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Wake County News

Authorities investigate Raleigh home explosion

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Authorities are probing the root of an explosion that caused a fire at a home in north Raleigh. Full story...
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Town of Cary nixes red-light camera system

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Cary officials have axed one of the state's last red-light traffic camera systems. Full story...
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Cooper hails NC DNA law during national meeting

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North Carolina's top prosecutor says the state's DNA law is getting results and saving lives. Full story...
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Organizers to discuss upcoming NAACP meeting

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Organizers of a tour that focuses on people who are homeless, out of work or who are without health care, are holding a news conference to discuss details of a meeting scheduled for eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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NCDOT developing state pedestrian & bicycle plan

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State transportation officials have an eye on North Carolina's feet. Full story...
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Michelle Obama visits NC to encourage Nov. turnout

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First lady Michelle Obama has returned to the swing state of North Carolina to drum up support for her husband's re-election bid. Full story...
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Perdue, defense firms warn of $1 trillion in cuts

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The building drumbeat of companies seeking to protect their Pentagon revenues is building at a North Carolina event opposing more than $1 trillion in budget cuts slashing both domestic and defense programs. Full story...
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Former NC judge pleads guilty to mishandling cases

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A former Wake District Court judge has pleaded guilty to mishandling drunken driving cases. Full story...
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NetApp to expand in NC, create 460 jobs in 4 years

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Data management provider NetApp Inc. says it's creating another 460 jobs in North Carolina for a new high-performance computer center and paying the new employees six-figure average salaries. Full story...
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NC business groups warn of pending US budget cuts

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Federal budget cuts that will slash spending for schools, transportation and health programs is drawing attention from North Carolina businesses with defense contracts. Full story...
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SBI doesn't want to release failed test reports

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North Carolina prosecutors say the State Bureau of Investigation is refusing to turn over the failed certification tests of some crime lab analysis. Full story...
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NC Senate budget proposal heads to committee vote

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Senate Republicans are talking up fiscal restraint in their proposed North Carolina state government budget for next year. Full story...
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Eugenics compensation bill passed by house

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North Carolina moved closer to becoming the first U.S. state to compensate victims of a forced sterilization program when the state House approved legislation Tuesday to compensate living survivors $50,000 each. Full story...
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Bomb threat outside NC nuclear power plant false

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Officials at a nuclear power plant in Wake County say a bomb threat reported just outside the gates turned out to be false. Full story...
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NC man convicted in death of school board member

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A Raleigh man has been found guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree rape in the death of a member of the state Board of Education. Full story...
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