Just In: Several traffic lights are out in the area of Fordham Boulevard and Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill, police said. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area due to expected delays.
The cool, sunny forecast and three-day weekend drew drivers to east and southbound routes Friday afternoon, making for slow going through Raleigh on Interstate 40 and on U.S. Highway 70 in Johnston County.
Government health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.
Raven Abaroa was brought to tears Friday as the jury that will decide whether he is guilty of killing his wife saw photos of the couple's 8-year-old son, who is now being raised by Raven Abaroa's mother and stepfather in Utah.
Before crowds descend on Jordan Lake to swim, boat and fish over the Memorial Day weekend, environment groups held a news conference Friday to express concern over legislation that would repeal water-quality rules for the lake.
A red-ruffed lemur escaped from the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, taking a five-hour jaunt about town before it was corralled in someone's garage.
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