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First reported 15 mins ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 1 reports

Swimming lessons key in drowning prevention

Raleigh, N.C. — Shannon Friesen and her two boys, ages 4 and 5, spend a lot of time near water, but it wasn’t until recently that she thought about swimming lessons for her children.“That's when we started to have this realization, we have not taught ... [Published WRAL - 15 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 3 reports

State budget finalized, but details still unclear

WRAL WeatherCenter ForecastHurricanes a way of life for Outer Banks businessesCo-owner of landmark Dunn bakery passes awayVictim: Change to NC probation law hurts me, not abuserACLU: 'No reason to delay' in overturning NC same-sex marriage lawBus riders ... [Published WRAL - 31 mins ago]
First reported 42 mins ago - Updated 42 mins ago - 1 reports

After a year, viewer still waits for his tranquil backyard

Raleigh, N.C. — Kevin Juehrs has a gorgeous pool and a tranquil backyard, but about a year ago the retaining wall started collapsing.“If you look underneath…all under here there's no dirt," he said.Juehrs has tried to get the retaining wall and uneven ... [Published WRAL - 42 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Lovette jury still deliberating after seven hours

Durham, N.C. — A jury of 10 women and two men will return to a Durham courtroom Wednesday to continue its deliberations in the murder trial of a man accused of robbing and killing a Duke University graduate student more than six years ago.By Tuesday afternoon, ... [Published WRAL - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

SBI bureau chief's name used in alleged money scheme

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation warned residents Tuesday to be wary of those who solicit money over the phone.“Remember, people aren’t always who they claim to be online or on the phone,” State Attorney General Roy Cooper ... [Published WRAL - 2 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Victim says change to NC probation law hurts her, not abuser

Raleigh, N.C. — When a Raleigh softball coach pleaded guilty in 2012 to taking indecent liberties with five of his teenage players, victims and their families hoped to close that painful chapter of their lives.The emotional wound was reopened when the ... [Published WRAL - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

House, Senate leaders outline budget deal

By Raleigh, N.C. — The legislature's top leaders gave more details Tuesday of the $21.3 billion budget deal they say is all but complete except for final drafting and proofreading.House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger issued ... [Published WRAL - 3 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

UNC study finds first-grade reading suffers in segregated schools

Chapel Hill, N.C. — A new study out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that black students in segregated public schools make smaller gains in reading than their peers in more integrated settings.UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child ... [Published WRAL - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Wake Tech gets permit for new library

By Raleigh, N.C. — Seven years after its 2007 opening, Wake Tech's north Raleigh campus is in the midst of a significant, wide-ranging expansion project. The regional energy plant and pedestrian bridge portions of the $200 million project, which we previously ... [Published WRAL - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Military police officer killed while crossing Fayetteville street

Fayetteville, N.C. — A man killed while walking across a Fayetteville street early Sunday was a Fort Bragg soldier, the Army said Tuesday.Spc. Fernando Rodriguez, 23, was trying to cross Morganton Road shortly before 5:45 a.m. when he was struck.Fayetteville ... [Published WRAL - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 2 reports

Jury begins deliberations in Lovette trial

Durham, N.C. — Prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Laurence Lovette killed Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato more than six years ago, defense attorneys said Monday during closing arguments in the 23-year-old's first-degree ... [Published WRAL - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 2 reports

Garner pedestrian killed in wreck on US Highway 70

Raleigh, N.C. — A 50-year-old Garner man died early Monday after being hit by a car as he walked across U.S. Highway 70 near Auburn-Knightdale Road in Wake County, state Highway Patrol officials said.According to investigators, Patrick Pair attempted ... [Published WRAL - Jul 28 2014]

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"So (Linthicum) had his guys come in six weeks ago and start disassembling it, and then dug out 3 feet, and started putting that in, and he hasn't been back since" Juehrs said
...promised you that they'd give you all the elements you need to return a guilty verdict in this case," attorney Karen Bethea-Shields told jurors. "They fell short of that promise, and because they fell short of that promise, they did not meet their burden of proof."
...teacher turnover and are more likely to employ novice teachers," said Kirsten Kainz, director of statistics for the Frank Porter Graham Institute. "In addition, the communities surrounding segregated schools may not have as many supports for reading development outside of the school day and year."
"Spc. Rodriguez had positively touched many soldiers and leaders lives within the unit,” his battalion commander, Lt Col. Carolina K M Horton, said in a statement. "We stand together during this difficult time, and we send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Fernando’s family and friends. He will be missed and never forgotten.”"

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State budget finalized, but details still unclear [Published WRAL - 31 mins ago]
After a year, viewer still waits for his tranqu... [Published WRAL - 42 mins ago]
Lovette jury still deliberating after seven hours [Published WRAL - 1 hour ago]
Victim says change to NC probation law hurts he... [Published WRAL - 1 hour ago]
SBI bureau chief's name used in alleged money s... [Published WRAL - 2 hours ago]
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