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Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia

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Vigil held to remember UNC professor killed near campus Video included

Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC. Liu focused on cancer research during his time at UNC.
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As many as a dozen organizations in the Chapel Hill Chinese community played a role in a vigil Wednesday night for a slain UNC professor. More>>

Hundreds of teens have died playing this old, but popular game Video included

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It's troubling and alarming an old trend is resurfacing, teens across the country are passing out to get high, and the consequences could be deadly. More>>

Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget Video included

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Legislative budget-writers are toiling to finalize an annual spending plan for North Carolina government four days after announcing a deal and a day after leading lawmakers described its main points.Senate budget-writer Sen. Harry Brown says a finalized document won't be done until late Wednesday.
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Man, grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired at home Video included

Three people were killed and three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting just outside Fayetteville. Three people were killed and three Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a shooting just outside Fayetteville.
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Three people were killed, including the suspected gunman, when a man fired more than 90 rounds at a home just outside of Fayetteville. More>>

Sheriff's office: shooting on Ray Road in Harnett Co.

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The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has responded to a shooting in the 3000 block of Ray Road. More>>

Jamie Parsons on parents' arrest: 'Momma knew they were coming' Video included

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Federal agents picked up the couple around 6 a.m. and drove them to a federal courthouse in Winston-Salem where they will face fraud charges.
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House approves VA health care overhaul

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The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. More>>

Willingham files petition to move case against UNC to federal court

Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels. Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels.
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A former academic specialist at UNC is asking that her lawsuit against the university be moved to federal court. More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America

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A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wednesday for its role in selling risky mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that were advertised as safe investments. More>>

NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move. More>>

Ex-sailor pleads guilty to sex trafficking child

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A former Navy sailor has pleaded guilty to crossing state lines for sex trafficking of a child. More>>

NC Senate signs off on farm bill

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The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms. More>>

Son of American Ebola patient says mom is 'fighting through,' dad remains healthy

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The son of a Charlotte missionary who is fighting the Ebola virus said she continues to improve in her battle against the deadly disease. More>>

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. More>>

Starbucks making good on pledge to hire veterans Video included

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Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops. More>>

Judge: School vouchers can go out ahead of ruling

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A North Carolina judge won't block a state agency from distributing taxpayer money to cover private school tuition. More>>

Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death Video included

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A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
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State officials: Patient at Charlotte hospital did not have Ebola Video included

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According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
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Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed) Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)
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Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
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Durham assistant police chief sues city over racial discrimination

Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes says Chief Jose Lopez overlooked black officers for promotions based on race. Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes says Chief Jose Lopez overlooked black officers for promotions based on race.
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The attorney for an assistant chief of police in Durham has filed a lawsuit against the City of Durham, Chief Jose Lopez and City Manager Tom Bonfield. More>>

Man in military uniform shot and killed in Fayetteville

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?The Fayetteville Police Department said Wednesday that an man in a military uniform was shot and killed late Wednesday morning in the 800 block of Tamarack Drive. More>>

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Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

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The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed in Phoenix on Wednesday morning. More>>

2 charged with breaking into Wayne Co. middle school

Stephen Anders and Trevor Briggs are charged with breaking into Norwayne Middle School in Fremont. Stephen Anders and Trevor Briggs are charged with breaking into Norwayne Middle School in Fremont.
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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in connection with breaking into Norwayne Middle School on Tuesday, July 29 in Fremont. More>>

Durham police find missing woman, 4-year-old

An off-duty police officer found Ashli Nicole Green and Rashad Tylee Eaborn  at the bus station located at 515 Petteigrew Street. An off-duty police officer found Ashli Nicole Green and Rashad Tylee Eaborn at the bus station located at 515 Petteigrew Street.
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Durham Police said Wednesday that a missing 4-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman were located at a bus station in Durham. More>>

Dr. Campbell: New gene therapy may replace pacemaker implants Video included

A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future.  A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future.
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A new technology that allows genes to be injected into hearts with damaged electrical systems may replace the need for pacemaker implants in humans in the future. More>>

Jail escapees from Avery County caught in GA

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According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, Calvin and Phillip Metcalf are being held as fugitives in Georgia.
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Coast Guard: Drownings up from NJ to NC coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. More>>

NC elections board sets special judicial filing

The State Board of Elections today set a special filing period for three North Carolina judicial seats. More>>

NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives say they have made an arrest in a 20-year-old sexual assault case. More>>

8-year-old dies after being hit by car in Raleigh Video included

Jahlen Williams, 8, was transported to WakeMed after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road. Jahlen Williams, 8, was transported to WakeMed after being hit by a car on Rock Quarry Road near Crosslink Road.
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An 8-year-old who police said darted into traffic and was hit by a car Monday died Wednesday around 1:40 a.m., according WakeMed. More>>

Lawmakers hope rules ease concerns about fracking in NC Video included

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Protesters and environmental groups have taken a stand against fracking, while the General Assembly has worked to get the ball rolling in North Carolina. More>>

Amtrak services delayed in Morrisville due to freight train derailment Video included

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Amtrak services are delayed in Morrisville due to a freight trail derailment, authorities said.


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Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold Video included

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Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee. More>>

Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse) Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse)
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Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola. More>>

Durham police searching for missing woman, 4-year-old boy

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Durham police are asking for assistance in locating a missing 4-year-old boy and a 27-year-old woman last seen July 18 at the bus station on Pettigrew Street. More>>

NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case. More>>

Republican leaders: NC budget raises teacher pay $3,500 Video included

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Republican Leaders announced Tuesday they have reached a budget deal, one that includes 7 percent raises for teachers and preserves teacher assistants. More>>

NC military who were victims of scheme will have debts forgiven Video included

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North Carolina military service members who were victims of a financing scheme will have their debts forgiven and their credit cleared. More>>

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

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Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the... More>>

Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling Video included

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Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. More>>

Worker files complaint with Dept. of Labor after being let go Video included

Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck him for more than six weeks of work. Michael David said Dayeco Construction owed him a paycheck him for more than six weeks of work.
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A Durham man who says he was let go by his employer after finally getting a paycheck that he waited weeks to get, has filed a complaint with the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Employment Discrimination Bureau. More>>

Debate over seismic testing off NC coast on the horizon Video included

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A plan by the federal government could change the landscape of the North Carolina coast. While millions of people flock to our beaches each year, the Obama administration has approved the use of seismic testing to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, including here in North Carolina.From
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'Puppy mill' regulations removed from proposed state budget Video included

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Senate leaders say they did not consider language regulating dog breeders in the state budget because of "unethical" actions of lobbyists for the bill. More>>

Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

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An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time. More>>

Government website offers back-to-school help, resources, info

Government website can jump start back-to-school preparations

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USA.gov is a valuable resource as parents, teachers and kids get ready to head back to school. The website contains volumes of information on how to save money, programs available to schools and districts, and how to stay safe and make the most of educational opportunity.  More>>

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign... More>>

Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

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A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and... More>>

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said. More>>

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

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Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival... More>>

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