Police in Cornelius say initial reports of an alligator in Lake Norman on Wednesday morning weren't exactly correct - the animal turned out to be a turtle in the water.
Officials initially reported that a small alligator - approximately two to three feet long - was spotted near the Peninsula Yacht Club, off Jetton Road, just before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Officers arrived and spotted something swimming in the water, officials say.
Officials from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have been called in to help in the search.
It was later determined that it was a turtle that was spotted in the water.
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A man is wanted on several charges after he reportedly cut off his electronic monitor device in uptown Charlotte Wednesday.
Several days of rain caused flooding and downed trees around the WBTV viewing area late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.
Several west Charlotte residents are waking up without power Wednesday morning after a tree fell on the road.
After a couple of very wet days, we'll finally enjoy a break from the rain on Wednesday.
According to crews with Matthews Fire and Emergency Medical Services, a portion of Sam Newell Road near Mullis Lane is closed due to a tree that has fallen onto the roadway.