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Former Shin Bet head: Netanyahu didn‘t ‘specifically‘ ask to tap chiefs’ phones

Former Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen on Friday responded to that asserted the prime minister had ordered Cohen to tap the phones of then-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo and IDF chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz in 2011, saying they were "incorrect." "I do not usually speak about the professional discourse between the prime minister and the Shin Bet chief in […]

Second suspect arrested in Lee County burglary caught on video

By Alfred Charles, Online Managing Editor — The Lee County Sheriff‘s Office on Saturday said a second man has been arrested in connection with a home break-in last weekend. Authorities said Dewaun Raymel McEachin, 22, of 531 Cox Maddox Rd, was taken into custody sometime Saturday. He was being held at the Lee County Jail in lieu of a $15,000 […]

Man in custody after drug paraphernalia dumped in Holly Springs creek

— A man was in police custody Saturday after he allegedly threw out drug paraphernalia in a Holly Springs creek while police were executing a search warrant, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Cary Police Department said officers from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation responded Saturday to the scene near Optimist Farm Road and Beech Creek Court to […]

Maze: Relief from heat is on the way

By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist — The mercury hit 91 degrees across the Triangle on the first day of June and 95 degrees in Fayetteville, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. But, if there is good news, Maze said a change is in sight. “Tomorrow we will have thunderstorms that will form across the Triangle and points north that will […]

Birthing centers would need licenses under NC legislation

By Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/political editor Raleigh, N.C. — The state Department of Health and Human Services would have the authority to license and inspect birthing centers, under a bill filed Thursday by a powerful senator. would require birthing centers to apply annually for a license, and they would be precluded from performing any complex surgery or using epidurals […]

‘Something horrible happened‘: Mother of missing Fayetteville man makes plea for answers

— The mother of a missing Fayetteville man made a heartfelt plea Friday for answers in the disappearance of her son who was last seen March 3. Charles Fuentes, 31, was last seen leaving Izzy’s Sports Bar located at 150 Andrews Road with Mark Allen Verhasselt, 42, and Ryan Dewain Chavis, 23. “Something bad happened to my son that night,” […]

Special Olympics North Carolina kicks off 50th anniversary Summer Games

By Mandy Mitchell, WRAL reporter & Hannah Webster, WRAL editor — Special Olympics North Carolina kicked off the 50th anniversary Summer Games Friday night at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. “It is so amazing,” said Romas Gabrielli, Special Olympics NC Global Messenger. “From where we started to 50 years (later), it tells me how strong the Special Olympics. It’s been growing […]