AP State News

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

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

NC Lottery
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

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

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Staal, Faulk lead Hurricanes to 4-2 win over Lightning
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe got the Carolina Hurricanes off on the right foot Tuesday night, ending their struggles against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

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

Cooper tells NC Democrats it's not early to think about 2016
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prepping for a run to try to unseat Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday he'll keep speaking out against GOP policies he believes are harming the middle class and teachers in the upcoming General Assembly session.

NC Lottery
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

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

North Carolina House chairmen named for next 2 years
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:30 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The names of North Carolina's new House committee chairs are noteworthy both for those who will run the most powerful committees and those who won't.

TN Lottery
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — These Tennessee lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

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

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died — 179 years after his father was born.

Campus police investigate death of UNC Wilmington student
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police at UNC Wilmington are looking into the death of a senior whose body was found in his on-campus apartment.

Pedestrian struck, killed by Amtrak train in Burlington
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Burlington police say a pedestrian is dead after being struck by an Amtrak train.

Ex-UNC athletes: Lawsuit aims to protect college athletes
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former University of North Carolina athletes suing the school and NCAA say the goal is to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

Patrick heads into 2015 in final season with team, sponsor
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick begins her third full season at NASCAR's top level facing an uncertain future.

Tony Stewart returns with a swagger not seen in 2 years
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:31 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season.

More moped, scooter rules considered at NC legislature
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 1:47 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The debate over regulating mopeds in North Carolina resumed Tuesday as legislators heard new rule suggestions from the Division of Motor Vehicles just months after the General Assembly mandated owners register the vehicles.

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.

Kurt Busch focusing on racing amid domestic violence case
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch is confident he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the track.

Man dies in fire believed to have started near wood stove
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 10:16 pm

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Lenoir say a man has died in a house fire believed to have started near a wood stove.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 8:46 pm

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 8:46 pm

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

Krzyzewski concerned whether Duke will be ready for Irish
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 8:16 pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After months of talk about how about how Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski would become the first NCAA Division I men's coach with 1,000 victories and weeks of speculation on when and where it would happen, the focus now turns to win No. 1,001.

Google expanding fiber service to 4 Southeastern metro areas
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 7:46 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Google said Tuesday it has selected four metro areas in the Southeast to receive its fiber optic service that can deliver Internet speeds at more than 50 times the national broadband average.

Top UNC leader cites coincidence in Ross replacement timing
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 7:31 pm

CARY, N.C. (AP) — It was a coincidence that the oversight board for North Carolina's public university system began rewriting its 18-year-old rules for finding a new president just before the current leader was forced out, the board's chairman said Tuesday.

Gowdy vows to 'ratchet up' Benghazi investigation
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 7:46 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, promised Tuesday to "ratchet up" an inquiry he said is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

Charlotte, Triangle selected to receive Google Fiber service
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 7:31 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Google says Charlotte and the Research Triangle area are getting its Internet and TV service that provides data at high speed.

Applause, concern greet move toward drilling off Carolinas
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 7:16 pm

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Some lawmakers in the Carolinas say drilling for oil and natural gas offshore will be boost the states' economies and help the nation toward energy independence.

Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 6:31 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall.

Michael Annett joins HScott Motorsports in 2nd full-time car
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 6:16 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — HScott Motorsports will expand to two full-time Sprint Cup Series cars this season by adding Michael Annett.

N. Carolina jobless rate falls to 5.5 percent in December
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 6:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's jobless rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December when the state was one of the top four in the number of people joining the workforce.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 5:47 pm

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

Hendrick, Bostic brothers headline NC Sports Hall class
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 5:47 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick headlines this year's electees into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Duke promotes GA Guerrieri to assistant football coach
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 5:31 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has promoted graduate assistant Matt Guerrieri to assistant coach.

NASCAR's Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgery
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month.

Charlotte to buy cameras for all police officers
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:46 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte City Council will buy body cameras for its police officers.

Production companies can now apply for NC film grants
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:16 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — It's a new era for the North Carolina film industry.

Charges against Nags Head police chief, wife dismissed
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:17 pm

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — Assault charges against Nags Head Police Chief Kevin Brinkley and his wife have been dismissed.

Part of Bonner Bridge to be closed for repairs to concrete
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:17 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A portion of one lane of the Bonner Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow work crews to repair concrete on the underside of the bridge deck.

FDA names Duke cardiologist to No. 2 leadership job
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has named a prominent Duke University cardiologist to its No. 2 leadership position, tasked with overseeing drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

Winter weather advisory posted for North Carolina mountains
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:16 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is getting a little more winter weather.

Part of Bonner Bridge to be closed for repairs to concrete
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:17 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A portion of one lane of the Bonner Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow work crews to repair concrete on the underside of the bridge deck.

Part of Bonner Bridge to be closed for repairs to concrete
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:17 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A portion of one lane of the Bonner Bridge will be closed to traffic to allow work crews to repair concrete on the underside of the bridge deck.

Park Service holds meetings about pumping sand in Buxton
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:17 pm

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service is holding two open houses this week to learn what the public thinks of a proposal to pump sand along the eroding beach in Buxton.

Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:46 pm

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday.

Monday 01/26/2015
Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm

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 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm

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

No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC start
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense — once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away.

Coppin State beats North Carolina A&T 84-71
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:01 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sterling Smith hit six 3-pointers and tied his career-high with 24 points as Coppin State beat North Carolina A&T 84-71 on Monday night.

Campbell pulls away from Gardner-Webb, 78-59
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:01 pm

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Ryan scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Campbell beat Gardner-Webb 78-59 on Monday night.