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Search underway for 'dangerous' north Charlotte homicide suspect Video included

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say one person was killed in the 9000 block of Red Clay Lane.

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GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on "Obamacare" repeal

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Senate Republicans are abandoning hope of truly replacing 'Obamacare' and might settle for a much more modest 'skinny repeal.'

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Trump's transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress Video included

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President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress.

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Boy allegedly killed by father saw 'compromising photos' Video included

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The indictment stated that 13-year-old Dylan planned to confront his father over "compromising photos." 

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Kannapolis house fire destroys kitchen

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It happened just before 1 a.m. at a home on Deaton Street at Barlow Avenue. 

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Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life's blueprint

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Scientists are building yeast DNA from scratch, a stepping stone toward making new organisms.

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Darrell Harwood concert to benefit Hands of a Sportsman

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Hands of a Sportsman (HOAS), a North Carolina-based non-profit organization, is hosting its second annual concert and fundraiser on Friday, July 28 at the Charles Mack Center in Mooresville. 

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Sign up for Salisbury Citizens Academy extended

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The deadline for applications for the City of Salisbury Citizen’s Academy, a 10-week academy in which residents learn firsthand about city operations, has been extended to Friday, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. 

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Bridges to be closed near I-85 for construction

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From NC DOT: As work continues on the I-85 widening project in Cabarrus County, the N.C. Department of Transportation will be closing bridges on Brantley Road and Centergrove Road starting on Tuesday, August 1, weather permitting. 

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No one injured in Lincoln County mobile home fire

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Lincoln County Communications says the fire broke out at a home on Hubbard Street around 1:08 a.m.

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Manhunt for 'armed, dangerous' suspect ends with arrest in McDowell County Video included

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On Thursday, a six-day long manhunt for Jeremy Stroupe II, who Transylvania County deputies said led them on a chase, robbed a victim at gunpoint and then took off with the victim's bike into the Pisgah National Forest on Saturday, ended in McDowell County. Deputies confirmed just after 4 a.m. Thursday that Stroupe had been taken into custody.

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Charlotte man arrested on attempted murder charge after teen shot in the head

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The victim had driven with a female passenger to meet someone in the 500 block of McMullen Way in southeast Charlotte when someone shot into their vehicle, police said.

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Crash shuts down Ballantyne-area road

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the wreck happened around 12:44 a.m. on Lancaster Highway near Danby Road, closing the roadway for a couple hours.

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First Alert Day Friday as front moves in

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That front will be moving through the Carolinas Friday, providing the trigger for widespread shower and thunderstorm development, which is why Friday has been declared a First Alert Day.

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GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare' Video included

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The Senate is plunging into full-fledged debate on the Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law.

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Trump's order: Bar all transgender troops from US military Video included

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President Donald Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving "in any capacity" in the armed forces.

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Trump again rips attorney general but many want him to stay Video included

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Trump's intensifying criticism has fueled speculation that the attorney general may step down even if the president stops short of firing him. 

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Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution Video included

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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena.

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Police: Man snapped puppy's neck over Wi-Fi dispute Video included

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The 3-month-old puppy died on the way to animal rescue, and an examination confirmed major spinal trauma.

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Report: Old Shuford Mill cited for broken sprinklers in the past Video included

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Two new reports, obtained by WBTV on Wednesday, reveal new details about the facility's past fire inspections.

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Prosthetic leg found in NC river, owner being sought

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The below-the-knee prosthetic was found on Wednesday, July 12, on the Dan River near Wentworth.

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13 things we saw, including Cam Newton’s first throws, at Carolina Panthers camp

Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry arrives for the team’s first training camp practice of the 2017 season at Wofford College in Spartanburg on Wednesday. (Jourdan Rodrigue | The Charlotte Observer) Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry arrives for the team’s first training camp practice of the 2017 season at Wofford College in Spartanburg on Wednesday. (Jourdan Rodrigue | The Charlotte Observer)
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SPARTANBURG, SC (Joseph Person, Jourdan Rodrigue, and Scott Fowler/The Charlotte Observer) - 13 things we learned at the Carolina Panthers’ first practice of training camp for the 2017 season, at Wofford College on Wednesday night. Quarterback Cam Newton made his first public throws in weeks as he warmed up with backup quarterback Derek Anderson. Newton is leaner than he was last season, and head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Newton was “around 246 pounds,” the close... More>>

Advocates say Charlotte’s water could make you sick. It’s safe and reliable, city says.

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The report released Wednesday cited Charlotte data from 2015, showing TTHMs at 64.3 ppb, double the state and national averages.

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Charlotte Fire Department is playing catch up with the city’s constant growth

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As the city grows and changes, the Charlotte Fire Department must change as well, said Fire Chief Jon Hannan, but it takes time to fund and make those changes.

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Charlotte transgender veterans speak about president’s new military ban Video included

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While some are speaking out against the transgender ban, others said they will support it.

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VA promises to pay veteran's medical bill 'any day' after WBTV investigation Video included

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“Six months later, I got a bill in the mail for almost $20,000 and I almost fell on the floor,” Hudspeth said in an interview with WBTV. “I said, ‘Lord, the VA said they were going to take care of all this.’”

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Crime Stoppers: Pregnant woman hurt in store robbery Video included

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It happened at Rose's department store on The Plaza near closing on a Sunday evening.

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Mount Holly house fire intentionally set, man facing attempted murder charges

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According to the Mount Holly Fire Department,42-year-old Derrick Leonard Hidgon was charged with first-degree arson, felony breaking and entering, attempted first-degree murder and animal cruelty. 

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Union County man accused of attacking girlfriend then 2 other women after leaving jail

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A Indian Trail man who was arrested Tuesday for reportedly assaulting his girlfriend is facing more charges after deputies say he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend's 18-year-old female friend.

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Racial disparity found in CMS' Academically Gifted program

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) says it is working on making numbers more diverse when it comes to the district's Academically Gifted program. 

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Rollover wreck shuts down Myers Park road

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Three people were seriously injured in a wreck in the Myers Park neighborhood in south Charlotte Wednesday evening. 

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Man pleads guilty to killing his great aunt, implicates his mom in court statements Video included

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Patricia Swink's niece, Tina Swink, was charged in connection with the murder along with Tina Swink's son Micky Swink. 

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Brain disease seen in most football players in large report Video included

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Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most. More>>

Inmate sentenced for attack on corrections officers

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Lindsey Lenell Hayes of Reidsville was convicted on Wednesday by a jury in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of two counts of felony assault with physical injury on a detention employee. 

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#TeamNOSugar Success Story: Grandmother loses 87 lbs in 7 months! Video included

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A yo-yo dieter for nearly a decade, the Hickory grandmother could never seem to keep the weight off. Until a routine day at the office led to a hospital trip and grim prediction from her doctor.

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NC preschool teacher facing indecent liberties charges

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The sheriff’s office began an investigation and it was determined that the alleged incidents occurred at the school’s summer camp between June 12 and June 19.

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New charges for man already accused in Myers Park sex assaults Video included

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A source says the woman recognized Bailey's face when CMPD investigators held a news conference to discuss an arrest in two sex assault cases last week.

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Molly's Kids: Update on Charlotte 4-year-old living with leukemia

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Emma Holt will celebrate her fourth birthday on August 22 and sure has come a long way. Holt is now close to 20 months into treatment for her acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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Huntersville woman starts kindness group using painted rocks

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Messages like “Be the change,” “You are important,” and “Smile” adorn rocks that have been left on greenway trails, parking lots, and even the town police station.

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Police: Man confesses to west Charlotte hotel robbery

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A man was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with a robbing a west Charlotte hotel Monday night. 

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Man faces long list of charges, including selling 'gray death' heroin Video included

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A search warrant executed at a house in the 800 block of Lincolnton Road on Tuesday afternoon turned up a large amount of drugs, a gun, and thousands in cash.

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Choreographer for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Paul McCartney, coming to Catawba College

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Vincent Paterson, a legendary director and choreographer and the man behind some of Madonna and Michael Jackson’s most signature and renowned dance moves, will visit Catawba College on Friday, August 25th.

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Speeding kills nearly as many people as drunk driving, NTSB says

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New research says speeding is almost as big a factor in deadly crashes in the U.S. as drunk driving. 

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Teen father arrested after leaving 16-day-old son in parking lot, police say

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A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police said.

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Ex Wells Fargo banker pleads guilty to embezzling more than $200,000

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Mark Isaac Coffino, 38, of Huntersville, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement by a bank employee before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Keesler.

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Lincoln County couple charged with trafficking meth

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Deputies say they arrested Colleen Jewell, 38, and Derek May, 47, Tuesday during a traffic stop near the intersection of Lee Moore Road and Across Field Road. 

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I-77 northbound reopens at I-85 hours after multi-vehicle crash Video included

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The crash, involving a tractor-trailer and two pick-up trucks, happened around 7 a.m. on I-77 northbound just prior to Exit 13, causing significant delays in the area. 

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Dairy Queen Blizzard for a good cause? Yes, please!

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Craving a sweet treat, but know that you probably shouldn't break your diet? We have your excuse - and it's a good one - you're doing it for the children!

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