Union County

Reward offered for missing Union Co. man last seen in early August

Deputies say 33-year-old Carl Dewayne Melton, who goes by “Snoopy,” was last seen on August 10 in the area of Griffith Road and NC 200. However, he wasn’t reported missing until September 3.

  Flood-ridden counties urge residents to get wells tested, offer free service

Flood-ridden counties urge residents to get wells tested, offer free service

Local farmers suffer crop loss after Florence

Local farmers suffer crop loss after Florence.

Body of baby swept away in floodwaters recovered

The rescue operation began around 8:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of NC 218 East in New Salem.

Police seek assistance finding burnout driver in church parking lot

Union County police seek help identifying dangerous driver caught on film on Monday afternoon.

Local schools announce plans to resume classes this week

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

Man’s body recovered in floodwaters in Union County

Union County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a man was recovered next to a car after being trapped in the area of Landsford Road and Camden Road in Marshville.

Shelters open across the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence evacuees

There are several shelters opening up across much of the Carolinas and the WBTV-viewing area as hundreds of thousands of people evacuate the North Carolina and South Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence.

28 roads remain closed in Union County after flooded conditions

Union County Emergency Management, issued a curfew for all of Union County from 7 p.m. on Sunday until 7 a.m. on Monday due to the severe weather conditions in the county.

Damage, flooding left behind after Florence dumps rain across WBTV viewing area

There were reports of damage, power outages and downed trees in multiple areas in and around Charlotte throughout the day.

Union County Public Schools cancels class Monday due to Florence impacts

The district made the announcement around noon Sunday, saying they assessed the county and decided to cancel class as a result of Florence, which left areas flooded, trees down and thousands without power.

  Counties across WBTV-viewing area declare State of Emergency

The hurricane is expected to bring heavy rainfall and winds in the Carolinas over the weekend and into next week.

Animals recovered, one still missing as crates fall out on road during Wilmington to Charlotte transport

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue says several animals are possibly still in their crates on the side of the road or have been hit and they need some people in the area to go search.

Monroe ranch welcomes Florence evacuees and their horses

They find comfort in knowing they’ve saved their horses, families, the most important things that cannot be replaced.

Mecklenburg deputy arrested, charged with driving impaired in Union County

Officials say just after midnight on Friday, The Union County Sheriff’s Office charged DeWayne Huggins with impaired driving and carrying a concealed handgun.

Deputies: 12-year-old gave two guns to other students, traded one for metallic knuckles

A 12-year-old student was found with a loaded firearm at a Union County middle school.

Stranded, neglected horse forms bond with golden retriever at NC rescue shelter

Even though Sammy was scared and in need of lots of rehab, Molly went right up and gently introduced herself to make him feel welcome.

Woman involved in police chase and crash facing several more charges

Investigators say unopened boxes of DeWalt power tools and a Milwaukee M18 fuel combo kit were inside the vehicle. They say she stole the items from at least two NC Home Depot stores.

Teen arrested for robbing 9-year-old's lemonade stand at gunpoint

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, the teen was identified through security camera footage at a location nearby the initial robbery.

Woman crashes in police pursuit with unsecured children in car

A person police say was wanted on several warrants crashed in Union County Tuesday after being followed by a police helicopter from Charlotte.

Man found dead inside burning Union County home

The fire happened around 7 p.m. at a home on the 200 block of Gatewood Lane in Weddington.

  Deputies: Teen robs 9-year-old boy's lemonade stand at gunpoint

Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a 9-year-old boy selling lemonade.

Man shot in head, seriously injured in Monroe

Upon arrival, officers found a 32-year-old man lying face down in the road with a gunshot wound to the head.

Elite Traffic Unit in Union County reaches 1,000 DWI charges

The number of DWI charges filed by the five person unit has continued to increase over the first three years.

Waxhaw neighbors report money missing from mailed cards and envelopes

Cash, gift cards, even sports tickets – all, somehow, gone from mailboxes in the Silver Creek neighborhood.

$25,000 reward being offered for info in fatal hit-and-run

Authorities say someone hit 53-year-old Jeffrey S. Masingill on Rocky River Road near Newtown Road in Monroe and took off.

Person ejected, killed in car crash in Union County

One person was killed in a car crash in Union County Monday afternoon. The crash happened in the 6400 block of Smith Town in Marshville at 2:20 p.m. Officials say the car was found in a corn maze. The female victim was ejected from the car during the crash, officials confirmed.

'Armed and dangerous' men wanted in Union County fatal shooting

Police are currently looking for 23-year-old Demaurea Leon Grant along with three more men for questioning in connection with the homicide.

Man dies after being taken to jail in Union County

Monroe Police brought 29-year-old Dustin Kemp Medlin into the jail Sunday around 1:45 a.m. on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Body found in cornfield after crash in Union County

According to officials, the incident happened on Philadelphia Church Road.

More school choice coming to Union County Public Schools

Parents will be able to pick any school for their kids to attend as long as it is on the superintendent's list and the student population is less than 90 percent of the capacity.

  Man accused of shooting son during domestic dispute in Union County

Deputies say the 38-year-old victim and his wife were in a domestic situation when the victim's father intervened.

Bicyclist dies from injuries in Union County hit-and-run

Officials said the bicyclist was airlifted to a hospital.

Police rescue kittens from drain pipe in Waxhaw

When the kittens ended up stuck in a drain pipe, officers showed up to help.

Union County teen recovering, looking for person responsible in hit-and-run

Right now, the teen says he's focused on healing and finding who hit him, but soon enough he'll be back on the road.

Residents reminded to lock car doors after string of thefts in Union County

Authorities want residents to be aware that locking car doors is important when it comes to protecting valuable items.

Union County man accused of possessing child porn

Alexander Vandertoorn, 19, is accused of having at least 120 images and videos of child pornography uploaded to a Dropbox account.

Man killed in Union County crash ID'd

The wreck happened just before 2:48 p.m. on Providence Road South near Cane Creek Road in Waxhaw.

State official: Marvin Village shutdown 'abdication of responsibilities' by board

In the letter sent Monday, the village was told it is in violation of a state law that requires local municipalities to pass a budget or an interim budget.

Three firefighters injured when fire truck overturns in Union County

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. on the 2200 block of Wesley Chapel Road.

Car chase ends with arrests of men accused of phone store armed robbery

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office, William Lester McVay III, 23 and Keonte Raysor, 22 of Charlotte will face multiple charges in the incident.