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Reporter is leaving WBTV in North Carolina after 45 years

Sep. 25, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Something big is happening in WBTV reporter Steve Ohnesorge’s life in October. Something that sounds an awful lot like retirement. One month from now, the longest-running on-air presence in the history of Channel 3’s news operation will put...

Reynolds, Charlotte hold off Middle Tennessee 42-39

Sep. 24, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds punched the ball four straight times up the middle to score the insurance touchdown with a leap over the pile from the 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter and Charlotte fended off Middle Tennessee 42-39 in a Conference USA slugfest Friday night. ...

Injuries to McCaffrey, Horn sour Panthers' 3-0 start

Sep. 24, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Normally teams would be fired up after starting the season 3-0. But there is plenty of concern in Carolina after losing three key players in a 24-9 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night, including running back Christian McCaffrey, who will...

Coach: McCaffrey out 'a few weeks' with hamstring injury

Sep. 24, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The injury bug has bitten running back Christian McCaffrey again. Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Friday that the 2019 All-Pro running back is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a strained hamstring. Rhule said the injury could sideline...

North Carolina police officer charged in fraud investigation

Sep. 24, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Detectives with a North Carolina police department have filed charges against one of its officers after an investigation revealed he had submitted work invoices to private businesses for more than what he was owed. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

Police: Woman shot after trying to run over police officer

Sep. 24, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A woman was shot and wounded after she tried to run over an officer with her car, a North Carolina police chief said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings says officers responded to a call from a beauty supply store at around 4 p.m....

No. 23 Auburn seeking to rebound against Georgia State

Sep. 23, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

The Auburn Tigers are hoping to once again enjoy the comforts of home as heavy favorites. The 23rd-ranked Tigers return to Jordan-Hare Stadium for another home game that appears to be a mismatch, hosting Georgia State on Saturday. They're favored by 26.5 points and that's...

Arkansas man pleads guilty to assaulting flight attendant

Sep. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant on a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Little Rock last year. Leon Anderson, 40, of Maumelle, pleaded guilty Wednesday to interfering with a flight attendant, federal...

Duke's Durant looks to keep finding end zone vs Kansas

Sep. 23, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mataeo Durant has gone from being part of Duke’s rushing tandem to a lead back tied for the national lead in total touchdowns. The Blue Devils (2-1) host Kansas on Saturday in a second straight matchup against a power-conference opponent, following...

You bet: New golf cart motivates Carolina's Burns, Reddick

Sep. 21, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns envisions himself riding around the Wofford College campus next summer at training camp in his new tricked out golf cart waving to teammates. That will mean he has won “the bet.” ...