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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - WASHINGTON (AP) - There are questions this morning about the arrest of a pork-and-poultry executive who is accused of trying to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a handgun in his bag. U.S. Capitol Police say 59-year-old Ronald William Prestage (PRESS'-tij) of Camden, South Carolina, was arrested as he tried to enter the Cannon Building yesterday morning. Prestage is an executive of Prestage Farms, based in Clinton, North Carolina.

THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police in Thomasville who arrested a man after a standoff say he's the same man seen in a video in Charlotte riding on top of his girlfriend's car on Interstate 77. Twenty-two-year-old Rakeem Nishan Leverett of Lexington was arrested Tuesday night on charges of assault, larceny and resisting arrest.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Charlotte, North Carolina, man has pleaded guilty to firing a gun near a school in Charleston, West Virginia. Twenty-year-old Aric Adams entered a guilty plea yesterday in Kanawha County Circuit Court to wanton endangerment and brandishing.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A spokesman with the Carolinas Panthers says there are no plans to ask for more money to make improvements at the team's stadium. The team has finished the first round of renovations at Bank of America Stadium. Most of the work so far has been paid with tax dollars.

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