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Past articles by Ciara:

3 people charged, 1 with attempted murder, in shooting at Northlake Mall

Three people have been charged in connection to a shooting at the Northlake Mall that sent two people to the hospital on Thursday. → Read More

Missing 11-year-old Cornelius girl hasn’t been seen for over 3 weeks, FBI assisting

The FBI announced on Friday it is now helping the Cornelius Police Department in the search for a missing 11-year-old girl. → Read More

North Carolina parents charged in fentanyl overdose of 1-year-old baby, police say

Two Mooresville parents are facing a slew of charges following the drug overdose of their one-year-old infant, authorities said. → Read More

About 3,000 customers could go without service through Friday after natural gas line damaged in North Carolina

Approximately 3,000 Piedmont Natural Gas customers could go without service through Friday after a natural gas line was damaged this week in Stanly County, authorities said. → Read More

Man arrested for impersonating CMPD officer, carrying around stolen badge

A local man is facing charges for impersonating a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer and carrying around a stolen badge, authorities said. → Read More

Investigation underway after Rowan County deputies shoot, kill man firing at first responders battling burning home

The incident began at 12:38 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, at a home on Mahaffey Drive in Rockwell. → Read More

NTSB releases preliminary report of helicopter crash that killed pilot and Charlotte news meteorologist

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report Tuesday on the fatal WBTV News helicopter crash that killed a beloved local pilot and Charlotte-area news meteorologist. → Read More

SC Gov. takes action to block TikTok on state government devices

On Monday, Governor Henry McMaster took action to block access to the social media platform TikTok from all state government electronic devices managed by the South Carolina Department of Administration. → Read More

North Carolina housefire that tragically left two kids dead still under investigation

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Salisbury fire investigators are still working to learn what caused a fire that left two children dead and one adult injured. Investigators say the fire broke out just after midnight Saturday on South Church Street. At the time of the fire, officials said there were four people found […] → Read More

Man accused of shooting, killing woman and stealing her Mercedes-Benz arrested in Guilford County: CMPD

A man is facing multiple charges including murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a Charlotte woman back in October, CMPD said. → Read More

2 killed in helicopter crash on I-77 near Nations Ford Road in Charlotte; southbound lanes closed

A deadly helicopter crash has closed the southbound lanes of Interstate-77 Tuesday afternoon, according to officials. → Read More

Woman charged with attempted murder of boyfriend after shooting outside North Carolina Food Lion, police say

The violent incident occurred at 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the parking lot of a Food Lion grocery store located at 2211 N. New Hope Road, → Read More

Charlotte-area church youth leader accused of sexually assaulting multiple teenage boys: CMPD

A soccer coach and youth leader connected to several Charlotte-area churches has been arrested for sexually assaulting at least three teenage boys, CMPD announced on Friday. → Read More

North Carolina man sentenced for role in large-scale meth distribution network

A Salisbury man has been sentenced to seven years and eight months on methamphetamine-related charges, authorities said. → Read More

Manhunt underway for 2 escaped inmates, 1 charged with attempted murder, in Chesterfield County: Sheriff

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public of two escaped inmates from their detention center. → Read More

Panthers fire cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni after Sunday’s loss to Bengals

New changes to the Panthers’ coaching staff have been announced Monday morning. → Read More

North Carolina man charged with felony after posting woman’s private image: Sheriff

The woman, in this case, said that she had only shared this image with Richard Eric Speagle, 52, of Taylorsville, and no one else would have had access to the image. → Read More

North Carolina woman sentenced to 8 years for embezzling $15M from former employer, used funds to pay for wedding

According to court documents, from 2013 to January 2020, Donna Osowitt Steele, 53, of Taylorsville, executed an extensive scheme to defraud her employer, only identified in documents as ‘Victim Company A.’ → Read More

Hornets’ Miles Bridges pleads no contest to felony domestic violence, ESPN reports

Hornets restricted free agent Miles Bridges has pleaded no contest to a felony domestic violence charge Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to a report released by ESPN. → Read More

11 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak in Dilworth

Emergency officials have responded to the scene located in the 1300 block of East Boulevard. → Read More