Found Dead in Savannah Hotel Room

    Friday, February 27 2015 10:20 PM EST2015-02-28 03:20:23 GMT
    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating the death of a Colombian man whose disappearance has been the subject of national news in Colombia.Andres Felipe Blackburn Cardona, 43, was found dead by cleaning staff in a Broughton Street hotel just before 2 p.m. Thursday.Foul play is not suspect police said.Cardona is a member of a political family in Colombia.An autopsy is being performed to determine a cause of death.
    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating the death of a Colombian man whose disappearance has been the subject of national news in Colombia.Andres Felipe Blackburn Cardona, 43, was found dead by cleaning staff in a Broughton Street hotel just before 2 p.m. Thursday.Foul play is not suspect police said.Cardona is a member of a political family in Colombia.An autopsy is being performed to determine a cause of death.
  • The internet at odds over the color of this dress

    The internet at odds over the color of this dress

    Friday, February 27 2015 6:31 AM EST2015-02-27 11:31:14 GMT
    On Thursday night a photo of the pictured dress made its way around the internet. 
    On Thursday night a photo of the pictured dress made its way around the internet. 
  • CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS: "I Believe It Was Murder"

    CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS: "I Believe It Was Murder"

    Friday, February 27 2015 6:39 PM EST2015-02-27 23:39:57 GMT
    County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz speaks out about the Charles Smith shooting and Grand Jury decision   
    County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz speaks out about the Charles Smith shooting and Grand Jury decision   
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