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  ‘No one deserved that:’ family member of transgender woman killed in Charlotte calls for acceptance, equality

Two transgender women were killed in the past two weeks, both families are grieving and frustrated that their lives were taken.

Novant accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccine availability in Charlotte

  Man accused of pushing woman to ground, sexually assaulting her in Charlotte

  Two arrested after two transgender women found shot to death in Charlotte hotels

Man arrested for 2018 Charlotte murder while driving 18-wheeler through Mississippi

Charlotte bartender charged after impaired patron gets seriously hurt in crash after leaving bar

  One killed in crash in north Charlotte

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  WBTV launches ‘Good Question’ podcast, here’s where you can listen

  3 detained, car plunges into water after leading police helicopter from Charlotte to Union County

  Crime Stoppers: Police looking for suspects wanted for mail theft, fraud

  CMS votes to rename Barringer Academic Center as Charles H. Parker Academic Center

  Charlotte defies public records law as emails remain hidden for years

NEW: Charlotte moves away from ASC, embraces new arts funding strategy

Mecklenburg County hosting COVID-19 community vaccination clinic at Camp North End

In total, there are 2,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine available for this event.

  Amazon to open new fulfillment center and 2 delivery stations in Charlotte area, creating hundreds of jobs

Amazon plans to open a new fulfillment center and two new delivery stations in the Charlotte area, creating hundreds of new full-time jobs, paying a starting wage of $15 per hour and offering a variety of day-one benefits.

  Police: Suspect crashed car into building following pursuit in southwest Charlotte

The incident happened around 8 a.m. on Clanton Road near Barringer Drive.

54-year-old pedestrian hit by vehicle, killed on Matthews highway

A 54-year-old pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed on a highway in Matthews over the weekend, officials say.

One shot outside near Four Seasons Plaza

  15-year-old charged with murder of teenager in northwest Charlotte

Homicide investigation underway at Parkland Commons Apartments

  Person killed in reported shooting at apartment complex in east Charlotte

Man sentenced to 16 years in prison after Charlotte Dollar General robbery

  From homeless to hopeful: Former ‘Tent City’ residents find aide from local organizations

CMPD safely detonates historic bomb in Charlotte park

Charlotte police were able to safely detonate a historic bomb in a Charlotte park Wednesday.

Watch ‘Carrie’ at the ‘party house’ and ‘Hunger Games’ from the actual District 12

This experience puts you on location where famous movies were filmed, so you can watch every scene while sitting in the places displayed on the screen.

  CMPD discusses crime stats, emphasizes protecting children from criminal activity

Charlotte police discussed the current crime trends so far in 2021 and stressed the importance of protecting children from criminal activity in a Wednesday press conference.

  No major changes to CMPD’s search warrant policies, community activists still take it as sign of progress

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department says it can only go so far when it comes to policing reforms. The department was asked to re-examine certain policies after last summer’s protests.Most recently they’ve been looking at how officers handle search warrants.At the urging of a national movem

Charlotte man buys $5 ticket, wins $150K prize from crossword puzzle in N.C. lottery

A Charlotte man bought a $5 ticket to win $150,000 from a crossword puzzle in the North Carolina lottery.

  1 charged with murder of missing woman whose skeletal remains were found in woods in north Charlotte

Lavonda Floyd’s body was found just after 10:30 a.m. on Friendship Village Place on March 28.

  Charlotte announces nearly $6M to help homeless, including year of housing for 75 Tent City residents

The City of Charlotte is allocating nearly $6 million to help the homeless including a year of housing for 75 Tent City residents.

Person treated for medical emergency in Charlotte house fire

The incident happened on Silver Cham Drive around 12:05 p.m.

  Charlotte homeowners say construction crews left mess on property

An eyesore in one neighborhood has a homeowner squaring off against a local builder.

Weekly COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in Mecklenburg Co. starting April 7

Weekly COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available in Mecklenburg County starting April 7, officials announced.

Person found dead inside hotel room in Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

The incident happened on Queen City Drive when officers were responding Sunday around 1:46 p.m.

  Carolinas College of Health Sciences launches new program in healthcare simulation

Carolinas College of Health Sciences is launching a new bachelor’s program in Charlotte. It will focus on healthcare simulation as there is a demand for more professionals who are trained to educate students and operate health simulation labs.

  Two COVID-19 clusters identified at UNC Charlotte, involving 11 total students

The students are isolating and receiving appropriate medical care. The University is notifying all close contacts to begin quarantine and receive necessary testing.

  CLT Airport says some airlines may require proof of vaccine, gives other tips as travel increases

Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport say some airlines may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination among several tips the airport is giving passengers as travel increases during the pandemic.

  Police seek community outreach after two 7-year-olds injured in shootings in Charlotte last week

Last week, on back-to-back days, two young children, ages 7 years old, were struck by gunfire.

Fire breaks out in Charlotte home Easter morning

Crews responded to the fire around 10 a.m. Sunday.

  ‘Put the guns down:’ Charlotte community, faith leaders hold prayer vigil sharing message of non-violence

Hovis Road has been the site of two shootings this week, but on Friday it was a domain for prayer and a rallying cry against the violence.

  Police identify man fatally shot near Bojangles’ Coliseum

One person was pronounced dead.

  ‘We just want to be left alone in peace.’ Asian-American owned business robbed, trashed in Charlotte Transit Center

A robber trashed a convenience store at the Charlotte Transit Center and allegedly yelled racial slurs at the store’s Asian American owners during broad daylight. Police arrested a man, but it isn’t bringing peace to the victims.

  ‘We need to do something about this:’ Family of shooting victim, elected officials call for an end to gun violence

A family and neighborhood is mourning the loss of another life, following a violent week in Charlotte.

CMPD says deadly shooting at south Charlotte apartments was justified

Charlotte police say a February deadly shooting at an apartment complex in the southside of the city was justified.

  Two accused of breaking in, fatally shooting person in south Charlotte

Mario Monroy was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and felony breaking and entering.

  Charlotte activist fighting for solutions after cousin gunned down in NW Charlotte

One local activist says there are several root issues, including young people not having anywhere to go.

Amtrak’s new vision offers ability to ride train from Charlotte to Carolina coast and more

Amtrak released a map, proposing new routes and upgrades going all across the United States by 2035 based off President Joe Biden’s massive $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

Man arrested in 2004 Charlotte homicide cold case

In 2020, police say new information surfaced that led to detectives identifying 38-year-old Joshua Lenvert Withers as a potential suspect in the case.

One person shot and killed in north Charlotte, homicide investigation underway

The incident happened on McArthur Avenue before noon.

  StarMed enrolling kids for KidCOVE Moderna trial in Charlotte

StarMed says they are now enrolling kids between 6 months and 11 years old for the KidCOVE Moderna trial.

  Police, community concerned after six shot in 10 days in northwest Charlotte neighborhood

Five people were shot on Hovis Road, including two teens, since March 21.

  Fifth person shot in 10 days on same northwest Charlotte street

Hovis Road has been the scene of several shootings over the past 10 days.

  ‘We would like to eliminate it’: Atrium Health discusses public health approach to violence intervention

Atrium Health is taking a public health approach to reducing the pattern of violence in the city.

Charlotte gets unusual honor when researchers name large white shark after the city

Charlotte was honored in an unusual way this week, when marine researchers working off the North Carolina coast named a great white shark after the city.

  Three arrested in shooting that injured 7-year-old in Charlotte, CMPD chief says

The shooting happened on Marble Street.

Wanted man suspected in armed robberies in Matthews, Indian Trail

A wanted man is suspected to have robbed two stores at gunpoint in Matthews and Indian Trail over the weekend.

Police seek armed robber from Captain D’s in northeast Charlotte

Officers released surveillance photos and have asked the public for help identifying the man involved.

  ‘We have lost a legend.’ Longtime Charlotte high school football coach died Wednesday

Jim Oddo started at Catholic in 1973 and won 358 games and three state championships.

  Why Mecklenburg County lags behind others in COVID-19 vaccinations in N.C.

Data by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows Mecklenburg County is lagging behind in getting COVID-19 vaccines out to people.

  Two teens shot on same Charlotte street as two other shootings less than two weeks ago

The shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Hovis Road.

  UNC Charlotte urges student vaccinations, not required for in-person classes

UNC Charlotte is set to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students as they become eligible for a dose on Wednesday.

  All Mecklenburg County COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Bojangles’ Coliseum filled through April 12

The county is opening up more vaccine appointments for its Bojangles Coliseum clinic.

  Stock trading firm Robinhood coming to Charlotte to create nearly 400 jobs

Stock trading firm Robinhood is expanding operations to Charlotte in a move that will create nearly 400 new jobs in Mecklenburg County.

  Mecklenburg County opens COVID-19 vaccine appointments for all adults

The county opened up vaccine appointments on Tuesday.

  Man shot, killed in north Charlotte

Officials responded to West Sugar Creek Road, where Medic said one person died.

  ‘You never expect this to happen.’ Police search for person attempting to kidnap girl in south Charlotte

Officers say a person driving a charcoal gray Toyota Scion was seen approaching a juvenile girl around 11 a.m. Sunday on Thermal Road.

  CMS to provide free summer in-person learning program

Camp CMS will be a six-week program for students kindergarten through 12th grade.

UNC Charlotte to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students

UNC Charlotte is set to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students as they become eligible for a dose on Wednesday.

CMPD Chief Jennings to join panel of police chiefs across nation to discuss bridging racial divide

The town hall will touch on topics such as confronting racial issues to creating positive change in the community.

Large tree uproots in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood during Saturday’s powerful storm

The storm brought damaging winds, hail and downpours to many within the WBTV viewing area.

Person seriously injured in shooting after police respond to robbery call in Ballantyne

Police said they responded to a robbery call around 4:50 p.m.

  N.C. businesses embracing first full weekend of eased COVID-19 restrictions

From bars, to museums, to gyms, and everything in between - businesses across the Tarheel state are enjoying more guests and for some, later hours.

  Mint Museum highlights artwork by artists of color

This weekend, more than 40 artists of color have their work on display at the Mint Museum Randolph location in Charlotte.

Charlotte native finds tooth of 11-foot prehistoric beast in South Carolina river

Eric Proulx discovered the tooth of a gargantuan short-faced bear 45 feet deep in the Cooper River, about 20 miles north of North Charleston.

  Bars, wineries enjoying expanded capacity thanks to fewer restrictions

Bars, wineries, and other late-night spots are welcoming the eased COVID-19 thanks to Governor Cooper’s latest executive order.

CMPD arrests teen after months-long auto crime spree

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged a 17-year-old for a series of auto crimes committed in the span of five months.

Charlotte woman wins $258K lottery jackpot from ticket bought on Providence Road

A Charlotte woman won a $258,000 lottery jackpot with only a 1 in 240,000 chance of winning after buying a ticket on Providence Road.

  Charlotte pastor and wife surprised with bill for COVID-19 vaccine

Multiple people contacted the WBTV Vaccine Team after getting a bill from Novant for administering their vaccine shot.

  Rat poison used at Tent City worries experts at Carolina Raptor Center

Researchers and leaders at the Carolina Raptor Center are concerned that poison used to kill rats at Tent City could end up hurting birds in the Charlotte area.

  NC easing of restrictions: What you can do with the family this weekend

COVID-19 restrictions are easing in North Carolina under a new executive order that goes into effect Friday at 5:00 p.m.

  Man charged in fatal shooting of Davyon Farrer in north Charlotte

Dejanarell Markes Cherry was charged in Farrer’s death with charges of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.