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  1. Congress_Budget_81193WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat of a federal government shutdown ended late Saturday, hours before a midnight deadline, as Congress approved a temporary funding bill to keep agencies open and sent the measure to President Joe Biden to sign.
  2. Jerome MelvinPolice in Wilson and Rocky Mount said 32-year-old Jerome Melvin shot into his ex-girlfriends home in Wilson late Friday night and later ambushed and shot a man who was in the home at the time.
  3. Vigil for Kris and Dhruva ChellaniKris and Dhruva Chellani were killed in a car crash early in September. On Saturday night, many at the vigil said they were still processing the loss.
  4. Abortion_North_Carolina_78579RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A federal judge on Saturday blocked two portions of North Carolina's new abortion law from taking effect while a lawsuit continues. But nearly all of the restrictions approved by the legislature this year, including a near-ban after 12 weeks of pregnancy, aren't being specifically challenged and remain intact.
  5. Signs at College GameDayNo. 17 Duke (4-0) took on No. 11 Notre Dame (4-1) on Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham.
  6. Brooks FamilyBrooks was killed when she was hit by a truck in the 2022 Raleigh Christmas Parade. On Saturday, Duck Duck Jeep in Fuquay Varina honored Brooks, who had ties to the town.
  7. The state is getting closer to closing the Interstate 540 loop around Raleigh.The state is getting closer to closing the Interstate 540 loop around Raleigh.
  8. 5-month-old boy dies in Wilson CountyA homicide investigation is underway in Wilson County after a 5-month-old baby boy died.
  9. Kendall RhoadsKendall Rhoads, 60, was also charged with one count of reckless use of fire or explosives, according to the Grundy County Sheriff's Office.
  10. Pictures_of_the_Week_Latin_America_and_Caribbean_Photo_Gallery_45404SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is scheduling a vote Monday on a resolution that would authorize a one-year deployment of an international force to help Haiti quell a surge in gang violence and restore security so the troubled Caribbean nation can hold long-delayed elections.
  11. Football field, high school football fieldMultiple law enforcement agencies had to break up several fights that broke out at a Triton High School football game Friday night.
  12. Impacts to be felt across Triangle of potential goverment shutdown The federal government will shut down if Congress doesn't reach a funding deal by midnight Saturday.