Fire guts building in downtown 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.

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

Woman leads police on high speed chase in old police car

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

Downtown Concord streetscape makeover ideas to be demonstrated, discussed

  Temps rise as we approach major heat wave

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

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Border Patrol agent accused of sexually assaulting women

  WBTV News Director Dennis Milligan retires after 18 years

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for pizza shop perpetrator

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

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

  WBTV Water Safety Week life-saving tips

Person killed in single-vehicle crash in Lancaster Co.

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.

  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.

  Suspect in drug investigation airlifted to hospital after officer-involved shooting in Burke County

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.

  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’

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

  Local officials help Habitat for Humanity rebuild former drug house

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

  CMPD takes ‘Bridge The Difference’ conversation to business executives

  Mecklenburg County splash pads inspected, deemed safe to open

  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.

Brunswick County Schools to offer free breakfast, lunch to all students next school year

Brunswick County Schools announced on Wednesday that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students at all BCS schools will receive free breakfast and lunch.

  Vice President Pence visits Charlotte for RNC 2020 kickoff event

Vice President Mike Pence will attend the 2020 Republican National Convention kickoff in Charlotte on Wednesday as part of a day-long trip to the state that includes stops in Monroe and Greensboro.

Reporter Notebook: As the 60th Coke 600 approaches, I’m thinking back to the 20th running and how things have changed

I’ll admit it...I love Charlotte Motor Speedway. Whether as a news reporter or a fan, it’s one of my favorite places on earth.

  Water Safety Week: Preparing for summer

Mecklenburg County had the highest rate of drownings in the state of North Carolina.

Starbucks accused of using poisonous pesticides in NYC stores

Starbucks stores in New York City allegedly placed pest-control products spewing toxic vapors near bagels, pastries and coffee drinks to control fruit flies and other insects, endangering the health of its employees and customers, claim two lawsuits filed Tuesday.

Mustang Museum now open in Concord

The Mustang Owner’s Museum, located one mile north of Charlotte Motor Speedway, is now open. The Museum will be open Monday-Saturday from 10-5PM and Sunday 12- 5PM. General admission is $10 per person, with children 15 and under free.

NorthEast Foundation giving campaign raises more than $278,000 in 2019

The NorthEast Foundation Annual Teammate Giving Campaign was a huge success raising over $278,000 from employee giving to benefit Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) NorthEast.

Important town hall meeting for veterans set for Salisbury VA Medical Center

An important town hall meeting for veterans will be held soon in Salisbury.The meeting will take place at the Salisbury VA Medical Center, 1601 Brenner Ave., in Building 6 on Thursday, May 30, from 6 - 7 p.m.

World of Outlaws gearing up for busy weekend in Concord

The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural doubleheader United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25.

  Morehouse graduate, working in Charlotte, speaks after $80K in student loan debt is paid off

A Morehouse graduate working in Charlotte said he was shocked by the student loan surprise at his graduation ceremony.

14 arrested in organized retail theft sting operation at Matthews Lowe’s

According to officials, 14 people were charged and 30 charges were filed. Not all names or pictures were provided.

  Man turns himself in weeks after robbery at credit union in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 33-year-old Wade Aswan Banner turned himself in to the Person County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

  Global helium shortage impacts local small business

Some experts say the helium shortage will continue, and so will price increases, through this year and next.

  Couple stuck with medical bills after Laser Spine Institute closes

The Towell's filed a complaint with the Florida Attorney General's office detailing the all of the problem's they had trying to get authorization and answers from the Laser Spine Institute.

Teacher, state workers get raise in $9B budget passed in SC

Lawmakers have approved South Carolina's $9 billion budget that includes raises for teachers and almost all state employees.

NC elementary school teacher threatened to ‘shoot up the school,’ sheriff’s office says

An Orange County elementary school teacher resigned May 17 after she made threats to "shoot up the school," the sheriff's office said.

  CaroMont Health to build hospital in Gaston County with $300 million investment

If you’ve found that owning a home or renting an apartment is cheaper in Gaston County than living in Charlotte – you are not alone. As more people move outside the limits of the Queen City, hospitals in Gaston are dealing with overcrowding from time to time.

Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

The Lexington County father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in trash bags in Alabama turned to Google for guidance in the days after the alleged crime.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Beach officials urge caution after Portuguese man o’ war discovered on Hilton Head beach

The Shore Beach Service on Hilton Head Island wants beachgoers to watch where they step after a Portuguese man o' war washed up on the beach on Monday.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  Concerns about crimes being committed in uptown Charlotte by people who are homeless

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) say they investigate a range of crimes dealing with the homeless in uptown.

Mississippi police officer charged with murdering woman

An Oxford police officer was arrested after a woman was killed Sunday.

New ‘MEMPHIS’ sign is the next Instagram sensation

The new "MEMPHIS" sign is up, overlooking the Mississippi River and the city's skyline.

  Officials cracking down on drivers parking, driving in bike lanes

The city may not have an ordinance right now, but with phase 2 of that uptown cycle track and this growing issue, CMPD is working with city leaders to create a city ordinance that would provide further language on what you can and cannot do inside of a bike lane, which could mean more citations.

  Bond reduced for woman accused of driving impaired in December school bus crash

More than a dozen students and their bus driver were transported to the hospital after the bus crash on Icard Ridge Rd near Hwy 127 in Alexander County on Dec. 17.

SC correctional officer gets pregnant by inmate, officials say

The South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services has released arrest warrants Tuesday for a correctional officer who got pregnant by an inmate.

  NASCAR Champ Jimmie Johnson makes Stanly County girl’s dream come true

After a jam-packed surprise presentation in the high school stadium, Anita and her family were whisked off in a limousine to meet the superstar driver of car #48.

No injuries reported after truck rear-ends school bus carrying 20 children in Gastonia

According to the Gastonia Police Department, officers were called to the accident at East Ozark Avenue and New Hope Road around 4 p.m.

Columbia man uses woodworking skills to make special engagement ring box

"I wanted something different than just the typical engagement ring box - I wanted mine, for her, to be a little more special than that.”

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

  Senior VA leader: VA has ‘lost touch with its values’ as whistleblower office is investigated for mishandling complaints

A senior VA leader-turned-whistleblower is breaking his silence for the first time to detail the way he says his case has been mishandled, as the VA office responsible for investigating whistleblower complaints is investigated itself by the agency’s internal watchdog.

  High school student being held on $1 million bond for ‘communicating threats of mass violence’

A student was charged for making threats at a high school in Gaston County Tuesday and his bond has been set at $1 million.

Deputies looking for semi-truck seen leaving with stolen trailer in Iredell County

At 3:13 a.m. on Sunday, a red or orange semi-truck with an unidentified emblem pulled into the parking lot, hooked up to the trailer and left the scene.

  Murdered young Salisbury mother remembered for her love of family, ability to overcome challenges

A funeral service was held today for a young Salisbury mother who lost her life one week ago in what police said was a random act of violence.

Customers at an SC restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, state health officials say

DHEC was notified on May 17, 2019, that an employee of the restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A.

  NC firefighters prepping for the heat wave

With temperatures expected in the mid-90s, officials say any fire can be dangerous for firefighters.

Report: 63-year-old partially blind man found living in home with no food, water, utilities

Police say a partially blind man was transported to a local hospital Sunday after being found in a Loris area home without food, water or utilities.

12 school-age kids rescued after Wonderland roller coaster gets stuck

The kids were reportedly stuck on the Mousetrap rollercoaster sometime Tuesday morning.

Carolina Panthers get green light for move to SC as lawmakers OK $115 tax breaks

S.C. state lawmakers officially passed the incentive package Monday after ironing out minor tweaks to the bill last week, and after a spirited debate earlier this month over the deal’s projected economic benefits.

  Prosecutors accuse suspended Chester Co Sheriff of trying to intimidate witnesses in federal criminal case

Federal prosecutors accused now-suspended Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood was having contacted witnesses in his criminal case in an attempt to intimidate them.

  HUD Inspector General reviewing NC recovery efforts as new report outlines slow, wasteful spending

The Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is conducting a review of North Carolina’s agency that distributes federal aid money intended to help rebuild from hurricanes.

Clarksdale mayor says he’ll personally pay for criminals to leave town

Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy said Monday that if lawbreakers don’t think they can turn their life around there, he’ll pay for them to move elsewhere.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

  Catawba River drowning victim identified as 19-year-old

Officials say they received a call around 4:30 a.m. that a boat capsized off the Kevin Loftin boat launch and that three adults and a child were in the water. Four people were aboard the boat but only three people made it to shore, officials say, “one did not.”

Can’t miss attractions happening at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week

The historic 60th running of the Coca-Cola 600 is less than a week from roaring to life at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

UNC Charlotte shooting victim ‘healing and doing great,’ university officials say

“Rami Alramadhan asked us to let you know he recently had surgery, and is healing and doing great,” UNC Charlotte posted on Twitter Monday. “Please continue to keep him, Drew, Sean and Emily in your thoughts.”