North Carolina

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May 17, 2017 - 6:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. - Gov. Roy Cooper vowed Tuesday to act on his own to improve LGBT protections in North Carolina, where he faces criticism for compromising with Republicans to partially repeal a law limiting anti-discrimination protections. "I'm going to issue an executive order pretty soon that is...
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May 10, 2017 - 8:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina would end the automatic prosecution of 16- and 17-year-old suspects as adults and steer some to juvenile court, under legislation that's starting to wind its way through the state legislature. A House committee unanimously agreed Wednesday to advance the ``raise...
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May 08, 2017 - 3:53 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A $54 million lawsuit over Rhode Island's tallest building, called the Superman Building, has been settled just before a trial was scheduled to begin in federal court. The owner of the Providence skyscraper had sued Bank of America, saying the bank allowed it to fall into...
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May 08, 2017 - 2:26 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina police department is implementing a new use-of-force policy which focuses on de-escalation and resolution. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports ( http://avlne.ws/2pZuWTB ) the Asheville Police Department installed the policy after officers completed training...
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May 08, 2017 - 1:12 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The mayor of North Carolina's largest city is in a dispute with the chairman of the local black political caucus over an upcoming candidate debate. The Charlotte Observer reports ( http://bit.ly/2prZIU0 ) Black Political Caucus chair Colette Forrest wrote in a news release...
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May 08, 2017 - 1:01 pm
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Police in North Carolina are trying to determine how a man found in a wrecked car died. Goldsboro police told local media that officers found a dead man in a wrecked car shortly after shots were fired into the vehicle early Sunday. A news release says investigators do not...
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May 08, 2017 - 7:57 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- An engineer at North Carolina Central University has died in a fire at his home. Firefighters were called to the Durham home around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Local media outlets reported firefighters were initially unable to get into the home because of the heavy flames. Firefighters...
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May 08, 2017 - 7:08 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Police say one man has been killed and a woman critically injured in a shooting in North Carolina. Durham Police spokesman Wil Glenn said in a news release that officers were called around 1 a.m. Monday. Glenn says officers found a man dead and a woman critically injured. She's...
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May 08, 2017 - 6:10 am
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Three people have been arrested in a bust of an illegal video gaming operation in Fayetteville. WNCN-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/2qRmUfN ) that Cumberland County sheriff deputies arrested 56-year-old Jean Hoover, 44-year-old Kim Mouser and 59-year-old Steven Lumpkin on...
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May 08, 2017 - 6:05 am
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Three people have been charged after a three-car crash that saw a passenger steal the vehicle of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help. WRAL-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/2qHYXKF ) that North Carolina Highway Patrol officials say the crash happened near Morrisville around 2 a...
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