Richard DeVayne, NBC Charlotte

Richard DeVayne

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Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Richard:

The life and legacy of civil rights leader J. Charles Jones

In 1960, he heard about North Carolina A&T students protesting segregated restaurants by holding sit-ins. He wanted to do the same in Charlotte. → Read More

Duke Energy wants to raise utility bills to clean up coal ash

Critics of Duke's plan say it's the energy provider's way of passing the cost of their mistakes to customers. → Read More

Signs posted around Charlotte to fight rising suicide rates

The signs are popping up in parking decks and other popular places in uptown. It's a last step for officials to help those who are at risk of taking their own lives. → Read More

Man killed in Steak 'n Shake shooting honored at funeral; how you can help the family

Darnell Harris' friends and family said he always stood up for others and was willing to offer a helping hand. → Read More

Man attempted to sexually assault woman after breaking into east Charlotte home, police say

Investigators believe this case could be connected to a series of break-ins on May 13; however, there were no attempted sexual assaults in those five incidents. → Read More

Personal finance class proposed as NC graduation requirement

Lessons would include paying for college, understanding credit scores and how mortgages and auto loans work. → Read More

Second CMPD officer at deadly police shooting suspended for prior incident, police say

Officer Larry Deal was suspended on April 5 for an incident in February. He was on the scene of last month's deadly shooting. → Read More

Teenager dies after falling from stairwell at Catawba County school

The accident happened at Northview Middle School in Hickory last week. → Read More

Charlotte mother killed by crossfire in parking lot shoot-out, police say

Her family says they will rely on their faith for strength to help get them through this time, adding they will make sure to take care of Kendal Crank's two children. → Read More

CMPD meets with community after officer-involved shooting

There were several heated questions asked by frustrated community members during the meeting, which lasted over two hours. → Read More

Students walk out of class to protest Charlotte officer-involved shooting

Students spent more than an hour on school grounds supporting each other and raising their voices for a change they say must happen. → Read More

Man arrested after gunfire hits home, prompts school lockdowns

"I think he was just trying to shoot the door open," his ex-girlfriend said. "I feel he went insane temporarily." She knows he put her family's lives in danger, but she wants his charges to be lowered. → Read More

CMPD hands out cards reminding Latino communities they don't enforce immigration laws

"They go to work just because they have to, not because they don't get scared. They have to work and they go to work, but they're still scared." → Read More

Prosecution rests in Rayquan Borum trial

Borum is accused of shooting and killing Justin Carr during the uptown Charlotte riots in 2016. → Read More

Police: Grandma showed up drunk at daycare

Police said 47-year-old Shannon Washington was intoxicated when she came to get her 4-year-old grandson at Children's Network. → Read More

Spike in shoplifting prompts CMPD to launch task force

Police said retail thefts are up by more than 13 percent, and it's not just someone putting a few items in a purse or under a jacket. → Read More

Mecklenburg County Commissioners to consider banning guns in parks, greenways

Under current law, anyone with a concealed carry permit can carry guns in those places. → Read More

Former CMPD officer sues police department, claims discrimination

The former officer claims he was unfairly punished because of the color of his skin. → Read More

Ballantyne woman shaken after intruder gets past alarm system

At first, she thought maybe it was someone she knew, but it wasn't. She says she got nervous and scared. → Read More

Porch pirates upping their game as holidays get closer

Police in Fort Mill showed NBC Charlotte a video of a woman walking up in broad daylight, snatching a couple of packages, and driving off. → Read More