Department Of Homeland Security Releases Plan To Reunify Families

The Trump administration has released its plan for reuniting children who have been separated from their parents as a result of the president's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, but in a fact sheet issued on Saturday, it provided no timeline for when those reunifications will happen. According to the fact sheet , the Department of Health and Human Services has 2,053 separated minors in HHS-funded facilities "and is working with relevant agency partners to foster communications and work...

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Episode 4: Whiplash

An Investigative Podcast On Sexual Assault

Providence Day School

A Providence Day School student died one week after a bus crash during a student trip to Argentina, according to a statement released by the school Sunday.

Man drowns in Lake Wylie

10 hours ago

A 62-year-old man drowned in Lake Wylie early Sunday morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified the victim as Victor Albert Wiggins.

Two people were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning at a South Charlotte party.

Katie Arrington's Campaign

South Carolina lawmaker and congressional candidate Katie Arrington is expected to remain hospitalized for at least two more weeks from injuries sustained in a car accident Friday night.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A 37-year-old man has died eight days after he was shot by a homeowner in a small neighborhood just west of uptown Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says the man, Wayne Carrothers, had broken into a home on Greenleaf Avenue around 4 p.m. on June 15 when he was shot by the homeowner.

The fact that rural, economically disadvantaged parts of the country broke heavily for the Republican candidate in the 2016 election is well known. But Medicare data indicate that voters in areas that went for Trump weren't just hurting economically — many of them were receiving prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

A Global Guide For Leery Travelers

Jun 23, 2018

With its tropical beaches and a memorable national park, Venezuela was a popular destination for American tourists a decade ago. But years of political and economic turmoil have left its tourism industry in tatters.

A new study published in the journal Science finds that methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas operations are 60 percent higher than previous estimates from the federal government.

Duke Energy headquarters in Charlotte.
David Boraks / WFAE

State regulators have rejected Duke Energy's request for a rate increase and instead ordered slight rate reductions in its western North Carolina territory, including Charlotte. The order doesn't say exactly what Duke's new rates will be, and it's still possible some customers could see slight rate increases.

The total number of people apprehended for illegally crossing the southern U.S. border has been steadily falling for almost two decades. It's a long-term trend that sociologists, economists and federal officials have been tracking for years.



Finding Home

WFAE is following a Charlotte mother who is seeking a permanent home amid a lifetime of upheaval.

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