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Spring storm spawns tornado that kills 1, dumps heavy snow

Apr. 16, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the U.S. and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast. The National Weather Service...

The Latest: More than 33,000 without power after storms

Apr. 16, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe spring weather (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Utility workers are heading to a North Carolina city to begin efforts to restore power one day after a tornado brought significant damage. Gov. Roy Cooper said there were 33,465 Duke Energy customers without power Monday...

UNC still working with state on concerns over agent conduct

Apr. 13, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is still working with state authorities to notify investigators when agents improperly contact athletes or potentially violate the state's sports agents law. In emails released Friday responding to public records requests, UNC notified the Secretary of State's office in...

North Carolina couple charged in death of man beaten as baby

Apr. 11, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was beaten so badly as a toddler that he became deaf and blind has died, and prosecutors have charged a couple who already served more than a decade in prison for the crime with murder. Robyn Lynn Noffsinger, 41, and her former boyfriend, David Raeford Tripp...

Remains of US flier shot down over Laos in 1968 return home

Apr. 5, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force officer lost for almost 50 years after he was shot down over Southeast Asia finally came home Thursday to North Carolina, where he was greeted by his three children and a mile-long procession of roaring, flag-fluttering motorcycles. Col. Edgar F. Davis...

Warrant: Mom admits she put marijuana blunt in child's mouth

Apr. 3, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A search warrant says a North Carolina mother confessed to letting her 1-year-old child smoke pot in a social media video that went viral. The warrant released Monday allows police to take pictures of the Raleigh apartment where investigators say 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton...

Man who called 911 wounded in North Carolina police shooting

Apr. 2, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been shot wounded during a confrontation with police at a gas station in North Carolina. Zebulon Police Chief Tim Hayworth said 30-year-old Kurt Waters called 911 Sunday afternoon to say he was wanted by law enforcement. He also gave a detailed description of...

Who is No. 1? Top college player often not top NBA prospect

Mar. 28, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marvin Bagley III, Arizona's Deandre Ayton and Oklahoma's Trae Young are certain high NBA draft picks, one of them could easily be the top overall selection. Still, that doesn't make any of them the best player in college basketball. That's a different question. Villanova's...

Second person charged with helping infant smoke marijuana

Mar. 28, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The turbulent home life of a North Carolina infant seen smoking pot on a viral video was evident Wednesday as a second person appeared in court on charges of giving her a marijuana blunt. Allan Maldonado, 18, is charged with helping the 1-year-old girl smoke in videos that sparked...

North Carolina will stop shackling pregnant inmates in labor

Mar. 27, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's prison system will no longer shackle pregnant inmates to their hospital beds while they are giving birth. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the change comes in response to a complaint about two women whose names were not released. Prisons director Kenneth...