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View from Ferguson: Charlotte has good start, tough road ahead
Now that frustration in Charlotte’s black community has erupted, the first challenge for clergy is finding common cause despite their own differences, says the Rev. Traci Blackmon. But the bigger … Click to Continue »

CMPD should release video from Keith Lamont Scott’s final moments, family law...
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says he won’t release more than two hours of video from the scene where police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, arguing it’s unethical to show … Click to Continue »

Historian: Roots of Charlotte’s protests can be traced to city’s past
“How could this happen in Charlotte?” That question was on many incredulous lips during last week’s nationally televised unrest in the streets of uptown. It got some answers Wednesday night … Click to Continue »

How one line in a news story led Charlotte trio to start ‘Cure’ race here 20 ...
On Saturday, when the Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure celebrates its 20th anniversary, the three women who started it in 1997 will be walking the 5K course, blending in … Click to Continue »

Black ministers vouch for Pittenger after racial fumble
His image reeling amid criticism that he made racist comments about Charlotte’s African-American protesters, North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger on Wednesday circulated testimonial letters from four black ministers who vouched … Click to Continue »

Judge sides with conservationists fighting to protect red wolves in NC
U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle has temporarily restricted the federal government’s ability to remove red wolves from private property in North Carolina in a ruling issued Thursday that conservationists are … Click to Continue »

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Charlotte Mayor Roberts call for law’s repeal brings sharp response
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts Wednesday urged lawmakers to repeal a new law on police videos – prompting a blistering response from the Senate’s top Republican as well as a lawmaker … Click to Continue »

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5-year-old dropped off at school bus alone in Matthews
A 5-year-old was dropped off at the wrong bus stop, alone. But it's where she went next that made her parents cringe....

Protesters take over Southpark Mall in south Charlotte
Protesters took over Southpark Mall Thursday night, forcing shoppers to leave as stores closed early. According to re...

Human remains found in South Carolina identified as missing Erica Parsons
Human remains discovered in South Carolina have been positively identified as missing 13-year-old Erica Parsons, acco...

Woman accused of starving dog, bringing it back to shelter
A woman who brought an emaciated stray dog to Sarasota County Animal Services now faces charges because the dog turne...

911 call, police radio traffic released in Keith Lamont Scott shooting
Body camera, dash camera footage and police radio traffic released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police provide new insigh...

One-on-one with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chief Kerr Putney
Thursday marked the first time Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney publicly spoke since the release of pol...

Michelle Obama to campaign for Hillary Clinton in NC
Michelle Obama plans to campaign for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Tuesday, October 4. At public events in Ral...

Regency Beauty Institute abruptly closes doors leaving students high and dry
"It's gone. I don't have my starting point anymore," Sedria Nelson said."This is really tough, really hard, I cried s...

VIDEO: Shoplifter beats clerk, tries to escape business
A clerk at a Charlotte gas station did not back down after he spotted a customer attempting to steal an item from the...

Two prison staff members stabbed by inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institu...
Two prison staff members, a lieutenant and a sergeant, were stabbed by inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institution....

York Co. Sheriff's Office wear pink bands for breast cancer awareness month
To raise awareness and money in the fight against breast cancer, the York County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday ...

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Charlotte news for metro Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, the Piedmont and high country regions of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.  

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral
Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of internati...

After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers
Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened befo...

Wonder Woman is canonically 'queer,' writer says
DC Rebirth writer Greg Rucka says his iteration of the classic heroine is queer.

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video
Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly kil...

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, compar...

Matthew strengthens into Category 2 hurricane
It is still too early to tell what precise impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the U.S. coastline.

Remains of missing teen Erica Parsons found in SC
The remains were found in the Pageland Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield County Tuesday.

Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral
Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of ...

State inspectors find dangerous defects on CMS buses
Inspectors with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction found dangerous defects that forced some Charlott...

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

Commuter train crashes into station in NJ; 1 dead, 114 injured
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed in a press conference that 114 were injured and one person was killed.

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show
It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.