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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>>

    Governor's task force to to take on gangs in schools

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    A special task force will meet Wednesday in Raleigh and discuss how to make our schools safer. More>>

    New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

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    The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen. 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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    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>>

    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>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    • Census: World's billionaire population larger than ever

      Census: World's billionaire population larger than ever

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:48:33 GMT

      The report tallied 2,325 men and women with at least $1 billion in assets, up 7 percent over last year.

      The report tallied 2,325 men and women with at least $1 billion in assets, up 7 percent over last year.

    • Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

      Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 5:22 AM EDT2014-09-17 09:22:10 GMT
      Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S....
      Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of...
    • 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...
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    • Coyote takes long nap in Scottsdale man's fireplace

      Coyote takes long nap in Scottsdale man's fireplace

      Saturday, September 13 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:51:41 GMT
      A 25-pound coyote thought a Scottsdale man's fireplace would make a good bed.
      A 25-pound coyote thought a Scottsdale man's fireplace would make a good bed.
    • Homecoming queen also stars on school's football team

      Homecoming queen also stars on school's football team

      Wednesday, September 17 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-09-17 10:33:35 GMT
      Mary Kate Smith, a senior at South Jones High School, in Mississippi, is this year's Homecoming Queen and a kicker for the varsity football team. (NBC Today)Mary Kate Smith, a senior at South Jones High School, in Mississippi, is this year's Homecoming Queen and a kicker for the varsity football team. (NBC Today)
      You may have to forgive South Jones High School senior Mary Kate Smith if she's a little busy next week — the reigning homecoming queen will be swapping her crown for a helmet to face Wingfield High School on the football field.
      You may have to forgive South Jones High School senior Mary Kate Smith if she's a little busy next week — the reigning homecoming queen will be swapping her crown for a helmet to face Wingfield High School on the football field.
    • Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

      Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:17:48 GMT

      Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

      Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

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