Slain North Carolina college student awarded police honor

U.S. 05/15/19, 18:45

A North Carolina police department has honored a college student who was killed when a gunman opened fire inside a classroom.News outlets report the family of UNC Charlotte student Riley Howell was awarded the Civilian Medal of Valor posthumously on Wednesday from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Howell's parents, siblings and ...

North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over marketing

U.S. 05/15/19, 16:19

North Carolina's attorney general is suing a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can't buy its vaping products.Josh Stein, the top law enforcement official in the traditionally tobacco-friendly state, said Wednesday he's the first state attorney general to take ...

NC ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election

U.S. 05/15/19, 06:50

North Carolina's most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state's "bathroom bill" against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent's campaign. State Sen. Dan Bishop topped ...

Update: Bishop wins GOP primary in NC special election

U.S. 05/14/19, 19:58

The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local):8:50 p.m.Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party's nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud scandal marred last year's race.Voters on Tuesday selected Bishop ...

Candidates face off in GOP primary for NC congressional race

U.S. 05/14/19, 08:30

Republicans are deciding who should carry their party's banner in a high-profile special election Tuesday for a North Carolina congressional seat that has remained vacant since last year's election was deemed tainted by fraud. The in-person balloting by Republican and unaffiliated voters in the 9th Congressional District follows two weeks of ...

Airline pilot charged with killing 3 in Kentucky in 2015

U.S. 05/11/19, 17:17

A pilot for an American Airlines subsidiary was arrested Saturday in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people in Kentucky, the state attorney general announced. Christian R. Martin was arrested Saturday at the Louisville airport, a day after he was indicted by a Christian County grand jury in the November 2015 ...

North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor bidding for US House

U.S. 05/11/19, 08:45

A North Carolina legislator best known as the architect of the state's so-called bathroom bill three years ago is racking up contributions and endorsements as he runs in the repeat of a congressional race marred by a ballot fraud scandal .State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte is a leading contender ...

Kidnap claim unravels: Baby thrown down hill, mom charged

U.S. 05/10/19, 16:22

A mother's claim that her 7-week-old baby was kidnapped quickly unraveled after her infant was found at the bottom of a 75-foot ravine in the North Carolina mountains, law enforcement officials said Friday. Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin announced that the child's mother, Krista Noelle Madden, 35, has been jailed on ...

Member of secretive church pleads guilty in benefits scheme

U.S. 05/10/19, 10:56

A member of a secretive North Carolina church has pleaded guilty to taking part in an unemployment fraud scheme benefiting businesses with ties to the congregation.Diane McKinny appeared before a federal judge Friday and admitted to a count of making a fraudulent claim for unemployment benefits, according to court filings. ...

Man arrested in 1985 killing of Hollywood TV director

Entertainment 05/09/19, 21:28

A man charged with bludgeoning and strangling to death a Hollywood television director more than three decades ago was arrested Thursday in North Carolina after police said DNA and a confession linked him to the crime.Edwin Hiatt was arrested in Burke County for the 1985 death of Barry Crane in ...

Carolina Panthers offered $120M to move practice field to SC

Sports 05/09/19, 15:48

South Carolina appears ready to offer $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina, after the state Senate overrode objections that a billionaire NFL owner didn't need public help.The Senate voted 27-15 on Thursday to exempt the ...

Trainer of DQ’d Kentucky Derby winner still has questions

Sports 05/09/19, 13:49

The trainer of the disqualified Kentucky Derby winner has gotten the roses after all.Five days after Maximum Security won the Derby, then got disqualified for interference and placed 17th, a fan from North Carolina sent a dozen red roses to trainer Jason Servis at his Monmouth Park barn in New ...

New trial ordered for white homeowner in death of black man

U.S. 05/07/19, 14:34

A white homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" in his neighborhood should get a new trial because the prosecutor gratuitously injected race in his closing argument, North Carolina's second-highest court ruled Tuesday. In the split 2-1 decision, the panel of the state Court of Appeals ruled ...

SC Carolina Panthers HQ, practice fields bid faces key vote

Football 05/07/19, 12:50

The South Carolina Senate appears to be preparing for a key vote on whether to give the Carolina Panthers tax breaks and incentives to move their practice fields out of North Carolina.State Sen. Dick Harpootlian removed his objection from the bill Tuesday so it could come to a vote.But the ...

North Carolina officer slain in traffic stop; suspect dead

U.S. 05/05/19, 16:42

A police officer conducting a weekend traffic stop was fatally shot in North Carolina, authorities said Sunday, adding the suspected gunman was found dead in his nearby apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot around 10 p.m. Saturday in the Charlotte suburb of Mooresville and ...

North Carolina Steps Toward Changing Sexual Assault Laws

U.S. 05/05/19, 12:55

Prosecutors in North Carolina can have a tough time proving a rape case if the victim is drunk. That's because it is not illegal to have nonconsensual sex with someone who is incapacitated if the victim is responsible for being incapacitated - such as being drunk or high on drugs.But ...

Service to remember student who charged N Carolina gunman

U.S. 05/04/19, 21:58

A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall.A memorial is scheduled Sunday evening for 21-year-old Riley Howell, who was fatally wounded while tackling the gunman accused of killing two and ...

Medicaid expansion backers in Kansas to try to block budget

Business 05/03/19, 13:52

Kansas lawmakers who support expanding Medicaid promised Friday to try to block passage of the next state budget in a high-stakes standoff designed to force the Legislature's conservative Republican leaders to allow an expansion plan backed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly.Kelly's election last year raised hopes that Kansas would join ...

Update: Shooting victim remembered as quiet, witty

U.S. 05/03/19, 13:39

The Latest on a fatal shooting on the campus of a North Carolina university (all times local):2:35 p.m.The parents of a student slain during a shooting at a North Carolina university are remembering their son as reserved but witty in some of their first public comments.A growing memorial is seen ...

911 calls illustrate chaotic aftermath of campus shooting

U.S. 05/03/19, 11:28

Students frantically describe a deadly shooting on a North Carolina campus and ask for help in a series of newly released 911 calls.Charlotte government officials on Friday released 48 emergency calls from students and faculty members after a gunman opened fire in a University of North Carolina-Charlotte class on Tuesday. ...

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