Ciara Lankford, FOX8 WGHP

Ciara Lankford


Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Ciara:

NC teacher accused of sending nude photo, ‘sexually explicit video’ to student

A Statesville teacher is facing multiple charges after deputies said she sent a nude photo and sexually explicit video of herself to a student. → Read More

Land where failed Panthers project sits now up for sale in Rock Hill

The 245-acre mixed-use development where the failed Panthers project sits is now officially listed for sale by Colliers. → Read More

North Carolina sheriff dies unexpectedly, according to NC Sheriffs’ Association

The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association confirmed Anson County Sheriff Landric Reid died unexpectedly on Wednesday. → Read More

Woman accused of kidnapping driver on I-40 involved in shootout with North Carolina trooper

Interstate-40 East was closed for several hours in Burke County Tuesday following an armed kidnapping and shooting involving an NC State trooper. → Read More

Police: Threat prompts evacuation at Mooresville High School, ‘no evidence of explosive devices found’

A threat made to Mooresville High School on Tuesday prompted an evacuation of the building, Mooresville Police confirmed to Queen City News. → Read More

Carowinds implementing chaperone policy after ‘unruly behavior,’ false gunshot reports this weekend

Carowinds announced on Monday it’s starting a new chaperone policy following false reports of gunshots at the park and ‘unruly behavior’ by minors this weekend. → Read More

Increased West Nile Virus activity in NC, health officials say

The four reported human cases of West Nile Virus are double the average number of cases at this point in the year, NCDHHS said. → Read More

No injuries, 4 in custody after North Carolina officer-involved shooting: CMPD

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Onyx Street. → Read More

Man charged in murder of popular Charlotte DJ same suspect who injured CMPD officer in July: Police

CMPD confirms with Queen City News that Michael Cornwell Jr. dragged a CMPD officer with his vehicle during an attempted traffic stop in north Charlotte on July 7 in the 2100 block of Lasalle Street. → Read More

Simply spooktacular! SCarowinds returns this Friday with haunted mazes, scare zones and live entertainment

SCarowinds, the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event, returns select nights Sept. 16 – Oct. 30, 2022. → Read More

Student writes racial slur on chest at South Carolina high school, incident under investigation

The Lancaster County School District is investigating after they said a student wrote a racial slur on their chest while on school property. → Read More

Woman sexually assaulted on North Carolina walking trail, search for suspect underway: Police

Matthews Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a reported sexual assault that happened along a local walking trail. → Read More

Charlotte house fire intentionally set; $100,000 in damages reported

The fire happened late Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Commonwealth Avenue. → Read More

Woman fights off attempted rape in NC, suspect on the run, police say

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after a sexual assault incident was reported at a southeast Charlotte greenway on Wednesday. → Read More

Bodycam video released in fatal shooting of man at North Carolina Nissan dealership, ex-officer won’t be charged

Graphic bodycam video has been released in connection to the fatal shooting of a suspect by a former Concord police officer at a Nissan dealership back in February. → Read More

Suspect dies in hospital; 911 calls released in Concord Mills mall officer-involved shooting: Police

An armed suspect who exchanged gunfire with Concord police officers at the Concord Mills mall last week has died in the hospital, authorities announced on Tuesday. → Read More

Man accused of shooting, killing NC bus driver will not face the death penalty

The man accused of shooting and killing a CATS bus driver back in February will not face the death penalty, authorities confirmed with QCN. → Read More

North Carolina police ID security guard shot and killed during attempted armed robber

The deadly incident happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Fish Arcade and Games located along Statesville Blvd. → Read More

Concord Mills mall closed after officer-involved shooting: Police

Authorities have confirmed with Queen City News that the Concord Mills mall is on lockdown Wednesday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting. → Read More

Two people stabbed following alleged road rage incident in Charlotte

Witnesses told QCN that it all began with a road rage incident that turned into a stabbing. → Read More