The Interstate 5 bridge collapse into the Skagit River was caused by an oversize truck hitting the span, the Washington State Patrol chief said.
Cool, dry air and abundant sunshine will return to central and eastern North Carolina Friday, setting up a beautiful holiday weekend, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
The forecast for summer travel, 2013: Partly sunny. Airlines, hotels and campgrounds are commanding higher rates and seeing more customers than a few summers ago, and luxury hotels are selling out. Local businessmen and state officials are optimistic.
A jury on Thursday convicted a Fayetteville man of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old girl more than three years ago, but he was acquitted of raping her.
Despite the arrests of three people suspected in the slaying of a woman in her apartment last week, those who live and work in the North Hills area of Raleigh say they are still rattled by what appears to be a random crime motivated by burglary.
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