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Breaking: State Fair Ride Injuries

Breaking: State Fair Ride Injuries

Details are just coming into our newsroom. So far, five people injured when the Vortex ride suffered some sort of malfunction.

Racist remarks gets a GOP official fired.

Hours ago, Don Yelton worked for the Republican Party in Buncombe County. But when Yelton was asked about North Carolina's new voter ID law, he said, "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that just want the government to give them everything, so be it."

The Republican Party quickly responded, saying "Yelton's comments are completely inappropriate and highly offensive."

Where is your smart phone?

If it's not in your pocket on in your purse, police say you are at high risk of losing it to the new crime wave.

The treasure trove of personal information is exactly what thieves want according to CMPD Major Jeff Estes.

"A thief can take that and either partially wipe or wipe a cell phone and bypass your locking devices that you have and access your data in a matter of minutes."

And now there are seven.

NC Senator Kay Hagen has joined a growing list of Democrats calling to delay the penalty for people who don't enroll in Obamacare. Hagen and all those Democrats are up for re-election.

Can you believe this chilly-come-early weather?

Eric Thomas says look for another freezing night. He'll tell us how low it will go at 11:00.

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