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Rare blast of snow, ice takes aim at Southeast US coast

Jan. 21, 2022 22:23 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation. Authorities along the North and South Carolina...

N. Carolina attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

Jan. 21, 2022 08:33 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina attorney has pleaded guilty for her role in a conspiracy in which she and others created credit profiles using illegally obtained social security numbers and used the accounts to buy a luxury car and get plastic surgery, a federal prosecutor said. ...

North Carolina mother dies after being thrown from car

Jan. 20, 2022 17:34 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman was killed Wednesday night in a rollover wreck after she was thrown from a car that was carrying her two children, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said. The News & Record of Greensboro reported Christina Marie Durham, 30, of...

Police: 3rd man charged in Black Friday mall shooting

Jan. 20, 2022 15:36 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police have charged a third man in a Black Friday shooting at a North Carolina mall. The Streets at Southpoint in Durham was packed with post-Thanksgiving shoppers on Nov. 26, when two men approached a jewelry vendor and one tried to rob him, police said. The...

3-month-old girl killed in crash on I-85 in North Carolina

Jan. 19, 2022 15:30 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A 3-month-old girl died when she was ejected from a car during a crash on Interstate 85 in North Carolina, police said Wednesday. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car driven by Shanelle Johnson, 39, of Raleigh, tried to...

2 North Carolina tax preparers sentenced in filing scheme

Jan. 19, 2022 08:23 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina tax preparers have pleaded guilty to charges that they prepared fraudulent tax returns with an estimated loss to the government of $1.5 million, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Court documents say Whitney Danielle Sales owned and...

TSA seizes 254 firearms at North Carolina airports in 2021

Jan. 18, 2022 16:39 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said. Another 100 firearms were taken at the security...

Snow, ice blast through South with powerful winter storm

Jan. 16, 2022 22:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia,...

Coach K back, No. 8 Duke rolls inside to beat NC State

Jan. 15, 2022 17:36 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mark Williams patrolled the lane with an assertive edge that had him cleaning up misses, swatting away shots and scoring through contact from defenders flailing to stop him. It was a reminder of the 7-foot-1 sophomore's potential up front for eighth-ranked Duke....

Officer shoots man in custody after emergency room scuffle

Jan. 15, 2022 08:04 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man in police custody was shot and killed in a North Carolina emergency room early Saturday after scuffling with an officer, officials said. The man was in the custody of Durham police and was receiving treatment at Duke University Hospital, news outlets...