U.S. Attorney For Western NC Calls Sanctuary City Policies 'Reckless'

U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray testified in a Senate hearing Tuesday that so-called sanctuary city policies are "reckless," citing cases of people in the country illegally committing violent crimes after being released from jail in Charlotte.

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RALEIGH — A judge has quickly dismissed an effort by Republican leaders at the North Carolina legislature to move a lawsuit challenging the congressional map they drew in 2016 from state court to federal court.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina Senate subcommittee has stripped protections for women who become pregnant from rape or incest from a bill that would outlaw abortions in that state after about six weeks of pregnancy.


HUNTERSVILLE — Huntersville Police say a 22-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting outside of a fast-food restaurant.


RALEIGH — Republicans leading the North Carolina Senate are advancing two additional tax-related bills largely gleaned from the vetoed state budget. Only one got full bipartisan support.

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SALUDA — Authorities in North Carolina have identified a hiker who fell from a waterfall and died over the weekend.

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WINSTON-SALEM — A North Carolina city has voted to change the name of its annual Dixie Classic Fair.

News outlets report the Winston-Salem City Council voted Monday night to change the name to the "Carolina Classic Fair" starting in 2020.


RALEIGH — A North Carolina inmate was found guilty Monday of murdering four prison workers during a failed escape attempt two years ago.

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Charlotte has updated its rules for how developers can plant trees in the city’s most urban areas.

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Police say no injuries were immediately reported Monday night after two state probation and parole officers were shot at then returned fire in west Charlotte.

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The intersection of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street in west Charlotte is home to numerous small businesses and homes where residents deal with a lot of crime. Last summer was especially difficult when three teenagers were charged with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl during an alleged robbery. But it's also in the midst of a revitalization effort with help from UrbanMain, a national group that helps cities restore older and historic neighborhood commercial districts.


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