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    NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

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    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun... More>>

    Sanford woman killed in Cary shooting

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    Cary police confirmed that a deadly shooting occurred Friday night at 202 Hyde Park Court. More>>

    Shots fired at SUV in Durham, 1 man killed

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    Durham police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday morning near the intersection of North Duke Street and Horton Road. More>>

    3 arrested, charged in Raleigh shooting and robberies

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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>>

    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>>

    NC WEATHER: Storms possible Saturday afternoon

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    After three 90 degree days in the Triangle, a break in the heat is expected this weekend.

    Expect to see more clouds than sunshine around on this Saturday along with the chance for scattered showers and storms this afternoon.  This unsettled weather will develop close to noon and continue throughout the afternoon and early evening hours.
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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>>

    Man charged with burglaries at UNC dorm

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    Thomas Dusek has been arrested in charted in connection with burglaries at two rooms at Ehringhaus Residence Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wednesday morning. More>>

    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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    Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed Video included

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    A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed. More>>

    Sean Maroney takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge on air Video included

    Maroney accepted the challenge live on WNCN Today Saturday morning at the Shred It event in Fayetteville. Maroney accepted the challenge live on WNCN Today Saturday morning at the Shred It event in Fayetteville.
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    Sean Maroney was challenged and he stepped up to the plate. More>>

    Raleigh police release photos of vehicles possibly related to fatal shooting

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    Raleigh police are asking for assistance in solving a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday morning on West South Street. More>>

    Cars whiz by school buses as WNCN cameras roll Video included

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    WNCN's cameras caught drivers zooming past stopped school buses - a clear violation of North Carolina law. More>>

    1 millionth Wake Co. resident gets Wake Tech scholarship

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    The president of Wake Technical Community College announced the one millionth Wake County resident will be provided with a full scholarship to the school. More>>

    Ferguson streets stay calm after violent nights

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    Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. More>>

    Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

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    Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. More>>

    Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

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    An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires. More>>

    Longer Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route now permanent

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    The U.S. Coast Guard says the longer, alternative ferry route between Hatteras and Ocracoke will become the permanent course because of continued shoaling in the traditional channel. More>>

    Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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    President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to speak to the American Legion convention, where Sen. Kay Hagan says she will talk to him about Washington's commitment to the state's military veterans. 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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    Business coaches aim to inspire Bragg soldiers

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    Business leaders and entrepreneurs are at Fort Bragg in an ongoing effort to help service members prepare for life after the military. More>>

    Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

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    Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon. More>>

    Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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    President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. 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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    Col. Holden, first black to lead NC Patrol, dies

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    Col. Richard Holden of Cary, the first African-American to lead the North Carolina Highway Patrol, died Thursday. 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>>

    Free dental exams provided to low-income children in Durham Video included

    The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care. The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care.
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    The Durham County Department of Public Health and local dental professionals hosted a free back to school event for children of low-income families in need of dental care. More>>

    NCCU: Chief Bellamy no longer with the university Video included

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    North Carolina Central University officials said Friday that Chief Timothy Bellamy was no longer with the university. More>>

    '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>>

    Cam Newton surprises injured HS QB at Charlotte hospital

    Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com) Cam Newton visits Jaylend Ratliffe at a Charlotte hospital. (TMZ.com)
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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a surprise hospital visit to a high school quarterback recovering from a brain injury. More>>

    Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

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    Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children,... More>>

    Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

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    Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting. More>>

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

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    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. More>>

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    • Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed

      Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed

      Friday, August 22 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:29:21 GMT
      A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed.
      A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed.
    • SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election

      SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:11:39 GMT
      McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.
      A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election.
      A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election.
    • 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.
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    • Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

      Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

      Saturday, August 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:06:15 GMT
      Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
      Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.
    • Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

      Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

      Saturday, August 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:37:28 GMT
      An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
      An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.
    • Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

      Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

      Saturday, August 23 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-23 10:12:37 GMT
      Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.
      Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.
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    • Missing Fort Bragg private Striped Wolf found in Florida

      Missing Fort Bragg private Striped Wolf found in Florida

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:53:21 GMT
      Private Juliet Striped Wolf was located in Volusia County, Florida, and is safe and unharmed, the Army said.
      Private Juliet Striped Wolf was located in Volusia County, Florida, and is safe and unharmed, the Army said.
    • NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

      NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:36:56 GMT
      Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun...
      Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun...
    • How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      Thursday, August 21 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:16:42 GMT
      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...
      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...
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