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7-year-old fatally shot while riding in car with his mom

Apr. 22, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy was fatally shot while riding in a car with his mother, authorities in North Carolina said. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday in Hickory, news outlets reported. Officers responding to a 911 call...

Lawsuit: NC police tore woman's shoulder during traffic stop

Apr. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by a Georgia woman claims officers from North Carolina used excessive force during a traffic stop in 2019 when they pulled her from the car by her hair and tore her rotator cuff. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by Stephanie...

Greater Mid-Atlantic News Digest 8:30 a.m.

Apr. 22, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

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Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot Black man while serving warrant

Apr. 22, 2021 04:45 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage. ...

South Carolina driver killed by exploding air bag inflator

Apr. 21, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A driver in South Carolina is the latest person to be killed by an exploding Takata air bag inflator. Honda said Wednesday that a faulty driver's air bag blew apart in a crash involving a 2002 Honda Accord in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The company...

Cooper plans to lift gathering, distancing limits by June 1

Apr. 21, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday that he plans to lift all mandates on social distancing and gathering limits by June 1 if coronavirus metrics remain stable and residents continue to get vaccinated. Further restrictions, including...

Sheriff: Deputy who shot and killed man while serving search warrant in NC has been put on leave pending investigation

Apr. 21, 2021 15:58 PM EDT
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff: Deputy who shot and killed man while serving search warrant in NC has been put on leave pending investigation.

Ex-House finance chair defends actions over NC tax bill

Apr. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The veteran North Carolina legislator removed as co-chair of the powerful House Finance Committee this week said on Wednesday that she disagrees with top chamber leaders who said she improperly delayed a tax relief bill. Republican Rep. Julia...

Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in accident during training jump

Apr. 21, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An 82nd Airborne paratrooper was killed during a training jump, officials at Fort Bragg said. The North Carolina Army post said Spc. Abigail Jenks, 21, of Gansevoort, New York, was part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division,...

Outer Banks Wright Brothers memorial gets autonomous shuttle

Apr. 21, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina site of the world’s first powered flight has launched a pilot project to test out the safety and efficacy of another transportation innovation. The popular Wright Brothers National Memorial on the Outer Banks kicked...