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Charlotte leaders pass strategic mobility plan

The goal is to reduce dependency on cars by half. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Charlotte continues to grow, there is a need to reduce the dependence on cars and trucks and other vehicles and the pollution they create. On Monday, the city council looked at mobility issues as part of its 2040 plan and ultimately passed the strategic mobility plan.…
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CMPD investigating fatal shooting in University City area

One person has died after a shooting Monday night, CMPD confirmed. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in the University City area. Police said one person has died. It happened Monday night in the 6000 block of Bennettsville Lane, which is near Mallard Creek Road.…
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American Airlines pulling back more flights out of CLT

Due to a pilot shortage, American Airlines is pulling their Charlotte to Flint, Michigan route. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American Airlines is set to pull another route out of the Charlotte Airport.  American Airlines confirmed Monday that they will be ending their flight out of Charlotte and into Flint, Michigan effective Sept.…
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South Charlotte woman forced to live in moldy apartment

“It is a lot more than just background noise. It is very, very loud. It’s like being in a warehouse or some kind of industrial plant.” CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A south Charlotte woman said she’s been forced to live in her one-bedroom apartment with mold, leaky pipes and booming, industrial-sized de-humidifiers despite repeated attempts to resolve the issues with the management team.…
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Charlotte man imprisoned for sex trafficking child

Dajuan Blair will spend over 12 years in prison after being convicted of sex trafficking an underage girl. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A federal judge sentenced a man to over 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to causing a child to engage in prostitution.…
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Charlotte's plan for social districts put on pause, for now

Originally, on June 27, Charlotte City Council was supposed to review the social district ordinance, but now it’s on pause. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Social districts are popping up across the Charlotte region. It allows cities to establish an area where folks can carry alcohol outside on permitted streets and in parks, but the city of Charlotte has yet to implement one. …
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1 dead after shooting in east Charlotte

According to police, this is right off Central Avenue and is near a CMPD police station. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was shot and killed in east Charlotte Monday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.  CMPD responded to a call to assist Medic on Merry Oaks Drive, which is right off Central Avenue near a CMPD station, around 5:30 a.m.…