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Strong quake rattles central Italy: "The town isn't here"
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore."

10 Things to Know for Wednesday
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

Man charged with terrorism after pointing rifle at Anson Co. Courthouse
Kurtis Eugene Russell, 35, is charged with terrorism, larceny of a firearm, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, possession of a weapon on state property/court house, going armed to the terror of the people, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an...

Authorities weigh evidence after alleged intruder shot and killed
Tony Underwood, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, says they are still analyzing evidence and reviewing accounts of everyone at the scene.

Communication is key in interactions between police and deaf
After the fatal state trooper-involved shooting of Daniel Harris, a 29-year-old deaf man, many were left wondering how police officers are trained for these situations.

Man charged with murder in Charlotte Walmart parking lot shooting
Kedar Aziz Muhammad, 22, is charged with murder in the death of Rechard Delane Mickle, 35.

Millions on the line to help low-performing CMS schools
Three schools could get up to $2 million each to turn around schools divided up over the next five years.

Charges filed against teen burglary suspects after deadly shooting by homeowner
Jacob Alexander Maye and Tristen Malyk Deese now face charges of first degree burglary and felony conspiracy. They also live in the same area where the house was broken into on Happy Hollow Lane.

SLIDESHOW: Baby names that are becoming less popular
Finding the perfect baby name isn't the easiest thing for a parent to do. Earlier this year, we told you about the hottest names (so far) of 2016, but what about the names that are becoming less popular?

Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship
A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether...

Little League coach visits mound to tell son he loves him
Baseball is the greatest game when you do it right. Oregon's Little League coach does it right.

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SBI opens criminal investigation after NC trooper shoots, kills deaf man
The State Bureau of Investigation said it is launching a criminal investigation into the shooting...

Matthews residents live in fear as police search for sexual assault suspect
The Matthews Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Tuesday morning...

Suspect charged with murder of man shot at Charlotte Walmart parking lot
Police have arrested a man in connection to the death of another man they say was shot at a Charl...

Commissioners want to know if DHHS, police missed warning signs in toddler's ...
A new call into the investigation of the death of a 3-year-old in Gaston County.Elected officials...

2 teens arrested in home break-in where 17-year-old shot, killed by homeowner
Two teens have been arrested in connection with a home burglary Monday morning in Union County wh...

Family says video tape may prove Chester Co. mom's innocence in homicide case
A Chester County mother accused of placing her 4-day-old infant inside a refrigerator for three h...

Former registered sex offender accused of breaking into woman's home complete...
A Mooresville woman received a shock early Tuesday morning after police say a former registered s...

Authorities seize over 16.6 pounds of marijuana at Mooresville home
The Iredell County Sheriff's Office seized 16.6 pounds of marijuana in Mooresville and Southern I...

SC mother charged with homicide after putting baby in refrigerator for 3 hours
A Chester County mother has been charged with homicide by child abuse after putting her infant in...

Police: 2 men drive to north Charlotte 7-Eleven after being shot
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a shooting at a 7-Eleven in north Charlotte.

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"I can't believe that he's gone": Family of deaf man shot, killed by NC troop...
Candles lit inside of a heart mark where Daniel Harris, 29, an unarmed man hard of hearing, was s...

City Council approves community engagement and diversity education for CMPD
The Charlotte City Council voted Monday to approve several items that will enhance public safety ...

Three meth busts on the same street leaves neighbors worried
Lincoln County Narcotics Department busted three meth labs all on the same street.Joseph Creech o...

Local pastor meets man resonsible for delivering miracle to back-to-school drive
"God bless you. Thank you so, so much." says Pastor Brenda Stevenson.Pastor Brenda Stevenson and...

Police: Man arrested after shooting woman in the hand
The Mooresville Police Department arrested a local man after they said he shot his neighbor in th...

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Advocates say police need disability tra
Daniel Harris was a father, son, and brother. He was also deaf. His story is capturing nationwide...

Reassignment conversation begins
Will students in underperforming schools get the chance to go to better schools in the CMS distri...

Burke Co. adds seatbelts to school buses
More than a dozen North Carolina counties are taking extra steps to better protect your kids on t...

Larry Sprinkle makes first appearance
Our very own Larry Sprinkle is up and walking again, making his first public appearance since the...

Rowan-Salisbury Schools short teachers
Just days before the new school year, one local school district is facing a widespread teacher sh...

Man hosts 6th free haircut event
Giving back to his community as kids head back to school, one Cleveland County man is offering fr...