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Outrage: Extremists take ancient statues, damage Iraqi site
Islamic State extremists trucked away statues as they damaged the irreplaceable remains of an ancient Assyrian capital, a local resident and a top UN official told The Associated Press Friday.

Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems
Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - the level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.

SLED: Parents arrested on child abuse charges, child hospitalized
Robert Jeffrey Taylor, 45, and Audrey Schurig, 36, were arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. Taylor was additionally charged with abuse to inflict great bodily injury on a child, a felony that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

Ferguson police chief stays on the job after federal report
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's...

Clinton's emails: Secrets, security and the law
Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton did it her way, and it could cost her.

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system
The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.

Family: Baby boy's body found inside mobile home after fire
The fire broke out in the home along Catawba Church Road in the Lesslie community on Catawba Church Road around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

50 years after Selma, Biden ties gay rights to civil rights
Gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equal rights that African-Americans fought for decades ago, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama.

Belmont police arrest man in connection to two armed robberies
Paul Allen English was reportedly arrested without incident by Belmont police for his connection to the two robberies.

Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.

Four seriously injured in head-on crash in Lancaster
The crash happened just after 8 a.m. Friday morning. Troopers say two pickups traveling in opposite directions hit head-on. Three people were inside one truck and two in the other. 

Andrew Young reflects on Selma marches
Former ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young remembers marching in Selma on Bloody Sunday in 1965.

Palestinian assailant wounds 5 Israelis in car attack
A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near a border police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, police said.

Suspect in deadly Lake Wylie shooting extradited from Charlotte
Hartley was served with warrants on two charges of murder in connection the deaths of Doug and Debbie London. Brianna Johnson, 18, has also been charged in their deaths.

Panthers sign Michael Oher to two-year contract
Free agent tackle Michael Oher signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Friday.

Police: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2
A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gun battle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain...

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Michael Oher signs with the Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers signed free agent tackle Michael Oher to a two year contact Friday, March 6, 2014.

Crossing Guard Hit while Saving Child
A crossing guard was hit by a vehicle near Albemarle Elementary School while trying to protect a child from getting hit.

WATCH: President Obama visits Columbia
Watch live streaming video from President Obama's trip to Columbia, South Carolina Friday.

Arson Suspected after One Dead in York County fire
One person has died following a mobile home Friday in York County Friday morning.

$600,000 grant aims to make Charlotte more 'bike-friendly'
A $600,000 grant has been established to make Charlotte more "bicycle-friendly.

No pants party on CATS Saturday
Riders of CATS train to Uptown Saturday may be pantsless.

Elderly Couple's Wedding, Class Rings Stolen from Their Rowan County Home
Deputies are looking for the people who stole jewelry from an elderly couple. 80 year old Betty Burleson and 77 year old Donald Burleson discovered their class rings and wedding rings missing from their Rowan County home Tuesday.

Judge Rules Against Injunction on I-77 Toll Lanes
Kurt Naas, spokesman for Widen I-77, says a judge ruled against an injunction to stop the toll lane project on I-77, saying the judge didn't see cause to halt the project.

Closings and Delays
Latest closings and delays for the Charlotte-area from the Fox 46 newsroom.

Charlotte barbershops promoting police, race relations
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and the Charlotte chapter of the North Carolina Local Barbershop Association talked about the progress of the partnership started in January.

Lincoln Co. Road Sign Thefts Causing Concerns
More than 60 road signs have been stolen in Lincoln County this year.

CMPD: Student assaults three people at school
Charlotte high school student, La'Domiyarka Burris is facing assault charges after attacking two students and a teacher Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

CMPD officer involved in car wreck
An on-duty CMPD officer has minor injuries after getting in a wreck.

Governor McCrory unveils North Carolina budget
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is scheduled to unveil the state's budget at 11a Thursday. ..

Dr. Jan Boxill resigns from UNC
Dr. Jan Boxill resigned her employment at UNC effective February 28, 2015.

State Releases School Crime Report
The state has released a crime report for schools across North Carolina with promising results for Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.

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SLED: SC officer parents charged, arrested for child neglect
South Carolina officers accused of child neglect have been charged and arrested Friday, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers a...

GEICO has unique take on YouTube ads
YouTube ads can be annoying at times. But the insurance company GEICO has come up with a way to keep you glued to the screen for the whole ad and not just click to skip it after the mandatory five ...

Officials investigate child porn case involving Burns Middle students
The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the making and dissemination of child pornography and extortion involving students at Burns Middle School.
Deputies seized cellphones and br...

Payton the polar bear really enjoyed his snow day
Payton, the male polar bear at the Memphis Zoo, could not get enough of the cold snow this week as he rolled around joyfully. While the zoo was closed Friday because of the weather, like most peop...

10 things to know about daylight saving time
While most of us know two things about daylight saving time — spring forward one hour and change smoke detector batteries — there’s much more to know about the annual change, which begins 2 a.m. Su...

Toddlers drinking coffee? Why you shouldn't share your joe
One-year-olds drinking coffee? Well, as it turns out, it happens. A group of researchers found that while some parents are having their morning cup of joe, they are sharing the drink with their tod...

Man arrested in Blowing Rock undercover operation
A man was arrested in an undercover drug operation in the Shops on the Parkway in Blowing Rock, according to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office.
Elbert Lee McClain, 53, was arrested by officers fr...

Rock Hill police: Man shot in car, robbed of thousands
A man was shot in an attempted robbery Thursday night in Rock Hill, officials said.

Around 8 p.m., the victim, 23, was sitting in a car in the 800 block of Finley Court with his friends when a blac...

Coroner on scene of fire with 1 dead in York County
The York County coroner was on scene of a fire with a fatality in York County.

PHOTOS: Scene of deadly York County fire

The fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. Friday at a mobile home in the 2500 block o...

Using #TheDress as inspiration, Salvation Army launches campaign against dome...
 The Salvation Army  launched a campaign against domestic violence using the now infamous black and blue dress as inspiration. 

"Why is it so hard to see black and blue," the text reads over a pictu...

Troopers: 5 injured, 4 airlifted after wreck in Lancaster Co.
Emergency crews were on the scene of serious traffic crash in Lancaster County early Friday morning.

IMAGES: 4 airlifted after head-on crash in Lancaster Co.

State troopers had Highway 200 blocked at...

SC teacher assistant accused of sex with student
(AP) A teacher assistant in Spartanburg County has been accused of having sex with a student. Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Lynn Drake of Cowpens has been charged with sexual battery with a stu...

Outrage over 'White History Month' sign in deli window
A sign hanging in a store window celebrating 'White History Month' is causing controversy among the residents of Flemington, New Jersey.

Anyone who passes by Jimbo’s Deli on Main Street can see the ...

Officials plan to use extra I-485 lane in south Charlotte as toll
It appears the new lane on Interstate 485 will be used as a toll, despite Charlotte's mayor saying it should be open to anyone.

People who live in Ballantyne said it would ease congestion during the...

Thieves take road signs, cause problems in Lincoln County
Authorities in Lincoln County are trying to solve the problem of stolen road signs. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says 64 signs have been stolen in 2015, which they say is a dramatic increas...