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Police: Man came at officer with knife before fatal shooting

Apr. 25, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says it has determined a man who was fatally shot by an officer came at him with a knife and refused commands to drop it. Media outlets say a five-day investigation by Raleigh police showed 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad took a knife from his...

2 guilty for toppling N Carolina campus's Confederate statue

Apr. 25, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Two men face a day in jail after being found guilty of rioting, damaging property and defacing a Confederate monument that had stood for a century on the campus of North Carolina's flagship public university. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that the state district court...

North Carolina Army base: Blackout was part of training

Apr. 25, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A sprawling North Carolina Army base says a power outage that lasted for hours was part of an unannounced training exercise. Fort Bragg officials issued a statement Thursday saying the base purposely cut power throughout the installation "to identify shortcomings in our...

UNC guard Woods announces plans to transfer from program

Apr. 25, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina point guard Seventh Woods plans to transfer. In a post on social media Thursday, Woods says "it's time for a change" for his final season of eligibility. The 6-foot-2 junior from Columbia, South Carolina, battled nagging injuries through his first two years at UNC,...

Parents say daughter pulled from rip current is brain dead

Apr. 25, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The father of a North Carolina high school student who was pulled from rough surf last weekend says his daughter is brain dead. News outlets reported police department cited witnesses who said 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was swimming last Friday with friends, including 17-year-old...

N Carolina man settles claims he sexually harassed renters

Apr. 25, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of sexually harassing 17 female renters or home buyers is settling a lawsuit with the government by paying the women $550,000 and exiting the real estate business. The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it resolved its lawsuit with Robert Hatfield of...

Energy company worker hurt in North Carolina explosion dies

Apr. 25, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An energy company employee who was critically injured in a natural gas explosion in North Carolina has died. UNC Medical Center spokesman Tom Hughes confirmed Thursday that 51-year-old Jay Rambeaut of Creedmoor died. Hughes didn't say when Rambeaut died, citing hospital policy....

N Carolina weighs parole for 2 who murdered acquaintances

Apr. 25, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina killers serving life sentences for murdering family or acquaintances could be out on the streets in coming years. The state parole commission said Thursday it is studying whether to grant parole to 49-year-old Arthur Vause and 58-year-old Dwight Dobson. Both were...

Kentucky police: Crashed plane may have been stolen; 2 dead

Apr. 25, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they've identified two North Carolina men who died in a small plane crash in Kentucky and neither are certified pilots. Police said in a statement Thursday that the plane they were flying is believed to have been either stolen or used without permission from...

Moms-to-be teach each other in monthly group prenatal visits

Apr. 25, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a big room full of moms-to-be, pregnant women check each other's blood pressure and weight, a nurse-midwife measures their growing bellies, and they all join a seated circle for two hours of candid talk about what to expect when you're expecting. A young woman's revelation about...