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  Man arrested after fleeing police on I-77 in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened when a license plate reader hit was called in on a suspect’s car.

1 injured in crash involving stolen motorcycle in Charlotte

Carvana eyes old Philip Morris site for $35 million facility and hundreds of jobs

  Man mowing lawns in every U.S. state gets help from CMPD

  Gunshots fired into homes in east Charlotte have neighbors concerned for their safety

ICE arrests fugitive on rape charges in NC after prior release in Mecklenburg County

  Man struck by car, seriously injured in southwest Charlotte

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  Person shot in hip during fight in uptown Charlotte

In a split-second, a CMPD officer shot my husband and saved my life

’He made a choice that made our lives a miserable mess’: Man pleads guilty to 2018 motel shooting

  Large tree blocks road in Charlotte

  Crime Stoppers: Police searching for man who stole hundreds of dollars worth of cigarrettes from west Charlotte store

  Charlotte man says he used words to help stop man from running from police

  Ballantyne residents meet with Charlotte Fire, Piedmont Natural Gas to talk about July explosion

Charlotte Fire Department and Piedmont Natural Gas officials came to a Ballantyne Homeowners Association meeting to talk about that explosion, and try to calm residents’ concerns.

  Man shot, killed at apartment complex in southeast Charlotte

The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at an apartment complex on Calibre Crossing Drive, off of Causeway Drive just off Independence Boulevard.

  Sandy Hook parent wants gun violence considered a public health crisis

More than 250 mass shootings have happened in America so far this year. That number is causing some to believe that gun violence should be considered a public health crisis.

19-year-old shot in leg during argument in west Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklneburg Police Department, the incident happened near Plato Circle and Seymour Drive

  CMPD on gun violence: ‘This is not just a police problem, it’s a community problem’

  DA: Officer who fatally shot man at Charlotte Burger King will not be charged

  CMS leaders respond after receiving racist messages, emails

  Person dies in hospital after near drowning on Lake Wylie

Person seriously injured in reported stabbing in Matthews

15-year-old charged with rape in two home break-in cases

  Lime says Charlotte e-scooter riders have passed the million-mile mark

Lime, one of the three companies operating electric scooters in Charlotte, says its riders have crossed the 1 million-mile mark in the city.

  Earnest Winston sworn in as superintendent, CMS Board approves price increase for school lunches at meeting

The swearing-in ceremony happened at the CMS Board of Education meeting.

  Lyft offers low-cost rides to Charlotte food pantries, grocery stores for families living in food deserts

Lyft has teamed up with a local food pantry chain to provide transportation for families living in food deserts in the Charlotte area.

  Mecklenburg County Commissioner alerting FBI of racist letter sent to local leaders

During last week’s Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioner Vilma Leake chose to read the letter, which she plans to turn over to the FBI.

  Algae bloom found in pond at Cornelius park

Officials say they found an algae bloom in a pond at a Cornelius park on Aug. 8.

Bank of America moves into new tower, the latest milestone in uptown corridor growth

Bank of America employees started moving into the building this week. Flanked by cranes and construction sites, the 33-story tower is a milestone in a changing Stonewall Street corridor.

  CMPD: Woman killed was 24 weeks pregnant, search continues for suspected killer

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

  Parents say children with medical needs were stranded at CLT Airport for hours

Parents say flight attendants failed to notify them when the flight was delayed, and the children spent five hours on the tarmac.

  Charlotte woman prepares to donate liver to older sister

The two have been side-by-side through life, especially the last 20 years, during the older sister’s battle with a progressive auto-immune deficiency.

Mecklenburg County has one remaining slave dwelling. Here’s how it will be preserved.

The building will soon be saved and preserved thanks to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.

  Charlotte airport employee killed while driving a luggage vehicle, officials say

An employee at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport was killed in an accident Sunday night, according to airport officials.

  String of home break-ins and sexual assaults may be connected, police say

Charlotte police are investigating a string of sexual assaults and home break-ins they say may be connected.

  With new second-in-command, Charlotte Diocese hopes to increase transparency surrounding sex abuse allegations

The new second-in-command of the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte outlined a plan to reporters Monday morning to increase transparency surrounding how the local church handles cases in which priests and other clergy are accused of sex abuse.

  Person killed outside apartment in east Charlotte, teen charged

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Amity Pointe Road around 8:30 p.m.

  Woman dies six days after being struck in hit-and-run on The Plaza

A woman who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run in Charlotte in early August died at the hospital six days after the incident.

‘Our homes have been stolen from us.’ Uptown redevelopment stirs debate on reparations

The developer says he is open to ideas that would help people with ties to the neighborhood.

‘There is nowhere to go.’ Ousted Charlotte renters don’t know what will happen next

A week after residents of the west Charlotte complex were told that they must leave within months or even weeks, tenants and housing advocates are raising concerns that without adequate time and resources, people will end up homeless.

  Charlotte father who was laid off gets flooded with job offers

He passed out 50 resumes, and now he is getting support from all across the world.

  Family of slain teen seeking justice through court

Family members were in tears leaving the courtroom, embracing as they walked away.

  Exclusive: Teacher says active shooter training saved her life in deadly officer-involved shooting after domestic incident

Active shooter training is something a lot of people understandably want right now, but for one Charlotte teacher, the active shooter training she had before, she says is what helped save her life.

Man charged for shooting in east Charlotte

Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service on Eastcrest Drive on March 27 at 10 p.m.

Trooper seriously injured in Charlotte crash moved to Atlanta rehab center

On Thursday, Wooten was transported from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte to Shepherd Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, the Highway Patrol said.

  Armed customer shoots robbery suspects at Charlotte gas station, 1 dead

At some point, police say that customer, who had a concealed carry permit, felt his life was in danger when he pulled out his gun and shot both suspects.

  UNC Charlotte chancellor talks future, past as he approaches retirement

Last week Philip Dubois announced he will retire at the end of next school year, on June 30, 2020. He sat down to talk with WBTV exclusively about his expectations for the future, and some of the highlights and horrific acts he has handled throughout his long career.

  Man shot, killed inside apartment in northeast Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Ventura Way Drive at the Somerset Apartments around 9 p.m.

2 injured in crash in west Charlotte

According to Medic, the incident happened on Wilkinson Boulevard.

NC revises new health care plan for state workers after pressure from hospitals

Two big providers for the Charlotte area, Atrium Health and Novant Health, said the new deal means they will remain in-network for state employees next year.

  16-year-old charged in fatal shooting of man outside motel in southwest Charlotte

The incident happened on July 24, before 5:30 p.m. on Nations Ford Road, near Farmhurst Drive and I-77.

  Police, community partners present new car to woman who was carjacked in Charlotte

On Thursday, in conjunction with the CMPD’s Emergency Needs Fund, the Scott Clark Auto group presented McKinney with a car.

  Mysterious bright objects hovered over Ballantyne, Lake Norman, spooked witnesses

Startled residents reported seeing bright, silent mysterious objects hovering over Ballantyne and Lake Norman on the same recent night.

  Man shot, killed in west Charlotte identified

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on West Boulevard.

  Person seriously injured in shooting in east Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Fortune Street.

  Crime Stoppers: Detectives searching for persons of interest in homicide case

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are searching for three persons of interest in connection to a homicide investigation.

  Officials: Bodies found believed to be suspects in brutal killing of Charlotte woman, boyfriend

Two teenagers wanted in the killings of Charlotte resident Chynna Deese and her Australian boyfriend, Lucas Fowler, in Canada, have been found dead

  CMS adds new gun-detecting K-9, more use of metal detectors, crisis alert system ahead of new school year

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district is adding a new gun-detecting K-9, more use of metal detectors and a crisis alert system ahead of new school year.

Police respond to report of multiple suspicious packages in southwest Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers were called to Bridal Veil Drive.

18-year-old accused of robbing couple at gunpoint in Charlotte

Police have charged an 18-year-old for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery in Charlotte Tuesday.

  Man who turned life around addresses Charlotte’s rise in violent crime and conversation about repeat offenders

A Charlotte man who has 17 mug shots in his past is standing up, saying others can turn their lives around, as he has.

Former Vice President Joe Biden to visit Charlotte in late August

Former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden will visit Charlotte in late August, campaign officials say.

  No Swimming Advisory lifted for cove on Lake Wylie after reported sewer discharge

A No Swimming Advisory was lifted Thursday for a single cove on Lake Wylie.

  Man accused of killing SC mom whose 5-year-old daughter went missing has arrest record in Charlotte

Court documents show that Daunte Johnson was arrested several times in Mecklenburg County. Most recently, he was arrested for violating a domestic violence protective order. In 2015 and 2016, he was arrested for assault on a female charges which were both filed by his girlfriend at the time.

  Flash flood waters cause damage to South End businesses

At one point, the waters were so high that the water was seat level of a car and then flooded the inside of the car.

Suspect wanted for armed robbery of Circle K in Charlotte

Police say a male suspect walked into the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded property from the business. He fled the scene on foot.

  Heavy downpour causes downed trees, flooding in Charlotte

A heavy downpour of rain caused trees to fall and flooding on streets in Charlotte Monday evening.

’Armed and Dangerous’ capital murder suspect sought

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a capital murder suspect, who should be considered armed and dangerous.

  ’We’re certainly not going to live in fear.’ Charlotte Pride organizers discuss safety measures for two-day festival after mass shootings

As Charlotte prepares for the last of the summer festivals and public events, organizers are trying to think of ways to make their events safer.

  Man charged with murder of woman found dead in car in north Charlotte

Jerome Sonny Davis, Jr, 27, is charged with murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied property inflicting serious bodily injury in connection to the death of 23-year-old Khira Bernetta Denise Ruth McKinley.

  Sleeping teen grazed by bullet as multiple homes shot into in northwest Charlotte

CMPD is investigating after a 15-year-old girl was grazed in the leg by a bullet while sleeping.

  Dozens gather to mourn toddler who died after being found at south Charlotte hotel

Despite the rainy weather, dozens of people gathered at the same hotel where a toddler was found to mourn the child’s life.

Cam Newton shines for Carolina Panthers during rainy Fan Fest in Charlotte

The Panthers announced a sellout crowd of 62,500.

  Charlotte woman warns of potential withdrawal symptoms after removing motion sickness patches

They are small, and go behind your ear - scopolamine patches, meant to prevent motion sickness.

Charlotte doctor pleads guilty to sexual battery, must register as sex offender for 30 years

A Charlotte doctor, who was accused of sexually assaulting multiple patients in 2015, pleaded guilty Friday and must register as a sex offender for 30 years.

  Cooking fires move to leading cause of fire deaths

Mother remembers her young son lost due to a cooking fire with a book bag drive for other children to learn fire safety.

  Earnest Winston named new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) board named Earnest Winston the district’s top educator Friday morning: CMS superintendent.

  Man killed in north Charlotte officer-involved shooting

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Ernest Russell Court.

  Local leaders discuss justice system with Charlotte community

Two judges, a police chief, an assistant public defender, and a district attorney, plus the community they serve, were all under one roof Thursday night to talk about rising violent crime in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

  Lightning strikes home in Huntersville, sparking fire

Upon arrival, crews say smoke and fire was showing from the home. The fire was apparently through the roof.

  Concealed carry permits on the rise among Mecklenburg County residents

By the end of 2005 there were 5,472 active concealed handgun permits in Mecklenburg county. That number jumped to 14,629 permits by the end of 2010, and then to 38,002 by the end of 2018.