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August 02, 2019 - 1:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina hearing officer says a state agency can order the country's largest electric company to excavate all its coal ash pits by 2030 so that they quit polluting neighboring rivers. A state administrative judge on Friday dismissed claims by Duke Energy Corp. that...
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August 02, 2019 - 10:06 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man praised on social media for spending $450 to buy Girl Scouts cookies has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a prosecutor and witnesses in his drug case. Federal prosecutors said 46-year-old Detric McGowan offered his cellmate $10,000 to arrange the...
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August 02, 2019 - 9:59 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency says a body has been recovered from the water near the Port of Savannah, where crews had been searching for a construction worker who fell into the river. Mark McKinnon of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said fishermen in the Savannah River found...
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August 02, 2019 - 9:57 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Health officials say an investigation into the University of North Carolina Hospital's pediatric cardiology unit found "no current deficiencies" after a New York Times article described higher death rates in the unit that performs child heart surgeries. In a Thursday...
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August 02, 2019 - 9:01 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says one of its officers shot and killed a man during a domestic disturbance call. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said in a Twitter video that officers were called to a home for a second time in a span of hours early Friday...
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August 02, 2019 - 8:55 am
STONECREST, Ga. (AP) — In a story Aug. 1 about a shooting in the Atlanta suburbs, The Associated Press reported erroneously that slaying suspect Otis Walker had been arrested July 13 on a family violence charge. He was arrested July 11. A corrected version of the story is below: Police: Man flees...
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August 02, 2019 - 7:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Another electric scooter rider has been fatally hit by a vehicle in Atlanta, the third such death since the e-scooters arrived in the city last year. News outlets report Atlanta police say 34-year-old Amber Ford died Thursday after being hit by a car over the weekend. A witness told...
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August 02, 2019 - 6:05 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An ultra-marathoner is marking his 27th year of recovery by running for 27 continuous hours through a North Carolina park. Charlie Engle of Raleigh says he'll start running at 8 a.m. Saturday and won't stop until 11 a.m. Sunday in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. He wants to raise...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 file photo, a warning sign is posted to the door of a medevac biocontainment unit aboard a military transport plane at Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base during a media tour, in Marietta, Ga. Some of the first Ebola virus patients to be successfully treated in the United States are reuniting five years later with the medical team that treated them at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:37 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As a new Ebola outbreak rages in Congo, some of the first Ebola virus patients to be successfully treated in the United States during the deadliest recorded outbreak five years ago are reuniting with their doctors. Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Ian Crozier were three of...
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August 01, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who has been in a South Carolina prison for 14 years orchestrated the killing of a 27-year-old woman. Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds said eight people have been charged in connection with the kidnapping and death of Michelle Dodge last month. The...
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