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House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of deadline
House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the midst of the summer driving season.

Person struck, killed by train near uptown Charlotte
The incident happened around 8 p.m. at the railroad tracks near Pecan and Bay Streets just southeast of center city.

Boy Scouts end ban on gay scout leaders
The Boy Scouts of America national executive board approved a resolution that removes the national restriction on openly gay adult leaders and employees. 

One teen dead, another injured, after thrown from ATV in SC
Neither teen was wearing a helmet, according to officials, and both were ejected from the ATV.

Eleven jurors chosen in Kerrick trial
The jury includes eight women and three men: three white males, four white females, two black females and two Hispanic females.

Medic: Man shot at gas station, runs to men's shelter
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to a shooting around 6:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Statesville Avenue, the Statesville Avenue Campus of the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. 

Correction: Movie Theater Shooting-Gunman story
In a stories published July 24, 25 and 26 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him...

Texas prosecutor names committee to review Sandra Bland case
A committee of outside attorneys will assist the Texas district attorney investigating the death of Sandra Bland, the black woman who authorities say hanged herself in her jail cell three days after a traffic stop by a...

Babysitter arrested after children found wandering near highway
York Police arrested Trenton Lamont Bracey II, 24, and charged him with unlawful conduct towards a child.

With Boston out, can Los Angeles revive a US Olympic bid?
By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the...

Correction: Movie Theater Shooting story
In stories published July 25 about Louisiana movie theater gunman John Russell Houser, The Associated Press, relying on court filings his family's lawyer submitted to obtain a protective order against him in 2008,...

Church official: Teens killed in separate incidents attended same church
Officials at South Gastonia Church of God, in Gastonia, say teenagers Destiny Stafford and Dalton Wright were both members of the church. Both have died from separate incidents on Saturday.

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Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Office in search of missing 6-year-old
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is searching for 6-year-old Jaylien Jo'el "Jay" McClain. 

CFD Class 1 rating could cut insurance rates
Charlotte Fire Department received a class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) which could cut insurance rates for property owners. 

Salisbury police: crime rate down in the west end
The Salisbury Police Department says crime rates are down in the west end community, based on a new report released this week.Chief Rory Rollins tells FOX46 he’s been aggressively trying to turn that section of the city around.The latest crime stats show crime is down by 39.7% in the west end when you compare the first half of this year to last year.

Man accused of kidnapping 6-year-old in U.S. illegally
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  has confirmed the man arrested for the attempted kidnapping of a 6-year-old Charlotte girl is in the country illegally. 

Gaston County teen dies after horseback riding accident
A 15-year-old Gaston County girl severely injured after a horseback riding accident Saturday has died, Carolinas Healthcare System confirmed Monday morning.

Fire Captain found dead in Albemarle
Captain Alan "Truck" Hicks was found dead by fellow firefighters Monday morning at firehouse, according to Carolinas fire page.

11 Jurors Chosen in Trial of CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick
Eleven jurors have been selected to serve in the Randall Kerrick trial.

Police: Facebook meeting leads to armed robbery of York man
A York man was meeting a woman he met on Facebook when he was robbed by three men, according to Rock Hill Police.

Deputies: Man accidentally shoots 16-year-old Catawba County girl
Deputies say a 16-year-old girl was taking a picture of man holding a gun, when the gun went off.

The last ride down Thunder Road at Carowinds
Thunder Road has its last race Sunday.

Stabbing of Charlotte mother stays unsolved after 20 years
The family of a woman stabbed to death in 1990 in her Charlotte home hasn't stopped looking for her killer.

SC-based Catawbas talk to Hard Rock for brand for NC casino
The chief of the Catawba Indian Nation says his tribe is negotiating with Hard Rock International to use the brand for a proposed casino in North Carolina.

Weightlifter Breaking Stereotypes
CONCORD, NC – When you enter the Harrisburg Weightlifting Club, like most gyms, you will see people lifting weights, either to get in shape, train for a sport, or prepare for a lifting competition. However, in the HWC you’ll see something a little out of the ordinary.

Local combat veteran putting up flag pole, with or without permission
A disabled war veteran in Rock Hill says he's fighting to get permission to place a flag pole on his front yard. Gary Pittman says he did not anticipate a push back for something so patriotic.

Christian center holds vigil supporting Briar Creek Road Baptist Church
It’s been over a month since an arsonist caused about $250,000 worth of damage at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte. The rebuilding process continues, and on Saturday, another Charlotte church lent their support.The New Outreach Christian Center was destroyed in an intentionally set fire back in 1995.

SEALs Swim Across Lake Norman to Save Veterans from Suicide
A group of Navy SEALs took on Lake Norman Friday for a 13.1 mile swim to bring awareness to the 22 veteran suicides that happen every day.


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Mixed-use project planned for church site in SouthPark hits a snag
The redevelopment of the Sharon United Methodist Church property in SouthPark has hit a snag that involves some well-known Charlotte real estate developers. In order for real estate firm Childress Klein and the church to move forward with plans for a major mixed-use project at Sharon Road and Morrison Boulevard, they now need some cooperation from the families of H.C. ?Smoky? Bissell, Johnny Harris and his brother, Cameron Harris. Here?s the background: Back in 2011, three couples ? Smoky?

CB&I exec leaving Charlotte to run Canadian power company
Jeff Lyash is leaving his job as president of Chicago Bridge & Iron Power in Charlotte to become CEO of Ontario Power Generation, effective Aug. 21. OPG is the province-owned power company for Ontario. The Toronto Sun reports Lyash will get a $775,000 base salary, with the potential to double that to $1.55 million with bonuses. ?Jeff is a proven leader with over 30 years? industry experience and a history of producing excellent results in a wide range of business functions, from electricity?

Antitrust trial on Electrolux-GE deal expected late this year
Electrolux lawyers are questioning some of the most basic contentions in the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit that seeks to block the company?s $3.3 billion purchase of GE's appliance operations. Attorneys for Electrolux North America Inc. on Friday filed the company's response to the federal suit, and the two sides can?t even agree on which manufacturers are ?The Big Three? U.S. appliance makers. The feds say the three companies with the largest share of the U.S. appliance market are?

Charlotte restaurant targets Atlanta for expansion
Charlotte-based 5Church will expand its footprint with a new restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. Plans call for the eatery to open early in the first quarter of 2016 at Colony Square on Peachtree Street NE. It will be the third location for 5Church, named for its original location at the corner of 5th and Church streets in uptown Charlotte. That restaurant opened in 2012. A second location is under construction in Charleston, S.C. It is slated to open this fall. 5Church is owned and operated by a?

South End brewery owner inspired by Ebenezer Scrooge, leaves career in emerge...
Tabu Terrell says he learned from the lessons of Ebenezer Scrooge. This former emergency room doctor, 42, saw that job demands began to put pressure on his health and kept him away from his family. That was compounded by the fact that his wife, Jennifer, is also an emergency-room physician. Together, they formulated a way to fast-forward their one-day retirement plans to open a brewery now, making it Tabu?s new career path. "It was time, I think," he says. "When you start to get burnt out, you?re?

Charlotte Hornets sign FanDuel as sponsor
Fantasy sports company FanDuel has signed on as a sponsor of the Charlotte Hornets as part of an agreement worth an estimated $300,000 to $500,000 per year. Neither the company nor the team is discussing financial terms. But industry sources value the deal in the mid-six figures. It is a multiyear agreement. Neither side would disclose how many years the deal runs. FanDuel is the most popular fantasy sports company, using real-life players? statistics and sporting events for fans to create custom?