As shutdown reaches 30 days, Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s impasse-ending ‘compromise’

In his address, the president said the legislation would be brought to a vote this week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously stated that no vote should be held until Trump and Democrats agreed on a bill.

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Native American community demands apology from Kentucky high school after “disrespectful” incident at Indigenous Peoples March

Couple killed in West Memphis officer-involved shooting identified

Car crashes into side of popular cafe in east Charlotte

One suspect dead from self-inflicted gunshot, another arrested following armed robbery, chase

21 dead horses found on Wake County property

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Big League Chew to feature female on pouch for first time

Man rushed to hospital after shooting at apartments in Charlotte

Country Day’s Coach Dwayne Cherry inspires on and off the court with Instagram rap videos

Indian Trail mom opens “Rage Room” where you can break stuff to relieve stress

19-year-old woman injured after car sprayed with bullets near uptown Charlotte

WBTV Community Conversation: Black Boys and the Promised Land

  House Speaker Moore invites President Trump to NC for State of the Union

House Speaker Tim Moore tweeted Friday that he invited President Trump to deliver his second State of the Union in the chambers of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Video released of man wanted for breaking into Gastonia apartment, sexually assaulting woman

Gastonia police are asking for the public’s help identifying a burglar with the help of a sketch and a video in a burglary and sexual assault case.

  Police: 14-year-old charged for stealing woman’s SUV from library in Charlotte

Police say a woman went to the Charlotte Regional Library on Conference Drive and left her vehicle running while she went inside the library.

Wild multi-county chase on I-85 ends in crash, one person in critical condition

Wild multi-county chase on I-85 ends in crash, one person in critical condition

  Food banks looking to stock more food on shelves for families during government shutdown

Woman charged in fatal boat collision in Stanly County

SLED agents interview officers in York County shootings days after Detective Doty died

2 seriously injured, vehicles totaled in Huntersville crash

Officials: Driver injured after stray bullet hits school bus

Weekday security at churches on the minds of pastors

Woman’s limbs amputated after pneumonia diagnosis

A Lubbock family is reaching out to the community for support after learning their loved one, Crish McCutcheon, will now be a quadruple amputee. According to the family, she was diagnosed with pneumonia that went septic on Jan. 6.

Dream On 3: 10-year-old local boy gets VIP trip to see New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees

Recently, Charlotte-based charity Dream On 3 took Tucker and his parents and younger brother, Wyatt, on a VIP trip to New Orleans to visit the Saints in pre-game practices, and hanging on the sideline for a playoff game.

“Take what you need, leave what you can:” Blessing Box is first of its kind in Cabarrus Co.

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes -- this manmade box just so happens to be the first of its kind in Cabarrus County.

Video released in case of former NC officer found guilty of using excessive force on handcuffed woman

Former Hickory police officer Robert George was found guilty in federal court Thursday for assaulting a woman in custody

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

SWAT team swarms Pineville home, arrests man linked to detonating explosive device

WBTV’s Ron Lee confirmed the SWAT team surrounded the home before arresting a man who they say detonated a incendiary device in Elizabeth last year. WBTV has reached out to CMPD to get more information on that incident.

VIDEO: Thieves attempt second round of theft with trailer in tow

Deputies say two people showed up at Sweet Repeats on Charlotte Highway at two different times and took the store’s belongings.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

Union County Teen ‘viciously attacked’ with a knife in his own driveway

A person was violently stabbed multiple times by a friend while sitting in a vehicle in Union County Thursday night.

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

Oklahoma puppy getting second chance thanks to OSU’s vet school

Milo was born with a congenital dislocation of both elbows which left his paws turned upside down.

CMS high schools dismissal delayed due to testing technical issues

All CMS high schools will now be dismissed at 1 p.m.

101-year-old woman, avid deer hunter, bags 2 with 1 shot

A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Man wanted in armed store robbery

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a robber went into the Galaxy Beauty Supply on W. Sugar Creek Road near Rumple Road, pulled out a gun and demanded property. It happened just before 6:30 p.m.

CMPD searching for man wanted in two robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted in two robberies Wednesday and Thursday.

Glen Wood, NASCAR’s Wood Brothers Racing co-founder, dies at 93

Wood was the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame until his passing, according to NASCAR. Wood was inducted in 2012.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Duke Energy raised your bill last year. Here’s the main reason why it wants to again.

Duke Energy is seeking permission from North Carolina regulators to charge its customers for costs related to three destructive 2018 storms.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

Pastor reflects after being attacked by suspect later killed by CMPD officer

Pastor Larry James can preach the gospel and, if needed, can pack a punch to save his life. Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte he did both.

  Inmate captured after escaping Alexander County jail

An inmate was caught after escaping from the Alexander County Jail Thursday night, officials say.

School bus driver charged with assault of 7-year-old student with autism

The bus driver was charged with misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 and assault on a handicap person. She turned herself into police Thursday and went before a Rowan County magistrate, who released her on a written promise.

Parents of Charlotte man shot, killed by police: ‘We bear no ill feelings’

“Danny was troubled with addiction and we believe it was this addiction that, directly or indirectly, led Danny to commit the crimes associated with the events of January 16th."

Local nonprofits, small businesses benefit from Netflix-watchers “Tidying Up”

A Netflix series is causing people to purge their homes, and local businesses and nonprofits say they may be reaping the benefits of all this closet cleaning.

Charlotte Coast Guard Auxiliary member speaks on impact of government shutdown

Members of the United States Coast Guard are among those who have not been paid because of the partial government shutdown.

Attorneys prepare help for Meck revaluation appeals

Local attorneys have decided to team up to help Mecklenburg County property owners appeal their property revaluations.

Pfeiffer University to break ground on Health Sciences Center

Pfeiffer University to break ground on Health Sciences Center

Car recovered from retention pond in east Charlotte

Divers, firefighters and police were called to the area is just off of Orr Road near Old Concord Road.

Federal workers affected by shutdown turn to local non-profits for help

A local non-profit group in Catawba County says federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown are now turning to them for help with food and paying bills.

Dan McCready blasts Mark Harris over NC election fraud investigation

Dan McCready pulled no punches during his first extended comments in weeks about the ongoing election fraud investigation in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.

Rock Hill SWAT team reflects on night Det. Mike Doty was shot, later died

Six members of the Rock Hill SWAT team were called in to assist the Sheriff’s Office as they continued to search for the man after Sgt. Clinton was shot. Lt. Larry Vaughan, Lt. John Rainier, Lt. Carlos Culbreath, Lt. Jim Grayson, Officer Chris Rowe and Officer Arthur Philson were covering the perime

A very cold winter snap might not be far off for the Carolinas

Light rain is anticipated to roll into the area late Thursday and during the night. The rain will clear it out Friday before we see another round of rain over the weekend.

Homicide case declared mistrial after juror goes into premature labor

Jury deliberations began Wednesday, but before jurors could resume deliberations Thursday, one of the jurors went into premature labor.

Affidavit: Pregnant woman hits her head on concrete after pastor strangles her at church

A Charleston pastor was arrested after police say he strangled a pregnant woman who then fell and hit her head at a downtown church.

Missing 19-year-old with special needs found safe in Charlotte

The woman’s mother told WBTV that 19-year-old Leah L’Shae Kelley has returned home and is safe Thursday afternoon.

Photos released of SUV wanted in fatal hit-and-run in NE Charlotte

After striking the victim, the driver reportedly got out of the vehicle and walked over to him before getting back in the SUV and driving away without reporting the crash.

Convicted felon from Salisbury gets at least 55 months in prison

Convicted felon from Salisbury gets at least 55 months in prison

Inmate charged after detention officers suffer leg fracture, thumb injury in altercation

During the altercation two detention officers were injured. One suffered a fractured bone in his leg and the other suffered a thumb injury.

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

This SC city has hidden ‘rain poems’ popping up all over town

The poems, written by local South Carolina artists and students, are indicative of the various areas in which they reside - and give voice to the amazing poetry community the area has to offer.

Caldwell Co. man killed after reported accidental shooting in apartment

The report states a woman in the apartment called 911 after the 29-year-old victim shot himself accidentally.

Atrium Health, YMCA of Greater Charlotte partner for new mobile health unit

New in 2019 - Atrium Health and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte are unveiling a new mobile health care unit for the greater Charlotte area.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

2 NC deputies off the job following Hania Aguilar investigation

Two Robeson County deputies are off the job after they were suspended pending an internal investigation of a rape case that is connected to the kidnapping, murder and rape of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar.

Residents curious about strange noise heard in part of Rowan County on Wednesday night

Residents curious about strange noise heard in part of Rowan County on Wednesday night

Panthers QB Cam Newton just did something former team owner Jerry Richardson forbid

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has gotten his first tattoo, something he was told not to do by former team owner Jerry Richardson, according to Carolina Blitz and other sports news outlets.

A popular former Carolina Panther and his wife just bought a Charlotte media company

Former Carolina Panther running back Jonathan Stewart and his wife have purchased the popular local media platform Charlotte Lately

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Charlotte schools differ on when to introduce technology to children

If you’re a parent you might be facing the dilemma of when and how to allow technology at home, but it’s also a topic of debate when they leave the house to go to school.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

Three Rivers Land Trust acquires 10 acres in middle of Two Rivers Project

Three Rivers Land Trust acquires 10 acres in middle of Two Rivers Project