LOCAL NEWS

Severe thunderstorm watch canceled; Flood watch starts at 12 a.m. Sunday
Mid-Atlantic RadarA flood watch will be in effect from midnight through Tuesday morning.

Yadkin Road in Fayetteville closed after fatal wreck
Fayetteville Police DepartmentOn Saturday, April 22, 2017, at approximately 5:12 pm, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle crash along the 5000 block of Yadkin Road.

Person shot at Raleigh apartment
Raleigh shootingA person was shot on Burgundy Street in Raleigh at the Millbank Courts Apartments around 5:45 p.m.

Durham teenager killed in ATV accident
Durham teenager killed in ATV accidentA Durham teenager is dead after an ATV accident.

Raleigh among cities worldwide holding March for Science to defend research
Support_Science_March_Sitka_89449Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science.



HEALTH NEWS

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners' benefits
Congress_Coal_Miners_43527Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress
Congress_Returns_15686Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.

APNewsBreak: Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital
Psychiatric_Hospital_Violations_67310Inspectors who visited Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients.

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House
Trump_US_Italy_06740President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol.

FDA approves 2nd near-copy of Remicade for immune disorders
Federal regulators on Friday approved another alternative version of Remicade, an expensive injected drug widely used for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune system disorders.

SPORTS NEWS

Taste of the Triangle: NC Courage downs Portland 1-0 in home opener
NC Courage v Portland Thorns, April 22, 2017 - WakeMed Soccer PaAgainst the consensus top team in the NWSL, the Courage dominated the box score and ultimately the score line, earning a 1-0 victory in their new hometown debut.

Replay: Extra time goal leads to 1-1 draw for NCFC vs. Miami FC
NCFC visits Miami FCNorth Carolina FC visits Miami FC Saturday April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Boston College beats NC State 8-3 in ALS game at Fenway
Boston College beats NC State 8-3 in ALS game at FenwayIn the first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) game played at Fenway Park, the NC State baseball team came up short against Boston College, 8-3, in the Sixth Annual ALS Awareness Game Saturday evening.

Minshew, Herring lead Pirates offense in spring game
ECU getting on same page as spring concludesEast Carolina quarterbacks Gardner Minshew and Reid Herring each engineered a pair of touchdown marches and one field goal drive, while receiver Quay Johnson cracked triple-digits with seven catches for 105 yards as the Pirates concluded spring practice Saturday with their annual Purple-Gold game on Bagwell Field inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Chappell leads by one stroke after 3 rounds of Texas Open
Texas_Open_Golf_38313Kevin Chappell found his swing late and moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour win.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest
A high-wattage event at the Tribeca Film Festival became even more so with the arrival of an unannounced panelist: Hillary Clinton.

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56
Obit_Erin_Moran_65335Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.

Reese Witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching
Tiffany_and_Co._2017_Blue_Book_Collection_Celebration_52076Sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but Reese Witherspoon's thoughts were with something much larger — elephants.

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76
Obit_Sandy_Gallin_94473Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.

2 groups arrested in Coachella cellphone thefts
Coachella_Cellphone_Thefts_90103Police have arrested five people in the theft of more than 40 cellphones, cash and credit cards at the Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert.