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'Pizzagate' gunman gets four years in federal prison.

A North Carolina man was sentenced to four years in prison after firing a gun inside a pizza shop where he believed Democrats were running a child sex ring.

- UPI - US

ATV driver dies in Mebane after leading troopers on chase.

A North Carolina man has died after police say he crashed an all-terrain vehicle while fleeing.

- WRAL.com - US

North Carolina sheriff criticizes spending audit.

A North Carolina sheriff is questioning an audit of overtime pay in his department.

- WRAL.com - US

Critical gaps in knowledge of where infectious diseases occur.

The scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution has published a joint statement from scientists at the University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University calling attention to a serious lack of data on the worldwide distribution of disease-causing organisms. Without this data, predicting where and when the next ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Critical gaps in our knowledge of where infectious diseases occur.

Today Scientists have called for action. The scientific journal Nature ecology & evolution have published a joint statement from scientists at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University. The scientists call attention to a serious lack of data on the worldwide ...

- ENN - US

Advocates decry house being burned down in training exercise.

A house more than a century old was burned down as part of a training exercise for North Carolina firefighters, but an advocate of historical preservation says Mars Hill University was wrong to allow the house to be torched.

- WRAL.com - US

Relatives of sterilization victims won't continue appeal.

Some surviving relatives of people involuntarily sterilized decades ago through a North Carolina program are ending their efforts to obtain financial compensation.

- WRAL.com - US

Senate agrees driver curriculum should include police stops.

North Carolina House and Senate members agree that new drivers should be taught what's considered appropriate if they are stopped by police on the road. But the lawmakers disagree slightly on who should decide on the details.

- WRAL.com - US

Senate OKs bill to expand N. Carolina's 'revenge porn' law.

The Senate has approved a bill to expand North Carolina's "revenge porn" law from cases involving former lovers to those involving strangers.

- WRAL.com - US

The Latest: Budget given final OK, heading to Cooper.

The Latest on debate on the North Carolina state budget bill negotiated by Republicans at General Assembly :

- WRAL.com - US

Man facing life in prison after being found guilty of murder.

A North Carolina man has been found guilty in the death of his fiancée and will serve the rest of his life in prison.

- WRAL.com - US

First-degree murder presumed in domestic slayings approved

North Carolina legislators have agreed that certain people accused of killing a current or former intimate partner should face the most serious crime and possibly the ultimate punishment if convicted.

- WRAL.com - US

Republican leaders dare Cooper to sign North Carolina budget

North Carolina Republican legislative leaders dared Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday to sign the state budget now at his desk. That's very unlikely, given the repeated criticisms of both Cooper and other Democrats.

- WRAL.com - US

New commander for 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade

The 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has a new leader.

- WRAL.com - US

Charlotte School of Law receives state license restrictions; some say end may be near

Charlotte School of Law is not in compliance with state standards regarding financial resources, planning or stability, according to the University of North Carolina's Board…

- ABA Journal - US

Start off your summer with #teampixel

Need a fresh perspective? It's all yours, courtesy of #teampixel. From a Buddhist monastery in Russia to a picturesque lighthouse in North Carolina, to the best swing set … ever, here's your weekly look at some of the Pixel perfect' images shared by Pixel users on Instagram. Left: @ahwagner - Lines on lines in Bodie ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

The gunman motivated by the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, Edgar Maddison Welch, gets four years in prison

Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post: The gunman motivated by the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, Edgar Maddison Welch, gets four years in prison  —  The North Carolina man who commandeered a pizza restaurant at gunpoint in Northwest Washington to investigate a false Internet rumor of a pedophile ring there was sentenced ...

- Mediagazer - US

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

WASHINGTON — An online conspiracy theory dubbed 'pizzagate' ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.

- Yahoo! News - US

'Pizzagate' gunman in D.C. sentenced to 4 years in prison

An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant. Edgar Maddison Welch's...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Gunman gets four years in prison for storming DC pizzeria

A North Carolina man who wielded an assault rifle inside a Washington pizzeria after a fake online report that it was a cover for a child abuse ring was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday, prosecutors said. Edgar Welch, 29, pleaded guilty in March to charges of assault with a dangerous we...

- The Raw Story - US

Man who stormed restaurant in 'pizzagate' shooting sentenced to 4 years in prison

Associated Press/Jose Luis Magana — Edgar Maddison Welch, the North Carolina man persuaded to storm a Washington, D.C., pizza place by an internet rumor that it hid a Democrat-run pedophile ring, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday, the Washington Post reports. Welch apologized to the victims and the ...

- Business Insider - US

Gunman gets four years in prison for storming D.C. pizzeria

Edgar Welch, 29, pleaded guilty in March to charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition in relation to the Dec. 4 incident at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in northwest Washington. Welch, of Salisbury, North Carolina, told authorities he had been trying to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Serious questions' raised about Kushner family conflicts

Walter Jones, a member of the House from North Carolina, wrote to the Office of Government Ethics on May 18 to ask whether the pitch by the Kushner family business to Chinese investors last month violated ethics rules.

- CNNMoney - US

'Pizzagate' Gunman In DC Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

WASHINGTON — A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate” was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. U.S. District Judge Kentanji B. Jackson said that while no one was injured when Edgar ...

- TPM News - US

New design improves performance of flexible wearable electronics

In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

- PhysOrg - NL

'Pizzagate' gunman in D.C. sentenced to 4 years in prison

A North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia restaurant during his investigation of a conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. U.S. District Judge Kentanji B. Jackson said that while no one was injured when Edgar Maddison...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Armed Robber Forces Family To Take Him Shopping At Target

A North Carolina family went on a very scary shopping trip on Tuesday, after Durham police say a man knocked on their door to ask for money, and then forced them at gunpoint to take him shopping at Target. ABC-11 reports that the suspect knocked on the door of a house around 7 a.m. and asked for money. One of …

- The Consumerist - US

American Airlines flight diverted due to mechanical problem

An American Airlines international flight originating in North Carolina had to be re-routed due to a mechanical problem.

- WRAL.com - US

12 charged in North Carolina with sham marriages

A dozen men and women have been charged in North Carolina with creating fake marriages to help foreign citizens achieve permanent U.S. residency.

- WRAL.com - US

GOP Lawmaker Slams 'Jihadi Media' in Late Night Tweet

Republican Senator Dan Bishop of North Carolina fired off a tweet late Wednesday night slamming the "etty, jihad media."

- Mediaite - US

Medical Examiner: Man found in North Carolina shot to death

A medical examiner has determined that a missing New Jersey man whose body was found in North Carolina had been shot three times.

- WRAL.com - US

AP, Charlotte Observer seek access in church beating case

The Associated Press and the Charlotte Observer filed legal motions Wednesday to gain access to documents and lift a gag order in the case of a North Carolina minister accused of orchestrating the beating of a congregant to expel his "homosexual demons."

- WRAL.com - US

New island at Outer Banks attracts birders, photographers

A new island off the tip of Cape Point in North Carolina is attracting birdwatchers and other tourists.

- WRAL.com - US

Auditors find NC milk cleanliness inspections too lenient

North Carolina milk inspectors showed excessive lenience by not penalizing dairy farmers, processors and transporters after finding hundreds of sanitation violations, many of them repeat problems, a state report released Wednesday said.

- WRAL.com - US

Senate unanimously passes bill to crack down on opioid abuse

Legislation aimed at reducing opioid abuse and overdoses has passed the North Carolina Senate with unanimous bipartisan support.

- WRAL.com - US

Highlights of final budget by North Carolina legislature

Highlights of the $23 billion budget for North Carolina state government for the 2017-18 fiscal year that received final approval Wednesday in the Senate and tentative approval in the House. Unless otherwise noted, monetary figures reflect increases or reductions to base budget expenses or the amount of revenue ...

- WRAL.com - US

The Latest: Senate completes final N Carolina budget votes

The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly debate of the final budget agreement reached by House and Senate Republicans :

- WRAL.com - US

Bill regulating massage parlors advances in N Carolina House

A bill to regulate North Carolina's massage parlors to crack down on human trafficking has received preliminary House approval.

- WRAL.com - US

Eased ballot access for independents, third parties advances

A longstanding effort to reduce the signatures needed for independent or third-party candidates to get on North Carolina ballots has gotten some traction at the General Assembly this year.

- WRAL.com - US

Senate, House votes mean budget deal soon on Cooper's desk

A North Carolina state budget neared final legislative approval Wednesday, as GOP legislators who approved it highlighted its pay raises for teachers, tax breaks and reserves for protection from the next recession or storm.

- WRAL.com - US

Flags to be lowered for NC soldier killed in Afghanistan

Gov. Roy Cooper has ordered that all U.S. flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of a North Carolina soldier killed in Afghanistan.

- WRAL.com - US

With 1 more vote, N Carolina budget heads to Gov. Cooper

The state budget drawn up by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature will soon be in the hands of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who's already made plain his dislike for it.

- WRAL.com - US

Cowardly Republicans ban the Rev. William Barber from North Carolina legislative building

The Rev. William Barber is an institution in North Carolina. A longtime civil rights activist and current president of the state chapter of the NAACP with an incredible body of work, he has worked hard over the last decade to intentionally build a progressive, interracial coalition of individuals and organizations ...

- Daily Kos - US

Washington Memorial for Murdered Muslim Teen Set on Fire

A memorial of flowers and posters made for murdered Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen in Washington was set on fire Wednesday morning. D.C. park police arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Solomon of North Carolina and charged him with vandalism. Park police have said it is unclear whether the items he set ablaze had been a part of the ...

- Voice of America - US

The Latest: Navy Seal tells of wound during Bergdahl search

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on pretrial hearings in the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 :

- Yahoo! News - US

Ohio family sues recreational park after girl dies from brain-eating amoeba

The family of an Ohio woman who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a North Carolina outdoor recreational park.Lauren Seitz was on an eight-day trip with her Westville youth music...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Teen dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' after white-water rafting, now her parents are suing

Soon after graduating high school in 2016, American teen Lauren Seitz joined her youth music ministry group to sing at churches and nursing homes around Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.

- Stuff - NZ

Company removing chemical from North Carolina water

A company says it will remove an unregulated chemical from wastewater that's been dumped in the Cape Fear River in North Carolina for more than 35 years.

- WRAL.com - US

3 men killed in 2 shootings in North Carolina's largest city

Three men have been shot to death in two shootings in North Carolina's largest city in less than an hour.

- WRAL.com - US

North Carolina water park sued over brain-eating infection

The family of an Ohio woman who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a North Carolina outdoor recreational park.The family of Lauren Seitz filed the federal lawsuit Monday in Columbus,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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