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Man arrested in fatal 6-car crash on Thanksgiving

Dec. 5, 2020 10:52 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with a six-car crash that killed two people on Thanksgiving Day in Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Ryann Daniels was captured Thursday afternoon by sheriff’s deputies in Currituck County, North Carolina. He has been...

Autopsy: soldier found dead in North Carolina decapitated

Dec. 5, 2020 10:28 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy has found a Fort Bragg solider found dead this summer on North Carolina’s Outer Banks was decapitated. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez’s death was a homicide, but the cause of death remains undetermined because only his...

Hurt's six 3-pointers help No. 6 Duke rout Bellarmine 76-54

Dec. 5, 2020 2:35 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Matthew Hurt scored 24 points and accounted for six of Duke's 13 3-pointers, and the No. 6 Blue Devils used a 19-2 run in the second half to cruise past Bellarmine 76-54 on Friday night. The hot-shooting Blue Devils (2-1) raced to a 17-4 advantage and led 25-15 at the break behind 48%...

Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Kyren Lacy (2) misses a reception under coverage from Appalachian State defensive back Shemar Jean-Charles (8) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Boone, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP, Pool)

No. 20 La.-Lafayette overcomes bad snaps to beat App State

Dec. 5, 2020 1:38 AM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — It was anything put pretty, and at times downright nerve-wracking, yet coach Billy Napier and Louisiana-Lafayette finally got the best of Appalachian State. No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette overcame three snaps that sailed over the punter's head and another bad one on a extra point to beat...

Family mourns child who was fatally shot in NC 4 years ago

Dec. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Some days are tougher than others for Shequita Woodberry, whose daughter A’yanna Allen was shot and killed on Dec. 4, 2016, while asleep at her grandmother’s Harrell Street home. A’yanna’s death remains unsolved, along with that of 22-year-old Sharod...

Williams leads Georgia State over Charlotte 76-65

Dec. 4, 2020 8:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kane Williams registered 18 points as Georgia State got past Charlotte 76-65 on Friday night. JoJo Toppin had 16 points for Georgia State (3-1). Corey Allen added 14 points and Ryan Boyce had 10 points. Jahmir Young had 20 points for the 49ers (0-2). Jordan Shepherd added 15 points...

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The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

Judge names expert to scrutinize NC prison virus response

Dec. 4, 2020 6:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge agreed on Friday to name a third-party expert to scrutinize the COVID-19 response within North Carolina's prison system, which along with the rest of the state is experiencing a surge in cases and hospitalizations. Ruling again in ongoing litigation about health and safety...

Fork named next chief of staff for N.C. Senate leader Berger

Dec. 4, 2020 6:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger's next chief of staff will be his top legal adviser for the past two years. The Republican announced on Friday that Brian Fork will succeed Andrew Tripp, who is leaving to become general counsel for the University of North Carolina System. ...

Ex-investment manager accused of defrauding NC Mutual

Dec. 4, 2020 5:51 PM EST

Federal prosecutors accused a former investment manager in connection with a scheme to defraud a North Carolina life insurance company once recognized as a cornerstone of what was known as “Black Wall Street” out of more than $34 million. Bradley Reifler, 61, of Milbrook, New York, was charged with...