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Police in Charlotte shoot, seriously injure robbery suspect

Jun. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they shot and seriously injured an armed robbery suspect after he opened fire on officers. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call Sunday before 1 p.m. about an armed robbery on Tuckaseegee Road. ...

1-year-old child dies from gunshot wound in Charlotte

Jun. 26, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A 1-year-old child was killed and a 7-year-old child was injured by gunfire Saturday during a shooting in Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call before 8 p.m. Saturday for an assault with a deadly weapon in southeast...

North Carolina nail salon owner sentenced for forced labor

Jun. 16, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for using verbal, physical and emotional threats to coerce a person to work at her nail salon for nearly two years, according to a federal prosecutor. Thuy Tien Luong, 38, of Charlotte was also...

Officials: Man dies in custody after shots fired into home

Jun. 14, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man taken into police custody in North Carolina after officers investigated reports of shots fired into a home has died, authorities said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers found shell casings outside a home in Charlotte around 2 a.m. Monday and...

Bender, Jones spark Charlotte FC to 2-0 win over Red Bulls

Jun. 11, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ben Bender scored a deflected goal from outside the box in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time to spark Charlotte FC to a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Bender, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, scored his third goal...

NC police department breaks gun seizure record in May

Jun. 07, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina's largest city say they've broken a 7-year-old record for the number of guns seized by officers in a month in May. A news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said 413 firearms related to criminal investigations...

FBI warns businesses in 8 Southern states of fraud scheme

Jun. 06, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI in North Carolina is warning businesses in eight states about a scheme in which people are using stolen credit card numbers to make large purchases by telephone. A news release from the agency's Charlotte Division on Monday says victims have been...

Panthers' practice facility dead after Chapter 11 filing

Jun. 02, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

The Carolina Panthers' proposed $800 million practice facility project in Rock Hill, South Carolina, is officially dead after team owner David Tepper’s real estate company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Wednesday night. Tepper, who made billions in hedge...

North Carolina woman arrested in death of 3-year-old son

Jun. 01, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been arrested outside of New York in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son in March, police said Wednesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detectives said in a news release that an off-duty officer was approached at a park...

FBI issues warning about sextortion targeting teenage boys

May. 31, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Parents, caregivers, and teenagers are being warned by the FBI about an increase in sextortion crimes across North Carolina and the country. According to the FBI Charlotte field office, there have been 29 reports of sextortion in North Carolina in 2022, and...