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Ambulance in fatal Chester County crash

GREAT FALLS, SC - An ambulance has been involved in a fatal crash along Hwy 97 in Chester County near Great Falls. Pictures from Chopper 9 showed the ambulance hit a car broadside. Investigators said there were four people in the car. One was killed. The other three were taken to the hospital with s

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-21 19:02:19

Charlotte teens charged with making school bomb threats

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged two juveniles with making bomb threats to Hawthorne Academy. The school resource officer got a tip about the threats at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and investigated. Both students were interviewed and a search was made. No bombs w

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-21 19:45:05

Checkpoint nets arrests, drug seizures

Norwood police are calling Saturday night's DWIcheckpoint a success after arresting three drunken drivers and confiscating a slew of illegal drugs. A checkpoint held in Norwood on St. Patrick's Day and the opening weekend of the widely watched National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tour

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Statesville teen arrested on drug, robbery charges

A Statesville teen was served warrants for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon Saturday after officers arrested him on drug charges at a Salisbury Highway gas station, according to the Statesville Police Department. Chance Jalieb Jamison, 17, was arrested at 1 a.m. Saturday and charged with pos

STATESVILLE RECORD & LANDMARK - 2018-03-20 17:39:00

Albemarle man indicted for drug trafficking

A yearlong investigation involving multiple agencies led to the arrest of an Albemarle man for drug trafficking. Sherman Wiley Smith, 42, has been the subject of a drug trafficking probe for more than a year. He is facing a federal indictment and next scheduled for a bond hearing in Winston-Salem, w


Suspect accused of robbing Charlotte CVS at gunpoint arrested

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A suspect who has been accused of robbing at local Charlotte CVS at gunpoint Tuesday night has been arrested, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Police said Brandon James, 30, entered the CVS located at 5700 Albemarle Road around 6:60 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 and pulled

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-21 18:44:00

Several families displaced after fire damages Kannapolis apartments

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Officials say everyone was able to make it out of a Kannapolis apartment unharmed after flames tore through the building overnight. Just before 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a reported fire in the Cabarrus Arms Apartments on Wilkes Drive. When they arrived at the scene, fire c

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-22 09:05:45

Family Dollar announces renovated store opening

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store opening in Albemarle. "Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Albemarle community and we're excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store," said Heather Bri

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-03-20 15:00:00

Two women snatch $1,500 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Two young woman have been arrested after police said they stole more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret at the Birkdale Shopping Center. Police said they were called to the shopping center on Saturday, March 17 in reference to a reported larceny


Staff keeps quitting at NC's toughest prisons. 'It's critically dangerous.'

Dangerous staff shortages have worsened inside some of North Carolina's toughest prisons, despite recent state efforts to address the problem. At Lanesboro Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison that has been plagued by violence, more than one of every three officer positions was vacant

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-20 12:47:00

NC mom fights off coyote attacking daughter. 'It just wanted to eat me,' girl says.

A coyote growls after being caught in a trap in Mount Holly Saturday, January 19, 2013 (Credit: Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - After years of mounting anxiety in North Carolina over increasingly aggressive coyotes, law enforcement officials


Killer gets years, rather than life, in Gaston slaying

A Burlington man will spend seven to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing another man near Bessemer City in 2016. Superior Court Judge Jeff Hunt sentenced 24-year-old Naijii Boyd to six to eight years in prison for voluntary manslaughter in the death of Clint Watson and one to two years in pr

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 17:21:59

Man accused of speeding 102 mph leads troopers on high-speed chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Authorities have charged a man who they said led them on a high-speed chase in a stolen car overnight through two counties. Only Channel 9 was there as troopers arrested Davion Clawson, who is accused of leading law enforcement on a chase from Cabarrus County to east Charlotte. The


Ollie's opening features former NASCAR driver

Ollie's Bargain Outlet will have its grand opening Wednesday in Eastgate Shopping Center, 837 N.C. Highway 24-27 Bypass East, Albemarle (next to Food Lion in the former Goody's). A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 9 a.m. The store's opening brings 60 jobs to Albemarle. Former NASCAR driver turned bro

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-03-20 14:00:00

Owner of CMS program, PlaySpanish, arrested for indecent liberties with a child

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The owner of PlaySpanish, a local Charlotte company that teaches Spanish to children, has been arrested after he reportedly inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl. Ricardo Mata, 52, was taken into custody sometime between Friday and Saturday, March 17 and charged wi


Stanly shivers for Special Olympics

The warmer temperatures in the air as the weather transitions to the spring season belie one spot in Stanly County still bone-chilling cold: the waters inside Badin Lake. Around 45 brave souls found out exactly how cold the water in the lake was on Saturday in the second annual Polar Plunge to benef


Officials: The Driver Gunned It And Ended Up Parked In The Living Room

CHARLOTTE, NC - Crews are still trying to determine what caused a driver to crash into an east Charlotte apartment Monday night. The accident happened at The Lakes Apartments off Albemarle Road. Officials say the driver gunned it and the minivan ended up parked in the living room. Officials say the


Village plans party to celebrate 15 years, opening of Gladstone

The village of Misenheimer is turning 15 this year and it's looking to celebrate. At their last meeting, the village council started rolling out plans for its anniversary party. "Let's make it something that'll really draw people in," Councilor Peter Edquist said. While the event itself probably wil

STANLY NEWS & PRESS - 2018-03-20 12:00:00

Mills were a way of life

Too big to fail. It seemed that way to 402 employees and to citizens of this "city on a hill" back in 1995 when Albemarle Spinning closed its doors. Nearing its century mark, everyone assumed the oldest Albemarle textile company would always be there on the west side of Depot Street. The late Roger


Car smashes into mobile home in Kannapolis

Police responded to a vehicle that crashed into a mobile home in Kannapolis early Sunday morning. Officials say the driver of the truck accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake causing them to drive into the home located in the 1500 block of Bradford Drive. Firefighters placed structures undern