The North Carolina Department of Public Safety announced on Monday it would curtail the movement of inmates between prisons and stop accepting new inmates from county jails for two weeks. The move comes days after a WBTV investigation.
As hospitals across North Carolina prepare for a possible surge of patients infected with the Coronavirus, it is not clear whether enough medical staff are available to provide adequate care or whether the state has enough equipment, including hospital beds and ventilators.
The number of confirmed positive tests of COVID-19 only tells part of the story of the virus, North Carolina State Epidemiologist Zack Moore said on Monday. But the state has yet to fully implement the additional surveillance methods that would help give a more complete picture.
Three calls to the WBTV Investigates tip line reveal three families struggling to cope with children in need of critical care that is being delayed or denied by Cardinal Innovations. The agency is currently under fire by Mecklenburg County officials for delayed or denied care to mentally ill clients
North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest told his supporters to prepare for a tough fight on Tuesday night, as he officially became the Republican nominee to challenge Governor Roy Cooper in the fall.
A review of more than 100 court files, conversations with multiple confidential sources and on-camera interviews show there are dozens of orders missing from cases over which Judge Aretha Blake has presided. Orders remained outstanding even as Blake challenged WBTV's reporting.
A North Carolina company is charging veterans thousands of dollars for services obtaining disability benefits that veterans could get for free, a WBTV investigation has found. The VA has warned about companies engaging in such practices.
A 16-year-old boy who was violently assaulted by hospital security guards and then punched in the face by a sheriff’s deputy with his hands cuffed behind his back took a plea deal in juvenile court Monday afternoon.
Jessica Long took her 16-year-old son to the emergency room at Atrium Health – Lincolnton because she was worried he was having a mental health emergency. Instead of getting treatment, he was violently assaulted by hospital security guards and a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy.
Records obtained by WBTV show Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones largely deferred to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney over a 2017 decision over whether to side with Putney or the Citizens Review Board in a use of force case.
Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Aretha Blake has not entered orders in 52 family court cases she heard in 2017, meaning those families are left without decisions on matters including child custody and child support. Blake won't answer questions about why she hasn't entered orders.
A WBTV hidden camera investigation went inside a seminar hosted by a local medical clinic advertising stem cell treatment to prospective patients and found a sales pitch one local doctor said was misleading.
The judge who approved the settlement between the UNC Board of Governors and the Sons of Confederate Veterans regarding the Silent Sam statue was in frequent contact with an attorney for the UNC BOG regarding the case before it was filed, text messages show.
The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would appropriate an additional $2.4 million in funding for a state scholarship for children of wartime veterans.The bill was introduced following a series of stories by WBTV.
An inmate at the Mecklenburg County Jail collapsed from a drug overdose and spent nearly seven minutes slumped over on a couch before jail staff checked on him. His mother wants answers as to how her son got drugs inside the jail and why staff didn't act sooner to try and save him.
A concerned Gaston County woman put a hidden camera in her mother's room at a nursing home to ensure her mom was getting appropriate care. Instead, the video caught two nursing assistants abusing her mother within 24 hours of the camera being installed. The DA won't press charges.
Duke Energy has agreed to excavate all of its unlined coal ash basins in North Carolina as part of an agreement it announced Monday morning with environmental activists and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.