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Wednesday - January 28, 2015
Google Fiber Picks NC

RALEIGH – Google Fiber is coming to North Carolina.  Governor Pat McCrory, alongside Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Durham Mayor Bill Bell and director of Google Fiber Michael Slinger announced that Google Fiber is coming to the Triangle and Charlotte metropolitan areas. Also in attendance were officials from Google Fiber expansion cities of Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Garner and Morrisville.

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Charlotte Cops Will Get Body Cameras

CHARLOTTE – The city of Charlotte has set of goal of equipping every cop on the beat with a body camera. The city council has approved spending $7 million to purchase body cameras with goal of having each officer on each Charlotte-Mecklenburg patrol office wearing one by October.

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Governor Looks for Options on I-485

RALEIGH -- Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata are meeting with local leaders and transportation officials to consider all options for a recently widened section of I-485 in Charlotte.

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Tillis Pushes For Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

WASHINGTON – North Carolina’s junior senator is pushing for moves that woulead lead to oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina coast. In a press release, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) said he has partnered with Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) to file an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill requiring the Administration to set up procedures for leasing, exploring, and developing offshore oil and natural gas resources in Mid-Atlantic and South-Atlantic states, which he says would support hundreds of thousands of jobs and move America closer to energy independence.

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Authorities Seek Men in Warren County Murder Case

RALEIGH -- Two unidentified men caught on surveillance video walking near the scene of a murder in Warren County Thursday are being sought for questioning by local and state law enforcement, according to the State Bureau of Investigation in a press release.

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Industrial Commissioner Announced Deputies

RALEIGH - North Carolina Industrial Commission Chairman Andrew T. Heath has announced the appointment of seven deputy commissioners. Chairman Heath has appointed Lori W. Gaines, Melanie Wade Goodwin, Sumit Gupta, Robert Harris, Christopher Loutit, William “Bill” Shipley and Michael Silver.  All appointments are for six-year terms.  Deputy commissioners function as the Industrial Commission’s trial-level judges and hold hearings in contested workers’ compensation cases, state tort claims, and other matters. 

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