AP State News

Tuesday 06/02/2015
Teacher charged with stealing prescription medications
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 5:15 am

TABOR CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a fifth-grade teacher at Tabor City Elementary School has been charged with stealing medication from other staff members after authorities found stolen Oxycodone and Xanax in her car.

On-duty probation officer accused of buying heroin
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 5:15 am

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A Mecklenburg County probation officer has been arrested on heroin charges after investigators say he bought the drug twice while on duty.

5 taken to hospital from Apple data center
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:45 am

MAIDEN, N.C. (AP) — Officials say five people were taken to a hospital after a chemical leak at the Apple data center in Maiden.

North Carolina reminds people stay away from railroad tracks
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 4:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Transportation is warning people to stay off of railroad tracks following the deaths of 9 people who have been hit by trains so far this year.

NC lawmakers hearing from solar workers, small biz owners
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 4:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of North Carolina small business owners and solar power workers are coming to Raleigh to talk to and hear from legislators.

GA Lottery
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 1:45 am

ATLANTA (AP) — These Georgia lotteries were drawn Monday:

NC Lottery
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 1:45 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Monday:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 1:45 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 1:45 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:

TCU beats NC State 9-8 in 10-inning regional clincher
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 12:45 am

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Pinch-hitter Elliott Barzilli had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning after TCU rallied from a late seven-run deficit in a 9-8 win over North Carolina State on Monday night to advance to the NCAA super regionals.

Monday 06/01/2015
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 11:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 11:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

GOP Sen. Newton running for N. Carolina attorney general
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 10:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Buck Newton announced his 2016 bid for attorney general on Monday, portraying himself as one who would confront what many conservatives consider federal overreach while focusing on basics as the state's top lawyer and law enforcement officer.

Senate votes to override McCrory marriage veto; House next
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 9:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Senate voted Monday night to cancel Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of a bill that would allow some North Carolina court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage activities because of religious objections.

New graffiti crime, penalties gets final NC legislative OK
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 8:51 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new crime and a more serious penalty for repeated spray painting or defacing of public and private buildings and tombstones in North Carolina are heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

Senate gives its final approval to expand NC abortion rules
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 10:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Senate has given its final approval to additional rules surrounding abortion in North Carolina, primarily one extending the waiting period for a woman to obtain the procedure from 24 hours to 72.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 8:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

NC elections board to decide on Hartsell committee probe
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 7:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Board of Elections will meet later this month to decide whether an investigation of a longtime state senator's campaign committee finances should be referred to prosecutors for potential charges.

Rowan County commissioners vote to appeal ruling on prayer
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 6:45 pm

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Rowan County commissioners are going to appeal a federal judge's ruling which said they must stop opening their meetings with prayers that almost always refer to Christianity.

Big-name coaches nonplussed by shorter shot clock
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 6:00 pm

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — John Calipari bluntly downplayed the effect a shorter shot clock might have on college basketball.

Big-name coaches nonplussed by shorter shot clock
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 5:08 pm

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — John Calipari says shortening the shot clock to 30 seconds won't have any impact on college basketball.

Column: NASCAR has long needed a driver council for feedback
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 5:15 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It started last fall as a text message chain that included roughly 20 of NASCAR's top drivers. The purpose of that group chat was for the drivers to hash out where the current rules package was headed and attempt to gain a consensus on what was best for the competitors.

LSU blanks UNC Wilmington 2-0
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 5:01 pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Poche allowed six hits and struck out eight in 8 2-3 innings and LSU shut out UNC Wilmington on Monday to advance to the Super Regionals.

NC DMV blamed for failing to help get applicants registered
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 6:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Election advocacy groups say they're prepared to sue because they argue the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is doing a poor job ensuring license and identification card applicants who also want to vote are getting registered.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:

Blue Cross wants 26 pct more for individual ACA policies
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 5:30 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest health insurer says it wants to raise rates by an average of almost 26 percent next year on broadly subsidized policies sold to individuals, nearly double this year's allowed increase.

UNC Wilmington track, cross country programs safe for '15-16
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:30 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina-Wilmington's running programs are safe for the upcoming academic year.

Mall Santa Claus arrested on child pornography charges
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 3:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Raleigh say a man who was arrested over the weekend on child pornography charges worked as a shopping mall Santa Claus.

UNC's Roy Williams says he hasn't seen NCAA allegations
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 2:45 pm

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams says he hasn't seen what's in the notice of allegations from the NCAA in connection with the school's academic fraud scandal.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 12:52 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Day" game were:

Raleigh police investigate shooting death
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 11:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police in Raleigh are investigating a shooting death.

Pilot missing for 45 years receives military honors
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 9:30 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An Air Force pilot missing for 45 years has finally received military honors.

North Carolina Triangle a hotbed for fans of modernist homes
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 8:45 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When you think of the National Register of Historic Places, a two-bedroom home just outside downtown Raleigh probably doesn't come to mind.

Fort Bragg unit trains in Brunswick County
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 7:45 am

BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — A Fort Bragg unit is training in Brunswick County to prepare for future deployments overseas.

Raleigh pools face lifeguard shortage, forced to trim hours
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 7:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Raleigh is cutting back hours at city pools this summer due to a lifeguard shortage.

Board of Shaw University chooses alumna as next president
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 4:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The South's first historically black university has chosen an alumna as its next president.

Rowan County commissioners to vote on prayer lawsuit
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 4:01 am

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Rowan County commissioners plan to decide whether to appeal a federal judge's ruling that their prayer before meetings is unconstitutional.

Author to talk about barbecue at NC State Archives
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 4:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A sociologist who's also written a book about North Carolina barbecue will speak on the subject as part of the annual Friends of the Archive meeting.

Third North Carolina high school athlete drowns in a week
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 3:21 am

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school student-athlete is the third in less than a week to drown.

Alexander tosses 3-hitter, TCU tops NC State 8-2
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 12:23 am

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tyler Alexander threw a three-hitter and TCU avoided elimination with an 8-2 victory over N.C. State on Sunday night in the Fort Worth Regional.

Disabled veterans compete in Valor Games at Duke Univ.
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 12:30 am

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Laura Root's brow was dripping sweat as she pulled back hard on a rowing machine Wednesday at Duke University's Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 11:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 11:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Sunday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

UNCW uses big third inning to eliminate Tulane with 8-2 win
Updated: June 01, 2015 - 12:02 am

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Casey Golden hit a two-run single to jumpstart UNC Wilmington's six-run third inning, and the Seahawks eliminated Tulane with an 8-2 victory in the Baton Rouge Regional on Sunday night.

92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 7:30 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

43-year-old accused of sexually assaulting 86-year-old
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 2:15 pm

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mint Hill police have charged a 43-year-old employee of an assisted living center with sexually assaulting an 86-year-old woman who later died in a hospital.

6-year-old drowns in pool during family reunion
Posted: May 31, 2015 - 12:03 pm

ORIENTAL, N.C. (AP) — Pamlico County authorities say a 6-year-old boy drowned in the shallow end of a hotel swimming pool during a family reunion.

Apple orchard along Blue Ridge Parkway protected
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm

SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (AP) — An apple orchard along the Blue Ridge Parkway in McDowell County has been permanently preserved.

Groups willing to keep criticizing NC House Republicans
Updated: May 31, 2015 - 11:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nelson Dollar's 2004 primary opponent for a North Carolina state House seat was incumbent Rep. David Miner.