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

Photo: Ricardo Luis Mata, Mecklenburg County Jail 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 child. Ricardo Mata, 52, was taken into custody sometime between Fri

FOX46CHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-03-19 18:10:00

Feds, SLED, city of Rock Hill investigating church fire | The Herald

Federal ATF officers and South Carolina agents are investigating a church fire Saturday in Rock Hill. The fire Saturday morning was at the fellowship hall of the Iglesia Bautista Fuenta De Vida church at 637 Annafrel St. in Rock Hill, said Mark Simmons, deputy chief of the Rock Hill Fire Department

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2018-03-19 17:17:00

York County man who threatened family, fired gun during SWAT standoff, sentenced | The Herald

A Rock Hill man who prosecutors say fired shots during a standoff with York County police after threatening to "kill anybody who tried to take his kids" has been sentenced to prison. Shawn Allen Fetterman, 38, was drunk and armed with a handgun in the May 2017 incident on Percival Drive, southwest o

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2018-03-19 19:07:00

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

WBTV - 2018-03-19 10:57:45

Gaffney man struck, killed by train

A Gaffney man was killed Sunday night when he was struck by a train while walking the tracks, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. The victim, Scott Duane Cole, 39, of Springwood Drive, was walking along the tracks behind the 2400 block of Cherokee Avenue when he was struck at 8:30 p.m. by a

GASTON GAZETTE - 2018-03-19 14:23:57

2 robbery suspects were 'camo-ed up'

Law enforcement in Lancaster and the county are investigating two convenience store robberies by unidentified suspects well concealed in camouflage gear. The first incident happened the night of March 8 at 903 Discount Beverage, 720 Chesterfield Ave. in Lancaster. The most recent robbery happened e

LANCASTER NEWS - 2018-03-18 10:00:00

AUDIO: Man who shot York Co. officers denied bond

The man accused of shooting four York County law enforcement officers, killing one of them, waived extradition Friday afternoon and was taken to South Carolina Friday night. Christian McCall, 47, was booked into the Mecklenburg County jail Thursday morning after being at Carolinas Medical Center in

WRHI.COM - 2018-03-19 17:24:11

Meck Co. deputy dies after suffering 'medical event'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its own deputies. Deputy Sheriff Sylvia Deese died Sunday afternoon after suffering a "medical event" early Friday while working off-duty, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Deese was known

WCNC - 2018-03-18 22:28:00

Life without parole for man who murdered Charlotte father

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office says 49-year-old Shelton Kimble will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the 2016 murder of a Charlotte father. A jury found Kimble guilty of first-degree murder Friday for the January 3, 2016 shooting of 45-year-old Tyrone Mat


Fire officials: Mobile home 'total loss' after early morning fire

Fire officials said one mobile home is a "total loss" and two others sustained heavy damage after a fire early Saturday morning in Woodruff. Assistant Chief Matthew Daniels with the Woodruff Fire Department said they responded to the fire around 2:30 a.m. Two vehicles were also destroyed in the fi

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-03-18 00:59:00

Man dies when hit by train in South Carolina

GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) - One man has died after he was struck by a train while walking on tracks in South Carolina. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said in a news release that 39-year-old Scott Duane Cole of Gaffney died around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Fowler says Cole was walking on the tracks in Gaffne

WBTW.COM - 2018-03-19 11:08:38

A sucker-punch in an NC bar fueled a fatal shooting. Now the killer learned his fate. | Charlotte Observer

A Charlotte man who fired five bullets into the back of the person who sucker-punched him in a bar was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday. Shelton Kimble was sentenced after a Superior Court jury found the 49-year-old guilty of first-degree murder in the death of


Lancaster County sues drug distributors after rise in overdose deaths | The Herald

Lancaster County saw a 400 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in 2017. Now the county plans to do something about that. Lancaster County filed a federal lawsuit March 7, alleging that three major drug companies should have noticed - and stopped - "suspicious" orders of opioids in South Carolin

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2018-03-19 02:36:00

Things to do in York, Lancaster, Chester

An outdoor mushroom cultivation workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at J & J Family Farm, 1077 Wayfield Road, Clover. Topics include outdoor log and bed mushroom cultivation, from strain selection and inoculation to harvesting and storage. Cost: $15 (register by Friday); for $35 participants will get a

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2018-03-17 23:06:00

1 hit by train in Cherokee Co., coroner on scene

GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) - The coroner is on scene after one person was struck by a train in Cherokee County. According to the Gaffney Fire Department, the person was hit about 100 yards south of US-29 on tracks behind the old Hamrick's Clothing Store. Emergency crews are still at the scene near River Dri

WSPA.COM - 2018-03-19 02:12:20

Person hits multiple cars, wrecks, flees police on foot before a - | WBTV Charlotte

A person with several warrants has been arrested after jumping from a car and fleeing police on foot in west Charlotte Friday afternoon. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to an attempt to locate a person who had multiple active warrants. Officials were abl


Man charged with attempted murder in Rock Hill stabbing

A 27-year-old is accused of stabbing a man several times in York County Thursday afternoon. According to Rock Hill police, the stabbing happened on Scoggins Street in Rock Hill. Police found a 21-year-old man on scene who had been stabbed multiple times. Officers say the victim was able to give det


Man charged in deadly York County officer-involved shooting

A Rock Hill man was charged Friday in a shooting that left one officer dead and others injured in January. Christian McCall, 47, was released from the hospital Thursday and taken into Charlotte-Mecklenburg police custody. He was arrested and charged with one count of murder, three counts of attempt


Suspect in York County police shooting jailed; his family 'saddened' by 'tragedy' | The Herald

The suspect in what police said was a January "ambush" of York County law enforcement officers where one was killed, was wheeled out of a hospital Thursday morning and rolled into jail. Christian Thomas McCall, 47, is being held without bond on a fugitive warrant at the Mecklenburg County jail, acc


Cigarette causes fire in Lancaster County community destroying homes

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - Three homes were destroyed and three others were damaged after a fire broke out in a retirement community in Lancaster County. The fire started at the rear of a house because a cigarette was not extinguished. The ashes were blown by the high winds into the pine straw and gra