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NBC12 WWBT Richmond

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

Grass clippings can prove deadly for motorcyclists

Grass clippings are often blown or left in the road and can lead to serious injuries or even death for those that ride. → Read More

Florida mom told son, 13, he was dying of cancer; He wasn’t

Records show that the child did not have cancer and had never been diagnosed with cancer. → Read More

100-year-old WWII Veteran on mission to visit 50 states, meet 50 governors

100-year-old WWII veteran, Sidney Walton, spent the week in North Carolina as a part of his ‘No Regrets’ tour. → Read More

Jahzion Wilson found guilty of murder in 2017 death of Zach Finch

Jahzion Wilson was on found guilty for the robbery and murder of Zachary Finch in June 2017. → Read More

'I don’t go out in the dark,’ West Charlotte neighborhood concerned about possible gunfire nearby

Neighbors in one West Charlotte neighborhood have raised concerns about what they say is gunfire close to where they live. → Read More

Grass can prove deadly for motorcyclists

Yard work is something most everyone has to do, or at least have had to do in their life. But motorcyclist groups across the area are warning people about the consequences, however, that can come from that. → Read More

Hearing to resume next week for woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago

Speaking at the Monday bail hearing in West Palm Beach, Florida, prosecutor Rolando Garcia said the FBI is still investigating whether Yujing Zhang is a spy. → Read More

Person shot, killed in north Charlotte

According to MEDIC, the incident happened at North Tryon Street and West 28th Street. → Read More

Deputies: SC man charged with DUI sprayed Axe body spray in mouth to cover stench of alcohol

The deputy said he noticed the car speeding and swerving into other lanes → Read More

Mother disappears after tricking judge to access special needs son’s $200K trust fund

Police say Yvonne Longmire could be driving a green 2006 Ford F-150. Her alleged accomplice was arrested in Arizona. → Read More

It’s National Old Stuff Day, which apparently is actually meant to encourage you to do new stuff

At least according to the National Day Calendar, Old Stuff Day is all about reevaluating your normal routine, making new choices and approaching things with a different attitude. → Read More

Crews battling 2-alarm fire at 5-story industrial facility in Conover

According to the Conover Fire Department, the fire is burning at a five-story industrial facility on Simpson Street SW. → Read More

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years and was housing secretary during President Barack Obama’s second term. → Read More

Survivor of human trafficking shares her story to raise awareness

Friday is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and one survivor in Charlotte is sharing her story to help spread awareness. → Read More

High school homework assignment asks students to debate if Trump is fascist

The history assignment has enraged some parents at Haverhill High School in Massachusetts. → Read More

Local small business can’t expand because of partial government shutdown

The government shutdown is set to enter it’s 21st day on Friday, and local small businesses are starting to feel the impacts. → Read More

Missing SC teen may be in Charlotte, Concord area

Ryanna Calli Thames, 14, was last seen around 11 p.m. at her home on Sunshine Road in Lancaster. Around daylight Thursday morning, her family discovered she was missing. → Read More

After the holidays, doctors expect flu cases to rise

Doctors with Atrium Health are expecting to see an increase in flu cases to begin 2019. → Read More

Car slams into popular Plaza Midwood tattoo studio for the second time

A driver slammed into a tattoo studio along Central Avenue earlier Monday morning damaging the front of the building. According to police, the driver hit the Seventh Sin Tattoo Company before 5 a.m. and then ran from the area. → Read More

First responders work during the holidays to keep you safe

Most people will spend the next two days with family, friends, or loved ones. However, there are several groups that will spend that time away from their families in order to keep you safe. → Read More