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Emergency personnel respond to accident involving tractor trailer

Emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicle accident on Fortune Drive in Concord early Thursday morning, April 18. Concord Fire’s Hazmat and Ladder 7 responded to the accident involving a tractor trailer around 2 a.m. Officials said no one was injured, but the crews spent several hour pumping


Stanly County authorities seize fentanyl, guns, cash

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. - Authorities in Stanly County seized 93.3 grams of suspected fentanyl, $9,212 in cash and a handgun, officials said. The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office and the Albemarle Police Department executed two pre-dawn search warrants Thursday on two homes – one in Albemarle and another


Friday Five: ‘Colored News’ and Mr. Coleman

There’s always more news than we can report and sometimes a good story gets pushed to the back burner for a while. Leonard Conell Coleman is one of those stories and we’ll tell you a little about him today.


Rowan County Man Sentenced To 19-Years In Federal Prison For Selling Cocaine

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Salisbury man was sentenced to 19 years in prison Wednesday. According to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, Nekhent Supreme ALI,37, was sentenced on charges of Distributing Cocaine Base.


Car ablaze after driver crashes into tree while fleeing police on I-77

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - A driver crashed into a tree while fleeing from police, causing the car to catch fire on I-77 in Rock Hill Thursday afternoon. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the driver was in a stolen vehicle and traveled from Charlotte to South Carolina.


Escape room brings new adventure to Concord

Editor’s Note: We asked the owners of Valcarol Missions Escape Room to share some information about the new business. Below are their responses. In a couple of paragraphs describe your new business:


Car, being chased by authorities on busy interstate, slams into tree

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Toyota Prius, being chased by authorities on I-77 Thursday afternoon, slammed into a tree. The car primarily traveled on I-77, but got off on several exits, including Nations Ford, Woodlawn and Tyvola roads.


'Free Ronnie Long March' to be held Thursday in Concord

A “Free Ronnie Long March” is scheduled in Concord Thursday to call attention the case and Ronnie Long’s situation. The Rev. Roland Jordan is one of the organizers of the march, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a parade permit filed with the City of Concord.


Sheriff: NC woman ‘dragged’ through yard, kidnapped and being held against will

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a North Carolina woman they say is being “held against her will” after she was taken from her home Thursday morning.


North Carolina governor vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill

(CNN) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to try to preserve the life of any infant born alive during an attempted abortion.


What We Know About The Shooting Of Danquirs Franklin

On Monday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released body-camera video from an officer-involved shooting from March 25. The shooting occurred in a Burger King parking lot in west Charlotte.


Hazmat called after 2 men found dead inside NC home

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two men were found dead inside a home in Mooresville Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. Just after 12 p.m., someone called 911 after finding the men at a home on Devon Forest Drive, which is off of West Park Avenue near Magla Park. Iredell EMS and Mooresville Fir


Wilson’s World: Bringing out the ‘Claws’ at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium

CONCORD, N. C. – SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium may be user friendly for kids, but maybe not so much when it comes to Wilson. He was at the aquarium this morning exploring the new exhibits at the aquarium when he was allowed to use a knife to help prepare breakfast for Larry the Lobster. Maybe


North Carolina TV station evacuated after report of suspicious package, police say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A hazardous device team was called Thursday afternoon to a television news station after a report of a suspicious package, according to Asheville police. Christina Hallingse, with Asheville police, said that at about 1:40 p.m., they received a call about a suspicious parcel in the


Albemarle student who made racist threat apologizes, schools to upgrade security

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Albemarle County Public Schools made a security announcement Thursday and spoke about the students who made online threats to area schools in March. One of those students issued an apology.


Family of teen killed by brain-eating amoeba from NC Whitewater Center settles lawsuit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WCMH) - Nearly three years after a Westerville, Ohio, teen died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba, court documents show her family has settled with the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.


N.C. music community mourns 2 musicians killed in Durham County head-on crash

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - People throughout the North Carolina music community are mourning the deaths of two musicians killed in a recent head-on crash in Durham County. Alex Almasy, 56, and Carter "Ray" Doyle, 71, were killed on Farrington Mill Road near Kepley Road on April 10. Those close wit


N.C. Gov. Cooper Vetoes ‘Born-Alive’ Legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor’s responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.


Sununu says unions walked away from contract mediation

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says unions representing state employees have walked away from the contract mediation process. The unions declared an impasse in February after months of negotiating, moving the process to mediation. But Sununu said Thursday that union negotiators have refused to continu


Linder opens new state-of-the-art facility in Kannapolis

Linder Industrial Machinery has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 5733 Davidson Hwy in Kannapolis. In collaboration with the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce and the City of Kannapolis, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning, Thursday, April 18.