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Erika Hayes

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Past articles by Erika:

SBI digging into Gaston County officer-involved shooting

The State Bureau of Investigations is looking into an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead, two suspects facing charges and three officers on administrative leave. → Read More

Police union asks NFL to allow more guns inside stadiums

At a time when security at big events, like football games, is a top priority, the Fraternal Order of Police is asking the National Football League to allow more people to have guns inside NFL stadiums. → Read More

American Airlines' Snowball Express helps military families heal after loss

Christmas is just around the corner, and the holidays can often be a painful time for military families who've lost a loved one overseas. → Read More

Charlotte's new mayor to be sworn in today

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte Mayor-elect Jennifer Roberts is set to be officially sworn into office Monday, after winning the mayoral race with 52 percent of the vote back in November. Roberts spoke to NBC Charlotte after she won the election. "My message was that we're going to help make sure opportunity is there -- whether it's for a great school, whether it's for a great job with good… → Read More

Girl leaves scarves with a message around Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – At the young age of 10 years old, JJ Twer has a way of keeping things in perspective. That's why she and her family spent the entire day → Read More

ACC Championship game to be declared extraordinary event

As a safety precaution, the city of Charlotte plans to declare the ACC Championship game this weekend an extraordinary event, as 73,000 football fans will be in Charlotte for the game at Bank of America Stadium. → Read More

New NC gun law loosens background check requirement

Several new laws went into effect Tuesday in North Carolina. Among them is a somewhat controversial law that loosens the state's background check requirements to own a handgun. → Read More

NC revenge porn law set to take effect this week

A new North Carolina law aimed at cracking down on so-called "revenge porn" is one of several set to go into effect on December 1. → Read More

Cam Newton hosts third annual Thanksgiving Jam

It wasn't your average Thanksgiving dinner, but then again Cam Newton isn't your average quarterback. → Read More

Work to begin Monday on controversial I-77 toll lane project

After years of planning, crews are preparing to break ground Monday on the controversial Interstate 77 toll lane project. → Read More

CMPD searching for rock throwing vandals in north Charlotte

Imagine driving down a dark road when your car is hit by a rock nearly the size of a brick. → Read More

Union Co. Superintendent faces scrutiny for business ties

Controversy surrounds a local school superintendent after taxpayers raised ethical questions regarding her ties to a company that made millions of dollars off of the school district. → Read More

Christmas tree returns to SouthPark Mall

The glacier is out and the Christmas tree is back in at SouthPark Mall, and many shoppers are happy about it. → Read More

Retailers announce Thanksgiving, Black Friday hours

Tis the season for shopping-- waiting in long lines, and this year, there are even longer store hours. → Read More

Arrest made in case in which mom was shot in front of baby

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they've made an arrest in the shooting of a young Charlotte mother in front of her baby. → Read More

2 young parents arrested in 2-month-old's alleged abuse

Two Iredell County parents are behind bars after their 2-month old girl was treated at a hospital for signs of abuse and starvation. → Read More

Historic flooding devastates Columbia

Several days of record-breaking rain brought devastation to South Carolina's capitol. → Read More

Health officials warn of chemicals in Little Sugar Creek

Mecklenburg County health officials are warning the public to stay away from Little Sugar Creek after test results found potentially carcinogenic chemicals in the water. → Read More

CMPD offering $10K reward for info in Labor Day shootings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are still offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in several shootings over Labor Day weekend. → Read More

Teen sexting case raises concern over NC sex offender law

All it takes is one inappropriate photo, and just like that your teen could be breaking the law. → Read More