RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. McCrory says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps. McCrory declined to discuss details about his plan at an event in Raleigh. Environmentalists are pushing the state to require Duke Energy to haul more than 100 million tons of the toxic ash away from waterways.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A former Charlotte real estate lawyer will spend more than six years in prison for her 2009 conviction on mortgage fraud charges. Victoria Sprouse was convicted on 18 charges, including bank fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - FEMA chief Craig Fugate and National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb are challenging emergency managers to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. Fugate says officials should factor disaster preparedness into coastal development. Knabb says people along the East and Gulf coasts should know if they live in an evacuation zone.
NEW YORK (AP) - Miley Cyrus remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. But her rep says Friday's show in Nashville "is still scheduled to go on as planned." The singer has canceled performances in St. Louis, Kansas City and Charlotte.
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