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With eye on son's recovery, Olsen rejoins Panthers practice
Olsen said T.J. is on track in his recovery, and though the week after T.J.'s third and final scheduled open-heart surgery has been "a bit of a roller coaster," it's mostly been "pretty positive."

Meck Co Commissioners to issue decision about no wake zone on Mtn Island Lake
With the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission now disbanded, it's up to Mecklenburg County Commissioners to decide whether residents' applications for no wake zone should go before state officials.

Deputies: Person shot at York Co store, 3 in custody
The incident happened on Monday afternoon at a store near the intersection of Highway 322 and Gordon Road.

?Miracle? flight survivor says PTSD related to her firing
In the suit, filed in Mecklenburg Superior Court, Lockie says she was fired in retaliation for seeking leave and because she filed a workers' compensation claim related to the crash.

Prosperity Church Road business owners say construction, name change hurting ...
Dorbor is one of about a half-dozen business owners in the area who say they have seen declining revenues – some as much as 70 percent – because construction has taken away their frontage and frustrates customers

Bank of America offers help for women sleeping on uptown benches
Salvation Army officials say the combined dollars have put the construction campaign within $94,000 of its $1.4 million campaign goal – close enough to allow work to begin.

Teen charged with DWI after crash led to best friend's death
The crash happened along the 1100 block of 6th Street NW around 7 p.m. Sunday evening.


US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued
A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

Mecklenburg commissioners to hear from public on smoking ban Tuesday
The initiative is being pushed by Marcus Plescia, the county's health director, and has been urged for years by Park & Recreation Director Jim Garges.

How to prevent hackers from stealing your personal photos online
Imagine if your private photos were put online for the world to see. This happened to dozens of celebrities over the weekend after hackers apparently stole from a cloud backup service.

BB&T Ballpark: field of dreams
Timothy "Eli" Shenise was signed to a one-day contact with the Charlotte Knights and was made an honorary member of the team.

Report: Duo robbed Food Lion, pistol whipped employee
The robbery happened at the Food Lion on E. Sunset Drive around 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. Two men went into the business armed with handguns as the first employee was opening the store.

September Survivor of the Month: Angel McCaskill
Angel McCaskill discovered a lump in her breast in July of 2007. She had no idea what she was feeling, she just knew it was large.

Man falls while climbing on Crowders Mountain
Emergency crews say they transported a man in his late 20s to Caromont Regional after the fall.

NC State to debut wolf-inspired uniforms against ODU
The Wolfpack will debut new alternative uniforms during next Saturday's match-up with Old Dominion.

What's happening to Common Core in NC?
The law keeps the math and language arts standards originating from Common Core and approved four years ago in place until new ones are approved by the State Board of Education.

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Gunman opens fire in busy store on Labor Day (Sep 1, 2014 21:17)
A gunman opened fire outside a busy store in the middle of the afternoon on Labor Day. It happene...

Students grieve loss of classmate after Hickory crash (Sep 1, 2014 21:09)
As students and community members entered the First Presbyterian Church in Hickory Monday afterno...

Judge orders another evaluation for man accused of raping, killing cousin (Sep 1, 2014 19:49)
A judge ordered another psychiatric evaluation for a man accused of raping and killing his cousin...

Google's self-driving car still has many flaws (Sep 1, 2014 18:26)
We've seen each version of Google's self-driving car. (Video via  Google ) "There's no ...

Can you train your brain to eat healthy? (Sep 1, 2014 18:16)
If only kale tasted like Oreos, right? Well, new research says you might be able to train your br...

Woman raped uptown this weekend, police looking for suspect (Sep 1, 2014 17:28)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still looking for a suspect after a woman said she was raped in ...

Task force works to change CMS bell schedule (Sep 1, 2014 16:56)
Channel 9 is getting a first look at proposals the parent-run School Time Task Force will present...

Police search for man who fired shots outside laundromat (Sep 1, 2014 16:24)
Police in Gastonia are searching for the man who fired several shots outside a laundromat, appare...

Arrest made after man fired shots outside laundromat (Sep 1, 2014 16:24)
Police in Gastonia have arrested a man who fired several shots outside a laundromat, apparently h...

Gastonia FD: Man has ‘major injuries’ after fall at Crowder’s Mountain (Sep 1, 2014 14:53)
The Gastonia Fire Department said a man in his late 20s fell approximately 15 to 20 feet at Crowd...

Gastonia FD: Man has ‘major injuries’ after fall at Crowders Mountain (Sep 1, 2014 14:53)
The Gastonia Fire Department said a man in his late 20s fell approximately 15 to 20 feet at Crowd...

Melting ice shelves drive rapid Antarctic sea level rise (Sep 1, 2014 14:49)
A study more than 20 years in the making reports a rapid rise in Antarctic sea levels. The cause?...

Why is Gov. Pat Quinn living off minimum wage for a week? (Sep 1, 2014 14:49)
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is taking on a challenge of sorts just two months ahead of the ...

More than 7,500 sign petition to keep NC film incentives (Sep 1, 2014 13:28)
A local petition calling on North Carolina lawmakers to keep the state's film incentive program h...

Masked men rob Monroe Food Lion at gunpoint (Sep 1, 2014 11:09)
Police are investigating after they said two men robbed a grocery store in Monroe at gunpoint thi...

Masked men rob Food Lion at gunpoint, pistol whip manager (Sep 1, 2014 11:09)
Monroe Police are looking for two men they said pistol whipped a grocery store manager and robbed...

2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell (Sep 1, 2014 11:06)
(AP) Authorities say a 9-year-old child and a 5-month-old child have died after a boat capsized o...

Kraft recalls some cheese products (Sep 1, 2014 08:12)
With school back in full swing, Kraft has recalled a popular cheese in the kids lunchboxes. ...

Hundreds expected at uptown Labor Day parade (Sep 1, 2014 07:43)
Hundreds of people are expected to be in uptown Charlotte for the Labor Day Parade Monday morning...

Armed guard arrested for shooting at car after Lil'Wayne concert (Sep 1, 2014 07:23)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a security guard after they said he fired shots at a man in...

Armed guard arrested for shooting after Lil Wayne concert (Sep 1, 2014 07:23)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a security guard after they said he fired shots at a man in...

Busy Shelby road to be closed all morning after DUI crash (Sep 1, 2014 07:14)
A busy road in Shelby could be closed until noon Monday because of an overnight crash. Troopers s...

Busy Shelby road partially reopens after DUI crash (Sep 1, 2014 07:14)
A busy road in Shelby partially reopened around noon Monday after an overnight crash knocked down...

Fisherman shocked after snagging 5-foot gator in NC lake (Sep 1, 2014 06:09)
A North Carolina fisherman was in for the surprise of his life after he thought he was reeling in...

WATCH: Fisherman shocked after snagging gator in NC lake (Sep 1, 2014 06:09)
A North Carolina fisherman was in for the surprise of his life after he thought he was reeling in...

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3 in custody after shooting outside of York Co. store
A gunman opened fire outside a busy store in the middle of the afternoon on Labor Day. It happened around 1:30 p.m. at J and K County Store off Gordon Road in York County. One man is in the hospita...

Students grieve loss of classmate after Hickory crash
As students and community members entered the First Presbyterian Church in Hickory Monday afternoon, there was scripture taped to the door. Organizers were hoping to do everything they could to com...

Judge orders another evaluation for man accused of raping, killing cousin
A judge ordered another psychiatric evaluation for a man accused of raping and killing his cousin in her south Charlotte apartment four years ago.

Derek Ward has bounced between jail, mental hospita...

Google's self-driving car still has many flaws
We've seen each version of Google's self-driving car. (Video via Google) "There's no steering wheel in the way." (Video via Google) And we're ready to give it a test drive. So where is it? ???We...

Can you train your brain to eat healthy?
If only kale tasted like Oreos, right? Well, new research says you might be able to train your brain to eventually crave the healthy foods you don't like.  According to a study published in the jo...

Woman raped uptown this weekend, police looking for suspect
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still looking for a suspect after a woman said she was raped in the heart of Uptown this weekend.

The victim spoke to Channel 9 because she said she does not want th...

Task force works to change CMS bell schedule
Channel 9 is getting a first look at proposals the parent-run School Time Task Force will present to Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders Tuesday. One of the recommendations includes a later start ...

Arrest made after man fired shots outside laundromat
Police in Gastonia have arrested a man who fired several shots outside a laundromat, apparently hitting one person and frightening many others Monday morning. Jerecos Markeve Byers, 25, turned him...

Gastonia FD: Man has ?major injuries? after fall at Crowders Mountain
The Gastonia Fire Department said a man in his late 20s fell approximately 15 to 20 feet at Crowders Mountain on Monday.

The victim was rock climbing on the training wall. He has major injuries, but...

Melting ice shelves drive rapid Antarctic sea level rise
A study more than 20 years in the making reports a rapid rise in Antarctic sea levels. The cause? Melting ice shelves.  That's an especially big deal for a continent covered in ice, and the scient...

Why is Gov. Pat Quinn living off minimum wage for a week?
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is taking on a challenge of sorts just two months ahead of the midterm elections. "He's challenging himself to spend no more than $79 on food and other recreational expense...

More than 7,500 sign petition to keep NC film incentives
A local petition calling on North Carolina lawmakers to keep the state's film incentive program has already received more than 7,500 signatures.

Mike King doesn't work in film, but he believes other...

Masked men rob Food Lion at gunpoint, pistol whip manager
Monroe police are looking for two men they said pistol whipped a grocery store manager and robbed the store's safe.

Police said the suspects attacked the assistant store manager from behind as he wa...

2 children die when boat capsizes on Lake Hartwell
(AP) Authorities say a 9-year-old child and a 5-month-old child have died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told local media outlets that the older child w...

Kraft recalls some cheese products
With school back in full swing, Kraft has recalled a popular cheese in the kids lunchboxes. 

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the company is voluntarily recalling almost 7,700 cases o...