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Stranded boater rescued by ferry crew members

North Carolina ferry crews rescue a stranded boater on the Neuse River.

Dedication for Drew

Neighborhood dedicates playground in honor of teen killed in skateboard accident

The Bogue Watch community in Newport hosted a weekend event honoring Drew Hughes through a fundraiser and playground dedication.

Officer Alexander Thalmann

New Bern Police to honor anniversary of officer's death

New Bern Police plan to honor the one year anniversary of the death of Officer Alexander Thalmann, who was killed in the line of duty.

Marine dies in weekend wreck

State troopers said a Camp Lejeune Marine involved in a weekend wreck in Duplin County has died.

Overcrowding in more than 1/3 of Pitt County Schools

Too many students and not enough classroom space, more than one-third of Pitt County's schools are over or near capacity.

food lion theft suspect

Police: Man steals $500 in meat, police want to find him

Jacksonville Police are asking for help to find a man accused of stealing from the Food Lion on Western Boulevard.

Name of victim released in fatal two-vehicle crash

State troopers said Jonathan Heston, 22, died from injuries caused by a vehicle accident over the weekend in Duplin County.

Tractor-trailer, van collide in Duplin County

Rose Hill Fire Department has responded to a crash on the corner of Bay Road and West Charity in the town of Greenevers.

Former coach, teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former coach and teacher at South West Onslow High School has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography charges.

Deputy: Man arrested, charged with murder after assault

One man is under arrested and charged with murder in Wayne County in connection with the death of a 49-year-old man.

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Nation/World News

Indiana backlash: What you need to know

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Gov. Mike Pence unleashed a firestorm on Indiana last week when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Critics of the law contend it could be used by individuals and businesses to discriminate -- particularly against the LGBT community of le...


Rolling Stones tour scheduled to play Indiana July 4

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones announced a North American tour Tuesday which will include a stop in a now-controversial location -- Indianapolis, Ind.


Pence: 'We'll fix this and move forward'

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians, asking the state legislators to pass a fix this week.


Prisoner at Virginia hospital escapes in gown

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A prisoner at a Virginia hospital managed to escape from his room early Tuesday after grabbing a security guard's gun and running off in a hospital gown, authorities said.

He then took off in a stolen vehicle, abandoned it, and stole another, Fairfax ...


Turkish power outage hits Istanbul, Ankara

Ankara, Turkey

A massive power outage spread across Turkey on Tuesday, blacking out a broad swath of the country and affecting some flights.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all possible causes were under investigation, including terrorism.

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