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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Police: Alert citizen's 911 call leads to arrest in home break-in
Sautaley Wilson-Martin, 22, and John Murray, 19, are charged with possession of a stolen firearm, larceny of a firearm, felony breaking and entering, second-degree burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods.

Man under surveillance by terror investigators is shot dead
A man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators was shot and killed Tuesday after he lunged with a knife at a police officer and an FBI agent outside a pharmacy, authorities said.

WBTV's Molly Grantham nominated for Children?s Hero Award
Molly takes special interest in pediatric cancer stories, posting one every day in September - Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month - for the past two years.

A May to remember: US auto sales breeze past forecasts
U.S. auto sales were stronger than expected in May, boosted by Memorial Day promotions and strong demand for new SUVs.

B&E suspect tried to hit officers with vehicle, report states
Rico Remos Brown, 26, is charged with two counts of assault on a government official, two counts of resist, obstruct and delay and one count of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

Police asking for public's help identifying robbery suspect
The mugger is described as a 23-year-old black male, around 5'9" tall, with a medium skin tone and average build. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and dark baseball cap.

Judge orders $50K bond for man accused of muzzling dog with tape
The 41-year-old man accused of taping a 15-month-old dog's muzzle shut last week was issued a $50,000 bond Tuesday morning, and told he is no longer allowed to have dogs. 

Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president
Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more...

Correction: Airlines-Faster Boarding story
In a June 1 story about airline efforts to improve the boarding process, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Morgan Durrant as a Delta Air Lines spokeswoman. He is a spokesman.

Lawmakers seeking answers from Takata, US on faulty air bags
Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the progress of a recall of millions of defective air bags, pointing out that it's still unclear what's causing the air bags to rupture, which vehicles need repairs and...

CMPD investigates sexting case at middle school

On May 22, a teen videotaped a sex act with a juvenile and distributed the video, according to the report. A third party also distributed the video.

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Man Charged for Biting A Woman
An unusual story has come out of Rock Hill. A man has been charged for biting a woman. And get this, the man bit her after his own dog bit a child on her property.

Stanley man charged with drug trafficking after traffic stop
A Stanley man was arrested Monday for drug trafficking, according to Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

String of store break-ins in Northlake area
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says commercial burglaries in the Northlake area are down by 38 percent compared to last year.But a recent trend in store break-ins has business owners concerned if they'll get hit next.

Termination Letter of Former Belmont Police Chief Details Firing
On Tuesday, the City of Belmont released the termination letter for former Police Chief Charlie Franklin.

CMPD conducting death investigation near UNC Charlotte
CMPD Detectives are conducting a death investigation near UNC Charlotte.

Rowan County commissioners voted unanimously to appeal ruling on prayer
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Rowan County Commissioner Craig Pierce confirms commissioners voted unanimously (5-0) Monday night to appeal the prayer ruling.

Pick-up truck crashes into house with family inside
A pick-up truck ran into a house Monday evening at Old Plank Road.

WATCH: Snake descends into Charlotte kitchen
Charlotte family records video as snake sneaks into kitchen and eats from their food.

Man Arrested for Biting Woman
What started as a dog bite turned into an assault charge for the dog's owner, after a Rock Hill man did the same thing as his dog.

Harriette Thompson, 92, talks record breaking marathon run
92-year-old Harriette Thompson became the oldest woman to ever finish a marathon Sunday.

2 hurt in crash of small plane in Siler City
Two people have been hurt after a small plane crashed while apparently trying to land at the Siler City Municipal Airport in Chatham County.

Civil liberties resolution presented to Charlotte City Council
Charlotte City Council could pass a seven part civil rights resolution that would prohibit any police activity based on race, age, gender or ethnicity rather than their behavior.

Panthers and Bonterra host dinner to fight hunger
The Carolina Panthers teamed up with Bonterra Dining and Wine Monday evening for an event to benefit a charity that fights hunger in our community.

CMPD looking for suspect who hit another man with a bat
Police are looking for a man who robbed another man after hitting him with a baseball bat.

CMPD: One seriously injured in CMS bus crash
Monday, June 1 around 4:50 p.m. CMPS officers were called out to a CMS bus crash at the 2800 block of West. 

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Judge overturns N.C. denial of important Alcoa permit for Yadkin hydro relice...
Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) has a new court win in its fight to renew its federal license for the hydroelectric project along the Yadkin River in North Carolina. Administrative Law Judge Selina Brooks in Raleigh overturned the N.C. Division of Water Resources' denial of a vital water-quality certificat...

It's official: Cam Newton is staying in Carolina for a while
Chatter has been building for days around contract talks between the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton ? and now it?s official: Charlotte?s NFL team announced late Tuesday that a five-year contract extension has been signed to keep the star quarterback here through the 2020 season. ?I?ve said all...

Liberty Property Trust begins construction of new building at Shopton Ridge
Liberty Property Trust has started work on a new, 170,100-square-foot warehouse in the Shopton Ridge industrial park in southwest Charlotte. The building is expected to deliver in mid-November, allowing the company to keep up with anticipated demand, executives say. Liberty purchased three build...

Duke Energy makes national arts organization?s Hall of Fame
Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) will receive the Americans for the Arts 2015 BCA Hall of Fame Award at the Arts in America Gala this October in New York. The annual winner is chosen by the executive board of the Business Committee for the Arts, a division of Americans for the Arts. The organization cite...

State approves rate hike for Piedmont Natural Gas
N.C. regulators have approved an increase in the benchmark price Piedmont Natural Gas passes on to customers, leading to a rate hike of $1.90 per dekatherm. Impact on the typical residential customers? bill for the summer season (through October) will be about $1 per month, Piedmont says. Spoke...

Bank of America notches win in Supreme Court ruling on second mortgages
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that underwater homeowners can?t dispose of a second mortgage through bankruptcy, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which called the decision a win for Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) and other lenders. A home is said to be underwater whe...

Meet the new person in charge of economic development of CLT property
Charlotte Douglas International Airport now has an economic development manager to guide how CLT uses about 3,300 acres ?outside the fence? of the airport. He?s Stuart Hair, and he comes from the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, where he was assistant director. His post at CLT...

Gastonia, home of a baseball revolution
Start with the Garbage Can Nachos. Served on a garbage can lid (hey, aesthetics matter), this $15, 3,200-calorie concoction includes three orders of nachos, two cheeseburgers cut up and blended in, a sliced hot dog and chicken breast added to the pile and a Philly cheesesteak topped by nacho chee...

Newcomer to the Charlotte area's craft-beer scene named N.C. Brewer of the Year
Just six months after opening for business, Primal Brewery has snagged a top honor for its tasty craft beer. Huntersville?s first craft brewery was named the N.C. Brewer of the Year at the fifth annual N.C. Brewers and Music Festival, held recently at Historic Rural Hill. Thirty-eight breweries...

BB&T finalizes insurance company deals
BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) has finalized two deals that change its portfolio of insurance companies. BB&T Insurance Holdings, a subsidiary of the Winston-Salem-based bank, said this week it has completed its agreement to increase its investment in Houston-based AmRisc, a managing general underwriter, w...