Police cars are stationed outside of Butler High School after a shooting Monday morning.
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Grand Jury Indicts Butler High Student On Second-Degree Murder Charge

Updated 3 p.m. A Mecklenburg County Grand Jury indicted Jatwan Cuffie Monday on the charge of second-degree murder. The 16-year-old is accused of fatally shooting a fellow student in the halls of Butler High School the morning of Oct. 29.

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Bank of America

Bank of America is tweaking its red-and-blue flag logo for the first time since 1998, and is planning a new star-studded marketing campaign for the holiday season. 

Updated: 4: 15 p.m.

A Saturday night crash in Cornelius left one teen dead and another critically injured, according to Cornelius Police.

Monday, November 19, 2018

A look back at our founding fathers. In his new book “American Dialogue”, historian Joseph Ellis covers everything from what the words “pursuit of happiness” and “we the people” really meant back then, to how the founders might have handled some of today’s difficult topics. Guest host Erik Spanberg is joined by Joseph Ellis for a conversation about what Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams said about important issues and how we can apply their wisdom to today’s political rhetoric.

A freight train derailed near downtown Salisbury Sunday afternoon. It's unclear what caused the derailment.

In the year 536, a volcano in Iceland erupted with such force that the ash darkened the skies over most of the earth for 18 months. It snowed in China that summer. They ran out of bread in Ireland. It was the beginning of the coldest decade in 2,000 years.

We are not living in the year 536. So there’s something to be thankful for.

Gastonia City Hall
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The Gastonia City Council is set to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would allow the city’s mayor to serve a four-year term.

UNC Charlotte

In a decision that’s not entirely unexpected, UNC Charlotte is letting go of head coach Brad Lambert and is opening up a national search to fill the position immediately.


For the first time since women have been allowed to apply, a female soldier is one step closer to becoming a member of the Green Berets.

The Army opened its special operations jobs to women in 2016 but none has ever made it past the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

Florence: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster
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South Carolina officials say the damage done by Hurricane Florence earlier this year is about half of what had been originally feared. Gov. Henry McMaster told members of the state's congressional delegation in a letter obtained by the Associated Press that the massive, slow-moving storm did a total of $607 million in damage in the state.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of carjacking a woman’s car and then attempting to sexually assault her early Friday morning.



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