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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.


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


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65.


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.


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Officer in Danquirs Franklin shooting placed on suspension for separate issue

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - CMPD confirmed on Monday that the second officer involved in the fatal Danquirs Franklin shooting at a Burger King last month was suspended for an unrelated prior issue.


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Police Warn Of This Ongoing Scam Targeting Cornelius Residents

CORNELIUS, NC — Cornelius Police are warning residents about a phone scam targeting residents by demanding payments to secure contest wins or to pay for late utility bills. "Lately CPD has received a few reports from citizens, particularly the elderly, who have received phone calls stating they had


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.


Police: Drugs suspected in deaths of two men found in Mooresville home, no evidence of foul play

The Mooresville Police Department is examining the possibility that drugs contributed to the death of two men found at a home Wednesday. In an email Monday morning, Mooresville Police Department Major Ron Chilton stated “(the) MPD is continuing its death investigation and treating such as an overdos


Bill would give NC politicians new access to police video. But it would be confidential.

North Carolina’s elected leaders would get new access to watch police video without a judge’s order under a state bill, but they’d have to keep it confidential. Current North Carolina law requires a court order before law enforcement footage can be made public. That could change under a new proposal


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


Man finds, kills giant snake on Gaston County property

LOWELL, N.C. — While many families were enjoying visits from the Easter bunny over the weekend, a Gaston County couple got surprised by a massive snake. As newlyweds, Scott Jensen and his wife left Charlotte and bought a 3.5-acre property in Lowell.


Man admits secretly recording nude videos of children on board his yacht

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 49-year-old North Carolina man accused of secretly recording nude videos of at least 16 children in various locations in the Carolinas, including on his yacht, has pleaded guilty, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray.


Crucial weeks ahead for NC ‘Raise the Age’ implementation

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Dec. 1, 2019, North Carolina will become the final state to implement “Raise the Age” legislation. It will make it where the criminal justice system treats 16 and 17-year-olds as juveniles for a majority of the crimes that are committed.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Blotter: Woman uses fake money to make purchases at vape shop, Chick-fil-A

SALISBURY — A Rockwell woman was charged on Friday with using counterfeit money at a local vape shop and other businesses. According to arrest warrants, the woman made purchases in January and February.


Prison On Lockdown After Brawl Sends 4 To Hospital

SALISBURY, NC — A Charlotte-area prison was put on lockdown Monday afternoon after four inmates were assaulted and had to be hospitalized after a prison yard brawl, according to prison officials.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim