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Body discovered behind east Charlotte home

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A neighbor discovered a body behind a home Monday afternoon in the 1500 block of Medford Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. The body had been there for a number of days and officials said it's too early to know the cause of death. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A neighbor discovered a bo

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 00:25:32

Body found in east Charlotte backyard

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a body was found in a neighborhood backyard Monday evening in east Charlotte. Investigators say a resident on Medford Drive found the body in their backyard near the wood line. Police are currently investigating wheth

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 02:05:00

Report: Smoke seen before fatal crash of medical helicopter

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Witnesses saw dark smoke before a medical helicopter crashed in North Carolina, killing the four people on board, a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says. One witness also said the Duke Life Flight helicopter was "hovering" and "not traveling forwar

WBT.COM - 2017-09-19 20:12:57

Police Identify Woman Killed After Train Collides With Vehicle In Gastonia

GASTONIA, NC - Police have released the identity of the woman who died after her vehicle was hit by a train in Gastonia. The accident happened on Cox Road near Lowell Road around 8:15pm. Investigators say 84-year-old Aline Clemmer entered the railroad crossing behind traffic at the stop light at NC

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-19 15:00:31

Masked Charlotte teens wore all black, drove black car for robberies, police say

Four Charlotte teenagers - including a 15 year old - are suspects in a color-coordinated robbery operation that involved black clothes, blacks masks and even a black car, say Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. As of Tuesday morning, the gang had been connected to at least two east Charlotte armed robberi

CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-19 16:19:00

Police: Body discovered in woods becomes Charlotte's 65th homicide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man's body discovered in some woods Monday afternoon in east Charlotte has turned into a homicide investigation, police said. Investigators said a neighbor found the body behind a home on Medford Drive, near the Central Avenue and Eastway Drive intersection. Homicide detectives

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 19:10:08

Teen driver charged with death by vehicle in crash that took Daniel Hester's life

Becker Reep, 18, has charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle for his involvement in the accident on Sept. 11 that killed 17-year-old Daniel Hester, according to a report from the City of Monroe. Hester died as a passenger in the Monday afternoon car crash while Reep was driving. Hester was a junio

ENQUIRERJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 15:56:00

20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

No Grease owners Jermaine (left) and Damian Johnson (Photo: Qcitymetro) It doesn't stand out at first glance, but it's there...on the No Grease website...a new link that announces "franchise opportunity." Yes, 20 years after the brothers Damian and Jermaine Johnson opened their first barbershop in

QCITYMETRO.COM - 2017-09-19 10:50:00

Number of equity rich properties increases to 14 million in Q2

ATTOM Data Solutions has released its Q2 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that at the end of the second quarter of 2017 there were more than 14 million (14,038,372) U.S. properties that were equity rich - where the combined loan amount secured by the property was 50 percent or

MECKTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 20:46:52

Phoenix zoo celebrates birth of baby giraffe

This undated photo provided by the Phoenix Zoo shows an unnamed female baby giraffe seen in her enclosure at the Phoenix Zoo. Officials are celebrating the birth of the baby giraffe that was born Sept. 12, 2017 the first calf of the 4-year-old mother. She will remain with her mother in the giraffe b

WBT.COM - 2017-09-19 20:22:59

ANALYSIS: Panthers defense among best in NFL

Surrounded by a throng of reporters, Panthers end Julius Peppers heaped high praise on his teammates, calling Carolina's defense "the best one I've ever played on" after having two sacks in Carolina's 9-3 home win over Buffalo. "I have all the trust and confidence and belief in these guys," he said.

ENQUIRERJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 18:16:00

Sculpture is a stunning tribute to native son Romare Bearden

Artist Richard Hunt stands in front of his sculptural work titled "Spiral Odyssey" recently installed at Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. (Photos courtesy of the Arts and Science Council) Charlotte's newest public art - a swirling sculpture to make the city fall in love with a native son a

QCITYMETRO.COM - 2017-09-19 17:26:51

CMPD's response to Keith Lamont Scott shooting was in line with policies, review says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte city officials released an independent review of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and its response to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott that happened on Sept. 20, 2016. The shooting led to days and nights of unrest in the city. The review found that CMPD "acte

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 22:46:19

Woman almost sexually assaulted while watering flowers in Plaza Midwood

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating an attempted sexual assault in Plaza Midwood. Officers said a 34-year-old woman was watering flowers in her yard around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday on Norcross Place, in the area of Midwood Park, when a man walked up and asked her if she had see

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 22:08:59

Vote on Franklin Woods Rezoning Delayed Until November

GASTONIA, NC - A local community's fight to stop a proposed shopping center will continue for at least two more months. Gastonia City Council decided to postpone a vote on a plan to rezone nearly 14 acres on Franklin Boulevard until November 21st. Dozens of neighbors showed up Tuesday night to oppos

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-20 03:55:50

Family speaks out after KKK homework

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A fifth-grade homework assignment is getting national attention after it asked students to justify the actions of the Ku Klux Klan. Tremain Cooper, from Charlotte, posted a photo of the assignment to Facebook after his nephew brought it home. "I felt sad, I felt anger," Cooper sai

WCNC - 2017-09-20 03:50:48

Backlash ensues over mayor's announcement to cancel prayer before meeting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Twenty-four hours after Charlotte's mayor announced that prayer at city council meetings was a thing of the past, it appears that the tradition could be back sooner than later. The backlash started almost as soon as Mayor Jennifer Roberts announced Monday night that city council ha

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 21:49:23

Edge On The Clock: Mariah Carey's Stiff Singing

People are panning Mariah Carey's performance on VH1's Hip Hop Honors Monday night. Carey looked stiff singing her hit Honey and barely moved without the help of her backup dancers. At one point, she sat down on a prop jet ski. But Mariah is more known for her voice than her moves and some say she d

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-20 03:30:17

Jenna Dewan Tatum Posts Posterior Pic

Jenna Dewan Tatum posted a picture of her posterior and out came the critics. The actress and dancer says she's always felt comfortable in her own skin, but some of her fans think she needs to cover up. Tatum posted a picture to her Instagram account Monday which left little to the imagination. Its

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2017-09-20 03:28:55

CMPD continues to improve community relations 1 year after riots, chief says

Chief Kerr Putney, CMPD and the city of Charlotte have been through a lot in the past year. Marches and violence broke out in the streets, with enmity directed at the Police Department in the wake of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. In response, the department said it has improved transparency in th

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-19 21:24:39