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Search continues for survivors in Minnesota bridge collapse

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videoThe search goes on in Minneapolis Thursday for victims and for answers. Divers search the waters of the Mississippi for those who were trapped when the 35W bridge collapsed underneath them Wednesday night. Overturned, stacked and scattered -- dozens of vehicles remain just as they were following Wednesday's collapse. Full story...
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DOT chief orders report on N.C. substandard bridges

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North Carolina's transportation secretary says today that he wants a report on any substandard bridges in the state. Full story...
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30 suffer minor injuries when bus overturns in Raleigh

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Raleigh police say 30 people suffered minor injuries when a speeding Greyhound bus overturned on an exit ramp from Interstate 440 early this morning. Full story...
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Red light fees could go up

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If you run a red light in Wilmington it could soon cost you even more. Right now the fine is $50 for running a light at a safelight intersection. But a recent court ruling takes most of that revenue away from the City and gives it to local schools. Full story...
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Lightning cuts power to traffic signals

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Weekend storms also affected things out on the street. Lightning cut power to traffic signals on several busy streets. City Traffic engineers say the storm affected signals at 55 intersections throughout the City, 30 of which suffered direct lightning damage. Full story...
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Crews open I-40 after wreck-area pavement repairs

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Road crews reopened two eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in time for the morning commute between Durham and Raleigh. Full story...
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Towns along N.C. 24 crack down on speeders

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This month, the Swansboro Police Department issued 57 traffic-related citations. Chief Ed Parish says roughly 40 percent of those were written for speeding, and he says if had more officers dedicated solely to traffic law enforcement, that number would be greater. Full story...
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Monkey Junction business owners criticize DOT

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Drivers now cannot make a left into the shopping center because of a new center median. The median is designed to allow for extra traffic flow that will be generated by the new Home Depot, opening soon. Full story...
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One dead, five injured in fiery I-40 wreck

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One person is dead and five others are injured in a fiery accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Full story...
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Two N.C. children not wearing seat belts die in S.C. crash

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Two siblings from Concord, North Carolina died in a one-car crash on Interstate 26 in South Carolina over the weekend after their grandmother fell asleep while driving. Full story...
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Class teaches teens dangers of driving

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videoThe Highway Patrol says summer is a notoriously dangerous season for teen drivers. So law enforcement is being proactive with a class that shows kids first hand just how dangerous the road can be. Full story...
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Airport carry-on rules to change

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If you're planning a flight, you should know of a change in carry-on rules coming soon. Starting next month small cigarette lighters will be allowed back in airplane cabins. They were banned in 2001 after shoe bomber Richard Reid tried to ignite a bomb and blow up a plane. Full story...
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Teen dies after being hit by van, truck

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A Wilmington teenager is dead after being hit by a van and a truck last night near Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Transit Authority considering beach stop

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Why doesn't the bus go to the beach? WAVE Transit says it's the number one question it gets each year. Full story...
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New way to get off Oak Island coming

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Oak Island visitors and residents will soon have a new way to get on and off the island. The four-mile, $36 million project was approved by the State Board of Transportation Thursday. Full story...
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