Iconic NoDa restaurant employee shot, killed: ‘A big blow to the city’

An employee of Charlotte-staple Brooks’ Sandwich House was shot and killed while opening up the restaurant early Monday morning, police say.

  Police: 5 teens stole car with child inside in northeast Charlotte

Miss USA, a Charlotte lawyer, places top 10 in Miss Universe title

REPORT: App State’s Eli Drinkwitz headed to Mizzou

6-Year-old boy waiting for heart transplant asks for Christmas cards

  ‘Tats for Tots’ raising money, toys for Levine Children’s Hospital patients

Virginia Tech Hokies, Kentucky Wildcats set to square off in last Belk Bowl

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5-year-old boy killed in accident involving float at S.C. Christmas parade

Traveling STARLAB® transports visitors to outer space

Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway now under construction

  Lightrail popular option over expensive parking during ACC Championship game in Charlotte

  Driver killed in west Charlotte crash

Person injured in University area apartment shooting

They see every family after every murder. CMPD Victims Unit tested in year of violence.

All year, they’ve been stepping up to support the loved ones of homicides victims. It’s been a particularly hard year.

Missing Santee woman’s body found

A missing Santee woman’s family says she’s the person discovered by bridge maintenance workers on Friday.

78 years ago, bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. Vets paused to remember the tragic day

“We were highly trained for war. We knew it was going to happen, we just didn’t know when.”

South Carolina might be getting rid of the taxes on feminine products

It’s been termed the “Tampon Tax” and 33 states still have it. However, South Carolina might be getting rid of it this year with a bill the was pre-filed in the House.

  Mecklenburg County among the first in the country where nationwide HIV plan is implemented

  Child hit by car and killed in southeast Charlotte, two juveniles charged

  NC Gold Star mom finishes 1,000 mile run across country. What she found on her final step gave her chills.

  ‘It became a big distraction’: CMPD Chief Kerr Putney won’t retire before RNC

  CMPD to end electronic monitoring program for murder suspects, possibly other offenders

  Sod installation marks milestone for City of Kannapolis

  Security footage captures man stealing package from home in NODA

With the holidays around the corner, police want online shoppers to plan ahead so their packages don’t get stolen.

  Man who worked as Santa in Fort Mill believes negative feedback driven by color of his skin

Tony Harkey is getting ready for a new gig this holiday season, setting out his pants, his boots, his coat and his glasses.

  Levine Children’s invites public to special holiday ‘lighting’

The first-ever holiday ‘lighting’ at Levine Children’s Hospital will take place Friday night and everyone in the community is invited to join in on the celebration.

‘Two-toed Moe’ the sloth meets new girlfriend named Lightning at Cincinnati zoo

Moe and his new, 7-year-old love interest have already gotten nose-to-nose and are sharing a space behind the scenes, the zoo says.

CMPD charges deceased suspect in sexual assault cold case

A man who passed away in 2014 was charged in a sexual assault case that happened in Charlotte several decades prior on Friday.

CMPD investigating bomb threat at CLT airport, individual detained

A bomb threat that was called into Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Friday evening resulted in one person being detained and an investigation underway with law enforcement officials.

  Suspect arrested for November sexual assault of woman on University City greenway

Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting, choking and robbing a woman on a greenway in Charlotte’s University City area on Nov. 3.

York County father locked disabled daughter in shed; denied food, bed, deputies say

He refused to allow his daughter in the house when temperatures were in the 40s, deputies said in an incident report.

Navy sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor shipyard was unhappy with commanders

The gunman was identified as 22-year-old Gabriel Romero.

Salisbury man sentenced to 28 years in prison for production of child pornography

A man who pleaded guilty to production of child pornography was sentenced to 28 years in prison today, announced Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Record-sized megalodon tooth from SC tops auction prediction. Here’s what it sold for

Prehistoric megalodon shark teeth are found frequently in South Carolina’s rivers, but a unique example believed to be the biggest on record sold for five times the predicted price at auction.

Experts puzzled as 10-foot great white shark stays a month in one spot off East Coast

Great white sharks are known for racing past the Mid-Atlantic states to get someplace else, so experts pay attention in rare cases when one not only stops, but stays put.

York County man made child porn, kept screenshot pictures on cellphone, police say

Joseph Cale Mohr, 29, was arrested Friday morning, York County Sheriff’s Office officials said. Mohr faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of minors, according to police and jail records.

  Garth Brooks’ Charlotte show sells out in 90 minutes

Country music fans wasted no time buying up tickets to superstar Garth Brooks’ May concert in the Queen City.

Deputies looking for missing 65-year-old Charleston Co. man

He was last seen Dec. 1.

Search warrant served in Salisbury leads to drug charges

A search warrant served on Kenly Street in Salisbury resulted in drug charges and jail for one man.

N.C. software exec pays for military members to fly home for Christmas, others step up

His gesture has now inspired others to step up.

Amber Alert: 4-year-old Petersburg boy found in San Angelo

An Amber Alert was issued for 4-year-old Nicholas Andrew Perez from Petersburg early Friday morning. He was last seen on Dec. 2 and was believed to be in grave or immediate danger. He was just found in San Angelo, TX.

$1,000 worth of dolls, accessories stolen from CLT American Girl store on Black Friday

According to the police report, the thieves took the dolls between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from the American Girl store at SouthPark on Sharon Road.

Missing Florence County teen found safe

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating a Florence County teen who has been missing since mid-November.

S.C. animal shelters experiencing ‘unprecedented overcrowding’

Officials said if people can't take a dog home, they should still spread awareness.

  Police chief says CMPD has 18K confiscated guns, no intention of putting them back on the street

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has thousands of confiscated firearms stored in their facilities, according to Chief Kerr Putney.

Woman charged for hit-and-run crash that left 1 dead, 5 injured in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Billy Graham Parkway on June 20 around 8 p.m.

  Charlotte soccer clubs looking forward to new MLS team

Having a professional soccer team come to Charlotte means so much to some younger players following their dreams to become pro.

Kentucky mother arrested for stabbing infant

An update on the baby's condition hasn't been given.

  Children of wartime veterans scramble to repay money after state makes last-minute cut to scholarship

Children of wartime veterans—including children whose parents have been killed or injured in combat—are scrambling to adjust to major cuts to a promised state-funded scholarship weeks before the semester is set to end.

  1 shot, killed in possible home invasion in Chesterfield Co.

According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on Midway Road, just off Highway 52 outside of Cheraw.

  Armed car thief crashes stolen vehicle with baby in back seat, police say

Police say a man stole a vehicle with a baby inside and crashed in east Charlotte before he was arrested near a middle school where children had been playing outside Thursday afternoon.

  Concord Police busy enforcing no left turn at busy intersection

On Thursday officers with the Concord Police Department were busy stopping drivers who were making illegal left turns at the recently reconfigured intersection of Concord Parkway (Highway 29) Poplar Tent Road and McGill Avenue.

  Police refer to shopping center in west Charlotte as ‘open air drug market,' nearby businesses concerned with crime

Court records show police have been staking out an intersection in West Charlotte where they say a shopping center on West Boulevard nearby Remount is an “open air drug market.” After several shootings and even a homicide, businesses in the area are fearful of the continued violence.

  Ashe County High School gym, auditorium damaged in heavy winds

Video outside of Ashe County High School in the early hours Thursday shows winds whipping, and major gusts toppling things like benches outside the school’s doors.

  Sources: Major League Soccer to announce Charlotte as newest franchise

Sources confirmed to WBTV Thursday that Major League Soccer (MLS) will announce Charlotte as the newest franchise. The announcement is expected to happen on December 17.

Bourbon St. strip club owner booked with raping child at business

A French Quarter strip club owner allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl who was led to her club by another employee, according to court documents.

SWAT responds after man reportedly shot in Rock Hill, nearby school put on lockdown

The SWAT situation unfolded near the intersection of Brownstone Road and Finley Road, just east of Heckle Boulevard.

Will a Charlotte lawyer be the new Miss Universe? She has big plans whatever happens.

The Charlotte-area native talked about about how life changed the instant she was crowned Miss USA, her new job as a TV celebrity interviewer for “Extra” and what’s next if she wins — and if she doesn’t.

Several NC DMV offices impacted by ongoing internet outage

According to DMV officials, an internet outage from an NCDMV internet service provider impacted numerous driver license offices and license plate agencies in central and western North Carolina Thursday.

N.C. man wanted for kidnapping, raping woman

A 20-year-old man is wanted after Harnett County deputies say he kidnapped a woman from her yard and raped her.

Rowan Public Library bookmark contest showcases creative designs

Rowan Public Library celebrated the winners of its annual Bookmark Design Contest with a special reception on Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Headquarters’ Children’s Room.

  Man arrested for April shooting near uptown that left one dead, another injured

Police have dismissed charges against a man who was initially accused in a shooting that killed a 71-year-old woman and left her 72-year-old husband injured.

Adoptive father of Erica Parsons set to appear in court

Sandy Parsons, the adoptive father of Erica Parsons, will be returning to court on December 17 in Rowan County.

CMPD searching for suspect with distinctive facial tattoos

A man wanted for multiple charges related to armed robbery is currently wanted by police after removing his court-ordered electronic ankle monitor.

FBI asking public nationwide for help identifying woman in child pornography investigation

The female, only known as Jane Doe 37, may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Wake Forest cancels Christmas parade ‘due to potential for violence’

Town officials said they will begin meeting early in 2020 to develop plans for scheduling future parades with the “goal of eliminating potential distractions by outside groups.”

USPS issues new Healing PTSD semipostal stamp

The U.S. Postal Service issued a new stamp this week, aimed to help raise money for those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cabarrus County Television earns national recognition

Cabarrus County Television (CabCoTV), produced by the Cabarrus County Communications & Outreach Department, was honored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) at the 34th Annual Government Programming Awards in Tampa, Florida on September 26, 2019.

City residents complete Kannapolis 101

Nineteen people have completed the Resident Session of Kannapolis 101. Kannapolis 101 is held once a year and focuses on educating residents about the City and its services and operations.

Open enrollment for Kannapolis Fire Explorers

The Kannapolis Fire Department will host an open enrollment for Explorer Post 001, from 7 – 9 p.m., December 9, at Fire Station 1, 300 Firehouse Drive.

Cabarrus County offers a ‘fine’ way to help

Through December 14, Cabarrus County Public Library System patrons can participate in the annual Food for Fines program by donating canned foods in exchange for a $2-per-item credit toward overdue fines.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College celebrates new Advanced Technology Center

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College held the official ribbon-cutting Tuesday evening for its new Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which prepares students for competitive, high-skilled technological jobs.

  Some NC mountain schools close after wind gusts near hurricane force

The school district posted a message online Thursday morning: “Due to wind damages, Ashe County Schools are closed today, December 5, for both students and staff. It will be an annual leave day.”

  Former South Point HS football coaches call Panthers interim head coach Perry Fewell ‘a character guy’

He’s also a graduate of South Point High School in Belmont and Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.

  VIDEO: S.C. deputy accidentally shoots woman inside suspect’s home

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage Wednesday morning of a deputy-involved shooting.

  Video released after mother charged in 3-year-old’s fatal fall from CLT Airport escalator

New video has been released weeks after a mother was charged in her 3-year-old son’s death after he fell from an escalator at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in September.

  Person killed in crash involving tractor trailer, 2 other vehicles in northwest Charlotte

The crash happened after 4 p.m. near the train tracks on the 7900 block of Old Mt. Holly Road, in between Freedom Drive and Moores Chapel Road.

Crash involving 3 horses, propane leak shuts down part of I-77 in Huntersville

According to Huntersville Fire Department, the incident happened right after Exit 25 at Sam Furr Road. Officials reported that the crash involved a horse trailer and a propane leak,

6-year-old collecting blankets to warm the hearts of seniors for the holidays

The 6-year-old little girl’s project, Grandma’s Lap, aims to collect blankets to distribute to nursing homes across our area.

  WIS reporter donates bone marrow to 2-year-old with rare blood disorder

You see her on TV reporting on the big stories every day, but tonight she’s actually part of the story.

  Crime Stoppers: Man accused of stealing gun from security inside of southwest Charlotte arcade

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify a man accused of stealing a firearm from a security guard in a southwest Charlotte arcade.