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    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>>

    NC WEATHER: Cooler temps arrive Wednesday, still some rain

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    Temperatures warmed into the 80s Tuesday ahead of a cold front, but cooler temperatures will return the rest of the week. 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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    Environmentalists question NC fracking supporters

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    A conservation group is questioning some people who turned up at a public hearing in western North Carolina to support fracking. More>>

    N. Raleigh neighborhood hopes to nix Publix Video included

    People living nearby argue that the proposed shopping center does not fit the current zoning code. They feel large supermarkets and superstores have no place in that type of neighborhood. People living nearby argue that the proposed shopping center does not fit the current zoning code. They feel large supermarkets and superstores have no place in that type of neighborhood.
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    The future of a North Raleigh Publix is the focal point in a larger debate about the city's zoning code and how it should be applied. More>>

    Sen. Burr planning for re-election bid in 2016

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr U.S. Sen. Richard Burr
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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>>

    25% of parents don't buckle up their kids, study finds

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    This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, a national campaign to ensure that children are properly secured while riding in a vehicle.
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    Cross-dressing suspect robs Creedmoor SunTrust Bank

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    Police are searching for a male suspect who dressed as an elderly woman to rob a SunTrust Bank Tuesday in Creedmoor. More>>

    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>>

    Cumberland County considers smoking ban in more outdoor places

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    Cumberland County leaders are thinking about expanding the county's smoking ban, and it could affect more places where people light up outdoors. More>>

    Terrorist sympathizers urge 'lone wolf' attacks at major US tourist sites

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    Terrorist sympathizers are urging for 'lone wolf' attacks at major U.S. tourist attractions - and NYC's Time Square is high on its list.  More>>

    Flu vaccines already on the way Video included

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    Doctors in the Triangle are trying to get a jump start on this year's flu season. More>>

    2 injured in collision involving car, school bus near Fuquay-Varina High School Video included

    Police say a car and a school bus collided at the intersection of North and Stewart streets near Fuquay-Varina High School. Police say a car and a school bus collided at the intersection of North and Stewart streets near Fuquay-Varina High School.
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    Two children suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a car and a school bus collided in Fuquay-Varina. More>>

    Duke providing free screenings for men this weekend

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    Durham men can receive free health screenings Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Urology and the Lincoln Community Health Center, More>>

    DWI crackdown yields 2,757 arrests in NC

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    Arrests in Wake County were the highest for the state, with 316 total arrests for driving while impaired in the 18 days. More>>

    Contest gives public chance to win space trip

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    A new contest gives people a chance to win a flight to space. More>>

    NC unveils new process for picking poet laureate

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    North Carolina is looking for nominations for the next poet laureate after a decision by Gov. Pat McCrory on the position over the summer caused an uproar in the arts community. More>>

    Durham manager gives updates on police recommendations

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    Durham City Manager Tom Bonfield issued an updated status report Tuesday on the recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board.Bonfield released a 22-page, point by point update on where each issue stands.Read Bonfield's full update hereBonfield listed 34 HRC recommendation followed by the management recommendation, the action item and the status.He also listed Civilian Board's 10 recommendations, with updates.The report is a follow-up to concerns in ... More>>

    ZEBULON: Bullet grazes 13-year-old boy in Zebulon

    Bullet grazes 13-year-old boy in Zebulon, 2 charged

    Police arrested Cedano Lee Moore, 22, and Barry Darnell Sills, 47, and charged them with attempted murder. Police arrested Cedano Lee Moore, 22, and Barry Darnell Sills, 47, and charged them with attempted murder.
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    Two men were arrested after a 13-year-old boy was grazed by bullet Monday night in Zebulon. More>>

    I-440 West ramp to Poole Rd. to close for Fortify weekend work

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    The Interstate-440 West ramp onto Poole Road will be closed this weekend as part of the Fortify rebuild project in Wake County. More>>

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

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    A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S.... More>>

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    • 3 Panther Creek students injured in Cary crash identified

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