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  • 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 […]

  • Body of 22-year-old who drowned recovered from Lake Norman

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The body of a 22-year-old man who drowned in Lake Norman Saturday evening has been found, North Carolina wildlife officers said, WSOC reports. Officials said emergency crews were able to recover the man’s body just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday. First responders were called around 4 p.m. to McKendree Road near the Hager Creek lake access area in Mooresville. Officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission said the man was on a boat with 10 other people when he jumped […]

  • Foster mother charged after 12-month-old boy dies in hot car in NC

    PINEVILLE, N.C. — A woman has been charged in connection with her 12-month-old foster son’s death after she left him in a hot car for hours while she was at work last week, police said, WSOC reports. Dawn Broecke, 42, was charged with involuntary manslaughter after her foster son was found inside a car at the McMullen Creek Shopping Center off Pineville Matthews Road. She turned herself in to police on Wednesday. According to officers, Broecke works at the shopping center and said […]

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway opens up for Hurricane Dorian evacuees

    CONCORD, N.C — The owners of North Carolina’s largest motor-racing track made part of its grounds near Charlotte available for hurricane evacuees, WSOC reports. The Charlotte Motor Speedway said Monday a campground and related bathhouse is open at no cost for people looking for inland destinations away from the expected coastal impact zone. WSOCspoke with two people who sought refuge at the speedway who were from different parts of Florida and on family road trips. A spokesperson for the speedway […]

  • 1 killed, 3 injured in shooting near UNCC, police say

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police are investigating after one person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting outside student apartments near the University of North Carolina Charlotte early Saturday morning, WSOC reports. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. at the 49 North Apartments, right off University City Boulevard. Police said there was a party at one of the apartments and there was an argument outside when gunfire erupted. Two men and two women were shot. Officials said […]

  • 12-month-old boy who died in hot car in NC was in foster care, police say

    PINEVILLE, N.C. – A 12-month-old boy died Thursday after his foster mother left him in a hot car for hours while she was at work, police said, WSOC reports. The Department of Social Services is investigating the case. Pineville police said the boy was found around 5 p.m. inside a car at the McMullen Creek Shopping Center off Pineville Matthews Road. According to officers, the boy’s foster mother works at the shopping center and didn’t realize she left him in […]

  • Baby dies in hot car in NC

    PINEVILLE, N.C. — A baby was found dead in a hot car Thursday evening in Pineville shopping center and police say they are investigating, WSOC reports. The baby was found inside a car at the Mcmullen Creek Shopping Center off Pineville Matthews Road. This is the second time a child has died in a hot car in NC this year after 9-month-old Kaiden Logan died in a hot car in Winston-Salem on May 2, according to a KidsAndCars.org news release. 37 […]

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