Brien Blakely, FOX8 WGHP

Brien Blakely

FOX8 WGHP

Charlotte, NC, United States

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  • FOX8 WGHP
  • WFLA NEWS
  • WCBD
  • CBS 17
  • WBTW News 13
  • FOX 46 Charlotte
  • Q13 FOX News

Past articles by brien:

‘I was ecstatic.’ Single NC mother gets help this Christmas from CMPD Toy Drive

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Unfortunately, many families during holiday time struggle to provide a nice Christmas for their children. It can be a helpless, almost hopeless feeling. One single mother from Charlotte decided to turn CMPD for help through their Explorer’s Toy Drive. How do you not love Hollie Reid with her big infectious laugh? […] → Read More

High school cheerleaders apologize for ‘privilege’ sign that sparked outrage

School officials are not going into details about what exactly the punishment will be. → Read More

Detention center officer assaults have risen sharply, Mecklenburg sheriff says

CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Assaults on Mecklenburg County detention officers have spiked during the pandemic. Fox 46 sat down with Sheriff Garry McFadden about the recent violence and he tells us he’s urging families to reach out to loved ones in jail to help ease the tension. “We’re asking them to have those […] → Read More

Video shows NC suspects steal catalytic converter from vehicle

There have also been recent thefts of catalytic converters in central North Carolina. → Read More

“I’ve won 14, too.” Former N.C. Gov. McCrory hits back on Trump endorsement snub

(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A big surprise happened this weekend with former President Trump endorsing one of the Republicans running for Senate in North Carolina. At the North Carolina state Republican convention in Greenville, Trump endorsed congressman Ted Budd for US Senate– who’s not as well-known as former Governor Pat McCrory. “I thought the president […] → Read More

Bodycam video shows N.C. officer jump into action to help mom, daughter in distress

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) – An officer helped save a life when seconds counted and it was all captured on his body-worn camera. A normal day patrol for CMPD Officer Christian Becker quickly turned to anything but. He was driving down E. WT Harris Boulevard on September 17 when he saw a commotion on the […] → Read More

Bodycam video shows N.C. officer jump into action to help mom, daughter in distress

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) – An officer helped save a life when seconds counted and it was all captured on his body-worn camera. A normal day patrol for CMPD Officer Christian Becker quickly turned to anything but. He was driving down E. WT Harris Boulevard on September 17 when he saw a commotion on the […] → Read More

After stealing $85k worth of products, NC beauty store robber on the run, police say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) – The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department is looking for a man who they say is prone to hitting beauty shops. Raymond Glover has 23 warrants out for his arrest and that’s just in North Carolina. Glover is also wanted in South Carolina. Detectives say the suspect likes to rob beauty stores. “He […] → Read More

NC officers react after police pushed back on COVID-19 vaccine priority list

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) – A new vaccine rollout plan could have local law enforcement waiting months to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. While vaccines have already been made available to firefighters and paramedics, the same can’t be said for local law enforcement officers. There are five phases of the vaccine rollout […] → Read More

‘I was just trying to be nice’: NC woman says she was scammed out of thousands on Venmo

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A Huntersville woman says she was scammed out of thousands of dollars on the popular money-sharing app Venmo. Brittany Parsons got scammed out of $2,300 from her Venmo account. “I was hysterical. I was virtually inconsolable,” said Parsons. The incident happened at the Rosedale Commons Shopping Center in Huntersville when […] → Read More

CMPD partners with Quik Trip from ‘Keys and Teas’ to reduce car break-ins, thefts

Car break-ins and auto theft have skyrocketed over the past year in Charlotte. → Read More

'Bacon' Response Team: CMPD officer trains pigs as therapy animals

Sarge and Frankie are two adorable little pigs living with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Webster House. → Read More

CMPD Officer honored after helping woman with Alzheimer's at airport

A CMPD officer's patience and compassion at the airport meant so much to one family when their mother went missing it, earned him the Officer of the Month. → Read More

Parents raising funds for animal shelters to honor late son

Parents Binit and Joanna Shah are raising funds for animal shelters in the greater Charlotte area in honor of their late son, who tragically drowned in the family pool at just 3-years-old. → Read More

Officer stuck his hands in wound to save gunshot victim's life

n August Officer Alen Sejdic helped a man who had been shot off Teal Point Drive in east Charlotte. The officer actually stuck his hands in the wound to stem the flow of blood. → Read More

CMPD officer saves life, is honored with Officer of the Month

Let’s face it, when you're a police officer, you never know what your day may bring. → Read More

CMPD officer writes children's book

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer is being decorated with a new title: author. Officer Chad Webster is the creator of the new children's book, Mystery Muffin and Soda Pop Sleuth in the Legend of Mr. Creepy. → Read More

Eric Trump chats about success of Mooresville golf course, family

Right away you know Eric Trump holds a special place in his heart for North Carolina. → Read More

Community mourns fallen firefighters, father and son, in Caldwell County

A community is grieving after a father and son were killed in a fiery crash on Interstate-77 in Chester over the weekend. → Read More

Two more fires overnight as police search for serial arsonist in Auburn

AUBURN, Wash. -- Police in Auburn have confirmed that two overnight fires appear to be the work of an arsonist. The neighborhood has been plagued by what appears to be a serial arsonist. One of tho... → Read More