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GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

May. 21, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination. The leading candidates are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks...

Man charged in hit-and-run that killed woman, injured man

May. 09, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A woman was killed and a man was injured after they were struck by a car in a North Carolina town, police said. Kings Mountain police said officers went to an intersection around 8:05 p.m. on Sunday, where they found a man and a woman lying in the...

Reentry simulation shows difficulties of life after prison

Apr. 10, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — A week after getting out of prison, Brandon Ruppe found himself sitting back in jail. His offense? Missing a meeting with his probation officer, a meeting he said he couldn’t make because he was too busy trying to get a mandatory drug test all week. “I...

Billions, and more, for lawmakers' projects in spending bill

Apr. 04, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-district projects for members of Congress are back, sprinkled across the government-wide $1.5 trillion bill President Joe Biden signed recently. The official tally shows amounts modest by past standards yet spread widely around the country — and that understate what...

Twins celebrate 96th birthday together after 2 years apart

Apr. 04, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — When Adene Hicks and her twin sister, Christine Benjamin, were youngsters, they went to the movies one night and came up with an idea to prank their dates. The sisters were going to play a game of switcheroo. The guys were two steps ahead of them. ...

Man charged in crash that killed former medical examiner

Mar. 30, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with being drunk while driving a truck involved in a traffic crash that resulted in the death of a former medical examiner in Memphis, prosecutors said. Courtney T. Kincaid, 41, has been indicted on counts of vehicular homicide...

NC employees with disabilities will see changes in workplace

Mar. 20, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — For years, disabled people have been marginalized in the workplace, subjected to low wages and menial jobs. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recognized the unfair treatment of these individuals and has agreed to end segregated employment services....

Transitional house opens in NC for men released from prison

Mar. 12, 2022 00:06 AM EST

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — March 1 was a big day for Scott Ellis and his family. It was the anniversary of his mother’s death, the day his family moved into a new home nearly a decade ago, and most recently, the conversion of his old family home into a place where men can find a second chance at life....