After his release, Michael Avenatti says he expects to be exonerated

Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California.
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Americans spent almost $40 billion while drunkenly shopping in last year

A little more than a quarter of Americans shop when they are drunk, and when they shop, they spend on average more than $700.

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Rowan County man wanted in child sex assault case arrested in China Grove

  Woman arrested after man found dead in yard near University area

Man accused of using recording device to peep on 14-year-old girl

  Rowan County house fire started with ‘explosion,’ homeowner says

  'Armed and dangerous’ homicide suspect captured in Alexander County

The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended a suspect believed to be responsible for a deadly shooting in Hiddenite on Sunday morning.
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9 labor and delivery nurses at Maine hospital are expecting at same time

Not only do the nurses help new moms bring their little ones into the world, but at least nine of them are pregnant too. All are due between April and July.

  Veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

  Man shot multiple times, killed in southwest Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

  Police: 2 seriously injured, found in different locations after shooting in east Charlotte

Voluntary recall of avocados sold in AZ due to possible listeria

  Man killed in hit-and-run motorcycle crash in Charlotte identified

  VIDEO: NC man records gibbon on the loose in Zootastic Park

  Man who hit several vehicles in high-speed Burke County chase arrested after hour-long standoff

  Teen with pellet gun opens fire in NC bookstore; 2 wounded, suspect in custody

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  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.

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  Former NC State Football player, sports agent pleads guilty to bribing college athletes

Eric Leak, a former football player at North Carolina State University in the late 1990′s and early 2000′s, pleaded guilty Friday to bribing college athletes to hire him as their professional sports agent.

Walker sparks late rally, Hornets beat Boston 124-117

Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 124-117 Saturday night

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Nash County man accused of murdering wife returns to NC

Police report: Passenger urinates on person’s luggage on flight to Charlotte

  Missing Charlotte woman’s car found at Lake Wylie marina

Virginia defeats Gardner-Webb 71-56 in first round of NCAA Tournament

Kannapolis-based pork skin products recalled in Carolinas

The products being recalled have establishment number “EAST. 40259” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor and retail locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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  Trump declares victory now, but legal perils not over

Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller's two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

  Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke holds meet and greet in Rock Hill

Crowd fight draws police presence at Harding University HS

  Teen charged in killing of NC trooper now accused of stabbing inmate

Driver killed after running off highway, crashing into tree in Statesville