crime

Person wounded after shooting in east Charlotte, Medic says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Medic reports a person is in the hospital after a shooting in east Charlotte unfolded Saturday afternoon. The agency said around 3:30 p.m. one patient was transported from Wilora Lake Road near North Sharon Amity Road for treatment of life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.…
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Man killed I-85 crash near Belmont

Lanes of I-85 closed for several hours, Saturday, as detectives investigated the deadly crash. BELMONT, N.C. — Southbound lanes of Interstate 85 closed to traffic for about seven hours on Saturday morning as detectives investigated a deadly crash near Belmont. At around 1:45 a.m.…
crime

Police investigate homicide in northeast Charlotte

In an alert shared Friday around 7 p.m., CMPD said the scene was located along Old Mallard Creek Road, near the Keith Family YMCA and West W.T. Harris Boulevard. While more specific details weren’t immediately available, officers said one victim had been pronounced dead.…
at-the-border

Texas' new illegal immigration law, SB 4, blocked by federal judge

The preliminary injunction granted pause to a law that was set to take effect on March 5. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he has appealed the ruling. AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S.,…
forecast

Better weekend weather with warmer temperatures.

Staying warm next week. Author: WCNC Staff, Brad Panovich, Chris Mulcahy, Brittany Van Voorhees (WCNC), KJ Jacobs, Larry Sprinkle Published: 12:41 PM EST March 6, 2019 Updated: 11:33 PM EST March 1, 2024 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tonight: Cloudy with areas of light rain early then becoming just drizzle and mist overnight.…
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Plaza Midwood social district launches this weekend

The district allows customers to carry open containers of alcohol from participating businesses along Central Avenue. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s first social district is now open.  While the gloom is preventing some people from getting buzzed, others are ready to go.…
crime

Man wanted for killing another man in Albemarle, police say

Anyone with information is asked to call Albemarle police immediately. ALBEMARLE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte has chosen to use this mugshot because the suspect has active arrest warrants, and because police have urged caution to the public. A man was found shot to death in Albemarle early Friday morning, police said.…
elections

Nikki Haley holds rally in Charlotte ahead of Super Tuesday

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley held a rally in South End on Friday evening. WCNC Charlotte’s Austin Walker spoke to the Republican candidate. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley held a campaign rally in Charlotte on Friday, ahead of the North Carolina primary election on Super Tuesday. …
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6 Charlotte ordinances take effect Friday

Critics say the new ordinances unfairly target homeless people, calling the laws immoral and unethical. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Six Charlotte city ordinances took effect Wednesday that recriminalize behaviors that some people say will disproportionately harm homeless people.  City laws regarding sleeping on benches, public defecation, panhandling, public drinking, public masturbation and trespassing on a motor vehicle are once again arrestable offenses starting March 1.…