North Carolina News
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign committee of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein plans to ask a federal court to block enforcement of a state law looming in a probe of a TV ad aired against Stein’s election rival in 2020. The state law makes it illegal to knowingly circulate false reports to damage a candidate’s election chances. Stein beat Republican Jim O’Neill that November. A Stein committee attorney filed the notice Wednesday, after a judge refused to stop a district attorney from potentially using the law to prosecute anyone over the disputed 2020 campaign ad. No one’s been charged. Stein’s committee argues the law is overly broad and chills political speech.
SEMORA, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina say a sheriff’s deputy has been shot multiple times while serving a domestic violence protection order. WNCN-TV reports that Sgt. Greg Ingram with the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was one of two deputies who went to a home in Semora to serve the order. The second deputy didn’t report any injuries. The injured deputy was taken to a hospital, where Ingram says he is responsive and alert. He says the deputy appeared to be shot in the upper shoulder and lower back. After the shooting, the shooter retreated to the home leading to an hour long standoff, with the suspect coming outside “from time to time.”