1 person seriously injured in overnight shooting, CMPD says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD is investigating a shooting that happened early Thursday morning. The incident happened outside of Northlake Mall in Charlotte around 1:30 a.m. according to CMPD. For the latest breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app. Medic says the victim was transported...
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Suspects charged in brutal killing of 20-year-old expected in court

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people charged in connection with the killing of a 20-year-old woman in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood are expected to appear in court Thursday. Prosecutors say Mary Collins was lured to an apartment and then brutally killed during the first COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. Collins' friends and family described her as sweet, kind and innocent.
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12-year-old injured in Hickory shooting

HICKORY, N.C. — A 12-year-old boy in Hickory is recovering after getting shot Wednesday evening, The Hickory Police Department reports. According to police, the shooting happened just after 6 p.m., on Sixth Avenue South West. Officials said a woman called police saying six young boys were on her porch threatening to assault her 16-year-old son.

How the heat could force a flight delay

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Having a flight delayed by heat sounds impossible, but experts say it can happen, especially in hotter areas of the country. To understand how heat can impact your flight, we need to think like a pilot. Pilots say the gas-filled atmosphere acts like water. Planes interact with the air, like how we float in water.

SC Bojangles breaks child labor laws, company fined

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — An investigation by the Department of Labor revealed a Bojangles franchisee violated child labor laws at a South Carolina restaurant. On Wednesday, the Department of Labor announced a penalty would be assessed against BOJ of WNC LLC, a company that manages 93 Bojangles restaurants. Specifically, the...

VERIFY | Can renters withhold rent anytime they want?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The housing market is slowing as homebuyers face higher interest rates to pay for a place to live. Home sales fell about 3% last month from April, according to the National Association of Realtors. In Charlotte, the housing market remains hot, and it's forcing a lot...

New scam to watch out for in Mecklenburg County

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Crime Stoppers is warning the public about an "alarming scam" popping up in the Queen City. Scammers have been calling and pretending to be from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, according to Crime Stoppers, and telling victims they have a "failure to appear" warrant for a court date or jury duty.

Bill forcing NC sheriffs to aid immigration agents revived

RALEIGH, N.C. — Another effort by Republican lawmakers to force North Carolina’s sheriffs to learn the immigration status of their jails' inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them resurfaced at the General Assembly on Tuesday, more than a year after the legislation passed one chamber.

U.S. Marshals offering reward for Kannapolis double homicide suspect

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Less than a month after two people were found dead in Kannapolis, a federal agency is stepping up to increase efforts to find the accused killer. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Marlon Anderson, 49, who has been wanted since June 2.

Charlotte woman pleads guilty to $100K COVID relief fraud

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte woman pleaded guilty after officials said she fraudulently received $100,000 in COVID-19 relief funds. Plea documents show that 25-year-old Yesenia Rodriguez admitted to conspiring with another person to receive two COVID-19 relief loans and unemployment benefits totaling over $100,000 from April 2020 through May 2021. Rodriguez applied for a fraudulent loan in July 2020 for a hair and nail salon that did not exist, the documents allege.

Charlotte FC hosting esports tournament in July

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ready, player one? Charlotte FC wants to see you bring your A-game in the first-ever FIFA/Esports Tournament for a chance to haul home some prizes. The games begin July 11 with a virtual first round, then an in-person second round on July 23 at Carolina Esports Hub. It all leads up to the finals at Bank of America Stadium before Charlotte FC faces Chicago Fire FC on August 6.

Funeral for NASCAR icon Bruton Smith will be Thursday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bruton Smith, the founder of Speedway Motorsports, the parent company of Charlotte Motor Speedway, will be laid to rest Thursday during a public funeral in Charlotte. Smith's life will be celebrated at Central Church on Sardis Road. The service, which is open to the public, will...

All-clear given after 'threat' at York Technical College

ROCK HILL, S.C. — York Technical College was evacuated after a "threat" Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Rock Hill police were called to the school around 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to the school's Twitter account, Building A was evacuated and all classes were canceled through 5 p.m. Just before 3 p.m., the all-clear was given by police, allowing classes to resume Wednesday evening.

Hallmark movie being filmed in Salisbury

SALISBURY, N.C. — A Hallmark movie is set to film in multiple locations in Salisbury this week, city officials said. Salisbury will serve as the backdrop to the upcoming made-for-TV film, with crews setting up along South Fulton Street and East Fisher Street. This will include areas near Salisbury High School. Salisbury officials have released the following road closures, with detour signage to be posted.