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Ex-NFL player's brain to be probed for trauma-related harm

Apr. 09, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself — will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes and has been shown...

Slain South Carolina doctor wrote of faith, life's fragility

Apr. 09, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a repairman, by former NFL player Phillip Adams — frequently wrote of the fragility of life and a deep-seated Christian faith that guided...

Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

Apr. 08, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren before killing himself early Thursday. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told a news conference that investigators had not...

Sen. Thom Tillis says he has had surgery for prostate cancer

Apr. 08, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer and looks forward to returning to his Senate duties soon. A statement from the office of the North Carolina Republican said Tillis underwent the surgery this week,...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

Lawsuit says officer broke car window, threw driver on glass

Apr. 06, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Black motorist says a white North Carolina police officer threw her onto broken glass after he broke her car window with his baton in 2018, leaving her with multiple cuts that required hospital treatment, according to a lawsuit. Danielle Helena...

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Jackson raises about $1.3 million

Apr. 05, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic senate candidate Jeff Jackson raised nearly $1.3 million since entering the race in January, his campaign announced on Monday. The campaign said it received contributions through the end of March from more than 14,000...

New cereal bar guaranteed to serve nostalgia by the bowl

Apr. 05, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Let’s go back in time. Remember those Saturday mornings, waking up early as a kid to pour the biggest bowl of your favorite cereal. If you were feeling extra fancy, you may have even mixed multiple cereals to make a special concoction. Then, you’d find your...

Investigators are trying to figure out how horse got rabies

Apr. 04, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators in North Carolina are trying to figure out how a horse contracted rabies. The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday that rabies in horses is uncommon in the United States. The rabid horse was at a farm in...

Police: Man with pole trashes Asian-owned convenience store

Apr. 03, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

An Asian-owned convenience store in Charlotte, North Carolina, was trashed by a man who wielded a metal post and yelled racial slurs, according to police and a son of the store's owners. Surveillance footage shows a man pulling a merchandise rack to the floor and...