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Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death
Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the...

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death
A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor...

Sheriff: Texas man killed by deputies appeared to hold knife
A second video that captured Texas deputies fatally shooting a man whose hands were raised appears to show that he was holding a knife, a sheriff said Wednesday, declining to release the video because the investigation is...

Two men beaten, hospitalized after violent home robbery
The 72-year-old victim told deputies that as he reached for the back door, he was hit, and then covered so he could not see.

Mixed test results for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Overall performance for students in CMS show about half of them are college and career ready. There was some success in Math and some declines in 3rd grade reading and English II scores. 

Charlotte lands more college football matchups ahead of Thursday night's spot...
The start of the college football season kicks off Thursday night in uptown Charlotte and just ahead of the national spotlight, sports officials in town have announced plans for more college football in the Queen City.

Police: Wrong-way driver threatened women, threw shotgun out window on I-85
Police arrested Kenneth Demeterius Meaders, of Charlotte, and charged him with more than a dozen charges including resisting a public officer and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Molly's Kids (Sept. 2): Kannapolis 4-year-old battling leukemia
Since Ava's diagnosis she has had a PICC line, a port in her chest, 3 bone marrow aspirations, 13 spinal taps, weekly chemo, extremely tough steroids and injections at home.

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes
Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.

Clover teacher's Moped 2 Memphis raising money for St. Jude
Falls decided to challenge his students, if they raised enough money, he promised to ride a moped to Memphis and personally deliver the check to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. That was 6 years ago.

Charlotte pastor to driver after plea: Our sons would want you in heaven
Matthew Deans, 28, was indicted on two charges of involuntary manslaughter by a grand jury Monday. 

Smoke showing from northeast Charlotte house fire
Fire crews responded to a fire in a northeast Charlotte home Wednesday afternoon.The fire broke out in the 500 block of Austin Drive before 4 p.m.

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NC couples heads to SC for cheaper gas, wins lottery
A North Carolina couple headed to South Carolina for cheaper gas and ended up winning big.

The couple traveled to Cl...

CMS Report Card: Graduation Rates Up, Ten Schools Get "F" Grade
The report card for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools came out Wednesday. It revealed an uptick in graduation rates, but ...

Man charged with 69 counts of sexual assault with family member
A 65-year-old Statesville man has been charged with 69 counts of first degree sexual offense with a family member und...

Voluntary manslaughter charge against Kerrick officially dismissed
The state has officially dismissed the manslaughter charge against Randall Kerrick.

The judge declared a mistrial af...

Driver pleads guilty to crash killing Charlotte child, unborn baby
Matthew Deans has plead guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter following a crash that killed a Charlotte ch...

Major delays Interstate 85 northbound in Gaston County
At least five miles of delays were reported on Interstate 85 northbound starting near McAdenville Rd (Exit 23) follow...

Llama killer sentenced to 6-17 months jail
A man charged with mutilating a llama on a Union County, North Carolina farm animal has been sentenced with 6-17 mont...

Cornelius business threatens to protest I-77 toll lane project
Frustrations continue to loom over the I-77 toll lane project.With construction set to begin soon, one Lake Norman bu...

NJ prosecutor: 'Fight club' at day care
Authorities in New Jersey say two employees of a day care center encouraged children to fight each other on at least ...

Layla the pit bull heading to Maine to find forever home
A pit bull is headed to a new shelter in Maine after a video of her being abused went viral.

The incident happened b...

Police: Greenville County 13-year-old suspect in mother's death
A 13-year-old is in state custody in connection to his mother's death, according to officials.

Greenville County Of...

Turkey found chained to apartment balcony in North Charlotte
A turkey found chained to an apartment balcony in North Charlotte was rescued this weekend.

Officials say the young ...

Local professor investigates company behind toll lane project
The ongoing battle between residents and toll lanes on I-77 continues. This time, a local Spanish professor uncovered...

Neighbors tell local newspaper to stop littering their streets
Some neighbors in Charlotte are putting their foot down. They say a local newspaper is littering their streets and tu...

Child Predator drives cross country to meet 14-year-old
Boone Police arrest man who traveled across country to meet with 14-year-old.

On Friday, August 28, JP Thrower was a...

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SPX arranges $2.6B in credit for spinoff companies
SPX Corp. (NYSE:SPW) has closed on a pair of credit agreements, totaling $2.55 billion, for the two companies it will...

Demolition makes way for new eateries at Park Road Shopping Center
Expect two new restaurants at Park Road Shopping Center in the former site of Monkey Joe?s. That kids' play center c...

Price of a hotel room in Charlotte is up how much in the past year?
The average price of a hotel room in Charlotte is up 6% from this time last year, according to a new report from book...

Charlotte office of Thalhimer looking for new home as Cushman deal closes
The Charlotte and Raleigh offices of Thalhimer are looking for a new firm as the Virginia-based Cushman & Wakefield a...

North Carolina's community college system ranks among the best, per report
North Carolina has one of the best community college systems in the U.S., according to a new report by personal finan...

Local Mexican eatery ordered to pay $104K for wage violations
Charanda Mexican Grill & Cantina has paid more than $104,000 in back pay to workers in the Charlotte region. A U.S. ...