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Baby found dead next to railroad tracks in North Carolina, authorities say

EAST ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A newborn baby was found dead next to railroad tracks in East Rockingham Thursday afternoon, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said a call came in around 2 p.m. from a person who stated they had found a baby next to the train tracks between South […] → Read More

VIDEO: Suspect pepper sprays employee, steals $80K worth of jewelry in North Carolina, police say

GASTONIA, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A person is accused of pepper-spraying an employee at a Kohl’s store in Gastonia before taking off with $80,000 worth of jewelry last week, according to the Gastonia Police Department. Police said the incident happened at the Kohl’s on E. Franklin Boulevard around 5 p.m. on Jan. 17. Investigators […] → Read More

Georgia man missing after damaged vehicle found at Blue Ridge Parkway overlook in NC, officials say

A search for a missing Georgia man is ongoing after his damaged vehicle was found parked at a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook in North Carolina, according to the National Park Service. → Read More

Temporary teacher caught drinking wine at North Carolina elementary school, authorities say

A temporary teacher at Shepherd Elementary School in Mooresville is facing charges after she was caught with wine in the classroom Tuesday, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Teen found dead after shooting in North Carolina parking lot, police say

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — An 18-year-old was found shot to death in a parking lot in the City of Kannapolis Sunday afternoon, according to Kannapolis Police Department. Officials said officers responded to a shooting at a parking lot on Pacific Court around 1:15 p.m. Sunday. Officers found 18-year-old Isaiah Lorenzo Martinez dead on […] → Read More

Charlotte FC defender dies after boating accident in south Florida, officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes died early Thursday morning after a boat crash in south Florida, the club confirmed. The incident happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday near the Miami Marine Stadium basin, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release. FWC officers said Walkes was […] → Read More

Man wanted after stabbing ex-girlfriend to death at North Carolina convenience store, police say

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Detectives in Kings Mountain are searching for a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in a convenience store Tuesday night, according to the Kings Mountain Police Department. Authorities said officers responded to the Silver Express at 501 E King Street where they found a woman who […] → Read More

Man pleads guilty to charges related to crash that killed CMPD Officer Mia Goodwin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to all charges, including involuntary manslaughter, in the 2021 death of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Mia Goodwin in a crash on I-85. Last year, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said 50-year-old Daniel Morgan of High Point was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter, […] → Read More

Cornelius Police seize phone records, data in search for Madalina Cojocari, warrants show

Court records obtained by Queen City News on Tuesday indicated detectives were focused on records and data from phones seized from Madalina’s mother, Diana Cojocari, and stepfather, Christopher Palmiter. → Read More

‘Everyone OK’ after crash involving North Carolina school bus, officials say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — No one was seriously injured in a crash involving a school bus in northeast Charlotte Monday morning, according to officials. The crash was first reported around 6:30 a.m. near the 3700 block of The Plaza, a few blocks west of Sugar Creek Road. Medic confirmed the crash involved Bus […] → Read More

North Carolina woman wins $2M lottery prize, $1M lottery prize just months apart

“I was like, ‘No way this happened again,’” Kenya Sloan told lottery officials. “But it did.” → Read More

Charlotte City Councilman cleared of criminal wrongdoing in conflict of interest case, DA says

Charlotte City Councilman James “Smuggie” Mitchell was cleared of any criminal charges related to his business dealings with a local construction company. → Read More

Ex-employee recognized after mask falls off during armed robbery of North Carolina store, police say

A woman was charged with robbing a Gastonia business at gunpoint in October after she was recognized as an ex-employee when her facemask fell off, according to the Gastonia Police Department. → Read More

‘Local Grinch’: North Carolina delivery driver accused of stealing over 50 packages, deputies say

A third-party delivery driver for Amazon was arrested for stealing over 50 unopened packages before Christmas, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

North Carolina woman found dead days after car flipped over bridge railing, landed in river, troopers say

A 26-year-old woman was found dead two days after her car flipped over a bridge railing and landed in the South Yadkin River in Iredell County, troopers say. → Read More

South Carolina firefighter dies in crash days before Christmas

ROCK HILL, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A firefighter and paramedic died in a crash while on his way to work days before Christmas, according to the Rock Hill Fire Department. Officials said David Campbell died on December 23 in a crash on his way to his firefighter shift. The fire department said Campbell was […] → Read More

North Carolina church erupts in flames hours after Christmas Day service

GASTONIA, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A church in Gastonia was destroyed after it caught fire hours after holding its Christmas Day service Sunday, according to the Gastonia Fire Department. Gaston County dispatch set the blaze was first reported around 3:00 p.m. on December 25. Photos from the scene showed The Place Church, located at […] → Read More

North Carolina middle school teacher accused of distributing child porn now facing federal charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A former teacher at a Charlotte Middle School accused of distributing is now facing multiple federal charges, according to court records. On Dec. 14, a federal grand jury charged Adrian Wayne Taylor, a former teacher at Community House Middle School, with two counts of distributing and one count of […] → Read More

4 teens accused of torching three-story home, North Carolina deputies say

Four teenagers are facing charges after a large, three-story house in a Weddington neighborhood was intentionally set on fire last month, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Investigators expand search for missing 11-year-old girl to Lake Cornelius

CORNELIUS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The search for missing 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari was expanded to include Lake Cornelius Monday morning, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The FBI said agents were working with the Cornelius Police Department and the North Carolina SBI to locate the girl who was reportedly last seen on the […] → Read More