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October 09, 2017 - 7:06 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man marks the 70th homicide this year in North Carolina's largest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says officers responding to a call about 6:45 a.m. Sunday found Larry Doral Watson Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound. He...
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JIM BARROLL
September 15, 2017 - 3:35 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A citizens review board wants the police force for North Carolina's largest city to conduct a scientific study into whether an officer has time to react to a suspect with a gun pointed down. The recommendation was made for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police after last September's...
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JIM BARROLL
September 10, 2017 - 5:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The attorney for a two North Carolina police officer involved in a fatal shooting says the dead man pointed a handgun at his client before the officer shot and killed him. Attorney George Laughrun tells The Charlotte Observer Rueben Galindo pointed the gun at Charlotte...
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September 06, 2017 - 8:42 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party has condemned a social media post by a mayoral candidate that listed her skin color among her qualifications. Kimberley Barnette is one of three candidates in next week's mayoral primary in Charlotte. On her Facebook page,...
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September 05, 2017 - 6:32 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The possible domestic violence death of a college professor in North Carolina has led to a man being arrested in connection. Local news outlets report arrest records show 45-year-old Donny Lewis Franklin is in police custody for the killing of 35-year-old Jeannine Shante...
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August 29, 2017 - 2:14 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged a fellow CMPD officer with obtaining prescription medicine fraulently. CMPD announced Tuesday that Officer Jennifer Wolfe, 37, is charged with five counts of obtaining prescription painkillers by fraud. Police said she was arrested around 12:...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Duke Energy asked regulators Friday to let its western North Carolina subsidiary raise household electricity bills by 16.7 percent and make consumers pay billions of dollars for a nuclear plant it won't open and the cleanup of coal ash deposited in unlined pits. The country's...
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