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Montana judge sparks outrage with no prison time for incest
A judge's decision not to order prison time for a Montana man who raped his 12-year-old daughter has sparked outrage from afar and calls closer to home to toughen the state's law.

White powdery substance found at Clinton campaign headquarters
People evacuated Clinton's Brooklyn office Friday night after campaign workers found white powder in an envelope.

One person killed, another injured in crash in north Charlotte
The crash happened around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and North Hoskins Road.

Teen shot, killed one day before his birthday
The shooting happened just after 6:30 p.m. on the 13000 block of Armour Ridge Drive, which is off of Corsica Forest Drive near S. Tryon Street. 

Woman says dog sitter sold pups while she was in the hospital
Unwilling to give them up, she said she took out on ad on Craigslist offering $250 to watch the pups.

Forgiving grandmother wants son to meet inmate father who wanted him dead
Saundra Adams wants former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth to know what a great young man his son has become. Carruth has been serving time in prison for hiring a hit man to kill his girlfriend, Cherica Adams, who was 8-months pregnant in 1999. 

Public School Forum of North Carolina addresses race in classrooms
Twenty-six percent of African American students make up the North Carolina school districts, while 32 percent of black students represent the special education population. 

SUV slams into Mooresville business, two people injured
The incident happened just before 7 p.m. at The Kilted Buffalo, a pub and barbershop on the 100 block of Landings Drive.

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody
A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.

CMPD sued over use of tear gas, smoke bombs during street protests
The residents want a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent CMPD from using force against nonviolent protesters.

Miniature donkey named 'Steve' goes missing in Troutman
The tiny brown guy belongs to Tammy Swedland and her fiancé. But Steve isn’t just a missing pet, he’s a missing soon-to-be dad.

Driver fatally struck at site of car crash on I-85
The collision happened near Exit 32 to Little Rock Road and involved two tractor-trailers and one vehicle. One person died.

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1 killed, 1 injured in crash in northwest Charlotte
One person is dead and another injured after a crash Friday night in northwest Charlotte.Charlott...

Group sues CMPD over use of force during protests
A group of Charlotte residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the Charlotte Mecklenburg Pol...

Video appears to show UFO above Charlotte hotel
Alert the Men in Black! A strange site above a Charlotte hotel last Saturday has the internet goi...

Costs from Charlotte protests over death of Keith Lamont Scott total more tha...
Protests over the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by police cost the City of Charlotte a lit...

4 taken to hospital after CMS buses collide in east Charlotte
Officials with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirm two of their buses were involved in an accid...

Employee finds body inside water pump at UNC Charlotte
A body discovered in a water pump at UNC Charlotte has police searching for answers and residents...

Social media threat prompts lockdown at Catawba Valley Community College
Catawba Valley Community College had to be placed on lockdown Friday afternoon after a threat sur...

CMPD: 2 women charged after hours-long standoff with police in east Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police blocked off an area around an east Charlotte apartment complex Thurs...

Thieves slam stolen Mercedes through gun shop in Concord, NC
The search is on for some brazen thieves who police say slammed into a Concord, NC gun shop with ...

Troopers: Truck driver hit and killed on I-85 NB
Highway Patrol was on scene investigating a fatal crash along I-85 northbound at Little Rock Road...

Passenger dies after pick-up truck collides with Mercedes in north Charlotte
A man has died after he was involved in a fatal crash that took place at the intersection of Mt. ...

Mother shares story of losing son to mail-order drug
Elaine Moffatt lost her son to a drug overdose, a drug she said he ordered directly to her home o...

Crews search for missing jet ski on Lake Norman
Crews said they're searching on Lake Norman Thursday night for a missing jet ski with multiple pe...

Teen shot, killed day before his 18th birthday
Jahee Hoke's mom says they'd just moved to Charlotte a few months ago. She described him as a lov...

Family: Person undergoing emergency surgery after multi-car crash
A person is undergoing emergency surgery at CMC-Main following a multi-vehicle crash, family memb...

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Vet hailed a hero after putting out fire
A decorated military vet is being hailed a hero for something he did on his day off.         

Keeping 277 lit is an expensive problem
The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports 32 of 106 lights out on I-277 between McD...

CMPD sued for use of tear during protest
A group of seven Charlotteans have filed a lawsuit against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Depar...

One person died in a crash in north Char
One person died in a two-vehicle crash in north Charlotte Friday evening.         

70 arrested in Lancaster drug roundup
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Department rounded up 70 people on drug and gun charges.         ...

'Christmas Made in the South' opens
Hundreds of people packed the Cabarrus Arena to hunt for the perfect Christmas gift.