Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss dies

Moss served two terms as Kannapolis’ mayor from 1997-2005. During that time, he established the Kannapolis Youth Council to encourage participation and involvement in local government.

  Coroner IDs woman found shot to death on couch in Rock Hill townhome, man charged with her murder

2019 passenger air travel reaches new heights at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport

Arrest made in robbery at Enochville 7-11

  Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

Report: Recently retired Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has considered coaching

12-year sentence for jail phone is ‘failure,’ justice says

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  Five teens accused of carjacking vehicle with AK-47 inside

Denzel Washington is coming to Charlotte and you can see him — for a price.

Deputies: Would-be porch pirate caught in act, held at gunpoint by homeowner

He started his college education behind bars. Now he wants to help kids avoid prison.

Dying man surprised by special graduation for his son

Part of I-77 NB temporarily closed after vehicle crashes into tractor trailer

  16-year-old, accused in fatal shooting of Concord man, returned to N.C.

On Friday night, police said Hudson had been returned to North Carolina and is currently in the custody of the Cabarrus County Jail.

Georgia man identified as worker killed in N.C. trench collapse

Frank “Trey” Warren Thompson III, 42, of Dalton, Georgia was killed when a trench collapsed at a gas station construction site near T.W. Alexander Drive and Glenwood Avenue.

  Cold air arrived on time - next up, ice?

The cold air will be front and center on Saturday as daybreak temperatures will be below freezing and highs only managing the mid 40s. Cloudy skies will rule the day and they will produce showers at times as well.

  Dogs rescued from ‘monstrous’ puppy mill arrive at Humane Society of Charlotte

The dogs, of varying ages, were among 145 dogs rescued from a reported puppy mill in Laurens County, South Carolina.

  Oprah surprises local pharmacist, encourages health during Charlotte visit of Vision 2020 Wellness Tour

  2 charged in shooting death of 19-year-old in north Charlotte

Teen facing 20 charges after vehicles hit by rounds from ‘high-powered’ pellet rifle in N.C.

Investigation underway into death of 16-year-old Cane Bay High School student

Judge sets bond for woman facing DUI charges after 3-year-old daughter dies in Loris crash

Body of Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan to return to family Saturday

Georgetown Police searching for 15-year-old girl missing since March

Georgetown Police are continuing the search for a young girl missing for almost a year.

14-year-old arrested for shooting cars on NC highway

Authorities in Wilson and Nash counties are warning drivers in Wilson County to be on alert after multiple reports have come in saying that vehicles were shot at and hit by bullets while driving on U.S. Route 264 east.

  FBI says ‘Bad Wig Bandit’ has robbed yet another N.C. bank

The FBI says the “Bad Wig Bandit” has robbed a fourth bank in North Carolina.

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Jack Jordan, the teen accused of causing a fiery car wreck that left one woman dead after “God told him to kill himself” is now being sent back to a mental health facility until his next court appearance.

Surveillance images released in Enochville convenience store robbery

A convenience store in Enochville was robbed early on Wednesday morning, according to investigators with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

  Concord Fire demonstrates new props for training to keep firefighters and community safe

The extensive training that firefighters undertake isn’t just to keep them safe. It’s also designed to keep all of us safe by showing them better and more effective ways to handle a crisis.

  Nursing home serial killer moving to Fort Mill, S.C., after release from prison

A woman who spent 30 years in prison for the deaths of residents at a Michigan nursing home has been released on parole, and she’s allegedly moving to Fort Mill, S.C.

  York County SWAT Team to honor fallen detective with 8.09 mile march

Two years after the York County Sheriff’s Office was forced to say goodbye to one of its own, it’s about more than just remembering. It’s about not forgetting.

NY murder suspect believed to be in North Carolina, public asked to ‘exercise caution’

A man accused of killing someone in New York in November is believed to be in North Carolina.

Rowan Sheriff arrests more than a dozen in child support enforcement sweep

On Thursday, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office conducted a delinquent Child Support fugitive round-up.

16-year-old arrested after pot, meth and guns found at Rowan Co. home

During the search, officials say they found 21 marijuana plants growing in a camper, 84 grams of marijuana individually packaged, 44 grams of methamphetamine, 3 handguns, 2 rifles, a tactical shotgun and an assault rifle.

Organizers appeal ban on arms at upcoming Virginia gun rally

A judge has upheld the Virginia governor’s ban on all types of weapons at a pro-gun rally planned for next week.

Affordable housing for those with autism, intellectual disabilities one step closer to reality

A housing development in the Conway area made specifically for those with autism and intellectual disabilities is one stop closer to becoming a reality.

Georgetown police: Missing 13-year-old girl found safe

The Georgetown Police Department has found a missing girl.

  WANTED: Armed robber on the loose after SWAT situation at Advance Auto Parts in west Charlotte

Police are searching for an armed robber following a SWAT situation at an auto store in west Charlotte Friday morning.

Officials: Concord Mills considering curfew

WBTV has learned that Simon Property Group, the company that owns Concord Mills Mall, is considering a curfew at the mall.

  York County to light up in blue to honor fallen Detective Mike Doty

Today York County will light up in blue to pay tribute to one of its finest.

School bus involved in east Charlotte crash

The bus crash was reported around 7:15 a.m. on Albemarle Road at Coble Road.

  First Alert: Friday’s chilly air followed by wintry mix, rain chances Saturday

The warm streak is officially over across the Carolinas. With high pressure in control over the WBTV viewing area, temperatures have plummeted into the 20s and 30s Friday morning.

  First Alert Days now declared for Friday and Saturday

For you fans of mild weather, enjoy the remainder of your Thursday because a sudden blast of cold air arrives overnight and will alter your approach to the day on Friday.

  Iconic Charlotte restaurant to reopen with ‘safer’ operating hours after killing of beloved owner

Charlotte staple Brooks’ Sandwich House will reopen February 1, 2020 following the fatal shooting of the restaurant’s co-owner, 61-year-old Scott Brooks.

  Police looking for information about suspicious death of woman in Statesville

The incident happened on 8th Street on Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

  Charlotte city council member is pushing for a fare-less public transportation system

There is a chance that CATS and light rail services could become fare-less. One city leader proposed it at the council retreat this week.

  Death doulas provide emotional support, education during the process of dying

Expecting mothers often enlist the help of birth doula to provide emotional support and education throughout their pregnancy. Now, end of life doulas are becoming popular for people whose loved ones are nearing death.

City considers demolishing main Discovery Place museum to revitalize aging site

A “full demolition” is one of two scenarios Charlotte is exploring to reboot the museum that was built in 1981. The city and Mecklenburg County spent $31.6 million on Discovery Place renovations in 2010.

  Charlotte’s own Elevator Jay represents southern rap with his own twist

WBTV stopped by Elevator Jay’s studio to learn more about his style, his inspiration and the story behind his name.

  Charlotte police looking for woman who broke in home, assaulted woman and stole car

A victim reported that an unknown suspect entered her home while she was inside, physically assaulted her and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

Lowcountry native Darius Rucker among 6 educators, grads being honored

Darius Rucker is one of six people being honored in March for outstanding achievement as an educator or a South Carolina Public School graduate, according to the South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership.

Trump says he doesn’t know Lev Parnas during religious freedom event

On Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters "I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't know where he comes from."

  Charlotte Knights extending safety netting in BB&T BallPark for fan safety

The Charlotte Knights chief operating officer announced Thursday that more safety netting was being added to BB&T BallPark in uptown Charlotte.

  3 dead in less than a week in Charlotte community, neighbors look for hope through horses

WBTV talked to neighbors in the area who say the violent crime is a serious problem, and some are trying to find hope with horses.

Person shot in abdomen in Mooresville

The incident happened on Fieldcrest Road.

FBI sought CMS documents after former superintendent Wilcox’s departure, officials say

The FBI contacted Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools seeking documents after former superintendent Clayton Wilcox resigned under pressure last year

Bill to keep S.C. on daylight saving time heads to governor’s desk

Even if the governor signs it into law, it will not automatically make the change permanent.

‘What a glorious day’: Arkansas inmates get baptized while in jail

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office made a big announcement concerning the spirituality of their inmates.

Rowan County man facing 11 charges involving child pornography

Joshua Wayne Sheppard is charged with 11 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Animal Care & Control waives some adoption fees to honor Luke Kuechly

AC&C will be waiving adoption fees on all adult dogs under 59 lbs. - Luke’s jersey number - when a financial donation is made.

  Price is Right: How Lowe’s and MLS deals differ for Charlotte

Lowe’s and Honeywell received business investment grants from the city and county that help offset the cost of property taxes they would pay on their new facilities.

17-year-olds charged for stealing car at gunpoint in Charlotte

Charlotte police have charged two 17-year-olds for stealing a car at gunpoint on Wednesday.

Person killed in rollover wreck in Iredell County

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cornelius Road and Exmore Road in Mooresville.

Kids with deployed parents can get a free ‘hug-a-hero’ doll from this NC company

A North Carolina company’s effort to help children with deployed parents turned out much bigger than expected.

  Person shot at apartment complex in Concord, police searching for suspect vehicle

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at the Bexley Square Apts on Lilly Green Court

4th arrest made in Charlotte officer-involved shooting investigation

Arthur Tyrone Mitchell, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree burglary.

  Girl’s arm injured after being hit by school bus in Gastonia

The girl’s mom said her daughter was hit in the elbow and sustained swelling and bruises and would be going to the hospital to be checked out.

N.C. health officials report 11 new flu-related deaths; 33 for season

A total of 11 new flu-related deaths were reported by North Carolina health officials this week.

New Orleans police issue simple battery warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

The New Orleans Police Department said it has obtained an arrest warrant for simple battery after Odell Beckham Jr. was seen in a video making contact with a security guard.

  Two years later: Memorial run to honor slain York County detective’s mission

Two years ago, four York County officers were ambushed and shot while searching for a domestic violence suspect. Today, the community is honoring Doty and a mission that was passionate to him.

  Lake Wylie woman pleads guilty to fatally poisoning husband with eye drops

A Lake Wylie woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband with eye drops pleaded guilty in court Thursday.

Ft. Jackson holding a memorial service for 19-year-old soldier who died after training

Fort Jackson will be holding a memorial service to honor Pvt. Connor J. McGurran on Jan. 16.

Georgia man convicted of 1987 killing of store clerk granted clemency

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has granted clemency to Jimmy Fletcher Meders.

  Suspect dead after 8-hour standoff with N.C. officials

A man is dead following a standoff with law enforcement in Ashe County early Thursday morning.

Suspicious vehicle call leads to man’s arrest, seizure of 7 lbs marijuana

A man was charged and 7 lbs of marijuana seized from a car after someone called in that they saw a suspicious vehicle on China Grove Road.

Kannapolis firefighters quickly extinguish fire at VIDA construction site

Firefighters in Kannapolis made quick work of a small fire at the VIDA apartment development under construction in the downtown area.

  19-year-old killed, two injured in north Charlotte shooting

One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in north Charlotte early Thursday morning.

  Crime Stoppers: Men use large rock to steal jewelry in northeast Charlotte supermarket

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify two men who stole jewelry from the Compare Foods supermarket in northeast Charlotte

  Fans, former teammate comment on Luke Kuechly’s decision to retire

Fans and a former teammate are commenting on Luke Kuechly’s decision to retire.

Armored truck flips over on highway in Rowan County

Officials are working to clear a scene after an armored truck flipped over on a highway in Rowan County Wednesday night.