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Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting customer

Jul. 23, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Uber driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a customer earlier this year, according to a North Carolina sheriff's office. A news release from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office says investigators have charged Muhammad Arslan Afzal with...

The Latest: Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY — An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the...

Major North Carolina hospitals to order staff to get vaccine

Jul. 22, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Healthcare Association announced on Thursday that several of the state's largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to continue working at their facilities. The sites that will soon mandate...

North Carolina man sent to prison for stabbing jail guard

Jul. 22, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for assaulting a jail guard with a 6-inch metal shank in 2019, according to a federal prosecutor. G. Norman Acker III, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North...

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK'd by panel

Jul. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's century-long role overseeing interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, despite calls by some to keep the nonprofit in charge, with adjustments. The...

North Carolina county to pay $1.25M to crash victim's family

Jul. 21, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — The family of a woman killed in a crash with a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy earlier this year will receive $1.25 million in a settlement agreement. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the settlement was...

Major NC high school athletics oversight overhaul proposed

Jul. 20, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association would be replaced by a proposed state commission to oversee interscholastic public school sports in a measure unveiled Tuesday in a legislative committee. The bill, which received a hearing by a...

Some North Carolina hospitals dangerously low on blood

Jul. 16, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of the agencies that provide blood to some North Carolina hospitals say the easing of the coronavirus pandemic has created potentially dangerous shortages. As people get out and about more, injuries from car crashes and other traumas are...

EXPLAINER: How NC is distributing $1.3B in rental aid

Jul. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

N. Carolina GOP would ban K-12 promotion of views about race

Jul. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday defining how teachers can discuss certain concepts about race and racism inside the classroom. GOP Senate leader Phil Berger said his chamber is taking action as Republicans across the...