Mark Becker, WSOCTV

Mark Becker


Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

One year later, ‘Raise the Age’ law getting mixed reviews

It’s been more than a year since the new so-called “Raise the Age” law went into effect in North Carolina. → Read More

Courts face backlogs due to COVID-19 shutdowns as families wait for justice

Mecklenburg County courts are ready to finally resume jury trials, but many wonder how long it will take to catch up with the court’s backlog of cases after shutting down due to the pandemic. → Read More

‘He had a knife to my neck’: Woman attacked, tied up in uptown parking garage

A 19-year-old man is accused of tying a woman up and robbing her early Thursday morning in a parking garage in uptown Charlotte. → Read More

Town of Huntersville demolishes historic home to make room for greenway

The town of Huntersville lost a little bit of its history Wednesday. → Read More

‘KKK’ flyers showing up at homes of those protesting against Confederate statue

Authorities said the pieces of paper have showed up at the homes of people who have protested against a Civil War monument in the heart of the city. → Read More

‘A slap in the face’: Charlotte murder suspect supposed to be on house arrest leads deputies on high-speed chase

Deputies said a man who was supposed to be on house arrest for a 2019 murder in Charlotte was arrested Thursday night after a high-speed chase through Cabarrus County. → Read More

The legacy of the Belk family and their major impact on the Queen City

Many people think the Belk family help put Charlotte on the map, such as Charlotte historian Dan Morrill. → Read More

Crime then COVID: Charlotte man becomes victim of two epidemics

For the last year, Charlotte and many of its surrounding communities have faced two deadly threats: a virus and growing violence on the streets. → Read More

Family of teen recovering from rare COVID-19-related condition speaks to Channel 9

According to the CDC, there have been 2,060 cases of MIS-C in the United States, half of those reported in the past four months. → Read More

Charlotte treatment center finds success using ‘telemedicine’ approach during pandemic

According to a new study, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to more overdose deaths due to a decrease in access to health care resources. → Read More

4 years later, mother holds onto hope that daughter’s killer will be found

The mysterious death of an 18-year-old Mallard Creek High School senior remains unsolved four years later. → Read More

FOP, CMPD: Officers are on the front lines every day, where’s their vaccine?

Other frontline essential workers, like police officers, can’t get their shots until Group 3 is allowed, which is possibly still weeks away. → Read More

Family honors 9-year-old boy, grandmother killed in east Charlotte house fire

Family members gathered for prayer Wednesday morning in honor of a 9-year-old boy and his grandmother who were killed Monday in an east Charlotte house fire. → Read More

Body cam shows CMPD officers deescalate intense encounter

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police body camera video from August 2020 shows a moment when life or death was on the line. → Read More

‘I don’t want the dream to die’: Woman continues to lead MLK celebrations in Charlotte after 30 years

For more than 30 years, Delores Reid-Smith has been leading Charlotte’s annual celebration of Dr. Kings life and mission. → Read More

Pandemic forces organizers to get creative in honoring work of Dr. King

Celebrations across our country Monday were honoring the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. → Read More

‘It really grieves me’: Local street preacher recounts events at Capitol

Street Evangelist Samuel Bethea, who has been in the middle of protests in Charlotte, was in Washington, D.C. last week during the protests. → Read More

CMPD getting close to running out of electronic monitors as justice delayed

CMPD has about 600 electronic monitors, but the department is getting close to using all of them because COVID-19 has delayed court cases. That has delayed justice for defendants who are out of jail. → Read More

‘She was so beautiful’: Mother killed by drunk driver in northeast Charlotte crash, police say

A woman died and a young child was taken to the hospital after an impaired driver crashed into their car in northeast Charlotte on Monday, police said. → Read More

CMPD’s plan to enforce NC’s stricter mask mandate

North Carolina’s stricter mask mandate goes into effect Wednesday and will last through Dec. 11, but how will it be enforced? → Read More