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Feathered dinosaur tail survives 99 million years trapped in amber
A chunk of amber holds the remains of a 99-million-year old baby dinosaur.

Second officer dies in Americus shooting
According Georgia Southwester State University, Officer Jody Smith, a GSW safety officer, died on Thursday after he was shot Wednesday in Americus.

New student CMS board member is ready for her assignment
People who know Wilson said the new student board member doesn't back down and is not afraid to speak her mind. The student board member already has a strategy to get her voice heard.

Special meeting called for Friday involving Salisbury Council, Rowan Commission
Members of the Salisbury City Council and Rowan County Commission will hold a special called meeting on Friday morning. 

White supremacist gang member arrested on multiple charges in Lincoln Co
Mays, according to officials, is a member of the "Bound for Glory Gang," which is a white supremacist prison gang.

CMS policy committee discusses equity for all schools
The board is serious about the changes. They believe making a policy change will force the district to accelerate things when it comes to making all schools great sooner rather than later.

Astronaut John Glenn dies at age 95
John Glenn became the fifth person in space, the third American in space and the first American to orbit the Earth on Feb. 20, 1962. He was also the oldest person to fly in space and oldest living former U.S. senator.

One person injured in tractor trailer crash on I-485 in Concord
The incident happened on I-485 at the I-85 interchange just after 2:30 p.m.

Police investigating string of church break-ins in Lincoln Co.
A string of church break-ins have occurred in Lincoln County over the past week. T

Dozens of kids shop with a cop for Christmas
It’s the kind of scene you could never get tired of seeing; dozens of kids with eyes as wide as saucers roaming around a store with $150 to spend on whatever they may like.

Report: Trump taps Carl's Jr. CEO for labor secretary
Andy Puzder, a fast-food mogul, will be the next labor secretary. 

Alexander Co. man arrested and charged with sex crimes
An Alexander County man has been arrested and accused of sex crimes.

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Charlotte Latin teams up with CMPD for toy drive
They say giving starts early in life. A group of 8th graders were getting results Thursday mornin...

Tractor trailer crash causes major mess on I-485
Authorities say one person was hurt and a portion of I-485 was affected in Concord Thursday after...

Over 50 citations issued during "Watch for Me NC" operation
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police conducted a "Watch for Me NC" operation on Thursday. Officers said t...

Man with lengthy criminal history arrested for trafficking heroin, meth
The Lincolnton Police Department arrested a local man with a lengthy criminal history after he wa...

Authorities investigating multiple church break-ins in Lincoln Co.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are investigating a number of church break-ins that happened ...

Police: 'Out of control' woman stabs dog to death in Lowell
A woman is facing multiple charges after police said she stabbed her dog to death Tuesday night i...

NC mall Santa resigns after reportedly fat-shaming 9-year-old boy
A mall Santa in Forest City, North Carolina has reportedly resigned after a 9-year-old boy claims...

At least 40 cars involved in I-96 Fowlerville crash, 3 killed
Three people were killed Thursday morning in an accident that involved at least 40 vehicles on In...

CMPD responds to shooting in north Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a shooting in north Charlotte Thursday morning.

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Police: Albemarle Elementary, Middle School on modified lockdown after nearby...
Albemarle Elementary and Albemarle Middle School were placed under a modified lockdown Thursday m...

Teen says CMPD Explorer's Toy Drive changed his life
FOX 46 Charlotte needs your help in getting results for the CMPD Explorer's Christmas toy drive. ...

Community seeks justice for Salisbury 7-year-old shot in her sleep
Salisbury police and County Commissioners have joined forces to offer a $20,000 reward for the mu...

Man dies in hospital following shooting in Matthews, police say
A man was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday night following a shooting in Matthews, accor...

Report: Man tries to take 11-year-old child from school
Students and staff at Shelby Intermediate are on high alert after an 11-year-old boy said a man t...

CMPD charge two teens with murder in shooting death of 15-year-old
Two teenagers have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old last month in ...

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Toy drive honors late Gastonia toddler
A Gastonia family is collecting toys for children in need to mark the one-year anniversary of the...

Judge denies mistrial in Roof trial
Day two of the historic trial of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof ended around 5:30 ...

11 charged with prostitution in S.C.
Eleven people were arrested with prostitution-related charges in Myrtle Beach Wednesday, accordin...

Latin restaurant has lowest health score
Scores filed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department for the week ending November 29. Scores ...

GBI: Accused Georgia cop killer is dead
After a manhunt commenced 24 hours earlier, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed Thursda...

'Winterizing' your car
With lows expected in the 20s for most of us, AAA of the Carolinas says you can expect your tires...