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Bill Cosby freed from prison, his sex conviction overturned

June 30, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and released him from prison Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad,” ruling that the prosecutor who brought the […]

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North Carolina bill aims to stop prosecuting 6-year-olds

June 30, 2021

By BRYAN ANDERSON Children as young as 6 can be prosecuted in North Carolina juvenile court — the lowest age set by law in the country — but a bipartisan effort would raise the minimum age of delinquency to 10 […]

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Initial deal struck to end South Carolina prison riot suits

June 29, 2021

By MEG KINNARD South Carolina prison officials said Monday they have reached the initial approval phase of a $6 million settlement to resolve dozens of lawsuits the Department of Corrections is facing following a deadly prison riot that killed seven […]

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Juul to pay $40M in N. Carolina teen vaping suit settlement

June 28, 2021

DURHAM N.C. (AP) — Electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. will pay $40 million to North Carolina and take more action to prevent underage use and sales, according to a landmark legal settlement announced Monday after years of accusations that […]

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Biden visits Raleigh

June 26, 2021

By Tyria McCray President Joseph R. Biden traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina for the first time since taking office in 2021. During his national month of action, President Biden’s main priority was to strongly encourage the people of North Carolina […]

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Chauvin gets 22 1/2 years in prison for George Floyd’s death

June 25, 2021

By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry […]

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Annual N. Carolina farm bill nears final lawmaker approval

June 25, 2021

The North Carolina legislature neared final approval on Thursday of its annual farm bill, which includes the creation of a streamlined method for hog farms to receive environment permits to convert liquid waste into consumer natural gas. The House voted […]

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Chauvin could face decadeslong sentence in Floyd’s death

June 25, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin learns his sentence Friday for murder in George Floyd’ s death, closing a chapter in a case that sparked global outrage and a reckoning on racial disparities in America. Chauvin, 45, faces decades in prison, […]

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Toll in Florida collapse rises to 4; 159 remain missing

June 25, 2021

By TERRY SPENCER and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say there are still 159 people unaccounted for after the partial collapse of a beachside building in Florida.  Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava noted Friday that rescue officials […]

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N. Carolina bill ending extra $300 benefits heads to Cooper

June 23, 2021

By GARY D. ROBERTSON North Carolina would end offering supplemental benefits from the federal government to the state’s unemployed in roughly a month under legislation finalized Wednesday by Republicans in charge of the General Assembly.  But House and Senate Democrats […]

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