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Charges dropped against man accused of abandoning pet fish

Apr. 10, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a North Carolina man accused of leaving his pet fish behind without food when he was evicted. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David told news outlets Tuesday that 53-year-old Michael Hinson is no longer charged with animal cruelty and...

Man charged with cruelty, abandonment of pet fish

Apr. 4, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with abandoning a pet fish that authorities say he left behind without food when he was evicted. News outlets report that that New Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested 53-year-old Michael Hinson on Wednesday and charged him with one count of...

Cockpit odor spurs American Airlines emergency landing in NC

Apr. 2, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Possible electrical fumes in the cockpit spurred an American Airlines flight to make an emergency landing in North Carolina. Authorities tell news outlets that American flight 809 from Philadelphia to Orlando landed Tuesday afternoon at Wilmington International Airport. Deputy...

US judge: School's rule for girls to wear skirts breaks law

Mar. 29, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school promoting traditional values engaged in unconstitutional sex discrimination by requiring girls to wear skirts, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that Charter Day School can't enforce the skirts-only rule as part of its...

UMKC hires Northwestern assistant Donlon as hoops coach

Mar. 28, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City hired Northwestern assistant Billy Donlon on Thursday to take over its men's basketball program, which has never qualified for the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level. Donlon spent six years as head coach at Wright State, going 109-94 while leading the...

N. Carolina man convicted of murder in missing woman's death

Mar. 27, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of killing his stepdaughter and a missing woman whose body has never been found has now been convicted in another slaying. The StarNews reports U.S. Army veteran James Opelton Bradley was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of...

NC school's slavery role-playing game prompts investigation

Mar. 12, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A slavery-themed game played at a North Carolina elementary school during Black History Month has prompted an investigation. News outlets report the New Hanover County Board of Education released a statement Monday saying that using a game to teach about slavery was inappropriate. A...

Santa Ana scores 31 to lead Elon over UNC Wilmington 84-77

Feb. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Steven Santa Ana had a season-high 31 points as Elon beat UNC Wilmington 84-77 on Thursday night. Santa Ana shot 10 for 12 from the line. He added seven rebounds. Sheldon Eberhardt had 18 points for Elon (9-19, 5-10 Colonial Athletic Conference), which broke its four-game losing streak....