Mecklenburg County

  Suspect in custody after robbing Dilworth bank, claiming to have a bomb

A suspected bank robber is in custody after reportedly robbing a bank in south Charlotte Friday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

  Diversity and Inclusion Team now part of District Attorney’s Office

Charlotte jumps to 16th biggest city in U.S. But neighboring towns saw bigger surge.

  Bizarre circumstances surround disappearance of a Mountain Island Lake family’s dogs

  Myers Park senior with full-ride scholarship creates pens to give back to local charity

  ‘Rising rent’ forces FuManChu CupCakes to close up shop in east Charlotte

  Suspect arrested after SWAT situation unfolds at apartment building in south Charlotte

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  Person rushed to hospital after shooting in northeast Charlotte

  Massive multi-use building latest to open doors as West Charlotte develops

  Police training remains intact, council salaries unmoved after Charlotte budget talks

Lowe’s considers Charlotte for new 2,000-employee tech hub

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for pizza shop perpetrator

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

  Local officials help Habitat for Humanity rebuild former drug house

The home’s transformation is also a new beginning for the community where it sits.

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

During a City of Charlotte budget briefing Wednesday Councilman Braxton Winston requested the city manager raise city council and the mayor’s salaries in the FY2020 budget proposal. Council members Matt Newton and LaWana Mayfield asked city staff about cutting $1 million in police training.

  CMPD takes ‘Bridge The Difference’ conversation to business executives

Police have been going directly to where people are to have conversations about officers and the communities they serve -- as well as police issues on the streets.

  Mecklenburg County splash pads inspected, deemed safe to open

Mecklenburg County has 7 splash grounds in all, five will open this weekend. Ahead of that, testing is required and we uncovered records showing nearly all of those opening this weekend had violations.

  Crews work to repair ruptured gas line in south Charlotte

  Man wanted for reportedly taking pictures under dresses at Walmart, Target in Huntersville

  Vice President Pence visits Charlotte for RNC 2020 kickoff event

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

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

  Global helium shortage impacts local small business

  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.

  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.

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

The children spend four hours, both in classroom time, and shooting.

  Person rushed to hospital after shooting in southwest Charlotte

According to emergency officials, the incident happened on Cherrycrest Lane.

2 seriously injured as crash completely closes part of South Tryon Street in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the intersection of South Tryon Street and Remount Road is closed in all directions.

  1 in 10 children and young people have mental health problem

Those numbers are the reason why Monarch opened a Youth Crisis Center in Charlotte back in December 2017. It was the first one of its kind in North Carolina.

Person seriously injured in crash involving bus in uptown Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened near the intersection of W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and S Graham St.

  Advocates for people who are homeless stunned at recent homicides

So far this year in Charlotte, four people who were experiencing homelessness were killed on the streets. Three of the cases happened in this month.

  Group suggests forming new educational authority, pushing ahead with new charter school in Huntersville

On Monday night, the group in charge of studying the idea of Huntersville running its own charter schools shared its final recommendations to the town board of commissioners.

Person shows up at hospital after shooting in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Jean Grimes Drive.

  Community rallies to support a call to stop the violence, mother cries for loss of her son

Community rallies to stop the violence with gatherings of food, music and conversation.

  ‘Game of Thrones’ therapy sessions are a real thing being offered

Millions of people watched the final episode of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Sunday night as the series officially came to an end. Now, many people are dealing with different emotions about how it ended.

Bernie Sanders condemns new state anti-abortion laws during a rally in Charlotte

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders condemned a new wave of state anti-abortion laws during a rally that drew around 1,500 people to the lawn of Charlotte’s Central Piedmont Community College on Friday.

Big break for taxpayers: Mecklenburg reduced property values by $1 billion so far

There’s good news for property owners looking to lower their tax bills after the latest revaluation: the county has reduced more than $1 billion in property values through the appeals process.

  Person shot, seriously injured in northeast Charlotte

According to Medic, the incident happened on Collins Aikman Drive around 7:30 p.m.

  At Bernie Sanders rally, Charlotte-area voters list topics they want presidential candidates to address

Friday in Charlotte, the Uptown area saw all the makings of a presidential rally – including signs, music, applause from a loud gathered crowd.

  ‘What life is like after a stroke, I’ve lived it.’ Charlotte doctor on her work to save people from strokes is personal

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a big problem in the U.S. among men. It’s also the single most important risk factor of stroke. And, for men - the risk of stroke is higher and more dangerous.

  Charlotte racecar driver Ryan Repko’s car honors victims of UNC Charlotte shooting

Charlotte racecar driver and UNCC student Ryan Repko’s car has a special paint scheme, honoring the victims of the deadly shooting at UNC Charlotte.

  'I don’t go out in the dark,’ West Charlotte neighborhood concerned about possible gunfire nearby

Neighbors in one West Charlotte neighborhood have raised concerns about what they say is gunfire close to where they live.

  'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

Police looking for thief after armed break-in placed nearby schools on lockdown in Huntersville

A suspect, described as six feet tall with a thin build and wearing a black ski mask, went into the home with a gun and took money from the victim.

  Man accused of exposing himself to children at Charlotte bus stops arrested

CMPD identified the man Thursday as 37-year-old Eric Henderson, warning parents as he was still being sought. Officials say Henderson was taken into custody without incident.

  Have you spotted CMPD officers doing traffic operations on roads near you?

Over the last five months, some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers have been running traffic safety operations on area roads to crack down on speeding.

  Police: Man exposed himself to children, tried to kidnap one at Charlotte apartment complex

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodfield Gardens complex off of Milton Road, just south of the Oak Forest neighborhood.

  Stun gun found in student’s backpack at middle school in Charlotte

The principal says no students were in danger or threatened and classes went as normal. The school was never on lockdown.

  NC woman, sold for sex as a child, hopes to break stereotypes of human trafficking

North Carolina is one of the top ten states for human trafficking. Charlotte, as its biggest city, is a hotbed.

  Local experts address factors impacting CBD dosage, efficacy

New CBD shops opening throughout our area mean more people deciding to take CBD, and if they do, how much to take, and how frequently.

Wanted robber made ‘active’ attempts to cut employee, police say

The robber pulled out a knife and grabbed one of the employees while making “active” attempts to cut the employee.

Tractor trailer collides with train in north Charlotte, closes road

According to the City of Charlotte, the incident happened at the intersection of Graham Street at Jeff Adams Drive.

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for man who robbed north Charlotte convenience store at gunpoint

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are looking for the man who robbed a north Charlotte convenience store at gunpoint.

First ‘real’ meal in 15 days for UNC Charlotte shooting victim

Pescaro chowed down on a grilled cheese sandwich, fries drizzled with ketchup, pineapples, ice cream, a cookie and sweet tea- a meal suited for a survivor.

  Civilian Medal of Valor award presented to family of UNCC campus shooting hero Riley Howell

“What Riley did in that class was extraordinary,” said CMPD Lt. Brad Koch. “As a police department, as a community, as a city and as a nation we wanted to recognize this act.”

  Person found with gunshot wound in west Charlotte

Officials have not said if anyone has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

Police investigating shooting after person showed up to hospital injured

The person showed up to Atrium Hospital with a non-life threatening gun shot wound.

  CMS board meeting highlights equity policy, Rea Farms Relief, Butler HS make-up day

Topics ranging from equity, racism in the classroom, makeup school days for CMS students, and prohibited use of tobacco/smoking products on school property were discussed.

  ‘We don’t ever want to be looked at as ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ or ‘defective’: Charlotte therapist on removing stigma around Mental Health

May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949 in an effort to remove the stigma associated with mental health. But doing that is no easy task.

  Trauma survivors overcome hurdles with help from new network at Charlotte hospital

Trauma patients have incredible hurdles to overcome, but a hospital in our area started a trauma survivors network to help patients get through it together.

  Father wants school police to expand their presence after daughter was victim of indecent exposure

A middle schooler says her routine of walking to and from the school bus stop changed on the morning of May 2 after she spotted a car but didn’t recognize the driver.

  18 potential suspects identified in ‘large fight’ on campus of Vance High School

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police says school resource officers (SROs) have identified 18 potential suspects after a large fight broke out on the campus of Vance High School Monday afternoon.

  Charlotte city employees praise budget, seek some changes

Part of that appreciation stems from a proposal to raise the lowest earning employees from $15 an hour to $16 and a $2,000 raise for employees earning less than $69,000 a year.

Person injured in two-story house fire in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened on Clark Street around 10 p.m.

  State Superintendent visits Union County Public Schools, talks school safety, school resource officers

In Union County, each middle and high school has their own respective school resource officers but in elementary schools, one SRO splits their time between three different schools.

  Boxing gym helps people with Parkinson’s disease to fight and get stronger

People with Parkinson's box their way to better health at Lake Norman gym.

  Teen arrested for murder of man at east Charlotte apartment

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives have charged 17-year-old Diyondre Wilson with the murder of 31-year-old Derrick Lamar Chambers.

  Hundreds attend service for fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon

On a rainy Friday morning in South Charlotte, hundreds gathered inside Calvary Church to say their final goodbyes to fallen Mooresville Police Officer, Jordan Sheldon.

Armed robbery suspect shot in gunfire exchange with security guard near Charlotte arcade, two others wanted

As the suspects left the arcade and were in the parking lot, police say shots were fired by both an armed security guard and by at least one of the suspects.

  Hurricane Awareness Tour takes Charlotte by storm

Thursday was an exciting day for meteorologists and weather geeks of all stripes around the greater Charlotte region as the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS (better known as the famed ‘Hurricane Hunters’) paid a visit to spread the word of weather safety

Pair wanted for breaking into cars, home in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 20-year-old Kiante Treshawn McClellan and another unidentified person are wanted for these crimes.

  Moms Behind Bars: Childhood racing phenom turned getaway driver ends up in jail

This Mother’s Day weekend there will be thousands of moms across the Carolinas who won’t be with their kids... because those moms are behind bars. Some are held on charges awaiting trial because they can’t afford to bond out while others, like Lyndsey Barr, are serving time.

  Moms Behind Bars: A woman’s story of addiction and the help she received in prison

WBTV was granted unprecedented access to The Mecklenburg County Detention Center North, where women are housed. We wanted to meet moms behind bars ahead of Mother’s Day.

  Man arrested, accused of stabbing woman to death in uptown Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives charged 55-year-old James William Curry Jr. with the murder of Diane McLelland.

  CMS Board of Education, Mecklenburg County Commissioners meet to discuss budget

CMS is asking for $529.8 million from the county. If CMS gets what they’re asking for - that means the county would foot the bill for about 33 percent of how the districts year would be paid for.

  Local law enforcement honor Officer Jordan Sheldon in bike to D.C.

Community members and officers from 16 departments will bike 500 miles in 4 days.

Parents of UNCC victim seek privacy, but want son remembered: ‘Reed is the silent hero.’

It’s been more than a week now since 19-year-old Reed Parlier was killed by a gunman on the campus at UNC Charlotte, and his family is still trying to feel their way through the thick fog of grief.

  Area campus police talk about what UNC Charlotte shooting prompted

JCSU campus police say after the UNC Charlotte shooting, they sent out a reminder of online training about active shooting.

  Reporters, public turned away from community meeting on Panthers practice bubble

The Panthers are petitioning the City of Charlotte to allow them to build signs and branding along with a new practice facility for the team.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spotted in Charlotte with man recently freed from prison

Charlotte resident Azaria Algarin posted a photo with the celebrity couple, along with her mother and brother, calling it “a special day that I will forever cherish.”

  Senate approves multi-million tax break bill to bring Panthers to SC

The South Carolina Senate voted 27-15 Thursday to approve an incentives bill to bring the Carolina Panthers’ headquarters and practice facilities across the border from North Carolina.