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Debt collectors get prison terms for $5.7M fraud scheme

Nov. 18, 2019 3:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina has sentenced a man and a woman to prison for their roles in using a debt collection company to defraud victims out of at least $5.7 million. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. on Monday sentenced 46-year-old Laurence Sessum, of Mathews; and...

Young score 24, Charlotte tops Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime

Nov. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte campus is right in the heart of ACC country. On Sunday night, the 49ers took their first win over an ACC opponent in nearly nine years when they beat Wake Forest 67-65 in overtime in front of 4,819 fans at Halton Arena. It ended a 13-game losing streak to ACC opposition...

Panthers’ Rivera will stick with struggling young QB Allen

Nov. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Kyle Allen bandwagon is beginning to empty in Carolina. The Panthers’ second-year quarterback who started his NFL career with five straight victories has suddenly stumbled upon tough times, losing three of his past four starts while throwing nine interceptions during that...

Falcons defense overwhelms Allen, Panthers 29-3

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cornerback Isaiah Oliver can’t explain the Falcons’ dramatic turnaround the past two weeks on defense. But he said it’s a little bittersweet. “This was the defense we expected to be playing from the start of the season,” Oliver said. If they had,...

Man arrested in woman’s fatal shooting at party

Nov. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 23-year-old man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman at a party at a North Carolina business park. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that Corey Lamar Vega was arrested at the scene of the shooting that killed...

4th suspect arrested in Chinese teacher’s fatal shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 4:53 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A fourth suspect has been arrested in North Carolina and charged in the 2016 fatal shooting of a teacher from China. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a news release that investigators arrested 39-year-old Ambrosia Montez Neely on Friday. Police said he was taken to a hospital to...

Young girls learn life skills _ on the run

Nov. 16, 2019 9:01 AM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Cecilia Sandoval thinks for a moment about the question before her: Why is there more of a need for Girls on the Run, but not so much for a Boys on the Run? Cecilia, a fifth-grader at Andrews PreK-8 in Hampton, participates two days a week in the 12-week program, which promotes fitness...

Monk hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Hornets beat Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Things haven’t always gone the way Malik Monk hoped during his first two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. But coach James Borrego said the third-year shooting guard never stopped working — and now he’s starting to see some big results. Monk knocked down a...

Malik Monk hits 3 at buzzer, Hornets top Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Malik Monk hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Charlotte Hornets a 109-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. After Derrick Rose drove the lane and awkwardly threw the ball away with a second left, Charlotte got it at midcourt. Following a timeout, the Hornets...

Shooting outside Charlotte bars draws police, leaves 1 dead

Nov. 15, 2019 7:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved two police officers at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two of its officers were working...