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North Carolina deputy shot in face, leg returns home

Aug. 19, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina deputy shot in the face and leg during a confrontation now is recovering at home. Media organizations report Cleveland County Sheriff's Deputy Tim Sims was discharged Saturday from a Charlotte hospital. He was receiving emergency treatment after the Tuesday night...

Man's family suing Charlotte police over fatal shooting

Aug. 18, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man fatally shot by an undercover North Carolina police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city, accusing the officer involved of negligence in the death. The family of Josue Javier Diaz filed a lawsuit Friday against the City of Charlotte and the officer...

Mild North Carolina winters could mean more armadillos

Aug. 18, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wildlife advocates say milder winters in North Carolina could be part of the reason an injured armadillo recently turned up in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Waterfowl Rescue posted information Friday about the animal, which was at a shelter after being attacked...

McCaffrey's run highlights Panthers' 27-20 win over Dolphins

Aug. 17, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are looking to find ways to get the ball into Christian McCaffrey's hands as much as possible this season. It's easy to see why. The second-year back had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run as Carolina defeated the Miami Dolphins...

Forest statement on toll project points to 2020 governor bid

Aug. 17, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brief words from North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest about a toll project have reinforced expectations he will run for governor in 2020. The Republican released a statement the day after Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's transportation secretary described efforts to alter plans for two...

The Latest: Searchers find bodies of 2 young Colorado girls

Aug. 16, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 7 p.m. Investigators who found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week have discovered what they believe are the bodies of her two young daughters. Searchers on...

Grier, Sills back as West Virginia seeks 1st Big 12 title

Aug. 16, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Will Grier has cut the long locks that helped earned him the nickname "Touchdown Jesus," yet the beard remains. More importantly, the West Virginia quarterback's broken middle finger on his throwing hand is mended and he's ready to lead the Mountaineers to even better things on...

New info could mean centenarian is older than she thought

Aug. 15, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina centenarian is already considered the nation's third oldest person, but newly uncovered research could make her the oldest. Hester Ford was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina and she raised 12 children with her husband in Charlotte. As Ford prepared for her...

Transportation secretary suggests free lane for I-77

Aug. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A state transportation official said Wednesday he is backing a recommendation to convert one of the two proposed toll lanes for Interstate 77 near North Carolina's largest city into a free, general purpose lane. Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said the department is also...

The Latest:1 toll lane on I-77 to be converted to free lane

Aug. 15, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on toll lanes for Interstate 77 (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The N.C. Department of Transportation is backing a recommendation to convert one of the two proposed toll lanes for Interstate 77 near Charlotte into a free, general purpose lane. News outlets report...