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    2 charged with murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher Video included

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    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
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    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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    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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    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>>

    Police: Shot that killed 7-year-old did not come from inside home Video included

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    A 7-year-old boy has died after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night. More>>

    Storms Thursday night in central NC ahead of cold front

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    A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of central North Carolina Thursday night as storms could bring hail and strong winds.
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    Raleigh neighborhood hopes 'nasty water' clears up soon Video included

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    A Raleigh neighborhood plagued with filthy drinking water is hoping to see some relief after a new, larger water tank was installed. 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>>

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and... More>>

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

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    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a... 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>>

    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>>

    GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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    An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. More>>

    NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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    The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. More>>

    Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

    Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements. Rep. Stephen LaRoque was convicted on 10 counts involving theft from a non-profit receiving federal funds, money laundering and making false statements.
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    The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. More>>

    Wake Forest man Tased twice by police after resisting arrest

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    Wake Forest police Tased a 20-year-old man twice Wednesday after he resisted arrest. More>>

    Mobile Sept. 11 museum honoring firefighters visits Raleigh

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    A mobile museum honoring Sept. 11 and the role of firefighters is in Raleigh this week.
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    Jack White, Neil Young, Willie Nelson to headline NC Farm Aid

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    Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. More>>

    UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees Video included

    UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo) UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo)
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    University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees. More>>

    Inmate charged in Wayne Co. inmate's death

    Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.  Christopher Phillips, 27, was charged Thursday with one count of murder in the death of Terry Houser, 58.
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    A Neuse Correctional Institute inmate accused in an altercation that left another inmate dead has now been charged with murder. More>>

    Robeson County housing director suspended

    The director of the Robeson County Housing Authority has been suspended pending an investigation into the agency's purchasing policies. More>>

    Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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    Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. More>>

    Man arrested in NC standoff claims to be man in viral video

    A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28. A man clings on to the back of a car on I-77 in Charlotte on June 28.

    Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. More>>

    NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

    Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. More>>

    Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

    Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? More>>

    Plan to cap local sales tax riles Raleigh leaders Video included

    Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane
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    Raleigh Mayor McFarlane is trying to stop a plan to limit how much her city can charge in sales taxes. More>>

    Durham police release video of 3 teens who left homemade bomb on bus Video included

    Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board. Police tape surrounds a Bull City Connector bus after a homemade chemical bomb exploded on board.
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    Durham police said Wednesday that three teens getting off a Bull City Connector bus left a drink bottle that exploded around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

    Houston school district holds 2nd job fair in Raleigh Video included

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    A Texas school district once again held a job fair in Raleigh looking for teachers who are fed-up with stale salaries in North Carolina.
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    Fayetteville fan donation program changes to improve distribution

    WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily. WFNC has changed its fan donation program to distribute fans more easily.
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    Fayetteville radio station News Talk 640 WFNC is changing its 20-year-old fan donation program because of questions about how those fans were handled.   
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    Fayetteville Salvation Army offering special help to pay AC bills

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    The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is accepting applications from people who need extra help to pay their utility bills because of air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. More>>

    Dogs rescued from Afghanistan reunited with soldier Video included

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    Two dogs that survived combat in Afghanistan were reunited with a soldier they knew on Wednesday in Fuquay-Varina.
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    2 men in Fuquay-Varina died of gunshot wounds

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    Two people found dead inside a Fuquay-Varina home Saturday died from gunshot wounds, according to the Wake County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Police say pedestrian killed on S. Saunders St. did not use crosswalk

    Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St. Emergency officials respond to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Saunders St.
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    Police say a woman who was hit and killed Tuesday night on S. Saunders St. had tried to cross the road outside a designated crosswalk area. More>>

    Wayne Co. inmate dies after altercation with fellow inmate

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    Inmate Terry Houser died Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
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    Raleigh named top city for business, careers

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    Raleigh is ranked No. 1 by Forbes for cities to do business. Charlotte is No. 12.
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    Fort Bragg soldiers headed to Afghanistan

    The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said. The brigade commander is under investigation following allegations of misconduct, the Army said.
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    About 1,725 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg will be sent to Afghanistan.
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    No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

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    • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

      UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:34:14 GMT
      Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
      A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...
    • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

      Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:33:21 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, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a...
    • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

      House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:03:53 GMT
      With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
      With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
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