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Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect
One day after Malaysia revealed that VX nerve agent was used in a bizarre killing at Kuala Lumpur airport, police say they have raided a condominium and were awaiting lab results on what they found.

Fire destroys vacant Salisbury house
Fire destroyed a vacant house in the 500 block of E. Liberty Street on Saturday afternoon. The fire was noticed by neighbors just after 5:30 pm. A huge plume of black smoke could be seen for miles and the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Firefighters from several departments responded, as well as the Rowan Rescue Squad. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. The 1228 square foot house was built in 1965, according to property records....

Democrats elect Perez national chairman
Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by electing a new chairman in Atlanta.

Trump skipping annual correspondents' dinner
Trump's announcement comes one day after the New York Times and CNN, along with other outlets, were blocked from attending a closed briefing with press secretary Sean Spicer.

Indian Trail councilwoman, daughter charged with assault
An Indian Trail councilwoman has been arrested and charged with assault after deputies say she got into a fight with her daughter.

UNC mascot Jason Ray died 10 years ago, but his parents assure his spirit liv...
Their son Jason Ray – a charismatic senior at the University of North Carolina who had played Rameses, the Tar Heels mascot, for three years at UNC sporting events – had been struck by a car in New Jersey.

?Made my eyeballs sweat,? Dale Earnhardt Jr. says of NASCAR video of him and ...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted on Saturday that tears welled as he watched a video of him and his dad that NASCAR had just tweeted to its 3.15 million followers.

Police: Gas leak at Maiden Middle after car crash
A gas leak is being repaired at Maiden Middle School after a car crashed into the school's gas line Saturday afternoon.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political
A neighborhood bar in suburban Kansas City where one man was killed and two others were injured is scheduled to reopen Saturday even as the community tries to recover from an attack that witnesses said was racially motivated.

ACC Commissioner: 'Encouraged' to see bipartisan effort behind push to repeal...
The head of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has issued a statement calling new legislation that seeks to repeal the state's controversial House Bill 2 "encouraging."

Remembering Erica Parsons: Community gathers at service, burial Saturday afte...
One day after what would have been her 19th birthday, Erica Parsons will be laid to rest today in Rowan County. 

Addicts using pets to score drugs, veterinarians warn
Twenty years ago, vets were told to closely examine pets, looking for recurring wounds and grilling their owners. Now, vets are told to take a close look at owners as well.

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Meck County deputy involved in crash on Brookshire Boulevard
A Mecklenburg County deputy is expected to be okay after he was involved in a minor bump-up as he...

Dog thrown from car recovering at Atlanta animal shelter
A pit bull that was thrown from a car in Fairburn on Wednesday is recovering at Fulton County Ani...

One person dead, two with injuries after triple shooting in southwest Charlotte
One person is dead and two others are injured following a shooting incident Friday night in Charl...

CIAA festivities kick off this weekend
For fans, CIAA weekend is about more than just the action on the hardwood.Check out the ladies of...

Mourning mother describes night teen killed in robbery
Family and friends will pay their respects to Javier Flores, an 18-year old Cesar Chavez High Sch...

Man wanted for burglary, kidnapping turns himself in to police
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a local man in connection to a home break-in and kidnapping...

Brother of murdered East Meck student speaks out
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released the 911 calls Friday from the night East Meck High School s...

Fatal crash shuts down portions of I-485 near Ballantyne
One person is dead following a serious crash Friday afternoon along Interstate-485.NC Highway Pat...

CMPD: Man crashes into tree during chase after robbing two banks at gunpoint
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a local man Friday after they say he robbed two banks Frida...

Body found in Lincolnton identified as woman missing since 2015
A badly decomposed body discovered Wednesday in Lincolnton has been identified as a woman who was...

Hotel temporarily shutdown after hundreds complain for years
Burke County Sheriff's Office deputies served a temporary restraining order on Lowman's Motor C...

Catawba Co. man to serve at least 50 years for raping 2-year-old girl
A Catawba County man will spend a minimum of 50 years in prison after he was found guilty of mult...

Weddington High School principal charged with falsifying mileage forms
The principal of Weddington High School is facing multiple charges after deputies said she report...

23 kids, 1 adult treated for heat-related illness at McClintock Middle
Emergency personnel have been called back to McClintock Middle School Friday, one day after 12 st...

VIDEO: Man witnesses shooting of two DC police officers, suspect
A man who witnessed the police-involved shooting that left two D.C. officers injured and the susp...

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Man charged with north CLT kidnapping
Police have arrested a man in connection with a breaking and entering that led to a kidnapping in...

911 calls of shooting released
For the first time, police have released the panicked 911 calls after East Mecklenburg student Ch...

CMPD: 1 killed in triple shooting
Police in southwest Charlotte are investigating after one person was killed in a triple shooting ...

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Get McGinty: Do's and don'ts of...