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Four high school students chased by homeowner during Mint Hill break-in

Investigators say it is unclear whether the alleged burglars left school to commit the crime or if they never went to school, but said it appears they were not armed at any time.

Neighbor spotted burglars breaking into car in southeast Charlotte

Licensed clinicians to respond with CMPD on calls involving people in crisis

Charlotte woman says portable shower will provide dignity, opportunity for homeless neighbors

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church becomes Wealth Building Center for community

Man shot in southeast Charlotte store dies at hospital

Person shot, killed at Carolina Place Mall identified as 24-year-old man

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  Man charged with murder after other man found shot to death behind recreation center

Man found dead in Charlotte home, homicide investigation underway

8 injured in early morning house fire in Charlotte

Local pizza joint offering free pizza to federal employees impacted by government shutdown

Four people rushed to hospital after crash in Charlotte

Driver charged with manslaughter, passenger killed after car crashes into tree, splits in half

  Survivor of human trafficking shares her story to raise awareness

Friday is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and one survivor in Charlotte is sharing her story to help spread awareness.

Looking back one year after CMPD officers ambushed at headquarters

Tina White remembers how January 11th, 2018 started on Carlyle Drive. Tamekia Taylor feels all too well what she lost that day. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney won’t forget how the night ended.

  TSA staff working without pay, agents at CLT Airport remaining in good spirits

While thousands of flyers are preparing for take off - TSA officers are preparing for more days ahead working without pay.

Silver Alert: Missing endangered Charlotte teen last seen leaving Levine Children’s Hospital

Alonzia Catoriah Briscoe, 16, was last seen on the 1000 block of Blythe Boulevard, near Levine Children’s Hospital just south of uptown.

  Voters say date differences on mail ballot ‘innocent mistake’

Charlotte firefighters, police address mental health initiatives, combating national suicide numbers

Teen charged in Huntersville crash that killed one person, two dogs

Local small business can’t expand because of partial government shutdown

Vigil held for Charlotte woman killed in bizarre traffic incident

Suspects plead guilty in robbery and murder of east Charlotte mother

  Person shot in east Charlotte dies at hospital 3 days later

Police say one person was found with a gunshot wound and taken to the hospital by MEDIC.

Who will enforce Charlotte’s scooter ordinance?

Charlotte’s city council is expected to vote soon - possibly as early as Monday - on an ordinance that would regulate scooters.

Meet The Bacon Response Team: Therapy pigs training to create positive change in the community

You’ve heard of therapy dogs—but have you heard of therapy pigs?

Crash closes lanes on I-85 in Charlotte

A car crash has left two of four lanes located on the I-85 near the Statesville Rd. exit closed to traffic as officials are working to clear the scene.

Crash causes power outage in south Charlotte

A car struck a power pole causing several households to be without power in south Charlotte early Wednesday morning.

Charlotte man helps catch suspect during police chase

Not one scratch is on Stewart McKibben. He says he’s had years of training to learn how to defend himself, but never thought he’d ever have to use it.

  Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell blames CRVA for losing CIAA tournament

Charlotte At-Large Councilman James Mitchell says he is disappointed the Queen City lost the popular and profitable CIAA basketball tournament. CIAA leaders announced Tuesday the city of Baltimore will host the tournament for the years 2021-2023.

Charlotte council members want to build on 2018 accomplishments

The Charlotte City Council had a busy 2018. The city approved numerous incentives to attract jobs and company headquarters to the Queen City. Charlotte also won the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge and voters passed a $50 million affordable housing bond.

Bus stop shooting seriously injures student, sends ‘kids running everywhere'

Police said a series of shots were fired after a large group of children exited the bus. “At that point there were kids running everywhere,” CMPD said.

City of Charlotte eyeing new E-scooter regulations

The electric scooters in Charlotte have continued to grow in popularity and now the city is looking at new regulations in order to keep riders safe.

Community support (and the Kool-Aid man) keep Plaza Midwood business in good spirits after NYE crash

It’s going to take more than a car crashing into the Seventh Sin Tattoo Company to put the local establishment out of business. In fact, it’s going to take more than two crashes as well.

CMS Superintendent makes African American and Latin American history classes available for all CMS high schools

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox says he is adding African American History courses to all CMS schools starting next semester.

CIAA tournament to leave Charlotte for Baltimore in 2021

Charlotte still has the tournament until 2020.

CMPD officer honored for saving woman from suicide attempt

Officer Jonathan Colby, of CMPD, has been honored by his department for intervening in a woman’s suicide attempt and helping to save her from jumping from a bridge.

CMPD: Man wanted in fatal September shooting turns self in

CMPD investigates south Charlotte shooting death.

Family questions why woman was fatally hit in road after police helped her with car

Before Newman was killed, police said she and two other people were dealing with a disabled car near the intersection of South Tryon Street and Westinghouse Boulevard.

Multiple robberies spark concern for residents in popular Charlotte neighborhood

Plaza Midwood neighbors are concerned about an uptick in crime in the area -- and the data shows they have reason.

Woman hit by two cars, killed in bizarre accident in southwest Charlotte

The woman was identified as 22-year-old Breondra Rychelle Newman who was walking down a street after waiting for a car to be towed.

Mother, two young children killed in East Charlotte house fire

An unattended candle likely started the fire, which was deemed accidental, fire officials say.

2 arrested after 4 people flee stolen car in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers caught two out of four people who were in a stolen 2004 Ford Explorer and ran from the vehicle on Moncure Drive.

CMPD: Man wanted for multiple crimes, cutting off monitoring device

According to the CMPD, 43-year-old Antonio Terry Wilson (also known as Anthony Terry Williams) is wanted for felony breaking and entering, larceny after break-in, felony larceny, possession of burglary tools, damage to property and interfering with an electronic monitoring device.

3 seriously injured in crash that closed Charlotte road

According to MEDIC, the crash happened in the 2600 block of West Brookshire Freeway.

  Parks and trails soaked with water in Mecklenburg County after heavy rains Friday afternoon

Public parks and trails have been soaked with water in Mecklenburg County after heavy rainfall.

After one of worst years for NC fire deaths, officials emphasize safety for 2019

In 2018, 133 people died in North Carolina due to fire, which is 50 more people from 2017.

Federal govt shutdown jeopardizing funding for organizations helping crime victims

Safe Alliance in Charlotte is watching the federal government’s partial shutdown.

Man killed when clothes catch fire from stove at north Charlotte home

The incident happened at a home on the 6200 block of Skyline Drive, off of Highland Creek Parkway.

Missing SC 14-year-old girl found safe in Mecklenburg County

Viewers may have seen her photo on social media, as media outlets reported her disappearance Thursday.

Charlotte testing out pilot program to help homeowners with trouble trees

The city of Charlotte is using one of its oldest neighborhoods to test out a new program.

Growing concerns over potential for targeting with CMS safety measure changes

After October’s deadly shooting at Butler high and guns found at multiple schools in the past year - the district decided it was time to enhance safety measures, including random wand screenings.

Mecklenburg commissioners prepare for revaluation, affordable housing and more in 2019

2019 promises to be a big year for the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. It’s the first time the county goes through the revaluation process since 2011, when residents complained about drastic tax hikes and the county manager was fired.

After the holidays, doctors expect flu cases to rise

Doctors with Atrium Health are expecting to see an increase in flu cases to begin 2019.

Mother, child carjacked in orthodontic office parking lot in Matthews

A woman told officers that she and her child had just arrived in the parking lot and while getting out of the car, they were approached by a man who then demanded the car.

First African American Mecklenburg County DA is sworn in

Spencer Merriweather was sworn in Wednesday along with about 80 Assistant District Attorneys. Merriweather is Mecklenburg County’s first elected African American District Attorney.

Pat McCrory rules out 9th District run – but he’s considering two other campaigns

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday ruled out running in the 9th Congressional District — but not for governor in 2020 or the U.S. Senate in 2022.

Man charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property, breaking and entering

A man was charged in connection to multiple breaking and enterings in south Charlotte Wednesday.

Car crashes into telephone pole on Beatties Ford Rd. after passenger shot

CMPD is investigating a shooting that resulted in a car going off the road and striking a telephone pole before a person in the car was transported to the hospital by Medic.

Car slams into popular Plaza Midwood tattoo studio for the second time

A driver slammed into a tattoo studio along Central Avenue earlier Monday morning damaging the front of the building. According to police, the driver hit the Seventh Sin Tattoo Company before 5 a.m. and then ran from the area.

Huntersville teen reported missing

The Huntersville Police Department is currently requesting public assistance in locating a missing juvenile who authorities think may be in the Charlottetowne Avenue area outside of uptown Charlotte.

  Man shot, killed while standing on patio of local favorite bar in Charlotte

Police say the shooting was unusual for the area.

Driver, dogs dead after two-vehicle crash in Huntersville

According to the Huntersville Fire Department, the incident happened near McCoy Road.

Man fatally shot in east Charlotte identified, investigation underway

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident took place in the 7600 block of Gwynne Hill Road.

CMPD officer involved in crash in north Charlotte

The wreck happened around 8:15 on the 3200 block of Beatties Ford Road between Lynchester Place and Fairdale Drive.

Family-owned business burglarized 3 times in one week in south Charlotte

Local business burglarized three times in one week.

‘Clerical error’ leads to murder defendant’s release from jail

According to court records, a clerical error in court led to the release of a Mecklenburg County inmate facing a first degree murder charge.

These changes will bring new entertainment and housing options to University City

Over the next year, developers expect to add several high-profile entertainment projects and hundreds of new apartments to University City.

Dog killed, firefighter injured during house fire on Christmas day

Although the house was declared a total loss, the owner says she’s thankful for the outpouring of support.

Seen those new brilliant-colored tubes along Charlotte’s light rail? Here’s what they are

While folks in the far-flung suburbs may not know much about the Rail Trail phenomenon, to residents and workers in the ever-growing South End, the Trail and its catalogue of idiosyncratic public art has quickly become one of the main organizing features of their lives, a boulevard for runners, comm

How busy is the new Monroe Expressway?

The Monroe Expressway in Union County is one month old. Drivers who ride the toll road will soon start receiving invoices in the mail.

Person killed, another injured in north Charlotte crash

The crash happened just before 5 p.m. on the 10000 block of Statesville Road, south of I-85 near Twin Lakes Parkway.

Man killed in crash near BofA Stadium identified

One person was killed in a fatal crash in uptown Charlotte Thursday morning.

Second suspect wanted in deadly Huntersville shooting

According to MEDIC, the incident happened in the 11900 block of Bryton Pass Lane

Construction begins on 29-story uptown bank tower. It will have more than offices

The $129 million tower will have a “sleek, reflective curtain wall exterior” and will be built to meet sustainable, green building certifications, according to a Dominion Realty news release.

CMPD investigating Christmas evening shooting in east Charlotte

Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Charlotte police responded to an assault-with-a-deadly weapon call for service near Albemarle Rd.

Four robbers assault victims outside of fitness center in south Charlotte

Four robbers are accused of robbing and assaulting two victims in south Charlotte Christmas Eve.

Man identified in death investigation at Matthews residence

CMPD is currently conducting an investigation into a death that occurred at a Matthews home on Sunday.

First responders work during the holidays to keep you safe

Most people will spend the next two days with family, friends, or loved ones. However, there are several groups that will spend that time away from their families in order to keep you safe.

Driver crashes into CMPD cruiser, no injuries

Police say the driver turned across three lanes and struck the officer’s patrol car.

Central Ave reopened after car crashes into telephone pole, bringing down lines

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the accident happened in the 700 block of Central Avenue.