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APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex
Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and other people, according to documents...

Duke Energy: More than 4,000 without power in Belmont after 'equipment damaged'
The power failure started around 7 p.m. in the Gaston County city. Duke officials said on their website's outage map that "The outage was caused by damage to our equipment," but they did not give further details.

Another reported shark bite along the NC coast
Camp Lejeune officials say a Marine suffered a possible shark bite in Surf City over the weekend.

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight
Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

Cat shot in front yard of quiet south Charlotte neighborhood
A Charlotte woman is reeling after she says her cat was shot intentionally by someone in her own front yard.The cats leg was amputated Monday morning and shes going to be okay, but the person who pulled the trigger is still out there.

Ministers question history of Confederate Monument
There is now an effort underway on the part of two ministers to discover the history behind Fame, Salisbury's Confederate monument. 

10 Things to Know for Tuesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

WBTV and Ben & Jerry's invite donors to "Give a Pint, Get a Pint"
By making a commitment to give blood, donors can make a lifesaving difference for patients this summer.

Producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77
Weintraub was known for movies like The Karate Kid and the Oceans Eleven franchise.

BLOG: 84 year old finishes 700-mile trek, inspires thousands
Dean made the walk to raise money to add a playground to the park he built in Princeville to honor his beloved wife of 62 years, Peggy. 

Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60
A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching about peaceful coexistence of all faiths.

Some want stronger laws in response to boating deaths on the lakes
North Carolina law states boater education is required for anyone born after the beginning of 1988. Spivey believes all should get the certification. He believes the information reviewed can save lives.

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Bree Newsome, woman who took down S.C.'s Confederate flag, speaks to FOX 46
Bree Newsome and Jimmy Tyson met at grassroots activist meeting in Charlotte following the Charleston Massacre -- and about one week later, the two drove to Columbia, S.C. where they took down the Confederate flag at the state capitol building.

Medic: One taken to CMC with gunshot wound
One person has been taken to CMC with life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.

Over 4,000 without power in Belmont
Over 4,000 residents and businesses are without power in Belmont.

Man Charged with Setting off Fireworks which Sparked Charlotte Condo Fire
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 20-year old has been charged with setting off fireworks, which sparked a fire that destroyed a condo building Sunday afternoon in West Charlotte.

Statesville man placed under $1.9 million bond for child pornography charges
A Statesville man's bond has increased to$1.9 million after additional child pornography charges were made, according to Iredell County Sheriffs Office.

Dollar Tree Acquires Family Dollar
Dollar Tree announced it has finished the acquisition of Family Dollar.

Ritz Carlton will Refund Customers, Donate to Scholarships after CIAA Surcharge
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel announced it'll refund customers who were charged a CIAA surcharge after they bought drinks in the hotel lobby during the weekend of the basketball tournament.The hotel also announced it will donate $75,000 to a CIAA scholarship fund.

4 killed in Rock Hill, including York Co. asst. manager
The York County Sheriffs Office and South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division are investigating after four people were found dead in Rock Hill Sunday evening.

Man shot to death at Gastonia bar
Police in Gastonia are investigating the shooting death of a man at a bar.

2 dead, 2 injured in Mt. Island boating crash
Boat hit a rock on Mountain Island Lake late on the Fourth of July, officials aid.

Local church flies Christian flag above American flag
A pastor in Cleveland County is taking a stand to put God first before his country.Pastor Rit Varrialle and members of the Elizabeth Baptist Church decided to fly the Christian flag above the American flag outside the building in Shelby. He strongly believes it should always be God before Government, also the theme of the Sunday morning service.

Boater charged after 17-year-old killed on Lake Norman
Authorities say a man has been arrested after the boat he was driving ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on a kneeboard in Lake Norman.

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Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip
Cuba is confirming two baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of games against U.S. collegians.

Therapy horses killed in lighting storm
Three horses were killed when lightning moving through Salisbury hit a tree in the back pasture at Chandelle Farms. Two of the horses were part of the farms Saving Grace Therapeutic Program, dedicated to helping people of all ages who may be facing life challenges.

Highway Patrol doubles-up on troopers for Fourth of July
The N.C. Highway Patrol says it will increase its amount of troopers in Mecklenburg County for Fourth of July Weekend.Highway Patrol says it will double the amount of troopers on duty, from roughly 15 troopers to 30.There will be a number of D.U.I. checkpoints across the region and additional speed traps.

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New tenant for Charlotte Premium Outlets
Charlotte Premium Outlets will add PacSun to its retail roster this summer. The 3,500-square-foot store is scheduled to open in July. PacSun offers a taste of California?s laid-back lifestyle with its clothing selection for men and women. Brands include Bullhead, Nike SB Vans, Modern Amusement, Hurley and Quiksilver. Charlotte Premium Outlets sits on a 40-acre parcel on the west side of Interstate 485, between Shopton and Steele Creek roads. The 400,000-square-foot center has 100 retailers,?

Wells Fargo, Raymond James, LPL face FINRA sanctions
Two Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) affiliates are among the firms ordered to repay customers for mutual-fund overcharges in some charitable and retirement accounts. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has ordered Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC, LPL Financial LLC, Raymond James Financial Services Inc. and Raymond James & Associates Inc. to pay restitution, which totals more than $30 million among the firms, FINRA said in a press release. Wells Fargo's?

Studio Fusion relocates offices to Camden Grandview on East Morehead
Studio Fusion, an architecture and interior design firm based in Charlotte, has leased 5,075 square feet at the Camden Grandview building on East Morehead Street. The firm, which has 14 employees, was previously located in approximately 2,500 square feet at the Providence Plaza building, at the intersection of Providence and South Sharon Amity roads. Due to recent growth, Studio Fusion needed additional space and was also looking for a more central location that would provide flexibility and convenience,?

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte hosting college football playoff committee this week
Charlotte welcomed the College Football Playoff committee Monday afternoon as part of a bid to host the national championship game in 2019 or 2020. The tell-tale sign, literally: Rotating messages on the convention center?s electronic billboard uptown flashed the words ?Let?s Crown a Champion? and ?Welcome to Charlotte July 6-7? below an image of the city crown with a football in the middle. The Charlotte Sports Foundation submitted a formal bid in May to host the game. Bill Hancock,?

Pasta & Provisions starts construction on Park Road shop
Pasta & Provisions expects its second location on Park Road will open by Oct. 1 ? if not sooner. The family-owned Italian grocery took possession of 4700 Park Road on July 1, says owner Tommy George. That space was formerly home to Mike?s Discount Beverages, which closed in June. It is near Park Road Shopping Center. George has been pursuing that location for a dozen years now, calling the landlord multiple times a year to see if it might become available. ?That spot was just perfect. I?

In their words: Where do Charlotte's craft breweries go from here?
The craft-beer boom in North Carolina and beyond has been well-documented. Millions of dollars have been invested in new equipment, larger facilities and expanding payrolls. The state has more than 130 licensed breweries, with as many as 50 more in the pipeline over the next two years. The total economic impact of those breweries in North Carolina was $958.7 million in 2014 ? a figure that does not account for distributors? bottle shops, brewpubs or growler shops, according to research compiled?