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    People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking. People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.

    State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate Video included

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    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. More>>

    Wilson's Mills police find little girl's family

    Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl. Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl.
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    A little girl was returned to her family after wandering away from her home in Johnston County Wednesday morning. More>>

    Missing FL teen may be in NC

    Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
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    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County. More>>

    NC WEATHER: Hot and sticky for rest of week, relief for the weekend

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    Yet another day below 90 in the Triangle yesterday, but hotter weather are in the forecast the rest of the work week.  Cooler air will move in over the weekend. More>>

    Peanut butter, almond butter products recalled for salmonella risk

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    Affected products include Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and Maranatha almond butters and peanut butters.

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    NC State researchers work with Disney on football tracking tech Video included

    The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress. (Disney Research) The ball could be tracked in heavy snow, goal line pile ups, or the position of the ball’s forward progress. (Disney Research)
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    Two N.C. State researchers have come up with a way to track a football at all times. More>>

    Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

    Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street. Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
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    Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning. More>>

    Raleigh woman in Israel: 'It's just instant terror' Video included

    The Graham family chose to leave Raleigh and live in Israel. The Graham family chose to leave Raleigh and live in Israel.
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    A Raleigh woman is witnessing violence in Israel first hand.Robin Graham was born in the triangle, but now chooses to raise her two children in war-torn Israel. More>>

    Retired general to discuss clean energy in Raleigh

    A retired U.S. Air Force general is visiting Raleigh to highlight the military's role in clean energy innovation and what this means for North Carolina's economy. More>>

    Kidnapped American journalist apparently executed by ISIS Video included

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    The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. More>>

    MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown Video included

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    With Michael Brown's funeral scheduled for Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made his boldest statement since Brown's death, saying in a statement that "a vigorous prosecution must be pursued." 

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    Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State Video included

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    In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S.... More>>

    Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

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    Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier. More>>

    Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

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    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies. More>>

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

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    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. More>>

    North Carolina man drowns on SC coast

    Authorities say a North Carolina man has drowned on the South Carolina coast. More>>

    Charlotte woman charged in infant's death

    A Charlotte woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her infant son. More>>

    Asheville topless rally moves to visible location

    A topless rally is moving to a new location in Asheville this year that some say will be more visible to tourists and visitors. More>>

    Eaton closing Charlotte plant, 84 lose jobs

    A company that makes clutch-assemblies in Charlotte plans to close the plant, eliminating 84 jobs. More>>

    Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

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    An unknown person has been admitted to a California hospital and tested for a possible Ebola infection.

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    Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

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    The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. More>>

    Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

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    The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California... More>>

    Selma town councilor backs off baggy pants ban Video included

    Councilor William Overby removed the proposed baggy pants ban from consideration. Councilor William Overby removed the proposed baggy pants ban from consideration.
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    A town councilor in Selma is backing off a proposal to ban baggy pants in public. More>>

    Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

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    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens. More>>

    NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure Video included

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    House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps. More>>

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    • Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

      Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:00:14 GMT
      Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
      Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
      Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
    • Missing FL teen may be in NC

      Missing FL teen may be in NC

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:04 GMT
      Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
      The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
      The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
    • Wilson's Mills police find little girl's family

      Wilson's Mills police find little girl's family

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:22:30 GMT
      Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl.Wilson's Mills police need help to identify this little girl.
      A little girl was returned to her family after wandering away from her home in Johnston County Wednesday morning.
      A little girl was returned to her family after wandering away from her home in Johnston County Wednesday morning.
    • PoliticsMore>>

    • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:03:20 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.
    • NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

      NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:47:46 GMT
      House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps.
      House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps.
    • Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

      Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:56:39 GMT
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      A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill.
      A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill.
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