GRAPHIC: Lawsuit claims woman contracted flesh-eating bacteria at S.C. water park

A woman claims in a lawsuit she has incurred over $1 million in medical bills after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria at a Grand Strand waterpark.

Amber Alert issued for West Virginia girl in ’extreme danger’

  Cornelius mom part of rare eye cancer concentration now fighting stage four liver cancer

  Hornets Hoops Camp teaches the Fun in Fundamentals

Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old girl from Ladson

See an animal locked in a hot car? In SC, you can’t do much about it

Krispy Kreme teases ‘new tasty treats’ for Grand Opening of Concord store

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  WBTV, media coalition file petitions to access sealed records in Catholic abuse lawsuit

State, Grand Strand leaders discuss legalizing casino-style gambling in S.C.

Henkel to Expand in Salisbury

Voter identification required in 2020: Learn the facts

Road work coming to Concord beginning Wednesday

Kannapolis National Night Out Event is August 6

Rowan-Cabarrus looks to draw more women to Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Thanks to a $224,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has rolled out a new Women in Engineering and Industrial Technologies (WE IT) initiative to promote the enrollment of women in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Man shot in Chester County drive-by shooting; suspect wanted, police say

The victim and another person were sitting in a car in a driveway on Culp Road when an SUV pulled up and a person inside started shooting,

  Two dead after three accidents on Lake Norman over weekend

Two people died over the weekend on Lake Norman due to a crash and a drowning.

  City council votes on resolution condemning hate speech after Trump rally in North Carolina

This resolution is in response to chants at a recent President Trump support rally in Greenville, N.C.

Sketch of person of interest in brutal murder of Charlotte woman, boyfriend in Canada released

Man sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for Plaza Midwood shooting

  Recent heat wave causes AC trouble for drivers

Woman dies in house fire in Burke County

Police: Mother charged after baby falls, later dies, during fight with another

  Twitter helps Charlotte music producer gain the attention of rapper Meek Mill and other artists

  VIDEO: Chaos in the courtroom as former judge Tracie Hunter sentenced to 6 months in jail

Hunter was convicted in 2014 of unlawful interest in a public contract, a felony.

  CBS’ Gayle King visits WBTV for 70th anniversary celebration

CBS News anchor Gayle King visited WBTV Monday in celebration of the station’s anniversary. “70 looks good on you,” King said of WBTV.

Man wanted for attempted murder in York County

According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, deputies have active warrants for 35-year-old Wayne Lee Newhart.

Crews find body of 21-year-old swimmer who disappeared near Wrightsville Beach

Search crews have found the body of a missing 21-year-old swimmer who disappeared in the waters near Wrightsville Beach over the weekend.

Founding member of The Meters, Art Neville, passes away at age 81

Art Neville, founding member of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, has passed away according to family.

K9 Officer ‘Jake’ dies days after Ala. prison drug search

The K9 started to improve from the Thursday night incident at Staton Correctional Facility, but by Saturday his condition deteriorated and he died.

  Man accused of shooting CATS bus driver at uptown transit center

The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries, a CATS spokeswoman said.

  NC trooper in critical condition after motorcycle crash identified, police still looking for vehicle

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to the scene near the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Edgewood Road around 9:30 a.m.

Man shot in leg in Lenoir, suspected shooter arrested

Police say the 30-year-old victim was rushed to Caldwell Memorial Hospital, but later had to be flown to Carolinas Medical Center due to his injuries.

  Fake Filters? Companies falsely claim to have prestigious water safety certification

With water quality and safety concerns across the country, many families are turning to water filters. But there are counterfeit filters and filters carrying fake certification marks.

Man tied up, shot during home invasion in Lincoln County

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at a home on Country Club Road around 2:15 a.m.

Police: 6-year-old among 4 accused in theft of handguns

Police in North Carolina say a 6-year-old is among four suspects identified in the theft of 10 handguns from a local store

Man arrested, stolen gun found after police pursuit in Mint Hill

According to the Mint Hill Police Department, the incident started on NC 51 (Blair Road), near I 485 around 3:45 a.m.

70-year-old woman, 66-year-old man killed in accident involving box truck in Albemarle

According to the Albemarle Police Department, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 52 North near the Northeast Connector at 5:06 pm on July 19.

Authorities break up massive cigarette trafficking, money laundering ring

A cigarette trafficking ring based in Cumberland County was busted in what U.S. Marshals are calling one of the largest operations of its kind.

  Judge hears petition for release of law enforcement video in chase that left one dead, one injured

A superior court judge says he will make a decision by Friday on whether to release law enforcement video from a police chase in Gaston County last week that left one dead and another seriously injured.

Report: Man drowns near 6th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach

A 51-year-old man drowned in the ocean near 6th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach Sunday night, according to a police report.

  1 dead, 1 injured after jet ski crash in Lake Norman area

According to North Carolina Wildlife, the incident happened in Peninsula Cove of Ramsey Creek Sunday just before 5 p.m.

Two killed in Lincoln County crash

Troopers say the fatal crash happened on NC 182 near Sorrells Baxter Road. A 2014 Ford Mustang ran off the road, struck a fence, overturned and struck a utility pole.

  Man charged with shooting death of four-wheeler rider after two people run over

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. at a property on Old NC 18 in Connelly Springs.

Cleveland man in custody after allegedly tying his children’s mother and her sister up with tape, stabbing and burning them

A Cleveland man turned himself in after he allegedly tied the mother of his children and her sister’s hands with tape, stabbed and burned them before fleeing with their three children, according to police.

  Several treated after accidental cooking fire at east Charlotte apartment

The Charlotte Fire Department says the two-alarm fire broke out before 6:20 a.m. at a complex on Teal Point Drive, which is just off of Central Avenue.

NC man dies after Oak Island wave breaks his neck

A Raleigh man died Friday after a powerful wave hit him in Oak Island Thursday.

  Suspicious death investigation underway in Chesterfield County

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking into a death that occurred in Jefferson on Sunday.

  Missing 27-year-old Huntersville woman found safe

The Huntersville Police Department says a woman who was reported missing by her mother has been found safe.

  Plaza Midwood parking woes

Residents in Plaza Midwood complain of booting issues in the area.

  Concord Police investigating shooting that leaves victim with serious injuries

The Concord Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Ramsgate subdivision just off of Zion Church Road.

  Accident leaves lanes closed, major backups on I-85

An accident on I-85 near Kannapolis resulted in lanes being closed while crews worked to clear the scene.

Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health on Friday, July 19, confirmed it was investigating 19 deaths linked to methanol poisoning from tainted alcohol.

Woman sues popular south Charlotte strip club, says dancers getting shorted

A woman is suing a popular south Charlotte strip club, saying dancers are being shorted their pay.

Duo arrested, charged after man allegedly kicks 15-week-old puppy into Ocean Boulevard pool

A man is facing animal abuse charges Sunday after reportedly drunkenly abusing a puppy at an Ocean Boulevard hotel.

What a catch! Father-son duo find Megalodon shark tooth during vacation

A father-son pair say they now have something special to remember this years trip to Myrtle Beach by.

  Man drowns in Lake Norman after jumping off pontoon boat

A man who died after leaping from a pontoon boat to go swimming in Lake Norman Saturday has been identified by deputies as 32-year-old Jeffery Wayne Cooper Jr.

NC residents make their Democratic presidential picks with their wallets

With the 2020 presidential primary still months away, North Carolinians are already voting — with their wallets.

Megan Rapinoe criticizes ‘Send her back’ chant and Trump during Charlotte appearance

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe ripped President Donald Trump and his supporters in an interview with The Charlotte Observer on Saturday for the “Send her back!” chant that broke out at his rally Wednesday night in Greenville, N.C.

  ‘I just want to know why.’ Mom of Charlotte woman murdered in Canada searches for answers

The mother of a Charlotte woman who was murdered in Canada is speaking about the life her daughter lived.

  Looking for a place to escape the heat? Here’s some cooling stations around the area

With extreme heat affecting the entire region, relief shelters are opening up to protect those in need. The following locations have all registered as cooling centers for the public at this time:

  WATCH: Suspect with history of violent crime arrested after he’s caught on camera during break-in

A man with a history of arrests stemming from violent crimes in and around the city has been caught by police after a doorbell camera recorded him attempting to break into the front door of a residence he would later enter through force.

‘My friend died.’ County leaves homeless outside in extreme heat despite health risks

James Morgan said he has had three heat strokes since he’s been homeless.

VIDEO: Later gator! Pair caught strolling in Murrells Inlet park

Grand Strand photographer extraordinaire Austin Bond adds another to the collection Saturday.

Fan distribution program available for older Cabarrus County residents

Operation Fan Heat Relief is open for business and handing out fans to eligible residents around Cabarrus County this summer and into the fall as temperatures continue to rise.

Mother warns about dangers of heat after son dies from heat stroke

On a hot August day in 2008, when the heat index was 94 degrees, 15-year-old Max Gilpin, was at football practice.

Salvation Army employee accused of using payroll scheme to embezzle $200K

A woman who administered the payroll at The Salvation Army’s divisional administrative office in Charlotte embezzled at least $200,000 through a pre-paid debit card scheme, according to a federal bill of indictment.

FBI now tracking police use-of-force cases

This year for the first time the FBI is tracking when officers have to use deadly force in its national use of force data collection program. The program analyzes more than a dozen different factors about the officer and the person involved.

  Shrek: In Uptown this weekend

Friday and Saturday night they’re putting on “Shrek: The Musical” at Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall.

  Late night storms bring lightning, cause weather delay at concert in Charlotte

Storms rolled through Charlotte late Friday night, causing a Flash Flood Warning to be issued until 2:15 a.m. The storm brought lots of lightning.

  Injuries reported in boat collision on Lake Norman, boats heavily damaged

According to the Huntersville Fire Department, the incident happened around 9:40 p.m.

Here’s how the story of a boy inspired a street artist to transform a Kannapolis tunnel

All it took was for the artist to hear the story of a boy who needed to cross a busy Kannapolis thoroughfare on the mornings when he missed the school bus to launch what’s become the talk of the town this summer: a tunnel takeover.

Person killed in Stanly County crash

According to Stanly County Communications, the crash happened at US-52 and the Northeast Connector in Albemarle around 5 p.m.

Man charged with attempted murder after woman nearly dies after “severe beating”

Lowcountry deputies say they have arrested a man accused of severely beating a woman who nearly died.

Beware during heat wave: Playground equipment can cause 2nd, 3rd-degree burns

If you plan on taking the kids to the playground this summer you might want to reconsider what time of day you go.

NC Zoo ID’s arborist who died in training accident; fund set up for 9-year-old daughter

The North Carolina Zoological Society announced Friday it set up a trust fund for the man’s 9-year-old daughter.

  Mystery grows in ‘brutal’ murders of Charlotte, NC, woman and her boyfriend in Canada

The “brutal” killings of a woman from Charlotte, North Carolina, and her Australian boyfriend has ignited an international murder mystery in a remote part of Canada, including media theories of a highway serial killer.

Mother, convicted for going into hiding with her daughter, appeals sentence

A mother who went into hiding with her daughter for more than a year has been convicted by a Union County jury on one charge of obstruction of justice.

  Teachers support, defend CMS Superintendent amid his resignation

Understandably, teachers and families have a lot of questions about CMS Superintendent D. Clayton Wilcox deciding to step down.

Man accused of brutal assault on woman at Wingate University

Police have arrested a man who is accused of brutally assaulting a woman at Wingate University early Friday morning.

1 dead, 5 injured after hit-and-run crash involving four vehicles in Charlotte

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

  Mayor Lyles: Charlotte won’t ‘tolerate’ Trump rally ‘send her back’ chants at RNC 2020

Her statement was in response to “send her back” chants from the crowd at a rally for President Donald Trump in Greenville, NC on Wednesday.