President Trump signs Executive Order on pre-existing conditions in Charlotte

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at helping Americans with pre-existing conditions with their healthcare coverage, among other things, during his trip to Charlotte Thursday.

Officers shot in downtown Louisville identified

  Resignation of NC elections board Republicans raises questions about closed session vote

Police raid in Vietnam finds more than 300,000 used condoms being packed for resale

  Back to School & Beyond: District-by-district guide to the 2020 school year

Lincoln County Schools approve transition to in-person instruction for elementary students

  WATCH: Bailiff dives over stair railing to try to catch escapee; man still at large

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18-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of 13-year-old in Lincolnton

  VIDEO: Woman apparently tased for refusing to wear mask at football game in Ohio

Man dies after trying to save daughter in rough N.C. surf

Man shot to death in bed at Lancaster Co. home after returning fire, hitting alleged shooter

Nearly 1,700 new COVID-19 cases, 40 more deaths reported in N.C.

Howden selected to be Rowan County Finance Officer/ Director

One dead, another seriously injured in head-on crash in Gastonia

Police said two cars collided around 10:12 p.m. in the 2100 block of North New Hope Road.

2 LMPD officers shot in downtown Louisville, suspect in custody

Two LMPD officers were shot Wednesday night in downtown Louisville.

Deputies searching for man missing nearly a month, last seen at Lincoln Co. Walmart

Kenneth Ray Caldwell, 35, was last seen by relatives on September 1, at the Walmart on Highway 73 in Denver, N.C.

Elderly man, five animals killed in Duplin County home explosion

Duplin County officials say a 79-year-old man and five animals were killed in a home explosion in the Beulaville area Wednesday morning.

  York Co. detention officer accused of conspiring to smuggle drugs to inmates

  Clinical trial at Levine Children’s Hospital studies Gene Therapy as possible cure for Sickle Cell Disease

  S.C. governor suspends Chester Co. supervisor facing meth manufacturing, drug trafficking charges

  Charlotte nurse retires from Carolinas Medical Center after 38 years on the job

Suspect charged in shooting of LMPD officers

  CMPD releases body-camera video of fatal 2019 officer-involved shooting

  Body-camera video released of CMPD violent arrest during traffic stop

Anthony Caldwell was stopped by police at gunpoint, had the front windows of his car busted out and his elbow fractured. He was charged with resisting arrest and traffic violations. CMPD found officers involved in his arrest violated policy but didn't use excessive force.

LMPD: 127 arrests made during protests following announcement in Breonna Taylor case

A total of 127 people were taken into custody related to protests that took place following a grand jury announcement in the Breonna Taylor case.

Nearly 100 arrested in Louisville during protests following Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

A police statement describes vandalism, fires in garbage cans and the looting of several stores.

Troopers: Salisbury man found dead after hit by car near prison

Troopers received a call that a pedestrian was struck on Camp Road near the prison.

  Police: No arrests, assaults, injuries during Charlotte protests after officers not charged for death of Breonna Taylor

A march is getting underway in Charlotte Wednesday night after the Louisville police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case were not charged for her death.

‘We don’t want anybody to get hurt’: Myrtle Beach leaders address public safety questions in virtual forum

How safe do you feel in Myrtle Beach? The public had the chance to answer that question Wednesday night.

  Breonna Taylor: Protesters pack city streets following grand jury decision

Police and protesters clashed on city streets in the Highlands and downtown Louisville on Wednesday following a grand jury’s decision to clear two of the three police officers involved in the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment.

App State to allow family members at sporting events, more fans allowed soon

For this Saturday’s game against Campbell at Kidd Brewer Stadium, App State is inviting up to 300 family members of App State student-athletes and up to 50 Campbell student-athlete family members.

  Joe Biden speaks to WBTV about pandemic, election in one-on-one interview

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to WBTV in a one-on-one interview Wednesday afternoon.

N.C. State students can take in-person classes in spring

N.C. State University says its students can take in-person classes for the spring semester and live in campus housing.

NTSB: Pilot’s actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a pilot’s inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew’s decision to continue an unstable approach for landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019.

  Both Republican members of N.C. State Board of Elections announce resignation

Both Republican members of the North Carolina State Board of Elections have resigned from the board Wednesday night.

Lara Trump makes ‘Women for Trump’ campaign stop in Wilmington

President Trump’s daughter-in-law and Wrightsville Beach native, Lara Trump, rounded out two days of campaigning for the president across North Carolina with a quick visit to Wilmington Wednesday night.

Police: Protesters put casket of cow manure in front of Asheville police department

Police say protesters have put a casket of dirt and cow manure in front of the Asheville Police Department Wednesday night.

  Apple apologizes after ‘Siri’ points users to law enforcement as terrorists

Apple has apologized this afternoon after several online videos showed Siri recommending police departments when asked where the closest terrorists were located.

Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

President Donald Trump says he’ll be signing an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive.

  WAVE 3 News reporter, photographer confronted by protesters

WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photographer James Dobson had to be escorted away and shielded by a security guard in Jefferson Square Park after being confronted by protesters Wednesday evening.

  Teachers took personal day in protest of state S.C. House not voting on budget

South Carolina teachers are taking a stand, using their personal days to put pressure on the state House. Across the Palmetto State, teachers took to the phones, wrote emails and sent out social media posts demanding the House to pass the budget.

Brett Hankison booked into jail, released

Former LMPD Det. Brett Hankison was booked and released from jail Wednesday after he was indicted in the Breonna Taylor case, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Presidential candidate Joe Biden hosts Black Economic Summit in Charlotte

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrived in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon to host a Black Economic Summit.

North Carolina city votes to reduce police budget by 3%

A North Carolina city has voted to decrease its police budget by 3% amid calls from protestors to cut the funds in half.

2020 Census deadline fast approaching for Rowan County residents

The 2020 Census deadline is just days away, Wednesday, Sept. 30, and the current Rowan County response rate is below that of the 2010 rate.

6 months later, what has changed since the Breonna Taylor shooting?

Since the deadly LMPD shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several changes have taken place in local law enforcement.

  Joe Biden, NBA star Chris Paul and Mayor Vi Lyles visit legendary Charlotte restaurant

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden, NBA star Chris Paul and Mayor Vi Lyles visited a legendary restaurant in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

Who’s who in the Breonna Taylor case?

Click inside for a list of people involved in the Breonna Taylor investigation.

Recruits graduate to Kannapolis Fire Firefighter positions

The Kannapolis Fire Department welcomes three new firefighters, Jacob Graworecki, Michael Nance and Ryan Wilson, to its ranks.

Wife of officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting writes letter, empathizes with Taylor’s mother for her loss

The wife of Louisville Metro Police Department officer Jon Mattingly, who was shot by Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker, while serving a search warrant posted a long letter explaining what the last 163 days since the shooting have been like for her family.

  Cabarrus CVB video shows devastating effect of COVID-19 on tourism

The effect of the COVID-19 to local tourism has been devastating. In Cabarrus County $24 million in hotel revenue has been lost since March.

South Carolina reports more than 600 new coronavirus cases, 25 more deaths

State health officials are urging residents to be vigilant in practicing social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 amid public health experts’ concerns over the recent rise in COVID-19 data trends in South Carolina.

  South Carolina woman’s medical bill keeps increasing

We all know that paying a bill for any medical procedure can be a real challenge, but imagine making a payment and seeing your bill actually increase monthly.

  Komen Race for the Cure: Stories of survivors

They may not be toeing the start line together, but thousands of people will still walk or run 3.1 miles the first Saturday of October as they do every year, to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer.

  Man charged after brothers, ages 5 and 11, shot while playing on Charlotte apartment balcony

Officers responded to an assault with deadly weapon call for service on Amity Pointe Road at 5:47 p.m.

Union County school moves to Plan C after COVID-19 exposure

Four positive coronavirus cases were reported in association with South Providence School in Waxhaw, Union County Public Schools said Wednesday.

Gunman targets Salisbury home for second time in three weeks

Police in Salisbury are searching for the person who has fired shots into a home on at least two occasions within the past three weeks.

Glynn Co. bus driver charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-old student

A Glynn County bus driver has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student.

Rowan Chamber touts success in ‘Local Super Heroes’ campaign

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the “Local Super Heroes” Campaign was successful with 51 new members vs. a goal of 50 new members during the 30-day campaign.

City of Salisbury receives award for excellence in financial reporting

The City of Salisbury’s finance department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.

Kannapolis Cannon Ballers honor heroes through Field of Honor

In a tribute of those whose actions made them heroes in our lives, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers bring their inaugural Field of Honor® display to Atrium Health Ballpark.

Girlfriend of suspect in shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in N.C. arrested

The girlfriend of the suspect in the shooting death of 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant in Wilson has been arrested.

  Two accused in N.C. ‘mass murder’ served murder indictments

Two people accused in a mass murder in North Carolina have been served with more murder indictments.

Elton John postpones ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour stop in Columbia to 2022

Fans with tickets for the sold-out performance can use those tickets for the postponed date.

Jon Mattingly: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sends candid email to LMPD colleagues

LMPD Sgt. Jon Mattingly, one of three officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting death, confirmed to WAVE 3 News that he sent a strongly-worded email to his department colleagues early Tuesday morning.

Protesters plan for ‘non-violent’ demonstrations as city braces for decision in Breonna Taylor case

Several organizations, including Until Freedom, will host a “mass non-violent” direct action training session at noon Wednesday in Jefferson Square Park.

Maurice Jennings, founder of Biscuitville, dies at 86

Maurice Jennings, the founder of the fast-food breakfast chain Biscuitville, has died at the age of 86.

North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot.

  CMS officials discuss coronavirus, nearing return for students and sports at board meeting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials discussed the status of the coronavirus and the nearing return for students and sports, among other topics during a Tuesday night board meeting.

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  ‘We are excited’; Panthers ready to have fans at games after N.C. governor’s announcement

The Carolina Panthers are excited and ready to welcome some fans back at Bank of America stadium after Governor Roy Cooper said he’ll likely allow it to happen by next week.

  UNC Charlotte reveals plan to resume some in-person instruction on campus

UNC Charlotte is ready to allow some students back on campus for in-person instruction next month.

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

The timing of a presidential pick for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor hung heavy over the second debate in a U.S. Senate race in North Carolina.

Notre Dame-Wake Forest football game postponed due to COVID-19 cases

Notre Dame’s football game vs. Wake Forest has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests landed 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and another 10 in quarantine.

Nearly 28K coronavirus cases reported in Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County officials are releasing more information about the coronavirus pandemic.

  SCGOP says someone shot bullet into window of office in Lancaster Co.

The South Carolina Republican Party says someone shot a bullet into a window of their office in Lancaster County.

  Petition calls for Cabarrus School Board member’s resignation after controversial comments

The Cabarrus County Board of Education approved a plan for students to return to the classroom in October after a heated called meeting in which one member appeared to make what some say were inappropriate comments.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  Presidential nominees see N.C. as critical, battle ground state in upcoming election

Voters in Charlotte say they understand the importance of casting their ballot.

  Cabarrus Co. School Board approves plan for students to return to classroom

The Cabarrus County Board of Education approved a plan for students to return to the classroom in October during a meeting Monday.

  Union Co. schools to add day of in-person learning for all grades, move to Plan A for K-5 in Oct.

Union County Public Schools decided on a plan to add an extra day of in-person learning for all grades next week, and move to Plan A for elementary students at the end of October.