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Man shot at his home two weeks ago killed in second shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who survived a shooting in front of his house was shot to death two weeks later while he sat on his porch, police said. Winston-Salem police said Demar Marquis Floyd, 27, was sitting on his porch Saturday night when the...

Lawsuit: Virginia police officers threatened man during stop

Apr. 09, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A second lieutenant in the U.S. Army is suing two Virginia police officers over a traffic stop last December during which the officers drew their guns, pointed them at him and used a slang term to suggest he was facing execution before pepper-spraying him and...

Wake Forest's Childress exits Demon Deacons' coaching staff

Apr. 08, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest program great Randolph Childress is leaving the Demon Deacons coaching staff. The school announced Childress’ move Wednesday, with Childress saying it was time to explore “other opportunities” after his ninth season on the...

Police: Teen charged in shooting that struck boy, 4, in arm

Apr. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've arrested a 17-year-old in connection with a shooting that left a 4-year-old boy wounded. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Tuesday that teenager is accused by the city's police of firing a gun from a car...

Ex-policeman, girlfriend enter pleas in child abuse case

Apr. 07, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police officer and his girlfriend have been convicted of child abuse charges involving the officer’s son, who suffered a broken leg in one instance. David Benjamin Ingram, 37, a former corporal with the Winston-Salem...

Bill would make Fridays of ACC hoop tournaments a holiday

Apr. 06, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents could avoid calling in sick to work or staying home from school to watch one day of the men's and women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments under a bill filed Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Sarah Crawford of...

N Carolina NAACP sues to have Confederate monument removed

Mar. 30, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking the removal of a Confederate monument which stands in front of a county courthouse where protests have been staged for several years and which intensified last year after the death of George...

US female firefighters fight discrimination with lawsuits

Mar. 18, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought to keep her job while battling breast cancer. The first female chief of a municipal fire department in the state says...

Police: Man charged in fatal stabbing of his mother

Mar. 08, 2021 10:27 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man has been charged in the stabbing death of his mother. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Jacob Christian Jones, 33, was charged with murder on Sunday. Authorities said his...

Police officer hit by motorcyclist fleeing law enforcement

Mar. 05, 2021 14:55 PM EST

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was injured when a motorcyclist trying to elude law enforcement hit him during a chase, officials said. Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies began pursuing the motorcycle on Thursday because it had no license...