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right now on wral nows. the man that called 911 to say he shot at someone outside of his home is now indicted for murder. what the victim's family has to a very disturbing story out of raleigh tonight as 219-year- olds are a accused of beating and drowning a dog. one local community is coming together on support officers in the area. adam has a live report on how you can adopt a cop. a raleigh homeowner accused of killing a man was indicted for murder. hello, thank you for joining us.
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for the shooting of thomas. candace sweat is joining us from the courthouse, candace? >> reporter: i spoke with the attorney for the family just a couple hours ago. he says thomas's mother cried tears of joy today when she found out the news. of course we know an indictment is not a conviction and both sides still do have a long road ahead. >> reporter: they say copley fired a shotgun through the garage. the shot killed a 20-year-old. two wokes later he is intighted on a period charge. the attorney for thomas's family spoke with us over the phone notoday was a very -- a very good day. it is bittersweet. -- thomas'family spoke with us over the phone.
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a bittersweet day. >> reporter: after the shooting copley said he was protecting his family and he believed people outside had firearms. there has been no evidence showing that thomas was armed or on his property. with an impending trial he says his family is prepared for a long process if necessary. >> the family not be satisfied until a jury of mr. copley's peers finds him guilty of murder. >> reporter: his attorney did indictment but refer to a statement he released previously that reads in part, we have seen too many wrongful convictions for anyone or organization to jump to conclusions on the bases of someone being charged. we urge restraint and folks not rush to judgment. >> reporter: of course, as for how long this process could take, of course we can expect ongoing discovery between the state and the defense. he says he probably does not expect to see significant
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next couple of months. of course, we will keep an eye on it here and bring you updates as they bottom available. >> we are live in raleigh. thank you. a man told the deputies he shot a teenager who broke into his home. it happened at union county. he woke up to noises and saw burglars jumping out of a window. two people came back for something they left behind. that is when he confronted and shot waters. the investigators is have not filed the charges in the case against the homeowner or the other teen accused of tr break into the home. we are following breaking news tonight. crews were called out around 6:00 p.m. a few hours later they were still you putting out the hot spots. the house was badly damaged. no reports of injuries. a 6-year-old was injured today. a teen was pulling out of her driveway when she was struck by a pick up truck. she was flown to the hospital. her name and condition have not
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to move and communicate with the doctors. charges are pending against the teen. she was not licensed to drive the atv. a wilson man was killed in a fiery crash on i-40. 7 vehicles involved in the crash near the davis drive exit. three caught fire. the driver of one vehicle, the 63-year-old died. the other drivers were taken to area upon hospitals. the highway patrol is still investigating what ex bergdahl plan to dismisses his case tomorrow. he arrived for a pretrial hearing expected to last through wednesday. he left his remote post in afghanistan in who thouz nine before being captured by the taliban and held for five years. he could face life in prison if convicted. the lawyers want the case dismissed because of the influence. they say because the senator
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hearing. investigators said little could be done to stop a gator attack in disneyworld. the who-year-old did mothing to provoke it. the gator grabbed the boy while he was building sand castles on the shore. his father was right there and tried to pry the animal's mouth open. a pan told the staff about gators near the shore 45 minutes before the attack. disney add more security measures. two raleigh teenagers are charged after the police found a drowned dog in an apartment complex swimming pool. they are each charged with 1 felony count of animal cruelty. peterson was released after posting bond. one remains if in jail tonight. the animal was found at the complex on friday morning. the dog was then beaten and drowned in a pool. the police k-9 is said to receive a bullet and stab proof protective vest.
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in k-9s. they raised money for the fundraiser. he should receive it 8-10 weeks. the vest cost anywhere from $1200 to $2,000. an act of generosity is called adopt a cop. we caught up with the woman behind the skpefrt -- behind the program. >> reporter: she says law enforcement officers do not get the respect they deserve these days. she wants to do something it. she should know. she worked with these officers for years. >> the general public does not see what we see. >> reporter: or hear what she hears. she say 911 dispatcher. 17 years on the job. >> a lot of prayers said for my deputies behind that mic. >> reporter: she knows the officers she works with personally o. any given day will send them into a dangerous situation. >> people don't call 911 for -- when they are having a good
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stepping from behind the mic. >> i started a facebook page, adopt-a-cop johnston county. >> reporter: she is asking people to adopt one of her cops a way of saying thank you. sit down and write a letter of appreciation or thank you card to that officer. >> include a small gift. >> you know, anything to say thank you. >> planning to a don't out deputies and the police, troopers, animal control. all of the officers and of course she is looking for residents who want adoption take it from the womb on the other end of the mic. >> they are like family. >> you probably heard of this adopt-a-cop in other areas. it is up and running in other areas. other areas of the state as a matter of fact. if you would like to take part in what mclamb is started. you can contact her through the facebook page adopt-a-cop johnston county. >> i know all of the officers will appreciate it. adam owens, thank you.
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a federal judge in texas put a hold on the directive about transgender in public schools. requiring students to use rest rooms and locker rooms consistent with gender identity. the judge was right in his ruling saying the decision quote bolsters the efforts of mckwaoury to protect privacy of children are in our school bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facility. >> state lawmakers are launching a construction needs in all 1counties of the state is contracting with an outside firm to handle the study. it will identify rural counties with the biggest challenges for paying for school construction. setting aside $1 million in this year's budget. the price tag will be higher. leaders say it should target funding more effectively. three teachers in in the area. president barack obama named 4
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excellence in mathematics and science teaching. the local winners are: winners get $10,000 and are invited to a reception next month. former president, jimmy carter, and his wife rolled up their sleeves to work on a new habitat for today. he talked about his battle against cancer that the doctors thought was incurable. a year ago this time, he thought he had weeks to live. this is the 33rd project. he is 91 and mrs. carter is 89. they are on the move, aren't they? >> they are. that is -- that is a big part of it. tough questions on the campaign trail from immigration to the clinton foundation. the issues of presidential candidates are having to address. plus, a toddler survives an hour in the water after the
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we have the amazing story of her survival. coach k. returns to duke with his newest olympic gold. who he was concerned about missing him when he was out coaching team usa. last night's cold front had an impact on the weather. you probably felt it. cooler, less humid. cooler out there tonight. take a look at the temperature change. a few degrees cooler than it was this time last night. how colin the morning when you
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relatives of a man accused of driving drunk and killing 3 people say they are praying for the victims. >> show appeared in court to face a judge on 3 counts of aggravated felony death motor vehicle and dwi. his father and other family members sat in the courtroom choking back tears. montez was drunk and speeding killing 3 passengers including his cousin and injuring 3 others. >> we got to make sure all of
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i know every family is crying out. >> montez is in jail on $750,000 bond. a man pled guilty to leaving the scene of a deadly crash on i-40. he hit and killed 2 men who were trying to help a truck driver that got -- got stuck on a snowy road in february of 2014. his lawyer says he left because he had been drinking and he was scared. the victim's families forgave him in court. he set a people. a roller coaster got stuck today in pennsylvania. the second time something like this has happened in just a week. today's incident involved the side winder, a steel roller coaster. according to park employees the right just stopped. fortunately it happened at a point where guests can get off safely. it took 35 minutes to get all 27 passengers down to to the ground. the side winder was closed for the rest of the day. an amazing river rescue in cocoa beach, florida. boaters returning to the dock
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power line and capsized. everyone fell into the water including a 2-year-old. passers by rescued the passengers but no one could find the little girl. her mother, tammy, says they could hear her crying. it was not until the police officers jumped into the water that they found her in a life jacket in a pocket of air under the boat. >> we heard kennedy crying and we could not find her and i jumped in the water and we tried to search and we could not tell where the coming from. we kept searching and searching and got the phone to work under water. called 911 and they came out and we all kept looking and looking and we kept hearing her and i cried to hear and they thought they heard her and she was under the boat in an air pocket. they got her. >> oh my gosh >> thank you for saving my baby. i can not imagine. i just can't million. [crying] >> all passengers went to the hospital for evaluation.
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i mean -- that just tells you the importance of life jackets. >> especially for children. >> save your life. >> my gosh. i never know. >> yes. that mother. being composed enough to talk to reporters after all of that happened. >> it ended happily for her, thank goodness. >> yes. >> can you imagine how frantic she was before that child was pulled out of the water. >> i can not imagine. no. wow. let's change gears and talk about something pleasant. nice change coming back from dinner walking from the car to the building and did not break out in a sweat for a change. a that was nice. let's take a look at what is ahead. a fine week looking forward to. all sunshine, no rain. feeling fine overnight. a cooler start when you venture out in the morning. kids out early. high pressure will rule in the coming days. initially it is pleasant. then toasty by friday. we can be back in the middle 90s by friday. self-watering will be feed.
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out and water the farm but it will be dry are for the next 7 days maybe even longer than that. this is how it warms tomorrow. if you are working outside it will not be all that unpleasant. 67 by 8:00 a.m. lunchtime, middle 80s, peeking out in the middle 80s at 4:00 and 6:00 again low humidity. even though we will reach upper 80s to 90 it will not feel as bad as it could this time of bug camera. see the bugs flying around the lights. 73, forth wind at 3. the dew point is -- north wind at 3. the dew point is at 61. middle 50s this afternoon that is why it felt so less muggy out there 71 at buck horn. 73 in durham. 60s for rockboro and south hill. you may be in the upper 50s to start the day tomorrow. 75 in goldsboro. a fine day if you are following her over the weekend. telling you abouta that cold front. came by last night.
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storms. wind damage, severe storm warning. now tarbgs -- now, that front is off of the coast. this is the relief run on friday. now, that front hung up the deep south. arkansas, texas all showers and thunderstorms today and still across lower alabama. seeing rain as low as mississippi and louisiana. for us it is high pressure that is building in a ridge in the heat will grow. enjoy the next couple of days by thursday we should be back in the 90s by friday. cooking. humidity coming up at that point. here are the temperatures, 10:00, lower 70s, now, daybreak, future cast is showing upper 50s for us. could happen. we will go 62. it could be upper 50s to about 60 to start the day. 62 fayetteville. 59 at goldsboro.
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upper 60s to 70. lunchtime, lower to middle 80s. tomorrow afternoon. middle to perhaps upper 80s. future cast on the cool side. with low houplidity. -- low humidity. tomorrow not that bad. cool again wednesday morning. we will go upper 50s to midel 60s. 62 here in the triangle. more in the rural areas with more -- middle 60s. more in the youral areas -- rural areas. 62 here in the triangle. now, lower to middle 80s north. so, check out your seven day forecast. a couple more days in the upper 80s. lower 90s on thursday. friday, back to partly cloudy skies. high of 96. record high back in 1943 on this date was 101. normal, 87.
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by friday. the cool high, 64. set back in 1967. i am sure they came with clouds and rain and a cool breeze. we are still in the 90s this weekend. and dry. so, when you have hot you have dry. that is going to cause problems. youville to do your own watering of your garden. >> yes. get used to it. >> all right. mike. american idol crowned many champions during the 15 season run. >> did it ever. now the show is winning an award next in sports why russell wilson decided to move his wedding away from north carolina. and coach k. comes home.
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?? from the mountains... to the beaches... the piedmont... to the sandhills... north carolina is possessed of spectacular natural beauty. [ sea gulls crying ] [ man vocalizing ] run! ?? ? i don't feel like i'm falling ? ? i'm up against the sky ? ? i said i'd taken it all in ? ? to make the good life ? ? and i don't feel like i'm falling ? ? i'm up against the sky ? it's ours to preserve...
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is handing the program over to spurs headman craig popovich. they returned home to a huge welcome at rdu airport. he was greeted by several members of his duke staff and friends. he will folk us on the blue devils as his usa career comes to an end. first reuniting with what will be a very, very excited dog. >> you know i really just want to go home.
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-- i am not sure if my dog knows me. i am glad my grandchildren are with me so they know me. my wife says she still knows me and -- you know, i love being in north carolina. >> my dog would be very upset with me if i were gone for that long. former nc state quarterback anse going to get married in north carolina but they had it planned before they call today off because of the law. wilson spoke up about athletes having a responsibility to promote social change. last month saying quote it comes down to love and pressureiating one another. the couple ended up getting married in london instead. the panthers have 2 more weeks of preseason football
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after missing time with back spasms. he is expected to continue practicing with the team and may baible to suit up against the patriots. >> if he is ready to go he will. again, got to make sure everything is okay. he can get through the next couple of days in practice he will get an opportunity on get on the football field and do things. again, really is everything we do has to be able to get ready to play denver. a probation will pay a $5,000 fine for playing with ineligible players. campbell was using players not making the grades or the right progress towards a degree. the ncaa did not name the sports where the violations occurred but did say it includes 34 student athlites from about 2010-2015. campbell self-reported the
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about 2010-2015. campbell self--reported the violation. texas rangers a-ball affiliate will be part of the carolina league just like the mud cats. he lost the indians back in 2011. the new team is expected to play in historic granger stadium. they get the 10-6 win. they had 3 straight homers. back to back to back home runs. >> nice start for they tied it up at 6. >> we are going to be the minor league baseball capitol. >> don't you know it. what do you get when you combine kfc and spf? it goes beyond that. we will tell you about a sun blocking finger-licking match up that you manufacture thought possible. >> you are right. gold medal olympian gabby douglas busy schedule. we will tell you where you can
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5. where she is headed next. trump and clinton congressman cooper: governor mccrory wants you to believe there's a carolina comeback. but raise your hand if your taxes have gone up while those at the top are the ones getting the tax break. and raise your hand if you're working more for less. i'm roy cooper, and that's not a comeback. that's moving backwards. raise your hand if you agree that those at the top should pay their fair share. raise your hand if you agree that tax breaks should be going to the middle class.
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donald trump hit the campaign trail this weekend answering questions about the immigration policy. easy reports that the clinton
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questionable donations. we are following the developments from washington. today trump was in ohio meeting with the order of police. hoping to boost his poll numbers in in a -- in a swing state where clinton remains ahead. he spo back his mass deportation plans. democrats were quick to jump on the news saying it is another example of a trump flip flop. the republican nominee shooting down those reports. >> we have to be very firm, very, very strong when people come in illegally. >> you are not flip flopping? >> no, i am not flip flopping >> knock the crap out of him would you, seriously. >> reporter: clinton is trying to paint her opponent as danger as she is dealing with backlash that clinton foundation
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and calling for the charity to close. while speaking to workers in vegas, kaine hit trump for not showing his tax rushes. >> he said he will release his taxes. it is time for trump to follow his own words and to face the music and give the american voters what we deserve, the facts. >> reporter: president bill cl ways the foundation would change if hillary clinton were on to win in november. including a stop to all foreign and corporate donations. the clinton campaign calling these unprecedented steps. in washington, back to you. trump's vice presidential runningmate is returning to north carolina. wral learned indiana governor, pence is expected to make a stop. details have not been released. this will be the second visit
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virginia's governor restored the rights to 13 felons. >> on these individuals are employed. they send their children and grandchildren to our schools, shop in our grocery stores and they pay taxes. i am not contempt to condemn them for internity as inferior second class saturdays. >> the governor's previous attempt was blocked by the supreme court saying they have to be e valwaited -- evaluated on individual bases. nicholas sarkozk is running for president again in france. he is waging a battle during this tormented time in our history. a former football coach appeared in court to appeal
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say there are various errors in the trial that led to an improper conviction. he is serving 30-60 years in state prison after being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse in 2012. he long maintains his innocence. the state is looking into blue cross/blue shield. they opened the probe after receiving 1,000 complaints earlier this year. blue cross says the combination of it problems and of enrollment in the affordable care act. there are areas where we gee and disagree. it is all part of the normal process. we are working with do toeurbgs reach a res thraougz this -- we are working with people to reach a resolution. bristol motor speedway is
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450 trucks are bringing 11,000 tons of stone to prepare the world's largest football game. now, the battle at bristol will see the tennessee volunteers face off against the virginia hokies. she won a gold in rio, now gabby doug las is helping judge the miss america pageant. she judge's panel next month. douglas says she is excited about the event and that the contestants are a great example of strong women across the usa. but first, douglas will make a stop in new york tomorrow morning when the final 5 make an appearance on the "today show". she will be joined by the rest of the team for a live interview on the plaza tomorrow morning. >> i imagine there will be a lot of gold medalists parading
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smells you never forget. scent of sunscreen or kfc. imagine combining the two. kentucky gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz. people say it does not smell bad they are not sure it smells like chicken. >> really? >> that is a stretch. >> it is. funny but a stretch. [ laughter ] the queen of soul to take a time-out. what we come back find out when aretha franklin will be back on stage again. troopers part of the next
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s proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them.
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she's one of the wealthiest women in politics. combined income: thirty million dollars. private jets. protected by armed guards for thirty years. but she doesn't believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense. "i fully appreciate how hard life is for so many americans today." an out of touch hypocrite. she'd leave you defenseless. the nra political victory fund is responsible
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wral weather. the most experienced team of meteorologist in north carolina. students headed back to school in miami despite concerns of the zika virus. they issued a statement saying there is no evidence that zika is dangerous for kids. they are often unlikely to show symptoms. still, they are making robo calls to raise awareness and offers out repellant uniforms.
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finally starting to recede. homeowners are allowed to go back home and assess the damage. we have the latest on the damage from the cleanup ahead. >> reporter: rain is still falling in hrous -- in louisiana. folks cleaning out their home and assessing the damage. now, thousands of employees are pouring into the state to rebuild. >> we take for granted we can go out and have lunch and dinner and these people they don't have food, they don't have water, they don't -- on there is nothing. >> reporter: moan -- meanwhile, president barack obama will go there on tuesday. getting an update on evacuations and recovery efforts -frp effort -- efforts. >> as long as the team here on the ground is working closely with the local elected officials and the governor and getting the job done that is what we are worried about.
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response effort is ramping up as well. fema says they are opening up 3 disaster recovery centers. and low interest disaster for homeowners trying to rebuild. the white house says all federal resources will be at the state's resources for recovery effort expected to take years. >> the response that you have seen from the federal government has been effective. the president and the other members of his team that have operational responsibilities have been effective. >> reporter: we are expect its more rain ahead of barack obama's visit. one resident put it he continues to ask for the country's thoughts and attention. back to you. >> hopefully they can string together pretty days to dry out and let everybody clean up. >> it takes so long to do. we will have plenty of pretty day and dry days, too. >> this weather is unbelievable. >> yes. now, telling you what, now, after it warms up it will not
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cool spell. the front that came by here last night brought several weather and brought it from the east. this is video of tornado damage outside of boston. winds reaching 100 miles an hour. crews were folk used on clearing roads giving residents safe access to their homes. the ef-1 twister stretched half a mile long. no we have a newly formed tropical storm. let's take a look at the tropics. starting with the broadview. top winds at 30 miles an hour. tropical depression. the hurricane center says it now has a 40% chance of becoming a storm within the next 48 hours. 60% chance over the next 5 days. it is moving to the west. we will track the movements coming up in a moment.
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gaston. now, when i put the graphic together it was a tropical depression. let's look at the stats. top winds at 40 miles an hour. earlier today when it was a depression it was moving to the west. the forward motion ended up being northwesterly and it is well away from north carolina now, rapidly intensify by thursday. top winds 90 miles an hour. when we see storms take this track. this far out in the atlantic. unlikely that it will make its way to north carolina. at this point we are not worried about gaston. worried not worried but aware of the next tropical storm. the one that i showed you moving to the islands. these are the forecast models in the coming days. the next 7 days it could make
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south florida. i was looking at the european model. next thursday and friday high pressure ridge moving over the southeast. these are the upper level winds. coming in from the east. they take the storm if it becomes hermin and push it across south florida and maybe into the gulf of mexico. many think it might go up north. we will watch it closely. if could have impact if it is a tropical storm down the road getting closer to the united states. that is the only storm throughout that looks like it could cause problems towards the united states. here is your seven-day forecast. 87 this afternoon. we have mostly sunny skies. humidity dropped. tomorrow morning we expect to wake up to temperatures in in the upper 50s and 60s. upper 80s. likewise on wednesday. it thursday, starting to heat up. friday t it is the greater heat and humidity that will grab us. hot in the weekend. if we are going to see rain it
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isolated thunderstorm. sunday, monday expected to be dry with the high temperatures in the lower 90s. in a longer stretch of dry weather. you know what happens when it is hot? >> yes. we do. >> yes. >> thank you, mike. a new app lets city leaders
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when a city is growing as fast as raleigh they want to keep the streets clean. >> they want to track how much trash is on the streets there is an app that is helping them stay ahead of litter. >> reporter: that is stephen. he is from chicago. he loves raleigh and he does not notice the trash downtown. they know a lot complain to him that downtown is too dirty. >> litter is subjective now, they need to figure out, you know, what is out there. >> the city created the app called litter reporter. categorize oning it. allowing -- it.
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thanks to the app of the city targeted this street as the most littered. the city installed trash compactors at the intersection and they say it seems to be working. >> they have something their hand and they finish their coffee and they need somewhere to put it. >> reporter: showing the data to city councilmembers convinced them to hire more people, including a coordinator focused on downtown litter. >> we will get them on board and make downtown cleaner it is. >> reporter: back to you. >> it can do more than collect data about trash but maybe using it to coordinate storm damage. frat ternity is accused of dumping crocodiles in a office. the police say their mouths were taped shut.
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during the ordeal. >> well i hope they get them, soon. >> yes. there are not many summer nights left this season. some indiana troopers are making the most of them. [music] [ laughter ] they can hit the high notes. they lip-synched the famous song "greece" as they made their way through the fairgrounds on social media as you can imagine. the video has been shared us to ands of times and has 13,000 views on youtube. >> he could not keep a straight face. a daredevil pastor in new york is at it again. last month he jumped through a wall of fire on his motorcycle. check out his latest feat. >> here we go. oh my. >> that is a hot slap in the
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>> over the weekend he used a ramp to jump over a helicopter on the ground through a wall of fire. he is a pastor at the faith fire fellowship. imagine that. he says his jumps are symbolic of the faith. the ramp representing the highs and lows of the life. his church gave away book bags and set up jump houses. >> imagine what his sermons are like? [ laughter ] >> yes. >> no air-conditioning in there. [ laughter ] >> all right. thank you for watching. for weather and traffic every 10 minutes watch our morning news on wral starting at 4:30. >> enjoy the cool morning. have a great night. open your windows.
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cooper: governor mccrory wants you to believe there's a carolina comeback. but raise your hand if your taxes have gone up while those at the top are the ones getting the tax break. and raise your hand if you're working more for less. i'm roy cooper, and that's not a comeback. that's moving backwards. raise your hand if you agree that those at the top should pay their fair share. raise your hand if you agree that tax breaks should be going to the middle class.
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i overexaggerated that story. i overexaggerated this story. >> my immature intoxicated behavior. >> what do you say to your fans? >> for american tv and one for brazilian, how they're alike and ryan lochte finally shares what led to that gun being drawn. >> this is simone central. >> after gathering all that gold, there is nothing better than coming home. who got this? give me a hug!


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