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The Latest: About 1,200 flights cancelled at O'Hare airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Midwest (all times local): 8 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois, forcing the cancellation of about 1,200 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said Monday night that snowfall has ended...

Officials look into horse stabbings on North Carolina border

Nov. 11, 2019 5:57 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit group which helps at-risk horses is reporting a series of stabbings involving horses in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports Fleet of Angels says there were instances on Sunday of some horses found stabbed in their pastures. The first incident...

Panthers run defense a concern, allowing 10 TDs in 3 games

Nov. 11, 2019 5:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera is growing increasingly concerned with his team's struggles against the run — and with good reason. The Green Bay Packers ran for 163 yards and Aaron Jones scored three times on the ground in a 24-16 win over Carolina on Sunday, continuing an ugly...

Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

Nov. 11, 2019 5:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business. Gibbs not only developed a championship-winning organization that gave both of his...

North Carolina lawyer admits filing false tax return

Nov. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina attorney has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 70-year-old John Francis Hanzel, from at least 2011 through 2014, Hanzel reported minimal income on his returns, fraudulently...

Man accused of multiple hit-and-runs, trap to steal car

Nov. 11, 2019 8:00 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man parked a minivan on a busy interstate to trap a driver and steal their vehicle. News outlets report deputies in Iredell County say a woman stopped to avoid hitting the minivan last Monday along Interstate 77. The woman told deputies the man was...

Murder charges in shooting with 2 dead in N Carolina city

Nov. 10, 2019 7:15 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a suspect injured in a weekend shooting in North Carolina's largest city that left two people dead has now been charged with murder in those fatalities. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced on Sunday that 75-year-old Caldwell Cole Jr. has been charged with...

3 accused in 2016 of Mandarin school teacher in N Carolina

Nov. 10, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say they've charged three men in the 2016 death of a teacher from China shot while leaving a concert in North Carolina's largest city with her fiance and friends. Media outlets report Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police obtained murder, robbery and conspiracy warrants against the...

North Carolina attorney pleads guilty in tax case

Nov. 10, 2019 2:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina attorney is awaiting sentencing after federal prosecutors say he illegally spent at least $297,000 from his law firm on plastic surgery, luxury cars and a boat. The U.S. attorney for western North Carolina announced that John Francis Hanzel of Cornelius pleaded...

Celtics lose Hayward to injury, beat Spurs for 7th straight

Nov. 9, 2019 11:27 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and the Boston Celtics routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a victory that was tempered by the loss of Gordon Hayward, who broke his left hand late in the first half. Kemba Walker add 26 points as Boston (7-1) won its seventh straight game and...