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29-year-old killed in Kannapolis shooting

According to police, the shooting happened at a home on South Little Texas Road around 5 p.m. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — A 29-year-old man is dead following a shooting in Kannapolis Wednesday night, the Kannapolis Police Department reports.  According to police, the shooting happened at a home on South Little Texas Road around 5 p.m.…
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Anson County Sheriff picked after controversy

ANSON COUNTY, N.C. — A new sheriff has been selected in Anson County.  Later, it was announced that Chief Deputy Howell would be the interim sheriff for the department.  Then, in October, the county’s Democratic Party executive committee nominated Gerald Cannon from the Wadesboro Police Department to take over.…
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg sees increase in homicides from year prior

Community leaders are calling for education and mental health resources to help reverse the troubling trend. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With less than a month left in 2022, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area has seen more homicides than it did in 2021.  Murders are happening across Mecklenburg County and faith leaders say it’ll take several solutions to do something about it. …
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CMPD officer charged with DWI

Officer Peter Lombardo reportedly blew a 0.17 during a breathalyzer test after his CMPD squad car was found parked on the shoulder of I-277 early Wednesday morning. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was arrested with DWI early Wednesday morning, Chief Johnny Jennings announced. …
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12 jurors have been seated in CMPD officer trial

Now that 12 jurors have been seated, attorneys will now pick two alternates, just in case anything were to happen to someone who has already been selected. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Twelve jurors have now been selected in the trial against Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer Phillip Barker.…