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72-year-old killed in collision with tractor trailer in Gaston Co.
The crash happened early Thursday morning around 2:59 a.m. near the intersection of Bessemer City Road and Oates Road.

Government website can jump start back-to-school preparations
USA.gov is a valuable resource as parents, teachers and kids get ready to head back to school. The website contains volumes of information on how to save money, programs available to schools and districts and more. 

SC among 12 states offering sales tax holiday
The sales-tax holiday extends from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. It shaves state and local sales taxes from clothes, computers and other back-to-school items.

Police in Charlotte issue declaration for soccer
The declaration is for Saturday's Guinness International Champions Cup match between the Liverpool FC and AC Milan.

10 things to know for Thursday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

A big honor for Catawba College from Forbes
For the fourth consecutive year, Catawba College is included in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges," according to a press release provided to WBTV. Catawba is one of only 20 North Carolina public and private

Investigators reach Ukraine crash site
An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.

Rockwell man sentenced to life in prison, other local men also sentenced
A Rockwell man will serve life in prison on drug charges after being sentenced in federal court.  Several other local men were also sentenced, according to a press release provided to WBTV by the United

Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia
Piedmont and Northern Railway reported that someone took train batteries and other motor parts.

Silver Alert issued for 73-year-old Lincoln Co. man
According to the NC Center for Missing Persons, Troy Marshall Scronce was last seen at his home along the 1500-block of George Brown Road in Crouse.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign...

Man dies after being shot, crashing in NW Charlotte
It happened early Thursday morning along the 4400-block of Tillman Road. Officers were called out just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

One lane reopens after crash shuts down major interstate interchange
The truck overturned early Thursday morning on the ramp from Interstate 85 to Interstate 77 in north Charlotte.

Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques
A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and...

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead
A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.

Ax flies from truck, smashes car windshield
A woman narrowly misses getting hit with an ax that flew off a landscaper?s truck. 

News From WCNC TV

More owners, vets claim dog deaths may be linked to Trifexis drug (Jul 31, 2014 07:42)
WSB-TV consumer investigator Jim Strickland has discovered that hundreds more pet deaths are bein...

Strange sea creature washes up on California beaches (Jul 31, 2014 06:55)
The Velella Velella are a cousin of the jellyfish.  They float on the seas with the help of ...

Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia (Jul 31, 2014 05:44)
Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in G...

Overturned gravel truck blocks ramp to I-85 (Jul 31, 2014 05:36)
An overturned gravel truck has been causing traffic headaches for motorists in north Charlotte Th...

Ambulance involved in east Charlotte hit-and-run crash (Jul 31, 2014 05:22)
Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash involving an ambulance in east Charlotte early Thur...

Officials: 1 dead in Gaston Co. tractor trailer crash (Jul 31, 2014 05:16)
Gaston County police are investigating a deadly overnight crash just northwest of Gastonia. Offic...

Officials ID man killed in Gaston Co. tractor trailer crash (Jul 31, 2014 05:16)
Gastonia police are investigating an overnight crash that left a 72-year-old Bessemer City man de...

Police search for gunman after man shot, killed in northwest Charlotte (Jul 31, 2014 05:02)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were searching for the person who shot and killed a man in northwest...

Police search for gunman after man killed in northwest Charlotte (Jul 31, 2014 05:02)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were searching for the person who shot and killed a man in northwest...

California toddler dies in hot car while family naps, police say (Jul 31, 2014 03:45)
A 3-year-old California boy died Wednesday after climbing into his family's car in scorching heat...

Baby left in hot car had temperature of 101.6 degrees (Jul 31, 2014 02:59)
The Orange County Sheriff's Office has filed a child neglect charge with the State Attorney's off...

Man says he threw chair at woman's windshield because she was speeding (Jul 31, 2014 02:00)
A chair came crashing through a woman’s windshield while she was driving in Pennsylvania. A...

Police: Washington woman suspected of funding terrorists calls Boston Marathon bombing 'blessing' (Jul 30, 2014 23:25)
KIRO on Wednesday went to the home of a Washington state woman suspected of funding a terrorist g...

Rowan Co. man will spend life in jail for trafficking cocaine (Jul 30, 2014 21:53)
A Rowan County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for trafficking cocaine from Mexic...

Man accused of a murder in east Charlotte found not guilty (Jul 30, 2014 21:05)
A jury decided Wednesday a 20-year-old accused of killing a man on Farm Pond Lane was not guilty ...

Charlotte Premium Outlets to open Thursday (Jul 30, 2014 20:44)
Charlotte's newest outlet mall will open its doors Thursday morning. Eyewitness News saw crews fi...

CMPD: 1 shot in north Charlotte and taken to hospital (Jul 30, 2014 19:49)
One person was shot Wednesday night on Pine Street in north Charlotte. Eyewitness News has a crew...

Authorities: 1 shot dead in north Charlotte (Jul 30, 2014 19:49)
One person was shot and killed Wednesday night on Pine Street in north Charlotte, CMPD said. Eyew...

CMPD: Man wearing ankle monitor shot dead in north Charlotte (Jul 30, 2014 19:49)
A man was shot and killed Wednesday night on North Pine Street in north Charlotte, according to C...

US judge slaps $1.3B fine on Bank of America (Jul 30, 2014 19:15)
(AP) — A federal judge imposed a $1.3 billion civil penalty against Bank of America on Wedn...

Education groups criticize state budget plan (Jul 30, 2014 18:30)
Education groups are criticizing a new state plan to raise teacher pay because they are concerned...

Prayer vigil to be held for Charlotte woman fighting Ebola (Jul 30, 2014 16:34)
Friends will gather Wednesday night to pray for a Charlotte missionary who's fighting the Ebola v...

Prayer vigil held for Charlotte woman fighting Ebola (Jul 30, 2014 16:34)
Songs of strength and healing echoed throughout Calvary Church in South Charlotte Wednesday eveni...

Liverpool vs. AC Millan at BofA Stadium declared Extraordinary Event (Jul 30, 2014 16:14)
Saturday’s Guinness International Champions Cup between Liverpool FC and AC Milan has been ...

5 witnesses take stand in trial of former wrestling coach (Jul 30, 2014 16:05)
Another wrestling coach took the stand Wednesday and defended a former coach accused of sexually ...

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More owners, vets claim dog deaths may be linked to Trifexis drug
WSB-TV consumer investigator Jim Strickland has discovered that hundreds more pet deaths are being blamed on Trifexis, a popular dog medicine designed to kill fleas, control parasites and prevent h...

Strange sea creature washes up on California beaches
The Velella Velella are a cousin of the jellyfish.  They float on the seas with the help of their sail-like tops.  They feed on fish eggs and other tiny sea creatures using stinging tenticals, but ...

Parts stolen from trains parked in Gastonia
Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars in train parts from trains parked in Gastonia in the last month. Channel 9's partners at The Gaston Gazette reported the first theft occu...

Overturned gravel truck blocks ramp to I-85
An overturned gravel truck has been causing traffic headaches for motorists in north Charlotte Thursday morning.

Troopers told Channel 9 that the truck overturned on the ramp from Interstate 85 sout...

Ambulance involved in east Charlotte hit-and-run crash
Police were investigating a hit-and-run crash involving an ambulance in east Charlotte early Thursday morning.

Police said a First Health ambulance out of Moore County was involved in the crash that...

Officials ID man killed in Gaston Co. tractor trailer crash
Gastonia police are investigating an overnight crash that left a 72-year-old Bessemer City man dead.

Officers told Channel 9 that William Ledwell was killed in a wreck involving a tractor trailer ar...

Police search for gunman after man killed in northwest Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were searching for the person who shot and killed a man in northwest Charlotte early Thursday morning.

Officers found the victim shot on Tillman Road near Interstate 85 ...

California toddler dies in hot car while family naps, police say
A 3-year-old California boy died Wednesday after climbing into his family's car in scorching heat, KTLA reported. The boy, his parents and his 14-year-old brother were napping in their Sylmar home...

Baby left in hot car had temperature of 101.6 degrees
The Orange County Sheriff's Office has filed a child neglect charge with the State Attorney's office against a Florida mother accused of leaving her 2-month-old daughter inside a hot minivan. Acco...

Man says he threw chair at woman's windshield because she was speeding
A chair came crashing through a woman’s windshield while she was driving in Pennsylvania. A New Castle man said he threw the chair because she was speeding, but he denies any damage done to the ca...

Police: Washington woman suspected of funding terrorists calls Boston Maratho...
KIRO on Wednesday went to the home of a Washington state woman suspected of funding a terrorist group linked with al-Qaida.
 
Hinda Osman Dhirane was scheduled to be released from custody on Tuesday ...

Rowan Co. man will spend life in jail for trafficking cocaine
A Rowan County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for trafficking cocaine from Mexico to North Carolina.

Officials said Freddie Andaya, also known as Raymond Garcia, was the leader of...

Man accused of a murder in east Charlotte found not guilty
A jury decided Wednesday a 20-year-old accused of killing a man on Farm Pond Lane was not guilty of the crime.
 
The jury found Brenton Samuels not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 slaying...

Charlotte Premium Outlets to open Thursday
Charlotte's newest outlet mall will open its doors Thursday morning.

The outlet mall is expecting thousands of people to come out for the grand opening -– and to line up before the stores open at 10...

CMPD: Man wearing ankle monitor shot dead in north Charlotte
A man was shot and killed Wednesday night on North Pine Street in north Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe. The victim was taken to the hospital where he died...