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Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy?s attorney preparing for Nov. 17 trial start
The Charlotte attorney for Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is preparing for Hardy's jury trial on domestic violence charges to begin as scheduled next month during the Panthers' bye week. Chris Fialko said Wednesday he is getting ready for the case to start Nov. 17, which is the Monday after the Panthers' home game against Atlanta.

Shareholders set to vote on Chiquita?s future Friday in Charlotte
Less than three years after Chiquita Brands International announced with much fanfare that it would move to Charlotte, the banana giant's future is set to be decided Friday as shareholders vote on whether to merge with an Irish produce company. It's still unclear whether shareholders will vote for an all-stock merger with Dublin-based Fyffes or break up the deal in favor of a competing all-cash offer from two Brazilian firms.

Giants, Royals tied at 2 in Game 2 of World Series
By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer Pablo Sandoval chugs home from second on Brandon Belt's one-out double in the fourth inning to tie it 2-all.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's...

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
A person has been apprehended at the White House after jumping the fence.

Kings Mountain highway reopens after fatal accident
A teen and a woman are dead after a Honda sedan collided with a truck on Kings Mountain Highway Wednesday night.NCDOT says that Kings Mountain Highway was closed after the fatal accident near Edgemont Road.Authorities say the accident happened just before 6:30 Wednesday evening. WBTV was told that there were 4 individuals in the red Honda sedan. The passenger and person behind the passenger are dead. The driver and person behind the driver survived and were taken to CaroMont Regional Medical ...

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information...

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:

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US
President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared...

Deer vs Car Wrecks on the rise
Automobile body shops are starting to see an increase in the number of vehicles that need repairs after striking a deer. "We see it happen every year," said Jim Bright at Gold Standard Auto Body in Hickory.

Salisbury woman dead after being stung by yellow jackets
The woman, whose name has not been confirmed, was raking leaves at a home on Bethel Drive when she was stung. Officials confirmed that the woman was stung multiple times.

FFN Top 10 for Week 10
It has taken 6 weeks, but the Catholic Cougars have battled their way back into the FFN Top 10 as they come in at #10 for Week 10.

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge
A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana on Wednesday refused to speak or even acknowledge his name to a judge, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court...

Police say 1 dead after pick-up truck crashes into pond
 With the help of a crane on land, crews were able to pull the submerged truck from the water. The windows were up and the chief said there is no indication the man behind the driver's wheel tried to get out. 


Greater Enrichment Program Kicks off 40th Year
For the last 39 years, an after school program has quietly transformed lives, and subsequently transformed Charlotte. In 1975 Bishop George E. Battle, Jr. founded Gethsemane Enrichment Program, now called Greater Enrichment Program, to offer a safe place for school children where they could continue to learn in a compassionate environment. Wednesday, GEP celebrated the past year of successes and celebrated those who've made the program possible.

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Charlotte couple arrested, accused of making fake credit cards for criminals (Oct 22, 2014 21:22)
Investigators discovered a website designed to make fake credit cards for criminals who stole per...

Highway patrol: 2 dead after serious accident in Gaston Co. (Oct 22, 2014 18:45)
According to Gaston County officials, there is a serious accident near Kings Mountain Highway at ...

Highway Patrol: 2 dead after serious accident in Gaston Co. (Oct 22, 2014 18:45)
According to Gaston County officials, there is a serious accident near Kings Mountain Highway at ...

Police: Shots fired at a home while children played (Oct 22, 2014 18:38)
Union County sheriff's detectives arrested two men accused of shooting into an innocent woman's h...

Why is Denver an ISIS recruiting hot spot? Well, it's not (Oct 22, 2014 18:36)
When the news broke that three teenage girls from Denver were stopped in Germany, possibly on the...

Police: Mass. murder suspect had cinderblocks in cart at Belmont Walmart (Oct 22, 2014 17:43)
Massachusetts murder suspect Mathew McAveeney was wheeled into the Gaston County courthouse Wedne...

Paul Ryan campaigns with Thom Tillis in Wingate (Oct 22, 2014 17:37)
North Carolina’s Senate race is in its stretch run, and each side is bringing in heavy hitt...

Clover residents still frustrated cleanup of contaminated water (Oct 22, 2014 17:19)
Many people in Clover, South Carolina, still don’t have clean water. For years, Channel 9 h...

FBI, Huntersville PD investigating SouthLake Christian embezzlement allegations (Oct 22, 2014 17:17)
Allegations of embezzlement and fraud at a prestigious Christian school in Lake Norman are now un...

K-9 helps capture escaped S.C. inmate in Cleveland Co. (Oct 22, 2014 16:55)
According to the Shelby police, escaped South Carolina inmate Hoyle Mincey has been caught. Shelb...

Police: Skimmers found on 4 area Suntrust banks (Oct 22, 2014 16:40)
Four Suntrust Banks were targeted with devices capable of stealing bank users personal informatio...

54 arrested in largest meth roundup in Ashe Co. (Oct 22, 2014 16:33)
Over 50 people were arrested in Ashe County on methamphetamine charges following a joint investig...

Salisbury woman dies after being stung by yellow jackets (Oct 22, 2014 16:01)
A woman died after being stung by yellow jackets in Salisbury. A family friend told Channel 9 tha...

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking (Oct 22, 2014 15:23)
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings...

NC-based Camel maker Reynolds bans smoking in workplace (Oct 22, 2014 15:23)
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings...

CMPD crime stats: Murders down 27 percent from 2013 (Oct 22, 2014 14:35)
Police in Charlotte said crime continued to edge downward through the third quarter of the year w...

CMPD needs public's help finding missing 11-year-old boy (Oct 22, 2014 13:45)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 11-year...

Missing 11-year-old boy found safe, reunited with family (Oct 22, 2014 13:45)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they have located a missing 11-year-old boy. Edward Mendy was f...

Latest developments: Shots fired inside Canadian Parliament (Oct 22, 2014 13:35)
A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesd...

Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC (Oct 22, 2014 13:21)
(AP) More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes th...

Bear cub caught wandering aisles of drugstore (Oct 22, 2014 13:15)
A young bear in Oregon had quite the adventure recently. After sneaking into a Super 8 Motel in A...

RECALL ALERT: Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles (Oct 22, 2014 13:13)
The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bag...

Canada's Parliament on lockdown after nearby shootings (Oct 22, 2014 13:10)
A Canadian soldier was shot at a war memorial Wednesday near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa.&...

Officials: Car with 2 inside crashes into lake after police chase (Oct 22, 2014 12:44)
A police chase ended with a  car crashing into a lake on Highway 161 between Bessemer City a...

Officials: Car with 2 inside crashes into Gaston Co. pond (Oct 22, 2014 12:44)
A car crashed into a pond off Highway 161 between Bessemer City and Kings Mountain. Officials con...

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Jury selection for Sandy Parsons to begin Thursday
Channel 9 uncovered new details expected in the trial of a missing Rowan County teenager’s father.

Jury selection for Sandy Parsons begins Thursday.

Prosecutors have listed 11 possible witnesses, inc...

Charlotte couple arrested, accused of making fake credit cards for criminals
Investigators discovered a website designed to make fake credit cards for criminals who stole personal information. Now two local people are facing charges.

Victor Morris and Lakisha Bryant are accu...

Highway Patrol: 2 dead after serious accident in Gaston Co.
According to Gaston County officials, there is a serious accident near Kings Mountain Highway at Edgewood Road.

An official with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said two people have died.

The Highw...

Police: Shots fired at a home while children played
Union County sheriff's detectives arrested two men accused of shooting into an innocent woman's home.

They told Eyewitness News that Thorian Franks was robbed during an alleged drug deal on Robert ...

Why is Denver an ISIS recruiting hot spot? Well, it's not
When the news broke that three teenage girls from Denver were stopped in Germany, possibly on their way to join ISIS, they were described as: PAMELA BROWN FOR CNN: "The latest American teenagers d...

Police: Mass. murder suspect had cinderblocks in cart at Belmont Walmart
Massachusetts murder suspect Mathew McAveeney was wheeled into the Gaston County courthouse Wednesday in a prisoner cart.
 
His hands and feet were bound.
 
He answered to fugitive charges out of Mass...

Paul Ryan campaigns with Thom Tillis in Wingate
North Carolina’s Senate race is in its stretch run, and each side is bringing in heavy hitters from their respective political parties to energize their supporters.

On Wednesday, Wisconsin U.S. Rep....

Clover residents still frustrated cleanup of contaminated water
Many people in Clover, South Carolina, still don’t have clean water.

For years, Channel 9 has investigated contaminated wells in the Henry’s Knob area.

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Ag...

FBI, Huntersville PD investigating SouthLake Christian embezzlement allegations
Allegations of embezzlement and fraud at a prestigious Christian school in Lake Norman are now under scrutiny by FBI agents.

Wednesday, FBI officials confirmed they are now in a joint investigation ...

K-9 helps capture escaped S.C. inmate in Cleveland Co.
According to the Shelby police, escaped South Carolina inmate Hoyle Mincey has been caught. Shelby police searching for escaped inmate

Police said he was captured by Cleveland County authorities. H...

Police: Skimmers found on 4 area Suntrust banks
Four Suntrust Banks were targeted with devices capable of stealing bank users personal information, police said Wednesday. 

Monroe Police Lt. Davey Plyler said the four cases are probably connected...

54 arrested in largest meth roundup in Ashe Co.
Over 50 people were arrested in Ashe County on methamphetamine charges following a joint investigation by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.

According to the Nor...

Salisbury woman dies after being stung by yellow jackets
A woman died after being stung by yellow jackets in Salisbury.

A family friend told Channel 9 that Diane Cupp and her son Brian were cleaning up the yard at their home on Bethel Drive when they un...

NC-based Camel maker Reynolds bans smoking in workplace
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

Beginning next year, the use of cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted in the c...

CMPD crime stats: Murders down 27 percent from 2013
Police in Charlotte said crime continued to edge downward through the third quarter of the year with big drops in murder and robbery leading the way.

Through September, police said crime was down 2....