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Nurse practitioner pleads guilty in $15M equipment scheme

Jul. 01, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina nurse has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of nearly $15 million by filing claims for medically unnecessary orthopedic braces and other medical equipment, a prosecutor said. Justin Segrest, 44, of Mount Airy pleaded...

Pereira scores, Stuver gets shutout as Austin tops Charlotte

Jun. 30, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Pereira scored in the 62nd minute to help Austin beat Charlotte 1-0 on Thursday night. Brad Stuver saved three shots for Austin (9-4-4). Kristijan Kahlina saved one shot for Charlotte (6-10-2). Austin visits the Colorado Rapids on...

NC, Colonial Pipeline reach agreement on handling fuel spill

Jun. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Colonial Pipeline has agreed to a consent order which says it should be held accountable for a gasoline spill in a North Carolina nature preserve that was found to be far worse than what the company initially said, a state agency said Thursday. The N.C....

Man charged in shooting of North Carolina police officer

Jun. 30, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of a North Carolina police officer wounded while responding to a report of shots fired into a building, officials said. Toddrick McFadden, 32, is charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property, two...

Clifford: Hornets will continue to play fast, up-tempo pace

Jun. 28, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Clifford is back in familiar surroundings as head coach of the Charlotte Hornets — except he is in need of a new apartment. Clifford was introduced as the Hornets head coach on Tuesday, a little more than four years after general manager Mitch Kupchak...

New Attitude Elliott? Chase prefers a practical approach

Jun. 28, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As he prepared for one of the hottest races of the NASCAR season, Chase Elliott said he would use positive thinking to convince himself it wasn't so bad. And when Elliot was frustrated with his struggling Chevrolet in the early stages at Nashville...

NC officer shot while responding to shots into building

Jun. 28, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was shot and wounded while responding to report of a shooting into an occupied dwelling early Tuesday, police said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers were called to East 36th Street around 2:30 a.m., police said in a news...

Hip-hop architecture exhibit resists a simple definition

Jun. 27, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sekou Cooke’s curated exhibit in uptown Charlotte on hip-hop architecture has a lot to offer. Walk through The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City and you’ll see rap lyrics from Nas, Slick Rick and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s hit...

Odor aboard American Eagle flight prompts evacuation

Jun. 27, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Passengers were forced to evacuate an American Eagle flight which stopped on the taxiway at a North Carolina airport on Monday after reports of an odor in the cabin, a spokesperson said. No injuries were reported among the 60 passengers and four crewmembers,...

Ex-Panthers star Luke Kuechly joining radio broadcast team

Jun. 27, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five-time All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly is returning to the Carolina Panthers as a member of its radio broadcast team. Kuechly, a seven-time Pro Bowler who retired in 2020, will be joining play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and either Jordan Gross or Jake...