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Crews control 2-alarm fire in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Firefighters placed a two-alarm fire under control in north Charlotte Monday night. According to Charlotte Fire Department, the incident happened on Legacy Park Drive.


Report: Nearly 200 more problems found in I-77 toll lane construction zones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Interstate 77 toll lanes are not open yet, but there are already more than 1,000 issues concerning safety along the roadway. They range from problems with the asphault to a cracked tunnel and a damaged bridge.


Second officer who responded to deadly shooting suspended related to separate case, source says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 has learned a second officer who responded to a deadly encounter at a north Charlotte Burger King last month has been suspended. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has not said why Officer Larry Deal is suspended; but a source told Channel 9 the suspension is rel


D.C. murder suspect could be headed to Carolinas; authorities offer $35,000 reward for information

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A murder suspect could be on his way to the Carolinas, authorities say. They're offering up a $35,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.


Pilot flying from Statesville killed after plane found crashed, officials say

STATESVILLE, N.C. - Officials said the pilot who was heading from Statesville Regional Airport to Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County but never arrived is dead after the plane was found crashed.


Crane flies catching eyes as weather changes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - They aren't there to eat up your mosquitoes. They're not there to nibble on you, either. Crane fly populations are increasing in North Carolina with the wet and warm weather providing premium breeding conditions, and many viewers are asking just what these giant, spindly, mosquito-


Pair accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at Myrtle Beach motel arrested in Charlotte

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Two people accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail in the parking lot of a Myrtle Beach motel were arrested in Charlotte, according to our sister station WPDE.


Push For Transparency: What We Know Before Judge Reviews More CMPD Body Cam Video

Charlotte, NC — Tuesday, a judge will decide if CMPD must release the entire body camera footage showing Officer Wende Kerl shoot and kill Danquirs Franklin outside a Burger King in Northwest Charlotte.


'You saw me as prey': Sex assault victim sends message to attacker after facing him in court

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte woman was attacked and raped while walking home from uptown last Halloween. Monday, she faced her attacker with a message as he was sentenced to prison.


I-277 construction won't be over until end of 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The construction on I-277 is already a pain for a lot of drivers, and you'll want to buckle up—FOX 46 found out that it won't be over until the end of the year.


Sinkhole forces road closure in uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A road in uptown Charlotte will reopen this week following an emergency sinkhole repair. Eastbound East Stonewall Street between South Davidson Street and South Alexander Street closed Friday afternoon due to sinkhole caused by a “utility trench failure,” Charlotte Department


The Briefcase: US Bancorp plans to open first N.C. branch in Charlotte

US Bancorp said Monday it plans to open its first North Carolina branch in Charlotte this fall to complement a business presence that includes divisions in corporate and commercial banking, investment services, risk and compliance, and mortgage.


‘Mistakes happen’: Why did council see police shooting video much longer than public saw?

Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt said no one on the City Council meant to hide any information last week, when council members saw nearly nine minutes of body-camera footage that were not released to the public.


Kidnapping suspect taken into custody following SWAT situation

GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A kidnapping suspect was taken into custody following a SWAT situation in Gastonia, according to police. Gaston County officers were called to the scene on Old Spencer Mountain Road around 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


CMPD investigating after one hurt in northwest Charlotte shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries after a shooting in northwest Charlotte. The Charlotte Mecklenbug Police Department is investigating.


Convicted stalker goes back to woman's home over Easter weekend

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A convicted stalker who's shown up to his victim's home on religious holidays more than once was arrested again-- this time over Easter weekend.


Action 9: Your vehicle may be spying on you

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Your vehicle may be spying on you -- where you go, who you talk to, and maybe even what you look like. Experts say more than 90 percent of new vehicles will likely be "connected" in just the next two years with cameras, Bluetooth, and navigation.


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


She went out to get diapers for her son. She never made it back.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was a gruesome case that shook a south Charlotte neighborhood 16 years ago. Alkia Rodgers was reported missing May 21, 2003 when she didn't come home. The 18-year-old mother's body was found the next day by some kids at the top of a slide in Charlotte's Southside Park where ofte