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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office investigating accidental shooting
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Lincoln County deputies are continuing to investigate an accidental shooting that took place on Wednesday. The Sheriff's Office recieved a call on March 20 about a shooting incident at the Lake Norman Quarry. Workers say it happened around 7:50 p.m.
Police looking for missing 39-year-old woman last seen in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen leaving her home in Charlotte Monday morning. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 39-year-old Vatsla Watkins is missing and police are asking for the public’s help to find her.
Denver man robbed, carjacked in driveway of home
DENVER, N.C. - A Denver man got in his car parked in the driveway of his home early Wednesday morning when three men with their faces covered robbed him at gunpoint and stole the vehicle, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies said.
Report: Dogs starved to death in kennel after owner ‘forgot’ about them
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) - A Lincoln County man was arrested Thursday after deputies say two dogs were found dead in kennels on his property. The investigation began two days earlier when a utilities worker went to a home on Springdale Park Road to turn off the power. That worker spotted one of the dec
NC School Heroes: How To Vote For Your Favorite Iredell Teacher
MOORESVILLE, NC — For everyone who wishes they could thank a teacher for all they do, the North Carolina Education Lottery is giving you a chance. The NC School Heroes program, sponsored by the lottery, is rewarding 10 teachers and their public schools with $10,000 prizes.
Quarry worker accidentally shot in Lincoln County
LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A person of interest was being interviewed after an accidental shooting at Lake Norman Quarry. Just before 8 p.m., dispatchers received a call about shots fired in the area. Around eight to 10 employees were working at the time.
Lincolnton Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After Several Dogs Found Dead From Starvation
LINCOLNTON, NC — Several dogs in Lincoln County are dead after the owner tells deputies he forgot about them while working and staying in Charlotte and going through a bad separation.
Person shot, injured while working on crane tower in Lincoln County
LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - One person was injured after being shot while working on a crane tower in Lincoln County Wednesday night. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, one person suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg while working on a crane tower at the Lake Norma
'It was an accident': 8-year-old Lincolnton boy severely injured in fall from lawnmower
LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. - An 8-year-old child was severely injured Tuesday evening in a lawnmower accident on Clark Creek Road in Lincoln County, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
North Carolina high school student hit, killed while crossing the street
CLAYTON, N.C. — An 18-year-old Clayton High School student died after being hit by a car on Lombard Street, WTVD reports. Clayton Police Department said Gustavo Alexis Armenta Valadez, who lived just feet away from where the crash happened, was hit while he crossed the street around 7 a.m. Thursday.
Iredell Man Busted For Drugs, Impersonating An Officer
MOORESVILLE, NC — An Iredell County man was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer this week after deputies spotted him driving a vehicle with mounted blue lights and stickers that made it look like an official vehicle.
2 of 4 dogs dead after SC woman tosses them over fence at SPCA
SUMTER, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A woman has been charged after she tossed four Chihuahuas over a fence at a South Carolina SPCA facility when it was closed. Two of the dogs got out of the fenced area and ended up being killed.
Some North Carolina food stamp recipients to get April benefits early
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has some good news for food stamp recipients about their April benefits. Health officials said families and individuals who usually receive Food and Nutrition Services benefits between the 1st and 11th days of each mon
Leader of Charlotte rap group sentenced to 9 years for bank fraud, identity theft in million-dollar scheme
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The leader of a Charlotte rap group most known for a million-dollar identity theft scheme, was sentenced to 108 months in prison for bank and wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges Thursday.
Tip Leads Deputies To Capture Iredell 'Most Wanted' Suspect
MOORESVILLE, NC — One of Iredell County's most wanted suspects was arrested on a list of outstanding drug charges Wednesday after authorities received a tip. According to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office, patrol deputies received information that Wesley Patrick Fulbright, 39, was at a home locate
CMPD searching for missing woman
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are searching for a woman last seen on Sunday. Family says Vatsla Watkins, 39, drove away from her home around 1:10 p.m. on March 18 and hasn't been seen or heard from since. She was driving a silver 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 with a Car
Suspect Charged With Shooting Teen In South Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged a suspect with shooting a teen in south Charlotte Wednesday night. Makel Sadler, 18, is accused of shooting a 16-year-old on Walsh Boulevard near Johnston Road around 7:52pm. The victim was taken to Atrium Health with life threatening injurie
N.C. law: Woman can't back out of sex once underway
Editor's Note: This story was originally published June 22, 2017. An investigative collaboration of 11 news organizations led by Carolina Public Press and reporting on sexual assault convictions in North Carolina was published this week.
U.S. Marshals track murder suspect to North Carolina, make arrest within 24 hours
RICHMOND, Va. -- After tracking a man to North Carolina, U.S. Marshals made an arrest in the attempted murder of a Henrico Sheriff's Deputy shot just 24 hours earlier. Just before 11 p.m. on March 19, Richmond Police Officers responded to the shooting of a Henrico County Sheriff’s Deputy in the 2700
‘We will never have to sign another petition:’ Maureen O’Boyle learns man who raped her has died
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Three years ago, Maureen O’Boyle reached out to the community and asked for help. She started a petition to keep the man convicted of raping her, and another woman, in Macon, Georgia in 1986, behind bars.