Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Police have arrested and charged a man for assaulting, kidnapping and attempting to kill a woman in her Charlotte home Sunday night.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is making headway on filling dozens of vacancies that have bedeviled the agency in recent years, and senior officials say an aggressive hiring campaign is a significant reason for the increase.

Police are investigating two homicides in the Charlotte area last night.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Police are investigating two unrelated shooting deaths that occurred in Charlotte over the weekend.

CMS Chief of Police Lisa Mangum, center, is flanked by an FBI special agent and other police chiefs to announce a new campaign to stop hoax threats.
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

FBI officials launched the "Think Before You Post" campaign at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School today. It’s a national effort to inform the public about the consequences of posting fake threats against people and facilities. Here, the focus is on students.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has charged a 25-year-old man with the 2014 slaying of a man in what was then described as a drug-related shooting.

Tom Bullock

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney released a statement Wednesday afternoon denouncing officers that park their marked police cars in handicap spaces after a photo documenting the act was posted on Twitter.

Sarah Delia / WFAE

There have been 305 shootings into occupied dwellings in Charlotte this year alone. In response, CMPD has formed a task force.

For more than a year, WFAE’s Sarah Delia has been speaking to a woman we’re calling Linda. Linda was sexually assaulted in Charlotte over three years ago in June of 2015.

When Linda began speaking to Delia, she didn’t have many answers around the progress of her case. But over the course of WFAE’s investigation, there have been major developments. Linda's story and our findings turned into the podcast, She Says.

Police are investigating a shooting in east Charlotte that injured three people Saturday afternoon.