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Man gets 5 years for killing friend, 17, while playing with gun
The word “gun” was used, at least 30 times in a York courtroom Monday. The word that almost always comes with the word gun was used too: “died.” And afterward, … Click to Continue »

U.S. and N.C. traffic fatalities rose sharply in 2015
The number of people killed in U.S. traffic accidents rose 7.2 percent last year, the largest increase since 1966 and one that reversed decades of declining fatalities. More than 35,000 … Click to Continue »

CMS gets off to smooth start
The first day of school went smoothly in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, as roughly 1.5 million students across North Carolina began the 2016-17 school year Monday. Buses hit the road around 4:30 … Click to Continue »

Eight Carolinas colleges included on ‘Shame List’ for LGBT discrimination
Charlotte-based Campus Pride, one of the nation’s leading advocates for LGBT college students, released its annual Shame List Monday, highlighting “The Absolute Worst Campuses for LGBTQ Youth.” Eight Carolinas colleges … Click to Continue »

NC infant receives life-saving heart transplant; now she's 'doing very awesome'
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst means celebrating Christmas in July. Naomi Reeves was born in March with an ill-formed heart, and as her parents waited for … Click to Continue »

Only one lane of outbound Independence Boulevard open
The water main break and resulting sink hole that blocked outbound Independence Boulevard on Monday remains an obstacle on Tuesday morning. One out bound lane in the 6800 block is … Click to Continue »

Lottery numbers
Lottery numbers from several games. … Click to Continue »

Former Charlotte Tea Party chief headed to prison on child porn conviction
For 10 years, Christian Hine from Fort Mill was a familiar face of conservatism in Charlotte. Hine was all over the Internet and other media for years. He spoke passionately … Click to Continue »

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Mystery headstone found at the bottom of Lake Hickory
Authorities are investigating a mysterious object found at the bottom of a local lake. Scuba divers in Lake Hickory d...

SC football team using censored helmets that may help detect concussions
With the start of the new school year comes the start of high school sports.This year in South Carolina, one school i...

The Latest: Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina
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Crackdown: Huntersville police catch school-zone speeders
Drivers are learning a tough and expensive lesson in Huntersville. Police cracked down on speeders in local school z...

Two suspects charged in connection to Lincolnton home invasions
The Lincolnton Police Department have arrested two suspects in connection to three separate home invasion robberies.

Moody AFB releases statement on low-altitude A-10C flyover in Uptown
Social media has gone into a tail spin after many people reported seeing fighter jets flying very low over the Charlo...

Mecklenburg Co. jury duty scam
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office is warning citizens about an increased number of jury duty scams where the ca...

Man accused of peeping at Lincolnton tanning salon turns himself in
A man is accused of secretly taking pictures of a woman while she was tanning at a local salon in Lincolnton.David An...

Man charged with murder in Rowan Co. overnight shooting
The Rowan County Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged a man for the shooting death of Dewey Ervin Gray.


Man found dead inside north Charlotte home identified
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are conducting a death investigation in north Charlotte.

A domestic call for service ca...

CMPD investigating double shooting in Uptown Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after two people were shot in Uptown Charlotte.

Police responded to a...

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

Hwy 74 water main break closure expected to last through noon Tuesday
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the outbound lane of Independence Boulevard is shut down around the 6800 b...

State funeral set for Amatrice after quake survivors rebel
Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host an Italian state funeral Tuesday in quake...

Construction worker falls off bridge into Catawba River
Catawba officials say the the man was doing overnight work on a bridge when he fell.

Two men injured in Rowan County shootings
Officials say a 33-year-old man was shot in the chest on West C Street and flown to the hospital.

Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses
Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now thos...

Charlotte boy mauled by dogs in April returns to school
 A Charlotte boy who has been recovering from a vicious dog attack returned to the classroom Monday.

School bus delays frustrate some Charlotte parents
All of them suffered though lengthy wait times Monday afternoon at school bus stops.

Fort Mill families ready to sue county over sewage spill
A group of Fort Mill families are fed up and on the verge of filing a law suit against York County. In July, WBTV tol...

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

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks
The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted relate...

CMS superintendent talks about first day of school
Clark visited more than 20 schools on the first day of class Monday. She said she was pleased teaching and learning h...