Wake County News
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Perdue media team used confidential data to spin jobs reports
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 2:39pm.

Since as early as January 2011, and perhaps before then, Gov. Bev Perdue’s press office has received access to confidential employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics hours if not days before its scheduled release, quite likely in violation of federal law. The governor’s staff used its early access to massage the monthly employment press release that reported jobs data to the public.

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Trooper zaps trainee in buttocks
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 3:45pm.

Ouch! A State Highway Patrol training officer horsing around at the magistrates office in the Wake County Jail last month accidentally stunned a trainee in the buttock with a Taser. It happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 27, when the training officer pulled the trigger of his Taser without a cartridge loaded. That makes a loud popping noise, but doesn’t fire the weapon.

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Feds mark NC vaccine plant ready for flu outbreak
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:16am.

A North Carolina vaccine plant is ready to gear up to fight a flu pandemic should one strike the United States.

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Protesters interrupt speech by Wells Fargo CEO
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:00pm.

Protesters in North Carolina disrupted a speech by the head of one of America's biggest banks, and at least a dozen were escorted from the talk.

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Grand jury indicts three with ties to Perdue campaign
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 1:00pm.

A Wake County grand jury has indicted former campaign workers and a donor of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue as part of an investigation into previously undisclosed flights leading up to her 2008 election victory.

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Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/21/2011 - 1:59pm.

Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated.

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ONLY ON 3: Rembrandt in Raleigh
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 11:59pm.

video When you think of great art, you probably think of museums in places like New York, Paris or even Chicago. But for the next couple of months a trip up I-40 gives you a chance to experience the works of Rembrandt, one of the art world's most recognized name for centuries.

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NC leaders concerned about slow progress in expanding gambling at Indian casino
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 9:52pm.

North Carolina's top legislative leaders say they're concerned about what they call the slow pace of negotiations to let the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expand gambling at its casino, but are ready to consider needed changes to state law when there's a deal.

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Health officials investigating several E. Coli cases in Wake county
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 10/25/2011 - 8:55pm.

State and local health officials are investigating seven E. coli cases in Wake County that sent four people to the hospital and sickened at least three others.

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Case over turkey remains in public sewer sent back to NC court
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 9:10pm.

The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting a North Carolina poultry company's attempt to throw out federal criminal charges over turkey remains released into a public sewer plant.

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