Latest Charlotte police shooting News

Monk hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Hornets beat Pistons 109-106

Nov. 15, 2019 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Things haven’t always gone the way Malik Monk hoped during his first two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. But coach James Borrego said the third-year shooting guard never stopped working — and now he’s starting to see some big results. Monk knocked down a...

Shooting outside Charlotte bars draws police, leaves 1 dead

Nov. 15, 2019 7:02 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Witnesses described chaos outside bars early Friday during a fatal shooting that involved two police officers at an entertainment complex in North Carolina’s biggest city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two of its officers were working...

The Latest: Police involved in shooting were off-duty

Nov. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a cluster of bars and restaurants in Charlotte (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Police say two officers involved in a fatal shooting in North Carolina’s biggest city were working off-duty in uniform when they responded to a fight in an area...

Hundreds rally with activist Greta Thunberg in N Carolina

Nov. 8, 2019 5:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd in North Carolina that climate change needs to be tackled "right now." The Charlotte Observer reports Thunberg spoke before an estimated 1,200 people gathered Friday in Charlotte. The Swedish teenager has been...

Celtics beat Hornets 108-87 in Walker's return to Charlotte

Nov. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As he peered up at the videoboard suspended above the court, Kemba Walker broke into a wide smile and tears trickled down his cheeks. The Hornets honored their all-time leading scorer with a highlight video Thursday night, giving the Boston Celtics point guard a hero's welcome in his...

Greta Thunberg plans to join North Carolina climate strike

Nov. 7, 2019 8:29 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg says she plans to attend a youth-lead climate rally in North Carolina this week. Thunberg tweeted Wednesday that she will join the strike Friday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Thunberg gained international...

Graham, Biyombo lift Hornets past Pacers 122-120 in OT

Nov. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bismack Biyombo spent the better part of three quarters stretching and waiting on the Charlotte Hornets bench. The reserve center had a feeling his time was coming. "I always say, 'You gotta stay ready so you don't have to get ready,'" Biyombo said. "You could tell by the momentum of...

Towns scores 37 points, Timberwolves rout Hornets 121-99

Oct. 25, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns took advantage of an obvious mismatch Friday night when Charlotte center Cody Zeller wasn't there to defend him. Towns had 37 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves remained unbeaten with a 121-99 win over the Hornets. Without Zeller,...

Hornets rookie Washington nets 27 in 126-125 win over Bulls

Oct. 23, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak took PJ Washington with the 12th pick in the draft, he suggested the Kentucky forward might spend this season bouncing back and forth between Charlotte and its G League affiliate to gain experience. Washington had other ideas. The...

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Sep. 20, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989's Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo's...