Mecklenburg County

Person found dead in west Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the 1200 block of Saratoga Drive.

  Person suffers two broken legs in three-car crash

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened near the intersection of East Arrowood Road and Arborgate Drive.

High school cross country runner passes away after local meet on Saturday

Cross country runner passes away after local meet.

Epicentre evacuated following bomb threat early Sunday

Bomb threat response at the Epicentre

Community rededicates memorial to students killed in car crash 23 years ago

Laura Barnette and Mandi Meador were killed in a motor vehicle crash in 1995 and are members of the “Angels of ’97.”

CMPD investigates shooting homicide in south Charlotte

CMPD investigates south Charlotte shooting death.

Man accused of stabbing, killing woman in west Charlotte

Police charged 45-year-old Leigh McDaniel Jr. with the murder of 48-year-old Tracy Lavette Hudson-Glenn.

Soldier returns from Florence relief, finds house ransacked

National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in New Bern for 10 days, assisting with Hurricane Florence relief, where he only got a few hours of sleep per night.

Popular new Panthers game parking spot to be closed by park rangers

The hot spot is the Wesley Heights greenway, packed with Panthers fans at the first home game of the season.

Universal PreK kicks off in Mecklenburg County

A county tax hike is funding the PreK program. It was to start Monday, but Hurricane Florence caused Charlotte offices to close and workers needed more time to get teachers ready and find students to fill the classrooms.

Buddy Walk set to promote inclusion for people with Down syndrome

The event promotes inclusion and acceptance. You’ll meet amazing humans, and make new friends, and help support something that will surely make you smile.

  12 jurors, two alternates chosen in UNC Charlotte quarterback rape trial

When Kevin Olsen walked into the Mecklenburg County courthouse Friday morning, his parents, other relatives and supporters accompanied him as prosecutors and the defense try to impanel a jury.

CMPD requesting public’s help identifying suspected vehicle

Officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the alleged vehicle connected to the fatal shooting a 20 year old.

CMS parents and activists to file report, write letter to school leaders after lead testing

A total of 27 CMS elementary schools all tested positive for high levels of lead.

13-year-old charged in string of armed robberies in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the 13-year-old boy was involved in a series of armed robberies in west Charlotte in September.

12-year-old bystander injured during shooting in north Charlotte, suspect in custody

One person was seriously injured during a shooting in north Charlotte Thursday morning.

Worker seriously injured after hanging from scaffold in Charlotte

According to the City of Charlotte, the rescue is underway near the intersection of Church Street and Stonewall Street.

Discussing ‘State of Our Black Boys’ in Charlotte

The event will announce attainable goals and recommend what more city, county leaders and the community can do.

2 plead guilty, 1 found not guilty in 2016 uptown Charlotte shooting into cars, hotel

Mecklenburg County officials prosecuted three men for a February 2016 shooting where two vehicles and a hotel lobby were sprayed with bullets in uptown Charlotte. Jury found one man not guilty

Victim identified, suspect arrested in Charlotte’s 41st homicide of the year

The homicide investigation is taking place on Beacon Ridge Road, near the Beacon Hill Apartments off of South Boulevard.

Charlotte JROTC instructor accused of sexually assaulting two students

Brad Gibson, 52, is charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a student and three counts of indecent liberties with a minor. Gibson, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, is a JROTC instructor at Independence High School.

  Day 2 of jury selection in Kevin Olsen rape trial

Jury selection in the Kevin Olsen case continues as prosecutors and the defense try to pick a jury to hear the evidence in the rape trial.

How free pre-K for 600 Mecklenburg kids could affect your wallet for years to come.

The 4-year-olds who will launch Mecklenburg County’s new public prekindergarten program this month have no idea how much is riding on them.

CMS meets with town leaders

CMS leaders say the purpose of the meeting was to get everybody on the same page and to concentrate on making decisions that are best for students.

Jury selection underway in rape case against Kevin Olsen, former QB of UNCC football

Jury selection in the Kevin Olsen rape trial started Wednesday morning with prosecutors asking each potential juror questions.

CMS waives days missed due to Hurricane Florence

CMS closed schools for students and staff on Sept. 13, 14 and 15 as Florence moved through the Carolinas, dropping record amounts of rain and causing mass flooding.

Man wanted for carjacking, sexual assault at Charlotte gas station

The incident happened before 5:30 a.m. Friday at a gas station on Lawyers Road. The 22-year-old victim said a man got into her vehicle, pulled out a weapon and forced her to drive off. He then sexually assaulted her.

Matthews mayor responds to Family Dollar’s HQ leaving

The good news is the Distribution Center in Matthews will not close. Dollar Tree CEO Gary Philbin issued a statement concerning the shutdown of the Matthews headquarters.

CMPD officers smash driver’s window to get him to stop during medical emergency

The incident was captured on cell phone video. It was posted on social media and people criticized what they saw. Some believe officers went too far when smashing the window. CMPD sent out a statement to explain what happened.

CMS in the balance: Two Charlotte suburbs move toward building their own schools

Facing an ultimatum from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, two suburban towns voted Monday to study options for building and running their own public schools.

Loaded gun found on student at CMS high school

The incident happened at Vance High School in north Charlotte.

Suspect arrested in uptown Charlotte robbery, shooting

A man was in uptown Charlotte early Tuesday morning when he was robbed at gunpoint.

3 shot at gas station after argument in north Charlotte

Three people were injured after a shooting in north Charlotte shortly before midnight on Monday.

Florence leaves dangerous flooding, 32 dead in Carolinas

Florence was downgraded to a Tropical Depression around 5 a.m. Sunday as massive flooding and high winds continued to create life-threatening conditions in the Carolinas.

Couple makes $5 million donation to Cornelius Arts Center

The Cornelius Arts Center will name their upcoming arts center after local community leaders Bill and Ericka Cain after the couple donated $5 million dollars to the center’s comprehensive campaign.

Charlotte City leaders: ‘We made it through the storm’

City leaders have been planning for the event for days and they say their work paid off.

State and local agencies checking for infrastructure damage from Tropical Storm Florence

Local agencies check for infrastructure damage following Hurricane Florence.

Meck County MEDIC teams travel eastward to help those hit hardest by Florence

Flood advisories have been lifted in the Charlotte area and some of the first responders in Mecklenburg County have turned their attention toward the eastern part of the state.

Rivera, Panthers work with local partners to support #CAREolinas

Panthers and local partners raise money for Hurricane Florence relief.

Duo wanted in Charlotte armed robbery

The robbery happened at 2:50 p.m. at the Lidoo business on the 6300 block of The Plaza. Officers say the duo went into the store with firearms and demanded property.

Local schools announce plans to resume classes this week

Charlotte-area schools prepare to resume schedules following Hurricane Florence.