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EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner Video included

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Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution. More>>

Appeal by soldier convicted of murder to be heard Video included

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The soldier convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of two soldiers in Kuwait will get to appeal the verdict in a military court this fall. More>>

Construction halted on some NC roads for holiday

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The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend. More>>

Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

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A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights. More>>

Health officials say the earlier the better for flu shots

Health officials say the earlier the better for flu shots Video included

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Health officials recommend everyone gets vaccinated as early as September.  More>>

4 UNC players suspended over 'violations of team policy' Video included

Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill. Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place. More>>

Cary woman accused of lying to police in nurse's murder Video included

Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary. Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary.
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A Cary woman has been arrested and accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary last week. More>>

Fayetteville man charged with cutting off roommate's ear with butcher knife

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Deputies say a Fayetteville man has been charged with maiming after he cut off part of his roommate's ear Tuesday night. More>>

Anti-abortion groups to rally at Hagan's office

Anti-abortion leaders are planning a rally outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's office in Charlotte to highlight her position on proposed abortion legislation. More>>

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban Video included

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Same-sex couples who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban say it's past time for them to have the same privileges as traditional married couples. More>>

Durham teen charged in Aug. 9 murder

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A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in connection with the Aug. 9 shooting of a man in Durham. More>>

K9 to Sniff Out Explosives at Buncombe Co. Schools

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The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office introduced its new K9 officer today. Sampson is the first police dog in the entire country to be trained in Person Borne weapons and explosive detection. He'll use this training in a school setting. More>>

Man found dead after Robeson County home invasion

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The Robesonian reports aLumberton man was found deadTuesday morning after a home invasion.The Robeson County Sheriff's Office reportedlyfoundthe bodyof 57-year-old Milton Cummings after they received a 911 call around2 a.m. from his mother's home on the 100 block of Powhatan Drive near Chicken Road. Another family member and a7-year-old also reportedly lived at the home with Cummings and his mother. Authorities report Cummings had been assaulted but there's no indication of how he died.There ... More>>

Flags at half-staff honoring first African-American commander of Highway Patrol Video included

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Governor McCrory issued a flag order in effect for Wednesday, August 27 lowering all North Carolina flags to half-staff in honor of the late Col. Richard W. Holden, Sr. with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week Video included

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge.
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NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

North Carolina environmental officials are moving to fine Duke Energy over groundwater pollution leeching for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington. More>>

Judge: No timeline in 'modern' Oakwood home decision Video included

Some neighbors in Oakwood complain Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood. Some neighbors in Oakwood complain Louis Cherry's design is too contemporary for the historic neighborhood.
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The fate of a contemporary home under construction in an historic downtown Raleigh neighborhood is in now in the hands of a judge. More>>

Michael Brown shooting sparks interest in body cameras for NC police forces Video included

Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras. Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Police in Carthage are the latest in North Carolina to try outfitting officers with body cameras.
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Fayetteville officials raising awareness about human trafficking Video included

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Fayetteville and Cumberland County held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about the problem of human trafficking in the area. More>>

13 NC kids killed since 1999 by drivers passing school buses Video included

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NC drivers pass stopped school buses every day, violating state laws requiring drivers to yield when a bus's stop arm is extended.
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NC State police report sexual assault at frat house Video included

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North Carolina State University police said it received an anonymous tip concerning a sexual assault at a frat house.
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NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape Video included

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Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. More>>

'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

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A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million. More>>

Highway Patrol investigating multiple-vehicle crash on I-540

A multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday morning created traffic backups on I-540 westbound. A multiple-vehicle crash Tuesday morning created traffic backups on I-540 westbound.
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Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 540 in Wake County. More>>

Casks for a Cure raises more than $6K for ALS research Video included

The fundraiser benefits a different local charity each year and it just happens a local ALS group will benefit this year. The fundraiser benefits a different local charity each year and it just happens a local ALS group will benefit this year.
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More than 300 people showed up Monday at Big Boss Brewery in Raleigh for the fifth annual Casks for a Cure. More>>

49 teaching positions still open in Wake Co. schools Video included

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Most classrooms in Wake County are full today, but some teaching positions remain empty heading into the school year.
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Judge hears debate over 'modern' Oakwood home Video included

Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon appear in court before the hearing that may decide the fate of their home being built in Oakwood. (Mike Gonzalez, WNCN) Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon appear in court before the hearing that may decide the fate of their home being built in Oakwood. (Mike Gonzalez, WNCN)
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Opening statements were heard Monday in the case of a "modern" home being constructed in a historic Raleigh neighborhood. More>>

Spring Lake man receives life sentence in beating death of son Video included

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A 31-year-old Cumberland County father was found guilty of first-degree murder Monday in the beating death of his toddler son. More>>

Fayetteville man severely beaten by grandson over $5

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An 18-year-old Fayetteville man is charged with beating his grandfather following an argument over $5, according to officials. More>>

Waiving right to trial would be defendants' choice Video included

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When voters go to the polls in November, they'll decide whether North Carolina will join 49 other states in giving criminal defendants another option to a jury trial.
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North Carolina among states participating in DUI campaign Video included

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Law enforcement officials in six states are launching their 23rd annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence.
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McDonald lawyers ask to appeal judge's order

Lawyers for Jeffery MacDonald, convicted more than four decades ago in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two daughters, want to appeal a federal judge's order and get their client a new trial. More>>

Cary murder suspect arrested in Fayetteville Video included

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A homicide suspect wanted for the murder of 58-year-old Wendy Jean Johnson in Cary Friday night was arrested in Fayetteville late Saturday night, according to authorities. More>>

Cary Police identify, search for suspect in woman's murder Video included

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A woman shot and killed at a Cary apartment complex had just arrived to care for a disabled child, a neighbor said.

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Teen driver killed in Holly Springs head-on collision Video included

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The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said a fatal accident occurred Saturday on Piney Grove-Wilbon Road in Holly Springs. More>>

3 arrested, charged in Raleigh shooting and robberies Video included

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Three men have been arrested and are facing numerous charges for their involvement in a shooting that injured two in the 4700 block of Courtney Lane in Raleigh Monday night. More>>

Man killed in Fayetteville home invasion identified

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion that left one person dead early Saturday morning.
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Heated words exchanged at Sanford fracking meeting Video included

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A public meeting on fracking scheduled for Friday evening in Sanford was held as scheduled as organizers were able to get security for the event.

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NC State charges Durham man with breaking into dorms

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A Durham man faces multiple charges for breaking into parts of the N.C. State campus, burglaries that sparked a campus-wide crime alert. More>>

Missing 3-year-old Fayetteville girl found safe at neighbor's house Video included

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A 3-year-old girl from Fayetteville went missing Thursday night from her home, Fayetteville police said.
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Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. More>>

Cumberland Co. deputy resigns following DWI arrest

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A Cumberland County Sheriff's deputy resigned after being arrested early Friday for DWI. More>>

Missing Fort Bragg private Striped Wolf found in Florida Video included

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Private Juliet Striped Wolf was located in Volusia County, Florida, and is safe and unharmed, the Army said. More>>

Troopers need help solving Orange Co. double-fatal hit-and-run

A memorial was set up at the scene where two bicyclists were killed in Orange County. A memorial was set up at the scene where two bicyclists were killed in Orange County.
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Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help to help solve a double-fatal hit-and-run that killed two bicyclist in September 2013. More>>

Groups to appeal judge's ruling in NC voting case Video included

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Groups challenging sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will appeal a judge's decision allowing this November's elections to be held under new rules drafted by Republican legislators. Lawyers for the North Carolina branch of the NACCP filed notice Thursday that they will ask the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond to review an Aug. 8 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder. More>>

Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan Video included

A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan. More>>

Governor briefed on new testing strategies Video included

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The Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee presented a review of testing standards to Governor Pat McCrory Thursday. More>>

NC Zoo gets polar bear from Chicago temporarily Video included

Anana is a 15-year-old polar bear moving to the North Carolina Zoo Anana is a 15-year-old polar bear moving to the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo is getting another polar bear that will relocate temporarily from Chicago. More>>

Raleigh cold case 'solvable' 20 years later, detectives say Video included

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A Triangle family says it is "optimistic" someone will come forward with information that may help police solve a 20-year-old cold case. More>>

Wake Co. sees jump in teacher turnover Video included

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Wake County is seeing significant turnover in teachers – and still looking to hire teachers as the traditional school year approaches. More>>

Stedman man charged with manufacturing meth

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A Stedman man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. More>>

NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional Video included

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A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. More>>

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