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1 dead after car hit by train in Gastonia

GASTONIA, NC - A woman is dead after a car was struck by a train Monday night in Gastonia, police said. The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. at 1029 Cox Road, behind Bimbo Bakery. Witnesses told Fox 46 Charlotte, the driver panicked while on the tracks and didn't know whether to move forward or backw

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 04:25:00

Charges dropped against Gastonia woman accused in murder-for-hire plot

GASTONIA, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charges have been dismissed against a Gastonia woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her husband, officials say. Jessica Philbeck, 31, was released Monday evening from the Gaston County Jail, according to records. Philbeck was arrested in July after a man told

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 02:35:00

Body discovered behind east Charlotte home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A neighbor discovered a body behind a home Monday afternoon in the 1500 block of Medford Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. The body had been there for a number of days and officials said it's too early to know the cause of death. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A neighbor discovered a bo

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 00:25:32

Body found in east Charlotte backyard

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a body was found in a neighborhood backyard Monday evening in east Charlotte. Investigators say a resident on Medford Drive found the body in their backyard near the wood line. Police are currently investigating wheth

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 02:05:00

UN chief: Nuclear threat at highest level since Cold War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world's leaders Tuesday that the threat of a nuclear attack is at its highest level since the end of the Cold War and "fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings." In his first state-of-the-world report since taking the rei

WBT.COM - 2017-09-19 15:07:16

Report: Smoke seen before fatal crash of medical helicopter

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Witnesses saw dark smoke before a medical helicopter crashed in North Carolina, killing the four people on board, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says. One witness also said the Duke Life Flight helicopter was "hovering" and "not traveling forwar

WBT.COM - 2017-09-19 20:12:57

CLT Has Met Less Than Half of 5,000 Affordable Housing Goal

CHARLOTTE, NC - In response to the protests and riots after a CMPD officer shot and killed Keith Scott last September, Charlotte City Council promised 5,000 affordable housing units in three years. As of Monday, the city has met less than half of that goal. WCCB Charlotte spoke to people in the midd

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 02:24:39

Gastonia residents come together to clean up streets

Politicians, police officers and west Gastonia residents gathered at South Hill Street this Saturday to work together. Armed with weed trimmers, wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes, two dozen people cleaned the streets surrounding the Loray Mill village water tower. Citizens of West Gastonia Unite, an o

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 13:43:59

Masked Charlotte teens wore all black, drove black car for robberies, police say

Four Charlotte teenagers - including a 15 year old - are suspects in a color-coordinated robbery operation that involved black clothes, blacks masks and even a black car, say Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. As of Tuesday morning, the gang had been connected to at least two east Charlotte armed robberi

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-19 16:19:00

Hi-tech Gaston industry celebrates five years

A high-tech plastics production facility with roots in Germany celebrated its fifth anniversary in Gaston County on Tuesday with tours of its plant in the Gastonia Technological Park for local business and political leaders. LanXess president and CEO, Antonis Papadourakis, welcomed visitors to the f

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 20:24:02

Police ID woman killed in wreck

Police have identified the woman killed when her car backed into the path of a train. Aline Clemmer, 84, of Stanley, was driving a 2010 Hyundai passenger car traveling north at the railroad crossing on Cox Road and N.C. 7 in Gastonia around 8:14 p.m. Monday night. A Norfolk Southern train carrying 1

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 15:05:01

Monday's Fall Sports Roundup: remembering NCHSAA legend Charlie Adams

Mountain Island Charter football: team has punted twice in four games and scored 190 points. Jae'Lyn Withers, North Mecklenburg: 6-8 junior had coaches from Clemson, Kansas, Maryland and N.C. State in the gym to watch him play last week. Cody Cater, Providence Day: quarterback was 24-of-35 for 341 y

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-19 16:56:00

Man killed after train, vehicle collide in Gaston County

GASTONIA, N.C. - One person was killed after a vehicle and train collided Monday night in Gastonia, officials said. The wreck happened just after 8 p.m. at the train crossing on Cox Road near N.C. 7, according to emergency workers. No further information has been released. Read more top trending sto

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 10:44:35

Woman killed in crash involving train, car in Gaston County

A woman was killed when her car was struck by a train in Gaston County Monday night, according to sources. The wreck happened just before 8:30 p.m. on the 1000 block of Cox Road in Gastonia. Police said a woman was stopped on the tracks when the train was coming. They said the woman tried to back up

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-19 10:16:00

Woman walks after murder for hire charge dropped

Prosecutors have dismissed a soliciation to commit murder charge against a 31-year-old Gastonia woman who has spent almost two months in jail after being accused of trying to hire someone to kill her husband. Jessica Nichole Philbeck is expected to be released at any time from the Gaston County Jail

GASTON GAZETTE - 2017-09-19 00:09:36

1 person killed after train, car collide in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- One person was killed in a crash involving a train and a car in Gaston County Monday night, according to Gastonia city officials. According to city officials, police responded to a call of the accident around 8:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Cox Road in Gastonia. Officials have

WCNC - 2017-09-19 01:16:13

Police: Body discovered in woods becomes Charlotte's 65th homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man's body discovered in some woods Monday afternoon in east Charlotte has turned into a homicide investigation, police said. Investigators said a neighbor found the body behind a home on Medford Drive, near the Central Avenue and Eastway Drive intersection. Homicide detectives

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 19:10:08

NC soldier vanished in 1944 over New Guinea. On Sunday, he's coming home for burial

The Owen Stanley mountain range in Papua New Guinea is where ill-equipped Australians fought against a much larger Japanese force in World War II. The remains of a Rowan County soldier who vanished in the area during World War II have been found and are being brought home. ALEX HUTCHINSONNYT The Owe

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:34:00

Feds: CitiFinancial to pay $907K for unlawfully seizing cars

Prosecutors say CitiFinancial Credit Co. will pay $907,000 to settle a complaint that it violated federal law by repossessing the vehicles of active military personnel. The settlement approved Monday by a federal court in Dallas reveals that CitiFinancial pursued repossessions even when it had evide

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-19 16:53:00

Police Identify Woman Killed After Train Collides With Vehicle In Gastonia

GASTONIA, NC - Police have released the identity of the woman who died after her vehicle was hit by a train in Gastonia. The accident happened on Cox Road near Lowell Road around 8:15pm. Investigators say 84-year-old Aline Clemmer entered the railroad crossing behind traffic at the stop light at NC

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:00:31