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Police: Driver killed, passenger hurt in train, truck crash

Jul. 27, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE , N.C. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck was killed and his passenger was seriously injured in a crash with a North Carolina light rail train when the truck drove around the crossing arms and into the train’s path on Monday night, police said. ...

4 arrested in drive-by shooting that killed 13-year-old girl

Jul. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Four people have been arrested and charged in the drive-by shooting of a 13-year-old girl in North Carolina, police said. All four have been charged with first-degree murder and are being held at the Union County Jail without bond, Monroe police said...

Settlement reached over 2020 police clash with protesters

Jul. 24, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights groups in North Carolina have reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte and its police department in a lawsuit filed last year after officers surrounded and gassed demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. The terms of...

Firefighters rescue 6 kids from burning North Carolina home

Jul. 23, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six children were rescued from a house fire in North Carolina that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday. The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire occurred at a two-story home north of downtown Charlotte, news...

College coaches working to learn NIL impact on recruiting

Jul. 23, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Leary can only imagine what it's like being a high school recruit in the era of college athletes finally being able to profit from their fame. North Carolina State’s fourth-year quarterback figures there will be plenty of questions about how to cash in. ...

Suit: Activism got players tossed from women's college team

Jul. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eight women's college basketball players and a manager were kicked off the team at a private North Carolina university because they organized symposiums to discuss racism and social justice, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit, which was filed earlier...

FSU's Milton ready to return 2 years after gruesome injury

Jul. 22, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Florida State transfer McKenzie Milton said he feels completely recovered from a gruesome knee injury that kept him out college football the last two years and is ready to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2021. Milton has not played in a...

White Sox rookie catcher Mercedes says he’s leaving baseball

Jul. 22, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yermín Mercedes, the surprising rookie who helped carry the Chicago White Sox with his booming bat early in the season and got sent to the minors following a prolonged slump, says he is stepping away from baseball. Mercedes announced his decision on...

Howell, King headline ACC's wealth of returning QB talent

Jul. 21, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel wants to make every possible stop. He also knows it’s not that easy when working out against Heisman Trophy candidate Sam Howell, and he makes sure to pull aside frustrated defensive teammates to tell them so. ...

New ACC commissioner wants Notre Dame as football member

Jul. 21, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips made it clear he wants Notre Dame to join the conference as a full-time football member after what he described as a “beautiful and beneficial relationship” during an unusual 2020 season. ...