Union County

  Four charged in 2016 killing of Waxhaw teacher

Elementary school teacher 33-year-old Ruijuan Guo was leaving a concert with her fiancé and now-deceased Louis Henry (“Joe”) Fuqua when she was shot in the head during an armed robbery, police say.

  Fire breaks out at chicken house in Union County

  ‘His memory will live forever.’ Veteran Union County deputy suddenly passes away

  Pilot killed in helicopter crash in Union County

  Union County homeowner says surveillance camera captured coyote chasing cat

  Mom charged with murder after newborn found in trash bag in closet at NC home

  NC car chase leads to officer-involved shooting in SC, body cameras not worn

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  Union Co. high school student crowned Homecoming King in surprise celebration

17-year-old accused of stabbing 13-year-old on walking trail in Union County

  Four students injured in crash near Parkwood High School in Monroe

  Case of MRSA reported at elementary school in Union County

1 on the loose, 1 in custody after drug deal gone wrong ends in shooting

  Monroe-based carriage company describes ‘worst year weather-wise’ yet

REPORT: Teen kidnapped someone at gunpoint, then got pushed out of moving car

A 16-year-old was arrested Monday after investigators say he tried to rob someone at gunpoint over the weekend before being pushed out of a moving car by the victim.

Man arrested following road rage incident involving Union County dirt bike riders

A man has been arrested in Union County after deputies report that he forced one dirt bike driver off the road and struck another with his vehicle.

  Going from Central Park 5 to Exonerated 5: Kevin Richardson’s story

Richardson and the four others were exonerated in 2002. He says they have not received an apology from the people who were responsible for putting them behind bars.

NC teacher on administrative leave after alleged inappropriate comments about VP Pence

Officials say when the school district found out about the alleged comments, the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave last week.

  Funeral home believes American flag was taken from front lawn in Union County

Teen stabbed on walking trail in Union County, suspect wanted

  How a Union Co. dad wants parents to help keep cars from passing stopped school buses

VP Mike Pence to stump for Dan Bishop in heated District 9 race

  Student in custody after pulling through school drop-off with gun in truck, deputies say

  Young Monroe lawn care business owner reports trailer, equipment stolen

  Student in custody after gun found at Monroe High School

Officials said no threats were made against the school and no injuries were reported.

  20-year-old Union County man reported missing found safe

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Joseph John Bulone has been found safe after reportedly having initially gone missing.

  Formerly anonymous farmer of famed Waxhaw sunflowers calls fields a ‘gift back to the community’

The seven acres of sunflowers are now considered a welcome Waxhaw tradition.

  New information released in killing of NC teen at father’s home

Officials say 32-year-old Joshua Lee Burgess is charged with murder in the death of his 15-year-old daughter.

  20-year-old Monroe man donates school supplies directly to families in need

He says he was inspired to do something to help kids, after seeing news stories about children separated from their parents at the Mexico border.

  Cowboys called to corral bulls on the loose in NC

In order to get the bulls safely out of the street, residents called in some cowboys from Statesville.

Alligator found behind house in Weddington

Residents of a subdivision in Weddington found themselves encountering an unexpected site on Sunday when an alligator turned up behind a home along the street.

Third arrest made in killing of NC mother of five

Lucero Sosa Capote was killed during a break-in at her home on Tower Court around 4:40 a.m. July 12. Capote was shot and killed while trying to protect her children. Two of her children were injured.

Union County man arrested after being shot during domestic disturbance

A domestic disturbance in a Union County residence on July 29 resulted in a man hospitalized for a gunshot wound before eventually being taken into custody.

Man arrested after detectives seize drugs, $100k in stolen items including knights armor suit, porcelain bath tub

In addition to the knights armor suit, other recovered items included numerous paintings, statues, a lamp, surround sound system, marble top bathroom vanity and a porcelain bath tub.

  Police: Someone shot up 27 Monroe properties with BB guns in one night

These property owners want this shooter, or shooters, caught, to make sure they do not go out for round two any time soon.

Union Co. man shot by father-in-law, wife tazed by deputy during domestic dispute

As of Tuesday afternoon, no charges had been filed and no names had been released.

Driver accused of firing gun in Union County road rage incident

“The suspect threatened to kill the victim, pointed the firearm to the right of the victim’s car and fired a round before driving away,” deputies say.

‘Good-hearted person’: Friend describes woman recovered from Lake Wateree

The body of a missing boater was recovered in Lake Wateree on Tuesday morning, according to officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Mother, convicted for going into hiding with her daughter, appeals sentence

A mother who went into hiding with her daughter for more than a year has been convicted by a Union County jury on one charge of obstruction of justice.

Man accused of brutal assault on woman at Wingate University

Police have arrested a man who is accused of brutally assaulting a woman at Wingate University early Friday morning.

  Man stabbed to death during robbery at Union County home, deputies say

Union County officials are currently investigating a case in which a person was found deceased off of Trull Hinson Road in Wingate.

  Woman fatally shot, 2 children injured during home invasion in Monroe

According to the Monroe Police Department, the incident happened at a home on Tower Court around 4:40 a.m.

2 charged in connection to shooting in Walmart parking lot in Indian Trail

Detectives have charged two people in connection to a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Indian Trail in late June.

  Jury convicts mother who went on the run with her daughter

A mother who went into hiding with her daughter for more than a year has been convicted by a Union County jury on one charge of obstruction of justice.

  Evidence starts in trial against mom who went into hiding with her daughter

Prosecutors began presenting evidence on Wednesday in the trial against Kristy Brooks, a Union County mom who went into hiding with her daughter in December 2015.

  Union Co. Sheriff withheld text messages, deputies deleted records in Kristy Brooks case

The Union County Sheriff’s Office withheld text messages and deleted other related to the investigation into Kristy Brooks, the Union County mom who went into hiding with her child in late 2015 before turning herself into authorities in January 2017.

  American Legion discovers tools missing from community center construction site

The group made a disheartening discovery – some of their working tools were whisked away in the night.

  Community disturbed by fisherman’s ‘cruel and unusual’ discovery in Lake Park

A turtle the fisherman found on his most recent angling adventure was more of a disturbing discovery.

Governor signs state disaster declaration for Catawba, Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County and Catawba County, and the contiguous counties of Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union.

  Deputies: Shots fired in Walmart parking lot in Indian Trail after failed iPhone sale

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call shortly after 4 p.m. regarding shots fired in the parking lot of the Walmart in Indian Trail.

  Bomb-making materials found in boxes of donated items in Union County

On Thursday, workers at the warehouse went to Charlotte to collect donated items from an apartment where someone died earlier in June. Once at the warehouse, workers began sorting through the boxes and discovered bomb-making materials and alerted police.

Backpack full of weapons found, 3 juveniles detained after Indian Trail gas station robbed at knifepoint

A trio of juveniles were detained by police after a gas station was robbed at knife-point early Friday morning.

  Driver, semi-truck located in connection to missing woman’s death in Monroe

Police say a driver and a semi-truck were located days after a missing woman was found dead on the side of the road in Monroe.

Union County Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting in Waxhaw

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

NC man gets two life sentences for ‘repeatedly raping elementary school girl’

A jury in Union County found a man guilty of multiple sex offenses involving a minor that occurred repeatedly between 2007 and 2008.

  Deputies believe woman who disappeared after leaving for work is ‘alive and safe’

Amanda Jo Maske, 41, of Marshville, was reported missing Wednesday afternoon after family was unable to contact her. Maske reportedly left home early Wednesday morning and was driving to her job in Raeford, NC.

Wingate Police chief suddenly resigns, town officials confirm

Wingate Interim Town Manager Brad Sellers confirmed that now-former police chief Donnie Gay resigned from his position on June 5, 2019.

  Union Academy headmaster will not return after contract expires

According to the Board Chair for Union Academy, Dr. Ann Walters’ contract expires at the end of the month.

  New upgraded Community Shelter set to open in Union County

On June 17th, a new Community Shelter will open in Union County that will serve those struggling families and individuals.

  Union County sergeant injured in high-speed crash

Charges are pending against a driver accused of traveling at speeds of 120 mph before crashing into a Union County sergeant’s patrol car early Thursday morning.

  Indian Trail man connects with mayor to plan charitable event in honor of late brother

Will Davis’ little brother Donqwavias - or, Quay - was well-loved in Indian Trail.

  Deputy suffers bruised ribs, principal hurt after school fight leads to arrests in Union Co.

A deputy suffered bruised ribs and the principal was hurt after a school fight led to arrests in Union County Friday.

  Items stolen from Indian Trail business while owner away for Memorial Day weekend

An Indian Trail business owner is hoping the thieves who stole from his store will be brought to justice.

  Indian Trail boy ‘pays it forward’ after community helps replace stolen bike

Because of a caring community, the teen has new wheels now.

Man arrested on statutory rape charges in Union County

Detectives said the investigation revealed that John Howard Bradford met the teen through a mutual acquaintance and that the “illicit contact likely occurred several times over the past few months.”

2 arrested after man robbed at gunpoint after being lured to Indian Trail for sex

The two suspects, Medina and Prudente remain in jail and face a number of charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon and several drug offenses in connection with this matter.

  Union County school crossing guard named NC School Hero, awarded $10K

Jerome Sutton, a crossing guard with Sun Valley Middle School in Indian Trail, brightens the day of the parents and students who see him every morning and afternoon on their way to and from school.

  Local high school student battling incurable condition graduates top of her class

Being a high school student is tough enough. But, Bella Mallozzi says she wasn’t going to let a rare brain condition hold her back from reaching her dreams.

  Vice President Pence discusses U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement at Union Co. plant

The Vice President shared the impact the agreement may have on North Carolina farmers during his visit for the Charlotte Republican National Convention Kickoff.

  One of Monroe’s oldest homes set to be demolished, neighbors saddened over loss of historic landmark

One of the oldest homes in Monroe area set to be demolished.

School resource officer, school staff save maintenance worker in cardiac arrest in Union County

A school resource officer, along with a school receptionist and a school nurse, helped save a maintenance worker who was in cardiac arrest in Union County in April.

  Man found dead in vehicle in Union County identified

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation is happening on Howey Bottoms Road in Indian Trail.

  Local family-run hardware store thrives after decades of female leadership

Just a few days before Mother’s Day, we’re introducing three generations of women, keeping a local business alive in Indian Trail, going up against big box stores, and some preconceived notions about their industry.

  Coyotes are lurking in Union Co. Here’s why experts say there might be more sightings

Wildlife experts say there are two reasons you might be seeing more coyotes out during the day over the next few months - and while part of it deals with nature, the other factor could be economic growth.

  Union County Schools propose changes to ban vaping products in schools for students

The policy committee introduced changes to specifically add in language to ban Juul and vaping products at school for students

  Quick-thinking School Resource Officer saves elementary school student

Deputy Sheriff Tiffany Hill was in the school office when she heard a child violently coughing in the hallway. Her quick actions may have saved that child's life.

  Lockdown lifted following police activity near Monroe Middle, Monroe High

Monroe Middle School and Monroe High School were placed on lockdown Friday afternoon due to reports of shot being fired in the area.

  Missing 90-year-old man located in Cleveland County

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, 90-year-old Elliott Parker Ross was safely located in Cleveland County.

  Father charged with killing 2-year-old son who died from ‘intentional blunt force trauma’

Alden John Whitehead, 30, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-year-old son, Louis-Charles “Louis” Gilbert Chenier.

  Union Co. farmer creates seasonal ‘hay art’ for neighbors

It’s called “redneck hay art,” if you ask its creator.

  Former Matthews teacher accused of online sex crimes involving minor

The Union County Sheriff’s Office (USCO) says they “found no evidence of physical activity with children," however they say the inappropriate activity was committed strictly online.

  Humane Society of Union County in need of fosters, adoptions

The Humane Society of Union County is a 501c3 nonprofit that takes in animals and will one-day be adopted out.