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Pregnant cows fatally shot on Charlotte radio host's farm

Aug. 14, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina's Union County are conducting an animal-cruelty investigation involving the deaths of four pregnant Black Angus cows on a Charlotte radio host's farm, the Union County Sheriff's Office announced in a Facebook post on Thursday. John Isley, owner of the land...

Police charge man after 2-year-old finds gun, shoots self

Aug. 13, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was arrested by police who say a 2-year-old boy found a gun the man owned and shot himself. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responding to a call on Wednesday found the boy with what was described as a life-threatening gunshot wound, according to a news...

Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advances in US Amateur

Aug. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday, beating China's Aaron Du 6 and 4 at breezy Bandon Dunes. Furr, the 22-year-old rising Alabama senior from Jackson, Mississippi, will face Vanderbilt's Harrison Ott. “The...

Prosecutor asks 14 years for billionaire in bribery case

Aug. 12, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a billionaire Durham businessman should spend 14 years in prison for trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions. U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray laid out the prosecution's sentencing recommendation...

Apt Bible passage at Catholic Mass coincides with earthquake

Aug. 11, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Scripture quite literally came to life for several Catholic churches in North Carolina as a rare earthquake rattled portions of the state over the weekend. According to a news release from the Diocese of Charlotte, Father Richard Sutter of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to members of the media as he walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, after returning from Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump: Convention speech locale is White House or Gettysburg

Aug. 10, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination will be held at either the White House or the Gettysburg battlefield, as he searches for a symbolic substitute for his virus-scuttled plans for an arena celebration. The president's...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) pulls in a touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J, Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. But the team feels he can be their No. 1 receiver.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Panthers looking for more out of top receiver D.J. Moore

Aug. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J. Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch despite missing the last seven quarters of the season with a concussion. He was...

Prosecutors recommend probation for ex-N.C. Rep. Hayes

Aug. 10, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge on Monday to give a former North Carolina congressman no prison time for lying to the FBI about his role in a plan to try to bribe the state's top insurance regulator with large political contributions. The U.S. attorneys made the probation recommendation...

Dog kills fox on family's property in North Carolina

Aug. 10, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

DALLAS, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old pit bull and a rabid fox got into a tussle that ended up killing the fox after the animal appeared on the dog’s owners’ property in North Carolina. The incident happened Thursday in Dallas, a town about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Charlotte, news outlets...

Man marking underground utilities dies after hit by car

Aug. 8, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte Police say a worker who was marking underground utilities has died after being hit by a car. The Charlotte Observer reports that police say it happened early Saturday when 59-year-old Thomas Reynolds Porter Jr., was hit in southwest Charlotte. Authorities say while he was...