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Former NFL player Rae Carruth out of prison after 18 years

Oct. 22, 2018 8:36 AM EDT

Rae Carruth is a free man. The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child. The Carolina Panthers' 1997 first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina, after...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

Charlotte police search for motorist after fatal hit-and-run

Oct. 20, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run and searching for a motorist. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department statement issued Saturday says Eric Ryan Elsea was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene. His body was found in a roadway in the Hickory Grove area of...

Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

Oct. 19, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach. She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history. The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She...

Panthers rookie WR working on ball-protection techniques

Oct. 18, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers drafted wide receiver D.J. Moore in the first round this past April because of his ability to make plays after the catch. But Moore's gift for turning nothing into something got him into trouble last Sunday after fumbling twice — once following a reception and...

Immigration agents arrest Mexican national on sex charges

Oct. 18, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal immigration agents say a Mexican national who was in the U.S. illegally has been arrested on multiple state charges of rape and sexual assault. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release Thursday an enforcement and removal team located Alfredo...

Mother makes unique offer to help find son's killer

Oct. 18, 2018 2:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has made a unique offer in hopes of finding the person who shot and killed her son on Labor Day. WBTV in Charlotte reports Lajuana Hill said she and her family will pay to relocate anyone who provides information in the death of Juordan Malik Hill, and will...

Auburn Cam Newton statue found with Alabama flags, underwear

Oct. 18, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A statue of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton outside his alma mater's football stadium has been found with University of Alabama flags and a men's athletic supporter on it. The Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer reports a photo tweeted Tuesday morning shows the crimson and...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Hornets 'small ball' 113-112

Oct. 17, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Parker said he'd never seen anything like it in his 18 seasons in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets went small ball — like really, really small ball —during a stretch to start the fourth quarter and nearly overcame a 20-point deficit before falling 113-112 to Giannis...

Board: N Carolina lawmaker didn't disclose $140K in activity

Oct. 17, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board sent to prosecutors Wednesday the case of a state House member whom investigators allege failed to report over $140,000 in campaign contributions expenditures over several years. The elections panel voted unanimously to send their findings involving...