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Suspect in custody after Subway Restaurant robbery Video included

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One man is in custody after he attempted to rob a Greenville Subway restaurant Saturday night.
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Fundraiser held for Beaufort Co. tornado victims Video included

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A fundraiser was held Saturday for tornado relief in Beaufort County.
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It's an extraordinary Easter for dozens of exceptional children Video included

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The rain didn’t stop dozens of kids and their families from enjoying a day of Easter activities in Chocowinity.
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Goldsboro Police: woman shot during an attempted robbery

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The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting.
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Police: Man steals woman's purse and takes off Video included

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The New Bern Police Department is investigating a Friday night robbery. More>>

Student assaulted, robbed on ECU campus Video included

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A female East Carolina University student was assaulted and robbed Friday night walking through campus.
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Pitt Co. Video included

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A traffic stop landed a man behind bars in Pitt County.
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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

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YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in... More>>

Pitt County Sheriff's Office gets grant to help DWI case backlog Video included

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office hopes a new grant will cut down the wait time for driving while impaired cases slated for trial.
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Clogged Oregon Inlet keeps charter boats docked

Boat owners are concerned that the start of charter fishing season may leave them high and dry because the Oregon Inlet is clogged with sand. More>>

Man dies in tractor accident in Pitt County

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Authorities have identified the man who died in a tractor accident east of Greenville Thursday evening. More>>

Local runners to participate in the Boston Marathon Video included

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Several runners in the East will make their way up to Boston to run in the first Boston Marathon since the bombings last year. More>>

Lejeune Marine shot at font gate laid to rest Video included

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A Camp Lejeune Marine who died after an apparent accidental shooting while on duty was laid to rest today. More>>

Greenville woman wins first prize in NC branding contest Video included

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Tarboro officer killed in crash honored at visitation, funeral Video included

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The Tarboro Police Department honored one of their own Friday with a visitation and funeral. More>>

This 3D-printed cast looks awesome

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Have you ever worn a cast? I have not. But friends have told me they're uncomfortable. Hot and itchy.  More>>

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

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The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the U.S. last year.
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Feds: NC saw nearly 20k more find jobs in March

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A new federal report says North Carolina workers are finding more doors opening to jobs. More>>

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

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North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.
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Wilson Police looking for bank robber

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The Wilson Police Department is asking for help finding a man who robbed a bank. More>>

Food distribution helps families on Good Friday Video included

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The Church Outreach Network distributed food in West Greenville Friday morning.
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Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
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Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line Video included

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Duke Energy is telling shareholders that costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line.
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Pair of kittens packaged up and shipped across California

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An amazing tale of survival for a pair of tiny kittens shipped across California in a delivery truck. You can imagine the surprise of the... More>>

Boy fighting cancer seeks record for most high fives in a minute

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Hundreds turn out to help a Minnesota boy with a rare form of cancer break the world record for most high fives in a minute. More>>

NC community college rate break for vets proposed

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. More>>

Bodie, Cape Hatteras lighthouses to open

Two of North Carolina's best-known lighthouses are opening to the public for the summer season. More>>

Plymouth home total loss after fire Video included

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An unoccupied home in Plymouth is a total loss this morning. More>>

Weekend Buzz 04/17/14 Video included

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Time for your Easter edition of the Weekend Buzz.  More>>

MId-year teacher resignations

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The largest school district in the state lost hundreds of teacher. 9OYS looked at the numbers in the East. More>>

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain. More>>

Old scam shows up again in Carteret County

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Carteret County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about an old scam that's showing up again. Scammers call your phone saying relatives like sons or grandsons are in jail in foreign countries like Mexico or France. They are asking for money to be wired. Deputies say they normally ask for you to use Western Union or Money Gram. Then the scammers will target you again asking for more money. The Sheriff's Office reminds people to ask for a call back number, try calling your family membe... More>>

Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market

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There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter.  More>>

Update: 2 arrested in Ayden shootings, 3rd suspect sought Video included

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Two men are in jail this afternoon charged in a pair of shootings Wednesday night. More>>

Greenville looking to expand affordable housing options Video included

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The City of Greenville is looking to expand its affordable housing options. More>>

Pet Food Pantry may lose location Video included

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Helping families with pets find themselves in tough times is the mission of the Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina, yet they've just hit a major road block.
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Community college math course holds some back Video included

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Some community college students across the East are afraid they won't get their degree all because of one 4-week math course. More>>

Bike ride honors fallen New Bern officer

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A bike ride from Jacksonville to New Bern honored a fallen officer Thursday. More>>

Fire rips through "Wings" store in Duck Video included

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An Outer Banks souvenir store went up in flames Thursday morning. More>>

2 more dead of flu in NC

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There’s an update on the number of flu deaths in North Carolina. More>>

Easter Bonnet Gala raises money for furry friends

Easter Bonnet Gala raises money for furry friends

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Easter bonnets and controlling the pet population collide in tonight's community's spotlight. More>>

Two arrested with guns, cash and heroin in Pikeville

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Two Wayne County men are behind bars facing gun and drug charges after a DEA search in Pikeville. More>>

Adventurous sea lion heads for the coast

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How's this for adventurous? A sea lion journeyed up a California river until he found himself a good... More>>

Ft. Bragg soldier accused of Philadelphia robbery

An Army paratrooper at Fort Bragg has been arrested and charged with being involved in a robbery in Philadelphia in 2002. More>>

Pope Francis gives kids an impromptu ride on the Pope Mobile

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Before the pope's weekly address Wednesday, he decided to give a couple of young passengers a ride... More>>

What you’re eating could be throwing seasonal allergies into overdrive

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Many people are dealing with allergies from several different types of pollen. But did you know what you eat can... More>>

Zookeepers get creative with entertaining a lonely panda Video included

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A zoo in southwest China found an interesting way to entertain a lonely panda after her companion was... More>>

Test Your Knowledge: Tornado Wind Speeds Video included

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True or False? A tornado’s wind speed is determined by someone observing the twister spinning across a given area.
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Update: AG Roy Cooper asks for stay in challenge against gay marriage ban Video included

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Attorney General Roy Cooper asked a judge for more time to respond to a new legal attack against North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban. More>>

Update: New charges for woman guilty of Ackerson murder

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The woman found guilty for the second-degree murder of Kinston native Laura Ackerson has now been indicted on more charges. More>>

Pitt Co. Deputies: Need help finding suspect

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Pitt County deputies are looking for Mason Warren after he escaped arrest Monday night. More>>

Three years later, a look back at the 2011 tornado outbreak Video included

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Wednesday is the anniversary of a day many here in the east will never forget. More>>

McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers. More>>

John Edwards returns to court practicing law

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case. More>>

Murder suspect found dead in Onslow County

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A woman suspected of killing her boyfriend was found dead inside an Onslow County home. More>>

Groups aim to combat child abuse Video included

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Child abuse affects hundreds of children in Eastern Carolina every year. More>>

Non-emergency calls tie up 911 lines

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In the case of an emergency, when you call 911, the first voice you hear in a dispatcher.
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2011 Tornado Outbreak Remembered

Storm Team 9 tornado and severe weather safety tips

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The tornado outbreak of April 6th, 2011 is a day that will forever be etched in a lot of people's memory across eastern North Carolina.
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive Feb. 2 spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
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Two victims held at gunpoint in Jacksonville home invasion

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday home invasion in Jacksonville.
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Mt. Olive man arrested on drug, firearm charges

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A Wayne County man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon.
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Residents tied up, robbed in Winterville home invasion Video included

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Winterville Police are investigating a late night home invasion. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2631 Jasmine Drive. More>>

Former Greenville patrol officer arrested Video included

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The Greenville Police Department arrested and charged a former patrol officer Tuesday following the investigation of a case he was working this year. More>>

Teddy Bear Hospital treats patients at Belvior Elementary Video included

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Kindergarten and first graders at Belvoir Elementary experienced some hands on learning this morning at the school’s ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’.
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Marijuana edibles vending machine, not so easy access

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With the legalization of recreational weed in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as innovative ways to... More>>

Coca-Cola points to health-conscious consumers for drop in sales

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Fewer people around the globe are drinking soda. The world's biggest beverage maker says its soda sales fell for... More>>

8-yr.-old boy with rare disease lives out his dream of flying

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One 8-yr.-old boy with a rare disease got his wish granted this week. Max from Nebraska wanted to be Iron Man for a day... More>>

GREAT VIDEO: Firefighters’ big effort to save tiny dog from drain Video included

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Firefighters in St. Louis, Missouri had to handle an usual call Tuesday.  More>>

Ex-NC teacher accused of showing obscene videos

A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students. More>>

UNC investigator meets with Willingham Video included

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. More>>

More NC Senate candidates release money totals

Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. More>>

2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said. More>>

Tech Beat Tuesday 04/15/14

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Tech Beat Tuesday is here again! The latest on Google Glass. Kids not knowing what a "Walkman" is?!?  More>>

Wayne County teacher wins STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

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Norwayne Middle School Teacher Paul Casey remembers when he used to take shop class, he still has the gun rack and baseball he made.  More>>

2 Backpacks shutdown block near Boston Marathon finish line

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Police destroy two unattended backpacks left near the Boston Marathon finish line one year after the deadly bombings.  More>>

DHHS meets USDA deadline to clear food stamp backlogs

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North Carolina is in the clear from government threats over pulling more than $88 million dollars in funding to the Department of Health and Human Services Department. The USDA said today the state department met the March 31st deadline to clear its backlog of food stamp applications. At one point over 30,000 pending cases plagued the state.Regional administrator Robin Bailey said the state will still be monitored for the next two months and expects to get weekly reports to make sure the depa... More>>

North Carolina and EPA win in controlling emissions Video included

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A federal appeals court upholds the power of the Environmental Protection Agency in controlling polluted emissions from power plants.  More>>

Missing toddler found safe inside arcade claw machine

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A 3-year-old boy, feared missing by his mother, was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday. More>>

Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?

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If you’re a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don't give much thought to what you throw on before heading out the door. But if your kid goes to school in Florida, you might soon have to ditch those yoga pants and starting dressing up for the drop-off. More>>

Raleigh named as least open minded city for daters

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North Carolina's capital fails at being a great place to pick up certain types of dates. More>>

Coast Guard offloads $110 million of cocaine

A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014. The crew of the Legare offloaded a total of $110 million of cocaine that was seized in the southwest Caribbean Sea. A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014. The crew of the Legare offloaded a total of $110 million of cocaine that was seized in the southwest Caribbean Sea.
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The Coast Guard offloaded about 3,300 kilograms of cocaine worth about $110 million Tuesday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla. More>>

Corps: Part of Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge

The Army Corps of Engineers says part of the Oregon Inlet is too shallow to dredge. More>>

Pitt County Senior Games Program celebrating 31st year Video included

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The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games program held its 31st opening ceremonies at Alice F. Keene Park on Tuesday. More>>

Boston Marathon: One Year Later Video included

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On the anniversary we reflect on the 12 seconds that changed the lives of many. Among them, a Greenville woman taking part in the race. More>>

Volunteer EMS worker wins $250,000 in lottery scratch-off game

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A Martin County EMS volunteer from Pitt County wins the top prize in the $250,000 Cash Money lottery game. More>>

Celebrating animal control officers Video included

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9 On Your Side says "thank you" to the many animal control officers in Eastern North Carolina as it’s Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. More>>

Dudley man busted for trafficking heroin

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Deputies say they took a Dudley man into custody for trafficking heroin. More>>

9OYS helps Strive Program participants dress for success

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9 On Your Side’s Angela Green visited a classroom at the Strive Program in Greenville on Tuesday.
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LCPS turns to survey to improve school system Video included

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Public schools are increasingly trying to compete with alternative education and for Lenoir County, school officials are turning to the community for help. More>>

Emerald Isle Police seek fugitive

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Police in Emerald Isle need your help to locate a fugitive. More>>

Stephen Colbert to visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"

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Stephen Colbert, who will succeed David Letterman as host when he retires, will visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, April 22 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. More>>

Century old tombstones found damaged, disposed of in Dare County dumpster Video included

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Deputies have charged a suspect after tombstones more than a century old were found damaged and tossed into a Dare County dumpster. More>>

Smoke inhalation cause of Kinston man's death Video included

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A man is dead after a weekend fire. More>>

New phone app to help during school emergencies

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An Oklahoma middleschooler, Genesis Franks, came up with an idea for an App last year to help out in case of a school shooting. More>>

Morehead City woman charged with child abuse Video included

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A Morehead City mom has been charged with child abuse after a kid was burned with hot water. More>>

ECU student picked to join Cisco 'Dream Team' in San Francisco

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An East Carolina University student has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on a “Dream Team” at an international education and training event. More>>

Four in custody in Morehead City drive-by shooting

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Police have made 4 arrests in a drive-by shooting in Morehead City. More>>

Surprise proposal marks ECU spring football game Video included

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The Pirate's spring football game featured a little bit of everything, big plays, big hits and one big proposal. More>>

Farmers' Market opens Tuesday at Camp Lejeune

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The Onslow County Farmers’ Market is opening a new location on base at Camp Lejeune Tuesday. More>>

Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games events begin Tuesday

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Tuesday the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games Program kicks off its Local Games. More>>

Truck crashes, leaves gaping hole in house

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A truck driver lost control of his vehicle Monday and drove through a... More>>

T. Rex makes a cross-country trek

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A T. Rex is making a big journey from Montana to the nation's capital. The bones were found in the... More>>

First lady invites military families to White House Easter Egg Roll

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First Lady Michelle Obama visited with some military families and children for a... More>>

Mitchell pulls out of 12th District race

Former Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell has dropped out of the race to fill the 12th Congressional District seat vacated when Mel Watt became head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. More>>

5 accused in NC abduction to have bond hearing

Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. More>>

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    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 07:52:30 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • 4 French journalists freed from Syria captors home

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    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.
  • Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50

    Divers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50

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    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...
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    A Michigan man participating in a triathlon at Fort De Soto State Park has died.Donald Bautel, 64, was visiting Florida to take part in the "Escape from Fort De Soto" triathlon at the park 3500 Pinellas Bayway S. in St. Petersburg.During the swimming portion of the triathlon, Bautel appeared to be drowning, a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release stated.The sheriff's office was contacted,and deputies responded to the park about 8:16 a.m.Swimmers in the area pulled Bautel from the wate...
  • Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog

    Video Captures Deputy Saving Dog

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:25:16 GMT
    Video shows a dog being rescued by a deputy Friday morning in a creek near Theodore. The deputy used a rope to pull the dog to safety.
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  • Boater charged in death of young woman who hit head on low bridge

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    Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked
    Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked
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    A female East Carolina University student was assaulted and robbed Friday night walking through campus.
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    A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home.
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