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Mark Garrison
April 04, 2018 - 5:03 pm
*Due to the graphic nature of the videos, discretion is strongly advised. Charlotte police have released body cam footage of a life-and-death encounter that happened last September. A 28 year old man broke into a home and kidnapped a pregnant woman at gunpoint. He used her as a shield when officers...
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Joe Gillespie
March 14, 2018 - 11:27 am
Charlotte area high school students joined students from across the country in a, "National School Walk Out", walk out of school protest, Wednesday to bring awareness to school violence and gun control following the Parkland, Florida high school shooting. #NationalSchoolWalkout
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October 31, 2017 - 4:18 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Officers with the Transportation Security Administration have prevented a man from taking a loaded gun onto an airplane at a North Carolina airport. A news release from TSA said a man was stopped at a checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport shortly after 7 a.m...
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October 30, 2017 - 6:23 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Outside interest groups are getting involved in swaying Charlotte's mayoral election, the first since the city passed protections for LGBT people that were trumped by a statewide ban that drew boycotts from businesses and entertainers. The Charlotte Observer reports that the...
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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
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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