Alex Olgin

Health Reporter
Mecklenburg County

At least 1,193 doses of a Hepatitis A vaccine were given to people in Mecklenburg County at risk of contracting the virus, after an employee at a fast food restaurant was diagnosed with the liver disease.

Atrium Health, formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System, is having a dispute with the Mecklenburg Medical Group.
Zuri Berry / WFAE

A new group of anesthesiologists will start at Atrium Health hospitals July 1 as planned after a bitter court fight and public battle with the outgoing group of physicians. 

Border patrol car patroling on border
By Hillebrand Steve, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

At least five children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border have been placed in foster care in South Carolina. In North Carolina, officials who resettle immigrants say they're not aware of any children currently being housed in the state after being separated from their families at the border. But they say the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy is affecting immigrants already here.

She Says: Whiplash

Jun 21, 2018
Greg Harris

In episode 4, we dive into what happened with the mysterious DNA sample that matches the one found in Linda’s sexual assault kit, and why detectives didn’t know about it for months. Linda expresses her concern that her questioning of police will lead to her case being ignored.

sexual assault test kit
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kate Thornton-Maurer

It’s now up to the North Carolina Senate to give final approval to legislation that would establish a tracking system of sexual assault evidence collection kits. The House this week gave the idea a resounding endorsement with the unanimous passage of the legislation.

An artist's rendering of a new Atrium Health facility.
Atrium Health

Atrium Health says it plans to spend about $1 billion to expand its health care facilities in the Charlotte region and beyond. But it’s not quite clear exactly what will be built, where the money will come from for these new projects, and what Atrium defines as beyond.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has named the officer who told a woman she couldn't file a police report after she said she was drugged at a popular uptown Charlotte bar. 

Lt. Melanie Peacock addresses the allegations of a woman who claims she was drugged at a Charlotte bar and was later denied an opportunity to file a report.
Alex Olgin / WFAE

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is saying it regrets that an officer turned away a victim who was trying to file a complaint at its headquarters after the victim says she was drugged at a popular bar in uptown Charlotte.

The group of nearly 90 doctors leaving Atrium Health is rebranding itself as the Tryon Medical Partners. Formerly part of the Mecklenburg Medical Group, Tryon Medical Partners split with Atrium after it sued the hospital network in a challenge to Atrium's non-compete agreements so its doctors could practice independently. 

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

The ousted Cardinal Innovations Healthcare CEO filed another lawsuit accusing a lawyer who investigated him of libel and slander. 

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