Top local stories we are following today

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Here are the top stories we are following for you today.

Officers say a man fired shots at police before he led a high-speed chase through Buncombe County into Henderson County on Wednesday morning. Speeds reached up to 115-miles per hour down I-26. Henderson County deputies put down stop sticks just before Highway 25. Asheville police said the man then side-swiped a semi truck, pulled over and ran across traffic, and was arrested.
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Two persons of interest are in custody after a Rutherford County deputy was hurt in a shooting. Joshua Warren and Susan Abernathy were arrested in South Carolina on unrelated charges. Both are persons of interest in a traffic stop that turned into a high-speed chase last Tuesday in Ellenboro. That's when a deputy was shot at and hit by a bullet and glass fragments.
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Asheville City Council members approve the budget for this upcoming fiscal year. The police department ended up with half a percent increase--that's about $130,000. City employees will also be getting a 2.5 percent raise. All bus routes will now operate on Sundays and see extended hours every day of the week.
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A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for Wednesday to discuss a controversial housing project in Asheville. Development for 231 apartments and 30 townhomes on a section of Overlook Road has been put on hold because of several complaints. An attorney said engineers are in the process of redesigning what to do with that space.
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