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Empty Stocking Fund provides help in Cabarrus and Rowan
Each winter, families in our community struggle to heat their homes and provide Christmas gifts for their children. For more than 70 years, the Empty Stocking Fund has helped ease some of that struggle. Organized by Cooperative Christian Ministry and the Kannapolis YMCA, the Empty Stocking Fund provides local families in need with gifts for their children through the YMCA's Toy Closet, food for their tables and additional support and assistance through CCM's Utility Assistance Fund (formerly ...

Charlotte heats up, challenges another record
WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin says temperatures will be warm with gusty winds and a slight possibility for showers. Charlotte set a record of 75 degrees for this day back in 1973.

GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama
The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the...

Service restored, road open after water main break in south Charlotte
Crews are working to restore water to residents and say water should be back on by 1 a.m. Monday.

Fallen tree displaces adult, five children in east Charlotte home
The Red Cross assisted the family at 4508 Ivanhoe Place around 10 p.m.

North Rowan High School student's car stolen from school parking lot
The North Rowan High School senior said it was unreal to watch the school cameras and see someone drive away with his car on Friday.


10 things to know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

Early morning Charlotte fire displaces family
Fire officials say the fire started around 2 a.m. in the fireplace.

Masked men rob clerk, customer at Statesville gas station
The robbery happened just before 10 p.m. at the Maxwell's BP at 1205 Garner Bagnal Boulevard.

NATO says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan
NATO says that two of its service members have been killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.

Buffalo residents ready for possible evacuations
Families rushed to pack up their valuables and schools closed in advance - not of snow but possible flooding.

Fort Sam Houston lockdown lifted; 1 in custody
Officials at Fort Sam Houston say they've taken into custody the driver of a suspicious vehicle that sparked a lockdown at the San Antonio Army base.

1 killed, dozens injured in California bus crash
A tour bus ran off a Northern California freeway and overturned Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 30 - six of them seriously, authorities said.

Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city...

One Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs
One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.

Health care M&A leads global deal surge
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

News From WCNC TV

Labor group in NC protests for higher wages (Nov 24, 2014 06:36)
(AP) A labor group is demanding higher wages and full-time work for North Carolina Walmart worker...

Widow of man shot by Ashe Co. deputy files wrongful death lawsuit (Nov 24, 2014 06:00)
The widow of an Ashe County man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Ashe County deputy....

Widow of man shot by Ashe Co. deputy files wrongful death suit (Nov 24, 2014 06:00)
The widow of an Ashe County man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Ashe County deputy....

City leaders to discuss spending $16M on Bojangles Arena renovations (Nov 24, 2014 05:44)
Charlotte leaders will discuss using $16 million of taxpayers’ money to renovate Bojangles ...

City leaders to discuss $16M in Bojangles Arena renovations (Nov 24, 2014 05:44)
Charlotte leaders will discuss using $16 million of taxpayers’ money to renovate Bojangles ...

SURVEILLANCE: Men wearing monkey masks rob gas station (Nov 24, 2014 04:12)
Police in Statesville are looking for three men who robbed a gas station wearing monkey masks lat...

Officials: Weather causes tree to fall on roof (Nov 23, 2014 23:15)
A tree fell into a house Sunday night. The Red Cross said it is helping the adult and five childr...

Officials: Weather caused tree to fall on east Charlotte home (Nov 23, 2014 23:15)
Officials said nobody was hurt after a tree fell into a house Sunday night in east Charlotte. The...

2-year-old with rare condition needs 5 organ transplants (Nov 23, 2014 16:38)
Two-year-old Keith Powell from Rock Hill is at Levine Children’s Hospital waiting for an in...

3 families rescued from homes after water main break (Nov 23, 2014 15:15)
A water main broke on Carmel Road Sunday morning. Four feet of water surrounded homes in the sout...

3 families rescued from homes after water main break (Nov 23, 2014 15:15)
Emergency crews reopened Carmel Road in south Charlotte early Monday morning after a major water ...

The issue with free tickets to Detroit's Buffalo Bills game (Nov 23, 2014 15:14)
The Buffalo Bills aren't playing your typical Monday night football game this week and the fans c...

Poo-powered bus hits U.K. streets (Nov 23, 2014 15:12)
A new bio-bus is capturing British hearts, and minds, and excrement. GENeco, a subsidia...

Amazon mulls taking on Netflix with free video streaming (Nov 23, 2014 12:26)
Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have changed the way we consume our favorite shows, and the transition m...

Warner Bros. takes a gamble, splits 'The Stand' into 4 films (Nov 23, 2014 12:10)
Right now Hollywood seems unwilling to take a risk on any big-budget project unless it ...

Buffalo braces for floods after record snowfall (Nov 23, 2014 08:40)
Western New York just can't catch a break. After record snowfall buried some parts of Buffalo und...

Social media reactions to the death of Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry (Nov 23, 2014 03:50)
Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday morning. He was 78 years old. Barry h...

Speedway Christmas kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Nov 22, 2014 21:39)
Speedway Christmas kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday was opening night for Speedway ...

Rain, chance of thunderstorms Sunday (Nov 22, 2014 17:53)
The weather will change Sunday, as clouds and rain move into the area. Rain will be heavy at time...

Sunday brings rain, chance of thunderstorms (Nov 22, 2014 17:53)
The weather changed overnight as clouds and rain moved into the area. Rain will be heavy at times...

Sunday brings plenty of rain (Nov 22, 2014 17:53)
Severe Weather Center 9 is tracking rain that will continue in and out throughout the day Sunday....

Sunday soaker: Rainfall saturates Charlotte region (Nov 22, 2014 17:53)
The rain was heavy at times in the afternoon Sunday, and some neighborhoods saw an additional 1 t...

Police: Man found shot, dead in the woods Saturday (Nov 22, 2014 16:12)
Police: Man found shot, dead in the woods Saturday Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Poli...

CMPD investigating after man found shot, dead in west Charlotte woods (Nov 22, 2014 16:12)
Detectives with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating after the body of a...

CMPD: Man found shot, dead in west Charlotte woods (Nov 22, 2014 16:12)
Detectives with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating after the body of a...

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Former ASU football player sues school in effort to clear name
A former football player at Appalachian State University is suing the school in an effort to clear his name.

In 2011, a female student accused Lanston Tanyi and another football player of raping her...

Labor group in NC protests for higher wages
(AP) A labor group is demanding higher wages and full-time work for North Carolina Walmart workers as the holiday shopping season ramps up. The AFL-CIO affiliate for workers without a union plans ...

Widow of man shot by Ashe Co. deputy files wrongful death suit
The widow of an Ashe County man has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Ashe County deputy.

Detective Brandon Howell shot and killed Mark Houck in November, 2012.

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City leaders to discuss $16M in Bojangles Arena renovations
Charlotte leaders will discuss using $16 million of taxpayers’ money to renovate Bojangles Coliseum in east Charlotte during their council meeting Monday night.

The discussion comes while they are s...

SURVEILLANCE: Men wearing monkey masks rob gas station
Police in Statesville are looking for three men who robbed a gas station wearing monkey masks late Sunday night.

Detectives said the three men came into Maxwell's BP gas station on Garner Bagnal Bou...

Officials: Weather caused tree to fall on east Charlotte home
Officials said nobody was hurt after a tree fell into a house Sunday night in east Charlotte.

The Red Cross said it was helping an adult and five children who live in the home on Ivanhoe Place.

The a...

2-year-old with rare condition needs 5 organ transplants
Two-year-old Keith Powell from Rock Hill is at Levine Children’s Hospital waiting for an intestinal transplant needed to save his life.

“He is always smiling,” said Keith’s mother, Amber Powell. “Un...

3 families rescued from homes after water main break
Emergency crews reopened Carmel Road in south Charlotte early Monday morning after a major water line break Sunday cut off water to several homes and forced firefighters to rescue some families fro...

The issue with free tickets to Detroit's Buffalo Bills game
The Buffalo Bills aren't playing your typical Monday night football game this week and the fans coming to watch won't be typical either. (Video via WKBW)  A massive snowstorm dropped 6 feet of sno...

Poo-powered bus hits U.K. streets
A new bio-bus is capturing British hearts, and minds, and excrement. GENeco, a subsidiary of the water and sewage utility in Southwest England, unveiled a bus that runs on bio-methane produced, in...

Amazon mulls taking on Netflix with free video streaming
Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have changed the way we consume our favorite shows, and the transition might not be finished yet. The New York Post reports Amazon is set to launch a free, but ad supporte...

Warner Bros. takes a gamble, splits 'The Stand' into 4 films
Right now Hollywood seems unwilling to take a risk on any big-budget project unless it wears a cape or was born out of the pages of a young adult novel, but Warner Bros. is breaking that mold.  Th...

Buffalo braces for floods after record snowfall
Western New York just can't catch a break. After record snowfall buried some parts of Buffalo under more than 5 feet of snow, leading to an estimated 13 deaths in the region, the state is now braci...

Social media reactions to the death of Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry
Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday morning. He was 78 years old. Barry had been released from Howard University Hospital a day earlier, according to the Associated Press. H...

Speedway Christmas kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Speedway Christmas kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday was opening night for Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

This is the fifth year the track is hosting the holiday event.

T...