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Teens age 14 and 15 arrested after 100 mph police chase

Aug. 22, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a 14-year-old and 15-year-old who led them on a highway chase in North Carolina with speeds exceeding 100 mph (160 km/h). The Durham Sheriff's Office says the teens were spotted by a deputy late Wednesday night traveling 20 mph above the speed limit. When the deputy...

Shooting death of 9-year-old prompts calls for action in NC

Aug. 19, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A drive-by shooting in North Carolina has killed a 9-year-old boy and injured an 8-year-old boy, motivating some leaders to speak out against gun violence. News outlets report 9-year-old Zion Person was shot and killed Sunday night in Durham. Police say the unidentified 8-year-old...

NC historic marker to honor African American tennis club

Aug. 15, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honored with a historic marker. The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated Thursday at the site of the Algonquin Tennis Club, which was...

3-year-old, mom team to sells lemonade to help other moms

Aug. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old North Carolina girl and her mother have come up with a sweet way to help struggling mothers provide for their children. Ava Lewis opened a lemonade stand in front of her mother's hair salon, with the proceeds going toward helping women facing challenges that include raising...

African American men raise food and confidence at this farm

Aug. 11, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

EFLAND, N.C. (AP) — Kamal Bell launched Sankofa Farms on 12 acres of rock-hard Alamance County red clay in 2016 as a place where kids could grow. Bell was a middle school earth and environmental sciences teacher then in the Durham Public Schools, where one of his goals was to help African American boys...

Fire Dept.: Gas explosion that leveled building was accident

Aug. 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina fire investigators have determined that a deadly natural gas explosion in a busy shopping district earlier this year was accidental. The Durham Fire Department issued a report Friday on the April 10 explosion that killed two people and injured 25 while leveling a downtown...

Duke WR Bobo out indefinitely with broken collarbone

Aug. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke receiver Jake Bobo is out indefinitely with a broken clavicle. Team spokesman Art Chase said Bobo had surgery Friday, a day after he broke his right collarbone during practice. Bobo had 10 catches for 167 yards and a touchdown last season, and was a projected starter for a Duke...

Girardi to manage Team USA at Olympic baseball qualifier

Aug. 7, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Four-time World Series champion Joe Girardi will manage Team USA at an Olympic qualifying tournament in November, hoping to guide the squad to a spot at the 2002 Summer Games in Tokyo. USA Baseball said Wednesday the rest of the coaching staff for the Premier12 competition in Mexico...

7 cats die in blaze at North Carolina animal hospital

Aug. 7, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a North Carolina animal hospital killed 7 cats, while 14 dogs and an iguana were able to be rescued. News outlets report officials with the Durham Fire Department say they responded to an alert of a burglary alarm going off at an animal hospital Tuesday night, and arrived to...

50 wild animals woman kept in North Carolina home euthanized

Aug. 6, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities have euthanized more than 50 wild animals, including opossums, raccoons and squirrels, that a woman was keeping inside her suburban home and yard. The News & Observer reports Wildlife Commission officials responded to Kimberly Childress's home on Aug. 1,...