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71-year-old man with cognitive issues missing from Charlotte hotel

Willie Gillespie Jr. reportedly left his room at the Double Tree Inn just outside of uptown Charlotte around 8:30 p.m. Friday, and hasn’t been seen since.

Greg Olsen on Charlotte being “home,” his charity and why he’s joining the Seahawks

A local crisis hotline slashed more than half its staff. Now, dispatches can take hours

Two arrested after car connected to missing Tenn. girl found in NC

Man shot in own Charlotte apartment by intruder

  Someone tried to kidnap 10-year-old in east Charlotte, police say

  CMS survey asks students about sexual orientation and gender identity

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Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik

  Snowfall below normal but winter tourism up, say officials

  Morganton man reacts to wife’s arrest in 21-year-old murder

4 injured, part of I-485 Outer closes due to multi-vehicle crash

  Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion in settlement with feds over ‘staggering’ illegal conduct

  Man charged in hit-and-run death of bicyclist in east Charlotte

  York County nonprofit feels loss of Earth Fare stores closing

In addition to jobs lost, nonprofits that received support from Earth Fare are also feeling the impact of the store’s closure.

67-year-old woman reported missing in York County, S.C.

Tamara D. Thompson was last seen on Feb. 17 at 5:30 a.m. on Kingsburry Road in York.

  Inmate, serving 25 years for 2017 Charlotte murder, dies after fight at N.C. prison

Officials say 23-year-old Andre A. Young-Johnson, an inmate at Maury Correctional Institution, died from injuries sustained in a fight with another offender.

21 years later, NC detectives close case of ‘Baby Michael’

On March 3, 1999, a baby less than 24 hours old was found beaten to death in a plastic bag along Canady Pond Road in southern Cumberland County.

Resident’s tip helps officials locate missing Charlotte man

  Remembering Rev. Billy Graham: A look back at the life of ‘America’s Pastor’

  No injuries in commercial car business fire

  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools closed, other districts delay or close after Thursday’s winter weather

6 displaced after Hickory fire

  Five Charlotte murder cases from 2019 dismissed, thrown out due to lacking, incorrect evidence

  Bank robbery suspect arrested after leading deputies on highway chase from Union Co.

A bank robbery suspect is now in custody after leading deputies on a highway chase from Union County Thursday.

North Carolina health officials report 11 new flu deaths

North Carolina health officials say 11 more people died of complications from the flu last week, including a victim between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.

N.C. soldiers return home from sudden Middle East deployment

By the end of the weekend, nearly 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force are slated to have returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Inmate missing after being mistakenly released from Gaston County Jail

The missing inmate is 35-year-old Kyle Auten.

Earth Fare sets store closing dates as details emerge on what led to its demise

As Earth Fare stores in the Charlotte area prepare to close their doors next week and lay off hundreds of workers, bankruptcy court documents reveal what led to the filing and what will happen next.

  First Alert: Rain, sleet and snow in the forecast

A Winter Weather Advisory is out for the entire WBTV area today as a storm approaches from the west.

  School districts announce Thursday closings, early dismissal due to expected winter weather

Multiple local school districts are announcing closings due to winter weather expected in the WBTV viewing area Thursday.

Man, woman found dead in murder-suicide at Rock Hill home

The incident happened at a home on Eden Terrace around 8 p.m.

  Armed suspect, connected to murder, hospitalized after SWAT situation in Chester County

Officials say a suspect, connected to a murder in Chester County, is now in the hospital after a SWAT situation Wednesday.

  CMS dismissing early, cancels after-school activities Thursday due to expected winter weather

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools are canceling all after-school activities for Thursday, Feb. 20, as winter weather is expected to impact the Charlotte area Thursday.

  Man found guilty, sentenced to life in prison for murder of 2-year-old in Gaston Co.

Court officials say a man was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 murder of a 2-year-old in Gaston County.

  Fire at historic Balls Creek Campground was intentionally set, lab tests confirm

A massive fire at the historic Balls Creek Campground in Catawba County last year was intentionally set, officials confirmed Wednesday.

  Crime Stoppers: Police trying to identify man who robbed Subway in midtown Charlotte

Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify a man who robbed a Subway restaurant in midtown Charlotte.

  Mountains prepare for possible snow

Normally at this time of the winter season, many people would be tired of the cold and ice but not this year.

  Friends, Lucky Dog coworkers remember 24-year-old killed in hit-and-run

Police are trying to find out who hit a 24-year-old bicyclist with their car, and never stopped.

  First responders gearing up for potential winter weather over next 48 hours

Gaston County Emergency Medical Services says the next 48 hours can get extremely busy, especially if icy conditions impact roads.

Man charged for murder of man killed in 2019 Charlotte crash

Detectives have charged 30-year-old Christopher Summitt for the murder of Jimmy Tilley, killed in a Charlotte crash in Oct. 2019.

  NC Governor orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of lawmaker Linda Johnson

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday.

  Possible tuberculosis cases at UNC Charlotte under investigation

Health officials are investigating two possible cases of tuberculosis (TB) at UNC Charlotte.

  Man killed at home in Chester County community

The incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. on Pinckney Road between Cox Avenue and Perry’s Drive, in the West Chester community.

Ryan Newman released from hospital days after Daytona 500 crash

Roush Fenway posted a photo of Newman with his two daughters - smiles on all three faces.

Missing Rowan Co. man found safe

A Rowan County man who had not been seen for several days was found in Burke County and is safe, authorities said Thursday.

Man assaulted, robbed after meeting up with ‘masseuse’ he met on dating app

A man was attacked and robbed by two people he met on a dating app who were claiming to be offering a massage for money.

  Mother charged after 3-year-old boys found alone in Chester

A mother is charged after her two young boys were found alone in Chester, South Carolina Monday afternoon.

  Driver helping stranded motorist falls off bridge while attempting to avoid oncoming tractor-trailer

Firefighters and rescue workers performed a complete operation to rescue a truck driver who had fallen 75 feet from the I-85 bridge.

  Man dead after electric unit fire in Mooresville home just celebrated 87th birthday, friends say

One person is dead after a home caught fire in Mooresville early Wednesday morning, Lake Norman fire officials confirm.

  First Alert: Snow in the forecast

As always, the follow up question is – will there be any accumulation? The answer for most WBTV-area neighborhoods is yes!

  Tractor-trailer crash closes I-85 SB at I-77

The wreck happened on I-85 southbound near I-77 southbound, blocking three of four lanes between Statesville Road and Brookshire Boulevard.

  Officials release cause of death for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, neighbor who ‘abducted and killed her’

The cause of death for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik is asphyxiation, according to autopsy results released by Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher Tuesday afternoon.

  Ryan Newman ‘awake and speaking with family and doctors’ after scary Daytona 500 crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family, a day after a horrific crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Report: Former Panther Greg Olsen to sign 1 year, $7M deal with Seattle Seahawks

Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is signing with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a report from ESPN.

Man accused of setting home on fire, smashing car windows after argument with mom

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Scott Andy Norman has been charged with one count of second degree arson and injury to personal property.

  Union County dog groomer’s business damaged in overnight break-in

A dog groomer in Union County said her business was damaged during a break-in early Monday morning.

  Cabarrus mourns passing of lawmaker Linda Johnson

North Carolina Representative Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus) has passed away according to several sources close to the family.

  Corruption trial for Durham billionaire starts in Charlotte federal court

The trial of a Durham billionaire and two associates accused of trying to bribe the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner is set to begin in a Charlotte federal court on Wednesday.

  NC trooper paralyzed after crash during chase released from hospital

Trooper Christopher L. Wooten, a 14-year North Carolina State Highway Patrol veteran will soon leave the hospital as he recovers from a crash that paralyzed him from the neck down.

  CMPD searching for drivers who hit bicyclists, left scenes twice within 10 days

The first crash happened on February 8th on The Plaza. The second crash happened Monday night on Harrisburg Road.

  Charlotte artists report damaged art, stolen property after event

Southern Tiger Collective owners told police they believe someone purposefully damaged and stole artwork, and other belongings, left out after their anniversary party.

  Human remains discovered at site where missing Statesville man’s Jeep was found

Investigators say human remains were recently found near the area where a missing Statesville man’s vehicle was just located more than a year after his disappearance.

  NC company charges veterans for benefits advice they could get for free

A North Carolina company is charging veterans thousands of dollars for services obtaining disability benefits that veterans could get for free, a WBTV investigation has found. The VA has warned about companies engaging in such practices.

Courts make photo ID less likely in North Carolina 2020 voting

A North Carolina appeals court has joined a federal judge in ruling against the state's newest voter photo identification law.

  Denny Hamlin wins Daytona 500 ahead of serious crash involving Ryan Newman on final lap

The celebration in victory lane was muted after Hamlin’s win because of a crash on the final lap of the green-white-checker finish that saw Ryan Newman’s car go airborne and flip on the track several times after jockeying for position with Hamlin and Ryan Blaney coming out of turn four.

  Arrest made in fatal shooting of mother in northwest Charlotte parking lot

The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. on the 3200 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road, off of West Brookshire Freeway.

  Police make arrest in homicide at Steele Creek apartment complex

The incident occurred on the 500 block of Deanna Lane about 2:01 a.m.

Man gets 20 years in Caldwell County beating death

Nathan Alexander Vasquez, 25, beat Marcus Alexander Devlin to death at his apartment on March 28, 2015.

  Teen takes plea deal after Atrium ER assault

A 16-year-old boy who was violently assaulted by hospital security guards and then punched in the face by a sheriff’s deputy with his hands cuffed behind his back took a plea deal in juvenile court Monday afternoon.

  Man charged with involuntary manslaughter, DWI after teen killed in northwest Charlotte crash

Michael Paul Himes, 48, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, felony hit and run and reckless driving.

  Two dead in apartment shooting near hospital in Concord

Two people were killed in a shooting at an apartment complex near a hospital in Concord Monday morning, according to the Concord Police Department.

  Weekend shooting causes concern for Steele Creek business owners

The business owners for La Poblanita Mexican Restaurant and Trap Bar say the area is typically safe, but after the two deadly shootings they’re brainstorming ways to make customers feel safer.

  14-year-old boy dies after being hit by car on Valentine’s Day in Fort Mill

Police have identified a 14-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Fort Mill Friday evening.

Flight with 190 people on board returns to Charlotte due to possible mechanical issue

There was a total of 190 people on board the flight, including 183 passengers and seven crew members.

  Man dies during arrest attempt in Hickory, investigation underway

A man died during an arrest attempt in Hickory Monday. A death investigation is now underway.

  Thieves steal thousand of dollars in firearms hours before gun show at Park Expo and Conference Center

The Dixie Gun and Knife Show took place at the Park Expo and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Man accused of breaking woman’s spine, ribs in assault in Lincoln Co.

A man has been charged with kidnapping and assault after a woman suffered broken ribs and a broken spine after an attack in Lincoln County.

’Difficult but... necessary,’ Belk confirms dozens of layoffs at corporate office

Charlotte-based Belk has cut about 80 corporate positions, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

  No charges filed after investigation into viral video some called ‘mistreatment’ at Charlotte Dog Resort

CMPD says no charges will be filed after they concluded an investigating into a video that surfaced showing what some called mistreatment of a dog by an employee at a local pet resort.

  Police locate family member of two young boys found alone in Chester, S.C.

Police in Chester say they have located a family member of two young boys who were found alone Monday afternoon.

  Woman charged with neglect after testing positive for drugs while pregnant with triplets, two of whom died

Cassandra Carter was charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person late Friday night.