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Archive for April, 2014

30 arrested in NC on sex trafficking charges

Friday, April 18th, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested 30 people in Winston-Salem on sex trafficking charges resulting from an investigation spanning more than four years.

Winston-Salem Police said its special investigations division launched an investigation in August 2009 into allegations of organized prostitution. State and federal law enforcement also joined the investigation.

A statement from police Thursday said the investigation ended in January, and identified at least five foreign nationals, including one minor, as victims of sex trafficking and who were trafficked at locations in Winston-Salem.

In all, 40 people have been arrested on state and federal charges. Police said 25 brothels were identified in North Carolina, nine of which were in Winston-Salem.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Traffic Alert: Both Port City Bridges to go up Friday

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The Isabel Holmes Bridge is expected to go up around 8:50 a.m. and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will follow shortly after around 9:15 a.m.

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First Alert Weather: Of course there are rain chances, it’s the weekend.

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Shower chances increasing throughout the day into the weekend.

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Shots fired call at Crosswinds Apartments

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Officers are investigating an incident involving a shots fired call that turned into a reported stabbing.

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NC community college rate break for vets proposed

Friday, April 18th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina’s community colleges.

McCrory announced Thursday he’ll seek in his upcoming budget proposal a provision to give the in-state tuition rate to veterans for any of the 58 community colleges. It’s considered a way to encourage them to settle in North Carolina after separation from the military and contribute their skills to the economy.

The governor says more than 60,000 members of the military are expected to leave the service in North Carolina during the next five years as the war in Afghanistan ends.

McCrory made the announcement at the inaugural Women Veterans Summit and Expo in Raleigh.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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