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North Carolina police officer shoots, kills man after chase

Jun. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man died Wednesday after being shot by a police officer who chased him after trying to serve warrants, a North Carolina police chief said. Gaston County Police Chief Joe Ramey said Bessemer City police went to an address to serve warrants on...

NC veteran who had leg amputated fights back to reclaim life

May. 30, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Raised primarily by his grandfather, a Navy veteran of World War II, Brian Conwell dreamed from an early age of serving his country in the military. “He instilled in me the ideas of duty and of patriotism,” Conwell recalled. “I did some...

The Latest: Belmont Stakes to have at least 11,000 fans

May. 04, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Belmont Stakes will limit attendance to 11,000 spectators for the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. Tickets will go on sale...

North Carolina man sentenced in fatal restaurant crash

Apr. 16, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced on Friday to at least 38 years in prison for killing his daughter and daughter-in-law in 2018 by driving his Jeep into a restaurant where his family was seated after attending Sunday worship services together. ...

Investigators are trying to figure out how horse got rabies

Apr. 04, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators in North Carolina are trying to figure out how a horse contracted rabies. The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday that rabies in horses is uncommon in the United States. The rabid horse was at a farm in...

In Gastonia, Cooper tells vaccine recipients to spread word

Mar. 31, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper toured vaccine clinics Wednesday in Gastonia, he repeated one phrase to people getting COVID-19 shots: “Go tell all your friends!” And to 16-year-old Ava Guerrero, who was getting a vaccine, he added: “Tell...

Defense dominates, Hoosiers beat Belmont in women's NCAAs

Mar. 24, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Indiana had barely earned its biggest win in NCAA Tournament history when coach Teri Moren emerged from her locker room soaked from head to toe. There could still be a lot of basketball ahead for the Hoosiers, but Moren saw no reason to stop the party...

Belmont program founder virtually cheering Bruins' run

Mar. 23, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

Betty Wiseman couldn’t be with the Belmont Bruins to celebrate the first-ever win in the women’s NCAA Tournament by the program she founded. But she shared the moment with them: Wiseman cried and hugged the TV at her Tennessee home. “The closest...

The Latest: Astros to allow 50% capacity for games in April

Mar. 23, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Houston Astros will permit up to 50% percent capacity at Minute Maid Park for regular-season games in April. The team says that number will allow fans to stay...

Top seed NC State beats South Florida with big 3rd quarter

Mar. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jakia Brown-Turner scored 19 points and top-seeded North Carolina State shrugged off a challenge from No. 8 South Florida with a big third quarter, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA Tournament with a 79-67 victory on Tuesday. Jada Boyd...