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Durham police arrest suspect in attempted sexual assault near Duke

By Hannah Webster, WRAL editor — Durham police have arrested a suspect in near Duke University‘s campus. Isadore Sullivan Jr., 35, was arrested Friday evening and charged with attempted first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and felony breaking and entering. He was also charged with carrying a concealed gun. A woman told Durham police that a man came to her apartment Thursday […]

Former bariatric weight loss patients eye grueling triathlon

By Allen Mask, M.D., WRAL Health Team physician — If you‘re planning your first triathlon, it‘s good to have someone like Rodney Jenkins as a coach. Triathletes face the special challenge of quick change-ups that involve alternating between biking, swimming and running. A group of former bariatric patients who underwent the weight loss surgery were training recently in the garage […]

Rain chances move east for drier, still hot Sunday

By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist — The Triangle is in for one more steamy day Sunday before a cold front brings drier, cooler weather for the work week. “The weather pattern that triggered our thunderstorms Saturday evening has moved to our east, so the chance for storms Sunday stays to the north and east of Raleigh,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike […]

Google apologizes for NC lawmaker labeled ‘bigot‘ in search results

RALEIGH, N.C. — Google has apologized to a North Carolina lawmaker after a search for her picture turned up an old photo with the word “bigot” superimposed over the image. Multiple news sources report the image of state Sen. Trudy Wade with the word in red letters at the bottom of the photo was taken down on Friday. A tweet […]

Picnic, protest draw awareness, seek end to gun violence

By Bryan Mims, WRAL anchor/reporter — People in the Triangle and across the country rallied against gun violence Saturday, marking lives lost and celebrating life. At a Durham park, families gathered for a picnic, fun and games wearing orange, the color hunters wear for protection in the woods. “We just want everyone to be aware that there are things that […]

Triathletes wonder: Why is Ironman leaving Raleigh?

By Kasey Cunningham, WRAL reporter — Adrenaline was pumping Saturday night for those ready to compete in the Ironman 70.3, a triathlon that begins in Jordan Lake and ends in downtown Raleigh. But the finish line will take on extra meaning as runners cross it Sunday morning. The Ironman is ending it‘s Raleigh run after five years. In March, the […]

Gardaí seize €55k of drugs and arrest man in Co. Kildare

Gardaí have arrested a man and seized more than €50,000 worth of drugs. Officer investigating the sale and supply of illegal drugs stopped a man in his 30s in St Mary’s Park, Leixlip, Co Kildare shortly after 11pm last night. The man was searched and Gardaí found MDMA with a street value of €35,000 and cannabis herb with a street […]