Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized ‘in serious condition’

The rain dampened the hyped season opener with a visit from President Trump that energized the sold-out crowd.
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  Man drives by ex-workplace with loaded AR-15 after threatening co-workers, police say

The suspect was arrested after police say a search of his vehicle revealed a loaded handgun, an AR-15 rifle with multiple loaded magazines and additional ammunition.

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Man gets 20 years in Caldwell County beating death

  Teen takes plea deal after Atrium ER assault

  Man charged with involuntary manslaughter, DWI after teen killed in northwest Charlotte crash

  Two dead in apartment shooting near hospital in Concord

  Weekend shooting causes concern for Steele Creek business owners

The business owners for La Poblanita Mexican Restaurant and Trap Bar say the area is typically safe, but after the two deadly shootings they’re brainstorming ways to make customers feel safer.
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  Mom calls 911 for help with baby formula in Utah

“I have no formula and I have no idea how to get formula to her and I’ve been calling neighbors and no one will answer,” Shannon Bird said in her call to 911.

  14-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on Valentine’s Day in Fort Mill

Flight with 190 people on board returns to Charlotte due to possible mechanical issue

  Man dies during arrest attempt in Hickory, investigation underway

  Thieves steal thousand of dollars in firearms hours before gun show at Park Expo and Conference Center

Man accused of breaking woman’s spine, ribs in assault in Lincoln Co.

’Difficult but... necessary,’ Belk confirms dozens of layoffs at corporate office

  No charges filed after investigation into viral video some called ‘mistreatment’ at Charlotte Dog Resort

  Police locate family member of two young boys found alone in Chester, S.C.

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  Oops! Implosion fails to topple tower in Dallas

Much of the 11-story structure did come down, but a tower remains standing despite numerous attempts to topple it.

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  Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 ahead of serious crash involving Ryan Newman on final lap

The celebration in victory lane was muted after Hamlin’s win because of a crash on the final lap of the green-white-checker finish that saw Ryan Newman’s car go airborne and flip on the track several times after jockeying for position with Hamlin and Ryan Blaney coming out of turn four.

  Mike Palmieri leaving Mallard Creek

Mallard Creek football coach Mike Palmieri leaving for out-of-state position

Thornton, Boston College hold off N.C. State for 71-68 win

Charlotte 49ers start Conference USA bonus play in the top 5 pod

The Charlotte 49ers final 4 games will be against the 4 best teams in Conference USA thanks to the league’s bonus play.

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  Woman charged with neglect after testing positive for drugs while pregnant with triplets, two of whom died

Man missing for 5 days, last seen walking from airport in Burke Co.

Salisbury businessman charged with setting fire to building

  ‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in Union Co. homicide case arrested

Funeral expenses for Faye Swetlik to be covered

The family of Faye Swetlik will not have to pay any money for the little girl’s funeral. Caughman Harman Funeral Home said all expenses will be covered.
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Girl, 6, survives mountain lion attack when adult punches animal in ribs

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is searching for the animal in hopes of preventing another attack.

The Daytona 500 is Trump Country. President is playing to his audience at NASCAR race.

‘The Faye feeling’: Family friend describes warmth shared by 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Faye Swetlik’s body escorted back home, autopsy results expected to be released Tuesday

  Man killed outside southwest Charlotte bar identified