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Ambulance in fatal Chester County crash

GREAT FALLS, SC - An ambulance has been involved in a fatal crash along Hwy 97 in Chester County near Great Falls. Pictures from Chopper 9 showed the ambulance hit a car broadside. Investigators said there were four people in the car. One was killed. The other three were taken to the hospital with s

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-21 19:02:19

Woman charged with revenge porn on ex

A woman is accused of violating the state's revenge porn law after detectives say she posted her ex-boyfriend's nude photos on Facebook. Gabriel Alexandra Husarenko, 19, of Hickory, is charged with felony disclosure of private images. Her arrest comes days after she filed a report accusing her ex-bo

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 20:35:41

Charlotte teens charged with making school bomb threats

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged two juveniles with making bomb threats to Hawthorne Academy. The school resource officer got a tip about the threats at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and investigated. Both students were interviewed and a search was made. No bombs w

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-21 19:45:05

Gaston County Mugshots March 20th

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WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-21 15:39:28

Piano bar and lounge planned for Gastonia

The new tenant of one of downtown Gastonia's most vast, unique spaces plans to reinvent it as a multi-themed restaurant and events venue. Developer Jim Turner has subleased the 27,000-square-foot building that years ago was home to the quirky nightclub known as Downtown Dino's, before going through

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-21 20:28:31

Suspect accused of robbing Charlotte CVS at gunpoint arrested

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A suspect who has been accused of robbing at local Charlotte CVS at gunpoint Tuesday night has been arrested, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. Police said Brandon James, 30, entered the CVS located at 5700 Albemarle Road around 6:60 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 and pulled

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-21 18:44:00

Two people detained in connection to armed robbery in east Charl - | WBTV Charlotte

Two people have been detained in connection to an armed robbery in east Charlotte. Officers responded to a CVS in the 5700 block of Albemarle Road at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday evening. A vehicle matching the description provided to police was located. The occupants of the vehicle jumped out and fled the sce

WBTV - 2018-03-21 02:10:59

Dog gets inside Charlotte elementary school, bites 7 children

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Control is searching for the owner of a pit bill, whose name is "Bro," after the dog managed to get inside a Charlotte elementary school Monday afternoon, and bit several children. Animal Control was called to Landsd

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-20 18:27:00

Naked NC man running from police jumped into cold river. He died shortly after.

A naked North Carolina man died Sunday after he jumped into a river while trying to avoid being arrested for indecent exposure. Bernard Bryant, 29, was naked and being chased by police when he jumped into the Little River, behind the Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, reported TV station WABC. T

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2018-03-20 11:33:00

Killer gets years, rather than life, in Gaston slaying

A Burlington man will spend seven to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing another man near Bessemer City in 2016. Superior Court Judge Jeff Hunt sentenced 24-year-old Naijii Boyd to six to eight years in prison for voluntary manslaughter in the death of Clint Watson and one to two years in pr

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 17:21:59

Free medications this Friday in Gastonia

A nonprofit is using its resources to provide low-income families in Gaston County access to free over-the-counter medicines. NC MedAssist supports about 15,000 families in North Carolina each year through a free pharmacy event. NC MedAssist's free pharmacy stop in Gastonia takes place from 9 a.m. t


Owner of CMS program, PlaySpanish, arrested for indecent liberties with a child

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The owner of PlaySpanish, a local Charlotte company that teaches Spanish to children, has been arrested after he reportedly inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl. Ricardo Mata, 52, was taken into custody sometime between Friday and Saturday, March 17 and charged wi


CMPD responds to armed robbery at east Charlotte CVS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers responded to an armed robbery Tuesday night at the CVS Pharmacy at Albemarle and Redman roads. Police managed to stop the vehicle that the suspected robbers used in an attempt to get away. The occupants jumped out and ran but were later detaine

WSOC-TV - 2018-03-21 00:44:21

Two women snatch $1,500 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Two young woman have been arrested after police said they stole more than $1,500 worth of merchandise from Victoria's Secret at the Birkdale Shopping Center. Police said they were called to the shopping center on Saturday, March 17 in reference to a reported larceny


Unattended candle leads to Gastonia house fire

GASTONIA, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - An unattended candle is the cause of a house fire in Gastonia early Sunday, according to the Gastonia Fire Department. The fire department responded to the 200 block of S. Trenton St. around 4:44 am for reports of a house fire. It took 20 firefighters approximately 15 m


I-77 SB shut down after tractor-trailer overturns, crashes into - | WBTV Charlotte

A crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer has shut down a portion of Interstate 77 near uptown Charlotte Tuesday morning. The wreck happened around 2 a.m. on I-77 southbound between Brookshire Boulevard and LaSalle Street near Exit 11. The wreck has shut down the entrance to the interstate. I

WBTV - 2018-03-20 08:27:07

Cyclist hit, killed on U.S. 74 in Cleveland County

North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating after a cyclist was hit and killed on Highway 74 in Cleveland County Monday morning. Authorities responded to a reported crash on U.S. 74 between Patterson Road and Shelby Road just after 5 a.m. Police at the scene said a man on a bicycle was hit by a


NC mom fights off coyote attacking daughter. 'It just wanted to eat me,' girl says.

A coyote growls after being caught in a trap in Mount Holly Saturday, January 19, 2013 (Credit: Todd Sumlin | The Charlotte Observer) CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - After years of mounting anxiety in North Carolina over increasingly aggressive coyotes, law enforcement officials


Founder of former Charlotte summer camp accused of sexual assault of 6-year-old girl

The co-founder of the former "PlaySpanish" educational summer camp in Charlotte is accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl at the camp last summer. Police arrested 52-year-old Ricardo Mata of Charlotte on Friday and charged him with indecent liberties with a minor-lewd and lascivious. Mata


Bicyclist killed after being struck by several vehicles in Kings Mountain

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - A portion of Highway 74 in Kings Mountain was closed for hours while state troopers investigated a fatal crash involving a bicyclist. The collision happened just after 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Highway 74, just past Business 74. Troopers have not identified the victim b