Top Raleigh news: Affordable housing project planned; vet sentenced for fraud, benefits theft; more

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Raleigh.

Gov. Cooper lights the state Capitol Christmas tree in downtown Raleigh

The holiday season is officially here in the City of Oaks, after Gov. Roy Cooper lit the Capitol Christmas tree in downtown Raleigh.

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New affordable housing project planned for East Raleigh

A staffer said the 150-apartment project hit capacity within a few months of opening, highlighting the need for more affordable housing options in the area.

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Last of four Lumberton bank robbers sentenced to life in federal prison

The last of four men convicted of a daring armed bank robbery in Lumberton and subsequent police chase that spanned two counties in 2018 has been sentenced to federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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Air Force veteran sentenced after lying about being injured by IED, stealing VA benefits

An Air Force veteran was sentenced in a Raleigh federal court after committing fraud and stealing benefits from Veterans Affairs. 

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Raleigh security expert advises safety measures after reports of Ring smart home device hacks

Security breaches are being reported across the country, involving the home security and smart home company Ring. 

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