Alex Olgin

Health Reporter
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.
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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. 

A judge has denied the request of former Atrium Health anesthesiology provider Mednax for a temporary restraining order to force the hospital system to keep its anesthesiologists working at its facilities.

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

 

The ousted Cardinal Innovations Healthcare CEO is now suing the behavioral health care organization, saying its public statements ruined his reputation. 

Atrium Health

The anesthesiology provider that lost its contract to Atrium Health is trying to stop the new hospital network’s contractor from hiring its physicians. This is just the latest action in a public battle between the health system and the doctors group.  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A CMPD officer has been arrested and charged with seven counts of shoplifting at a south Charlotte Harris Teeter. 

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

As Garry McFadden gets ready to take over the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, a spokesman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a warning for him. If McFadden follows through on a campaign promise to end the county’s participation in the controversial 287(g) program, there could be ramped up activity on the part of ICE.

Jessa O'Connor / WFAE

Challenger Mark Harris defeated incumbent Republican Congressman Robert Pittenger by a margin of 814 votes.

Atrium Health

Atrium Health says an ad campaign by its former anesthesiology contractor is causing it to lose patients. The health system added this new allegation to its lawsuit against Mednax, which still employs doctors that work at Atrium through the end of June.  

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