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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
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The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
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Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday that the City of Charlotte has received $18 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand the LYNX Blue Line light rail.
The grant, which was first announced in December 2011, will increase capacity on the southern corridor of the LYNX Blue Line to improve service and better accommodate current and future ridership, according to a news release from Sen. Hagan's office.
"Charlotte has been a leader in developing innovative transit options, and I'm pleased that this funding will allow the city to continue that leadership," Hagan said. "This funding will also create jobs and boost economic development in Charlotte. My number-one priority is putting North Carolinians back to work, and this key investment in infrastructure will help grow our economy and ensure Charlotte's economic competitiveness for years to come."
"Transit is about job creation, managing growth and, for Charlotte, building a 21st century city," Foxx said. "Expanding the capacity of our South Corridor line helps lay the foundation for the Blue Line Extension and for other parts of our transit system, including the Red Line and streetcar."
The funding will support the LYNX Blue Line Platform Retrofit project, which will lengthen some station platforms and add power substations for three-car trains in preparation for the future LYNX Blue Line Extension project.
Since opening in 2007, the LYNX Blue Line light rail system has resulted in more than $1.4 billion in new and planned economic development along Charlotte's South Corridor, according to a news release from the Senator's Office.
The grant is funded through the Transportation Department's TIGER III Surface Transportation Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program, which funds innovative transportation projects in regions and metropolitan areas.