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Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in Concord

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Concord Thursday afternoon, officials say. The train, in route from Charlotte to Raleigh, stopped in Concord near Kerr Street and Cabarrus Avenue around 4 p.m. Amtrak officials referred to the area as a “crime scene.”


Cabarrus County scoring with NBA All-Star Game

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - While Center City Charlotte is abuzz with excitement over the NBA All-Star Game, there’s also a nice economic bounce pass outside of Charlotte. Concord in Cabarrus County is reaping some rewards of this weekend’s big event.


Concord police searching for missing woman

The Concord Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Deborah Carter Congdon. Congdon’s family reported that she took their red 2014 Nissan Versa Note without their knowledge and left the residence around noon Wednesday. The tag on the vehicle is NC BLN-1204.


Train accident under investigation in Concord

CONCORD, N.C. — Concord Police investigated an accident Thursday where a person was struck by an Amtrak train. Officers said it happened around 3:30 p.m. near Corban Avenue. Amtrak 76 had 50 passengers on board when it hit a person who was on the tracks, officials said.


Adopted daughter gives North Carolina pastor transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Billy Houze is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lawndale. An area of the state that’s in desperate need. “We’re in the upper part of Cleveland County, which is the poorest part of the county,” Houze said.


Man accused in illegal sweepstakes operation in Concord

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - A sweepstakes operations owner was arrested in Concord Wednesday after a search turned up illegal gaming machines, police say. Police executed a search warrant at Double Deuce Sweepstakes on Union Cemetery Road SW, where they reported finding a significant amount of cash and com


Search of car leads to charges for two from Cabarrus County

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two people from Cabarrus County were charged after their car was stopped in Rowan County on Saturday night. According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff’s Office, the car was stopped because of an expired license tag being displayed. When deputies approached the red Honda,


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

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Friday Five: Street construction, HBCUs, new stores and a rant

There’s plenty to talk about this week with road construction, new stores and always somebody doing something to irritate. Virginia Street reconstruction. Virginia Street is one of the few remaining concrete streets in Concord and that will change this summer. An information session is scheduled for


Police: One seriously injured after shooting in north Charlotte neighborhood

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured in a shooting in north Charlotte Friday night. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. on Gibbons Link Road.


One charged in Double Deuce Sweepstakes investigation

A Kannapolis man has been arrested after an investigation into Double Deuce Sweepstakes. Jeffrey Lee Phillips, 42, of Westwood Drive in Kannapolis, has been charged with possession of five or more electronic gaming machines.


Mother searches for answers 2 years after son's murder outside North Carolina mall

LENOIR, N.C. - A mother from Lenoir is still hoping for answers two years after her son was murdered outside a popular mall in North Carolina. Wezley Tugman was gunned down at the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall in Greensboro in 2017.


Woman signs up for what she thought was an all-star fashion show, loses money

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Concord woman said she was recruited to be a model for an NBA Sll-Star fashion show, but something didn't add up and now she said she's out hundreds of dollars.


9 Investigates: Calls for trampoline park regulations in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. - Grayson Huffman, 20, is learning how to get around on crutches, unable to put weight on his right foot for another month. [ALSO READ: Father warns parents after son breaks both ankles at Hickory trampoline park]


North Carolina student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive, WTVD reports. The shirt reads, “Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”


Human remains found near elementary school believed to be missing Charlotte man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Human remains found Thursday afternoon behind a north Charlotte elementary school are believed to be that of missing 25-year-old Sam Daivs, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.


North Carolina Introducing New Bill To Further Decriminalize Marijuana

State Senator Mujtaba Mohammed has just introduced a new bill to further decriminalize the possession of marijuana in our state. Mecklenburg County’s 38th District representative said the bill is part of his campaign promise to “build people, not prisons.”


North Carolina could feel like Florida or Mexico in a generation, researchers say

North Carolina will likely feel like the Florida Panhandle or possibly like northern Mexico within a generation, according to a new interactive climate change map developed by researchers at the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University.


Meth, Guns Found During Operation In Iredell, Rowan Counties

MOORESVILLE, NC — A four-day drug operation along interstates in Iredell and Rowan counties led to the arrests of three suspects and confiscation of guns, cash, vehicles and drugs with a street value of more than $100,000, the Iredell County Sheriff's Office said Friday.


Deputies seize drugs, cash in multi-county operation

Pictured above: David Warren Sandford, Jr., Montino Deshaun Dalton, Octavio Lizarraga Ayala – Picture courtesy of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team, and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office