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  1. Jeb Bush On Baltimore Police Charges: 'The Process Works'Read the original story

    Friday May 1 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he trusts the legal process that resulted in charges against six Baltimore officers in the death of a man from injuries sustained while in police custody. The likely presidential candidate was asked on Friday how a president can address rising anger toward police.

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  2. 'Moral Monday' Protests At NC Legislative Building Renewed On AnniversaryRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The "Moral Monday" protests at the North Carolina legislature are being renewed exactly two years after the first arrests of those opposed to Republican state government policies. The state NAACP is leading a series of events starting Wednesday morning in downtown Raleigh, beginning with a news conference attended by clergy members.

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  3. NC Senators Won't Try To Stop Mental Health Property SaleRead the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    An obstacle blocking Raleigh from buying a tract of state land where a mental hospital once stood has been removed. The city wants the Dorothea Dix property for a regional park and Senate Republicans said Monday they will no longer push a bill requiring that it be sold through formal bids.

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  4. 2 Injured When Amtrak Train Hits Car In Four OaksRead the original story

    Monday Apr 27 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Police say two people were injured when the car they were in was struck by an Amtrak train at a grade crossing in North Carolina. Police in the town of Four Oaks southeast of Raleigh tell media outlets that the accident happened early Monday afternoon. 1 comment

  5. Raleigh City Council Approves Dix Property PurchaseRead the original story

    Friday Apr 24 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Raleigh officials have approved plans to buy 300 acres near downtown that formerly housed a state mental hospital for about $52 million. Raleigh's city council on Friday approved the contract for the Dorothea Dix hospital property negotiated with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration.

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  6. Time Dwindling On NC Senate Effort To Block Dix Land SaleRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 21 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Time appears to be running out for the North Carolina legislature to block the state's impending sale of land where the Dorothea Dix mental hospital stood to the city of Raleigh for a park. Debate was delayed Tuesday in a Senate committee on legislation to open the Dix property sale to bidding.

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  7. NC Commission To Unveil Underage Drinking Campaign To PTARead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The Alcoholic Beverage Commission will discuss its new Talk It Out campaign Friday at the PTA Education & Leadership conference at North Carolina State University's McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Commission Chairman Jim Gardner will discuss the campaign during the luncheon address.

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  8. Man Pleads Guilty To Supplying NC With Flawed Bridge PartsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    An Illinois man has admitted guilt on federal charges after supplying North Carolina with what authorities say were defective bridge bearings used in 25 highway projects across the state. Joel de la Torre pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh to criminal counts of making false statements concerning highway projects and aggravated identity theft.

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  9. NC Democrats Use Tax Deadline to Criticize GOP Gov. McCroryRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina Democrats are trying to link Gov. Pat McCrory and his legislative allies to the pain people filing state income tax returns may feel as the April 15 deadline approaches. Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever and some Democratic legislators held a news conference Tuesday at party headquarters in Raleigh.

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  10. Police: Raleigh Man Found Dead In Burning House Was HomicideRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Raleigh police say they believe 32-year-old Curtis Lamont Mitchell of Raleigh was the victim of Wednesday's blaze at a home.

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  11. 'King of NASCAR' Richard Petty Visits NC Statehouse, GovernorRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    "The King of NASCAR" was in the House - and the Senate, and in the Executive Mansion to see North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. Seven-time racing series champion Richard Petty visited the state government complex in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday.

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  12. Bid To Redistribute NC Sales Tax Money Praised, PannedRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A legislative proposal for the state to take away the local portion of sales taxes highlighted two undercurrents in Raleigh - the increased clout of rural Republicans and their conflicts with Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican who was formerly Charlotte's mayor. The state Senate is proposing to strip away some of the revenues of vacation destinations like Dare County and richer locales like Charlotte.

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  13. Santorum: Obama Opposition To Fossil Fuels "Quasi-Religious"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    President Barack Obama has a "quasi-religious" zeal to close down coal-burning power plants, past and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania was in Raleigh to speak to conservative groups and dropped by the state Legislature for an impromptu talk.

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  14. 3 NC Hospital Chains Release PartnershipRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Three regional hospital chains operating hundreds of locations across North Carolina are officially combining purchasing and standardizing some medical practices. Vidant Health in Greenville, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem and WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh on Tuesday announced new details in their shared services agreement.

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  15. Police: Remains Confirmed To Be Those Of Missing NC ToddlerRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Raleigh police have confirmed that human remains recovered from a lake in December are those of a 2-year-old reported missing on Christmas Eve. Local media outlets reported Tuesday that authorities had confirmed the remains found in December in a northern Wake County lake belong to Tristan Blue.

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  16. NC Supreme Court Sets May Arguments For Raleigh Murder TrialRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's highest court has set a date to hear arguments over whether a Raleigh man convicted by jurors of killing his pregnant wife in 2006 should get a new trial. Local media outlets report that the state Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing over the case of Jason Lynn Young for May 19. Last year, the Court of Appeals vacated Young's 2012 first-degree murder conviction for the death of his wife, Michelle, because it said the trial judge shouldn't have allowed evidence about a wrongful death lawsuit and a child custody complaint.

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  17. Advocates Plan Day To Call For NC To Expand MedicaidRead the original story

    Mar 24, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Dozens of advocates are expected in Raleigh to deliver a petition to Gov. Pat McCrory asking him to back expanding Medicaid in North Carolina. The advocates are calling Tuesday Medicaid Expansion Advocacy Day.

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  18. Man Sentenced To Decades In Death Of Durham PriestRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A Raleigh man was sentenced to decades in prison Monday for strangling an Anglican priest from Durham whose body was found at a state park. Matthew John Reed, 36, was sentenced Monday to 25 to 31 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, according to local media outlets.

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  19. Official: 3 Dead In Scaffolding Collapse In Downtown RaleighRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A section of scaffolding collapsed at a high-rise construction project in downtown Raleigh, killing three people and sending another to a hospital, officials said Monday. Jeffrey Hammerstein, a district chief at Wake County EMS, said three people were confirmed dead in the accident at the glass and steel building called Charter Square, where scaffolding had peeled away from the exterior and fallen into a parking lot below.

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  20. 2 Pedestrians Killed In Separate Accidents In DurhamRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Authorities say a tractor trailer driven by Hoang Tran of Liberty struck a 50-year-old pedestrian around dawn Saturday morning along Interstate 40. Darryl Williams of Durham was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say Williams stepped out from the right shoulder where his car was parked and into the travel lane.

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