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Senate panel blocks $50 million for lawyers for immigrant children

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A Senate panel has blocked President Barack Obama's request for $50 million to pay for legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States after fleeing violence in Central America. More>>

Armed officers resume search for prison escapees

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State troopers wearing helmets and body armor are searching houses near the northern New York prison where two killers escaped, along with teams of corrections officers and police dogs. More>>

Fox that bit woman, attacked boy in Raleigh was rabid

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The fox that bit a woman and attacked a boy Tuesday in Raleigh was rabid, animal control officials confirmed to WNCN on Wednesday. More>>

Five Raleigh families to receive homes built in a week

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Five Raleigh families will received Habitat for Humanity homes this week, all built in a week's time. More>>

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Orange County Superior Court Judge Carl Fox is in need of a bone marrow transplant and a new campaign is aimed at helping him find a donor. More>>

Local company looks to make healthy foods fresh year round

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Two local business owners are working toward making fresh fruits and vegetables affordable and available year round. Patrick Mateer and Will Chapman, co-owners of Seal the Seasons, love making healthy foods affordable.
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NC leaders to honor Dean Smith with new resolution Video included

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Legendary basketball coach Dean Smith will be honored by North Carolina lawmakers Wednesday when they pass a joint resolution honoring his memory. More>>

Raleigh backs off patio ordinance

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A victory Tuesday night for Raleigh's Save the Patio movement as city leaders decided to back off the ordinance.
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McCrory offers rewards up to $5,000 in pair of cold cases

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Gov. Pat McCrory's office is offering up to $5,000 in rewards for information about two cold cases involving violent crimes committed against women in North Carolina. More>>

Durham HR Commission looking into bias at water management Video included

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The City of Durham is looking over reports of possible racism and gender bias within the city's water management department. More>>

Funeral planned for UNC dept. chair who died in crash

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Funeral plans have been made for a Pinehurst dad and husband who died in a crash in Chatham County on Monday. John Wade Collins, age 44, was in his car around 8 am when an SUV driven by a teen girl crossed the US 15 median in Chatham County, just outside the city limits
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Man dies after collision with farm vehicle in Fayetteville

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The driver of a pickup truck is listed in critical condition after his vehicle collided with a farm vehicle Tuesday on Ramsey Street at the Cumberland Street intersection. More>>

Durham mom arrested for murder of infant daughter

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A 22-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday by Durham police in the May 2014 death her daughter. More>>

60 apply for Moore Co. Board of Education spots, Grimesey is back at work

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The Moore County School District is looking to return to normal following several days of turmoil over the school board's firing and then reinstatement of its Superintendent. In a packed auditorium of about 1,000 people, the school board voted to reinstate Dr. Robert Grimesey nearly one week after the board voted to terminate his contract. Dr. Grimesey is now back at work and ready to put everything that happened behind him and help rebuild the school board. “This is a wonderful place for ... More>>

Texas officer who shoved girl, pulled gun on teens resigns

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The suburban Dallas police officer placed on leave after drawing a gun on teenagers at a pool party has resigned, sources told NBC News. More>>

No vote yet on veto of magistrates bill Video included

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The waiting game continued Tuesday at the North Carolina General Assembly over the magistrates recusal bill. More>>

Fox caught after boy and woman attacked in Raleigh Video included

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Raleigh Police Department officers and animal control personnel are looking for a fox that bit an adult female Tuesday morning. More>>

Taylor Swift praises Raleigh, fans on Twitter

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Taylor Swift is in Raleigh Tuesday night, and she quickly made a hit with her fans on Twitter. More>>

Police asking for help in locating 29-year-old woman

A Silver Alert was issued June 3 for Tamesha Layette Brown, police said. A Silver Alert was issued June 3 for Tamesha Layette Brown, police said.
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Fuquay-Varina police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 29-year-old woman. More>>

Bugliosi, Manson prosecutor, dies at age 80

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Vincent Bugliosi was an anonymous junior member of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office when he was handed the case that, for better or worse, would define his life: the prosecution of one of America's most notorious mass murderers, Charles Manson.
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28 busted, 900 pills seized in NC prescription pill crackdown

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The State Bureau of Investigation and two counties in Eastern NC are announcing details of a three month undercover investigation. The SBI and Bertie and Hertford County deputies say there have been numerous drug trafficking arrests as a result of the investigation that is part of a statewide campaign.
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GE unveils new $6 million Mebane facility

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GE unveiled their new customer experience center, an upgraded facility and new advanced manufacturing labs at a grand opening event in Mebane Tuesday morning. More>>

Va. Supreme Court blocks closing of Sweet Briar

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has temporarily blocked the planned closure of 114-year-old Sweet Briar College. More>>

Raleigh teen needs help to attend Harvard conference Video included

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A Raleigh student has hopes of heading to Harvard, but he needs help.   More>>

Cary's Police Chief Bazemore retiring in July

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Cary Police Department Police Chief Patricia Bazemore is retiring at the end of July after 29 years of service, the Cary Police Department announced Tuesday. More>>

Grimesey reinstated at packed Moore County Board of Education meeting Video included

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About 1,000 people showed up to a Moore County Board of Education meeting Monday night after three of the eight members resigned after firing the school superintendent late last week. More>>

Abortion pill leads to murder charge after fetus dies

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A south Georgia woman has been charged with malice murder in the death of a 5 1/2-month-old fetus she delivered after taking an abortion pill. More>>

Repairs finished on Bonner Bridge on Outer Banks

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Repairs on the Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet on North Carolina's Outer Banks have been completed. More>>

Teen in pajamas caught in woman's bed now on the run in Chatham County, officials say

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Authorities in Chatham County put a school on lockdown Monday while helicopters and dogs searched for a suspect who is dressed only in pajama bottoms and was found sleeping in a woman's bed earlier Monday, officials said.
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Fuquay-Varina dad competes on "American Ninja Warrior" Video included

Devin Harrelson is set to appear on "American Ninja Warrior" Monday, June 22. Devin Harrelson is set to appear on "American Ninja Warrior" Monday, June 22.
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A Wake County man can officially call himself an "American Ninja Warrior." Devin Harrelson runs a tattoo shop in Cary and lives in Fuquay-Varina with his fiancee and two children.
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Gun bill sent to NC House committee over 'concerns'

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North Carolina House lawmakers are set for a debate Monday night that could make significant changes to the state's gun laws. More>>

Mebane teacher had sex with teen girl after watching movies, warrant says Video included

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A former math teacher at Eastern Guilford High School, who was arrested Friday in Mebane and charged with having sex with a student, is in Orange County District court Monday. More>>

Missing NC pregnant mom is found after ATM card used

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Police in a North Carolina city say that a pregnant woman, who was missing nearly a week, has been found and is safe. Carrie Bradshaw Crowther, age 49, was reported missing by her family from their home in Salisbury on Tuesday, her daughter Lauren Lusk, told police.
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Former Tribal Chairman killed in wreck; cause still unknown

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Former Lumbee Tribal Chairman Jimmy Goins was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Robeson County. More>>

Fort Bragg soldier charged with putting hot water on infant daughter

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A Fort Bragg paratrooper is charged with pouring scalding hot water on his infant son. More>>

19 charged in Cumberland and Harnett Co. cocaine distribution ring

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Nineteen people are facing federal charges for their involvement in a cocaine and crack distribution ring in Cumberland and Harnett Counties, United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced Monday. More>>

NC church offers parish house to whoever can move it

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A North Carolina church is offering a free house to anyone interested in moving and preserving it. More>>

Raleigh Geeks computer repair company ordered to pay thousands in fines

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Two men from the computer repair company Raleigh Geeks have been ordered to more than $10,000 in restitution and hundreds of thousands of dollars in civil penalties, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Monday. More>>

Wendell man accused of setting patrol vehicle on fire

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A Wendell man is facing charges after police say he set the back seat of a Zebulon Police Department vehicle on fire. More>>

Judge reduces bond for Moral Monday protesters, sets next court date

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Moral Monday protesters who were arrested April 29 were in court Monday where the judge modified each person's bond to a $500 unsecured bond and set their next court appearance for Aug. 28. More>>

Longtime golf reporter dies in Pinehurst

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John Derr, who reported from the Masters a record 62 times, died of an apparent heart attack, his daughter said Sunday.  More>>

Dr. Campbell - Study suggests heart attack patients forget to take meds Video included

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Many patients who survive a heart attack don't consistently take medications prescribed to prevent a second heart attack, a large U.S. study suggests. More>>

Police search for missing Hillsborough woman

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The Hillsborough Police Department needs the public's help in locating a woman who has been missing since April 28. More>>

Moore Co. school board meets Monday after 3 resignations Video included

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A showdown is looming in Moore County between residents and what's left of the school board. More>>

Clayton boy hit on bike, in hospital

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A 13-year-old is in the hospital Sunday night after being struck by a car while riding his bike on Champion Street in Clayton. More>>

3 Moore Co. school board members resign amid controversy Video included

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A member of the Moore County school board has resigned a day after a Republican legislator asked a total of five members to step down. More>>

Video: Texas officer shoves girl in bikini to ground, pulls gun on teens

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A Texas police officer is on administrative leave after throwing a girl in a bathing suit to the ground and pulling a gun at a pool party. More>>

1 killed in drive-by shooting near NCSU Video included

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One person was killed in a drive-by shooting near North Carolina State University late Saturday night, according to authorities. More>>

NC's drop in abortions is among nation's sharpest since 2010

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The number of abortions performed in North Carolina has dropped by more than a quarter in the past five years - one of the steepest declines in the nation. And new rules including a 72-hour waiting period could extend the... More>>

Search for 'dangerous' New York state prison escapees enters second day Video included

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More than 200 officers from numerous law enforcement agencies were monitoring checkpoints and searching mountainous upstate New York terrain Sunday in hopes of catching two convicted murderers. More>>

Boy attacked by black bear in North Carolina mountains

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed several trails and backcountry campsites after a 16-year-old boy was attacked by a black bear. More>>

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at Fayetteville party

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A shooting at a party in Fayetteville resulted in one death and two injuries Sunday morning, police said. More>>

Viral video: Police use pepper spray on Austin, Texas, crowd

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A video of police using pepper spray in Austin, Texas, is going viral. More>>

FIFA compliance head says Russia, Qatar could lose World Cups

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Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process, the independent chairman of FIFA's audit and compliance committee told a Swiss newspaper, according to NBCNews.com.The FBI's investigation of bribery and corruption at FIFA includes scrutiny of how soccer's governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, a U.S. law enforcement official told Reuters this week.Domenico Scala told SonntagsZeitung that F... More>>

Two Durham agencies combining to battle homelessness Video included

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Two Durham agencies that help families who are homeless are coming together to fight the problem. More>>

Construction starts on final link in 150 miles of wider I-85

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The final project to widen Interstate 85 between Gastonia and Durham is underway near Kannapolis. More>>

Former husband charged in death of wife missing for a month

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Authorities say the former husband of a 22-year-old woman who was missing for more than a month has been charged with murder after her body was found in an abandoned home in New Bern. More>>

Tourists vs. residents: Asheville debates spending room tax

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Some leaders in Asheville think the city should spend some of its hotel room tax proceeds to pay for police or other services. More>>

Man killed in head-on collision in Knightdale

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A man was killed in Knightdale early Sunday after slamming head-on into another vehicle, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials said. More>>

Man arrested in fatal Asheville nightclub shooting

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A man has been charged in a fatal shooting at an Asheville nightclub. More>>

Former teacher arrested for having sex with student in Mebane

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A former math teacher at Eastern Guilford High School was arrested and charged Friday with having sex with a student in Mebane, police said. More>>

North Carolina GOP elects 1st black chairman

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The North Carolina Republican Party has elected its first black chairman in an upset victory over the candidate backed by Gov. Pat McCrory and other top leaders in the GOP establishment. More>>

On 2016 ballot, McCrory seeks unity with NC Republicans Video included

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His 2016 re-election campaign soon to begin in earnest, Gov. Pat McCrory framed his address to the state GOP convention Saturday around the economic recovery and policies on which he says all North Carolina Republicans agree. More>>

Durham marches to 'take back the streets' Video included

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People in Durham took to the street Saturday to send a strong visual that they are taking back their streets from drugs and crime. More>>

Republicans, presidential hopefuls attend state GOP convention

Presidential hopeful and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is in the Tar Heel state campaigning for the White House. Presidential hopeful and Texas Senator Ted Cruz is in the Tar Heel state campaigning for the White House.
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The political spotlight is on the City of Oaks while the North Carolina Republican Convention is in town.  More>>

Vets, visitors return to Normandy to mark D-Day anniversary

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Allied veterans and families of their fallen comrades gathered Saturday at the U.S. cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach to mark the 71st anniversary of the D-Day invasion that helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. More>>

Lawmaker calls on 5 Moore Co. board members to resign after supt. firing Video included

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A key Republican legislator from Moore County is looking to block the firing of the Moore County school superintendent. More>>

Parents charged in death of North Carolina toddler

Vanessa Arianna Sanchez, 20, and Andrew Tyler Tomczak, 21, face first-degree murder and felonious child abuse resulting in serious injury charges, police said. Vanessa Arianna Sanchez, 20, and Andrew Tyler Tomczak, 21, face first-degree murder and felonious child abuse resulting in serious injury charges, police said.
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A couple from Fayetteville has been charged in the death of their toddler. More>>

2 sentenced in New Jersey for human trafficking of NC woman

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Two people have been sentenced to prison terms in New Jersey for recruiting a woman in North Carolina to work in the sex trade. More>>

Electrolux cuts Charlotte jobs, will assess $85M expansion

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Swedish appliance-maker Electrolux has cut workers in North America, including some in Charlotte, as the company seeks to boost its earnings. More>>

Colonel retires from NC National Guard

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Colonel Gary R. Allen has retired from the North Carolina National Guard after nearly three decades of service. More>>

2 brothers seek to find normal life after being pardoned

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown had their conviction overturned and a judge ordered their release. Henry McCollum and Leon Brown had their conviction overturned and a judge ordered their release.
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Two brothers will receive more than $1 million from the state of North Carolina after they were wrongfully imprisoned for three decades in the killing of an 11-year-old girl, but for one of them, the windfall isn't the issue. More>>

Speeches, chairman's election on tap for NC GOP convention

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Gov. Pat McCrory is on the ballot next year, and he'll seek to energize their Republican base heading into 2016 at the North Carolina GOP convention. More>>

Plymouth to host first NC Black Bear Festival

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The town of Plymouth is hosting the first North Carolina Black Bear Festival, which will include an opportunity to see the bears in their natural habitat. More>>

Raleigh man arrested and charged with child sex crimes

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A Raleigh man was arrested and charged with child sex crimes Friday night, Raleigh police said. More>>

New school bus safety measure could be on the way Video included

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The North Carolina State Board of Education is considering a proposal requiring bus drivers to use hand signals at bus stops to help ensure student safety. More>>

McCrory announces by email he has signed abortion bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he has signed legislation that makes North Carolina one of several states with 72-hour waiting periods for an abortion. More>>

Permits issued for coal ash projects in Lee, Chatham counties Video included

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State officials on Friday issued the necessary permits and permit modification approvals that will allow coal ash reuse projects to move forward in Lee and Chatham counties. More>>

Person Co. Animal Services admits to unlawfully euthanizing animals Video included

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Person County Animal Services is in danger of losing its license after it admitted to state officials animals were unlawfully euthanized. More>>

After 15 strippers arrested in sex bust, strip club to reopen in SC town

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Platinum Plus will reopen its doors in November after a Greenville judge signed a $66,500 settlement filed Thursday morning. The judge ordered the strip club to shut down last month under the nuisance ordinance until a civil case against it could go to trial. The lawsuit followed at least 20 arrests -- including 15 strippers -- a More>>

Social media gives insight after ex-Pinecrest teacher charged with indecent liberties Video included

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Social media posts are giving us a bit more insight into the situation involving a 17-year-old Pinecrest High Student. More>>

Purse snatcher makes huge mistake: grabs purse of NC sheriff's wife, officials say

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Both the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and the Asheville Police Department are working together to find the man they say is wanted for seven different warrants in both Mills River, N.C. and Asheville, N.C. Corey Aaron Leach, 25, has active warrants for three counts of
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Cary teen may have caused Wake Tech cyber attack, police say Video included

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Police at Wake Tech Community College believe a high school student in Cary may have been behind a cyber attack that took down the school's computer system in February.


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Downtown Durham on verge of boom Video included

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Downtown Durham is on the brink of a boom, with more people moving there. More>>

Cruz, Walker among GOP leaders in Raleigh

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Four people who are running for president or may run are in Raleigh speaking this weekend as the 2016 election begins to get closer. More>>

Former Durham DA Cline suspended for 5 years Video included

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Former Durham district attorney Tracey Cline was suspended for five years by the North Carolina State Bar on Friday. More>>

Police release new info on SunTrust robbery

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Chapel Hill police have released more information concerning the robbery of a SunTrust Bank May 28. More>>

Fewer students enrolling at western NC community colleges

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Officials say an improving economy and a dwindling unemployment rate have led to a decline in enrollment at community colleges in western North Carolina. More>>

Raleigh man charged with DWI after crash kills friend

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Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning crash in Wake County after one person was killed. More>>

NCAA accuses UNC of lack of institutional control Video included

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The University of North Carolina on Thursday released the Notice of Allegations from the NCAA. More>>

Banner year expected for North Carolina blueberries

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Dry weather this spring should mean another banner year for the North Carolina blueberry crop. More>>

Board of Elections hears comments on rules for voter ID law

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The North Carolina Board of Elections is moving ahead with proposed rules to implement the state's new voter ID law, even as the law will be argued in state and federal courts this summer. More>>

Man arrested after standoff with Fayetteville police

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A Thursday evening standoff in Fayetteville ended early Friday morning with a 29-year-old suspect in custody, police said. More>>

2 armed suspects found at NC elementary school in custody

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Macon County Sheriff's Office deputies have taken two armed suspects into custody after the pair was discovered on the campus of South Macon Elementary School in Franklin. More>>

Pre-teen boy drives dad's pickup through NC from VA, gets busted in SC

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A 12-year-old Virginia boy drove his family's pickup truck all the way through North Carolina until he was pulled over by authorities on Thursday, according to reports. The boy left from Prince George County, VA earlier on Thursday after taking his dad's pickup truck, officials
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Moore Co. School Board fires superintendent , community outraged Video included

The Moore County School Board decided to remove Superintendent Robert “Dr. Bob” Grimesey during a special meeting Thursday morning. The Moore County School Board decided to remove Superintendent Robert “Dr. Bob” Grimesey during a special meeting Thursday morning.
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The Moore County School Board voted Thursday to remove Superintendent Robert “Dr. Bob” Grimesey during a special meeting. More>>

Durham police deny claims of racial profiling during traffic stops Video included

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The Durham Police Department is rejecting racial profiling claims despite a racial disparity in traffic stops and searches. More>>

Teens find body in Clayton creek

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The body of a man was found Thursday in a creek near apartments off Amelia Church Road, Clayton town officials said. More>>

Petco admits fault for dog's death after store grooming

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Petco released a new statement on Thursday admitting fault for the death of a dog after a grooming session at the company's Westchester Commons store. Allison Marks told 8News last week that when she came to pick up her 2-year-old golden retriever from his appointment, he was dead. More>>

Disciplinary hearing held for former Durham DA Tracey Cline Video included

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The North Carolina State Bar will hold a disciplinary hearing Thursday to determine whether former District Attorney Tracy Cline violated professional conduct rules. More>>

McCrory defends decision to sign abortion bill Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that he will sign the abortion bill when it reaches his desk.The bill extends the waiting period for getting an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours.McCrory said he had some questions about the bill initially but felt the final bill was satisfactory. He said that while the waiting period is 72 hours, the period can begin with a phone call, which he felt was overlooked.“I think it's a very reasonable and fair option,” McCrory said.“I and others made sure that remai... More>>

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North Carolina's governor has pardoned a man who spent three decades on death row and his half brother, saying they were wrongfully convicted in the rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl in 1983.Gov. Pat McCrory announced the pardons Thursday for Henry McCollum and Leon Brown More>>

Hackers steal ID info of 4 million people in government data breach

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Hackers broke into the U.S. government personnel office and stole identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday that at the beginning of May, data from the Office of Personnel Management
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House again doesn't vote on McCrory veto of magistrates bill

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The North Carolina House adjourned for the weekend without formally deciding whether to cancel Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of legislation allowing some government officials to avoid performing gay marriages on religious beliefs.The vetoed bill was listed on the House agenda Thursday but not acted upon for a second consecutive day.House Rules Chairman David Lewis says a vote hasn't occurred because a few members were absent this week. Lewis also acknowledged some fellow Republicans are on the fenc... More>>

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A Durham Police officer was dragged by a car after traffic stop Thursday afternoon.Durham Police said plainclothes officers were making a traffic stop in 4300 block of N.C. 55 around 3:45 p.m. Thursday when the driver of the vehicle drove away, dragging one of the officers.The Durham Police said the officer officer is being transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. The driver of the vehicle is in custody.Copyright 2015 WNCN. All rights re... More>>

Ex-Pinecrest HS teacher charged with indecent liberties with a student Video included

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A former Social Studies teacher and soccer coach at Pinecrest High School has been charged with felony indecent liberties with a student, Moore County School officials said Thursday. More>>

NC teen dies in crash after truck driver runs stop sign, officials say

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A 19-year-old dean's list college student was killed after a wreck in Duplin County. Hunter Kennedy, of Deep Run, was killed when another driver ran a stop sign, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 near
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Family members charged for loud cheering at Mississippi graduation

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Four people could face jail time for cheering too loudly at a Mississippi high school graduation. More>>

Raleigh special needs charter school loses appeal, charter

The North Carolina Board of Education voted Thursday with heavy hearts to revoke the charter of Dynamic Charter School in Raleigh. The North Carolina Board of Education voted Thursday with heavy hearts to revoke the charter of Dynamic Charter School in Raleigh.
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The North Carolina Board of Education voted Thursday with heavy hearts to revoke the charter of Dynamic Charter School in Raleigh. More>>

NC to retest wells after homeowners told water safe to drink

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North Carolina officials say they will retest seven residential wells near Duke Energy coal ash dumps for contamination after homeowners were prematurely assured their water is safe to drink. More>>

Sister of reality TV star Josh Duggar says he victimized her

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Reality TV star Jessa Duggar told Fox News Channel on Wednesday that she was a victim of her older brother Josh Duggar, who fondled five girls when he was a teenager. More>>

Gay marriage override vote in NC House delayed

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The North Carolina House has acted on one bill vetoed by Gov. Pat McCrory but put off another vetoed measure addressing government officials who don't want to perform gay marriages due to religious beliefs. More>>

Possibly naked teen runs after bond revoked at Fayetteville courthouse

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A presumably naked man is on the loose in Fayetteville after he fled the courthouse when he learned his bond was revoked on Wednesday, officials said. More>>

Pennsylvania mom got kids drunk, filmed their foreplay

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A Pennsylvania mother is behind bars accused of giving two children alcohol and then encouraging them to engage in sex while she videotaped them. More>>

NC alcohol law changes nearing final legislative approval

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A smorgasbord of North Carolina alcohol law changes now one more vote away from Gov. Pat McCrory's signature would allow distilleries to sell their products to people who tour their operations. More>>

Raleigh mom deluged with calls for sex after man posts fake Craigslist ad Video included

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A Wake County woman said she was inundated with calls and text messages from men looking for sex, after her daughter's boyfriend posted her personal information on Craigslist.David Stewart, 25 of Raleigh, has been charged with misdemeanor stalking and resisting arrest, after the Wake County Sheriff's Office searched Stewart's cell phone and obtained a court order, revealing the ad was posted from an account using Stewart's personal phone number and email address.According to a search warrant,... More>>

2 baby lemurs welcomed at Duke Lemur Center Video included

The staff of the Duke Lemur Center is thrilled about the birth of their twin lemur babies and is looking forward to their newest part... More>>

McCrory will sign abortion bill

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A bill to extend the waiting period for abortions passed the North Carolina House Wednesday and now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory.The bill passed the House 71-43 on Wednesday.The Senate voted Monday night in favor of the bill.McCrory has not said whether he supports the bill.Bill supporters have said that increasing the state's waiting period from the current 24 hours will give pregnant women more time to collect information about a difficult decision. The bill's House sponsors also said they hope... More>>

Trio dressed as SWAT bust in home, shock infant with stun gun, sheriff says Video included

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The Sampson County authorities are investigating a home invasion where the suspects shocked some of the victims with a stun gun, including a 4-month-old, the sheriff's office said.
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State addressing turnpike billing issues Video included

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As the state gets ready to talk about extending the NC Highway 540, officials claim the road is meeting its projections for revenue and traffic. More>>

Public sounds off to election board over voter ID law Video included

“I can speak directly of my 101-year-old dad, who is of very good mind, but doesn't have a photo ID. And he's having to really endure unreasonable and unnecessary road blocks to even get an ID,” said Richard Lepards. “I can speak directly of my 101-year-old dad, who is of very good mind, but doesn't have a photo ID. And he's having to really endure unreasonable and unnecessary road blocks to even get an ID,” said Richard Lepards.
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The State Board of Elections is giving the public a chance to raise concerns about North Carolina's voter ID law. More>>

Man dies after collision with train in Mt. Olive Video included

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A person died after a Jeep and a train collided in Mount Olive on Wednesday afternoon, reports say.The incident happened around 3 pm, officials told WNCN. More>>

Teen and man shot in Raleigh, police say Video included

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Two people were shot in Raleigh on Wednesday afternoon after shots were fired near Bragg Street, police say. Shortly before 5 p.m, Raleigh Police Department officers responded to two calls, one involving a report of shots being fired in the vicinity of Bragg Street and the other
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SC pair arrested after 'threatening' emojis sent on Facebook, deputies say

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Two men face stalking charges after Spartanburg County deputies said the pair used Facebook to send threatening emoticons to another man. Deputies said David Fuentes, 29, and Matthew Cowan, 29, each sent text messages through Facebook using emoticons of a More>>

Senate, House override McCrory on 'ag gag' bill

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The North Carolina House voted 79-36 Wednesday to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill dubbed the "ag gag" bill. More>>

Carolina girls baseball team advances in national tourney

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The Carolina Terminators, an all-girl baseball team that features three area youngsters, has picked up two wins and advanced past pool play in the country's first national girls baseball tournament in Orlando. More>>

Bill would end pistol permit system in NC Video included

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The North Carolina House narrowly passed out of committee a bill that would make significant changes to the state's gun laws.The measure would end the state's pistol permit system in 2021. Supporters and opponents are arguing about the impact it will have on background checks in the state.“It could have been a little bit stronger,” said Paul Valone of Grass Roots NC. “But, by and large, it's a good bill.”Becky Ceartas, executive director of North Carolinians against Gun Violence, said, “It we... More>>

11 nabbed in coastal NC meth busts and drug crackdown

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The Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team busted 3 meth labs over the last two months. Other agencies teamed up as part of the four month campaign targeting the making and distribution of the illegal drugs in New Bern and Havelock. Police arrested 11 people, 6 of which were linked to meth, officials say. More>>

Murder suspect nabbed in Benson slaying, police say

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A murder suspect has been apprehended in the weekend slaying of a Benson man, officials say. Meanwhile, another Benson man -- described as 'armed and dangerous' -- is still on the run after being linked to the fatal shooting that happened Sunday night around 10:45 p.m. on West Harnett Street. More>>

Chatham Co. family retaliates for arrest, charged with kidnapping

Daniel Gonzalez-Sosa (center) was arrested and his family retaliated. Daniel Gonzalez-Sosa (center) was arrested and his family retaliated.
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Five members of a Chatham County family have been arrested on various charges connected with breaking and entering, kidnapping and child sex crimes. More>>

Early morning fire damages Raleigh church Video included

A fire erupted at Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist Church Wednesday morning just before 3 a.m. in Raleigh. A fire erupted at Gethsemane Seventh-Day Adventist Church Wednesday morning just before 3 a.m. in Raleigh.
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Fire crews battled a church fire in the 2500 block of Sanderford Road in Raleigh early Wednesday morning, police confirmed. More>>

Huge alligator lurks near NC fire station

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A large alligator made an appearance in Havelock Tuesday night.A viewer sent WNCT-TV several photos and a video of the alligator crossing the street around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

NC General Assembly weighs whether illegals should get driver's permits

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Legislation allowing North Carolina residents living illegally in the U.S. to obtain driver's permits is still intact at the General Assembly. More>>

NC House panel narrowly approves updated gun bill

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A House committee has narrowly approved a gun measure to repeal North Carolina's pistol permit application system run by local sheriffs and allow lawmakers to carry concealed weapons at the Legislative Building. More>>

McCrory signs bill making it easier for military to become police officers

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Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Wednesday that allows those in the military to get credit for their service in the military should they apply to be a police officer. More>>

Death penalty sought for trio in missing nursing student's death

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The state intends to seek the death penalty against the men charged with murder in the disappearance of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo four years ago.  Jason Autry, Zachary Adams and his brother John “Dylan” Adams appeared in Decatur County court on Wednesday.
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Mule mascot at Fort Bragg dies from respiratory illness

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The mascot for the 1st Sustainment Command at Fort Bragg died Sunday. More>>

Free lunch to all students at 32 Cumberland County schools

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Officials in Cumberland County say all students at 32 schools will receive free breakfasts and lunches next year. More>>

Breakthrough cancer drug developed in the Triangle

New cancer drug developed in the Triangle. New cancer drug developed in the Triangle.
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A breakthrough in the fight against cancer is coming from a company based in the Triangle area. More>>

Raleigh thrift store holds sale to give back to community

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A North Raleigh thrift store is celebrating its success by giving back to the community. More>>

Houston dad charged with murdering son over potty training

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A Houston father is accused of beating his 3-year-old to death because he had potty training accidents.
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Queen Elizabeth death rumor spreads after BBC reporter's tweet

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A behind-the-scenes rehearsal of how the BBC will handle the death of Queen Elizabeth II ended with an apology Wednesday after one of its reporters mistakenly tweeted that the British monarch had passed away. More>>

Attorney General warns against buying flooded cars

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Following flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning consumers to inspect new or used cars for flood-damage. More>>

Gay marriage override vote in NC House uncertain Wednesday

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The future of Gov. Pat McCrory's latest vetoes is now in the hands of the North Carolina House. More>>

NC moves forward on voter ID rules, amid lawsuit

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The State Board of Elections is holding the first of nine public hearings on the rules governing North Carolina's voter identification law. More>>

4 East Chapel Hill High students hospitalized after consuming unknown liquid Video included

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Four East Chapel Hill High School students were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after consuming some type of liquid that sickened them, leaving two in a "semi-conscious state," police said. More>>

Local car dealers swamped by airbag recalls Video included

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Triangle area car dealers are being swamped with air bag recalls. More>>

Wife speaks out after Raleigh 'Santa' hit with child porn charges Video included

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The wife of the Raleigh man accused of having a child pornography collection claims her husband never made any appearances as Santa Claus. Leander Dewey Jones, 63, was arrested after police say they found multiple images saved on his computer and dozens of floppy disks
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Downtown Raleigh bar owners upset over proposed policy change

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Some Raleigh bar owners are angry over potentially losing sidewalk seating if the city council approves a proposed ordinance.


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Current employee files discrimination complaint against NCCU Video included

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A current North Carolina Central University employee has filed a complaint against Chancellor Debra Saunders-White for discrimination nearly a week after three former employees sued for the same reason.


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'Armed and dangerous' pair sought in Benson murder, police say Video included

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The Benson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Sunday night around 10:45 p.m. on West Harnett Street. More>>

Fayetteville man dies in moped accident

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A Fayetteville man driving a moped was fatally wounded Tuesday afternoon after a collision with a service truck. More>>

Hundreds donate blood at UNC's Smith Center

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Hundreds of people came to the Dean Smith Center to donate for the “Mega Drive” by the Red Cross. More>>

GOP leaders have doubts about McCrory's $3 billion bond pitch

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Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday that their colleagues aren't sold fully on Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal for North Carolina to borrow close to $3 billion. More>>

Passenger killed in small plane crash in Siler City Video included

Two people have been hurt after a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County. Two people have been hurt after a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County.
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A husband and wife from Moore County were seriously injured Tuesday in a small plane crash while trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County. More>>

Audit: Manager at NC mental health agency took kickbacks

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A state audit says a high-ranking manager at a regional mental health agency in eastern North Carolina took nearly $550,000 in illegal kickbacks and racked up nearly $120,000 in questionable credit card spending, including... More>>

Bill designed to preserve western NC opossum tradition OK'd

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Another proposed law designed to preserve a western North Carolina New Year's Eve tradition involving a live, wild opossum is going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. More>>

What you need to know on the Takata recall

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A recall of air bags made by Japanese auto parts supplier Takata Corp. now has the dubious distinction of being the largest in U.S. history. More>>

NC Senate votes to triple abortion waiting period

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North Carolina Senators voted Monday night in favor of a bill that changes the time a woman must wait to get an abortion. More>>

NC appeals court sides with veteran teachers in tenure fight

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that lawmakers violated the Constitution in passing a law that would take away job protections for veteran teachers. More>>

NC House speaker says gay marriage override vote may wait Video included

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The final vote to determine whether a vetoed bill will become law allowing some North Carolina court officials to avoid gay marriage proceedings may not happen quickly after all. More>>

Raleigh Santa arrested on child porn charges Video included

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A Raleigh man has been arrested on charges of having child pornography after taking his computer to a computer repair shop. More>>

WakeMed Docs get dunked for a good cause Video included

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Four WakeMed doctors will be taking the plunge for a good cause Tuesday afternoon. Wake Med will be hosting “Dunk-A-Doc” to help raise money and excitement for “Scrub Run”, a 5k and 10k event.
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Bomb threats made against at least 5 airliners

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At least five bomb threats were phoned in Tuesday against flights originating or landing in the United States, government sources told NBC News.
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Downtown bars shriek as Raleigh weighs patio limits Video included

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Some downtown Raleigh bars are concerned about possible changes that would limit their use of patios. More>>

Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA

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The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women. More>>

Fort Bragg soldier aims to be next 'American Ninja Warrior' Video included

Captain Stephen Smay with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg hopes to be the first ninja warrior. Captain Stephen Smay with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg hopes to be the first ninja warrior.
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The obstacle courses are grueling on NBC's hit show “American Ninja Warrior.” And the training for contestants is even more so, especially for one contestant from North Carolina. More>>

5 taken to hospital from NC Apple data center

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Officials say five people were taken to a hospital after a chemical leak at the Apple data center in Maiden. More>>

Teacher charged with stealing prescription medications

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Authorities say a fifth-grade teacher at Tabor City Elementary School has been charged with stealing medication from other staff members after authorities found stolen Oxycodone and Xanax in her car. More>>

Fayetteville firefighters irked over council comments Video included

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Fayetteville firefighters are showing up in force Monday at a City Council budget meeting after some off-hand comments about how much they work at a work session last month. More>>

Incredible video: Massive lightning bolt with creepy after effects Video included

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A powerful lightning strike was caught on video as it hit a bridge -- and then strange, eerie remnants are seen floating in the sky after the bolt quickly disappears.The incident that happened near Gautier, Mississippi was a little too close for comfort for a police officer who just happened to catch this amazing act of mother nature on dashcam video.Officer Mark Rodriguez was driving down Interstate-10 last week when a bolt of lightning narrowly missed his cruiser.As heavy storm clouds moved... More>>

Senate overrides McCrory on magistrates bill Video included

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The North Carolina Senate on Monday night voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of Senate Bill 2. More>>

Teen girl dies in crash, witnesses stop drunk man from fleeing, police say

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A funeral will be held Wednesday for a teen girl who died in a crash Friday evening in which authorities say the suspect tried to get away.Officers with Huntsville Police say 19-year-old Christopher Wayne Ross of Fayetteville, Tenn, was traveling west on Mastin Lake Road when he ran the red light at the intersection and hit a vehicle traveling southbound, killing the driver.The victim was identified as 19-year-old Toniette "Toni" Katherine Piccinich of Owens Cross Roads.The force of the impac... More>>

Tougher bill on graffiti going to McCrory

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A new crime and a more serious penalty for repeated spray painting or defacing of public and private buildings and tombstones in North Carolina are heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. More>>

SC 3-year-old shot, then relatives get in 2nd shooting at hospital, police say

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Two people face charges after a shooting outside Grand Strand Regional Medical Center on Saturday. It started when family brought a child that had been shot at a home to the hospital for treatment. Lt. Raul Denis with the Horry County Police Department says around 1:00 pm officers responded to the shooting victim at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.Denis says officers were advised that the victim was a 3 year old and that the shooting had taken place at a residence on Carnation Circle in ... More>>

Thunderstorms take aim at Wake County, other Triangle areas

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A cold front sitting back to our west is moving very slowly towards central North Carolina, which is sending a few showers and storms Monday and over the majority of the week ahead.
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New Shaw president seeks to calm turmoil in top office Video included

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Shaw University's president will be introduced on Monday, the fifth presidential transition at the university since 2009. More>>

Man shot to death in Raleigh, suspect at large

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Raleigh police are investigating a fatal shooting in the 1700 block of St. Albans Drive in Raleigh. More>>

GOP's Newton to run for NC attorney general Video included

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State Sen. Buck Newton, a Republican from Wilson County, is running for North Carolina Attorney General. More>>

NC mom charged after 'serious' injuries found on child, deputies say

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A North Carolina mom is facing a child abuse charge after her child was found with red marks, deputies told WXII-TV.Brandy Bell Thomas, age 36, of Yadkinville was charged with felony child abuse with serious physical injury after a sheriff's investigation that began on May 25, the TV station reported.The investigation started when the child's father called authorities after he noticed red marks on the child's lower back, according to WXII.The father told deputies that he had just picked the c... More>>

BCBS of NC seeks rate increase as result of ACA

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North Carolina's largest health insurer says it wants to raise rates by an average of almost 26 percent next year on broadly subsidized policies sold to individuals, nearly double this year's allowed increase. More>>

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    State troopers wearing helmets and body armor are searching houses near the northern New York prison where two killers escaped, along with teams of corrections officers and police dogs.
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