Primaries spotlight coming battles over state supreme courts

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The headliners for North Carolina’s primary on Tuesday include Republicans challenging for an open US Senate seat and candidates hoping to give the GOP a shot at veto-proof majorities in the Legislature. Getting less billing, but with equal long-term political importance, is a contest that will shape the fall matchups for … Read more

Raleigh police fatally shoot man in SE Raleigh, set cars on fire

Raleigh police said a man died Saturday after four police officers shot him outside of a police station in Southeast Raleigh. Police officers shot him after they saw him throwing “multiple” Molotov cocktails at vehicles in a parking lot near the police station, Chief Estella Patterson said at a news conference Saturday night. He then … Read more

NC officers kill man setting cars ablaze near police station

The police chief in Raleigh, North Carolina, says officers have shot and killed a man who was throwing Molotov cocktails and setting cars on fire near a police station byThe Associated Press May 8, 2022, 2:18 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RALEIGH, NC — Officers shot and killed … Read more

Dowless, key figure in NC absentee ballot fraud probe, dies

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., the key player in a North Carolina absentee ballot fraud probe that led to a do-over congressional election, has died. His daughter, Andrea Dowless Heverly, wrote that her father “passed away peacefully” Sunday morning, according to a social media post. He had been diagnosed with an advanced … Read more