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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>>

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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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

David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org) David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
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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>>

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 60 rounds at a home just outside of Fayetteville. More>>

Starbucks making good on pledge to hire veterans

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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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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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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>>

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  • Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

    Lawmakers in last-minute moves over NC budget

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:06:51 GMT
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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.
    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.
  • NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

    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.
    North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move.
  • NC Senate signs off on farm bill

    NC Senate signs off on farm bill

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:54:19 GMT
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    The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms.
    The Senate voted Wednesday to agree to a bill that would shield DENR from disclosing complaints and investigations on farms.
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  • Amtrak services delayed in Morrisville due to freight train derailment

    Amtrak services delayed in Morrisville due to freight train derailment

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:06:39 GMT

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

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


  • June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:30:26 GMT
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    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

  • Pine Belt 'Dandy Dozen' Selections Bolster MSU Recruitment Class

    Pine Belt 'Dandy Dozen' Selections Bolster MSU Recruitment Class

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:46:18 GMT
    On paper the Mississippi State football team was the biggest winner after the Clarion Ledger released its 'Dandy Dozen' last week. Five of the team's recruits were picked into the bunch, including a pair of Pine Belt standouts. Cameron Myers of Oak Grove and Jamal Peters of Bassfield will join Timothy Washington of Yazoo City, Malik Dear of Murrah and Dontea Jones of Louisville up in Starkville, while Jay Johnson of Bruce and Armani Linton of Walnut have committed to Ole Miss. The other five ...
    On paper the Mississippi State football team was the biggest winner after the Clarion Ledger released its 'Dandy Dozen' last week. Five of the team's recruits were picked into the bunch, including a pair of Pine Belt standouts. Cameron Myers of Oak Grove and Jamal Peters of Bassfield will join Timothy Washington of Yazoo City, Malik Dear of Murrah and Dontea Jones of Louisville up in Starkville, while Jay Johnson of Bruce and Armani Linton of Walnut have committed to Ole Miss. The other five ...
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