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Marijuana edibles vending machine, not so easy access

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With the legalization of recreational weed in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as innovative ways to... More>>

Coca-Cola points to health-conscious consumers for drop in sales

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Fewer people around the globe are drinking soda. The world's biggest beverage maker says its soda sales fell for... More>>

8-yr.-old boy with rare disease lives out his dream of flying

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One 8-yr.-old boy with a rare disease got his wish granted this week. Max from Nebraska wanted to be Iron Man for a day... More>>

GREAT VIDEO: Firefighters’ big effort to save tiny dog from drain Video included

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Firefighters in St. Louis, Missouri had to handle an usual call Tuesday.  More>>

Ex-NC teacher accused of showing obscene videos

A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students. More>>

UNC investigator meets with Willingham Video included

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. More>>

More NC Senate candidates release money totals

Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. More>>

Off duty Tarboro police officer killed in Tuesday accident Video included

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An off duty Tarboro police officer is dead after an accident with a DOT vehicle. More>>

2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said. More>>

Tech Beat Tuesday 04/15/14

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Tech Beat Tuesday is here again! The latest on Google Glass. Kids not knowing what a "Walkman" is?!?  More>>

Wayne County teacher wins STEM Teacher of the Month Video included

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Norwayne Middle School Teacher Paul Casey remembers when he used to take shop class, he still has the gun rack and baseball he made.  More>>

2 Backpacks shutdown block near Boston Marathon finish line

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Police destroy two unattended backpacks left near the Boston Marathon finish line one year after the deadly bombings.  More>>

DHHS meets USDA deadline to clear food stamp backlogs

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North Carolina is in the clear from government threats over pulling more than $88 million dollars in funding to the Department of Health and Human Services Department. The USDA said today the state department met the March 31st deadline to clear its backlog of food stamp applications. At one point over 30,000 pending cases plagued the state.Regional administrator Robin Bailey said the state will still be monitored for the next two months and expects to get weekly reports to make sure the depa... More>>

North Carolina and EPA win in controlling emissions Video included

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A federal appeals court upholds the power of the Environmental Protection Agency in controlling polluted emissions from power plants.  More>>

Missing toddler found safe inside arcade claw machine

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A 3-year-old boy, feared missing by his mother, was found safe and sound inside an arcade claw machine in Nebraska on Tuesday. More>>

Should Schools Introduce Dress Codes for Parents?

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If you’re a busy parent who brings your child to school each morning, you probably don't give much thought to what you throw on before heading out the door. But if your kid goes to school in Florida, you might soon have to ditch those yoga pants and starting dressing up for the drop-off. More>>

Raleigh named as least open minded city for daters

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North Carolina's capital fails at being a great place to pick up certain types of dates. More>>

Coast Guard offloads $110 million of cocaine

A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014. The crew of the Legare offloaded a total of $110 million of cocaine that was seized in the southwest Caribbean Sea. A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads a bale of cocaine at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., April 15, 2014. The crew of the Legare offloaded a total of $110 million of cocaine that was seized in the southwest Caribbean Sea.
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The Coast Guard offloaded about 3,300 kilograms of cocaine worth about $110 million Tuesday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla. More>>

Corps: Part of Oregon Inlet too shallow to dredge

The Army Corps of Engineers says part of the Oregon Inlet is too shallow to dredge. More>>

Pitt County Senior Games Program celebrating 31st year Video included

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The Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games program held its 31st opening ceremonies at Alice F. Keene Park on Tuesday. More>>

9OYS to look back at 2011 tornado outbreak Video included

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Wednesday is the anniversary of a day many here in the east will never forget. More>>

Boston Marathon: One Year Later Video included

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On the anniversary we reflect on the 12 seconds that changed the lives of many. Among them, a Greenville woman taking part in the race. More>>

Volunteer EMS worker wins $250,000 in lottery scratch-off game

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A Martin County EMS volunteer from Pitt County wins the top prize in the $250,000 Cash Money lottery game. More>>

Celebrating animal control officers Video included

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9 On Your Side says "thank you" to the many animal control officers in Eastern North Carolina as it’s Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. More>>

Dudley man busted for trafficking heroin

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Deputies say they took a Dudley man into custody for trafficking heroin. More>>

9OYS helps Strive Program participants dress for success

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9 On Your Side’s Angela Green visited a classroom at the Strive Program in Greenville on Tuesday.
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LCPS turns to survey to improve school system Video included

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Public schools are increasingly trying to compete with alternative education and for Lenoir County, school officials are turning to the community for help. More>>

Emerald Isle Police seek fugitive

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Police in Emerald Isle need your help to locate a fugitive. More>>

Stephen Colbert to visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"

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Stephen Colbert, who will succeed David Letterman as host when he retires, will visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, April 22 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. More>>

Century old tombstones found damaged, disposed of in Dare County dumpster Video included

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Deputies have charged a suspect after tombstones more than a century old were found damaged and tossed into a Dare County dumpster. More>>

Smoke inhalation cause of Kinston man's death Video included

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A man is dead after a weekend fire. More>>

New phone app to help during school emergencies

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An Oklahoma middleschooler, Genesis Franks, came up with an idea for an App last year to help out in case of a school shooting. More>>

Morehead City woman charged with child abuse Video included

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A Morehead City mom has been charged with child abuse after a kid was burned with hot water. More>>

ECU student picked to join Cisco 'Dream Team' in San Francisco

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An East Carolina University student has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on a “Dream Team” at an international education and training event. More>>

Four in custody in Morehead City drive-by shooting

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Police have made 4 arrests in a drive-by shooting in Morehead City. More>>

Surprise proposal marks ECU spring football game Video included

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The Pirate's spring football game featured a little bit of everything, big plays, big hits and one big proposal. More>>

Farmers' Market opens Tuesday at Camp Lejeune

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The Onslow County Farmers’ Market is opening a new location on base at Camp Lejeune Tuesday. More>>

Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games events begin Tuesday

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Tuesday the Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games Program kicks off its Local Games. More>>

Truck crashes, leaves gaping hole in house

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A truck driver lost control of his vehicle Monday and drove through a... More>>

T. Rex makes a cross-country trek

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A T. Rex is making a big journey from Montana to the nation's capital. The bones were found in the... More>>

First lady invites military families to White House Easter Egg Roll

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First Lady Michelle Obama visited with some military families and children for a... More>>

Mitchell pulls out of 12th District race

Former Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell has dropped out of the race to fill the 12th Congressional District seat vacated when Mel Watt became head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. More>>

5 accused in NC abduction to have bond hearing

Five people accused in the abduction of a North Carolina man last week are due in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday for a bond hearing. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. More>>

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