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SBI investigating trooper ramming that led to youth’s death

A high speed chase through Union County ended early Wednesday morning when a state trooper tried to stop a fleeing van by ramming it. The van overturned, killing a girl and hospitalizing three other juveniles. The trooper used what is known as a “PIT” to stop the other vehicle, which an expert says can be a dangerous maneuver at higher speeds.

Business

Duke Energy sues insurers for payments to cover coal ash costs

Charlotte-based Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the U.S., names 30 insurers in the suit, which seeks insurance payments that Duke claims the companies have failed to provide. Duke, which filed the suit in state court in Mecklenburg County, says the payments will help cover some costs tied to its coal ash cleanup across North and South Carolina