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Lamb's jumper helps Hornets beat Pistons 108-107 in wild win

Dec. 12, 2018 11:47 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets celebrated too soon and then weren't sure if they'd be celebrating at all. Meanwhile, team owner Michael Jordan chewed out one of his own players. Jeremy Lamb's first NBA buzzer-beater was no ordinary game-winning shot. Lamb knocked down a 22-foot jumper from the right...

UNCG wins 14th straight at home, beats Coppin State 77-54

Dec. 12, 2018 9:23 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kaleb Hunter and Eric Hamilton each scored 17 points and UNC Greensboro rolled to a 77-54 victory over Coppin State on Wednesday night. The Spartans (9-2) extended their program-record home winning streak to 14 games. Hunter made all six of his field goals including three from long...

The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death toll

Dec. 12, 2018 8:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in North Carolina (all times local): 8 p.m. Officials in North Carolina have revised downward the death toll from this week's severe weather. The state's total initially included an 82-year-old woman in Haywood County whose death was reported by state...

Obstruction charges filed against troopers over beating

Dec. 12, 2018 7:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former North Carolina state troopers accused of beating a pedestrian face new charges they sought to obstruct the investigation. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said in an email that Tabithia Davis and Michael Blake were charged this week with obstruction of justice...

NCAA appeals panel upholds penalties against NC Central

Dec. 12, 2018 6:58 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An NCAA appeals committee has upheld a ruling requiring North Carolina Central to vacate football, baseball and men's basketball records due to certification errors that allowed ineligible athletes to compete. The NCAA announced the decision Wednesday. An infractions committee panel had...

The Latest: Elections chief seeks stability in board probe

Dec. 12, 2018 6:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to the North Carolina election board, which has yet to finalize who won a very close congressional race because of alleged ballot fraud (all times local): 6:45 p.m. North Carolina's election board chief is concerned about complications if the board's...

New charges for man sentenced for impersonating Army general

Dec. 12, 2018 6:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man sentenced to prison for impersonating an Army general is now charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports an arrest warrant says 58-year-old Christian Gerald Desgroux of Raleigh called 911 on Nov. 27 and told a dispatcher he was...

Amid fraud probe, an election redo might require new primary

Dec. 12, 2018 5:44 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With ballot fraud allegations hanging over a disputed North Carolina U.S. House race, state lawmakers have agreed to change the way such "do-over" congressional elections are handled. The state House and Senate voted Wednesday to require new primary elections, in addition to a new...

DA: Evidence linking man to 2016 rape fell through cracks

Dec. 12, 2018 5:40 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says authorities failed to act last year on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl. Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt said Tuesday that deputies didn't follow up after DNA evidence...

Heavy rains expected in Southern states after snowstorm

Dec. 12, 2018 3:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Forecasters say North Carolina can expect heavy rains and a flood threat on the heels of a winter storm that walloped the area. The National Weather Service issued a statement warning of widespread rainfall starting Friday that could total 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) across much of...