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JIM BARROLL
September 10, 2017 - 5:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The attorney for a two North Carolina police officer involved in a fatal shooting says the dead man pointed a handgun at his client before the officer shot and killed him. Attorney George Laughrun tells The Charlotte Observer Rueben Galindo pointed the gun at Charlotte...
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September 06, 2017 - 8:42 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party has condemned a social media post by a mayoral candidate that listed her skin color among her qualifications. Kimberley Barnette is one of three candidates in next week's mayoral primary in Charlotte. On her Facebook page,...
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September 05, 2017 - 6:32 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The possible domestic violence death of a college professor in North Carolina has led to a man being arrested in connection. Local news outlets report arrest records show 45-year-old Donny Lewis Franklin is in police custody for the killing of 35-year-old Jeannine Shante...
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August 29, 2017 - 2:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged a fellow CMPD officer with obtaining prescription medicine fraulently. CMPD announced Tuesday that Officer Jennifer Wolfe, 37, is charged with five counts of obtaining prescription painkillers by fraud. Police said she was arrested around 12:...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Duke Energy asked regulators Friday to let its western North Carolina subsidiary raise household electricity bills by 16.7 percent and make consumers pay billions of dollars for a nuclear plant it won't open and the cleanup of coal ash deposited in unlined pits. The country's...
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John Hancock
August 22, 2017 - 2:15 pm
Detective Garry McFadden is stopping by the studio today to talk about the season finale of his show 'I Am Homicide', airing tonight (8/22/17).
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
August 21, 2017 - 9:30 am
Mark Garrison, WBT News (Columbia, SC) About 100,000 eclipse enthusiasts are descending on Columbia this morning. One guy from Thomasville, North Carolina was first in line by the gates at the fairgrounds. He slept here overnight to make sure he didn't missed this once-in-a-lifetime experience...
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August 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The alumni association president of a troubled, for-profit law school in North Carolina says it's closing immediately. Lee Robertson Jr. says Charlotte School of Law employees were notified Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, the 11-year-old school's website had been taken down...
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August 09, 2017 - 1:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Allstate Insurance Co. announced on Wednesday plans to more than double its North Carolina workforce by expanding in the Charlotte area, investing more than $22 million and creating 2,250 new jobs by 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper and leaders of the nation's largest publicly-traded...
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July 31, 2017 - 12:48 pm
The state of North Carolina recently passed a brunch bill making it legal for communities to adopt a local ordinance that is beginning Sunday liquor sales starting at 10 a.m. instead of noon. Mecklenburg County has passed an ordiance to make it legal locally here in Charlotte. Restaurants can serve...
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