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NC innocence case hinges on mentally ill man's confession

Aug. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A three-judge panel that will consider whether a convicted killer is actually innocent will hear arguments about the credibility of the man's confession, during which he wore a Superman-like cape and compared himself to Dracula. The hearing for James Blackmon begins Tuesday in a...

NC woman accused of abusing disabled nursing home patients

Aug. 19, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in North Carolina say a nursing home aide has been arrested on accusations she abused elderly, disabled patients. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that arrest records show 34-year-old Tryquissa Maria Liverman has been charged with three misdemeanors in...

NC man dies 7 years after he's found innocent, released

Aug. 19, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was released from prison after serving 17 years for a murder he didn't commit has died. The co-director of Duke University's Wrongful Convictions Clinic confirmed that LaMonte Armstrong died Thursday. Co-director Theresa Newman said in email to The...

Officer, civilian and slaying suspect shot in Virginia

Aug. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say three people were wounded, including an officer and a civilian, when a slaying suspect opened-fire on law enforcement this weekend. Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew told news outlets Saturday that officers had been searching for a suspect in a...

North Carolina wild horse dies after tangled in barbed wire

Aug. 19, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Corolla Wild Horse Fund has confirmed a young stallion became tangled in barbed wire near an Outer Banks beach and had to be euthanized. The Fund posted on Facebook that the 4-year-old horse named Joaquin was spotted caught in a barbed wire fence Thursday. The post...

Volunteers sought for N Carolina's annual fall Litter Sweep

Aug. 19, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Transportation Department is looking for volunteers to remove trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep next month. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from the sides of roads. Volunteers from local businesses,...

Ogletree, Augenstein headline US Walker Cup team

Aug. 18, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree and runner-up John Augenstein headline the United States' final seven additions to its Walker Cup team. The seven players were announced Sunday night by the USGA following Ogletree's 2-and-1 victory in the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst. Joining...

Indians ace Kluber exits rehab game with abdominal tightness

Aug. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber was removed from a minor league start after one inning with abdominal tightness. The team said Kluber, who hasn't pitched in the majors since breaking his arm during a start on May 1, was taken out of Sunday's game for Triple-A Columbus in Charlotte, North...

Ogletree rallies to beat Augenstein in US Amateur final

Aug. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Andy Ogletree was in danger of being blown out of the U.S. Amateur final. He kept his poise — and his confidence — and came back to win. Ogletree won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, rallying to beat John Augenstein 2 and 1. "Everyone on (his Georgia Tech) team says Andy's...

I-74 West lanes reopen near Winston-Salem

Aug. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Officials say all lanes of Interstate 74 West in North Carolina have reopened, after an overturned tractor trailer caused closure at the merge to Interstate 40 near Winston-Salem. Officials said travel conditions returned to normal early Sunday evening. Authorities say the driver...