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Victim’s Family Files Suit Against Wrong-Way I-85 Crash Suspect

The family of a Charlotte woman killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 85 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Multiple media outlets report that attorneys for the family of 46-year-old Darlene McGee said Tuesday they want punitive and compensatory damages from 20-year-old Chandler Michael Kania. The UNC-Chapel Hill student faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder. The N.C. Highway Patrol says Kania was driving north in the southbound lanes near the split of I-85 and Interstate 40 in Orange County on July 19 when his Jeep Wrangler collided with a Suzuki. Killed were McGee and 49-year-old Felicia Harris, also of Charlotte, and 6-year-old...

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Newly Unsealed Documents Detail Hawkins Payments in UNC Case

Newly unsealed documents in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law suggest he funneled money to multiple Tar Heels players and set up meetings with agents and financial advisers trying to sign them to contracts. Christopher Hawkins was arrested in May for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010, along with improperly contacting a UNC player in 2013 to talk about representation. According to five search warrants unsealed Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press, Hawkins acted as “an agent/runner” by...

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3 Former UNC Athletes Join McAdoo in Lawsuit Against School

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former women’s basketball player at the University of North Carolina has joined in a lawsuit which alleges the school failed to provide athletes a quality education by guiding them toward sham classes. Kenya McBee has joined the class-action lawsuit filed by ex-football player Michael McAdoo in federal court last November. Another former women’s basketball player, Leah Metcalf, and former football player James Arnold have filed a similar class-action lawsuit in state court. McAdoo’s lawsuit said he was guaranteed a good education while being recruited, but was ultimately directed toward three options, one of which...

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