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Dog gets inside Charlotte elementary school, bites 7 children

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Control is searching for the owner of a pit bill, whose name is "Bro," after the dog managed to get inside a Charlotte elementary school Monday afternoon, and bit several children. Animal Control was called to Landsd

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-20 18:27:00

Naked NC man running from police jumped into cold river. He died shortly after.

A naked North Carolina man died Sunday after he jumped into a river while trying to avoid being arrested for indecent exposure. Bernard Bryant, 29, was naked and being chased by police when he jumped into the Little River, behind the Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, reported TV station WABC. T

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-20 11:33:00

Woman charged with revenge porn on ex

A woman is accused of violating the state's revenge porn law after detectives say she posted her ex-boyfriend's nude photos on Facebook. Gabriel Alexandra Husarenko, 19, of Hickory, is charged with felony disclosure of private images. Her arrest comes days after she filed a report accusing her ex-bo

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 20:35:41

Two people detained in connection to armed robbery in east Charl - | WBTV Charlotte

Two people have been detained in connection to an armed robbery in east Charlotte. Officers responded to a CVS in the 5700 block of Albemarle Road at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday evening. A vehicle matching the description provided to police was located. The occupants of the vehicle jumped out and fled the sce

WBTV - 2018-03-21 02:10:59

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

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-19 18:10:00

I-77 SB shut down after tractor-trailer overturns, crashes into - | WBTV Charlotte

A crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer has shut down a portion of Interstate 77 near uptown Charlotte Tuesday morning. The wreck happened around 2 a.m. on I-77 southbound between Brookshire Boulevard and LaSalle Street near Exit 11. The wreck has shut down the entrance to the interstate. I

WBTV - 2018-03-20 08:27:07

Charlotte council member threatens to expose 'hypocritical' politicians using gay app | Charlotte Observer

Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield sent a tweet Sunday that suggested a candidate for public office had posted photos of his genitals on Grindr, a cellphone dating app for gay men. "Question for You all. When candidates and those that are extremely judgmental have a @Grindr page with pict

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-20 17:13:00

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

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

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-19 19:32:00

One dead in fatal car crash in Pineville

One person is dead after a fatal car crash in Pineville Monday night. The crash occurred on NC 51 near I-485 around 10 p.m. Police say two vehicles were involved in the crash. No other injuries were reported as a result of the crash. Officials have not said what caused the crash and if any charges w

WBTV - 2018-03-20 02:25:53

Charlotte mother upset school didn't notify her that man tried to lure kids at bus stop

A Charlotte mother is taking issue with school officials she said didn't listen when her children told teachers that a man tried to lure them into a vehicle at the school bus stop. "I definitely think the school needs to contact the parents immediately," Julie Kasey said. "I think the bus driver sh

WBTV - 2018-03-19 18:46:13

Charlotte immigrant caught with SUV full of Mexicans smuggled into US, agents say

The U.S. Border Patrol says a Charlotte woman was part of a scheme to bring people into the U.S. illegally, via Canada. A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington says Border Patrol agents were alerted early Sunday that six people had walked into the United States from Canada in H

WBTV - 2018-03-20 11:42:09

Bicyclist killed after being struck by several vehicles in Kings Mountain

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - A portion of Highway 74 in Kings Mountain was closed for hours while state troopers investigated a fatal crash involving a bicyclist. The collision happened just after 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 74, just past Business 74. Troopers have not identified the victim b

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-19 13:32:40

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


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


Free medications this Friday in Gastonia

A nonprofit is using its resources to provide low-income families in Gaston County access to free over-the-counter medicines. NC MedAssist supports about 15,000 families in North Carolina each year through a free pharmacy event. NC MedAssist's free pharmacy stop in Gastonia takes place from 9 a.m. t

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-19 16:59:10

Summer Camp Owner Charged In Sex Assault Case: CMPD

CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte police have charged a 52-year-old man who runs a summer camp for children following an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl last summer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Monday. Parents of the girl reported the incident to CMPD Feb. 12, and to

PATCH - 2018-03-19 19:14:24

Lake Norman Charter teacher's assistant charged for sex crimes at Johnson C. Smith

A teacher's assistant at Lake Norman Charter resigned Monday morning - and then turned himself in on sex offense charges against a 14-year-old girl in the 1990s at Johnson C. Smith University. Michael James Peterson, 59, has been charged with four counts of sex offense or statutory rape of a child a

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-19 17:05:00

Bi-Lo closing two Gastonia stores, one in Lincolnton

The company that owns Bi-Lo will close two Gastonia stores and one Lincolnton store within the next 90 days in a cost-cutting move, Southeastern Grocers announced Thursday. The Bi-Lo stores at 2204 Union Road and 1955 Davis Park Road in Gastonia, as well as the Bi-Lo at 427 N. Generals Blvd., Lincol


2 charged in February murder of Charlotte man

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Two people have been charged with a February murder, according to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Mykel Washington, 19, and Andre Kashawn Clark, 19, with the murder of Damien Alonzo Mackins. On Friday, Feb. 2 Mackins was found in the 9100 block of Newell B