AP-NC Newswatch

Claudine Coffey Silver
August 4, 2022
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is pushing back against Republican General Assembly leaders’ allegations that he neglected his duty to defend state law by refusing to seek enforcement of a blocked 20-week abortion ban after the fall of Roe v. Wade. Attorneys for Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore filed a brief last week asking U.S. District Judge William Osteen to lift an injunction on a 1973 state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Stein, an abortion rights supporter, says he will continue to recuse himself from the case, drawing criticisms from Republicans who say he is refusing to do his job.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials say three people were taken to a hospital after a fight broke out during a youth sporting event at North Carolina A&T State University on Tuesday. News outlets report that Greensboro police say a fight broke out during the AAU’s Junior Olympic Games track meet on the university’s campus. WGHP-TV reports that Guilford County Emergency Services says 11 patients needed care and three were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. Amateur Athletic Union Track and Field says after the fight under the stands, the meet was suspended and set to resume Wednesday. Thousands of young athletes from across the country are competing in athletic events around Greensboro as part of AAU’s Junior Olympic Games.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 call from air traffic controllers suggests that a co-pilot may have jumped from a damaged plane before the other pilot made an emergency landing in North Carolina. That’s according to a recording of the call that was released Tuesday. It’s been unclear exactly how or why Charles Hew Crooks exited the small cargo plane on Friday afternoon. He didn’t have a parachute. And his body was found in a backyard about 30 miles south of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Two unnamed Federal Aviation Administration employees can be heard telling a 911 dispatcher that the plane was heading to the airport. The pilot onboard had apparently told them that his co-pilot had “jumped out of the aircraft.”