Man sentenced to over 6 years in prison for bank robbery
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison for a bank robbery. Court documents say 29-year-old Michael MacDonald, of Manchester, entered the Citizens Bank in a Hannaford Market in Manchester last May and gave the teller a note demanding money. MacDonald left with some cash and surveillance footage was obtained of him. Police recognized him and issued an arrest warrant. He was taken into custody and pleaded guilty in January.
Carolina Panthers 2019 NFL football schedule released — here’s what you should know
The Carolina Panthers NFL schedule for the 2019 season is announced. They will play NFC games against the Cardinals, the Seahawks, the Rams, the Packers and Washington and will play the Buccaneers in London.
Ex-North Carolina legislator running for lieutenant governor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A former North Carolina state legislator says he's ready to run for lieutenant governor next year. Ex-Rep. Scott Stone of Charlotte formally announced on Wednesday his bid for the 2020 Republican nomination. Candidate filing begins in December. Former U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers and ex-Mount Airy Mayor Deborah Cochran are other GOP candidates. At least four Democrats also are seeking to succeed Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who is gearing up a run for governor. Stone is an engineering firm president who ran unsuccessfully for Charlotte mayor. He served in the House from mid-2016 through the end of 2018, when he lost his re-election bid. Stone says he wants to promote government accountability and will use his business and legislative backgrounds to do it if he wins the job.
Column: NASCAR schedule may not be the overhaul fans sought
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will not be part of next year's NASCAR schedule, so come to terms with that now. Fans have a wish list of changes for NASCAR's stale and stagnant schedule, and they have been led to believe series leadership heard their desires. The highly anticipated 2020 schedule is expected to be announced Tuesday and will show just how seriously the sport's stakeholders have been listening. A vocal majority has called for more short tracks, more road courses, dirt racing and basically anything new at all to a never-ending 38-race schedule. Steve Phelps became NASCAR's fourth president last October and a month later at the season finale vowed nothing was off the table in regards to a scheduling shake-up. "Will we see a lot of the things that have been talked about? More short tracks? More road courses? Double-headers? Midweek racing? Pulling the season forward? All those things would be in play," Phelps said. But NASCAR has five-year agreements in place with all its venues that don't expire until after next season, and that legally prevents the sanctioning body from ripping up the existing schedule and starting from scratch. Those massive changes can't actually happen until 2021, when NASCAR reclaims negotiating power on its events. So what will be released for next season is a collaboration involving NASCAR, track operators and the television partners that strikes a balance of freshening up the schedule within the existing rules and regulations of swapping race dates. Fans may have mixed reactions to the final result. Those hoping for everything under the sun are going to very disappointed because it just can't happen for next year. Others will likely embrace what is coming as a starting point for eventual sweeping changes. Yes, Phelps promised changes, but a total and...
NASCAR sets qualifying rules to avoid another embarrassment
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR tweaked its qualifying procedures Monday to avoid a repeat of the session two weeks ago in which all 12 drivers in the final round failed to log an official lap. NASCAR senior vice president of competition Scott Miller accused the drivers of "making a mockery out of the qualifying process" when they all idled on pit road until the final second to attempt their qualifying lap. But the drivers all blew the timing, none completed a lap before the clock ran out, and fans booed the shenanigans. So beginning Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR said all cars must post a lap time or start at the rear of the field. Once a car leaves its pit stall it cannot stop on pit road. Any driver who blocks pit road and prohibits other drivers from exiting pit road will incur a penalty. ___ More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP
Duke Energy CEO's pay dropped to $14M after big 2017 bounty
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good's reported compensation is down to $14 million after a big raise in 2017 put her at more than $21 million. The Charlotte-based electricity and gas utility disclosed Good's compensation Thursday in its proxy statement released ahead of the annual shareholders meeting in May. The proxy shows Good's pay was only about 1 percent higher last year than it was in 2016 after her big 2017 increase. Duke directors who compare executive pay with similar companies wrote that Good's compensation wasn't increased in 2018 because it's now competitive. They say Good was paid significantly less than her peers when she became CEO in 2013. The report says Good's 2018 compensation was 119 times greater than the median Duke Energy employee, who earned $117,000 last year.
Includes games of Wednesday, March 20, 2019
. . . . . ... ... ... . . . . . . ... ... . . . . . . . ... ... POINTS FIELD GOAL TURNOVERS REBOUND PER GAME PERCENTAGE PER GAME PERCENTAGES OWN OPP. OWN OPP. OWN OPP. OFF DEF TOT Atlanta 112.3 118.6 .452 .473 17.6 15.1 .250 .770 .505 Boston 112.7 107.7 .465 .448 13.0 15.4 .219 .770 .493 Brooklyn 111.6 112.0 .449 .457 15.1 13.6 .234 .761 .499 Charlotte 110.4 111.6 .447 .466 12.7 13.6 .220 .771 .491 Chicago 105.6 113.2 .456 .471 14.5 13.6 .192 .768 .480 Cleveland 104.3 113.3 .442 .489 13.5 12.5 .235 .763 .489 Dallas 108.3 110.1 .447 .461 14.7 13.4 .229 .772 .502 Denver 112.0 107.0 .469 .458 13.7 13.7 .273 .784 .528
ABC7 Sports surprises anchor Dion Lim with hilarious video tribute on live TV, her reaction is priceless
ABC7's Dion Lim used to be a news anchor in Charlotte, North Carolina. When our sports team was there covering NBA All-Star weekend, they asked around to see if anyone remembered Dion. Here's what we found.