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  Local Navy Veteran surprised with car at Charlotte Checkers game

  Despite chilly, wet weather, Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church holds live nativity scene

Man charged with attempted murder in shooting at packed Smokey Joe’s Cafe

N.C. man sentenced to 6 years in prison for trying to hire hitman, buy lethal radioactive substance

  Capacity Reached: Questions about Charlotte’s funding of stadium renovations and other projects

Man wanted on multiple sex offense charges involving child, cutting off ankle monitor

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  Charlotte man pleads guilty in brutal killings of wife’s parents

  Historians trying to save one of Charlotte’s oldest African-American schools

  Council members reach consensus on funding for future Charlotte MLS franchise stadium

CMS making progress on employee fingerprinting before end of year

  Statesville community organizes memorial for veteran with no family or friends

Thousands of books given to Charlotte-area students in need

  Mecklenburg County election officials working on ‘plan B’ amid voting concerns

There is work being done now to make sure you don’t see any hiccups at the voting polls during the 2020 Presidential elections.

  Two wanted in fatal shooting of NoDa restaurant owner Scott Brooks

Two people are being sought after one of the owners of Charlotte-staple Brooks’ Sandwich House was shot and killed in what police say appears to be an attempted robbery.

  NoDa business owners coordinate vigil for Scott Brooks

The vigil is scheduled to be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Brooks’ Sandwich House.

Police: Man who died at homeless camp near CPCC fell, he was not killed

Police were originally investigating the death of 60-year-old James Scoot Anderson as a homicide after he was found dead with “apparent trauma.”

  NC teacher knew beating of disabled teen was coming, and didn’t stop it, lawsuit says

  ‘It became a big distraction’: CMPD Chief Kerr Putney won’t retire before RNC

  CMPD to end electronic monitoring program for murder suspects, possibly other offenders

  Suspect arrested for November sexual assault of woman on University City greenway

  Garth Brooks’ Charlotte show sells out in 90 minutes

  Police chief says CMPD has 18K confiscated guns, no intention of putting them back on the street

Woman charged for hit-and-run crash that left 1 dead, 5 injured in Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Billy Graham Parkway on June 20 around 8 p.m.

  Charlotte soccer clubs looking forward to new MLS team

Having a professional soccer team come to Charlotte means so much to some younger players following their dreams to become pro.

  Sources: Major League Soccer to announce Charlotte as newest franchise

Sources confirmed to WBTV Thursday that Major League Soccer (MLS) will announce Charlotte as the newest franchise. The announcement is expected to happen on December 17.

  Man arrested for April shooting near uptown that left one dead, another injured

Police have dismissed charges against a man who was initially accused in a shooting that killed a 71-year-old woman and left her 72-year-old husband injured.

  Former South Point HS football coaches call Panthers interim head coach Perry Fewell ‘a character guy’

He’s also a graduate of South Point High School in Belmont and Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.

  Video released after mother charged in 3-year-old’s fatal fall from CLT Airport escalator

New video has been released weeks after a mother was charged in her 3-year-old son’s death after he fell from an escalator at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in September.

  Person killed in crash involving tractor trailer, 2 other vehicles in northwest Charlotte

The crash happened after 4 p.m. near the train tracks on the 7900 block of Old Mt. Holly Road, in between Freedom Drive and Moores Chapel Road.

Crash involving 3 horses, propane leak shuts down part of I-77 in Huntersville

According to Huntersville Fire Department, the incident happened right after Exit 25 at Sam Furr Road. Officials reported that the crash involved a horse trailer and a propane leak,

  Crime Stoppers: Man accused of stealing gun from security inside of southwest Charlotte arcade

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify a man accused of stealing a firearm from a security guard in a southwest Charlotte arcade.

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and more bringing ‘The Stadium Tour’ to Charlotte in 2020

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are bringing their star-studded tour to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in the summer of 2020.

Source: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to have surgery for Lisfranc injury

As the Panthers prepare to move on Ron Rivera, another part of the team’s future is taking the next step forward.

  Ron Rivera addresses being fired by Panthers: ‘Get ready for the next chapter’

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that the team has parted ways with Head Coach Ron Rivera after nine seasons, according to a statement released by team owner David Tepper.

  Remains of Charlotte woman, missing since 2016, found shot to death in Mooresville woods

Anastasia Talisha Meaders, who went by “Star,” was reported missing in June 2016 after she was last seen at a business in Mecklenburg County.

  Local charities, organizations thankful for Rivera family’s contribution to Charlotte

Just hours after news of Ron Rivera's firing broke, representatives from different Charlotte organizations and groups voiced their appreciation for what the coach and his family have done for people in the area.

  Barbers give local elementary students free haircuts to boost confidence

Studies show the way you feel on the inside can be impacted by how you look on the outside. Which is why one Charlotte barber is giving free haircuts to students at an elementary school. This isn’t about vanity, but about lifting kids up.

Who is Perry Fewell, Panthers interim coach? Gaston native, ‘fundamentals’ guy

Perry Fewell, who grew up in Gaston County and played for South Point High, was elevated from Panthers defensive backs coach after Ron Rivera was fired Tuesday. He will serve out the rest of the season and be considered for the job beyond this season.

  ‘It’s just devastating’; Woman who lives where homicide victim crashed car says her boyfriend tried to help

A woman on Barrington Drive in East Charlotte was inside with her family Monday night, when she says they heard several shots.

  Giving much more than money on Giving Tuesday

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is now known as Giving Tuesday. The idea was born in New York City in 2012.

  City of Charlotte can’t answer how tax funds are being spent on big projects ahead of MLS decision

City council members asked months ago for a list of capital projects the city is pledged to but City Manager Marcus Jones has not provided that information as important financial decisions loom over the city.

  Mayor Lyles focuses on homicide problem solutions during council swearing-in

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said she will focus on building a coalition to combat the Queen City’s homicide and violent crime problem in 2020.

  Man killed, found inside burning car in east Charlotte

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

  Charlotte woman looking for driver who badly damaged vehicle in NoDa hit and run

A Charlotte woman has turned to Facebook for help finding the driver who hit her vehicle in an alleged hit and run Saturday night.

  MLS meeting Thursday to discuss expansion, Charlotte

A MLS spokesperson though said no timeline has been finalized on an announcement about which city will be granted a franchise.

  Charlotte group pushes for peace as this year’s homicides reach 102

A group in Charlotte that has spent years working to strengthen peace in our community believes there is something you can do to stop violent killings from happening in our city.

  Person seriously injured in Charlotte shooting on Thanksgiving Day

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to Pierson Drive around 5 p.m. in reference to an assault with deadly weapon with injury call.

  Man killed in southeast Charlotte, suspect arrested

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

15-year-old boy accidentally shoots self in leg in east Charlotte, police say

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the parking lot of a BP gas station on E. WT. Harris Boulevard around 10:45 p.m.

  While others shop online, they cling to Black Friday tradition: ‘I don’t like waiting’

They’re holding on to the shopping tradition even as Americans turn increasingly to online retailers for their holiday shopping.

  Fight breaks out at Carolina Place Mall on Black Friday, police say

According to the Pineville Police Department, the incident happened around 4:40 p.m.

  Charlotte shops gearing up for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a chance for locally-owned and operated businesses to get the word out about their products.

  Mother accused of shooting, killing daughter on Thanksgiving in east Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened on Krupa Court around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

114-year-old Charlotte, N.C. woman is now oldest living American

Hester Ford is at least 114 years old, living in Charlotte, and as of now, she is currently the oldest living American.

  Beware of the Grinch: theft up across Charlotte

According to CMPD’s third quarter crime report released in September larcenies from cars are up by five percent over last year and larcenies overall are up 4.3 percent.

Person seriously injured in reported stabbing in Charlotte, Medic says

According to Mecklenburg EMS, the incident happened on Boone Street.

  ‘We’re always open, we’re always here’; No breaks for first responders on Thanksgiving

Although the department runs on smaller, holiday staffing, they always have enough officers available to make sure Charlotte is safe.

  Man who was shot, paralyzed four years ago participates in Thanksgiving Day Parade

And now, he is not only focusing on being thankful because it is Thanksgiving, but because he is thankful to be alive, as this holiday marks four years since he was shot in the back and paralyzed by two men at an I-85 rest stop bathroom.

  Here’s when malls will be open to continue Thanksgiving Day shopping tradition

While area malls will be open Thanksgiving Day, some stores may not. Check with specific retailers and the websites for specific store hours.

  Man recovering from addiction spends Thanksgiving serving others

The meal they serve is one with table clothes, glassware and delicious food, but is about much more than just getting a meal on Thanksgiving -- it’s about serving neighbors selflessly.

  Online Thanksgiving grocery shopping is a growing trend

More people appreciate the convenience of it, yet others still love the old-fashioned way of getting in the car and going to store. There is no right or wrong way, but many have an opinion about shopping for food online.

88-year-old man reported missing from Mint Hill, Silver Alert issued

According to the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, citizens are asked to be on the lookout for 88-year-old Charles Richard Stark, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Judges in Mecklenburg judicial districts scrambling days before election filing

Just days before candidate filing opens, a panel of judges threw out Mecklenburg County court districts Wednesday, forcing candidates to once again run county-wide.

  This flight to Charlotte had an unexpected passenger Wednesday. It’s a girl!

A baby was born on an American Airlines flight that landed in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

  Mint Hill homeowner hopes to ID intruder in home security video

A man noticed on his security camera footage that at 1:30 a.m. Monday, a man was on his back patio, looking into windows as he and his wife slept inside.

  CMPD increases patrol at malls, other shopping locations ahead of Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers will head to the malls on Thursday night. But it’s not just shoppers you’ll see if you’re going, police officers will be there in full force.

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

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify the man who robbed a convenience store in north Charlotte at gunpoint.

Charlotte doctor led patients to share opioids with his wife, feds say. Then one died.

Over a three-year period, the Charlotte doctor funneled thousands of powerful opioids to his wife by forcing a father and son to share the drugs that he improperly prescribed for them, court documents allege.

  The Charlotte airport will be extra busy for Thanksgiving. Here’s what you need to know

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is expecting to see a big increase in travelers before and after Thanksgiving, in what airport experts say could be a record-breaking holiday travel year.

  19-year-old son of Cabarrus Co. deputy dies after shooting at Charlotte shopping mall

The man killed has been identified by police as 19-year-old Nathaniel Lee Isenhour. Officials say he is the son of a deputy with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

  More sexual misconduct allegations found credible against former chancellor of Charlotte Diocese

The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte announced Tuesday that additional allegations of sexual misconduct have been found “credible” against former chancellor Monsignor Mauricio West.

  Police arrest man accused of killing man in N.C., woman in S.C. in a span of months

Police have arrested a man who is accused of killing his girlfriend in Lancaster, S.C. and another man in Charlotte within a span of months.

  ‘If they can pay it, they can get out’; Judge explains role when it comes to bonds, electronic monitors

Judge Elizabeth Trosch says she’s seen more cases involving a teenager and a gun this year than in all of her past 10 years on the bench. But she says just because it feels like there’s more crime, judges cannot punish someone until they get a conviction. She says judges have to set conditions of re

  East Charlotte CBD shop is one of 15 nationwide to receive warning letter from FDA

The administration released rules in February that would serve as guidelines for CBD sellers. It now says Raley, whose shop opened at Private I Salon over the summer, is violating several of those rules.

  No more comp time for City of Charlotte employees

The policy change comes five months after a WBTV investigation lead to delaying the new comp time policy.

  Crews respond to apartment fire near uptown Charlotte

The fire broke out before 4:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on Gardner Avenue, off of Rozzelles Ferry Road north of uptown.

  United by one heart: Family of organ donor meets heart recipient

You only get one chance at life. That is, unless you’re really lucky and someone donates an organ to you. A man now alive because of another man’s gift. Two families, united by one heart.

Can you help this man find a local nurse who tried to save his son’s life?

A man is looking for a nurse in Charlotte who tried to save his son earlier this year. He knows little about her.

  CMPD Chief Putney: ‘Other criminal justice partners have to step up’ as Charlotte nears 100 homicides.

Putney said that CMPD has done as much as it can to fight the rising homicide count and that accountability needs to be shared.

  25 people bond out of jail before holidays, thanks to Carolina Panthers Players Impact Committee

Each of them were behind bars for non-violent misdemeanors but could not afford to post bail until David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers donated $100,000 dollars so they could be released.