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  1. Blue Cross Reveals 2015 Health Insurance RatesRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 22 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina discussed the expected rate increases in a teleconference several weeks ahead of the Nov. 15 kickoff for the enrollment period for coverage starting in January.

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  2. NC Hospitals Have Gear In Place For EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Hospital officials in several of North Carolina's largest cities say they have protective gear and procedures ready in case they need to treat an Ebola patient. The Associated Press contacted hospitals in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh as part of an informal nationwide survey on Ebola preparedness.

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  3. Hearing Scheduled On NC Homeowners Insurance RatesRead the original story

    Monday Oct 20 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's insurance commissioner is holding a hearing on a request from companies that want to increase homeowner insurance prices by an average of more than 25 percent in January. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will hold the hearing Monday in Raleigh.

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  4. NC Teen Pregnancy Rate DeclinesRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the pregnancy rate for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 dropped 11 percent last year compared with the previous year. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina says about 11,000 girls reported pregnancies last year.

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  5. No Road Closures In Raleigh During NC State FairRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    People planning to attend the N.C. State Fair will not have to deal with road closures in Raleigh as they head for the midway. The N.C. Department of Transportation says no lane closures are planned on the Fortify construction project in south and east Raleigh during fair hours so the increased traffic projected for the 11-day event.

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  6. Hearing Set On State Fair Concealed Gun BanRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A hearing is set in state court in Raleigh on Monday on the action being brought by Grass Roots North Carolina. The group is challenging a recent change in state law allowing the fair to ban concealed-carry permit holders from bringing guns to the fair that begins on Thursday.

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  7. Amtrak Schedules 2 Stops At NC State FairRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 11 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Beginning Oct. 17, the Carolinian will make a special stop twice a day near the fairgrounds entrance in west Raleigh. Passengers traveling from Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, High Point, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, and Cary will have easy access to the fair.

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  8. Feds To Investigate Death Of NC Inmate From ThirstRead the original story

    Friday Oct 3 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the death of a North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days. A federal grand jury in Raleigh issued two subpoenas Wednesday seeking records from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety concerning inmate Michael Anthony Kerr.

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  9. Road Salt Supply Low, Demand High As Winter Looms In NCRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt - and that's if they can even get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter.

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  10. Money For NC Private School Vouchers Begins movingRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional. About $1.1 million was distributed last Friday to 109 private schools that accepted students under the Opportunity Scholarships program, State Educational Assistance Authority grants director Elizabeth McDuffie said Monday.

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  11. Cooper Awaiting Retrial In Wife's DeathRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago is expected to be in court in Raleigh. Forty-year-old Brad Cooper was accused of killing his wife and dumping her body near their home in Cary in 2008.

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  12. Pedestrian Killed On Capital Blvd.Read the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday night along a busy Raleigh thoroughfare faces a drunken driving charge. Raleigh police said 63-year-old Clarence Edward Hayes was walking in a designated crosswalk across Capital Boulevard around 10 p.m. when a 2005 Honda Accord hit him.

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  13. DA Dismisses Most Remaining Protest Arrests In NCRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year. Wake County District Attorney Ned Mangum said Friday his move was prompted by a June 30 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional rights of people to peacefully assemble and protest government policies.

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  14. Few NC senators meet for perfunctory floor sessionRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The adjournment impasse at the North Carolina General Assembly remains in place after the Senate met briefly in keeping with the state constitution. Five senators and Lt.

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  15. NC Prosecutor Warns Internet Sweepstakes OperatorsRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. District Attorney Susan Doyle sent letters to more than a dozen businesses this week, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

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  16. Indian Company Plans 1,200 Jobs In CaryRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Indian information technology services company HCL Technologies said Thursday its American subsidiary will add about 1,200 jobs in North Carolina over the next five years by continuing to prepare not-fully-ready workers to fill the IT jobs. HCL America, part of the global IT outsourcing company that employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, said it will expand over the next five years in the Raleigh suburb of Cary, where it now employs about 800.

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  17. Environmentalists Question NC Fracking SupportersRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A conservation group is questioning some people who turned up at a public hearing in western North Carolina to support fracking. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has a video showing that the group of supporters from Winston-Salem seemed to know very little about the issue at the hearing late last week in Cullowhee, The Winston-Salem Journal reported.

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  18. Willie Nelson Among 'Farm Aid' Performers In RaleighRead the original story

    Sep 14, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The annual Farm Aid concert was in Raleigh Saturday with performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and others. The concert was held Saturday at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.

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  19. Judge Sides With Modern House In NC NeighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A Superior Court judge says a local board was wrong to halt construction of a modern home in a historic neighborhood in Raleigh. Architect Louis Cherry and his wife, Marsha Gordon, had nearly completed their 2,100-square-foot house in Raleigh's Historic Oakwood District when the city's Board of Adjustment revoked their "certificate of appropriateness" in February.

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  20. Bank Of America Trophy Tour Comes To RaleighRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Join WPTF for the Bank of America Trophy Tour Presented by Coca-Cola Wednesday, September 10 - City Plaza on Fayetteville St., Raleigh from Noon - 1:30pm! * A chance to get your photo taken with the Bank of America 500 Trophy & the 2014 Sprint Cup Trophy plus tons of FREE prize giveaways!

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