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For the first three full months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mecklenburg County paramedics responding to 911 calls found an unusually high number of dead bodies when they arrived.

Children are among the 15 injured in a crash that involved a school bus in rush hour traffic Wednesday morning on East Independence near Hawthorne Lane.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says bus 1654 was bound for Collinswood Elementary School with 14 children onboard when it was involved in the collision at 8:45 a.m.

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Emergency calls to Mecklenburg County's ambulance service have grown about twice as fast as the population since 2010. MEDIC Director Joe Penner told county commissioners Tuesday that most of the growth has come in non-emergency calls - people who call because of a breakdown in their social support systems.