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In this Monday, March 27, 2017 photo provided by Carrie Moores, an alligator walks on a fairway at Kiawah Island Club's River Course, in Kiawah Island, S.C. Moores told the Post and Courier of Charleston she was taking photographs at a golf fundraiser for a free medical clinic Monday when the gator approached some golfers who had their backs turned. She quickly snapped the picture and warned the golfers, who hopped in carts and safely drove off. (Carrie Moores via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Carrie Moores says she'd only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That changed this week during a chance encounter with a very big gator on the golf links. Moores told the Post and Courier of Charleston ( http://bit...
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March 29, 2017 - 12:03 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electric company says it is suing insurance companies to force them to cover some of its multibillion-dollar costs to clean up the toxic residues left in the Carolinas after decades of burning coal to generate power. Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. said...
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March 29, 2017 - 08:03 am
DADEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died and her husband was seriously injured in a plane crash in Alabama. Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett told news outlets that 66-year-old Jeannette Carol Currier was killed in the crash Tuesday afternoon. Her husband, 67-year-old David Lee...
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March 29, 2017 - 07:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a teenager has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Atlanta. Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Dontaye Carter tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( http://on-ajc.com/2oadSMA ) that Tellisavoris Demon...
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March 29, 2017 - 05:03 am
PLEASANT GARDEN, N.C. (AP) — A former Greensboro Police Department officer is facing charges after authorities say they found an illegally possessed firearm and other stolen goods at his home. The Times-News of Burlington reports ( http://bit.ly/2nzpCqy ) that 32-year-old William Zachary White of...
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March 29, 2017 - 02:03 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead a massive North Carolina department overseeing Medicaid, mental health services and other programs is likely to get some tough questions from Senate Republicans scrutinizing her appointment. The Senate Health Care Committee scheduled a...
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March 28, 2017 - 23:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia General Assembly (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The Georgia House has rejected an expansion of the state's definition of domestic terrorism. The House tried for a vote twice Tuesday, and both times they failed to meet the threshold of 91 votes required for...
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March 28, 2017 - 16:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that annotations to Georgia's legal code can be copyrighted and that a nonprofit organization's copying and distribution of them isn't protected by fair use laws. Georgia in July 2015 sued Public.Resource.Org Inc. in federal court in Atlanta. The nonprofit...
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March 28, 2017 - 16:03 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator is demanding that Secretary of State Elaine Marshall resign, saying she issued more than 320 notary public commissions over nine years to people who have no legal residency in the U.S. Pender County Republican Rep. Chris Millis made the demand in a...
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March 28, 2017 - 16:03 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia senators have backed legislation allowing concealed handguns on public college campuses. Tuesday's Senate vote, 32 to 22, sends the bill to the House for final review. House approval will send the bill to Gov. Nathan Deal, setting up another difficult decision for the...
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