AP State News

Tuesday 10/21/2014
NC social worker accused of selling Medicaid info
Posted: October 21, 2014 - 4:42 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Mecklenburg County social worker is accused by federal authorities of selling identifying information of federal Medicaid recipients to a man believed to have bilked the government out of more than $3 million.

GOP leader: NC officials can refuse to marry gays
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top North Carolina Republican says he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.

Panthers release longtime defensive back Godfrey
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they've released longtime defensive back Charles Godfrey and signed guard Chris Scott.

AP prep football poll for N.C.
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 21, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:

Obama pitches for votes on black radio
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

UNCG chancellor announces plans to retire in 2015
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — UNC Greensboro Chancellor Linda Brady says she plans to retire next summer, but said her decision has nothing to do with three former employees who face prison time for allegedly working a second job on university time.

NC Lottery
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

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

No charges for hunters after western NC attack
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they will not pursue criminal charges against bear hunters whose hounds attacked and injured a hiker and her dogs in western North Carolina.

Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a private jet failed to follow correct landing procedures and likely was fatigued from a lack of sleep when the plane went down in a fiery crash in eastern Georgia last year, killing a vascular surgeon and four co-workers on board, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday.

Hornets, Stephenson look to take the next step
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.

Walker hopes to keep NC Congress seat for GOP
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The race to succeed Howard Coble has seen its share of the unexpected since the longest serving Republican U.S. House member in North Carolina history announced nearly a year ago he wouldn't seek a 16th term.

Walker hopes to keep NC Congress seat for GOP
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The race to succeed North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble in Congress has seen its share of the unexpected.

No. 18 Pirates' receiver depth boosting offense
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Jones is fine with seeing opposing defenses focusing on fellow receiver Justin Hardy in No. 18 East Carolina's passing game.

NC hospitals have gear in place for Ebola
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hospital officials in several of North Carolina's largest cities say they have protective gear and procedures ready in case they need to treat an Ebola patient.

NC hospitals have gear in place for Ebola
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:15 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hospital officials in several of North Carolina's largest cities say they have protective gear and procedures ready in case they need to treat an Ebola patient.

NC jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.7 percent in September, but so is the number of people working, state officials said Tuesday.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Day' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:16 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:

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

VA says it'll fix Confederate soldier's gravestone
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Civil War prison camp in New York.

Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:16 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Morning' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday morning's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Morning" game were:

NC campaign flier has background lynching photo
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:01 pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching.

Reynolds' net rises on higher cigarette prices
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:46 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s net income rose 2.2 percent in the third quarter as higher prices helped offset a continued decline in cigarettes sold.

1 dead in fire in Wilmington
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:31 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Wilmington Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that killed a man over the weekend.

Fatal shooting reported in Wilmington
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:31 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in Wilmington are investigating the shooting death of a man at a public housing complex.

Report: Captain "daydreaming" when ferry grounded
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 4:31 pm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A Coast Guard report concludes the captain of a Bald Head Island ferry was likely daydreaming when the vessel ran aground in the Cape Fear River last year, injuring 13 passengers and a crew member.

Raleigh pulls parks video from website
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The city of Raleigh has pulled a video about its park system from the city's website dealing with parks and recreation.

NC accountant paying city $75,000
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

CHERRYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An accounting firm in Kings Mountain will pay the town of Cherryville $75,000 for failing to find embezzlement.

NC man sentenced on child molestation charges
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors in suburban Atlanta say a North Carolina man has been sentenced on child molestation charges.

Rockingham Speedway owners agree on track's sale
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) — Court records show the owners of Rockingham Speedway have agreed to sell or auction off the track to help avoid foreclosure for default on a $4.2 million loan used to buy the property.

Tillis is lone NC Senate candidate on live program
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is getting an hour to himself on North Carolina television two weeks before Election Day.

Panthers defense still searching for answers
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Carolina Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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

Monday 10/20/2014
Millsap, Hawks hold off Hornets, 117-114 in OT
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks looked ready for the regular season when building a big first-half lead.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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

Monday's Scores
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

PREP FOOTBALL

Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, Florida
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 2.3 million Americans already have cast ballots for the November midterm elections, with both Republicans and Democrats saying the early votes are helping sway the election their way.

NC insurers press for higher homeowner rates
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowners' coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as more insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers.

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

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 NAACP seeks legislative session on Medicaid
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory should call legislators to a one-day session to approve Medicaid expansion, the head of the state NAACP said Monday.

Tourist dies in fall from boat in Okefenokee Swamp
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:16 am

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Georgia say a 77-year-old woman is dead after she fell out of a boat while touring the Okefenokee Swamp with her husband.

Panthers defense still searching for answers
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:16 am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:16 am

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.

Tillis to be only NC Senate candidate on TV debate
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:16 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It appears Thom Tillis will get the spotlight to himself on a television show billed as a debate for North Carolina's U.S. Senate hopefuls.

HondaJet announces expansion plans at NC airport
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:16 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — HondaJet says it is spending $19 million to expand its world headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro.

Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:16 am

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.