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Reports: 2 dead, many injured in circus tent collapse
Two people died and several were injured after a circus tent collapsed during a storm in New Hampshire Monday night, according to media reports.

Bobbi Kristina Brown buried next to her mother
Family and friends gathered at a cemetery Monday to pay their final respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she was buried next to her mother, singer Whitney Houston.

Cooler weather helps crews battling California wildfire
Firefighters were working aggressively to regain control after a raging Northern California fire jumped a highway that had served as a containment line for the massive blaze - one of 20 wildfires burning in California.

N.C. to fight Obama climate change plan that cuts carbon emissions
Environmentalists hailed the move as historic climate action as Republicans predicted it will kill jobs and raise electric rates. Lawsuits over it are expected to land before the Supreme Court.

Mecklenburg commissioners weigh change that could force ?no? vote on toll lanes
The N.C. Board of Transportation adopted the plan in June. If the CRTPO follows suit, the Federal Highway Administration will officially adopt it.

Rescue groups, visitors answer Gaston animal shelter?s urgent plea for help
But Monday morning there were still about 100 animals – 34 dogs, 65 cats and a donkey being housed elsewhere – waiting for adoption. That number seemed to be dwindling some by midday as people came in to check out the pets that needed a home.

After chasing money to Arizona, Ted Ginn Jr. happy to be back with Carolina
It had been a tough year for Ginn, who just one year earlier had one of the best seasons of his career with the Panthers. Davis had a message for his former teammate.

Carolina Panthers DT Star Lotulelei out three weeks with foot injury
Lotulelei, the Panthers’ first-round pick in 2013, came up limping after a play and motioned for the training staff. Panthers team doctor Robert Anderson, who performed Lotulelei’s surgery in January, recommended taking Lotulelei to the training room for further evaluation.

Has Lee County's mythical Lizard Man returned?
Is Lee County's world famous urban legend back to wreak havoc on Bishopville? Yes, it's Lizard Man -- the anthropomorphic, with green skin, three toes and a three clawed fingers.

GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview
The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed...

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:

First day of testimony begins in Kerrick trial
Opening statements began with Special Deputy Attorney General Adran Harris explaining how Ferrell wrecked his car on an unfamiliar road after dropping off a friend overnight. He banged on the door of a nearby neighbor, who believed Ferrell was a burglar and called 911.

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Clean up begins after Briar Creek Church arson
Little remains of what was once the education and youth area for Briar Creek Road Baptist Church.

Lincoln County Commissioners change prayer policy
For the first time Monday evening, a Muslim delivered the invocation before the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meeting. It will also be the last time.Late into the meeting, commissioners voted to replace prayer at the beginning of meetings with a moment of silence.

Gastonia Police investigating Eastover Drive homicide
Gastonia Police are looking for a suspect after a man was found dead in his home.

Suspect in Hickory Homicide will not receive death penalty
A Hickory man connected with a murder that happened two months ago will not face the death penalty, according to the North Carolina District Attorney.

Driver charged after cyclist hit and killed in Hickory
A Hickory man is behind bars for the death of a cyclist.21-year-old Steffan Robinson is charged with killing 29-year-old Tyler Finley Sims. 

Opening Statements take place in Kerrick Manslaughter Trial
Prosecutors say a white Charlotte police officer on trial for the on-duty killing of a black man never gave the man any commands before shooting him and overreacted by firing 12 bullets. But a defense attorney for Randall Kerrick said during opening statements that Jonathan Ferrell made several bad choices.

Man charged in East Charlotte shooting
CMPD has charged 25-year-old Austin Burnett with the murder of 27-year-old Demario Simms.

Gaston County Men Charged with Conspiracy against U.S. Government
Three men are facing federal charges because they were putting together a violent plan to resist the U.S. government with pipe bombs, grenades, and other explosives, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Civil Rights activists hold rally before Kerrick trial begins
Community activists gathered in Marshall Park to support Jonathan Ferrell's family as the trial finally got underway Monday morning.The event was organized by the True Healing Under God group.They held several protests outside the courthouse over the past several months.Civil rights activist John Barnett says he's been waiting for this day for two years.

Police Release names of 2 Dead in Fiery Cornelius crash
An early morning police chase ended in a serious car crash, leaving two people dead.

F.B.I. raids Belmont Tattoo Parlor
The F.B.I. has confirmed to FOX 46 Charlotte that an operation took place at the Capone's Tattoo Parlor in Belmont on Saturday.

Confederate supporters take to streets
Supporters of the Confederate flag took to the streets of Union County on Saturday morning.

10 N.C. cities make list of top 100 most STD infested in U.S. compiled statistics on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) using 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ranked Fayetteville, North Carolina as one of the top 10 most sexually diseased cities in the country.

Online Videos Show People Rescuing Children from Hot Cars
In recent weeks, online videos have been popping up showing people breaking out windows to rescue children from hot cars.

Providence Day cross country heads to the mountains for annual training tradi...
The Providence Day high school cross country teams prepared for the upcoming season the only way they know how. 

York Co. mom sentenced to 8 years of jail after cooking meth with kids in home
A York County woman involved in the manufacturing of meth while her three children were home was sentenced to 8 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges, according to Leslie Robinson, 16th Circuit assistant solicitor. 

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By the numbers: July layoffs in North Carolina
Layoffs held relatively flat in the month of July, with 179 job cuts reported to the state of North Carolina, just a slight increase over the 149 reported in June. It?s a vast improvement from July 2014, where 511 employees were handed pink slips, as well as from July 2013, where layoffs impacted 601 employees. But the numbers are somewhat deceptive, as they come from WARN filings, which allow some cuts to fall through the cracks. When shuttering operations or laying off at least 500 employees,?

Amped up offerings from AT&T, Time Warner Cable arrive in Charlotte
It appears the competition for the slice of your budget for entertainment and technology is heating up. On Monday, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced a new TV and wireless phone service that will help integrate newly acquired DirecTV into its marketing plan. The offering launches nationwide on Aug. 10, and will provide customers the ability to watch television shows anytime on a TV, tablet, computer or smartphone. ?Today is the first of many planned moves to enable our customers to enjoy a premium?

Developers, CEOs pick and choose Charlotte mayoral candidates
Two years ago, Patrick Cannon raised $269,000 and won the mayor?s race. Jennifer Roberts, after reporting first-half results for campaign cash, has already surpassed Cannon?s haul by pulling in $302,000. Then again, the loser of the last mayor?s race ? Edwin Peacock ? raised $390,000 in 2013. Real estate developers are strongly represented throughout many of the candidates? finance reports. So, too, are attorneys and other executives. Several candidates filed their reports late last?

131 Main in Dilworth sold for $2.7M, restaurant plans to remain open
The ownership of the 131 Main restaurant in Dilworth has sold the East Boulevard location for $2.7 million, but the restaurant will remain open. Real estate records show East Blvd. Restaurant Partners sold the property to Colson Investments of Naples, Fla. The space is just shy of 11,000 square feet. ?The timing was just right from a real estate perspective,? says Joe Douglas, who owns 131 Main. He?s also part of the management for East Blvd. Restaurant Partners, which owned the property. Douglas?

Venture for America brings two budding entrepreneurs to Charlotte
Max Haskin wasn?t excited about working in banking or consulting. The recent University of Michigan grad wanted to work for a startup. He was intrigued by entrepreneurship in college after starting an app with a friend, but startups don?t have formal recruiting processes like banks or consulting firms do, and most new companies fail. That brought Haskin to Venture for America. VFA is a nonprofit that describes itself as similar to Teach for America, but instead of placing recent grads in schools?

Upscale women's boutique opens in SouthPark
Add Copper Penny to the shopping options in SouthPark. That upscale women?s boutique recently opened at Phillips Place. Copper Penny offers designer collections including women?s apparel, footwear, jewelry and accessories ? all curated from a Southern point of view. The SouthPark location is operated by franchisee Tracy Alexander. ?This store is my second home,? she says. ?I want them to feel welcome and have a wonderful experience? whether they buy something or not.? Copper?