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  Man found shot to death in north Charlotte driveway identified

Police say they were called to an assault around 12:41 a.m. on Rachel Street, where they found a man in the driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.

Report: Pair tortured human trafficking victim in front of children at Pineville, N.C. hotels

  Samaritan’s Feet giving out shoes to Lake Arbor neighbors

  Charlotte area grocery stores prefer if you don’t openly carry guns inside

  Charlotte man arrested for rape, incest, more involved at family wellness center than first revealed

  What are the ‘snow’ flakes falling on people in uptown Charlotte? Do not eat them.

  Piece of land in heart of Plaza Midwood for sale has some local businesses worried

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  Charlotte leader charged with child sex crimes, police say victims tried to report abuse for years

  Charlotte teacher enlists Ballantyne school to help a coastal school hit by Dorian

  Help for Lake Arbor neighbors may not be enough

  Parents seek justice after Matthews police file no charges in son’s death

  Memo to Charlotte council: 911 comms center shelved, convention center over budget

  Charlotte grocery chains don’t want customers to openly carry guns in their stores

Third arrest made in deadly New Year’s Day shooting outside man’s home

19-year-old Tyler Jordan Hokes is one of three people charged with first-degree murder in the death of 53-year-old Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter.

1 charged, 1 wanted in Charlotte store robbery

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened at Botanica La Reyna on North Tryon Street on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

  A Charlotte woman has delivered baked goods to firefighters every anniversary of 9/11

This year, she has baked cakes - one vanilla, and one chocolate, for each of the fire stations she annually visits in Charlotte.

  Should 6th-grader have been given more than a free lawnmower? Yes, Panthers owner decides

Most of the response was on Twitter over the weekend, as a hard line was drawn between two camps.

Police looking for owners of goose seen in Huntersville neighborhood

  Former Charlotte councilwoman doesn’t regret controversial tweets after losing election

  CMS board approves two new schools to relieve overcrowded South Charlotte high schools

Person rushed to hospital after being shot multiple times in Charlotte

  Charlotte mayor cruises to primary victory, incumbents lead city council at-large primary

11th rabies case confirmed in Mecklenburg County

Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Driver charged, passenger suffers broken femur in wrong-way, head-on crash on I-77

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened when a woman was driving on the Brookshire loop and missed her exit onto I-77 North around 1:30 p.m.

Man charged in connection to attempted armed robbery, shooting at east Charlotte 7-Eleven

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 22-year-old James Murray with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

4 injured in crash involving CATS bus in Charlotte

According to CATS officials, the incident happened near the intersection of Mt. Holly Road and Hansard Drive around 2 p.m.

All clear given after suspicious item investigation at CLT Airport

According to airport officials, local law enforcement was responding to a possible security item in baggage claim.

  ICE: Nearly 500 undocumented immigrants released from NC jails despite detainer

Nearly 500 undocumented immigrants have been released from jails across the state in the past ten months despite administrative detainers filed against them by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  CMPD: Man caught, charged for murder of woman who was 24 weeks pregnant

A man accused of killing a pregnant woman then abducting two children is still being sought on multiple charges.

  Carolina Panthers, Lowe’s give personalized gifts to 12-year-old who mows lawns to pay for college

After mowing an area outside Bank of America Stadium, he was surprised by Coach Ron Rivera, who commended Jaylin on his lawnmowing business to pay for college.

  Charlotte missions ministry collecting supplies to deliver to Bahamas

The ministry has collected various items that are sent to different poverty-stricken countries around the world. The facility is full of food, shoes, and school supplies. The group has already started a collection for the Bahamas.

Woman fatally shot in east Charlotte, prompting lockdown at nearby school

Officials at the scene said the victim, identified only as a female, was found dead on a trail in a wooded area off Biscayne Drive.

  3 detained, 1 injured in shooting in northeast Charlotte shopping center

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Harris Houston Road.

  Losing a landmark: The iconic Dairy Queen on Central Avenue announces it’s closing

For over half a century, the walk-up style Dairy Queen at 1431 Central Ave. has been serving up dipped cones to the Charlotte community. On Friday, that iconic location announced that it would close at the end of October.

  Mecklenburg County Chief Magistrate resigns from office

The Chief Magistrate of the 26th Judicial District in Mecklenburg County announced his resignation on Friday, citing that he planned to join the private sector.

  Charlotte woman offers space for families affected by Dorian

From utter destruction in the Bahamas, to flooding in Charleston, to a tornado on Emerald Isle, this Charlotte woman is watching and wants to do what she can.

Warrant reveals new details in case of baby left in hot car in Pineville while foster mom was at work

Dawn Aberson-Vanden Broecke, 42, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

  Special elevators to rescue people in BofA Tower during emergencies are first on the east coast

Special elevators are now located at the new Bank of America Tower in Uptown Charlotte. They are called Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) Elevators

  Former Charlotte salon owner died in California boat fire

Lisa Fiedler, 52, was one of the 34 people who died in a boat fire in California this week.

Man at center of Silver Alert located in Charlotte, being reunited with caregivers

A Silver Alert that was issued for a man who was reported missing from Charlotte Wednesday night has been cancelled.

  Man killed after car crash leads to shooting in northeast Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the area of West Sugar Creek Road and North Tryon Street around 8:45 p.m.

15-year-old reported missing in Matthews

According to the Town of Matthews, 15-year-old Vanessa Romero was last seen Wednesday morning on Ablow Drive in Matthews.

  Man charged after road rage leads to fight, stabbing in Mint Hill

According to the Mint Hill Police Department, officers responded to Thompson Road for a disturbance in the road around 5 p.m.

School bus crashes through fence, into yard in south Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Long Leaf Drive around 6 p.m.

2 injured in Charlotte shooting

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on North Wendover Road around 9:30 p.m.

Police continue searching for suspects as vigil held one year after west Charlotte homicide

A deadly shooting that took the life of a 20-year-old man on September 3, 2018, remains an open investigation for CMPD.

  Coastal evacuees making their way through Charlotte to avoid Dorian

People living and vacationing along the coast are following the evacuation orders and heading inland. Many of them are making their way through Charlotte.

  Man’s remains found days after house fire in southwest Charlotte

Police say an insurance adjuster was at the scene three days later and found the human remains.

  Free places to stay in Charlotte area for those who need help during Dorian

Airbnb program offers free places to stay during hurricane Dorian.

Foster mom charged in death of baby left in hot car at Pineville shopping center turns self in

Dawn Aberson-Vanden Broecke, 42, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

1 shot in leg at party in southeast Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened at a party on Sam Drenan Road at an open field/park around 7:30 p.m.

  Humane Society of Charlotte taking in dogs as Hurricane Dorian slowly approaches US

As Hurricane Dorian inches closer to the southeastern coast of the United States, animal rescue organizations are working to make sure pets are protected if the storm brings dangerous weather to coastal communities.

  Nearly 5,000 runners hit I-277 for Charlotte’s Around the Crown 10K

Nearly 5,000 experienced and novice runners hit the pavement Sunday morning for a very unique race that literally wrapped around Charlotte: the Around the Crown 10K.

House fire in northeast Charlotte was intentionally set, firefighters say

Two adults who were in the home at the time of the fire were displaced but unharmed.

Missing 63-year-old man found safe, police say

He was supposed to have been driving to a nearby store and then returning home, but did not return home and his family and friends have not heard from him.

  4 dead in crash involving motorcycle, sedan in west Charlotte, road shut down

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Wilkinson Boulevard near Alleghany Street.

  Fans from both ‘Carolinas’ flock to Queen City for Belk College Kickoff

The festivities surrounding the Belk College Kickoff officially began Friday night in uptown Charlotte.

Charlotte church members giving out gift cards to residents impacted by floodwaters

In June, several homes in the Riverside community were damaged by severe flooding.

Man charged in 2006 armed sexual assault of woman walking home in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 40-year-old Dimarco Alexander for the sexual assault.

How to track Hurricane Dorian with the WBTV Weather App

Here’s a quick “how-to” stay updated with the latest by using our free WBTV Weather App providing you the information you need to keep your family safe as Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S. coastline.

  Mothers weigh in, give advice on avoiding hot car deaths of children

Police in Pineville are investigating after they say a foster mother left her 12-month-old child in a hot car.

  CMPD’s social media recruitment making progress in filling 180 officer vacancies

CMPD says the vacancies aren’t impacting police work, but does put a strain on the department and the officers. Because of the vacancies, officers are working long shifts and time off isn’t as readily approved putting a strain on mental and physical health.

  Charlotte resident abandons sailing trip, bracing for Hurricane Dorian’s impact on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Much of Puerto Rico missed the brunt of Dorian as it passed slightly to the east, directly over St. Croix and St. Thomas - only 14 miles to the left of where he was posted on St. John.

  Officials: 8 ponds test positive for blue-green algae in Mecklenburg County

Officials say eight ponds have tested positive for active blue-green algae blooms in Mecklenburg County,

School bus involved in crash in southwest Charlotte, no students on board

The wreck happened just before 3 p.m. on S. Tryon Street at Yorkmont Rd, in between Nations Ford Rd and Billy Graham Pkwy/Woodlawn Rd.

  Man dies after being hit by vehicle on The Plaza in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on The Plaza at Atmore Street Thursday night.

  Baby dies after being left in hot car by foster mother at Pineville shopping center

According to the Pineville Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call regarding an unresponsive 12-month-old inside a car at the Lowe’s parking lot on McMullen Creek Parkway.

Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Charlotte crash that left one dead, two critically injured

According to CMPD, the incident occurred on Brookshire Boulevard around 2:30 a.m. on July 14 when a 2019 Audi Q5 that was travelling at a high rate of speed went off the roadway and flipped before crashing.

Man says he discovered offensive Wi-Fi name near home in Charlotte neighborhood

A man is getting support online after he says he discovered an offensive Wi-Fi name, showing up near his home in Charlotte’s Biddleville neighborhood, just outside of uptown.

  UNC Charlotte launches pilot program selling alcohol at sporting events

It’s a one-year pilot program, meaning university officials will monitor fan behavior to make sure games are a good experience for everyone.

  Pineville teacher with Panthers-themed classroom surprised with sideline tickets

A passion for education, a classroom decked out in Carolina Panthers gear and the power of social media led to quite the surprise for one Pineville teacher Thursday.

CMS Board of Education accepting Community Equity Committee applications

Officials say the application is available on the CMS website.

  Drug deal gone wrong leads up to 2018 crash killing three people

According to the prosecution, the passenger in the car met with someone to buy $50 worth of drugs. But the state said he only gave a $5 bill.

Teen arrested after search turns up stolen guns, LSD and thousands of pills

Huntersville Police say during a search of his home, they found 4,500 Xanax pills, LSD, 80 oz. of Codeine, marijuana and approximately $10,000 in cash.

Police: Woman pulled gun, threw drink in Viva Chicken employee’s face over $5 price dispute

According to the Huntersville Police Department, 34-year-old Shakira Grier “became irate” with an employee after a dispute about pricing for a particular special that day.

Bat tests positive for rabies in Huntersville

According to the Huntersville Police Department’s Animal Care & Control, an alert was sent to residents in the Taviston Street area after a bat in the area of tested positive for rabies.

  Citizens Review Board waiting for changes to CMPD’s use of deadly force policy

Charlotte Citizens Review Board (CRB) is ready for Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to change its policy concerning the Use of Force. The CRB has already submitted proposed changes to the police department.

  Charlotte mom uses three-hour school bus delay to teach kids about compassion

While some CMS parents called the district to complain, one mother decided to show her kids a different approach.

1 dead, 5 injured after DWI crash on East Independence Blvd.

The Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department responded to a deadly two-vehicle crash on on East Independence Blvd. early Sunday morning.

  Local business owners, renters react to idea of Opportunity Zones in Charlotte

The zones are in areas including East Charlotte, North End and North Tryon, Wilkinson Boulevard and surrounding the airport, Freedom Drive, West Trade Street, Beatties Ford Road and Rozelles Ferry.