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    McCrory, Tata to unveil NC transportation plan

    Gov. Pat McCrory is ready to unveil his administration's plan to help ensure North Carolina has the transportation infrastructure it needs for a growing population in the next generation. More>>

    NC WEATHER: Cooler temps return

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    After one day in the 80s, cooler than normal temperatures return to central North Carolina today and could hang around through the start of the weekend. More>>

    Military spouses' symposium to be held at Lejeune

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    An officers' association is scheduled to hold a symposium at Camp Lejeune to help military spouses find a job. More>>

    Volunteer firefighter killed when tanker overturns in Franklin Co. Video included

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    A 2,500-gallon fire tanker rolled over around 5:10 p.m. Tuesday near the Lake Royale gated community in Franklin County.
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    Hurricanes unveil green LED lighting for pre-season opener Video included

    LED lighting hangs in the PNC Arena. (Dave Bertram, WNCN) LED lighting hangs in the PNC Arena. (Dave Bertram, WNCN)
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    The puck drops Sunday for the Hurricanes' pre-season opener, and Caniacs will notice the view in PNC Arena is a little brighter. More>>

    Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

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    After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that... More>>

    Durham judge calls parents 'idiots,' jails mom for outburst Video included

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    Rishawna Morrison, 31, of Winston-Salem, spent 30 days in jail after yelling and fighting deputies at the end of a two-and-a-half day custody and child support hearing in Durham on Aug. 7. More>>

    NCDOT prepares for fall litter cleanup campaign

    State transportation officials are getting ready to give North Carolina's roadsides a good sprucing up. More>>

    Durham VA listens to veterans' concerns Video included

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    The Durham VA panel on Tuesday included the medical center director and chief of staff. More>>

    Cary's Mills Park schools to remain traditional Video included

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    The Wake County Board of Education decided Tuesday to keep Mills Park Elementary and Middle School on a traditional calendar. More>>

    Man dies after being hit by 2 cars in Durham

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    A man died Tuesday after being hit by two cars while trying to cross a street in Durham. More>>

    Gov. Christie calls Hagan 'rubber stamp' for Obama at Tillis event Video included

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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumped with state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis at an event Tuesday in downtown Wilmington.
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    Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

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    Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found. More>>

    Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

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    About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt... More>>

    Cumberland Co. considers smoking ban in more outdoor places Video included

    Cumberland County is considering its outdoor smoking ban. Cumberland County is considering its outdoor smoking ban.
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    Cumberland County leaders are considering expanding the county's smoking ban, and it could affect more places where people light up outdoors.


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    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

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    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an... More>>

    Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

    Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, holds a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, holds a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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    U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away. More>>

    DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC

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    A prosecutor said suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. More>>

    Sen. Burr planning for re-election bid in 2016

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    North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016. More>>

    Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint

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    The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that it says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the requirement takes effect in 2016. More>>

    Durham-based LED maker Cree files patent infringement suits

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    Cree Inc., a maker of energy-efficient lighting, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two competitors. More>>

    Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

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    Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against... More>>

    3 Panther Creek students injured in Cary crash identified

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    Three students from Panther Creek High School were injured Tuesday in an accident involving a SUV and a dump truck.
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    • Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

      Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-09-17 05:37:01 GMT
      About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially...
      About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt...
    • Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

      Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:47:48 GMT
      Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, holds a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)Joe Cione, who studies how storms interact with the ocean at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Research Division in Miami, holds a drone he hopes to use this hurricane season for research. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
      U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away.
      U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away.
    • Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

      Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:02:21 GMT
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right...
      Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against...
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