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    Raleigh Papa John's employees load dough into personal vehicles Video included

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    Pizzas are no stranger to the backseat of a car, but most of the time they’re tucked inside a box and in a warming bag. More>>

    Heartbleed bug puts personal data at risk online Video included

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    The personal data of millions of Internet users has been at risk for several months due to a hole in the security of many web servers. More>>

    WNCN investigates coal ash in NC Video included

    Duke Energy says it will take at least two years to clean up the entire mess left by a collapsed pipe at its retired Dan River Steam Station, as well as sites near Asheville and Charlotte. More>>

    Farmers worry about using river water after coal ash spill Video included

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    Dozens of farmers and livestock owners living along the Dan River wonder if toxins from coal ash will prevent them from using the river for irrigation. More>>

    DENR: Duke coal ash pond pumping could be illegal Video included

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    Duke Energy is facing new questions and possible legal trouble after photographs showed the utility pumping wastewater into a canal feeding the Cape Fear River. More>>

    Fed grand jury subpoenas 23 Duke Energy, 18 DENR employees Video included

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    Wednesday marked the second day of a scheduled three-day grand jury hearing centered around the state's environmental regulation agency. More>>

    Flu hitting young adults in NC hardest this season Video included

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    Of this flu season's 74 deaths, 30 have been people between the ages of 25 to 49. More>>

    NC residents skirting public housing requirements

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    WNCN found people living in public housing who aren't eligible to be there. And some people who are making much more money than you may think. More>>

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    Tax delinquency a billion dollar problem for NC Video included

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    North Carolina is owed about a billion dollars in back taxes, more than $10 million of which is tied to the worst offenders. More>>

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    Getting the best deals in NC hospitals Video included

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    Under a new pricing-transparency law going into effect next year, N.C. hospitals must submit charges for 140 of their most common procedures. More>>

    Durham man becomes someone else after identity stolen Video included

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    The federal government's latest report estimates that about 300,000 people in N.C. become victims of identity theft each year. More>>

    WNCN Investigates

    How safe is NC train travel?

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    For the last two years, North Carolina trains have led the nation in both revenue and ridership growth. More>>

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    Fayetteville builder cited for 12 violations, license suspended

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    The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors issued a 12-month stayed suspension to a new home builder following a WNCN investigation into the home builder. More>>

    Gov. McCrory signs bill protecting consumers from drinking toxic water Video included

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    As a result of WNCN's investigation "Poison in the Water," Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law to prevent North Carolinians from drinking toxic chemicals. More>>

    Private well owners educational web site

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    Private well owners must test their own water to ensure its safety. The web site set up by DENR will help guide private well owners through how to check their water for contaminates. More>>

    Wake Forest homes get clean water supply Video included

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    Last September, dozens of homes in Wake Forest found traces of TCE in their wells. Some of those homes are getting hooked up to a clean public supply of water Wednesday. More>>

    WNCN newscast on 'Poison in the Water' wins Murrow Award Video included

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    WNCN's newscast of Oct. 25, 2102, has won a prestigious Murrow Award. More>>

    Wake Forest residents drink contaminated water for years Video included

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    A Wake Forest neighborhood drinks contaminated water for years. More>>

    Changes recommended to fix Wake Co. water problems

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    Wake County's water quality director outlined a number of recommendations Monday. More>>

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    • WNCN investigates coal ash in NC

      WNCN investigates coal ash in NC

      Duke Energy says it will take at least two years to clean up the entire mess left by a collapsed pipe at its retired Dan River Steam Station, as well as sites near Asheville and Charlotte.
      Duke Energy says it will take at least two years to clean up the entire mess left by a collapsed pipe at its retired Dan River Steam Station, as well as sites near Asheville and Charlotte.
    • Farmers worry about using river water after coal ash spill

      Farmers worry about using river water after coal ash spill

      Monday, March 24 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-03-25 02:08:02 GMT
      Dozens of farmers and livestock owners living along the Dan River wonder if toxins from coal ash will prevent them from using the river for irrigation.
      Dozens of farmers and livestock owners living along the Dan River wonder if toxins from coal ash will prevent them from using the river for irrigation.
    • DENR: Duke coal ash pond pumping could be illegal

      DENR: Duke coal ash pond pumping could be illegal

      Thursday, March 20 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-03-20 10:12:55 GMT

      Duke Energy is  facing new questions and possible legal trouble after photographs showed the utility pumping wastewater into a canal feeding the Cape Fear River.

      Duke Energy is facing new questions and possible legal trouble after photographs showed the utility pumping wastewater into a canal feeding the Cape Fear River.

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    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

      Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:40:54 GMT
      A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
      A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
    • Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

      Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

      Monday, April 14 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:07:04 GMT
      Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
      Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
    • DENR released more than 13,000 pages of public records after the massive coal ash spill on Feb. 2, 2014, on the Dan River.

      Below, you can browse and search those documents. If you find anything that you believe deserves to be looked in to further, you can contact the WNCN Investigates team at wncninvestigates@wncn.com.

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    • Union Sheriff: Judicial System Failing Citizens After Robbery Arrests

      Union Sheriff: Judicial System Failing Citizens After Robbery Arrests

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:18:46 GMT
      Porsha Gage, 23 and Matthew Williams, Jr., 26Porsha Gage, 23 and Matthew Williams, Jr., 26
      Several law enforcement agencies across the Upstate say they have two suspects in custody who were involved in a string of armed robberies in at least five counties dating back about one month.
      Several law enforcement agencies across the Upstate say they have two suspects in custody who were involved in a string of armed robberies in at least five counties dating back about one month.
    • NFL Releases 2014 Schedule

      NFL Releases 2014 Schedule

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:38:39 GMT
      Seahawks To Open NFL Season vs. PackersSeahawks To Open NFL Season vs. Packers
      As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend.
      As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend.
    • In Fight Against Unemployment Fraud, S.C. Releases App

      In Fight Against Unemployment Fraud, S.C. Releases App

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:52:28 GMT
      The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday unveiled a new smart phone app designed to combat widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system. The free app, called iClaim, allows users to file the required weekly unemployment reports, but it also allows the state to track fraud.
      The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce on Tuesday unveiled a new smart phone app designed to combat widespread fraud in the state's unemployment benefits system. The free app, called iClaim, allows users to file the required weekly unemployment reports, but it also allows the state to track fraud.
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