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5 reported alive in rubble of alpine hotel hit by avalanche
Police radio and news reports say five people are believed to have been found alive in the rubble of the avalanche that flattened a mountain resort and that helicopters have been requested to take them to safety.

Mark Martin overwhelmed to enter NASCAR Hall of Fame with his idols
"I was overwhelmed, I really didn't expect it."

Trump to become 45th president on rainy Inauguration Day
With no political experience, but an understanding of branding and showmanship honed by his years in the business world and on television, billionaire Donald J. Trump rode a wave of populism to victory.

Syria: IS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra
Islamic State group militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra

Charlotte officer injured, driver charged with DWI after crashing into police...
CMPD says 25-year-old Lance Owens ran a red light at the intersection of Tyvola Road and Old Pineville Road, striking the officer in an unmarked patrol car.

Inauguration Day: Trump to become America's 45th president
Donald Trump has upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, and now the real estate mogul and reality television star will be sworn in as the 45th president

Protesters, Trump supporters clash outside 'DeploraBall'
Protesters and supporters of President-elect Donald Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington the night before his inauguration

Mexican drug lord El Chapo extradited to US
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States. 

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61
Miguel Ferrer, who brought a stern authority to his role on CBS' hit drama "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to "Crossing Jordan" as a regular cast member, has died

Mother charged with murder in death of infant son
Chaz Bush, 28, is charged with murder and felony child neglect resulting in serious injury.

Driver follows alleged hit-and-run suspect leading to arrest
Most can say they've felt the jolt of a fender bender or two. You get out of your car and swap insurance cards, but one man tells WBTV the guy who hit him skipped that step.  

Conover Fire Chief hailed a hero after rushing into crisis
Wednesday morning, the fire chief rushed to save two people after a car crashed into a building.

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CMPD holds 'Conversation Team' training, aims to deescalate tense situations
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police is taking several steps to bridge the gap with the community followi...

Charlotte mother charged with murder of 3-month-old baby boy
A Charlotte mother has been charged with the death of her infant son, according to Charlotte-Meck...

Giant concrete slab blocks ramp from 77 southbound to 277
It was a traffic nightmare on Wilkinson Boulevard Thursday after a giant concrete slab fell off t...

Pedestrian deaths doubled in 2016 in Charlotte
The number of pedestrians killed by cars in Charlotte doubled last year. Police say 20 people die...

CMS school bus catches fire in Plaza-Midwood
The Charlotte Fire Department responded to reports of a school bus fire Thursday afternoon in the...

Suspect arrested in connection with robbery in Charlotte
FOX 46 Charlotte was up close, cameras rolling, as one of a handful of suspects linked to a serie...

Local leaders ask for transparency from Salisbury after "no-knock" warrant sh...
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Beloved Winthrop University senior unexpectedly passes away
A Winthrop University senior less than a year from graduating has passed away.Tara Sims, a busine...

Retired Charlotte police canine passes away
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are mourning the loss of one of their retired canines who passed awa...

Loyd formally charged in officer's death; defiant during first court appearance
The man suspected of gunning down an Orlando police officer has been formally charged in her deat...

No jail time for man whose deadly boat crash led to 'Sheyenne's Law'
The man convicted of operating a boat while being drunk and killing a Concord, NC teen on Lake No...

WATCH: Gator jumps into vacationer's boat during Facebook Live
A couple vacationing from Missouri got a scary surprise during a boat tour of some Florida marshe...

Road reopens after cement truck overturns in Union County
A cement truck crashed in Union County Thursday morning, blocking a road and causing delays.Emerg...

Overturned tractor-trailer partially closes Highway 321 in Lincoln Co.
A portion of a Highway 321 has been partially closed after a big rig overturned early Thursday mo...

Vigil held for Gastonia teen killed in car crash
A Gastonia community came together Wednesday night to honor the life of an Ashbrook High School s...

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Local students attending inauguration
A number of Charlotteans will have a front row seat for the inauguration of President-elect Donal...

Suspected drunk driver hits CMPD cruiser
Police in southwest Charlotte charged a man with DWI after he allegedly ran a red light and slamm...

Providence Day kids go to inauguration
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Americans are ready to witness history with the swearing in of the 45th Presid...

Owners, drivers prep for NASCAR HOF
(USA TODAY) -- Mark Martin won 40 races at NASCAR's highest level. Rick Hendrick has won 12 champ...

Iron Maiden to rock Charlotte in 2017

'Christmas Lady' dies after cancer battl
We have a sad update on a story that touched many of our viewers.