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Two arrested for museum dinosaur theft

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A man and woman turned themselves in a day after State Capitol Police released surveillance video of the theft of a dinosaur model from a Raleigh museum. Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, are charged with two felony counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc. Full story...
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Twin sisters charged with prostitution

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Raleigh police have arrested 19-year-old twin sisters on prostitution charges. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police ask for help identifying dinosaur thieves

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videoState Capitol Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man and woman caught on video Monday afternoon taking a baby dinosaur replica from a display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Full story...
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Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young facing charges

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video Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young is facing several charges following an incident over the weekend. According to court documents, the 48-year-old Chapel Hill resident was arrested by a Raleigh police officer Sunday. Full story...
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14 arrested after sit-in at legislative building

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After nearly 11 hours of sitting, waiting for a lawmaker who never arrived, 14 legislative protesters were arrested at North Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Thom Tillis' office early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Leading GOP candidates in final NC Senate debate

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Four leading candidates for North Carolina Republican's nomination for U.S. Senate get one more chance to persuade voters in a statewide television debate one week before primary election day. Full story...
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NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

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North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. Full story...
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Mental health advocates question Dix plans

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Some mental health advocates are questioning the city of Raleigh's plans to turn the old Dorothea Dix psychiatric hospital into a park. Full story...
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UNCW student charged in double fatal hit-and-run on I-40 during winter storm gets lower bond

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A college student accused of killing two Good Samaritans on Interstate 40 during a winter storm last month, was in court Thursday morning as a Wake County judge decided to lower his bond. Full story...
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NC judge blocks taxpayer money to private schools

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videoA North Carolina judge is blocking a new law that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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NC civil jury decides against US Senate hopeful

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A jury has decided US Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000. Full story...
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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Bond reduced for Kure Beach man accused of hit & run deaths

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video The charges and bond have been reduced for a Kure Beach man accused of a hit and run on I-40 last night that killed two Good Samaritans. Full story...
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NC Museum of Art receives work by Mary Cassatt

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A Winston-Salem woman and some anonymous donors have given the N.C. Museum of Art its first work by Mary Cassatt for its permanent collection. Officials said Tuesday that "Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinee" will go on view in the museum's impressionist gallery later this month. Full story...
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22-year-old man killed in shooting at Raleigh club

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Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot in the parking lot of a Raleigh nightclub. Full story...
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