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NBA All-Star: More than 95 percent of hotel rooms booked in uptown, officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NBA All-Star players, fans, media, and other visitors filled up more hotel rooms than any other event in Charlotte history. Officials said more than 95 percent of the hotel rooms in uptown were booked over the weekend.


Did a wolf or coyote kill NC teacher? DNA tests say maybe, but experts disagree

The death of North Carolina school teacher Brenda Hamilton in a mysterious animal attack last week has been linked to an unknown animal with canine DNA. That means a wolf, coyote or dog, says the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.


Police search for suspects after shooting breaks out at Matthews Walmart

MATTHEWS, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The sound of a scuffle followed by the sound of gunshots is what made a family run for their lives in a Walmart parking lot Sunday night. Now they hope surveillance video will help police catch the shooters.


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


REPORT: People moving to Charlotte region faster than homes, apartments are being built

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A new report shows people are moving to the Charlotte region faster than homes are being built. Some people in historic black neighborhoods feel not enough attention is being brought to the impact genetrification is having on their communities.


NC GOP candidate suddenly calls for a new election in 9th District, leaves hearing

RALEIGH, N.C. - In a startling statement, Republican candidate Mark Harris on Thursday called for a new election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District "to restore the confidence of voters."


Lancaster 2018 robbery cases went cold. Then Charlotte cops found suspects in jail

Lancaster, SC — Two men, jailed in Charlotte for multiple robberies in North Carolina, have been charged with two previously unsolved cases in South Carolina, police said. Jonathan Dujan Gardin, 24; and Sergio Jermaine Patterson, 33; both of Charlotte; are charged for armed robberies at a Quik Trip


Families worry tax rates will skyrocket after revaluation in Mecklenburg County

MECKLENBURG, N.C. — If you live in Mecklenburg County, you are affected by the latest property tax revaluation, the first one in eight years. Countywide, there’s been a 54 percent total increase in property values. Some homes near uptown have are seeing increases of more than 120 percent.


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


Video shows Lyft driver taking passenger on 120 mph ride

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Officials say a Lyft passenger wastaken on a white-knuckle ride as the driver drove at speeds reaching more than 120 mph. Investigators say the Lyft driver’s Dodge Charger SRT sped past a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper in Indian Trail, North Carolina, but the troope


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Cornelius leaders question traffic operation conducted by Mecklenburg County deputies

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Mecklenburg county deputies recently set up a speed trap in Cornelius that has some town leaders asking questions. Deputies wrote about two dozen tickets within two hours on a half-mile stretch of Jetton Road Sunday afternoon.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Life-threatening car crash under investigation in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A life-threatening accident is under investigation in south Charlotte Friday afternoon. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the three-vehicle crash happened on Providence Road and Knob Oak Lane.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Union County deputy charged with assault on a female

UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Union County Sheriff’s deputy was charged with assault on a female and communicating threats Friday after an investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office.


Police helicopter follows stolen vehicle to parking deck in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A few people were detained after a police helicopter followed a stolen vehicle to a parking deck in Charlotte Thursday evening. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers received a license plate reader hit for a stolen vehicle.


Proposed legislation would make it illegal in North Carolina to use cell phone while driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new bill proposed in the House Thursday would make it illegal in North Carolina to use hand-held communication devices, such as cell phones, behind the wheel while driving.