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Alligators freeze in N. Carolina swamp with noses above ice

Jan. 24, 2019 1:35 AM EST

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Alligators in one North Carolina swamp have once again allowed themselves to freeze in place with their noses above the ice. The Charlotte Observer reports The Swamp Park manager George Howard says 18 American alligators froze Monday night and stayed frozen all day Tuesday. He...

Pritchett leads balanced Davidson past George Washington

Jan. 23, 2019 10:35 PM EST

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — KiShawn Pritchett scored 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting with a trio of 3-pointers, Davidson placed five into double-digit scoring and the Wildcats defeated George Washington 73-62 Wednesday night. Kellan Grady added 16 points with three 3-pointers and zero turnovers, Luka Brajkovic...

FBI, state officials join effort to find missing 3-year-old

Jan. 23, 2019 7:50 PM EST

ERNUL, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers are helping authorities search for a 3-year-old North Carolina boy last seen playing near his grandmother's home. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes tells news outlets Wednesday afternoon that the FBI, state investigators and the U.S. Marines Corps from nearby bases...

Audit: Managed-care agencies get to keep too much profits

Jan. 23, 2019 6:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state auditor says how North Carolina pays to treat the mentally ill, substance abusers and people with disabilities leaves too much money left over for regional managed-care agencies. Auditor Beth Wood's office released a performance audit Wednesday on Medicaid rates for seven...

Teacher's aide sentenced for striking handicapped girl, 12

Jan. 23, 2019 5:04 PM EST

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — A teacher's aide in North Carolina has been given a 10-day jail sentence and a year's probation after being found guilty of using corporal punishment on a handicapped child. WNCN in Raleigh reports a Franklin County judge found 61-year-old Margaret Harris guilty of a misdemeanor...

Cooper administration refusing to let workers be interviewed

Jan. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers are battling over the General Assembly's methods to scrutinize a side deal the governor reached last year with developers of a natural gas pipeline. A legislative oversight committee agreed last month to hire an investigative firm led by former...

Leslie, No. 8 Wolfpack women stand as last unbeaten D-I team

Jan. 23, 2019 3:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The wins keep adding up for Kiara Leslie and eighth-ranked North Carolina State. The Wolfpack women stand as Division I's last unbeaten team — not traditional women's powers Connecticut or reigning national champion Notre Dame, nor coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke's much...

Shooting suspect charged after cold made him seek help

Jan. 23, 2019 2:26 PM EST

WILSON'S MILLS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man accused of shooting a woman is hospitalized after he went to a home to seek help after being exposed to cold temperatures. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Johnston County Sheriff's Office was searching for 68-year-old David...

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan was from Virginia

Jan. 23, 2019 1:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Special Operations Command has identified the U.S. soldier shot and killed in Afghanistan this week as a Green Beret from Virginia. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua "Zach" Beale, 32, was killed Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Uruzgan Province. He was assigned to 3rd Special...

Letter: County holding federal inmates in shutdown owed $54K

Jan. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EST

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A letter to a North Carolina sheriff from U.S. Marshals says his county is owed more than $54,000 for housing federal inmates in December during the partial government shutdown. WECT-TV quotes the Jan. 7 letter to Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram from Acting U.S. Marshal Robert...