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Police: Teen girl sexually assaulted at Charlotte middle school by 2 students

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According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the teen was sexually assaulted by two male students at the school on Running Rapids Road.

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

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Senior U.S. officials say the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. More>>

British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker Video included

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London's top anti-terror officer says two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England.

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Silver Alert issued for Charlotte man

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Golden Aaron Broadway, 43, is believed to be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment, according to police.

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Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate Video included

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Students and parents whose Maryland high school has been dragged into the national immigration debate declined to comment about an alleged rape case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

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FIRST ALERT: Showers and thunderstorms expected Sunday

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A First Alert Day has been declared for Sunday, as showers and thunderstorms are likely to disrupt any outdoor plans you may have.

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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul.

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Man shot, killed in northeast Charlotte

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the 1800 block of Prospect Drive at 2:24 a.m.

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Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

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Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region.

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New Republican bill would repeal HB2, adds 'rights of conscience' exemption

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WBTV obtained a copy of the draft bill after it was distributed in the Republican House Caucus meeting on Thursday morning.

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National organization wants investigation into threat made against Muslim mother Video included

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An attorney helping a Muslim mother, who police say was threatened with a rifle in the parking lot of a shopping center in the University City area, is asking authorities to investigate it as a hate crime.

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CMS school bus had repeated maintenance problems before January fire

School bus catches fire in January 2017 (Source: Dr. Tom Lannin) School bus catches fire in January 2017 (Source: Dr. Tom Lannin)
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Sixteen students had to be evacuated from a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus in January as it drove its afternoon route through east Charlotte.

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Cop calls IRS scammer back, and the exchange goes viral

A video of Eau Claire, Wis., Police Officer Kyle Roder “scamming a scammer” has gone viral with more than 3 million views.  EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT A video of Eau Claire, Wis., Police Officer Kyle Roder “scamming a scammer” has gone viral with more than 3 million views. EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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Kyle Roder was clearing his voicemail inbox when a message from an unknown number popped up. It was from a man who claimed to work for the IRS, threatening him to call back right away “or you will be arrested.” It was a surprising message to receive, especially since Roder is a police officer.

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White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote Video included

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A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

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Voters have concerns over CMS' nearly $800 million bond proposal

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The package calls for building ten new schools, replacing five and renovating and adding on to 13 schools.

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CMS superintendent speaks out about selection of controversial book

(Ronnie Glassberg | The Charlotte Observer) (Ronnie Glassberg | The Charlotte Observer)
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Clark believes the controversy could have been prevented if proper steps were taken.

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Seeking the right to ride public transportation

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Linda Yarborough says she leaves her senior living apartment to meet a Charlotte Area Transit Service Special Transportation Service (CATS) van at the Goodwill, which is more than a block away.?

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Linville Gorge fire continues to spread, but is 80% contained

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A day after a massive smoke plume rose above the White Creek Fire in the Linville Gorge area of Burke County, US Forest Officials said the fire was 80% contained with significant improvement.

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Mother of high school teen found dead pleads for answers

Tyshaud Brown (Source: Coleen Harry | WBTV) Tyshaud Brown (Source: Coleen Harry | WBTV)
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It's been more than 24 hours since Adrian Harris received the news that her son, Tyshaud Brown, was murdered. Now, she can't help but think back over his life.

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The Cat's Meow: Company debuts perfume that smells like kitten fur

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Are you looking for that purr-fect smell that helps remind you of your feline friend all day long? Well, a purr-fume company may have just the right thing for you.

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Police: Kings Mountain man intentionally sets fire inside business

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According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Maurice Antoine Nichols intentionally set a fire inside the RSI Home Products on Lincoln County Parkway March 7.

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Gastonia man accused of sexually assaulting North Iredell High student

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The Gastonia Police Department arrested 19-year-old Jaylen Dequan Minger and charged him with felony statutory rape of a child and one count of first degree kidnapping.

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Driver killed after vehicle overturns, strikes tree in Chester County

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Troopers say the single-vehicle wreck happened at 2:50 p.m. on SC 97 near Wellridge Road east of the town of Chester.

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Cooper dodges questions about adviser’s support of Jennifer Roberts in heated mayoral primary Video included

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Governor Roy Cooper refused to answer questions prompted by a fundraiser for Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts being hosted by one of his top advisers in Raleigh Thursday night.

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Body found buried behind home of missing Wake County woman

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The body was found buried about 3-feet deep behind a home in the 6500 block of Turnipseed Road, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Was this teen whose remains were found in 1973 from the Carolinas?

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has created a 3D facial reconstruction of the teen using a CT scan of the skull found in Pennsylvania in 1973. (Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has created a 3D facial reconstruction of the teen using a CT scan of the skull found in Pennsylvania in 1973. (Source: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
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On Oct. 10, 1973, the body of a young woman was found on the Edward Martin Military Reserve in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. She is known only as Jane Doe.

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NCAA warns if no change in HB2, no change on future tournaments

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has issued a statement indicating if North Carolina's House Bill 2 is still in effect next week the state could lose chances to host tournaments for another five years.

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Vintage 'rock star' steam engine in Spencer, excursions offered

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The historic 1950's era J #611 is in Spencer at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, and will be taking passengers on several upcoming excursion trips.

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Charlotte’s accused of tearing down all its landmarks. This building just got named to the National Historic Register

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Charlotte Fire Station No. 4, on West Fifth Street, is a squat, red brick building that was completed in 1926. Designed by Charlotte-based architect Charles Christian Hook, it served uptown until 1972.

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Morganton man pleads guilty to using 'sexual gratification device' on child

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The offense involved a then-11-year-old girl who reported the incident to a school resource officer in January 2016.

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Seizure-inducing tweet and GIF deemed "a deadly weapon" by grand jury

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A Dallas County grand jury indicted 29-year-old John Rayne Rivello of Salisbury, Maryland, on an aggravated assault charge enhanced as a hate crime.

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Would you drink beer made from recycled toilet water?

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A brewery in San Diego is mixing things up after they introduced a new craft beer that uses water "from the toilet."

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Teen facing charges in fatal University City crash

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say 18-year-old Taylor Dechelle Adams was served a criminal summons for misdemeanor death by vehicle.

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Report on CMS sexual assaults, secret until now, provides glimpse of student abuse

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Investigators reviewed 96 sexual harassment complaints from students, lodged between 2010 and 2013.

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Two young children die after becoming trapped in house fire

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According to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, the fire sparked at a home along the 400-block of Little Elkin Church Road around 10:56 p.m.

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No arrests made in November hit-and-run, man in critical condition

Joshua Edward Holden (Source: Hickory Police Department) Joshua Edward Holden (Source: Hickory Police Department)
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The Hickory Police Department says 28-year-old Joshua Edward Holden was struck around 8 p.m. on November 28 in the 200 block of 12th Avenue northeast between Viewmont Baptist Church and the Cubbard Express Exxon convenience store.

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Three charged in home invasion at Salisbury apartment

L. Martin (Rowan Sheriff's Office) L. Martin (Rowan Sheriff's Office)
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Laquintin  Antoine Martin, 22, Daquan Coleman, 19, and Kishawn Tyrese Martin, 17, were all charged with robbery with a firearm and felony breaking and entering.

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Iredell County man facing multiple child sex offense charges

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Deputies say 31-year-old Michael Anthony Pizza was interviewed at the Dove House Children's Advocacy Center after a child sex assault report was filed at the sheriff's office. 

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No students injured in south Charlotte school bus crash

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The wreck happened around 7:23 a.m. on Park Road near Sharon Road, shutting down all lanes in the area.

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Tractor-trailer crash slows traffic on I-77 NB near I-85

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The wreck happened just before 6 a.m. on I-77 northbound just past the I-85 interchange. 

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Rowan-Salisbury Schools releases details on technology recognition

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Additional details have now been released for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools as the school board and district are ranked among the Top 10 Nationally as a leader in the uses of technology for student success. The award announcement was made earlier this week, but now school officials are breaking down exactly what was recognized, and what they say it means for the district. Now in the 13th year, the top-ranked school districts were announced through the annual ‘Digital School... More>>

Teenager found dead behind Allenbrook Elementary School

(Shaun Donithan | WBTV) (Shaun Donithan | WBTV)
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According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police no students are involved. 

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‘I’m not going to sit here and let him shoot me,’ Muslim mom recalls of terrifying Charlotte encounter

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The woman recounted the terrifying episode in an interview with the Observer on Wednesday evening, after the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights group called on police to investigate the case as a possible hate crime.

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Reporter's Notebook: 6 months after Charlotte's chaos

(Sarah-Blake Morgan | WBTV) (Sarah-Blake Morgan | WBTV)
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Not a day goes by I don't think about the week that scarred Charlotte.

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Hero dog finds naked, shivering girl in ditch

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A dog named Peanut went from rescue to hero after she found a naked, young girl lying in a ditch in Michigan.

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Prosecutor: Drugs, robbery fueled quadruple homicide Video included

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Edward Sanchez is facing four counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Rosool Harrell, Jonathan Alvarado, Mirjana Puhar, and Jusmar Gonzaga-Garcia in February 2015.

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Aftermath of CMS' book selection of 'Jacob's New Dress' Video included

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State leaders thought the book pushed a certain agenda and was inappropriate for 6-year-olds. CMS school leaders pulled the book. 

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Gorsuch to Democrats: No return to 'horse and buggy' era Video included

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A growing number of Democrats are calling for Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to be delayed because of the FBI investigation of ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

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