Ciara Lankford, WBTW News 13

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14-year-old South Carolina girl hit, killed by Freightliner truck

A 14-year-old girl who went to Buford High School was struck and killed by a Freightliner tractor Wednesday evening, according to SC Highway Patrol and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. → Read More

Dead dog found in North Carolina yard, 29 other dogs rescued from alleged dogfighting

Terrance Cooper is being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $325,000 secured bond. → Read More

8 years later, the mystery behind a missing North Carolina woman remains

It’s been eight years since Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as “Nikki Green,” was last seen leaving a friend’s home in western Lincoln County. → Read More

9-year-old, 2 others hurt in North Carolina shooting, police say

A 9-year-old child and two others have been injured following a reported shooting Tuesday afternoon in south Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Medic. → Read More

North Carolina man accused of breaking multiple bones of an infant

A Taylorsville man has been arrested after deputies said he seriously injured an infant, sending the baby to the hospital with multiple broken bones. → Read More

5 arrested after meth, weapons seized from two North Carolina homes, police say

Five people have been arrested after methamphetamine and multiple weapons were found during an ongoing narcotics investigation, according to the Lenoir Police Department. → Read More

North Carolina mom charged with child abuse, accused of possibly starving 3-year-old son

A Gaston County mother is facing multiple charges, accused of intentionally starving her 3-year-old son, according to prosecutors close to the case. → Read More

Video released of fatal CATS bus driver shooting

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – CATS has released troubling video of the tragic and deadly shooting that claimed the life of bus operator Ethan Rivera last month. Rivera, 41, was gunned down while on duty in a road rage incident on West Trade Street in uptown Charlotte on February 11, 2022, police said. Detectives were […] → Read More

Police: Man claiming to be ‘recent hire’ fires shots into North Carolina police garage

The incident happened around 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Salisbury Police Dept. garage. → Read More

Man accused of gunning down North Carolina teen in her front yard wanted by U.S. Marshals

SHELBY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — The U.S. Marshals announced they’re offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in the murder of a Shelby teen in November. Authorities said 20-year-old Santana Eaves, Jr., who is considered armed and dangerous, drove by 16-year-old Skyteria Poston’s house on Nov. 9, […] → Read More

UNC Charlotte student tests positive for Omicron variant in Mecklenburg County, public health officials say

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Mecklenburg County Public Health announced Friday that a positive test for the Omicron variant has been discovered in a student at UNC Charlotte. The positive case was identified through the University’s sequencing program. According to UNC Charlotte, the student who tested positive for the variant had traveled out […] → Read More

Police: Arrest made in impaired crash that killed 2 men, injured 2 children in South Carolina

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – An arrest has been made in connection with an impaired crash that killed two men and injured two children in South Carolina Friday night, police said. The deadly accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Woodland and Meeting streets. Quinton Lamar Harris, 34, of Lancaster, […] → Read More

18-year-old charged with rape, manslaughter in death of North Carolina 14-year-old

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – An 18-year-old is facing a slew of charges in connection to the death of a 14-year-old girl Saturday afternoon in north Charlotte, according to CMPD. The incident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in the 2600 block of Olando Street. As CMPD officers arrived at the scene, […] → Read More

Sheriff: Several goats and chickens shot at South Carolina high school

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is searching for those responsible after several goats and chickens were shot at a local high school. Deputies said some of the animals from the FFA and Ag class at Central High School got out of their pens this week. Between the hours […] → Read More

Woman captured in South Carolina, charged with murder after body of missing North Carolina man discovered

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A woman has been captured in South Carolina and charged with murder after the body of a missing Kings Mountain man was discovered this week, police said. Kings Mountain resident Keith Adams, 60, was last seen around Nov. 9, 2021, near 300 Crocker Road. A woman who police […] → Read More

17-year-old shot near elementary school in North Carolina dies in the hospital

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A 17-year-old boy who was shot while sitting inside a vehicle near an elementary school on Thursday has passed away, according to the Kannapolis Police Department. The shooting occurred at 2:42 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the 500 block of East C Street. Police said someone shot into a […] → Read More

North Carolina man charged with killing his parents, brother in July house fire

TROUTMAN, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – An arrest has been made in a fatal house fire that was ruled suspicious this past July, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina. Corey Alexander Cook, 21, of Troutman, has been charged with three counts of murder and first-degree arson in connection to the deaths […] → Read More

Woman, 3-year-old son killed in head-on crash in North Carolina

ASHE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A 22-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son were killed in a multi-vehicle crash Monday night along US 221 in Ashe County, according to NC State Highway Patrol. The crash happened about 7:15 p.m. on US 221 near Shatley Road. Troopers said a 2005 Honda CRV was traveling south […] → Read More

70% of North Carolina adults have received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, NCDHHS says

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19. Seventy percent of North Carolinians age 18 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

19-year-old charged after infant discovered in shallow grave behind North Carolina home

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A 19-year-old young man has been charged in connection to the discovery of an infant found buried inside a box in a shallow grave behind an Iredell County home, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said on Monday, Sept. 6, they were made aware of a […] → Read More