BC-NC–North Carolina News Digest, NC

Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Skip Foreman.

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FORT BRAGG — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case “off the judicial cliff” by arguing that U.S. Sen. John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case, prosecutors said Tuesday. The arguments came at a pretrial hearing on defense allegations of “impermissible meddling” by McCain. The defense wants the judge to either throw out the charges or rule that Bergdahl will face no punishment if convicted. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 650 words, AP Photos NCFAY101.JPG, NCFAY102.JPG.




— WINTER STORM-DOUBLE FATAL, from RALEIGH — A Kure Beach man sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of two people in a 2014 condominium fire has been sentenced in the deaths of two men struck during a snow storm earlier that year. SENT: 120 words.

— WOMEN SHOT-CHARLOTTE, from CHARLOTTE — Police in Charlotte have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of one woman and the wounding of another. SENT: 120 words.

— COLOMBIAN TRAFFIC DEATH-CHARLOTTE, from CHARLOTTE — A South American woman visiting the United States for a month has been killed in a wreck in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a woman with two drunken driving convictions has been charged. SENT: 130 words.

— HEROIN BUST, from WILMINGTON — New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man on drug charges after he was caught with almost 900 bags of heroin. SENT: 90 words.

— CONGRESSMAN-ETHICS-TOWN HALL, from FLAT ROCK — A North Carolina congressman under investigation for paying an employee accused of sexual harassment for months after he was fired is holding a town hall in Flat Rock. SENT: 130 words.

— TROPICAL WEATHER, from MIAMI — Tropical Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN BURGLARY SUSPECT SHOT, from MINERAL SPRINGS — Deputies are investigating after they say a teenager suspected of breaking into a Union County home was fatally shot by a man who lives there. SENT: 130 words.

— POLICE BODY ARMOR, from CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are getting new body armor to better protect officers from high-caliber weapons. SENT: 130 words.

— THREE MISSING, from CHARLOTTE — Officials say a body discovered last week in Cabarrus County has been identified as that of a Charlotte woman who, along with two wanted co-workers, went missing earlier this month. SENT: 130 words.

— TEEN SEX CHARGES, from WINSTON-SALEM — A Winston-Salem man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison after being convicted of sex charges involving two teenage girls. SENT: 130 words.



CHARLOTTE — After a solid rookie season, Devin Funchess appears ready to take on the role of starting wide receiver opposite Kelvin Benjamin. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 600 words, AP photos by 6 p.m.


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