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  1. Police Searching For Raleigh Man They Say Shot Wife To DeathRead the original story

    Friday May 22 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Multiple news outlets report 39-year-old Tonya Lashawn Sutton was killed Thursday morning at Wesvill Court in west Raleigh. Police have issued an arrest warrant for her husband, 42-year-old Michael Rashun Sutton, but he wasn't in custody as of Thursday evening.

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  2. NC Tanning Bed Ban For Youth Signed Into Law By GovernorRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A dozen bills signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory include a ban on anyone under 18 using tanning beds in North Carolina. McCrory held an Executive Mansion ceremony Thursday to sign the tanning bed measure named in memory of late state Rep. Jim Fulghum of Raleigh, who sponsored a similar prohibition two years ago.

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  3. Minimum Wage Question Next Focus of NC Legislative ProtestsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    More nonviolent protests are expected in Raleigh from opponents of the Republican agenda within state government. This time, demonstrators are calling for an increase in North Carolina's minimum wage.

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  4. Jury: Starbucks Not Liable In Hot Coffee LawsuitRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A jury in North Carolina says Starbucks is not liable for damages after a Raleigh police officer said he suffered third-degree burns from a cup of coffee spilling in his lap three years ago. Lt. Matt Kohr had sought damages of up to $750,000 from the coffee company, but the jury decided 10-2 on Monday that Starbucks owed him nothing.

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  5. Amtrak To Mark Anniversaries Of Service In North CarolinaRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The Carolinian, which operates daily between New York City and Charlotte, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Piedmont, which operates daily between Raleigh and Charlotte, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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  6. Police Investigate Shooting In Wake ForestRead the original story

    Thursday May 7 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Police are investigating the shooting of a man where two officers fired their guns in a town just north of Raleigh. Wake Forest town spokesman Bill Crabtree said the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday behind an entertainment complex.

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  7. McCrory: NC Expects $400 Million SurplusRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    McCrory announced the surge in tax collections Wednesday at an event held by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners in Raleigh. The announced surplus comes three months after government economists projected a $271 million shortfall for the year ending June 30. State Budget Director Lee Roberts says that forecast was intentionally conservative.

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  8. Equality NC Opposed To Magistrate, Religious Freedom BillsRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Representatives of Equality North Carolina are preparing to return to Raleigh for this year's Day of Action event at the Legislative Building and to talk with legislators. A lot has happened the state's leading gay rights group held its formal lobbying day at the General Assembly last year.

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  9. Raleigh Police Officer Burned By Free Coffee Sues StarbucksRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A Raleigh police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned. WRAL-TV reports attorneys said in court Monday that Matthew Kohr should be compensated for burns, blisters and emotional damage caused after the officer spilled a cup of coffee in his lap in 2012.

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  10. Council Of State Approves Dix Hospital Land Sale To RaleighRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The long-negotiated deal to sell North Carolina government property where a mental hospital stood for more than 150 years in Raleigh is complete. Top executive branch elected officials voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale terms of the old Dorothea Dix site to Raleigh for $52 million.

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  11. 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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  12. '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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  13. 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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  14. 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

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

    Apr 21, 2015 | 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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  17. NC Commission To Unveil Underage Drinking Campaign To PTARead the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | 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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  18. Man Pleads Guilty To Supplying NC With Flawed Bridge PartsRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | 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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  19. NC Democrats Use Tax Deadline to Criticize GOP Gov. McCroryRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2015 | 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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  20. Police: Raleigh Man Found Dead In Burning House Was HomicideRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2015 | 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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