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    NC WEATHER: Even hotter today before cooler weekend

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    The hottest day of the week is here in central North Carolina, but cooler weather arrives this weekend.

    Today will be hot and humid again with highs in the lower to middle 90s.
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    RALEIGH: 'Active shooter' drill to take place at Ligon Middle in Raleigh

    'Active shooter' drill to take place at Ligon Middle in Raleigh Video included

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    The Wake County Sheriff's Office will hold an “active shooter” training exercise at Ligon GT Magnet School Friday morning. More>>

    Public meeting on fracking to be held in Sanford

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    Residents in Sanford will get a chance to voice their opinions on hydraulic fracturing drilling at a public meeting that is the second of four such gatherings planned by the state Mining and Energy Commission. More>>

    UNC police defend delay in dorm room burglary alert Video included

    Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping. Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping.
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    UNC police said they waited more than 24 hours to alert students  about two burglaries so that their investigation would not be jeopardized. More>>

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

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    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch. More>>

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

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    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive' Video included

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    A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. More>>

    Durham police recommendations meeting draws large crowd Video included

    The meeting was moved to a larger space due to the overflowing crowd. The meeting was moved to a larger space due to the overflowing crowd.
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    A crowd filled Durham City Hall Thursday to discuss the city manager's new report recommending changes to the police department. 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>>

    Private school vouchers unconstitutional, NC judge rules Video included

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    More than $720,000 is in limbo after a judge ruled that using taxpayer money to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional.
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    Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

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    Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes against top Hamas military commanders. More>>

    Ukraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion'

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    Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a... More>>

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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    The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

    American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

    Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file) Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file)
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    An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic. More>>

    Camp Lejeune ceremony to honor 1st black Marines

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    Camp Lejeune is honoring the first black Marines in a ceremony marking Montford Point Marine Day. More>>

    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

    NC Zoo gets polar bear from Chicago temporarily

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

    16-year-old Raleigh girl missing since Friday located, is OK

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    Raleigh police said a 16-year-old girl who had gone missing on Friday has been located and is "OK." More>>

    How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

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    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai... More>>

    POLL: What is the best K-12 drama?

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    To mark the start of the school year, WNCN compiled a short list of some of the best K-12 dramas. More>>

    Durham Rescue Mission giving away backpacks, supplies to kids Video included

    The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children. The Durham Rescue Mission, with the help of GSK, is giving away backpacks to needy children.
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    The Durham Rescue Mission is making sure all kids get the supplies they need for the upcoming school year. More>>

    Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

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

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    • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

      NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:36:33 GMT
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      North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
      North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:13 GMT
      People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
      Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
      Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
    • Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

      Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:44:30 GMT
      Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
      Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
      Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
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    • American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

      American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

      Friday, August 22 2014 4:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:57:31 GMT
      Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file)Dr. Kent Brantly (Samaritan's Purse / EPA file)
      An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic.
      An American doctor who was released from an Atlanta hospital after surviving the Ebola virus says he's glad for any attention his situation brought to African countries fighting an epidemic.
    • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

      American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

      Thursday, August 21 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:32:40 GMT
      A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.
      A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.
    • ISIS demanded $132 million for release of journalist James Foley

      ISIS demanded $132 million for release of journalist James Foley

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:55:19 GMT
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      The Islamic militant group ISIS at one time demanded a ransom of 100 million euros — $132 million — for the release of James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded in an ISIS video made public earlier this week.
      The Islamic militant group ISIS at one time demanded a ransom of 100 million euros — $132 million — for the release of James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded in an ISIS video made public earlier this week.
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    • Army investigating disappearance of Fort Bragg soldier

      Army investigating disappearance of Fort Bragg soldier

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:12:52 GMT
      The Army has opened an investigation into the disappearance of a Fort Bragg solider who has been missing since July 1.
      The Army has opened an investigation into the disappearance of a Fort Bragg solider who has been missing since July 1.
    • UNC police defend delay in dorm room burglary alert

      UNC police defend delay in dorm room burglary alert

      Thursday, August 21 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:46:50 GMT
      Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping.Police said two rooms in the Ehringhaus Residence Hall were burglarized while students were sleeping.
      UNC police said they waited more than 24 hours to alert students  about two burglaries so that their investigation would not be jeopardized.
      UNC police said they waited more than 24 hours to alert students  about two burglaries so that their investigation would not be jeopardized.
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      Sean anchors WNCN News at 6, 7 & 11 PM. Raised in North Carolina, he returns home after nearly a decade reporting around the world. Each night, he brings his love of this community and powerful journalism into our newsroom and your home.

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    • POLL: What is the best K-12 comedy movie?

    • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

      American Pie
      2%
      1 vote
      Billy Madison
      12%
      10 votes
      Clueless
      12%
      10 votes
      Dazed and Confused
      7%
      6 votes
      Diary of a Wimpy Kid
      2%
      2 votes
      Fast Times at Ridgemont High
      14%
      12 votes
      Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
      29%
      25 votes
      Mean Girls
      10%
      9 votes
      Porky's
      9%
      8 votes
      Superbad
      3%
      3 votes
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