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Man has serious injuries after being rescued from 'deep hole' in Charlotte
According to Charlotte Fire, officials were called out to the 200-block of Clark Boulevard just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning for a "confined space rescue."

6 days missing: Search area for missing teens boaters grows
As the search for two missing teen boaters from Florida entered its sixth day, Coast Guard crews on Wednesday extended the search area northward off the South Carolina coast, urging vessels in the wide expanse of the...

Tom Brady: 'I did nothing wrong' in Deflategate
Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing Wednesday in a 507-word Facebook post: "I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either."

Men with hoodies over faces rob Charlotte gas station
According to Charlotte police, officers were called to the BP gas station along Harrisburg Road and Pence Road around 5:07 a.m.

Volunteer firefighter facing multiple sex-related charges
According to warrants, Saltsgaver requested videos between July 2 and July 27 of sex acts from girls he thought were ages 14 and 15. The warrants say the incidents happened on a cellphone chat application.

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

More than 80 firefighters respond to large barn fire in Iredell County
The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. at a barn on the 200 block of Caleb Lane in Stony Point, near the Iredell and Alexander County line.

Forum for "healing" to be held on Thursday
A community forum and conversation about healing in the wake of the Charleston church shooting and the discussions in locally regarding the Confederate monument will be held Thursday night in Salisbury.

Shooting in Gaston County forced overnight lockdown at hospital
Gastonia Police say the lockdown at Caramount Medical Center was the result of a shooting from Tuesday night.

Charlotte-bound flight makes emergency landing, Panthers player possibly on b...
According to American Airlines, Flight 1277 from Chicago O’Hare to Charlotte was diverted Tuesday night after an indicator light came on about a possible mechanical issue. 

Iran nuclear deal turns up lobbying heat on Congress
The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.

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Carolina Panthers aboard emergency landing flight
Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman was aboard a Charlotte bound flight Tuesday night that made an emergency landing after a mechanical problem.

Man rescued from hole in Charlotte
The man was rescued from the hole and hospitalized with possibly life threatening injuries.

Wallace Farm in Huntersville up for permit renewal
Wallace Farm in Huntersville is up for a permit renewal.

Family donates organs of Gaston Co. teen who died after horseback riding acci...
A 15-year-old Gaston County girl severely injured after a horseback riding accident Saturday has died, Carolinas Healthcare System confirmed Monday morning.

Half of unclaimed Powerball ticket in Cherryville given to education fund
The funds of an unclaimed $1 million Powerball ticket in Cherryville will be split in half between an education fund and the lottery games after no one came forward, according to the Director of Communication for the NC Education Lottery.

Fire Captain found dead in Albemarle
Captain Alan "Truck" Hicks was found dead by fellow firefighters Monday morning at firehouse, according to Carolinas fire page.

NCDOT Sec. Tata resigns to 'focus on personal matters'
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has resigned.

Undocumented immigrant accused of kidnapping child makes first court appearance
The undocumented immigrant accused of kidnapping a child made his first appearance in court Tuesday.

Rowan County commissioners appeal ruling in prayer case
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Rowan County commissioners are appealing a federal court ruling which said their practice of opening meetings with Christian prayers violated the First Amendment.

Providence Fire Department Moves Out, Wesley Chapel Moves In
Weddington, N.C. (WJZY) -- After more than sixty years of fighting fires and answering medical calls, Providence Fire Department is moving out and a new one is moving in. The switch happens at midnight Tuesday.The Town of Weddington says the transition will be seamless, but some who live there are afraid response times will go up with the new department. Neighbors say the Providence Fire Department has become something the community of Weddington has come to rely on.“These firefi...

Three suspects arrested in Davidson murder investigation
The Davidson Police Department arrested three suspects in the homicide of Jerry Wayne Kerns, Jr., "Junior," Tuesday.

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. 

Final jury selected in Kerrick trial
The 12 person jury was seated Tuesday after seven days of jury selection.

Person struck, killed by train in Charlotte
One person has been killed after being struck by a train in Charlotte.

Pedestrian killed by train near Plaza Midwood
A pedestrian has been hit and killed by a train on Pecan Avenue. 

Charlotte City Council approves $600,000 for 2017 NBA All-Star Game
The Charlotte City Council approved a $600,000 agreement for hosting the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte. 

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Carowinds named among best amusement parks for families
An affiliate of TripAdvisor is out with a list of ?Best Amusement Parks for Families,? and the Charlotte region?s top tourist attraction earned a mention. ?Amusement parks are a quintessential part of summer break for families,? explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic, in a news release. ?Whether you?re on vacation, or staying home, a day at an amusement park can be an extra-special treat for kids, and a fun bonding experience for the entire family. With so?

McCrory: Budget surplus enough to trigger cuts to corporate tax rate
The final numbers are in, and it appears North Carolina's corporate tax rate is going down. Gov. Pat McCrory?s office reported Tuesday that final figures for the fiscal year that ended June 30 show the state has a $445 million revenue surplus. That?s enough to trigger automatic cuts to the corporate tax rate under the tax-reform package adopted in 2013, McCrory says. The law requires that the corporate tax rate be lowered by 1% if tax revenues exceed $20.2 billion by the end of fiscal 2014-15.?

Apple reportedly in talks to join forces with BMW on electric car
Apple Inc. is reportedly in talks with BMW about using its i3 vehicle as the building block for an electric car, according to a report from Business Insider. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is interested in using the body of the BMW model i3 as the basis for its own vehicle, according to German-language publication Manager Magazin. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company reportedly has hundreds of employees working on "Project Titan," the code name for its effort to move into the automotive sector. Apple?

Hilton Garden Inn hotel planned for Waverly development in south Charlotte
A Hilton Garden Inn hotel is being planned for the Waverly mixed-use development in south Charlotte, according to real estate records. The hotel would be located ?in the retail core of the development,? according to a filing with the city. Childress Klein and Crosland Southeast are developing the 85-acre Waverly project at the intersection of Providence and Ardrey Kell roads in south Charlotte. They won a rezoning for the property last year that allowed for a 150-room hotel within the development?

Political sniping comes with Charlotte incentives deal
What seemed like a run-of-the-mill incentives package took a political turn on Monday night. A political turn to the right and the left. On the right, the Charlotte City Council's two Republican members opposed spending $2.79 million in city taxpayer money as part of a $20 million incentives package for Dimensional Fund Advisors. And on the left, Michael Barnes, the Democratic mayor pro tem, lashed out at the governor?s office and the state for rushing the public announcement that the company?

Confirmed: Publix seeking uptown Charlotte location
Publix Super Markets Inc.'s future plans could include a location in uptown Charlotte. The Lakeland, Fla. grocer has yet to nail down a location but is exploring options, Kim Reynolds, Charlotte media and community relations manager, said Tuesday at the Charlotte Rotary Club meeting. ?We would like to be in uptown,? she said. ?We?re looking all over the city.? Publix already operates stores in several urban centers, she noted. ?We can get creative if it allows us to be in an urban?