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North Carolina Republicans Override Governor's Abortion Ban Veto

Most abortions will be banned after the 12-week mark in North Carolina

(Newser) - Legislation banning most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy will become law in North Carolina after the state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly successfully overrode the Democratic governor’s veto late Tuesday, the AP reports. The House completed the second and final part of the override vote Tuesday night after a...

Teen Killed in Outer Banks When Sand Dune Collapses

Trapped him in a hole that had been dug into the side

(Newser) - A 17-year-old boy visiting North Carolina's Outer Banks from Virginia died when a hole dug into the side of a sand dune collapsed on top of him Saturday. "At approximately 2pm, seashore law enforcement rangers responded to a 911 call regarding a teenager trapped in a hole,"...

Lawmakers Reduce Abortion Timeline to 12 Weeks

Governor promises veto, which may be overridden

(Newser) - North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday approved and sent to the governor a ban on nearly all abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, down from the current 20 weeks, in response to last year's overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court. The ban is one of the...

In North Carolina, GOP Scores Big Court Wins

Rulings may give Republicans an edge in next congressional elections

(Newser) - In massive victories for Republicans, the North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday threw out a previous ruling against gerrymandered voting maps and upheld a photo voter identification law that colleagues had struck down as racially biased. The rulings likely give the GOP-controlled legislature the ability to rework the state's...

Man Charged With Shooting Girl, 6, After Ball Rolled in His Yard

A witness says another dad had confronted suspect before the shooting

(Newser) - The man accused of shooting a 6-year-old girl and her parents after a ball rolled into his yard has been arrested. Robert Louis Singletary allegedly fled North Carolina after the Tuesday shooting, which left all three injured, and was found Thursday in Florida. Authorities say the 24-year-old turned himself in,...

Girl Shot After Ball Rolled Into Yard: 'No Place Is Truly Safe'

4 separate incidents in past week over apparent mistakes sheds light on violence over 'banal' errors

(Newser) - The shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl last week by 84-year-old Andrew Lester—who said he was "scared to death" of the Missouri teen when he showed up at Lester's home in error to pick up his younger brothers—was followed soon after by the fatal shooting of 20-year-old...

Boy Banned From Amusement Park, the Hard Way

NC amusement park has to rescue 13-year-old stuck in claw machine

(Newser) - The 13-year-old boy had his eyes on the prize, but the problem that amusement park officials had was that he had his body inside the claw machine in his attempt to swipe it. Officials at Carowinds park in North Carolina found the unnamed teenager trapped in a claw machine, which...

Amazon Driver Walked Right Through a Police Standoff

Viral video shows driver walking right by cops to make a delivery

(Newser) - One Amazon delivery driver was apparently so hellbent on doing his job that he walked through a police standoff in North Carolina, reports the Guardian . The scene unfolded in Cary, North Carolina, when the driver showed up last month and strode past several police cars and cops to make his...

Home Collapses Into Ocean on North Carolina's Outer Banks

Other homes collapsed in same area last year

(Newser) - A house collapsed into the ocean Monday on the string of islands just off the coast of North Carolina, according to US National Park Service officials. Officials warned visitors to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the state's Outer Banks to watch out for debris from a collapsed one-story...

Girl, 13, Found Locked in Shed 2 Weeks After Vanishing

Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, 34, reportedly smiled as charges against him were read

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl who went missing from Dallas, Texas, nearly two weeks ago has been found alive in North Carolina. Police say the teen met the 34-year-old suspect, Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, on an app and he groomed her and convinced her to run away from her family, NBC DFW...

See If You Can Spot What Doesn't Belong in This Attic

Home inspector stumbles on alligator holed up in NC home

(Newser) - Alligators have popped up in Florida swimming pools , a Brooklyn lake , and even in a post office . North Carolina attic is a new one, in a discovery out of New Hanover County by a code compliance officer making his rounds. Per WECT , Dean Brown was inspecting a new home under...

Boy Dies After 'the Most Exciting Moment of His Life'

He suffered cardiac arrest during his first bull riding event

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy is dead after riding a bull for the first time at a North Carolina rodeo. The family of Denim Bradshaw says he got in the ring at the Rafter K. Rodeo Winter Series at American Legion Post 290 in the city of King on Saturday night, and...

Someone Is Hiding Razor Blades in Gas Pump Handles

North Carolina police warn people to be on the alert

(Newser) - Authorities in North Carolina have issued a scary warning: Watch out for razor blades when you reach for the pump at a gas station. The Forest City Police Department says in a press release that razor blades were found attached to the undersides of the handles of pumps in that...

Here Are the Worst States in America for Drivers

And the best, per WalletHub's ranking, which puts Hawaii in last place

(Newser) - Whether we get behind the wheel for leisurely cruising, for our daily commutes, or to take care of errands, American drivers have long contended with traffic, potholes, fluctuating gas prices, and the other annoyances. WalletHub wanted to see which states were better to drive in than others, and it looked...

NC Parents Waited Weeks to Report Girl's Disappearance

They failed to notify law enforcement that Madalina Cojocari was missing, cops say

(Newser) - An 11-year-old girl from North Carolina has been missing for a month—though authorities say they only learned that a week ago. Police have charged the girl's mother and stepfather with failure to report the disappearance of a child to law enforcement. They say the couple only notified Madalina...

One Tree Hill Star Talks of 'Absolute Living Nightmare'

William Friend, husband of Bevin Prince, died after being struck by lightning in July

(Newser) - One Tree Hill alum Bevin Prince has spoken out for the first time since her husband's death after being struck by lightning in July, saying what started "like any other day that we’d done a million times" turned into an "absolute living nightmare." In a...

Someone Deliberately Took Out the Power in NC. Why?
What We Know About the
Power Station Sabotage in NC
the rundown

What We Know About the Power Station Sabotage in NC

The FBI has joined the case in the act of criminal vandalism at two substations

(Newser) - The power was still out Monday afternoon for tens of thousands of people in North Carolina after a rare case of sabotage at two power substations over the weekend. It could be days before electricity is back and even longer before authorities figure out what happened in Moore County. The...

After North Carolina Shootings, Power Could Be Out for Days

No motive has yet been determined

(Newser) - The Moore County sheriff confirmed Sunday that it was gunfire that damaged two North Carolina power substations Saturday, causing damage that could take days to repair. That means tens of thousands of residents could be without power for days, the AP reports. County schools are closed Monday, and a state...

Autopsy Finds Fatal Fall From Plane Was Accidental

Rear ramp had been opened for ventilation

(Newser) - A co-pilot who fell from a private plane in North Carolina in July died in an accident, an autopsy has determined. The report from the state's chief medical examiner said Charles Hew Crooks sustained multiple blunt force injuries. The toxicology report said tests found no alcohol or "common...

Extradition Process Underway After NC Woman Dies in Mexico

Shanquella Robinson died as a result of 'direct attack' involving friend, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Mexico are working to extradite a female friend of a North Carolina woman who was found dead in a vacation rental property in Cabo San Lucas. Authorities say 25-year-old Shanquelle Robinson died as the result of a "direct attack" involving one of her friends last month and...

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