Marshall Terry

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Marshall came to WFAE after graduating from Appalachian State University, where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in communication. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.

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A gas station clerk was fatally shot Monday morning in west Charlotte in what police say appears to have been a robbery.    

Charlotte Checkers

The Charlotte Checkers take on the Chicago Wolves Saturday at Bojangles Coliseum in game one of the Calder Cup Finals.  The Calder Cup is to minor league hockey what the Stanley Cup is to the NHL.   It’s the Checkers first time playing in the cup finals.

It's been a stressful time for a lot of North Carolina students this week as they finished taking their end-of-year tests. It's also stressful for teachers and school administrators because how kids do on these tests determine the A to F grades given to schools. There's a lot of outcry that the current school grading system is unfair. But lawmakers have been unable to settle on a new system. 

Police found a man shot to death in a vehicle in southwest Charlotte Monday night.  CMPD says officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 9:30 pm when they found the man on Orren Court.  His identity has not been released. 

Police have not reported any arrests in the case.  It’s the 52nd homicide in Charlotte this year. There were 57 in all of last year.

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Charlotte saw one of the largest population increases in the country from 2017 to 2018, according to new Census figures out Thursday. The U.S. Census Bureau says Charlotte’s population increased by 13,151 from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. That brought the population of Charlotte to 872,498.  

Photo courtesy of Dayton and Ezekiel Self.

WFAE recently highlighted several podcasts in Charlotte as part of our Queen City Podquest competition. It’s made us more aware of a lot that’s going in the local podcast world. For example, the "Bruh vs. Bro" podcast produced by young brothers Dayton and Ezekiel Self. Dayton is 10. Ezekiel, or EZ, is 12.  


The Mooresville Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation have completed their investigation into the fatal shooting of a Mooresville police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month.  The report released Sunday said investigators could not determine a specific motive in the shooting of K9 officer Jordan Sheldon, 32.  


Police are increasing patrols around school bus stops across Charlotte after they say there have been several reports of a man exposing himself to girls. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday there have been eight reports since February of a man exposing himself to girls between the ages of 8 and 18.

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The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has announced it will publish a list of clergy members who’ve been credibly accused of child sex abuse.  In a statement issued Monday, Bishop Peter Jugis said it's hard to predict how long its investigation will take but that the list should be published by the end of the year.  


Nearly one in three Americans have a criminal record according to the Justice Department. Having a conviction can make it challenging to find housing. The federal government has tried to make it easier.

Thousands gathered for a vigil Wednesday night outside the town hall in downtown Mooresville to honor fallen police officer Jordan Sheldon.

The 32-year-old K-9 officer was shot last Saturday night during a traffic stop. Sheldon's father told the crowd his son loved serving the community.

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A procession will carry the body of fallen Mooresville police officer Jordan Sheldon, 32, along I-85 Tuesday afternoon.  

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A person was found shot in a vehicle in northeast Charlotte early Thursday morning. CMPD says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon found the man on North Tryon Street near Sugar Creek Road around 1:30am.    

Lawmakers in the North Carolina House unanimously voted Monday night to amend the state's sexual assault laws to say anyone mentally incapacitated by drugs or alcohol is not capable of giving consent.

A man died after being shot outside a restaurant in south Charlotte Monday night.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers found Domingo Venancio-Tapia, 41, with a gunshot wound outside Restaurante Lempira on South Boulevard around 11 p.m. while responding to a call. 

On this week's fact check of North Carolina politics, we're looking at a bill that would penalize doctors and nurses who don't provide care to babies born during failed abortions. It's called the "Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act."

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte’s city attorney says CMPD has withheld almost nine minutes of officer body camera footage in the fatal shooting of Danquirs Franklin, 27, at a Burger King on Beatties Ford Road on March 25. City attorney Patrick Baker told the Charlotte Observer Wednesday night that city officials will conduct a review to determine why the full video has not been released and whether more footage can be released to the public. 

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A shooting early Monday morning in northeast Charlotte left one person dead and another injured. CMPD said officers found the two males at the entrance to the Hidden Valley neighborhood on Sugar Creek Road while responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 1 a.m.  

A 17-year-old was arrested Thursday in Johnson County, Tennessee in connection with the deaths of two people near Boone Wednesday night.    

A teenager was killed and a 3-year-old injured following a shooting at a Hickory apartment complex Thursday night. The Hickory Police Department said the shooting happened around 8:30pm at the Blue Ridge Heights apartments on 1st St. just south of downtown.