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3 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

Search warrants: Holdena s children saw him shoot their mother and grandparents

Deputies charged Holden, 30, of 6494 Stag Trail near Wendell, with two counts of murder.

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Related Topix: Wendell, NC, Violent Crime

7 hrs ago | ABC News

Indictment: Prosecutor Targeted in Kidnapping Plot

A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

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7 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

SBI investigation into nude student photos spreads to other counties, including Alamance

An investigation into nude photos of Wake County students on the photo-sharing site Instagram has spread to Alamance County.

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Related Topix: Alamance, NC, Alamance County, NC, Education Etc.

7 hrs ago | WITN

Indictment Says Suspects Intended to Kidnap Prosecutor, But Went To Wrong House

An indictment says a group who are accused of kidnapping a Wake Forest man went to the wrong house, and were planning to kidnap his daughter -- who is a Wake County prosecutor.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC

11 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

Wake County sees 'alarming' increase in teacher resignations

School leaders said that 612 of Wake's 9,000 teachers have resigned since the beginning of the school year, compared with 433 during the same time a year ago.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Apex, NC, Kelly, NC

16 hrs ago | News Observer

Triangle firefighters, police train to revive drug overdose victims

A detail photo of a tube of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan. Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for opiate drug overdoses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Carrboro, NC, Hillsborough, NC, Healthcare Law, Law

16 hrs ago | News Observer

Wake County to allow home-based businesses in outbuildings

County rules have long allowed people in unincorporated areas to use their homes as the base for a range of small businesses that don’t disrupt the surrounding neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Life, Hobbies, Crafts

Mon Apr 21, 2014

ABC11

Despite claim of reduced backlog, many in North Carolina still wait for food stamps

Earlier this month, officials with the state Department of Health and Human Services told reporters the agency met a federal deadline to clear a backlog of food stamp applications or face the loss of $88 million in funding from the US Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Agriculture, Science

WRAL.com

Warrant: Nude student photos online show sex acts

Photos of nude boys and girls who authorities believe attend several Wake County high schools began showing up on the social media site in February, prompting a Wake Forest mother to call police after learning about it from her daughter.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wake Forest, NC, Alamance, NC

News Observer

Eighth person arrested in kidnapping of prosecutor's father

Jakym Camel Tibbs is wanted by the FBI in connection with the kidnapping of a Raleigh-area man earlier this month.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh, NC

The Cary News

Community Notes: April 23

The Cary theater is looking for volunteer ushers who are at least 17 years old. The theater is at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Raleigh, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC

News Observer

Wake County's teacher loss points to looming shortage

Kelly Nystrom is a teaching veteran and a fifth-grade teacher at a very good Wake County school, Underwood Elementary in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Kelly, NC, Raleigh, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Beverly Perdue

ABC11

Missing Baby Found, Father Faces Kidnapping Charge

Now her father is headed back to Wake County to face a first-degree kidnapping charge.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake seeks fix for habitual callers to 911

Paramedics sometimes refer to them as "frequent fliers" - habitual callers to 911 who require a trip to the emergency room even though they're not in an emergency medical crisis.

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Chapel Hill News

ACLU checking jails for compliance with rape-prevention law

A U.S. Dept. of Justice survey was conducted in 2011-12 by RTI International of 92,449 inmates, including 1,738 interviews of juveniles ages 16 and 17 in jails and prisons and other detention facilities across the country.

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Related Topix: Prison, ACLU, Federal Prisons, Chatham County, NC

Sat Apr 19, 2014

News Observer

Republicans Jim Fulghum, Apryl Major run in District 15 primary

But Fulghum's spot on the Republican ticket is not assured, as Apryl Major, who ran as a write-in candidate for the House in 2012, is also vying for the seat representing parts of Raleigh and northern Wake County.

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Related Topix: US News, Raleigh, NC, Healthcare Law, Law, Pat McCrory, US Governors

News Observer

SPCA's downtown K9 walk a success despite cold, wet weather

The four-legged wonders might have appreciated that kind of attire Saturday in downtown Raleigh, where hundreds of dogs and their owners gathered under cold, drizzling skies for the SPCA of Wake County's 15th annual K9-3K Dog Walk.

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Related Topix: Weather, Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC

Eastern Wake News

Community Notes: April 20

Wake County Public School System will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 1 short course from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 21-29, at Knightdale High School, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale.

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Related Topix: Knightdale, NC, Raleigh, NC, Zebulon, NC, Home Gardening, Home

News Observer

Triangle Politics: Wake GOP blames ex-Gov. Bev Perdue, Common Core for teachers leaving

The Wake County Republican Party is trying to focus the blame for the increase in teacher resignations on former Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue and the Common Core State Standards.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Apex, NC, Cary, NC, Durham County, NC

Eastern Wake News

Cardinal Charter Academy of Knightdale still unsure of location in town

Currently, an advisory board with North Carolina Public Schools is in the process of reviewing and interviewing boards of charter schools that applied to open in the 2015 academic year.

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Related Topix: Knightdale, NC, Cary, NC, Zebulon, NC, Wendell, NC

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