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Mecklenburg County Government
June 02, 2017 - 2:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- A 'No Swimming' advisory was issued for a cove on Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County on Friday. The no swimming advisory was issued after approximately 395 gallons of sewage discharged into Lake Norman near the 20200 block of Bethel Church Road in Cornelius, N.C. The discharge...
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Dreamstime
June 02, 2017 - 6:47 am
An assault on a couple in uptown Charlotte along with a recent murder there have raised some concerns about safety. Captain Dave Johnson of the CMPD says he cannot remember a case like this in uptown. He advises those who frequent the Charlotte nightlife that it goes without saying, when anytime...
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Dreamstime
June 02, 2017 - 6:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The North Carolina House decided to meet in the wee hours to complete work on its version of the state budget. The chamber convened early Friday just after midnight and quickly approved its two-year government spending plan by a vote of 80-31. It was the second of two required...
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June 02, 2017 - 5:46 am
The defendant, Rev. Brooke Covington, who along and other leaders of Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, are accused of assault and abuse in what they called an attempt to cast out "homosexual demons" from 23 year old Michael Fenner. He testified that he was slapped, punched, and choked...
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Dreamstime
June 01, 2017 - 7:05 am
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night near the Providence Road exit. Kaleb Romero was the driver, who told WBTV he was driving down the highway in the left lane about 70 miles per hour and out of the corner of his eye he saw a black bear that ran out in front of him. Romero said he had to...
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LIN MCDOWELL
June 01, 2017 - 6:31 am
Concord Republican Representative Larry Pittman is one of the co-sponsors of HB 746, a bill that would eliminate the need for a concealed carry permit. It would also lower the age of concealed carry from twenty one to eighteen. A vote of approval in the house judiciary committee went along party...
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Dreamstime
May 31, 2017 - 7:18 am
There have been some rough days for Uber and Lyft drivers in the Charlotte area lately. Lyft driver Terrance Taylor tells WBTV that, sometimes, being a paid driver can be a dicy experience. He described some people he picks up that take him down to a "little iffy place" and it's some apartment down...
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Lin McDowell
May 31, 2017 - 6:25 am
Bears and gators...oh, my! There's been another bear sighting in Matthews...this one on Tuesday night. The bear...or possibly bears...have been making their rounds in and around the Waxhaw area heading toward Monroe. The latest sighting came near Highway 74 and I - 485. Wildlife officials are...
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