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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives have charged a captain with the Charlotte Fire Department in the theft of prescription narcotics while he was on duty. A statement from police said 49-year-old Charlie David Morris Jr. is charged with misdemeanor larceny. He turned himself in today. Officials said seven Dilaudid pills were taken from a home where emergency personnel had been called.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - The former North Carolina legislator who was injured in a traffic accident that killed another driver three years ago has settled a lawsuit stemming from the incident. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that attorneys for former state Rep. Larry Womble have filed a notice of voluntary dismissal with prejudice on a lawsuit filed in 2013.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Officials say five officers with the Bald Head Island Department of Public Safety have been fired. Area new media outlets report Bald Head Island director of communications Karen Ellison confirmed the firings on Friday. Ellison didn't disclose the reason for the firings.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. Chason Renee Chase pleaded guilty yesterday.

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