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Wake County

Cary man pleads guilty in wife's death in 2008

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A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Multiple media outlets reported that 40-year-old Brad Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in Raleigh. Full story...
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Judge rejects Duke's call to stay ruling

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A judge is rejecting Duke Energy's attempt to stop a ruling that would force the company to take immediate action to clean up its coal ash dumps. But Duke asked Ridgeway to stay the ruling until the company could appeal. Duke officials did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment Thursday. Full story...
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Wake Co. Sheriff: Six detention officers lose jobs

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The Wake County sheriff says six detention officers are no longer on the job as the result of an investigation into inappropriate relationships with inmates. Hayes was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the death of her husband's ex-girlfriend, who was dismembered. Full story...
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Raleigh woman convicted in death of stepsons' mom

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videoThe Raleigh woman accused in the death of her husband's former girlfriend has been convicted of second-degree murder. A Wake County jury returned the verdict Wednesday in the trial of 41-year-old Amanda Hayes. She was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years and a maximum of 16 1/2 years in prison. Full story...
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Holiday “Booze It & Lose It” campaign results in 3,164 DWI arrests

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videoSanta was not the only one who made a naughty list over the holidays. Law enforcement officers across the state did, too, as they patrolled day and night, catching drivers who got behind the wheel impaired. Full story...
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Online option for NC local governments approved

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The Senate has again narrowly passed legislation allowing local governments in some North Carolina counties to use their own web sites to post required legal notices instead of local newspaper advertisements. Full story...
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"Booze It and Lose It" campaign nets 690 DWI arrests across the state

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video Law enforcement officers made more than 690 DWI arrests during St. Patrick's Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. The campaign ran March 15th through 17th and officers statewide conducted more than two thousand sobriety checkpoints and dedicated patrols. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune sergeant pleads guilty to bribery charge

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videoA Camp Lejeune gunnery sergeant pleaded guilty in federal court to a soliciting bribes from a government contractor while deployed to Iraq. Full story...
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Occupy Raleigh members cleaning camp site

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Members of Occupy Raleigh are cleaning up the site they have maintained since November, saying it's time to find other ways to protest. Full story...
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NAACP cautions NC counties on voter ID legislation

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North Carolina's largest civil rightsorganization is cautioning county governments not to try and enact local versions of a voter identification bill vetoed last year by Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Raleigh citations for begging top 400 this year

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North Carolina's capital city is pushing panhandlers out of its downtown district and nearby areas, with police issuing more than 400 citations this year. Full story...
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Raleigh's neighbors consider panhandler rules

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Communities around Raleigh are considering rules to deal with panhandlers driven from the capital city's downtown by a crackdown. Full story...
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NC sheriff's deputy, suspect wounded in shooting

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A Wake County sheriff's deputy and a suspect in a domestic call have been wounded in an apparent shootout. Full story...
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3 family members charged in Wake County shooting

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Wake County deputies say three family members from Durham have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside a vacant Raleigh home. Full story...
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Feds probe Wake jail on immigration

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints that immigration detainees have been mistreated at the Wake County jail in Raleigh. Full story...
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