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June 02, 2017 - 6:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The North Carolina House decided to meet in the wee hours to complete work on its version of the state budget. The chamber convened early Friday just after midnight and quickly approved its two-year government spending plan by a vote of 80-31. It was the second of two required...
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June 02, 2017 - 5:46 am
The defendant, Rev. Brooke Covington, who along and other leaders of Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, are accused of assault and abuse in what they called an attempt to cast out "homosexual demons" from 23 year old Michael Fenner. He testified that he was slapped, punched, and choked...
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Dreamstime
June 01, 2017 - 7:05 am
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night near the Providence Road exit. Kaleb Romero was the driver, who told WBTV he was driving down the highway in the left lane about 70 miles per hour and out of the corner of his eye he saw a black bear that ran out in front of him. Romero said he had to...
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LIN MCDOWELL
June 01, 2017 - 6:31 am
Concord Republican Representative Larry Pittman is one of the co-sponsors of HB 746, a bill that would eliminate the need for a concealed carry permit. It would also lower the age of concealed carry from twenty one to eighteen. A vote of approval in the house judiciary committee went along party...
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Dreamstime
May 31, 2017 - 7:18 am
There have been some rough days for Uber and Lyft drivers in the Charlotte area lately. Lyft driver Terrance Taylor tells WBTV that, sometimes, being a paid driver can be a dicy experience. He described some people he picks up that take him down to a "little iffy place" and it's some apartment down...
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Lin McDowell
May 31, 2017 - 6:25 am
Bears and gators...oh, my! There's been another bear sighting in Matthews...this one on Tuesday night. The bear...or possibly bears...have been making their rounds in and around the Waxhaw area heading toward Monroe. The latest sighting came near Highway 74 and I - 485. Wildlife officials are...
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Dreamstime
May 30, 2017 - 7:13 am
It happened at the Signal Hill Apartments Monday afternoon. The father had left his five year old son at the pool to go get something from his apartment. When he came back, several people were surrounding his son in the pool area in a desperate attempt to revive him. Renzo Landacure, who lives at...
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Dreamstime
May 30, 2017 - 6:18 am
Police were called to Charlotte's west side Monday night to an area along the 3200 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road near Lakewood Avenue. Medic pronounced the victim, who has been identified as 18 year old Daveon Andrews, dead at the scene. Another unidentified victim was taken to the hospital with...
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