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Should CMPD investigate its own officers after police shootings? Mayor, criti...
In the wake of violent protests calling for more police transparency, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts says the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department should no longer investigate its own officers in police shootings. … Click to Continue »

McCrory’s Duke Energy ties, and coal ash response, become a campaign issue
When Pat McCrory ran for governor in 2012, his opponent’s claim that the former Charlotte mayor had favored his longtime employer, Duke Energy, focused on one incident: McCrory didn’t recuse … Click to Continue »

Body found near entrance to UNCC Friday afternoon
A body was found near the entrance to UNC Charlotte on Friday afternoon, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found no connection or threat to the campus, UNCC Communications said in an alert … Click to Continue »

Charlotte Motor Speedway collecting donations for Hurricane Matthew flood vic...
Charlotte Motor Speedway and SMI Properties will host a donation drive all next week to collect bottled water and trash bags for Hurricane Matthew flood victims in central and eastern … Click to Continue »

Free preschool given playground equipment, but kids can’t use it
A free preschool for low-income children recently hit the jackpot when a donor gave the nonprofit badly needed playground equipment for a new location in east Charlotte. But nearly a … Click to Continue »

Man apologizes to WBTV reporter Steve Crump for racial slurs, gets drug treat...
A man who hurled racial slurs at WBTV (Channel 3) reporter Steve Crump in Charleston was ordered Friday to serve seven days of house arrest and enroll in a drug … Click to Continue »

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Chief urges community to work with CMPD after fatal police shooting
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney urged the community on Thursday to work with his agency as it addresses concerns raised in the aftermath of a fatal police shooting. Putney addressed … Click to Continue »

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Minivan slams into gas pump in Huntersville
Members of the Huntersville Fire Department responded to the BP Gas Station on 101 S. Statesville Road where a miniv...

Charlotte Heart Walk raises $1.4 million and awareness about heart disease
They're America's top killers: Heart disease and strokes."I didn't think there was anything wrong. I thought I was ou...

Driver dies after attempting to hit pedestrian in northwest Charlotte
One person is dead and another injured after a crash Friday night in northwest Charlotte.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police...

Group sues CMPD over use of force during protests
A group of Charlotte residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police over the departm...

Marine dad surprises son at school assembly
Pride Elementary School in Deltona, Florida is like one big family. On Friday afternoon, that family put on quite a ...

Video appears to show UFO above Charlotte hotel
Alert the Men in Black! A strange site above a Charlotte hotel last Saturday has the internet going extraterrestrial,...

Costs from Charlotte protests over death of Keith Lamont Scott total more tha...
Protests over the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by police cost the City of Charlotte a little more than $4.5 m...

4 taken to hospital after CMS buses collide in east Charlotte
Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirm two of their buses were involved in an accident Friday afternoon...

Employee finds body inside water pump at UNC Charlotte
A body discovered in a water pump at UNC Charlotte has police searching for answers and residents in the area in disb...

Social media threat prompts lockdown at Catawba Valley Community College
Catawba Valley Community College had to be placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after a threat surfaced about a person...

CMPD: 2 women charged after hours-long standoff with police in east Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police blocked off an area around an east Charlotte apartment complex Thursday after they said ...

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Charlotte news for metro Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, the Piedmont and high country regions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.  

Three killed in Chester Co. crash
According to SCHP, the crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on Saluda Road.

Dueling Droughts: Cubs, Indians set to meet in World Series
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win...

The ABC's of good nutrition
More than one-third of kids are overweight or obese yet many are also undernourished, meaning they aren't getting eno...

Unique toppings during National Pizza Month
Sonja Stetzler, MA RDN CPC Effective Connecting, stopped by WBTV News Sunday Morning to talk about National Pizza Mon...

Carolina Fish Market: Oyster Recipe
Jim Seidel of Carolina Fish Market stopped  by WBTV News Saturday Morning to talk about blue crabs in NC and the upco...

Trump's lawsuit threat against accusers overshadows agenda
Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will ...

Ernie's Smokehouse BBQ: Fall Recipes
Robert "Ernie" Adler stopped by WBTV News Sunday Morning to share two fall recipes, Grilled apples and Butternut Squa...

AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy
AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute inform...

Off his message again: Trump vows to sue all female accusers
Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused hi...

Woman shot and killed in Gastonia home, police asking public for information
The shooting happened just after midnight Saturday at a home on the 900 block of Nottingham Drive.

'Little brown dog' rescued after running behind CMPD truck during flood efforts
The little brown dog was taken back to Edgecomb County Animal Control where he’s still waiting to be picked up.

Police: Driver tried to run over pedestrian before she was killed in crash
The crash happened around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and North Hoskins Road.