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Five sworn CMPD employees ‘cited for termination’ in connection to in-custody death of Harold Easter

Five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police employees - four officers and a sergeant - were “cited for termination” following the investigation into the in-custody death of Harold Easter in January.
GBI arrests six Columbus men on child exploitation charges
  President Trump reacts as some N.C. voters mistakenly get 2 absentee ballots
  Body found believed to be N.C. man who went missing after planned car sale
North Carolina again below 5% in positive COVID-19 tests
Adult, 14-year-old boy charged in connection to fatal shooting of 5-year-old Charlotte girl


N.C. deputy declared ‘medically deceased’ after shootout with suspect, officials say

A 35-year-old Henderson County sheriff’s deputy has been declared ‘medically deceased’ after he was shot in the face Thursday morning, according to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Search underway for tiger spotted in east Tennessee

Several agencies are on the lookout for a tiger on the loose in Knoxville.

  4-year-old Concord girl rings victory bell after spending months in hospital for cancer treatment

A 4-year-old Concord girl is home after spending 140 days in the hospital for cancer treatments.

Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in training accident in Ga.

Pfc. Jean Cruz De Leon, a grenadier assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, died from injuries sustained during a training event in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  Couple dies from COVID-19 holding hands, within four minutes of each other in Rowan Co., N.C.

A local couple, married for 48 years, died from COVID-19 within four minutes of each other while holding hands in the hospital.

UPDATE: Woman last seen Sunday in Carolina Beach has been found

According to the Carolina Beach Police Department, 20-year-old Shaylan Fisher was last seen near Pelican Lane.

No arrests made five years after 7-year-old fatally shot at birthday party

Five years ago, a 7-year-old from Charlotte was shot and killed at a birthday party on Labor Day weekend.

Woman charged after two pedestrians struck, killed by car in Boone

The accident occurred around 11 p.m. Friday.

Meck Co. health director continues talks with Panthers about fan access at games: ‘We are not there’

There will be no fans allowed at the first home game of the season for the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Monday.

Prosecutors charge 19 in North Carolina with voter fraud

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina have announced voter fraud charges against 19 non-citizens accused of illegally casting a ballot in 2016.

N.C. operation leads to rescue of 8 children from sexual abuse, 23 child exploitation arrests

A North Carolina operation has led to the rescue of eight children from sexual abuse and at least 23 child exploitation arrests.

WWII: 75th Anniversary of Victory over Japan Day

Estimates put the death toll from WWII of military and civilians somewhere between 70-100 million people.

No fans allowed at Carolina Panthers first home game of 2020

There will be no fans allowed at the first home game of the season for the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Monday.

  Sept. 1 declared as Hester Ford Day in Mecklenburg Co. in honor of oldest living American

County commissioners have officially declared September 1 as Hester Ford day in Mecklenburg County.

  Video: Beachgoers drag large hammerhead shark on NC beach back into ocean

Beachgoers were in for a surprise in Caswell Beach when a large hammerhead shark was spotted on the beach in just inches of water.

‘Baby Lives Matter’ mural painted at Charlotte Planned Parenthood location removed

A WBTV reporter went to the Planned Parenthood, on South Torrence Street, and found that the mural was gone.

Woman banned from Charlotte taproom after caught on camera drinking directly from tap

A local self pour taproom was forced to close for the day after a woman appeared to put her mouth on one of the taps.

  Georgia man welcomed home after months-long battle with COVID-19

Things have since changed for Kenneth Smith after he spent 100 days on a ventilator. The 22-year military veteran is now known as “Miracle Man”

  Belmont comic book store owner says Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is ’real-life superhero’

The man you know as the Black Panther in some of your favorite superhero movies has died from stage 3 colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman battled with the disease for 4 years. During that time, he did plenty of work that left a big cultural impact in Hollywood.

UPDATE: Atlanta-area 1-year-old located hours after gunpoint kidnapping

An Amber Alert has been activated for a DeKalb County toddler who was kidnapped from his stroller while on a walk with his mother.

  N.C. county commissioner arrested, charged with sex crimes with a child

Larry Dix, 69, from Ashe County was arrested Thursday.

AutoZone stabbing suspect makes first court appearance

The Tuesday morning stabbing of an AutoZone employee in Columbus will likely meet the qualifications to be prosecuted under Georgia’s new hate crimes law passed this summer.