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NC officials confirm 3rd death from Legionnaires' disease

Oct. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials say a third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease linked to a hot tub display at a fair. The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the third death to news outlets Monday. The department says 140 cases of Legionnaires' have...

2 more North Carolina gov't funding bills signed by Cooper

Oct. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law two more bills that mimic portions of the state budget bill he vetoed in June. The Democratic governor announced Monday that he signed a measure increasing access to grant money for rural broadband projects. The other bill locates...

Allen or Newton? Rivera has tough decision at QB upcoming

Oct. 14, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Allen keeps on winning, making Panthers coach Ron Rivera's inevitable decision at quarterback more difficult with each passing week. Allen started out as a nice story — an undrafted QB who beat Arizona on the road in Week 3 to help the Panthers stop the losing after...

FBI photographer from Alabama found dead in N Carolina creek

Oct. 14, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

NANTAHALA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an FBI photographer whose husband said she drowned in a creek in North Carolina. Emergency call records obtained by The Asheville Citizen-Times say a man reported a woman falling into water and not being able to get out on Oct. 6. Graham...

Woman openly shares her grief over husband's death

Oct. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lunchtime is the hardest, Shannon Dingle says. That's when she really misses her husband, Lee, who worked close to home and would eat with her every day as a way to stay connected despite the demands of his job as an engineer and hers as a writer and the mom of six children. No, she...

Kelly rallies to win PGA Tour Champions in Carolina

Oct. 13, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Jerry Kelly knew he needed to make as many birdies as he could Sunday in a sprint to the finish in the SAS Championship. He was so locked into the process that he didn't realize how many he made until he marked them down on his card. Locked in a tight race, Kelly ran off five straight...

Orville Wright bust stolen from North Carolina monument

Oct. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a copper bust of aviation pioneer Orville Wright has been stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Park Service and local law enforcement officials are investigating the case and are asking the...

Teenager acquitted in fatal shooting in western N Carolina

Oct. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been acquitted in the 2018 shooting death of a man in a public housing complex in western North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen Times on Saturday reported a jury in ?Buncombe County found the defendant not guilty after deliberating for five hours. The newspaper did not...

Fort Jackson to hold memorial for soldier who died

Oct. 13, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled this week to honor a soldier who died after suffering a medical emergency at Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson's commander, Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr. says 18-year-old Pvt. Andrew McLean died Sept. 10 and his "absence is still felt throughout his...

Louisville earns wild 62-59 win over No. 19 Wake Forest

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Louisville started piling up points early behind its quick-strike special teams and big-play receivers. Wake Forest's league-best offense joined in with a late flurry. It added up to one of the highest-scoring games in Atlantic Coast Conference history — and a signature...