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Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new bridge proposed for North Carolina's barrier islands is being challenged by local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. A lawsuit challenging state and federal approval of the Mid Currituck Bridge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh by the Southern...

Police investigate fight between hockey player, fan

Apr. 24, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating a fight involving a hockey player and a fan at a recent game. The Winston-Salem Journal reports police say Elmira Enforcers goaltender Troy Passingham was walking to his locker room after a game with the Carolina Thunderbirds last...

Early voting sites open in 9th District primary for US House

Apr. 24, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Republican and unaffiliated voters can start casting early ballots in the North Carolina special congressional election prompted by findings of ballot fraud. Early-voting sites open on Wednesday through May 10 in the 9th congressional district's eight counties. Six counties have just...

Officials: 9 inmates injured in North Carolina prison riot

Apr. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Officials say nine inmates were injured during a riot at a North Carolina prison. The N.C. Department of Public Safety says the riot occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Monday at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury and involved inmates fighting each other. Department spokesman...

North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups

Apr. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave birth. A...

2 charged after loaded AK-47 found under toddler's bed

Apr. 23, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested two people after finding marijuana and a loaded AK-47 under the bed of a 2-year-old child. News outlets report Fayetteville police say drug and child abuse charges were filed against 32-year-old Sergio F. Weeks and 25-year-old Alysha J....

Sheriff: Man drowns in ditch after wreck

Apr. 23, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a man who was involved in a car crash may have died when he got out of his car and collapsed into some standing water. News outlets report Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says the man apparently crashed his car into a drainage ditch last Sunday. The...

Police: Man shot, killed by officer pulled a knife

Apr. 23, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 audio tape released by a North Carolina police department indicates a man shot and killed by an officer had pulled a knife. Raleigh police said 30-year-old Soheil Antonio Mojarrad was killed last Saturday night at a shopping center on the city's east side. The News & Observer...

1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

Apr. 23, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday. Statesville police said the department...

Police: N Carolina teen shot while filming fighting crowd

Apr. 23, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a High Point teen was shot while filming a fighting crowd when a teen in the fight pulled out a gun and began firing at onlookers. The High Point Enterprise reports the teen was shot Sunday and hospitalized with wounds that were serious but not life...