LOCAL NEWS

Cold air and clear skies: Bundle up this weekend
Current Temperatures, DMAWith clear skies, it's going to be a cold night with lows in the low to mid 20s, chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said. Saturday will be sunny and cold, but a bit milder than Friday.

Raleigh man charged with murder in shooting of estranged wife
Cary police respond to report of shots firedPolice arrested and charged a Raleigh man accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife on Friday while she sat in a car in Cary.

Wake Forest outlasts Middle Creek 20-17 in OT to advance to 4AA championship
Wake Forest High School vs Middle Creek High School - 4AA Eastern Regional FinalAs expected, top seeds Middle Creek and Wake Forest locked into a heavyweight battle Friday for the right to go to the 4AA state title game. When the dust settled, it was Wake Forest that moved on with a 20-17 overtime win.

State panel recommends DA investigate Durham charter school diplomas
State panel recommends DA investigate Durham charter school diplomasSchool officials at Kestrel Heights, a charter school in Durham, said at least 53 students over the past three years received diplomas they didn't earn.

Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia
TrumpPresident-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware.



HEALTH NEWS

Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain
Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.

4 more Zika cases, likely homegrown, found in Texas
Four more cases of Zika that were likely transmitted by mosquito bites in Texas have been found in the same neighborhood where the state's first such case was discovered, state health officials said Friday.

New CDC data understate accidental shooting deaths of kids
Accidental ShootingsGovernment statistics released this week claiming that 77 minors in the U.S. were killed by unintentional gun discharges last year significantly understate the scope of an enduring public health problem.

A grim tally soars: More than 50,000 overdose deaths in US
Drug Overdose DeathsMore than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
Life ExpectancyA decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

SPORTS NEWS

Wake Forest outlasts Middle Creek 20-17 in OT to advance to 4AA championship
Wake Forest High School vs Middle Creek High School - 4AA Eastern Regional FinalAs expected, top seeds Middle Creek and Wake Forest locked into a heavyweight battle Friday for the right to go to the 4AA state title game. When the dust settled, it was Wake Forest that moved on with a 20-17 overtime win.

Cape Fear, Rocky Mount punch title game tickets
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Payne: Five NC teams compete in bowl games
Bowl PreviewMarilyn Payne previews five bowl games featuring NC Central, Appalachian State, Wake Forest, NC State and UNC.

North Carolina DT Nazair Jones to enter the NFL draft
Duke upsets No. 15 UNC, 28-27North Carolina says junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones will enter the NFL draft.

Wake beats UNC Greensboro 78-75 on late Crawford 3
Wake Forest LogoBryant Crawford was going to take Wake Forest's last shot. That much was obvious.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel
Film An Inconvenient TruthAl Gore's climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is getting a sequel.

'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87
Obit Joseph MascoloJoseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC's daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," has died. He was 87.

Madonna, Kesha get emotional when accepting Billboard honors
Billboard Women in Music 2016The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the uphill battles women face in the music industry, including personal stories from top honoree Madonna and pop singer Kesha.

Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC
APTOPIX TrumpDonald Trump's continued stake in television's "Celebrity Apprentice" adds to questions about potential conflicts between his personal and public responsibilities, while raising new ones about NBC.

Cue the music, cue the drama! Lee Daniels introduces 'Star'
TV-Lee Daniels-StarThe title of Lee Daniels' latest venture, "Star," might very well identify this celebrated producer-director-writer. His films include "Monster's Ball," ''Precious" and "The Butler," while two seasons ago he roared into series TV with Fox's smash music drama "Empire."