Savannah Levins, NBC Charlotte

Savannah Levins

NBC Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Savannah:

NC State researchers find link between common household chemical and social anxiety, detachment

The chemical, a fire retardant called FireMaster 550, is often used on furniture and baby products. → Read More

Sex offenders, convicted rapists on popular dating apps

The WCNC Defenders put it to the test and found there are sex offenders and violent offenders using these apps in Charlotte. → Read More

Erin Brockovich to investigate Huntersville, Mooresville cancers

Famed environmental Erin Brockovich and her team are investigating an abnormally high rate of cancers near Lake Norman some link to Duke Energy coal ash. → Read More

Apps disguised as games are stealing your information

The Charlotte FBI is warning about apps that look like games but are really designed to steal your information. → Read More

NC man warns of 'surprise billing' after trip to the ER ends with a huge bill

WCNC Charlotte's Defenders team found that in our viewing area, 30 to 40% of people who walk into the ER end up with a surprise bill. → Read More

North Carolina hosts first-ever US launch of pilot-less air taxi

A little over 116 years ago, North Carolina was the setting of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Now, the Tar Heel state is marking a brand new first flight. → Read More

NC woman warns after Bath & Body Works candle goes up in flames

A North Carolina woman is warning others after she said a candle in her home spewed flames and sent scalding wax flying. → Read More

Realtors were supposed to discuss real estate. Instead Mooresville residents demanded coal ash answers.

Mooresville residents still questioning if Duke Energy’s coal ash plant near Lake Norman has made people sick. → Read More

On Alert: How criminals are cashing in on health kicks

Several dozen thefts were reported from gyms this time last year as 2019 kicked off. Additionally, several car break-ins were reported, some with windows smashed. → Read More

Cracking down on websites, apps tracking kids online

Websites and mobile apps are tracking children online. Using their search histories, locations, and other data. → Read More

The thyroid cancer rate in these 2 zip codes is 3 times higher than normal. Why?

A plea from two towns: The search for what's causing cancers in Huntersville and Mooresville. → Read More

A 73-year-old woman has spent eight months trying to find a new home. But she may be forced to live on the streets.

Sharon Freedman is running out of options. Her landlord told her she has to move out because the house she lives in is being torn down. → Read More

National group threatens to sue SC governor for praying before Hurricane Dorian press conferences

Members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation said they won’t hesitate to pursue legal action if the governor ever prays before a press conference again. → Read More

No charges for bullies who sent 8-year-old to hospital leaves some evaluating NC criminal age minimum law

Two bullies who reportedly beat an 8-year-old Texas boy unconscious at school will not face charges. → Read More

Can you spot these secret 'stealth vapes?'

After a WCNC Defenders investigation uncovered the large market of these products, school districts in the Carolinas say they’re now issuing warnings to parents. → Read More

'They looked at me, and they took off'

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say you should have repeated conversations with your child about strangers, so they continue to keep their guard up. → Read More

Defenders: Founders of 'MeToo' at-home rape kit defend product against NC AG Josh Stein allegations

Co-founder Madison Campbell maintains their kits offer victims critical privacy. → Read More

Why choosing cheap plastic surgery could cost you more in the long run

Going cheap on plastic surgery might be a good deal but it's not a good choice, and could leave you scarred for life. → Read More

Charlotte family remembers father, NYPD officer, killed on 9/11

Sergeant Rodney Gillis was on the 21st floor of the North Tower on September 11, 2001, evacuating the people inside when he made his final radio call. → Read More

School districts installing new 'vape detectors' to combat youth e-cigarette use

North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein was the first to file a state lawsuit against vaping giant Juul, saying the company intentionally marketed to minors. → Read More