LOCAL NEWS

Light rain falling in parts of central NC; flood warnings issued
Flash Flood WatchAfter nearly 10 inches of rain fell in parts of central North Carolina overnight, spotty rain showers are likely Thursday evening, according to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

Cumberland County schools remain closed Friday following heavy rain, floods
Heavy rain floods roads around Cumberland, Harnett countiesFlood waters that knocked out power and caused roads to close have forced the closure of Cumberland County schools for a second day.

The Latest: Matthew becomes a hurricane in Caribbean
Matthew Tracking - 5 DayThe Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):

1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station
APTOPIX Train Hits StationA rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented the tragedy.

December trial set in alleged UNC sex assault
Allen Artis with attorney Kerry SuttonA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football player faces a Dec. 5 trial on charges he sexually assaulted another student.



HEALTH NEWS

Medicare sets new patient safety goals for hospitals
Medicare is setting new goals for keeping hospitalized patients safe and reducing readmissions after patients are discharged.

Report says Obama administration failed to follow health law
Health OverhaulThe Obama administration failed to follow the president's health care law in a $5 billion dispute over compensating insurers for high costs from seriously ill patients, Congress' investigative arm said Thursday.

Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
Zika AsiaU.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region.

In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya
India Mosquito WoesPoonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her.

Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission method was likely caused by his dying father having 100,000 times the normal level of the virus.

SPORTS NEWS

ACC moves football championship to Orlando
UNC falls to No. 1 Clemson in ACC title gameJust about two weeks after pulling its football championship game from Charlotte, the ACC on Thursday said the 2016 game would be played at Orlando's Camping World Stadium on Dec. 3.

Wake Forest, Millbrook headline 'HighSchoolOT Live' in Game of the Week
Millbrook vs. Northern Durham (Sept. 9, 2016)Wake Forest's trip to Millbrook will be the "HighSchoolOT Live" Game of the Week.

Gold: Memories of the King spiked with kindness
Obit-Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer was a legend. But, what made him so was only partly due to his talent as a golfer. Palmer was unfailingly kind and generous with his time.

Duke RB Jela Duncan out vs Virginia with leg injury
Duke dominates NC Central in opener, 49-6Duke won't have leading rusher Jela Duncan when the Blue Devils play Virginia this week.

Payne: Week 5 brings conference play in full force
Marilyn Payne Wk 5 previewMarilyn Payne previews Week 5 of the college football season, which puts NC State, Duke, UNC and East Carolina all in conference play.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping
WRAL NewsMore than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Knott's Berry Farm to reopen a Halloween horror attraction that was closed after mental health advocates said it was insensitive to the mentally ill.

Universal Orlando unveils virtual reality Halloween show
Halloween Virtual RealityAs you enter the dark set — an old library from the 1700s filled with ancient artifacts — at Universal Orlando Resort's new Halloween experience, it's obvious you're in for a creepy time.

6 emerging writers win film academy's Nicholl Fellowships
Oscars-Nicholl FellowshipsSix emerging screenwriters are getting a boost from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Nate Parker unapologetic in '60 Minutes' interview
Film-Nate Parker-60 MinutesIn an interview with "60 Minutes," Nate Parker was unapologetic for a 17-year-old rape case that has surrounded his film, "The Birth of a Nation."

Temple University to honor Tina Fey with media award
People-Tina Fey-Temple AwardTemple University is honoring Tina Fey with a special media award.