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Wake County News

Black man claims police beat him after hostage situation at Cary bank

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Officials in Cary have asked the Wake County District Attorney's office and the State Bureau of Investigation to look into a complaint that one of the hostages in a bank standoff was beaten, cursed and handcuffed by police as he emerged from the building after the siege ended. Full story...
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Raleigh teachers: No more flip-flops, short skirts

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The Wake County school board wants no more extra short skirts and flip-flops in class. On the teachers. Full story...
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Former Fuquay-Varina coach pleads in teen sex case

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A former Wake County high school girls basketball coach has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a female student. Full story...
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NC court denies husband's request for trial delay

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has turned down a request by a man charged with killing his wife to delay the start of his trial. Full story...
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Cary refuses to release names of bank hostages

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Officials are refusing to disclose the names of several people held hostage in a bank standoff in Cary last week. Full story...
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Dispute on crude sign could cost NC town $225K

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A dispute between the town of Cary and a homeowner over his blunt protest sign may end up costing the Wake County town nearly $225,000. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: Pediatrics report details risks from energy drinks

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video Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use the popular products. Full story...
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NC jury indicts man for Perdue flight payment

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted a western North Carolina man on a charge he caused Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign to file false campaign reports by hiding he had given money to pay for a campaign flight. Full story...
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Organizers at NC State Fair want some changes

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The North Carolina state fairgrounds are in for a makeover, and some familiar buildings could soon be history. Full story...
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Authorities seek woman who raised long-lost child

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Local, state and federal authorities are searching for a woman involved in raising a child who recently reunited with her long-lost mother. Full story...
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Spider-Man did NOT rob Raleigh motel

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Turns out Spider-Man did not rob a Raleigh motel last week. Full story...
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Winter storms taking toll on state budget

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Gov. Beverly Perdue told reporters Tuesday at a Department of Transportation maintenance yard in Raleigh the state already has spent about $26 million of the $30 million set aside this fiscal year for storm-related recovery activities Full story...
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Governor Perdue declares state of emergency

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Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared a state of emergency for all of North Carolina, warning people to avoid the wintry weather and stay home. Full story...
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Duke Law School alum hopes $5M gift spurs others

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A Duke Law School graduate and his wife have donated $5 million to the school in hopes of prompting contributions from others. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: NC teen dies from flu; first in the state

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A 15-year old died on January 5 of complications from an influenza infection. The child had not received flu vaccine this season. Full story...
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