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    Man claiming to be wanted Spring Lake sex offender claims innocence Video included

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    A man claiming to be a wanted Spring Lake registered sex offender called WNCN Wednesday saying he was innocent of recent sexual assault accusations. More>>

    NC WEATHER: Labor Day weekend hot; rain possible

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    After five days below 90, the heat of summer will return the rest of the week and into Labor Day weekend in central North Carolina.
    Each day this week, temperatures have gone up by about four degrees.  With that trend continuing today, highs will reach into the 90s. 
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    Historic Raleigh cemetery near Cameron Village needs sprucing up Video included

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    The Oberlin cemetery is located near Cameron Village in downtown Raleigh. More>>

    UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

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    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. More>>

    Construction halted on some NC roads for holiday

    The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend. More>>

    Family of Durham man, wrongfully arrested in LA, allege racial profiling Video included

    Charles Belk posted this picture of his arrest on Facebook.  It has now been shared tens of thousands of times. Charles Belk posted this picture of his arrest on Facebook. It has now been shared tens of thousands of times.
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    A Durham man, who was arrested in Los Angeles for a crime he did not commit, is speaking out about an incident he believes was a case of racial profiling. More>>

    4 UNC players suspended over 'violations of team policy' Video included

    Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill. Yahoo Sports reported that a redshirt freshman sustained a concussion during a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill.
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    Chapel Hill Police said Wednesday that no incident report had been filed at a hotel where an incident involving UNC football players took place. More>>

    Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

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    Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new... More>>

    Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

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    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. More>>

    Heart condition likely contributed to death of 71st High football player Video included

    Evan Raines, a junior at Seventy-First High School, died after falling ill at the end of football practice. (Facebook) Evan Raines, a junior at Seventy-First High School, died after falling ill at the end of football practice. (Facebook)
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    A Seventy-First High School football player who died last summer after practice likely died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia. More>>

    'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

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    Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' television show crew member and a robbery suspect at a fast-food restaurant. More>>

    Seahawk statue back at UNC-Wilmington

    The Seahawk statue stolen last month has been returned to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. More>>

    Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

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    "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO... More>>

    Fort Bragg paratrooper found dead on base

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    An 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper died Saturday on post at Fort Bragg of injuries sustained from a gunshot wound. More>>

    Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

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    A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights. More>>

    On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

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    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? More>>

    McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban Video included

    Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo) Gov. Pat McCrory (File Photo)

    Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices. More>>

    Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

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    The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach. More>>

    Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

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    A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners. More>>

    Teen arrested in Henderson fatal shooting

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    The Vance County Sheriff's Office said it arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with an Aug. 23 fatal shooting. More>>

    EPA: North Carolina's air getting cleaner

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    Federal environmental officials say all of North Carolina meets a new more-stringent national air quality standard for fine-particle pollution. More>>

    Boston Marathon bombing victim marries his nurse

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    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it. More>>

    Cary woman accused of lying to police in nurse's murder Video included

    Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary. Cary Police arrested Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28. She is accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary.
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    A Cary woman has been arrested and accused of lying to police investigating the murder of a nurse in Cary last week. More>>

    Fayetteville man charged with cutting off roommate's ear with butcher knife

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    Deputies say a Fayetteville man has been charged with maiming after he cut off part of his roommate's ear Tuesday night. More>>

    Instructor killed when girl, 9, fires Uzi in Arizona Video included

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    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi in ARIZONA. More>>

    Man killed in home invasion in Robeson County

    A Lumberton man has died after struggling with two men who broke into his home. More>>

    1 killed in crash on I-85 in Durham

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    Highway Patrol was investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened Tuesday night on Interstate 85 North near the Durham Freeway. More>>

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

    Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

    Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC) Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon speaks to NBC Charlotte reporter Rad Berky. (WCNC)

    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge. More>>

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    • Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

      Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

      Thursday, August 28 2014 4:55 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:55:16 GMT
      A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
      A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
    • Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

      Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:44:36 GMT
      The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
      The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
    • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

      Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

      President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV)President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV)
      Obama defended his administration's response to lapses that delayed health care for veterans, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust.
      Obama defended his administration's response to lapses that delayed health care for veterans, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust.
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    • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

      Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

      Thursday, August 28 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:58:57 GMT
      The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
      The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.
    • Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

      Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

      Thursday, August 28 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:48:54 GMT
      Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
      Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
    • Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

      Phone call data may alter Malaysia jet search area

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:28:41 GMT
      The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the...
      Just weeks before the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner is set to resume, an Australian official said Thursday that the sprawling search area in the southern Indian Ocean may be extended farther south based on a new...
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    • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
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      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
      A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
    • How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

      Monday, August 25 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:25:40 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...
    • NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

      NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:31:05 GMT
      Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
      Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs.
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