Ciara Lankford, CBS 17

Ciara Lankford

CBS 17

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Ciara:

4 Charlotte area schools targeted by ‘hoax calls’ on Thursday, CMS officials say

A number of Charlotte-area schools and schools across NC received anonymous hoax phone calls about active shooter situations on Thursday. → Read More

Park ranger injured in NC shooting, authorities confirm

A park ranger is recovering in the hospital following a shooting Sunday night in north Charlotte, authorities confirmed. → Read More

FBI Charlotte Field Office opens investigation into death of Shanquella Robinson in Cabo

Robinson died on or about Oct. 29, 2022, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the FBI said. → Read More

NC house fire intentionally set while family, 2 small children inside: Fire Marshal

While out on patrol near midnight, a Cornelius officer observed a vehicle and house fire, quickly alerted the sleeping homeowners of the danger, and helped them get out of the burning home. → Read More

Police identify and arrest suspect in ‘brutal’ sexual assault reported in NC

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have identified and arrested the suspect in what they described as a 'brutal sexual assault' Friday night near Tuckaseegee Road in northwest Charlotte. → Read More

NC woman arrested for throwing bleach in face of elderly bus driver, police say

Regina Nicole Fields, 30, has been charged with assault on a school employee. → Read More

Reported shooting leads to major drug and weapons seizure at NC apartment

A man is being held without bond after a reported shooting in the area led to a major drug and weapons seizure at an apartment complex, Gastonia Police said. → Read More

Deputies shoot and kill suspect holding family member hostage at NC home: Sheriff

A man was shot and killed by deputies while holding a family member hostage early Saturday morning at a Catawba County home, the sheriff’s office said. → Read More

Bodycam video shows moments before 14-year-old shot NC officer in 2021

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Wednesday released bodycam footage that shows the moments before a 14-year-old shot an officer in December 2021. → Read More

Uptown Charlotte’s Epicentre to undergo major renovations

Uptown Charlotte’s Epicentre, a facility with dining, entertainment, and shopping that fell under foreclosure last year, not only has a new owner but a new name and vision. → Read More

WANTED: NC Bojangles robbed at gunpoint, search for suspect underway

The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe and left the area in a light-colored minivan. → Read More

NC homeowner shoots, kills armed intruder, Sheriff says

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at a residence along Flat Gap Road. → Read More

Off-duty NC firefighter saves drowning man while vacationing in Virginia Beach

A quick-thinking off-duty Charlotte firefighter came to the aid of a drowning man while vacationing in Virginia Beach over the Labor Day weekend this month. → Read More

Nearly 50 lbs of meth, conversion laboratory, and AR-15 rifle seized from NC home: Sheriff

Deputies said this large-scale seizure began in early August when detectives identified a home in the 1600 block of Tom Boyd Road in Monroe as a potential source of meth production. → Read More

NC woman stole tractor-trailer, led deputies on chase, sheriff says

A Statesville woman is facing multiple charges after deputies said she stole a semi-truck with a trailer and led authorities on a chase before she was arrested. → Read More

NC correctional officer provided $300,000 worth of drugs to inmates, officials say

A correctional officer in Alexander County has been arrested after she provided drugs to inmates, authorities said. → Read More

10-year-old boy, woman killed in tractor-trailer crash in Lincoln County

A 10-year-old boy and a woman were killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer Monday, NC State Highway Patrol announced. → Read More

NC police seek man after serious assault in Harris Teeter parking lot

The suspect’s car is an older black four-door Honda Accord that had a temporary paper tag and two UNC Carolina stickers on the left side of the trunk, police said. → Read More

Duo sought after $8,500 worth of items stolen at NC Tractor Supply store

The crime happened around 1:27 a.m. Friday at Tractor Supply on Gilman Road. → Read More

911 calls released after man killed by NC police amid kidnapping

Video shows the suspect running over a North Carolina officer with his vehicle as a flurry of shots are fired by police at the suspect, ultimately killing him. → Read More