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Nepal quake: At least 1,500 dead, Everest shaken
Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,500 across the region, collapsing modern houses and...

Thousands rally for Freddie Gray; protesters become rowdy
Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

Former soldier finally receives Purple Heart in Fort Hood shooting
Cooke of Stanly County was one of 32 soldiers and civilians wounded that day in November 2009 at Fort Hood, Texas, by Major Nidal Hasan, a Palestinian-American psychiatrist. 

Installment 1: Allyson's cancer journey
Allyson's offering to document her cancer journey for us, videos, photos, doctor's opinions, pathology reports, honest emotions. She'll relay everything going on to me, I'll then write it up and relay to you. It starts with this post right here ? Allyson's backstory and crazy diagnosis months ago.

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit
History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.

Charlotte area Nepalese people prepare to lend a hand
People in the Queen City with relatives in Nepal have been frantically trying to get in touch with loved ones.Several local Nepalese leaders gathered Saturday afternoon at The Midwood International House. 

'To Kill a Mockingbird' play to go on under Harper Lee group
"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance, a publishing group said Saturday.

Carolina Panthers exercise Luke Kuechly?s option
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has said before he would have to ?have brain damage not to? exercise the option on Kuechly. 

Holy airport no-no, Batman: Batarangs confiscated at Charlotte Douglas
Three batarangs, those roughly bat-shaped throwing weapons used by Batman.Batarangs, it turns out, are among items prohibited in carry-ons by the Transportation Security Administration.

Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans
The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism.

Sudden spike in salary cap will complicate Charlotte Hornets? planning
In the summer of 2016 each of 30 NBA teams will find a windfall of new national television revenue. Reports say each team's salary cap will rise from about $67 million next season to about $90 million for the 2016-17 season.

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Death toll rising in Nepal Earthquake
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has killed nearly nine hundred people this morning.


One dead after car accident on Carmel Road in Charlotte
One person and is dead and two injured after an accident involving a box truck and a pickup truck on Carmel Rd this morning.


Rain with scattered storms Saturday
Widespread showers Saturday will lead into a storm threat Saturday night.


Log Truck Accident Kills One
A vehicle accident involving a log truck has killed one person in Union County.

Chester Co. School resource officers to be replaced
Chester County Sheriff's Office told FOX 46 they just found out Friday, that the school system will no longer need their services and instead will be hiring a private security company.

Cam Newton Foundation School Pride Day
Cam Newton was back on the field with a few new teammates Friday afternoon.

Chester Police: Looking for man charged with assault
Chester Police are looking for a man charged with assault, according to Police.

Carolina Queens
Any conversation about the Carolina Queens starts and ends with Ebony Kimbrough the team founder.

Charlotte Water planned outage
Charlotte Water will be repairing a leaking pipe under Nations Ford Rd. Friday night.

Cornelius Crossing Guard Still in Hospital
An 82-year-old crossing guard is still in the hospital after getting hit on the job Thursday afternoon. Police won't say how he's doing, but today they identified the driver who allegedly struck him.

Additional charge for former Kannapolis Youth Pastor
A former youth pastor accused of sex crimes involving children is facing a new charge, according to Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

CMPD: 17-year-old arrested in dry cleaners robbery, assault
A 17-year-old is facing assault and robbery at a Charlotte dry cleaners, according to CMPD.

CLT to complete Josh Birmingham Parkway Realignment Project.
CLT plans to open the final part of the Airport's new entrance and exit roads Saturday, April 25, if weather allows, according to a spokesperson for the airport.

Cam Newton Hosts School Pride Day
More than 800 Charlotte-Mecklenburg students got the chance to hang out with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.


Cleveland man arrested again on drug charges
Man previously convicted on federal drug charges has been arrested again, according to Rowan County Sheriff's Office.


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Charlotte streetcar looking inevitable
First came the unexpected creation of a dedicated investment fund to make matters clear on city transit investments beyond a dedicated half-cent sales tax. The money was already being spent on transit projects, but Charlotte's city manager told City Council members last week during a budget meeti...

When will Chipotle deliveries arrive in Charlotte?
Burrito lovers in the Queen City will soon be able to get their fix without leaving the house or office. News came Thursday that fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle is offering its fare through Postmates, an app-based delivery service, but initial reports indicated the burrito express is avail...

American Airlines combats 'Southwest Effect' ? and more earnings takeaways
Facing faltering demand for international travel, American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) will delay delivery of some Boeing 787 Dreamliners, especially in Latin America, CEO and Chairman Doug Parker said Friday. That's one takeaway from the earnings report today for the world's largest airline...

Atlanta apartment firm under contract to buy uptown land
Apartment firm Pollack Shores Real Estate Group has agreed to purchase a 3.76-acre city-owned parcel at the intersection of Caldwell and Stonewall streets in uptown Charlotte for $12.2 million. Charlotte City Council will vote next week on whether to accept the offer. The property is at the sou...

Is Yadkin Bank six months away from its next deal? CEO talks deal flow, job cuts
If history is to be believed, Yadkin Bank (NASDAQ:YDKN) could be six months away from its next deal. In an interview Thursday with the Triangle Business Journal, Yadkin CEO Scott Custer talked about both deal flow and the Raleigh-based company's latest restructuring, a move that, according to se...

Trailer manufacturer to bring 20 jobs to Stanly County
A North Carolina utility-trailer maker is spending about $1 million to buy a factory in Albemarle and bring 20 new jobs to town. Kraftsman Inc. of Ramseur needs the former Palm Harbor Homes plant to accommodate the company?s growth, Paul Kaufman, president of Kraftsman, says in a news release. ...

Ingersoll-Rand thanks CEO for a good year with big pay bump
You can?t help your international company grow its profits by more than 50 percent and not expect to be rewarded. Ingersoll-Rand CEO Mike Lamach saw his 2014 compensation jump to $19.4 million, up 30 percent from $15 million the year before. In 2014, profits at the Irish company, which has most...

David Furman on why developers have all the fun: 'They're the ones that contr...
This week Charlotte Center City Partners honored developer and architect David Furman with a 2015 Vision Award for his contributions in making uptown Charlotte a more vibrant place to live. Furman, a Charlotte native, moved back home after graduating from N.C. State and began working for archite...

Panera to add location at Charlotte hospital
Panera Bread will open an eatery at Carolinas Medical Center this summer. The 3,750-square-foot space is on the first floor of the hospital, the main campus of Carolinas HealthCare System in midtown Charlotte. The space was previously occupied by Garden Fresh Cafe and Caribou Coffee. Renovatio...

Electrolux shares rebound as market discounts problems at Charlotte-based div...
Maybe Charlotte-based Electrolux North America?s poor contribution to the Swedish company?s first-quarter earnings wasn?t as bad as expected, at least on the world stage. Electrolux AB shares are up more than 9 percent on the Stockholm exchange this morning after the company reported better-than...