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    Extreme heat returns Sunday, strong storms Monday

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    Thursday's cold front may have dropped our temperatures Friday, but heat and humidity are set to return this weekend in North Carolina. More>>

    Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out Video included

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    Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much. More>>

    1 suspect arrested for severe beating of man during Fayetteville home invasion

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    Fayetteville police arrested one of three suspects that severely beat a man Friday during a home invasion. More>>

    Man charged with killing UNC professor had just left Wake Jail Video included

    Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right) Derick Davis II, 23 (Left) and Troy Arrington, Jr., 27, (Right)
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    An Orange County dispatcher sounded shocked Wednesday afternoon when a 911 caller described finding University of North Carolina professor Feng Liu beaten and dying on a street near the UNC campus. More>>

    Warrants: Former teacher, Boy Scout leader admitted to touching boys 'to make them feel good' Video included

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    Search warrants released Friday in Rowan County show that a popular former teacher, coach and Scoutmaster admitted to investigators that he had molested young boys on Boy Scout camping trips and at a church sleepover.
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    3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

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    The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war. More>>

    Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

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    Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. More>>

    Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

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    Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker. More>>

    Air tragedies bring grief without order

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    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. More>>

    Fayetteville police capture Lenior Co. murder suspect

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    Fayetteville police captured a man Friday evening wanted for murder in Lenior County. More>>

    'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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    Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

    Body of worker killed in Ft. Bragg trench collapse recovered Video included

    Calvin Bishop, Battalion Chief with the Fayetteville Fire Department, said Thursday that part of the side of the trench collapsed around 11 a.m., covering a worker. Calvin Bishop, Battalion Chief with the Fayetteville Fire Department, said Thursday that part of the side of the trench collapsed around 11 a.m., covering a worker.
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    Fort Bragg officials said the body of a civilian contractor killed in a construction accident was recovered Friday evening. More>>

    NC budget hole grows based on new tax cut analysis

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    North Carolina income tax collections for 2014 are expected to fall $205 million short of earlier projections following Republican-backed tax cuts approved last year. More>>

    Garner youth baseball team in nationals in Calif.

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    A youth baseball team from Garner is competing in the Mustang-9 PONY League World Series in California after winning the East Zone tournament last Saturday. More>>

    In Fayetteville, friends reunite for first time since Vietnam Video included

    Until Friday, these two Vietnam veterans had not seen each other in 48 years. Until Friday, these two Vietnam veterans had not seen each other in 48 years.
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    Two friends who had not seen each other since serving in Vietnam reunited in Fayetteville Friday.
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    Fundraiser to help Raleigh charter school for disabled students open Video included

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    A public school in Raleigh for disabled children is set to open next month but organizers desperately need donations to get the school up and running.


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    Preddyfest founder not letting shooting injuries slow him down Video included

    Rodney Preddy was shot in the right temple, taking out his right eye, July 13 while driving through Oxford. Rodney Preddy was shot in the right temple, taking out his right eye, July 13 while driving through Oxford.
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    A Franklin County man shot in the face two weeks ago isn’t letting his injuries keep him from organizing his music festival. More>>

    NC Zoo plans to keep 4 gorillas, secure 3 more

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    The North Carolina Zoo is keeping four gorillas that were about to be shipped out, and looking to bring in three more in the spring. More>>

    Durham Police seek help in GameStop robbery

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    Durham police are trying to identify a male who robbed GameStop at 1533 Glenn School Road on Tuesday, July 1. More>>

    NC man faces dozens of sex charges

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    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. More>>

    Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

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    Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and... More>>

    Onslow Co. man charged with child abuse after spanking

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    A Jacksonville man is charged by Onslow County authorities with child abuse after they say he spanked a young girl with several objects. More>>

    No leads in 2013 death of Apex man walking from Raleigh bar

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    The Raleigh Police Department has exhausted all leads and tips in a high-profile case from August 2013, when Weston Vandemerwe of Apex was hit on a ramp to the Raleigh Beltline. More>>

    Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

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    A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial. More>>

    Massive consignment sale happening at NC State Fairgrounds Video included

    The sale has thousands of items for sale at a fraction of the cost. The sale has thousands of items for sale at a fraction of the cost.
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    Parents know children grow out their clothes very quickly.It is no surprise the Kids Exchange Consignment Sale at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds is a huge event. More>>

    Fayetteville police arrest suspect in PNC Bank robbery

    Police identified the suspect as Taurean James Keels, 29, of the 4700 block of Old Spears Road in Fayetteville. Police identified the suspect as Taurean James Keels, 29, of the 4700 block of Old Spears Road in Fayetteville.
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    Fayetteville police arrested a suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of the PNC Bank on Ramsey Street. More>>

    3 teens charged in Durham bus explosion Video included

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    Three teens have been charged in a Durham bus incident after a bottle caused a small explosion. More>>

    Fayetteville couple finds dead, possibly rabid, bat in bedroom

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    The bat is the 11th case of rabies in Cumberland County this year. More>>

    Charter school bill heads to governor's desk

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    A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor. More>>

    Groups express concern about coal ash bill

    A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River. A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.

    Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution. More>>

    Police release identity of 7-year-old killed in Wilson shooting Video included

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    Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

    Man pleads guilty in NC Ponzi scheme

    A man accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked about 25 Charlotte investors out of more than $2.5 million has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. More>>

    2 of 3 teens wanted in Durham bus explosion turn themselves in

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    Beverly Thompson with the City of Durham said on Friday that city manager Thomas Bonfield announced at a meeting Thursday that two of the three teens wanted in connection with a small explosion on a Durham bus had turned themselves in. More>>

    Penn. company illegally trying to purchase mineral rights in NC Video included

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    It has been less than three months since North Carolina lawmakers approved fracking in the state and now one out-of-state company ready to get the ball rolling.


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    Harnett Co. neighbors sound off on fracking Video included

    Dozens had their questions answered at a fracking information session in Angier. Dozens had their questions answered at a fracking information session in Angier.
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    People in North Carolina, who could see some of the first wells for natural gas fracking, are sounding off.
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    Recovery efforts resume at Fort Bragg trench collapse

    Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs) Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs)
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    Crews at Fort Bragg are continuing recovery efforts to find a civilian worker who died Thursday during a trench collapse. More>>

    Durham police search for missing woman

    Tuesday Lorraine West was last seen on July 11. Tuesday Lorraine West was last seen on July 11.
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    ?Durham Police are trying to locate a woman who has been missing for about two weeks. More>>

    North Carolina fugitive caught after 13-day search

    A man who escaped from a Richmond County sheriff's deputy earlier this month has been captured. More>>

    Traveler catches epic lightning strike on flight

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    Traveler Gina Hyams caught a massive cloud-to-ground lightning strike while on a flight Thursday.

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    Clayton Youth Theater prepping for opening night Video included

    The Clayton Youth Theater held a full dress rehearsal for its performance of Elton John’s “Aida.” The Clayton Youth Theater held a full dress rehearsal for its performance of Elton John’s “Aida.”
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    Some Johnston County teenagers channeled their inner Broadway Thursday night. More>>

    Man shot in leg near Poole, Fisher roads in Raleigh

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    A man was shot in the leg Thursday near the intersection of Poole and Fisher roads in Raleigh. More>>

    9-Year-old boy survives lightning strike Video included

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    The afternoon of June 25th, the Felder family was practicing track events at the Johnson C. Smith Stadium when the worst happened. More>>

    NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

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    The North Carolina House Thursday rejected a bill requiring insurance for moped drivers. More>>

    Event in Fayetteville aims to help homeless, especially veterans Video included

    A "Community Homeless Stand Down" in Fayetteville brought help closer to the homeless. A "Community Homeless Stand Down" in Fayetteville brought help closer to the homeless.
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    Hundreds of homeless or nearly homeless people were in Fayetteville’s Festival Park on Thursday to get some assistance.


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    School systems anxious for new budget as school year begins

    Wake County School Board Chairwoman Christine Kushner Wake County School Board Chairwoman Christine Kushner
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    Three weeks into the new fiscal year, there is still no new state budget and Wake County school board members are anxiously watching for a new plan for teacher raises. More>>

    Durham police identify 3 teens who caused bus explosion

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    The three teens left a bottle on a bus Tuesday night that caused a small explosion. More>>

    Worker dies when trench collapses at Fort Bragg Video included

    Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs) Emergency officials respond to a trench collapse at Fort Bragg. (Fort Bragg Public Affairs)
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    Emergency officials say a recovery operation is underway at Fort Bragg for a worker who was trapped in a collapsed trench.
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    Federal judge denies new trial for MacDonald

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    A federal judge has denied Jeffrey MacDonald's latest bid for a new trial. More>>

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    • Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

      Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:44:56 GMT
      Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.
      Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
    • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

      Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

      Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
      French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.
      Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...
    • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

      Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 06:56:56 GMT
      The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
      An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
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    • 2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

      2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:00:14 GMT
      A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
      A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
    • Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out

      Twitter pages show NC college binge drinkers passed out

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:03:40 GMT
      Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
      Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
    • Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

      Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:53:18 GMT
      A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
      A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
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