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News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In an exclusive analysis, The Associated Press finds that North Carolina's law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over 12 years. Since the law passed, the state has suffered hits ranging from scuttled plans for a PayPal facility to a canceled Ringo Starr concert depriving a town amphitheater of $33,000 in revenue. The blows land in the state's biggest cities as well as towns surrounding its flagship university, and from the mountains to coast.

ADVANCE, N.C. (AP) - Three North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are on leave while state police investigate the shooting and wounding of a man during a confrontation following an attempted traffic stop. The shooting happened in Davie County on Sunday after 30-year-old Steven P. Little of Statesville refused to stop for a trooper in Iredell County. Little faces 14 felony charges.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Wake County has fired two detention officers who were on duty on the day an 18-year-old suspect in a man's death was found unresponsive in his cell. Sheriff Donnie Harrison said 42-year-old Jowanna Mitchell and 36-year-old Steven McKoy were fired after the death of Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda on March 22. Harrison said neither of the officers' actions was directly responsible for Lara-Pineda's death, but it is possible they did not follow proper policies and procedures.

ORIENTAL, N.C. (AP) - The police chief in the town of Oriental has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on a charge of assault on a female. The Pamlico County Sheriff's Office said Chief Dwaine Moore was arrested last Thursday after a woman called 911 crying and asking for help. Moore is currently out of jail on a $5,000 bond.

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