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Past articles by Tony:

City: Charlotte water safe to drink despite concerns

Contamination concerns in Charlotte's drinking water are prompting the city to take action, while still calling the water safe to drink. → Read More

CMS scrambling to fill hundreds of teaching positions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is scrambling to fill 395 open teaching positions with school starting within the next two weeks. → Read More

Guardrail severs man's legs in I-85 crash

Officials say the driver of a car with seven people inside that crashed Monday night on I-85 in Gastonia lost both of his legs in the accident. → Read More

Kerrick: Ferrell seemed 'hulked up' after taser shot

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Randall Kerrick's involuntary manslaughter trial Monday focused on second-by-second accounts of where Kerrick and Jonathan Ferrell were before, during and right after the shooting. → Read More

Python found outside Statesville business

The workers say it was about eight feet long and believe its owner was keeping it in a story facility next to their shop and let it out on purpose, likely due to the heat and not wanting to care for the reptile due to its size. → Read More

Family hires pet detective to find dog lost from boarding facility

The family of a dog that got loose from a Union County kennel isn't giving up hope of finding their beloved pet. → Read More

Woman wakes to find burglar kneeling next to her bed

An Iredell County woman wakes up to find a burglar crawling on the floor next to her bed, then bolting out the door. → Read More

Prank 911 call released in Newton SWATting case

Authorities released the 911 call behind a murder and hostage hoax in Catawba County. → Read More

Tragedy strikes twice; church plans two teens' funerals

A Gastonia church is planning two funerals for two teens who who died in separate accidents over the weekend. → Read More

Rock Hill veteran ready to fight HOA for flag pole

A local veteran says he plans to put a 20-foot tall flag pole and fly two flags in his front yard whether his homeowner's association likes it or not. → Read More

Failed Charlotte movie studio may end up on SC tribal land

A multi-million dollar movie studio project that failed in Charlotte could see new life just across the border in South Carolina. → Read More

Armed veterans stand guard at local recruitment office

A group of veterans are guarding a local Army recruitment center in Monroe and vowing to protect the unarmed soldiers who work there from the type of terror attack that happened last week in Tennessee, which killed five soldiers. → Read More

Deputies fired, accused of damaging suspect's car

Two Chesterfield County deputies have been fired for intentionally vandalizing a chase suspect's car. → Read More

Fighting rezoning in North Carolina may get a bit tougher

Neighbors versus developers. It's a fight we've seen play out numerous times in Charlotte. But now, a big tool neighbors use in those battles is about to go away if Governor Pat McCrory signs a bill eliminating protest petitions. → Read More

Law enforcement agencies investigating string of armed robberies

At least three local law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out if the same group of people are behind a rash of convenience store armed robberies. → Read More

Beloved local icon Nurse Betty retires

The 83-year-old made her final rounds Friday before retiring. Her duty included visiting more than 200 patients at Piedmont Medical Center. For Jenkins, visiting every patient three times a week is a tradition she started many years ago. → Read More

Kings Mountain man says he'll remove Nazi flag

A Kings Mountain man says he will remove a Nazi flag that's been flying outside of his house for years. → Read More

YMCA bus driver charged with distributing child porn

A longtime Stowe YMCA bus driver in Gaston County says the child porn distribution charges filed against him over the weekend aren't true. → Read More

Scammers posing as law enforcement to trick seniors

Phone scammers are trying to scare the elderly into paying fake fines by posing as law enforcement officers. → Read More

Fire at Charlotte church is arson, officials say

The early morning fire damaged a predominantly black Baptist church. → Read More