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North Carolina deputy killed; search on for shooter

Aug. 12, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was killed after stopping along a dark stretch of road in North Carolina, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for whoever fired the shots late Thursday night. “We will find who’s responsible for this loss. Even in the midst of the...

North Carolina AG in legal bind amid probe over 2020 TV ad

Aug. 10, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign committee for North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, facing trouble for a TV ad aired against a rival in 2020, plans to ask a federal court to block enforcement of a state law making it illegal to knowingly circulate false reports to damage a candidate's...

Judge won't keep blocking use of NC law in probe of AG’s ad

Aug. 09, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge opened the door Tuesday for a district attorney to try to prosecute someone for a 2020 campaign ad by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein using a specific criminal count that the Democrat contends is unconstitutional on free-speech grounds. ...

NC teachers group critical of proposed license, pay overhaul

Aug. 09, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Members of North Carolina's leading teacher advocacy group criticized on Tuesday a proposed overhaul of public school instructor pay and licensing, saying that implementing such changes would make existing classroom staffing challenges even worse. The state...

Judge: Green Party candidate belongs on N. Carolina ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Green Party’s U.S. Senate candidate must be placed on the November ballot, a federal judge ruled Friday, despite Democrats’ repeated attempts to block the progressive party from spoiling one of their best shots at flipping a seat in the narrowly divided...

Democrats sue to keep Green Party off North Carolina ballot

Aug. 04, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, accused by the Green Party of meddling in its petitioning process to qualify candidates for the November ballot, have asked a state court to overturn a unanimous elections board vote granting the Green Party official recognition despite allegations...

Air traffic controllers say co-pilot 'jumped' from plane

Aug. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 call from air traffic controllers suggests that a co-pilot may have jumped from a damaged plane before the other pilot made an emergency landing in North Carolina, according to a recording of the call that was released Tuesday. It's been unclear exactly...

NC elections board certifies Green Party, reverses past vote

Aug. 01, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections unanimously voted Monday to recognize the Green Party as a new political party, reversing its previous decision to reject the party’s petition while the board investigated the signature sheets for fraud. Katelyn...

Co-pilot dies after fall from plane in North Carolina

Jul. 30, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The co-pilot of a small cargo plane died Friday after falling from the aircraft in North Carolina before it made an emergency landing. Newsoutletsreport that the body of the co-pilot, 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks, was found in a backyard in the town of...

Jaelene Daniels refuses gay pride jersey, sits out NWSL game

Jul. 30, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Courage defender Jaelene Daniels refused to play Friday night when the team celebrated Pride Night and wore jerseys to support the LGBTQ community. The Courage played to a 3-3 draw with the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League. ...