Woman sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of Caldwell County murder

A woman has been found guilty of murder by a jury in Caldwell County, over five years since she was arrested for shooting a man in the head during a domestic conflict.

  This SC high schooler not only has perfect attendance, but she also has $3.5M in scholarship offers

  Diversity and Inclusion Team now part of District Attorney’s Office

Charlotte jumps to 16th biggest city in U.S. But neighboring towns saw bigger surge.

Federal, state, local authorities on the lookout for sex trafficking during race weekend

  Bizarre circumstances surround disappearance of a Mountain Island Lake family’s dogs

4-year-old child dies in SC’s first hot car death of 2019, Richland Co. coroner says

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Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

‘I forgive them’: After sentencing hearing, girlfriend of shooting victim embraces man who pulled the trigger

  How to spot heat exhaustion early and ways to keep kids, pets & the elderly safe

  Suspect in custody after bank robbery in Dilworth

  On the eve of its 60th running, Concord’s Scott Padgett recalls the first Coca-Cola (World) 600

  The heat is here and it’s here to stay

Dad on lunch break bought lottery ticket at south Charlotte store. He won $10 million

James Belich was on his regular lunch break when he decided to stop for a lottery ticket at Cigarettes & More on Pineville-Matthews Road in south Charlotte.

Matthews Police searching for pair involved in hundreds of dollars in theft at home improvement store

Two suspects believed to be responsible for stealing $900 worth of merchandise from a store in Matthews have yet to be identified, according to police.

  Myers Park senior with full-ride scholarship creates pens to give back to local charity

It was the love for his sport that sparked his passion to give back to the community - and through it, he created his own business at 11-years-old.

  Parents with children in car arrested for DUI in separate cases

Rock Hill Police made two arrests in separate cases on Thursday of adults accused of driving under the influence with children in the car.

Carowinds offers free admission for military members, discounts for their families

NC Senate budget to fund testing of old rape kits

  Fallen Ala. officer’s neighborhood turns blue in his memory

Medically fragile NC girl ‘left this earth,’ others to be helped in her memory

  Motorists frustrated over north Charlotte road project

Impatient driver hits, kills geese crossing SC street, witness says

Child struck by vehicle near elementary school in north Charlotte

The incident happened around 7 a.m. on David Cox Road near David Cox Elementary School.

Pennsylvania company to move headquarters to Ballantyne

A dental supply company that has been increasing its presence in Charlotte announced Thursday plans to relocate its headquarters to Ballantyne from Pennsylvania.

  Gear up for 90s: Holiday heat wave begins

The well-advertised heat wave is about to start! Get set, we’re on our way to the 90s today…and for many days to come!

Kannapolis City Manager presents proposed FY 2020 budget

Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to the Kannapolis City Council Wednesday evening. The proposed FY 2020 budget is $75,513,726 which includes all seven operating funds of the City.

Sixth annual Dragon Boat Festival set for July 27

You don’t want to miss the Sixth Annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival to be held on Sat., July 27, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Shrine Club on High Rock Lake (6480 Long Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC).

23-month-old out of TN found safe following Amber Alert

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Octavia Shaw was taken by 37-year-old Matias Martinez during a traffic stop.

  ‘Rising rent’ forces FuManChu CupCakes to close up shop in east Charlotte

After five years in business off Central Avenue in east Charlotte, FuManChu Cup Cakes announced on Facebook they are closing their storefront this Sunday.

  Suspect arrested after SWAT situation unfolds at apartment building in south Charlotte

The incident happened before noon at the Aurea Station apartments on Winter Oaks Lane off of Sharon Road West near South Boulevard.

  Person rushed to hospital after shooting in northeast Charlotte

The shooting happened around 12 p.m. on Digital Drive, which is off of IBM Drive near W.T. Harris Boulevard and the Autumn Park Apartments.

  Massive multi-use building latest to open doors as West Charlotte develops

A new multi story, multi use building opened it’s doors Thursday along West Moorehead. ‘Refinery 1213’ near I-77 will house creative office and retail space. It the latest in a long list of projects that continue to transform the West Charlotte neighborhood.

Non-profit helping cancer patients expands to Chester County

A Lexington, South Carolina based non-profit is expanding in Chester County.

  Mecklenburg County detention officer fired following arrest for assault on female

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday that a detention officer in their department had been terminated from his position after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a female.

  Police training remains intact, council salaries unmoved after Charlotte budget talks

After WBTV Investigates reported on some Charlotte council members exploring whether they could increase their salary by cutting CMPD crisis intervention training, council sought a massive course correction and clarification of what their intentions were.

  Local high school student battling incurable condition graduates top of her class

Being a high school student is tough enough. But, Bella Mallozzi says she wasn’t going to let a rare brain condition hold her back from reaching her dreams.

  ATM fraud case connects Hickory to Asheville

Hickory police say a man and a woman have gone to bank ATM’s in towns along Interstate 40 and have stolen money out of at least 8 people’s accounts.

  Man shot by SWAT officer during Burke County drug investigation identified

A suspect in a Burke County drug investigation was airlifted to the hospital after being shot by a SWAT officer during the execution of a search warrant at his home on Wednesday.

  Record-breaking heat wave on the way

After a generally cloudy last couple of days, the major headline that we've been talking about for a while now will finally arrive beginning Friday: the heat.

Chester County officials warn community after suspect van approaches females around the area

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several incidents in the Richburg community in which females reported suspects in a van approaching them and making unwanted advances.

  100 deadly days of summer begins Memorial Day weekend

South Carolina Highway Patrol urges drivers to be cautious while traveling this Memorial Day weekend. Troopers say it’s the start of the 100 deadliest days on the road.

Lowe’s considers Charlotte for new 2,000-employee tech hub

Lowe’s is considering Charlotte as the home for its new global technology hub, where the home improvement retailer will employ thousands of software engineers and other IT professionals.

  Vietnam veteran awards Purple Heart to family of ‘true hero’ Riley Howell

The family of UNC Charlotte shooting victim Riley Howell was presented a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star in Howell’s honor, thanks to a Vietnam veteran.

  Firefighter injured as flames gut building in Kannapolis

Flames ripped through a building in downtown Kannapolis Thursday morning. The fire broke out sometime before 10 a.m. at a building on S. Main Street at Bethpage Road.

Salisbury Mayor proposes meeting with Daughters of the Confederacy, NAACP on future of Fame

Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins has sent a letter to the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the NAACP, and several other groups inviting them to a discussion over the future of the Confederate monument known as Fame.

  One killed in Gastonia crash

Police say 54-year-old Darren Woomer was driving a 2014 Infiniti SUV when the vehicle veered off the road, struck a fire hydrant and a tree before flipping on top of a concrete handicap spot.

  Teen donates stem cells to father diagnosed with aggressive stage-4 cancer

Life-saving bone marrow transplants haven't always been at our disposal in Charlotte, but now it is at the Levine Cancer Institute. WBTV's Christine Sperow is shedding light on the fact that, for certain people, finding a donor that is a full match is literally a race against time.

Woman leads police on high speed chase in old police car

A woman led police in two counties on a high speed chase on Wednesday, and they say she was driving what used to be a police car.

Virginia sheriff ‘promptly’ killed dog that attacked his 1-year-old daughter, he says

A Virginia county sheriff says he “promptly” killed someone’s pet dog after it attacked his 18-month-old daughter this week, a move that has raised questions about whether he acted appropriately.

Downtown Concord streetscape makeover ideas to be demonstrated, discussed

On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, an interactive demonstration will temporarily transform a section of Union Street S near Gianni’s Trattoria and Cabarrus Creamery (16 and 21 Union Street S) to demonstrate new streetscape design ideas.

  Temps rise as we approach major heat wave

After a seasonal and cooler day Wednesday – most of the day around Charlotte was spent in the 70s – we’re looking at much warmer conditions moving forward.

  Man accused of robbing, assaulting man he met on dating site

A Taylorsville man says he was knocked out and robbed by a man he met on a dating site earlier this week. The alleged attacker is still being sought.

Border Patrol agent accused of sexually assaulting women

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Steven Charles Holmes has been with the department for seven years.

  WBTV News Director Dennis Milligan retires after 18 years

WBTV News Director Dennis Milligan is retiring after a successful 18-year run in Charlotte.

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for pizza shop perpetrator

The situation was captured on multiple cameras. From one angle the suspect can be seen pulling a gun. The entire transaction is very fast. The suspect only spent about 10 minutes inside the store.

  Davidson Day School community rallies around family of injured student with special soccer game

Lance Fenderson, a junior at Davidson Day, was injured during a lacrosse game earlier this month. Fenderson’s soccer coach said the teen collided with another player during the game and suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

  Reporter’s Notebook: Learning to Swim (Adult Learn to Swim program through the YMCA-Charlotte)

I had NO idea coming into my first swimming lesson that, an hour later, I’d be swimming on my back.

  WBTV Water Safety Week life-saving tips

We’re heading into the hot summer months when thousands will take solace from the heat in cool lakes and pools. But officials are stressing that water safety skills should be something you make sure you take with you.

Man killed in Lancaster County crash identified

According to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office, the crash happened on Pleasant Road in Lancaster around 6:42 pm.

UNC Charlotte shooting victim wants to thank woman who helped stop the bleeding after shooting

In a tweet, UNC Charlotte says on April 30, DeHart fled into Prospector, where a young woman, he believes a student, placed a tourniquet on him to help stop the bleeding.

VIDEO: Police chief chases off alligator with a shopping cart

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania said he didn’t want the alligator to cause a crash. What happened when he tried to prevent that from happening can only be described as internet gold.

  SC accused child killer: ‘One out of the five of them would have grown up to do something bad. Me killing them prevented that.’

For the first time since the trial of accused child killer, Timothy Jones Jr. started, his defense team is getting its chance to plead its case to the jury.

  The power of Palliative Care: ‘Anytime we’ve got our feet knocked off beneath us, it was brought back to us in such great blessings’

Palliative care is the medical specialty focused on improving quality of life for people facing serious illnesses - from cancer to heart failure to dementia.

  E-Scooters involved in dozens of accidents, used to commit crimes

A records request by WBTV found that CMPD have responded 76 calls involving rental scooters between Mat 2018 and March 2019.

  Local officials help Habitat for Humanity rebuild former drug house

The home’s transformation is also a new beginning for the community where it sits.

Council members propose cutting police training budget to give themselves a raise

During a City of Charlotte budget briefing Wednesday Councilman Braxton Winston requested the city manager raise city council and the mayor’s salaries in the FY2020 budget proposal. Council members Matt Newton and LaWana Mayfield asked city staff about cutting $1 million in police training.

Kennel owner charged with animal cruelty

The pet owners said in a video they were preparing to take the animals to an area animal hospital, but one died less than 20 minutes later.

  CMPD takes ‘Bridge The Difference’ conversation to business executives

Police have been going directly to where people are to have conversations about officers and the communities they serve -- as well as police issues on the streets.

  Mecklenburg County splash pads inspected, deemed safe to open

Mecklenburg County has 7 splash grounds in all, five will open this weekend. Ahead of that, testing is required and we uncovered records showing nearly all of those opening this weekend had violations.

  Burke High School Band preparing to head to Normandy, France for D-Day celebrations

The Burke County High School band was invited by organizers of the 75th D-Day Anniversary celebrations.

  FBI search warrant gives new details in raid on Chester Co. Sheriff’s Office

A copy of the search warrant executed on the Chester County Sheriff’s Office in late April obtained by WBTV is providing new details about the federal investigation that led to the indictment of now-suspended Sheriff Alex Underwood, his chief deputy and a lieutenant at the agency.

  York County judge denies bond for man accused of sexually assaulting Winthrop University student

A York County judge is denying bond for a man he believes to an extreme danger to our community. Tyler Terry, who’s charged with sexually assaulting a student at Winthrop University, has already spent about 100 days in jail according to officials.

  Crews work to repair ruptured gas line in south Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, crews are working in the area of South Caldwell Street near South Boulevard.

  Man wanted for reportedly taking pictures under dresses at Walmart, Target in Huntersville

Police say they have identified the man involved in multiple peeping tom incidents at Walmart and Target in Huntersville.

  Rowan EMS workers honored as part of EMS Week

This is the week the country honors Emergency Medical Services workers and the lifesaving skills they perform under stressful conditions several times a day, every day.

‘You’ll get it tomorrow’: FedEx driver finds snake on doorstep

Do you knock on the door? Leave the package on the mat? Ding dong ditch?

Police: Argument over $5 taken from coin jar leads to woman throwing knife, cutting man’s arm

Myrtle Beach police arrested a woman Wednesday for allegedly throwing a knife at a man multiple times and slashing his arm.

  Exasperated Outer Banks town warns people to quit digging giant holes in the beach

The coastal North Carolina town of Nags Head issued an unusual warning Tuesday, in advance of the Memorial Day weekend: Don’t dig giant holes in our beach.

  Vice President Pence discusses U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement at Union Co. plant

The Vice President shared the impact the agreement may have on North Carolina farmers during his visit for the Charlotte Republican National Convention Kickoff.

  SC mom accused of killing baby girl found in diaper box denied bond, will go to trial

Brianna Lewis, the woman accused of killing her 11-month-old baby girl and hiding her in a diaper box in a wooded area of Chesterfield County before telling authorities the infant was kidnapped, is expected to ask a judge for bond Wednesday.