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Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport
The New Orleans airport concourse that became a scene of chaos when a machete-wielding man was shot by a sheriff's lieutenant re-opened Saturday morning and a spokeswoman said airport operations were normal.

Dog saves swimmers at California beach
A 3-year-old Burnese mountain dog heard a woman yelling for help, swam out to her and pulled her to safety.

Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate
A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.

DA releases review of CMPD "StingRay" program
The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office has released their review of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's use of controversial surveillance technology.

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court
Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated...

NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line
Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering...

University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's...

Politician wants to shine light on charter schools
"By shining more light onto charter school management," Cotham said, "This bill will boost confidence in well run charter school while weeding out the bad operators."

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed...

Accuser in rape trial says she was hit and choked
In her graphic statement she said she was hit twice in the head, three times in the face, and choked at least four times. 

Casey and Sandy Parsons sentenced to combined 18 years in prison
The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons are expected to be sentenced in federal court on Friday for financial crimes.

Paul Hoggard leaving Richmond Senior for Holmes High School
WBTV Sports learned today that Paul Hoggard is leaving Richmond Senior to take over as head football coach at Edenton Holmes High School.

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Fort Mill Dance Company Owner Arrested on Child Sex Charges
A man who owns a Fort Mill dance company has been arrested for statutory rape.

Some Parents Upset After School District Separates Spring Break from Easter S...
Rock Hill, S.C. (WJZY) -- Spring break seems to change every year.Sometimes it's before Easter?sometimes after. But one school district is separating it altogether from the Christian holiday.There's mixed feelings about that.This year, spring break runs the week before Easter Sunday for Rock Hill...

Judge: Parsons "poorly concocted" scheme to profit from disappearance
Casey and Sandy Parsons will each spend at least the next 8 years in prison.

One dead after west Charlotte shooting
One person has died after an overnight shooting in west Charlotte Friday.

One person injured in Gastonia house fire
One person suffered minor injuries in a Gastonia house fire early Friday.

North Charlotte apartment fire extinguished
The Charlotte Fire Department quickly extinguished a fire at a north Charlotte apartment complex Friday morning.

CMPD: conducting death investigation in West Charlotte
CMPD is investigating a death that happened at the 900 block of Carrington Drive.

Carter the monkey found at CMC University
The monkey, known as Carter who bit an CMC University employee has been found and is safe.

Charlotte Streetcar Project
?Charlotte's Gold Line Street project could come to a halt.Some local city council members are proposing this as a way to avoid property tax.

Suspect in custody for East Charlotte murder
Jawan Tyquan Smith has been taken into custody by CMPD and charged with murder.

Debate Continues In Legalization of Medical Marijuana in North Carolina
The battle over legalizing medical marijuana for all in North Carolina has been kicked down the road for another two years. On Wednesday the Medical Cannabis Act went up in smoke after house committee members voted it down. There is, however, another bill in the works that would allow the use of ...

Concord business evacuated due to chemical spill
Star America at 190 Cabarrus Ave West was evacuated following a chemical spill Thursday morning, according to the Concord Fire Department.

Charlotte City Council Members Warn of Deep Cuts Due to Deficit
City of Charlotte Council members are warning that deep cuts may be coming as the city struggles to make up for a budget deficit next fiscal year.

More than a million people live in Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County is the only county with a population of more than a million people, according to the latest census report.

Governor Pat McCrory to speak at Loray Mill grand opening
There is a new lease of life for an abandoned mill in Gastonia.

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Experts wonder if penalty for Duke Energy execs is serious or symbolic
Business and environmental experts say Duke Energy rightly cut the compensation for its top executives to hold them accountable for last year's coal ash spill on the Dan River. The question is whether Duke did enough. The Duke board of directors cut CEO Lynn Good?s cash incentive by $606,000 and...

Wells Fargo promotes Charlotte exec to top acquisitions role
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) has promoted Charlotte banker Julie Caperton to be head of corporate development, a position responsible for managing the bank's acquisition and divestiture process. Caperton, who will be based in Charlotte, will support business leaders across Wells Fargo in her new...

South End apartment complex sells for $28 million
A New York real estate investment firm has bought the 153-unit Park and Kingston apartment complex in South End for $27.85 million. Bluerock Real Estate purchased the development this month from an affiliate of Marsh Properties. Marsh developed the complex with Merrifield Patrick Vermillion and ...

N.C. development partnership CEO: Hunt for an auto plant may lead to Korea
Chris Chung has been on the job at the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina about 10 weeks now and, yes, he has heard that the state wants his team to reel in an automobile assembly plant. Chung, CEO of the partnership, says the state may need to hire a contractor in Korea to help ...

Coke Consolidated celebrates $12M milestone on its westward march
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) this week made its formal debut as the exclusive Coke bottler for Louisville, Ky., with the grand opening of a sales and distribution center there. The Charlotte-based company invested $12 million in a 305,000-square-foot facility, renovating a o...

Former Chiquita CEO buys minor-league baseball team
Former Chiquita Brands International Inc. CEO Fernando Aguirre is the proud new owner of the Erie SeaWolves, a AA baseball franchise in Pennsylvania. The deal was announced Friday morning in Erie. I reached Aguirre while he was driving to Pittsburgh to catch a flight home to Charlotte. ?I?ve be...

Behind the scenes ? and a test drive ? at Charlotte's new Tesla store (PHOTOS)
I drove a Tesla Model S for the first time this week. As a journalist, I?m supposed to remain neutral in these matters. But I?m not going to pretend: That car is pretty damn cool. I?m smitten. Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is opening a Charlotte sales and service center off Independence Boule...

Aldi completes $15M purchase of Delhaize assets
Low-price grocer Aldi Inc. has completed its $15 million purchase of Bottom Dollar Food assets from the Delhaize Group (NYSE:DEG). Delhaize retired the Bottom Dollar grocery brand and announced in November it had reached a deal with Aldi for 66 locations that included the land, buildings and lea...

Digging into North Carolina's employment picture for February
North Carolina's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in February, unchanged from the revised rate for January, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The January jobless rate, initially reported at 5.4 percent, was revised downward to 5.3 percent. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ...

Big Bottles & Blues sets date; event to raise money for Charlotte charities
It?ll be Big Bottles & Blues times two for the upcoming Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend. Plans call for the popular wine-tasting event to be held May 9 in Founders Hall in uptown Charlotte ? replacing the traditional Kick Off event. And a second Big Bottles & Blues event is scheduled for the Wine...