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ONLY ON 3: Petrolino passenger hurt in crash that kills driver

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video She was one of the passengers in may's alleged huffing and driving crash in Wrightsville Beach earlier this year. Tonight Corine Silverberg is in intensive care in Raleigh after another crash that killed a man. Full story...
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SBI opens probe of Perdue campaign flights

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SBI spokeswoman Noelle Talley said Friday that the bureau's professional standards division began the investigation at the request of Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby. Full story...
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Perdue instructs ESC to waive overpayments, halt deductions

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Gov. Bev Perdue today, after further consultation with her legal team and federal officials, instructed the Employment Security Commission to take the following steps regarding overpayments for the period between January 1 and May 16, 2010... Full story...
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NAACP files complaint over Wake schools policy

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The North Carolina NAACP has filed a federal civil rights complaint over changes to the diversity policy in the state's largest school system. Full story...
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NC AG's office evacuated after bomb threat call

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North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said the threat came in around 10 a.m. Thursday, prompting authorities to empty the building in downtown Raleigh and block nearby streets. Full story...
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NC attorney general: Major changes at crime lab

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North Carolina's attorney general wants to audit several sections of the embattled State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Wednesday are needed to restore public confidence. Full story...
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Woman who accused Duke lacrosse players in jail

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The woman who falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been taken back to jail, accused of violating a release agreement. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Perdue campaign fined $30k for flight reporting errors

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Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign has been fined $30,000 by the North Carolina State Board of Elections for errors stemming from its failure to report more than 40 private air flight going back several years. Full story...
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Governor Purdue's campaign admits errors with air flights

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Gov. Beverly Perdue's lawyer says her campaign made mistakes reporting private airplane flights she took as a candidate but doesn't think a more serious investigation is needed by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Full story...
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NC SBI Director to launch nationwide search for lab director

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SBI Director Greg McLeod will convene a panel of law enforcement officials, defense attorneys and prosecutors to help him begin a national search for a new leader of the state forensic lab, he announced Friday. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse investigator charged with harassing wife

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The former lead investigator in a debunked rape case against members of the Duke University lacrosse team now faces charges himself in Delaware for allegedly stalking and harassing his estranged wife. Full story...
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Gov wants to restore NC Highway Patrol reputation

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she will make every North Carolina trooper sign a code of ethics and will fire any of them that break those rules. Full story...
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Wireless signal making you sick?

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The City of Raleigh is joining a growing number of cities looking at wireless signals from a health perspective - reports WTVD-TV in Raleigh/Durham. Full story...
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DOT to study Raleigh-Wilmington rail service

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The state Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has applied for federal funds to study the possibility of launching passenger rail service between Raleigh and Wilmington, officials said Wednesday - reports WRAL.com. Full story...
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Former Southport mayor testifies to Easley grand jury

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Norman Holden had no comment for reporters as he left the courthouse. The grand jury has been investigating former Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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