Wake school board members on Tuesday discussed a proposed plan to change the academic calendars at five schools, but the discussion also illustrated the district's growing pains and financial shortcomings.
Half-brothers to go free after convictions overturned in 1983 murder
A judge on Tuesday ordered that two half-brothers - imprisoned for 30 years for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Red Springs - be set free from prison after newly discovered evidence shows someone else likely was responsible for the crime.
- Scattered storms spawn hail, rainbows
Doppler radar indicated as much as 4 inches of rain falling near Fayetteville.
- Durham police officer arrested, charged with assault
A Durham police officer is on administrative leave with pay after being arrested for assaulting a female.
- Video purports to show beheading of second US journalist
Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."
- Raleigh councilman losing battle with cancer
Councilman Thomas Crowder told other members of Raleigh City Council on Tuesday that he has "exhausted all options for a cure" as he battles testicular cancer.
- US strike targets leader of Somali extremist group
U.S. airstrikes in Somalia may have killed the leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a militant commander saying Tuesday that he was in a car that was struck and that six people died.
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