RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina district attorney says two police officers involved in the shooting death of a man last August acted in self-defense. A preliminary report on the shooting issued last August by the Raleigh Police Department says two of its officers fired at 24-year-old Jaqwan Terry after he pointed his gun at an officer who tackled him after a short chase. The district attorney's report released on Wednesday said the officers shot Terry as a last resort.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is warning residents not to let the return of sunny skies distract them from the flooding that's plagued parts of the state. Rainfall totals have ranged from 5.5 inches in the foothills to as much as 9 inches in the Piedmont and coastal counties. Roads have also been closed due to the flooding
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A motorist who strikes a protester blocking a public road in North Carolina would be immune from civil liability under a House bill if the driver exercised "due care." Backers of the bill now advancing in the North Carolina House say the immunity is designed to protect drivers traveling legally on a highway or street when a protester is injured. Critics say the measure is unnecessary or unconstitutional.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina financial adviser has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing about $3 million from his clients, including at least two pro football players. Michael Rowan, of High Point, received the sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty late last year to wire fraud and filing a false income tax return.
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