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  1. Top Safety Precaution On The Water: Wear A Life JacketRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    If North Carolina's boating safety coordinator could drill one rule into the minds of people on the water, it would be this: wear your life jacket. Whatever the cause of a boating accident - drunken driver, operator inattention or the weather - almost all deaths could be prevented if people wore their life jackets, said Maj.

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  2. Patrol, NCDOT Plan For Satisfaction For Rolling Stones FansRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    It's said that a rolling stone gathers no moss, but the N.C. Highway Patrol is sure the Rolling Stones will gather lots of drivers heading to their concert in Raleigh. A crowd of 40,000 is anticipated for Wednesday's concert at Carter-Finley Stadium.

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  3. 2 Charged In Raleigh Hit-And-Run DeathRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Raleigh police have charged two people after the car they were in struck a man who had gotten out of his own car to check on a traffic accident. A statement from police Saturday said 32-year-old Joseph Nicholas Passalinqua Jr. is in jail on charges of driving while impaired and felony hit-and-run involving death.

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  4. Raleigh Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of SC StatehouseRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 28 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The two people arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse have been released from jail in the state capital. Officer L. Tucker of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center said 30-year-old Bree Newsome and 30-year-old James Ian Tyson were released from jail Saturday after posting bond.

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  5. Ruling Came Long After Gay Marriage Began In North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states doesn't change what's been happening in North Carolina, since federal judges last October overturned the state's constitutional amendment that limited marriage to a man and a woman. County officials have been presiding over gay marriages since Oct. 10. Legal challenges seeking to preserve the amendment's validity - approved by 61 percent of voters in May 2012 - will be moot.

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  6. Wake County School Bus Driver Charged With AssaultRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 24 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Multiple media outlets reported that 50-year-old Jaqueline Harris Dennis of Fuquay-Varina is charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault on a child from an incident that Raleigh police said happened last month.

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  7. Teacher, Assistant Principal Quit NC School After Gay StoryRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 16 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A teacher and an assistant principal at an Orange County elementary school have resigned after controversy developed because of the reading of a gay story to third grade students. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that schools spokesman Seth Stephens said Monday that teacher Omar Currie and assistant principal Meg Goodhand had submitted their resignations.

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  8. 15 Injured When Church Van Overturns On Interstate 40Read the original story

    Sunday Jun 14 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Authorities say 15 people in a church van have been injured after it blew a tire and overturned on Interstate 40 near the Interstate 95 interchange. Trooper Vincent Rivera said the large van was heading east on I-40 around 8:30 a.m. Saturday when the tire went flat, sending the van across the median before it overturned in the westbound lanes of the interstate near Benson.

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  9. Feds Break Up Cocaine Ring In Hartnett, Cumberland CountiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 9 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker says that federal and local authorities have broken up a cocaine ring that was operating for more than four years in Hartnett and Cumberland counties Walker announced Monday that a federal grand jury in Raleigh returned a 39-count indictment naming 19 people who have now been arrested. The defendants are charged with various counts including conspiring to manufacture and distribute cocaine and crank in large quantities.

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  10. 1 Killed, 1 Injured In Raleigh Park Shooting Near CollegeRead the original story

    Monday Jun 8 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Raleigh police are looking for a suspect or suspects involved in a deadly shooting in a park near North Carolina State University. Multiple news sources report 18-year-old Irvin Adan Gonzalez-Martinez was killed Saturday night.

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  11. NC Republicans Hold Convention, Hear From President WannabesRead the original story

    Friday Jun 5 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina Republicans are gathering to get revved up for next year's big elections and to hear from a few national politicians who want to be president. The state GOP begins its biennial convention Friday in downtown Raleigh.

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  12. North Carolina Moves Forward On Voter ID Rules, Amid LawsuitRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 3 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The State Board of Elections is holding the first of nine public hearings on the rules governing North Carolina's voter identification law. The first hearing is scheduled for Raleigh beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at board headquarters.

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  13. Raleigh Pools Face Lifeguard Shortage, Forced To Trim HoursRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    TV reported Sunday Raleigh aquatics director Terri Stroupe says she still needs 40 more lifeguards to fully staff the city's collection of indoor and outdoor pools. She has about 125 lifeguards on staff for the summer now.

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  14. Operator Of Thrill Ride In 2013 NC Fair Mishap Pleads GuiltyRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The man at the controls of a thrill ride when it malfunctioned during the 2013 North Carolina State Fair has admitted to tampering with safety equipment intended to prevent such a mishap. Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow of Quitman, Georgia, pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County Superior Court to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

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  15. Mall Santa Claus Arrested On Child Pornography ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Authorities in Raleigh say a man who was arrested over the weekend on child pornography charges worked as a shopping mall Santa Claus. Local media outlets report 63-year-old Leander Dewey Jones of Raleigh is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

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  16. Board Of Shaw University Chooses Alumna As Next PresidentRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The board of Shaw University voted Saturday to hire Tashni Dubroy as the 17th president of the private school founded in 1865. She takes over Aug. 1. School officials say Dubroy will be formally introduced Monday afternoon on Shaw's campus in Raleigh.

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  17. Gay marriage religious objections bill clears NC House panelRead the original story

    May 27, 2015 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    More lawmakers have formally agreed some North Carolina court officials should be allowed to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on "sincerely held religious" objections. A House judiciary panel agreed Wednesday to give the option to magistrates and some registers of deeds employees, but they would have to stop performing marriage duties for all couples.

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

    May 22, 2015 | 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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  19. NC Tanning Bed Ban For Youth Signed Into Law By GovernorRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | 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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  20. Minimum Wage Question Next Focus of NC Legislative ProtestsRead the original story

    May 13, 2015 | 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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