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

    17 hrs ago | 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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  2. Santorum: Obama Opposition To Fossil Fuels "Quasi-Religious"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | 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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  3. 3 NC Hospital Chains Release PartnershipRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | 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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  4. Police: Remains Confirmed To Be Those Of Missing NC ToddlerRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | 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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  5. NC Supreme Court Sets May Arguments For Raleigh Murder TrialRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | 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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  6. Advocates Plan Day To Call For NC To Expand MedicaidRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | 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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  7. Man Sentenced To Decades In Death Of Durham PriestRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | 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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  8. Official: 3 Dead In Scaffolding Collapse In Downtown RaleighRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | 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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  9. 2 Pedestrians Killed In Separate Accidents In DurhamRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | 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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  10. NC Senate Elects 4 Incumbents, 4 New Members Of UNC BoardRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A former state senator, federal magistrate judge and president of an auto parts company are among the newest members of the University of North Carolina system's governing board. The state Senate elected eight people Wednesday to the 32-member UNC Board of Governors for four-year terms starting July 1. The House is expected to hold its similar biennial election Thursday.

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  11. Fracking Rules Take Effect Tuesday, Clearing Way For PermitsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 16 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Rules governing the hydraulic fracturing method for drilling natural gas are expected to take effect Tuesday, creating the potential for drilling to start later in the year. The set of 120 rules that govern issues including well construction, water testing and buffer zones was developed by the state Mining and Energy Commission over nearly two years and approved in December by a separate state panel.

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  12. No. 2 Duke Advances To ACC Semis By Routing NC State 77-53Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Quinn Cook scored 15 points and backup center Marshall Plumlee added a career-high 12 points on six dunks to lead six double-figure scorers and help the second-seeded Blue Devils win their 12th straight. They never trailed, scored on 22 of their first 26 possessions, led by 30 and cruised into the semifinals by avenging their first loss this season.

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  13. Amusement Ride Bill Has NC State Fair Accident In MindRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A 2013 accident at the North Carolina State Fair is the catalyst for a bill increasing fines and the seriousness of criminal counts against those who operate carnival rides in an unlawful manner. A House judiciary committee voted Wednesday to recommend a measure raising daily maximum monetary penalties as high as ten times the current limit for violating the state's Amusement Device Safety Act.

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  14. Governor McCrory Declares March 1-7 Severe Weather Preparedness WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Statewide Tornado Drill is March 4th Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory has declared March 1-7 Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina, cautioning North Carolinians to practice how to be safe when thunderstorms and tornadoes threaten. While damaging storms and tornadoes can occur any time of the year, March through May is peak tornado season for the state.

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  15. Carolinas Hope For Help From Temperatures, UtilitiesRead the original story

    Friday Feb 27 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    "I can say that God really knows how to decorate his world," Varner said. "He's a master artist.

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  16. Fans, Former Players Attend Public Memorial For Coach Dean SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The school offered one more tribute to the late Hall of Famer on Sunday, holding a public memorial service that gave thousands of fans, former players and coaching colleagues a chance to savor memories of a coach known for oncourt successes and innovations as well as off-court stances on civil-rights issues. "If he could've anticipated this gathering today, I think there's a good chance he might've said, `Don't do it,'" Rev.

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  17. 'Moral March' Participants Again Demand Changes To NC LawsRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Still working toward substantial victories at the ballot box and the legislature, demonstrators opposed to Republican policies within North Carolina demanded again Saturday that laws be repealed that they say harm the sick, the poor and minorities. Thousands of people joined the state NAACP and other advocacy groups that helped stage the 9th annual "Moral March on Raleigh," which led through downtown streets before ending in front of the old Capitol building.

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  18. NC Lottery Head: Powerball Jackpot Winner Should Get AdviceRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery has some advice for the person who won a share of the $564 million Powerball jackpot. Alice Garland says the person holding the winning ticket should sign the back of the ticket, put it in a safe place and get some sound professional advice before heading to lottery headquarters Raleigh to pick up the check.

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  19. NC legislator going unaffiliated, wants to caucus with GOPRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A state House member from the Outer Banks announced Wednesday he's switching his voter registration from Democrat to unaffiliated and likely will caucus with the Republican majority beginning with the new legislative session later this month. Second-term Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk disclosed his decision a week before lawmakers return to Raleigh to elect new chamber leaders and after speaking with Republicans about his potential switch.

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  20. Former Wake County Teacher Charged With Sex With StudentRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Twenty-five-year-old Ronald Lee Chewning of Raleigh has been charged with having sex with a student who attended Broughton High School.

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