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Sheriff: At least 1 dead in North Carolina helicopter crash

Oct. 18, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

NEW SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person died when a helicopter crashed while spraying a field in North Carolina. News outlets quote the Union County Sheriff's Office as saying the helicopter appears to have become entangled in a power line while spraying the field near New Salem on...

Michael Jordan opens first of 2 medical clinics in Charlotte

Oct. 17, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the $7 million Novant Health Michael...

Allen, McCaffrey and defense have led Panthers resurgence

Oct. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Truth be told, the Panthers could probably do without a bye this week. Coach Ron Rivera's team is playing its best football since 2015, when it went 15-1 in the regular season and reached the Super Bowl. The Panthers have battled back from losing their first two games to win their...

Clint Bowyer signs extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

Oct. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer has reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing to return to the No. 14 Ford next season. Bowyer has been with SHR for three of his 15 seasons in the Cup Series. His extension announced Thursday came as the Kansas native headed to his home track on the verge of...

2 NASCAR teams in traffic incidents on way to Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that damaged race cars. JTG Daugherty Racing owner Tad Geschickter said Thursday the team transporter for Ryan Preece's No. 47 Cup Series entry caught fire while traveling to Kansas. He said...

Stenhouse signs multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty

Oct. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. landed the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal announced Wednesday that essentially makes a seat swap with Chris Buescher and the Roush Fenway Racing team. Buescher had a clause in his contract that gave him a rare opportunity to leave the No. 47...

Hundreds of birds crash into NASCAR Hall of Fame building

Oct. 16, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte, killing some 100 of them. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says on its Facebook page that 100 of the chimney swifts are severely injured with broken legs, wings and other fractures....

Researchers say 13-foot shark bitten by even bigger shark

Oct. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say they've come across a nearly 13-foot great white shark with teeth marks on its jaw and head. They say it was likely bitten by an even bigger shark. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the heavily scarred 1,164-pound shark was captured and released earlier...

Activists protest proposal to collect unpaid ambulance bills

Oct. 16, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A county in North Carolina may begin garnishing wages or bank deposits from patients to collect unpaid ambulance bills. The Charlotte Observer reports activists protested the proposal Tuesday at a Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners meeting. Dr. Jessica Saxe said people make...

Bank of America 3Q profits fall 19% due to charge

Oct. 16, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's third quarter profits fell 19% from a year ago as the bank wrote down the value of its long-time joint venture payment processor First Data. Excluding that non-cash charge the bank topped expectations, though it's being pressured by falling interest rates. The bank, based...