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Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash
An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens.

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law
A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials
The Dutch foreign minister says the European Union is imposing new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine.

Man avoids boarding 2 doomed Malaysia Airlines flights
A man books tickets for two doomed Malaysia Airlines flight, but didn't get on either flight. 

CMPD: Alcohol, speed to blame for fatal car crash in Steele Creek
According to police, 43-year-old Christopher Gerard Turner was killed in the crash along the 13800 block of Brown Grier Road around 1:35 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified...

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.

Charlotte immigration activist detained by ICE
An active civil rights advocate, who has lived in Charlotte for 15 years, is behind bars hundreds of miles away. Monday morning, Customs and Border Patrol agents arrested Rausel Arista in a New York airport.

Cell phone calls to 911 in Union Co. malfunctioning
Union County officials are working to fix the 911 service center after they discovered that the line for cell phones is malfunctioning.

Man makes fun of drunk friend, gets smacked with flashlight
Charges have now been filed against a Salisbury man for hitting his friend in the head with a flashlight. According to the police report, Curtis Torrence, 24, and Kendall Mowery had been drinking in the

Smoking "One pot" meth lab found behind grocery store
Police think a "one pot" meth lab became too hot to handle so the owner threw it out of a car behind a Salisbury grocery store. On Monday afternoon a truck driver discovered an Adidas bag on the ground

Trader Joe's recalls fruit due to Listeria concerns
According to its website, a supplier notified the company of possible concerns with its "tree-ripened stone fruit."

National report says child poverty worsened in SC
The findings show that poverty among South Carolina's children has gotten worse. About 23 percent of the state's children were in poverty in 2005, rising to 27 percent in 2012.

VIRAL VIDEO: Dog 'apologizes' for stealing baby's toys
When it comes to toys, dogs can be both territorial and selfish. After all, they are born with both instincts.

Fundraiser Wednesday for Rowan teen fighting breast cancer
Funds will be collected for Hannah Roberts, 13, who is suffering from breast cancer.

VA offering weight management classes
Members of the Rural Health Integration program team from the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury will provide free MOVE! Weight Management classes at the Granite Quarry Legion Building,

News From WCNC TV

Honoring the hammock on National Hammock Day (Jul 22, 2014 10:53)
Take a look at some star-studded, hilarious and downright cool hammock-related social media in ce...

Son surprises mum with university graduation (Jul 22, 2014 10:42)
When Liam Blair was accepted into Dundee University he decided not to inform his mother. For four...

Trader Joe’s recalls fruit for possible Listeria contamination (Jul 22, 2014 10:03)
Trader Joe’s has issued a recall for products in the stone fruit line. Through a release on...

Obama's LGBT order re-ignites religious liberty debate (Jul 22, 2014 08:52)
On Monday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that prohibits federal contracto...

Abused boy ate insects to survive, 'looked like Holocaust victim,' police say (Jul 22, 2014 08:44)
A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatin...

Slender man stabbing victim receives surprising gift from anonymous donor (Jul 22, 2014 08:29)
The parents of the Wisconsin 12-year-old girl who was stabbed repeatedly by two classmates have i...

Amazing transformation for woman who had beach ball-sized tumor (Jul 22, 2014 07:49)
A Georgia woman who carried around a 30-pound tumor says she is overjoyed to finally have her lif...

National report says child poverty worsened in SC (Jul 22, 2014 07:12)
(AP) South Carolina still ranks better than only five states in the overall wellbeing of its chil...

Police: Vandals smash windows, spray graffiti at church home (Jul 22, 2014 07:05)
Police in Concord are trying to figure out who vandalized a church home meant to save families fr...

WATCH: Phone video of suspected shoplifting spree at Wal-Mart goes viral (Jul 22, 2014 07:00)
A cellphone video of an apparent shoplifting spree at a Wal-Mart in Coweta, Oklahoma, has gone vi...

Veterans' Memorial statue stolen in Waxhaw (Jul 22, 2014 06:53)
Police and neighbors are looking for whoever stole a Veterans’ Memorial statue in Waxhaw. T...

City Council approves rule to allow Charlotte breweries to expand (Jul 22, 2014 06:44)
A new rule will allow Charlotte breweries to expand in some of the city's most popular neighborho...

City Council approves rule that allows breweries to expand (Jul 22, 2014 06:44)
A new rule will allow Charlotte breweries to expand in some of the city's most popular neighborho...

CMPD investigating deadly crash in southwest Charlotte (Jul 22, 2014 04:42)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating a crash that left one person dead in southwest Ch...

CMPD: Speed, alcohol to blame in SW Charlotte deadly crash (Jul 22, 2014 04:42)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said speed and alcohol were factors in a southwest Charlotte crash t...

Baby's dog-mauling death in Ohio ruled an accident (Jul 22, 2014 03:38)
The death of 7-month-old Indianapolis boy who was mauled by a dog in Dayton on Sunday was ruled a...

Affidavit: Man tried to buy weapon by bribing gun store clerk (Jul 21, 2014 21:47)
Federal documents obtained by Channel 9 said James McLean tried to purchase a 12-gauge shotgun at...

Affidavit: Man tried to buy shotgun by bribing store clerk (Jul 21, 2014 21:47)
Federal documents obtained by Channel 9 said that a man with a history of mental health problems ...

Official: No foul play in Kings Mountain industrial death (Jul 21, 2014 21:33)
Officials said there was no foul play in the death of a Kings Mountain machine operator ! .  ...

Police investigate 2 Concord armed robberies (Jul 21, 2014 21:21)
Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened only a few hours and miles apart. &nbs...

Man arrested after shooting at crowd near school (Jul 21, 2014 21:19)
Police arrested the man they say shot at a group of people across from a school last week.  ...

Changes made to controversial sales tax bill (Jul 21, 2014 21:15)
North Carolina Senate leaders made changes to a controversial bill that would limit how much mone...

Autopsy: Toddler died from hit to abdomen (Jul 21, 2014 20:43)
The autopsy report for a Charlotte toddler whom police said was killed by her mother showed her d...

Huntersville PD arrests man for exposing himself to mom, daughter (Jul 21, 2014 20:24)
Huntersville police arrested a man they say exposed himself to a mother and daughter.   Seun...

Man arrested for exposing himself to mom, daughter in Huntersville (Jul 21, 2014 20:24)
Huntersville police arrested a man they say exposed himself to a mother and daughter.   Seun...

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Honoring the hammock on National Hammock Day
Take a look at some star-studded, hilarious and downright cool hammock-related social media in celebration of National Hammock Day. [View the story "Celebrating National Hammock Day, July 22" on S...

Son surprises mum with university graduation
When Liam Blair was accepted into Dundee University he decided not to inform his mother. For four years he kept his secret with the intention of surprising her on his graduation day. As can be seen...

Trader Joe?s recalls fruit for possible Listeria contamination
Trader Joe’s has issued a recall for products in the stone fruit line. Through a release on their website, the company said they have been alerted by their supplier that there is a possibility that...

Obama's LGBT order re-ignites religious liberty debate
On Monday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on gender identity or sexual orientation. The White House touted the order a...

Abused boy ate insects to survive, 'looked like Holocaust victim,' police say
A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy who reportedly was nearly starved to death, suffered regular beatings and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care, WPX...

Slender man stabbing victim receives surprising gift from anonymous donor
The parents of the Wisconsin 12-year-old girl who was stabbed repeatedly by two classmates have provided an update about the girl, including details about the girl receiving a Purple Heart medal fr...

Amazing transformation for woman who had beach ball-sized tumor
A Georgia woman who carried around a 30-pound tumor says she is overjoyed to finally have her life back after doctors removed the benign mass from her stomach. “It was either me or the tumor and i...

National report says child poverty worsened in SC
(AP) South Carolina still ranks better than only five states in the overall wellbeing of its children, according to the release of a national report. The latest Kids Count survey, released Tuesday...

Police: Vandals smash windows, spray graffiti at church home
Police in Concord are trying to figure out who vandalized a church home meant to save families from homelessness.

Windows were smashed and graffiti covered the door of a mobile home owned by Pitts B...

WATCH: Phone video of suspected shoplifting spree at Wal-Mart goes viral
A cellphone video of an apparent shoplifting spree at a Wal-Mart in Coweta, Oklahoma, has gone viral on social media. A man named Anthony Smith posted the video on his Facebook page Sunday evening...

Veterans' Memorial statue stolen in Waxhaw
Police and neighbors are looking for whoever stole a Veterans’ Memorial statue in Waxhaw.

The picture of the statue has been posted on the Waxhaw Alive Facebook page.

The soldier statue is part of th...

City Council approves rule that allows breweries to expand
A new rule will allow Charlotte breweries to expand in some of the city's most popular neighborhoods.

Channel 9 has been following this debate for three years -- since it first began as a debate abo...

CMPD: Speed, alcohol to blame in SW Charlotte deadly crash
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said speed and alcohol were factors in a southwest Charlotte crash that left one person dead and another in the hospital early Tuesday morning.

Officers said the crash h...

Baby's dog-mauling death in Ohio ruled an accident
The death of 7-month-old Indianapolis boy who was mauled by a dog in Ohio on Sunday was ruled an accident even as family and investigators searched for answers Monday. Johnathan Quarles Jr. died f...

Affidavit: Man tried to buy shotgun by bribing store clerk
Federal documents obtained by Channel 9 said that a man with a history of mental health problems tried to purchase a 12-gauge shotgun at a gun shop on Wilkinson Boulevard. The affidavit goes on to ...