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  • Show of support expected for cheerleading squad on probation for ‘political message,’ ‘Trump 2020’ banner

    STANLY COUNTY, N.C. – There’s expected to be a big political showing at Friday night’s North Stanly High School football game, WSOC reports. It comes after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association put the North Stanly High School cheerleading team on probation for taking part in a political message at a game. Students and cheerleaders apparently posed for photos with a “Trump 2020: Make America Great Again” flag last month and the photo circulated on Facebook. Hundreds on a […]

  • Teen airlifted to hospital after accidental shooting in North Carolina

    CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A teenager was airlifted to the hospital after an accidental shooting Thursday morning in Caldwell County, deputies told WSOC. It happened off Ike Starnes Road in the Grace Chapel area. Investigators said the 18-year-old was walking in his yard with a gun in his hand when he tripped and it went off. A witness said it appeared the teenager was able to talk after the shooting. There is no word on the teen’s condition.

  • UNC Charlotte gunman pleads guilty to deadly shooting, sentenced to 2 life sentences

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UNC Charlotte gunman Trystan Andrew Terrell has pleaded guilty to the deadly shooting, WCNC reports. The shooting at UNCC on April 30 killed two students and hurt four others. Ellis Parlier, 19, and Riley Howell, 21, were both shot and killed. The guilty plea is part of a deal with prosecutors that will send Terrell to prison for life but save him from the death penalty, according to WSOC. Terrell was sentenced to two life sentences without […]

  • Cam Newton misses practice after aggravating foot injury

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton’s status for Sunday is up in the air after the Carolina Panthers quarterback aggravated a foot injury he suffered in the preseason, according to reports from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, WSOC reports. When the practice gates closed Tuesday, Newton was not on the field with his teammates. The Panthers are still looking for their first win of the young season after falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. The Panthers are now 0-2 […]

  • Teen breaks leg at NC trampoline park where boy died

    GASTONIA, N.C. — An 18-year-old broke his leg at the same Gastonia trampoline park where a 12-year-old boy died earlier this year, WSOC reports. The latest incident happened Friday night at Altitude on Franklin Boulevard. Since the end of June, Gaston County EMS has responded to the facility three times. Matthew Lu died at the trampoline park in June when he fell 10-15 feet from a rock-climbing wall. The company shut down the rock-climbing wall after his death. Currently, trampoline […]

  • NC cheerleading squad on probation after taking photo with ‘Trump 2020’ banner at game

    STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina high school cheerleading team is on probation after taking a picture in front of a Trump 2020 re-election banner, WSOC reports. The North Stanly High School cheerleaders posed in front of a “Trump 2020: Make America Great Again” banner in August before a football game. The photo circulated on Facebook, catching the attention of administrators. The cheerleaders will be on probation for the rest of the season because district policy bans political ads […]

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in NC shootout, sheriff says

    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – A 35-year-old man was killed, and two others wounded in a shootout late Friday night in Rowan County, officials with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said, WSOC reports Deputies discovered Robin Otto Worth Jr. dead in the yard at 5920 Foster Road in Woodleaf. Investigators learned two men, Daquan and Ronnie Martin, showed up at the emergency room at a hospital in Statesville. They both had gunshot wounds and are believed to be connected to Worth’s […]

  • Charlotte leader charged with sex crimes involving children

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The chairperson of the Citizens Review Board has been arrested in Myrtle Beach, accused of sexually assaulting two girls over a 22-year span, WSOC reported. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 49-year-old Henry Thomas Black Jr. was charged with several counts of statutory rape, statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with children, child abuse-sexual act, and incest. On Sept. 3, one victim, who is now an adult, reported that she was sexually assaulted by Black. Detectives launched an […]

  • Teen charged after school shooting threat posted on Instagram, Charlotte police says

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities have identified and charged a 13-year-old for a social media post threatening a shooting at Coulwood Middle School in northwest Charlotte, according to police, WSOC reports. The Instagram post shows a gun with a caption indicating a shooting would take place on Thursday at the school. Police said they tracked down the boy behind the post and went to his home, where they spoke with him and a parent. The teen admitted to officers he created […]

  • NC police officer arrested, accused of assaulting woman

    SALISBURY, N.C. – A Salisbury police officer is accused of attacking a woman last week, WSOC reports. Iredell County deputies arrested Officer Joseph Wilson Friday and charged him with assault on a female. Wilson was released on bond and is on administrative leave. He’s been with the department since 2011. No additional details have been released.

  • NC woman tries to deliver drugs to prison with drone, warrant says

    PINEVILLE, N.C. — A Pineville woman is being investigated on suspicion that she coordinated a drone drop outside a prison in Virginia, WSOC reports. A search warrant showed the path investigators followed from Virginia all the way to the woman’s home in Pineville. Virginia state troopers found a drone on the side of a road near Buckingham Correctional Center, between Lynchburg and Richmond. Attached to the drone, was a package wrapped in camouflaged duct tape with marijuana, cocaine and a cellphone […]

  • Police respond to ‘possible security item’ at Charlotte airport

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Douglas Airport said police were investigating a “possible security item” Monday afternoon in the baggage claim area, WSOC reports. Sources say a dog sniffed out a suspicious item. Per protocol, local law enforcement is responding to a possible security item in baggage claim. Lower level traffic is being rerouted to the upper level. More details to follow. — CLT Airport (@CLTAirport) September 9, 2019 The airport tweeted that lower level traffic was being re-routed to the […]

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