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  6-month-old missing boy from Matthews found dead in Charlotte cemetery

Police said the boy's 30-year-old mother was was arrested for robbery on Friday night. The baby boy wasn't with her at the time of the arrest.

  One person dead, 1 injured in large Cleveland Co. campground fire

  Man dies by suicide after killing former girlfriend in Lancaster Co.

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

  Police say man killed in officer-involved shooting at SC Walmart ‘presented a firearm’

  Truck runs through home in Gaston County

  One dead after overnight crash on W.T. Harris Blvd

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  Man charged after overnight homicide in north Charlotte

  Shooting victim pronounced dead in hallway of uptown Charlotte apartments

Man shot in drive-by shooting in Chester

CMPD investigates homicide in south Charlotte

Gastonia teens run stop sign, T-boned by off-duty deputy

  Construction worker dead, three others injured after being hit by drunk driver near Concord Mills Mall

  Portions of Brookshire Blvd. shut down after pedestrian struck and killed in accident

Portions of Brookshire Boulevard were shutdown early Saturday morning as CMPD investigated an a deadly accident involving a pedestrian.

Hwy 321 shut down after diesel truck crash in Lincoln Co., 1 patient transported

Highway patrol responded to an overturned diesel truck on Highway 321 early Saturday morning.

CMPD investigates shooting in Plaza Midwood

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning.

  Two deadly house fires in Charlotte within hours of each other, CFD warning about fire safety as cooler temps arrive

After one fatal fire in East Charlotte overnight, Charlotte Fire Department responded to another fatal fire in West Charlotte.

Deputies search for suspect after Lancaster shooting

  One dead in East Charlotte house fire

Waxhaw Elementary principal arrested for simple assault

  N.C. children found dead in burned home identified, mother’s body believed to be in Catawba River

  Charlotte councilman Braxton Winston served civil complaint by Mecklenburg Co. sheriff

  Citation issued to construction company after worker’s fatal fall

Elementary school in Catawba County deemed safe after suspicious device found

Students were evacuated before 8 a.m.

School board votes to close E.E. Waddell High School

A meeting that started with anger and an arrest ended in bitter disappointment for many parents and students who came out, as CMS voted to close 10 schools. INSIDE: Click to read Reporter Tom Roussey's blog of the CMS board meeting.

Officer shoots suspect at east Charlotte apartment complex

A man remains in critical condition after he was shot by a police officer at an apartment complex in east Charlotte late Thursday night.

Truck driver dies in north Charlotte crash

The driver of a tanker truck was killed in a traffic accident in north Charlotte Wednesday evening.  The accident was on I-77 just south of the Lasalle Street exit.  The accident occurred around 6:40 p.m.

Murder possibly linked to hotel robbery

Police have found a car they believe was used during a homicide and robbery in west Charlotte Friday night.

Firefighters busy with 2 fires Friday afternoon

The Charlotte Fire Department and the Steele Creek VFD were busy responding to two house fires Friday afternoon.  The first fire started around 3 pm on Double Oaks Road just north of Center City Charlotte.

Man killed by tree toppled by wind

A North Carolina man was killed when high winds brought down a tree on top of his pickup truck.

Man facing drug charges in Mint Hill to appear in court

Mint Hill Police is adding a full-time narcotics detective to the department to combat what they told WBTV is an ongoing drug problem.  This, after authorities said more than 300 marijuana plants and items possibly used to manufacture methamphetamine were seized by authorities from Michael MacConnell's home in Mint Hill Wednesday night.

Fort Mill High dismissed early due to bomb threat

Fort Mill High School dismissed class early Monday afternoon due to a bomb threat, district officials said.  All after school extra-curricular activities at Fort Mill High have been canceled as well.

One dead, two shot in east Charlotte

A triple shooting in east Charlotte Wednesday night resulted in the death of one person.  The shooting occurred in an apartment complex parking lot at 2601 Lanecrest Drive and occurred after 10 p.m.

Cleveland County man murdered outside his home

A 41-year-old man was murdered outside his home in Cleveland County Tuesday morning.

Former Burke County EMS director charged with embezzlement

A former Major and Operations director for the Burke County Emergency Services is facing felony embezzlement charges.  Ken Anthony was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation late Wednesday afternoon and taken before a Magistrate.

Chlorine spill causes brief evacuation in Statesville

Firefighters were called to a haz-mat situation in Statesville before noon today.  A spokeswoman for the City of Statesville said a 2,000 pound cylinder containing chlorine spilled around 11:30 a.m. inside the Bartlett Milling facility which is located on South Center Street.

Freedom Drive still closed due to crash

Freedom Drive near Toddville Rd was closed overnight and it's unclear when it will reopen. It was supposed to reopen around 10 a.m. Thursday, but it was still closed at 11 a.m. and there was no ETA for when it would reopen.

2 trucks collided in Union County

Two tractor trailers collided on a rural Union County road Monday afternoon injuring three people.  The accident was at the intersection of NC 742 and Saint Timothy Road near Marshville.  ne of the tractor trailers was hauling timber and spilled its load.

CBS'S Walter Cronkite, television news icon, dead at 92

Walter Cronkite, the CBS newsman so revered by Americans that they considered him the "most trusted man in America," died today (Friday, July 17).  He was 92 and had homes in New York and Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Remembering Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett, whose stunning looks and blinding smile made her a pop icon of the 1970s, has died. She was 62.

Richard Petty Motorsports lets 9 employees go and cuts salaries

Richard Petty Motorsports has laid off nine employees and reduced salaries throughout the organization, a byproduct of Chrysler's bankruptcy filing.  A person familiar with the moves tells The Associated Press that RPM officials are anticipating significant cutbacks from Dodge.

Share your condolences & favorite memories of Michael Jackson

Click here for the latest news and stories concerning the sudden death of Michael Jackson.  You can also post your favorite memories about Jackson here.

Pedestrian killed on Beatties Ford Rd

A person was killed after being struck by a car on Beatties Ford Rd Friday night.

Teen shot in west Charlotte

Police say a teenager was shot in west Charlotte Monday afternoon. The shooting happened in the 3000 block of Freedom Drive around 4:40 p.m. A call to 911 indicated a teenager suffered multiple gunshot wounds. According to MEDIC, the victim had life threatening injuries and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center.

SC toddler drowns in goldfish pond

A South Carolina toddler has drowned in a goldfish pond at a family member's home.

City budget battle on the horizon

Wednesday many celebrated the anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence better known as MecDec Day. 234 years ago, revolutionaries fought to be free from British rule. Now city leaders are in a different type of war, a war over money.

Search for missing man with Alzheimer's Disease

Police are looking for a missing man in north Charlotte. Officers are searching in the Wellington Neighborhood off Prosperity Church Road.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for most of the WBTV viewing area

There is a severe thunderstorm warning for Avery, Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey Counties until 5:15 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire WBTV viewing area until 8 p.m.

Confirmed North Carolina swine flu cases jump to 7

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in North Carolina has jumped to seven as federal lab tests verified what state officials had suspected.

American Red Cross to open shelter

The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross will open a shelter in the gym of East Mecklenburg High School for residents displaced by local flooding. The shelter will be open by 9 p.m.

Two probable cases of H1N1 flu virus identified in N.C.

State Health Director Jeffrey Engel today reported that two probable cases of the H1N1 flu have been identified in North Carolina.

Carjacking victim clings to the back of a big rig truck

LIVE COVERAGE: Big rig truck chase in Georgia Click here for live coverage of an apparent carjacking in Georgia where the victim is clinging onto the back of a big rig tuck. Go to WBTV.com to see coverage

South Charlotte apartment fire

The Charlotte Fire Department battled a fire at a three-story apartment building in south Charlotte Friday afternoon.

Murdered Gastonia teen remembered; accused killer in court

Police have arrested and charged a man with the murder of a pregnant teen who was shot and killed in Gastonia late Thursday night.

Hospital shooter described as quiet and polite

A neighbor describes a hospital worker who allegedly shot and killed two employees before killing himself as a quiet and polite family man who would often go jogging with his wife.

NBC broadcaster John Madden retires

John Madden is calling it quits. NBC said Thursday that the burly ex-coach who has been one pro football's top broadcast analysts has decided to retire.

Severe storms possible across SC on Friday

Forecasters say an approaching cold front could bring severe thunderstorms to parts of South Carolina.

CMPD officer involved in crash

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Another CMPD officer has been involved in a traffic accident while on the job.

UNC basketball team arrives back in Raleigh; Thousands cheer for the team

The UNC basketball team arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport around 1:30 p.m. and were greeted by thousands of fans during a pep rally at the Dean E. Smith Center.

Governor says '12 or 13' dead, official says shooter dead

Officials say a gunman opened fire on a room where immigrants were taking a citizenship exam in Binghamton, N.Y.  The gunman killed as many as 13 people before committing suicide.

Amtrak train crashes into vehicle

An Amtrak train carrying 104 passengers collided with a car hauler around 5:30 p.m. Friday evening.

Winston-Salem police arrest Monroe murder suspect

Authorities have arrested a man in Winston-Salem in connection with a fatal shooting which happened in Monroe.  Winston-Salem police officers arrested Rico Rodriguez Allen, 33, on Ardmore Road in Winston-Salem.

Body found in a South Charlotte pond is a 59-year-old man reported missing last week

A man who was reported missing exactly one week ago was discovered in a pond in south Charlotte Tuesday morning.  The pond was outside a 3-story apartment building in the Ballantyne area off Via Sorrento Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: North Tryon closed near Dalton Avenue in Charlotte

Both the inbound and outbound lanes of North Tryon Street at Dalton Avenue are shut down just north of Center City Charlotte.  A power pole fell around 4:30 p.m.  Utility crews from AT&T and the Charlotte Department of Transportation are on the scene.

Murder suspect arrested at a Charlotte construction site

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and its Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) arrested a murder suspect Monday morning who had been on the run from authorities for the last two years.

Hiker suffers injury after falling at Crowder's Mountain State Park

Nearly three dozen firefighters rescued a stranded hiker at Crowder's Mountain State Park Thursday afternoon.

Judge: Merrill Lynch bonus info must be disclosed

A judge is ordering Bank of America to disclose information about bonuses given to employees at Merrill Lynch just before BofA bought the brokerage company.

F-22 crashes in California desert near air base

The Air Force says an F-22 fighter has crashed near Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert of Southern California.  Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Ann Stefanek confirmed the crash Wednesday but had no other details.

Treasury Secretary to speak to Congressional committee this morning

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will lay out more details of plans to sweep toxic assets from the markets during a congressional hearing this morning. He goes in front of lawmakers alongside Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The two are also expected to face a grilling over AIG bonuses.

Family of 4 murdered in Catawba County

A man whose wife and three children were found slain in their North Carolina home hasn't been able to eat since learning of their deaths on Thursday.  That's according to family friend Mai Cai who lives next door to the family in the Millstone community.

Gunman who killed 15 in Germany is slain by police

State officials say police have slain a 17-year-old gunman who killed 15 people in a school shooting in southwestern Germany.

House explodes in Avery County, Haz Mat teams called in

Breaking news out of Avery County: WBTV has learned of a house explosion in the area of Gusher's Knob.

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Felony charges filed against singer Chris Brown

Chris Brown has been charged with two felonies for what a police detective describes as as brutal beating of Rihanna.  The detective's affidavit says the fight started when Rihanna checked Brown's cell phone and found a text from another woman.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools cutting staff at the central office

Investor confidence is climbing, but confidence inside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) system is sinking with word that layoffs are coming sooner rather than later.

Police investigate stabbing in downtown Charlotte

Police are investigating a stabbing which happened in Center City Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.  The stabbing was at the transit center located on West Trade Street and occurred around 3:15 p.m.

Two students taken to the hospital following a bus accident in Union County

A school bus in Union County was involved in a minor accident Monday afternoon.  The accident involved a school bus #325 from Indian Trail Middle School.  Thirty students were on the bus at the time of the accident

Tips for avoiding the traffic congestion near the new Charlotte IKEA store

Motorists wishing to avoid the congestion should stay on I-85 in the left lanes, both inbound and outbound.  (Click here for more information)

NYC ferry captain: `I feared they would die'

A ferry captain credited with rescuing people from a plane in the Hudson River says he feared they would die in the frigid water.  Says New York Waterway captain Vincent Lombardi: "I was worried if we didn't get them out right away, there would have been casualties."

US Airway plane bound for Charlotte makes forced landing in the Hudson River

A US Airways plane carrying 158 passengers and crew made a forced landing in New York's Hudson River Thursday afternoon.  All passengers safely escaped from the Airbus A320.  A small number of passengers suffered only minor injuries.

Overturned truck snags traffic at the I-77 / I-85 interchange

The Highway Patrol is working an accident just North of Center City Charlotte which could affect your mid-day commute.  A truck overturned on the ramp from I-85 southbound to I-77 southbound.  It is causing the ramp to be blocked.