Senate approves final budget deal
The state Senate has given tentative approval to a $21.1 compromise spending plan for the year, despite complaints from teachers and Democrats that legislative leaders' claims about pay raises are inflated.
- Coal ash legislation faces delay
House and Senate budget negotiator have failed to come to an agreement over legislation to cleanup coal ash, potentially delaying a cleanup bill until later this year.
- Time Warner Cable to offer faster Internet service in Raleigh
Time Warner Cable, which is facing increasing competition in the Raleigh market from AT&T's forthcoming fiber network, says it will offer faster Internet and additional entertainment "enhancements" in 2015.
- Wilson police arrest man in 7-year-old's shooting
olice said Thursday that they have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 7-year-old Wilson boy killed in his bedroom last week and that they expect more arrests.
- House leaders abandon border bill
Short on votes, House Republicans abruptly abandoned a bill Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support. An hour later, they called an urgent meeting to plot their next moves.
- Durham police reviewing investigation into Duke student's murder
Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez says he is reviewing the investigation into the 2008 shooting death of Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato after Mahato's suspected killer was acquitted Wednesday on all charges in the case.
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