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  Huntersville Police revoke solicitation permit from home security company

Huntersville Police say they revoked the solicitation permit they gave to Vivint because the police department heard from residents about workers.

  Atrium CFO threatens to move operations as request to refinance Georgia hospital’s debt is rejected by NC regulators

  One killed in north Charlotte shooting, 3 persons of interest in custody

Malcolm Graham remembers sister 4 years after she was killed in Charleston church shooting

Officials respond to house fire in Charlotte

  Mint Hill mom searches for motorcycle-riding stranger who saved choking son

  Man accused of robbing woman at gunpoint during meeting to purchase phone through Facebook

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Person stabbed, seriously injured in Charlotte

  Town of Huntersville plans to test soil in search for cause of rare eye cancer

  CMPD: Three men wanted for sex assault of teen girl during social media meet-up

$200k in damage reported after house fire in east Charlotte

  Ramp closed after person struck, killed by vehicle on I-77 in Huntersville

Person shot outside apartment complex in south Charlotte

  Want to hang with a dog for a day? A new program will let you do it, no strings attached

CMPD’s Animal Care and Control office started a “Staycation” program which allows you to go to the shelter, find a dog, sign a waiver and take them to play for a while with no commitment.

  Police warn of suspicious persons, burglars seeking opportunity while homeowners are away

As summer vacation kicks off, police say this is time when burglars or suspicious people try to make their move.

Deranged raccoon was attacked and killed by two pet dogs in Charlotte area

A deranged raccoon wandered into a yard in Mint Hill on Tuesday and was attacked and killed by the owner’s two dogs, animal control officials said.

Suspects in custody after armed robbery, police pursuit in Charlotte

Police have multiple suspects in custody after an armed robbery and a short pursuit in Charlotte Thursday night.

  WBTV’s Steve Crump named Charlotte Post’s Educator of the Year

  ‘That has to give you pause.’ Charlotte cardiologist on Harvard study linking sugary drinks to an early death.

  City employees facing major pay changes but HR director mum on details

  CMPD officer, already on unpaid leave in unrelated case, charged with simple assault

  Big cleanup for neighbors along Riverside and Lake Drive in Mecklenburg County

The city may try to save Excelsior Club after other plans faltered or were rejected

  Jahzion Wilson found guilty of murder in 2017 death of Zach Finch

Jahzion Wilson was on found guilty for the robbery and murder of Zachary Finch in June 2017.

Walmart outsourcing undetermined number of jobs at Charlotte facility

An undetermined number of jobs at a Walmart facility in Charlotte are being outsourced, according to the company.

  2019 Heroes Convention comes to the Queen City

The event features not only opportunities to create your own art, workshops, panels and (of course) cosplay contests, there are dozens of artists and storytellers behind the comics that come out personally to meet with their fans.

  CATS solicits feedback for Pineville and Ballantyne light rail expansion ideas

Right now, CATS is looking two options to get to Ballantyne, both parallel to I-485. And to get to Pineville, two options as well - one on the 485 side of Carolina Place Mall, the other along NC-51.

  Mecklenburg County officials say flooding caused more than $3 million in damage to homes

Mecklenburg County officials say flooding from the Catawba River caused more than $3 million in damage to homes in the area.

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for thief who broke into west Charlotte businesses

The similarities between two west Charlotte business break-ins have police thinking the same suspect is likely responsible for both crimes.

  Panthers owner David Tepper urges support for high-speed rail in NC. Here’s why

Speaking in Pittsburgh Wednesday to a group of visiting government and business leaders from Charlotte, Tepper articulated another way he’d like to expand the team’s geographic reach: A high-speed train connecting Charlotte with Winston-Salem and the Raleigh-Durham area.

  Charlotte allocates more money for Jump Start Micro Grant program

In the first year, the city budget funded the Jump Start Micro grant with $50,000. That amount increased to $100,000. in the second year. In the upcoming fiscal year, the grant will have $500,000. to distribute.

  Principal, leader who spent decades with CMS retires

A 45-year career as a full-time educator and nearly 30 of them were spent in the halls of Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.

Charlotte men accused of trafficking more than $200k worth of marijuana near Atlanta

Agents seized approximately 70 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $200,000.

Meck County Sheriff responds as NC Senate considers revised bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden says he does not endorse a revised bill that would require local sheriffs to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

  Charlotte Hornet Cody Zeller knows there are big shoes to fill out there, makes major donation to Samaritan’s Feet

Charlotte Hornets player Cody Zeller will make some young men very happy with a major donation to Samaritan’s Feet.

  BB&T, SunTrust announce name of combined bank

Officials say the combined bank will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank holding company serving more than 10 million households in the U.S., with a leading presence in many high-growth markets in the country.

Cadet to be removed from Army ROTC for ‘pro-Nazism’ tweets

An Army official says a cadet in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps will be removed from the program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for posting racist, anti-Semitic and "pro-Nazism" messages on social media

  Crime Stoppers: Man charged after allegedly robbing two Charlotte convenience stores at gunpoint

According to CMPD, 29-year-old Breyon Goosby is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

  Man imprisoned for 10 years in killing of UNCC student released

The man convicted of killing UNC Charlotte student Ira Yarmolenko in 2008 has been released after spending 10 years in prison.

  Neighbors hold on to the past to save an old Charlotte church

Neighbors are concerned about an abandoned church that has deep roots in Charlotte.

  The Excelsior Club gets referred to city’s Economic and Development Committee

Monday, Charlotte City Council unanimously referred The Excelsior Club to the city's Economic and Development Committee. At -Large City Councilman James Mitchell is the chair. He will instruct city staff to see how much money it will take to bring the building back up to code.

  NC Senate to consider bill requiring sheriffs to work with ICE

The Senate Committee on Judiciary will meet Wednesday at 2 p.m. to consider the bill.

  Car owners looking for multiple hot rods stolen in Charlotte over weekend

The cars were in the city for the Hot Rod Power Tour, a chance for car lovers to show off their vehicles to other auto enthusiasts.

  Time is running out to save Charlotte’s historic Excelsior Club

Time is running out for the Excelsior Club located in West Charlotte. It is the first black club in Charlotte, NC. It opened in 1944 and closed its doors in 2016. There was a one year moratorium set from demolishing the historic landmark.

  Charlotte city council unanimously passes FY2020 budget

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles took the opportunity to thank the budget staff and commented how rare it was to have such widespread support for the budget.

  25-acre town center to transform Ballantyne in south Charlotte

A new 25-acre town center coming to south Charlotte’s Ballantyne community will transform the area, and it’s popular golf course.

Judge rules CMPD not in contempt over handling of Burger King OIS shooting video

A judge has ruled Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney will not be held in contempt of court over the department’s handling of video depicting a deadly officer-involved shooting that played out in a Burger King parking lot in March.

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in Florida crashes, dies

The Florida Highway Patrol says lightning struck a motorcyclist on the helmet as he drove on an interstate in Florida, causing a crash and his death.

Charlotte football fans sound off on Panthers headquarters relocation to South Carolina

Even though the start of the NFL season is still months away, several Carolina Panthers fans met at Taproom Social in uptown Charlotte for a special gathering Thursday night.

  Night one of Taste of Charlotte draws big crowds despite earlier rainy weather

Crowds of people packed the streets of uptown Charlotte for the first night of the Taste of Charlotte festival Friday.

Juveniles accused of robbing delivery driver at gunpoint in Charlotte

Officers responded and as they arrived, the group had just robbed the female delivery driver at gunpoint. She was not injured during the incident.

  2 charged in connection with drive-by shooting that left 1 injured in Charlotte

Officials have charged two people in connection with a drive-by shooting that left one person injured in Charlotte on May 28.

  Ted Koppel of CBS Sunday Morning sits down with WBTV

Revered journalist Ted Koppel sat down with WBTV's Steve Crump during a trip to Charlotte for a fundraising event.

  Three arrested in series of armed robberies at Charlotte businesses

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, since May 13, 2019, a series of eight armed robberies have happened at different businesses in the Charlotte area.

  Police: Men knocked woman out, attempted to sexually assault her during home invasion

The incident happened around 6 a.m. at a home on Archdale Drive, which runs between Nations Ford Road and Old Pineville Road near I-77 in south Charlotte.

  ‘Taste of Charlotte’ vendors say yearly event is major portion of revenue

Aside from the fun and food for Charlotte families, the Taste of Charlotte can keep some local businesses financially afloat far beyond the weekend.

East Charlotte house fire was intentionally set, investigators say

Investigators say a fire that burned through a home in east Charlotte Thursday afternoon was intentionally set.

  UNC Charlotte Police recognized for campus shooting crisis intervention

It’s the first time since the active shooting on campus that UNC Charlotte Police have been publicly recognized off campus.

  ‘Now I have to bury my son.' Family of teen fatally shot while sleeping in home speaks out

The family of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed while sleeping before school at a north Charlotte home Wednesday morning are desperately seeking answers.

  CATS is considering redeveloping the Charlotte Transportation Center in uptown

In a notice CATS published on a city website, the transportation authority did not provide details of the proposal, other than that it was for a mixed-use development.

  Man rushed to hospital after shooting in east Charlotte

Officials say the man was shot at least twice and has life-threatening injuries.

Charlotte police asking for information after person injured, multiple homes and cars damaged in shooting

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on East 8th Street around 11:23 a.m. Tuesday.

  CMS board holds meeting to discuss Superintendent performance issues, sources say

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board members held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon specifically to evaluate Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox and “issues with his performance," sources say.

  Meck. Sheriff fires back after criticisms from U.S. Attorney over 287g, detainers for undocumented immigrants

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Gary McFadden said he “dared” anyone to say he wasn’t concerned public safety after US Attorney Andrew Murray claimed McFadden’s policies were putting people in danger.

CMPD probationary officer charged with DWI, speeding placed on administrative leave

Jonathan Knapp was pulled over in Pineville and charged on Wednesday.

CATS to begin Carowinds service on June 10

The goal is to invest in the community by providing up to 1,000 jobs for youth at Carowinds on an annual basis.

  Autopsy: Man found dead, ‘rolled in carpet’ in closet of Charlotte home was stabbed 29 times

An autopsy released Wednesday states Jonathan Holt Whitlow had at least 29 stab wounds when he was found dead, duct taped and wrapped in a blanket in the closet of Andrew Houston's bedroom.

  ‘SouthPark Susan’ pleads guilty, ordered to attend anti-racism meetings

Susan Westwood was charged with misuse of the 911 system and two counts of simple assault in connection with the incident, which happened at the Camden Fairview apartment complex on October 19, 2018.

  16-year-old shot and killed in home before school

The shooting happened around 5:43 a.m. at a home on Ohaus Court, which is just off of Sunset Road.

  Hundreds welcome Carolina Panthers to SC at Rock Hill pep rally

Hundreds of people gathered in Rock Hill’s Fountain Park Wednesday morning for a pep rally to celebrate the Carolina Panthers moving team headquarters to South Carolina.

  Man kicked out of club in uptown fires shots at employees, wrecks his car

After being kicked out of the club, the suspect started to fire shots at the employees.

  34 firefighters control heavy fire at motel in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the fire happened at a motel on Red Roof Drive.

  CMS board votes to make Rea Farms Relief school a K-8 partial magnet school, despite alternative full magnet proposal

The board decided Tuesday night that the Rea Farms school will be a K-8 partial magnet, with 70 percent of students assigned and 30 percent getting to choose to go to that school.

  Charlotte family reunited with dog after escaping crash near NC coast

A Charlotte family was reunited with their 6-year-old Wheaten Terrier that was missing for over a week after a chaotic car crash near the North Carolina coast.

  Alum raises awareness for students in need of caps and gowns for Harding University High School graduation

An alum of Harding University High School in Charlotte is raising awareness after learning multiple students from the school can’t afford their caps and gowns for graduation.

  Man tries to lure woman into car by posing as Uber driver

An afternoon of fun in Uptown Charlotte could’ve ended in tragedy when a woman says a man posed as her Uber driver and tried to lure her into his car.

  Mecklenburg Co. Commissioners Chairman blasts fellow commissioner, media after being questioned on open meetings violation

The chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners opened Tuesday’s night’s meeting with a monologue that attacked a fellow commissioner and local media after questions surfaced about whether the commissioners violated state open meetings laws in discussing changes to the county’s budget

U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds Cornelius restaurant allowed minors to work beyond legally-allowed hours

Investigators found minors worked after 7 p.m. on school nights, worked more than three hours on a school day, worked more than eight hours on a non-school day and worked after 9 p.m. during the summer. All FLSA violations.

DOJ: Two Honduras natives arrested in Charlotte, charged with illegal reentry

The illegal reentry charge carries a maximum prison term of two years and a $250,000 fine.

Crews repair gas line in Huntersville neighborhood

Crews repaired a gas line that was cut in a Huntersville neighborhood Tuesday evening.

  Charlotte gets a boost from private sector to tackle affordable housing

On Tuesday, Atrium Health and Fifth Third Bank announced they will donate $10 million each to the Charlotte Housing Opportunity Investment Fund. This brings the total to $44 million raised so far from the private sector.