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Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears
A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research unveiled Wednesday that found the unusual...

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 Thursday:

Loved ones worry while officers face danger in the streets
While the those sworn to serve and protect police the city, their loved ones are stuck waiting for them to come home safely. 

Tropical Storm Matthew heads into Caribbean
The National Hurricane Center said it is too early to determine what impact the tropical storm will have on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'
The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a...

Data shows few employees getting help through NC Dept. of Labor complaints
The Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, known as REDA, makes the NCDOL the sole state agency responsible for enforcing a number of state employment laws.

These are the most dangerous US cities
Cities with the highest poverty and unemployment rates seemed to be accompanied by higher crime rates.

Charlotte no longer under State of Emergency
The State of Emergency was issued on Wednesday, Sept. 21, after violent protests erupted in the Queen City in connection with the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika
Averting an election-year crisis, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. The House was poised to act...

Hamlet first responders recall horrors of Imperial Foods fire 25 years later
Many challenges came for first responders on that day. Among the obstacle’s they had to face, separating professionalism from their personal feelings.

Imperial Foods fire survivors recall horrors from 25 years ago
While 25 were killed on that day, 54 people were injured and across this community more than 40 individuals lost a parent.

Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation
In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S....

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CMPD won't release extra footage of Keith Scott shooting
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is refusing to release more than 80 minutes of video ...

Road reopens after police investigation in east Charlotte
UPDATE: 9/28/16 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Idlewild Road has been reopened. No official ...

Morganton man sentenced to serve at least 6 years on larceny, drug charges
A Morganton man has been sentenced to serve between six to eight years in prison after pleading g...

Man arrested in Buffalo Wild Wings robbery
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a local man for his involvement in a breaking and entering ...

Mobile Breast Center helping women get screened, raise breast cancer awareness
A lot of women put off getting checked."The gold standard research says gets your mammogram every...

CMPD looking for suspect involved in Kangaroo Express armed robbery
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery from the Kang...

Mobile mammogram and BCC Rally Breast Cancer awareness
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection is the best way to help ...

Source: Man charged with killing Shelby police officer extradited back to Nor...
The man accused of murdering Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen has been extradited back to North...

11-year-old reported missing after getting off school bus
Catawba County Schools announced Tuesday a parent of one of their students is asking the public f...

Memorial held for Justin Carr Tuesday night
A candlelight vigil was scheduled Tuesday night for a man shot and killed during Wednesday night'...

CMPD continue to search for suspects after looting, violence in uptown
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are continuing the make arrests following the recent protests in upt...

State of Emergency lifted for 11 northeastern counties
Governor McCrory Tuesday rescinded the State of Emergency declaration effective midnight tonight ...

Police search for men involved in smash-and-grab
Gastonia police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in a reported smash-and-...

Suspicious package found at CMPD headquarters not an explosive
UPDATE: 9/28/16 - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Arson Unit determined Wednesday t...

Man wanted for breaking into vehicle, cuts off electronic monitoring device
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police is asking for the public's help in locating a man who is wanted for ...

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Man arrested for assaulting officers
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon that they say assaulted two offic...

Hardy arrested for felony possession
Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy was arrested Sunday night in Richardson for felony possession of ...

Largest 'Grin Kid' group ever
Inside Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Wednesday, 38 terminally ill or chronically handic...

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Study: Teachers' 'implicit bias'...
Are teachers implicitly biased against African-American students ? and African-American boys in p...

Tropical Storm Matthew forms
GREENSBORO, NC -- Tropical Storm Matthew has formed, and is already hitting the Windward Islands ...