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Judges side with McCrory in fight with legislature

Updated: 03/16/2015 - A three-judge panel has sided with Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors in ruling the General Assembly violated North Carolina's Constitution by creating three commissions for which several members are appointed by legislative leaders.

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Amusement ride bill has 2013 State Fair accident in mind

Posted: 03/12/2015 - A 2013 accident at the North Carolina State Fair is the catalyst for a bill increasing fines and the seriousness of criminal counts against those who operate carnival rides in an unlawful manner.

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State panel backs bill keeping youth out of tanning beds

Posted: 03/11/2015 - Current law prohibits anyone 13 or younger from using tanning salon equipment unless a doctor gives the child a written prescription. Licensing rules require children 14 to 17 to only have a parent's permission.

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Recent history of deadly Marine training accidents

Updated: 03/11/2015 - Marines who give their service to their country are well aware that could, at some point, mean giving their lives. However, many civilians typically consider that tragedy confined to a battlefield even though the same equipment and similar circumstances are echoed in training.

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Flight crew killed in Black Hawk training crash identified

Updated: 03/16/2015 - The Louisiana National Guard has released the names of the four-person flight crew of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in the Santa Rosa Sound along Florida's Panhandle in a nighttime training exercise in dense fog last week with seven elite Camp Lejeune Marines aboard.

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Multi-state crime rampage suspect commits suicide in prison

Updated: 03/10/2015 - Keith Acree of the N.C. Department of Public Safety says correctional officers found 54-year-old Edward Campbell unresponsive in his cell Tuesday. Campbell was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of a North Carolina couple.

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Group files ethics complaint over Gov. McCrory's RGA travel

Posted: 03/09/2015 - A left-leaning advocacy group has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Pat McCrory over his failure to disclose trips paid for through the Republican Governors Association on his required financial disclosure forms.

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Duke pollution could continue under proposed permits

Posted: 03/06/2015 - On Friday, just days after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Duke over the leaks, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources issued new draft permits for three of Duke's coal ash sites.

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Big alligator in Brunswick County

Updated: 03/05/2015 - A big alligator made his way across a Brunswick County roadway this week, and it was captured in the picture on this story by the folks at the Brunswick Town/Ft. Anderson State Historic Site.

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