Dec. 2 through Dec. 18, 2008

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RPD looking for murdered cab driver’s last fare

Police released a photo of a woman who may have been the last passenger in the cab. WRAL says police want to talk to her.

Homeowner insurance rates going up

Rates could go up by as much as 5 percent in Raleigh, from the TBJ.

Fatal accident on Lake Wheeler Road

NBC17 reports the police aren’t giving out much information.


December 18

Brits held for bringing air gun silencers into RDU arrive back home

“My dog eats better than the food in there,” one of the men said after being in several jails for more than three weeks, from the AP.

Two crime stories make their way to guilty pleas

The N&O’s Sarah Ovaska reports a pair of brothers admitted killing two people at a brothel over the summer.

Former State student pleads guilty to accessory in a Gorman Street shooting, also over the summer, from WRAL.


December 17

Reports from yesterday’s school board meeting

WRAL says the school board took about 1,000 students out of the reassignment plan. And from the N&O, the board has decided to move Broughton’s magnet program to Millbrook High.

Community members want police officers to get out of their cars

The N&O’s Josh Shafer says folks living along Tarboro road want police to be more effective and interact with the community.

RPD investigates cab driver murder

WRAL reports on the continuing investigation. And an excellent piece from the N&O’s Thomasi McDonald about the cab driver.

City finishes installing new water meters

The Public Utilities Department is done installing the 174,000 meters across the city, from the N&O.


December 16

Area home sales drop sharply

The TBJ reports home sales in the Triangle dropped 45 percent since this time last year. Prices dropped too, more from WRAL.

Wake Co. school plans in front of school board, state supreme court today

The N&O says the state supreme court will hear oral arguments over year-round schools this morning.

And the school board will review the controversial reassignment plan this afternoon, from NBC17.

Cab driver found dead in N. Raleigh

Police say someone shot the man last night, from NBC17.


December 15

Lots of police stories today

Man arrested for 11 armed robberies, from WRAL.

Again from WRAL, police arrested two for murder in connection to the dead man found Friday morning.

The N&O reports a man jumped off a beltline overpass and died Saturday.

And on the lighter side, the N&O says a sheriff’s dog escaped from her handler’s home and “spent about six hours on the lam this morning.”

Hundreds of unmarked graves near Five Points get new attention

The N&O’s Thomas Goldsmith reports on the county-run cemetery that operated from 1915 until the 1970’s.


December 12

Developers having trouble paying their bills

The N&O’s Jack Hagel says liens filed in Wake County Court are at a five-year high.

Raleigh web developer sells Bush library domain for $35,000

WRAL reports that the company bought the web address for about $10.

Ag Dept. hires Powers Great American to run state fair for fourth year

Steve Troxler made the announcement yesterday, from the TBJ.


December 11

Wake Co. could lose mental health funding

A state report says the county mental health office doesn’t provide proper follow-up care. The state could take the $1 million in follow-up care funds away, according to the N&O.

Rain, wind on tap for today

NBC17 says the entire region is in for rain and possibly damaging rain today.

Broughton loses magnet school

WRAL reports the school board voted 5-4 to eliminate the program.


December 10

Murdered teen’s family seeks community help
WRAL reports the family of the teenager murdered recently on Tarboro Street spoke at a community meeting yesterday.

Regional Transportation Alliance says the Triangle should move forward
The RTA released its annual report yesterday and, NBC17 reports, the group says the area should continue to make transit investments despite the credit crunch and recession.

Warm, wet weather for today
WRAL reports it will get into the low 70s. Tornadoes possible too, says the N&O.

School board could decide the Broughton magnet program’s fate today
NBC 17 says students rallied yesterday to support the program.


December 9

Racist fliers found in Raleigh mailboxes
Two families in one neighborhood reported finding the fliers, from WRAL.

Water main breaks on Wade Ave
The N&O says Wade Avenue is closed at Gardner while crews repair the water line.

Wake County School Board hold final public meeting on reassignments
WRAL reports about 1,000 parents showed up a Broughton High for last night’s meeting.

British company buys Raleigh software maker Relativity
The sale comes at a reduced price $9.7 million due to the flailing economy, from the N&O’s Business Section.


December 5

Shaw students complain about poor dorm conditions
WRAL reports the students staged a silent protest yesterday. More from the N&O.

Enloe students, parents wary after beating
The N&O reports school administrators and the PTSA are warning students not to walk alone on campus.

Raleigh’s first desportes station

Capital Broadcasting will start airing ESPN Desportes, bringing the city’s first Spanish-language sports radio station on air, from the N&O’s Inside Sports Media blog.


December 2

News from around Raleigh

Wake schools asked to cut budget by more than $5 million
WRAL reports that county commissioners asked for the cuts at yesterday’s meeting. The school board could consider the budget cuts during its meeting today. And from the N&O, Broughton High could lose its magnet program.

Council could rezone properties near Hillsborough over owners’ objections
The N&O’s David Bracken says council could vote today to rezone eights lots from industrial to residential.

Raleigh man injured in shooting
NBC17 reports on what little information there is about the shooting at Rush Street and Boone Trail last night.


December 2

Wake schools asked to cut budget by more than $5 million
WRAL reports that county commissioners asked for the cuts at yesterday’s meeting. The school board could consider the budget cuts during its meeting today. And from the N&O, Broughton High could lose its magnet program.

Council could rezone properties near Hillsborough over owners’ objections
The N&O’s David Bracken says council could vote today to rezone eights lots from industrial to residential.

Raleigh man injured in shooting
NBC17 reports on what little information there is about the shooting at Rush Street and Boone Trail last night.

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