Sessions Interviewed By Special Counsel Robert Mueller As Part Of Russia Inquiry

Updated at 2:17 p.m. ET Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sessions is the first member of President Trump's Cabinet known to have been questioned by the special counsel's office in its investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior confirmed Sessions' interview to NPR on Tuesday. Sessions...

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2 Dead, 19 Injured In Kentucky School Shooting; Suspect Held

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BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside his rural Kentucky high school Tuesday, killing two classmates, injuring 19 others and sending hundreds fleeing for safety.

Police were seen leading a teenager away in handcuffs. It was the nation's first fatal school shooting of 2018.

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The twice-a-month public forums held before Charlotte City Council business meetings will once again be broadcast live on the Government Channel. Council on Monday approved resuming broadcasting the forums in which members of the public can comment on any topic of their choosing.  In addition, council approved allowing the public forums to be streamed live on the city’s website, as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

The family of an 11-year-old Rock Hill boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at a Best Western in Boone has agreed to settle wrongful death and injury lawsuits against the hotel chain and other parties.  According to the Charlotte Observer, the family's attorneys say the the settlement totals $12 million. 

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Queen City loses out on what has been described as the economic development project of the decade. We look at what we might have done wrong and then get an update on the flu season. Just how bad is it here?

Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

The federal government is back open for business on Tuesday, but the immigration fight that brought it to a three-day shutdown is far from over.

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Law enforcement officers from the Carolinas and other states filled row after row of pews at Charlotte's Calvary Church on Monday, as they paid tribute to York County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Doty. He was killed in the line of duty last week. 

Rebates would help pay for solar panels on a rooftop
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Duke Energy has proposed a new solar rebate program for homeowners and small businesses in North Carolina - something required as part of the state's new renewable energy law that took effect Jan. 1. 

Map shows the area studied as part of the SouthPark neighborhood improvement program study.
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For the past four months, city leaders, residents and business owners have been talking about what kinds of infrastructure improvements they'd like to see in Charlotte's SouthPark area. Ideas include updating symphony park to become more of a town square and adding greenways connecting to the cross-Charlotte trail.

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
The Town Manager in Huntersville has resigned, after his arrest Sunday night on a misdemeanor assault charge.

 Blue Line Extension train
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Though it's not set to officially open until March, trains will begin running along the Lynx Blue Line Extension Monday between uptown and UNC Charlotte.  There will not be any passengers on board though.  CATS says it’s running a simulation of the extended line. 

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FAQ City: What Do Charlotte Night Workers Do On A Night Off?

So imagine it's your day off. There's no work or school today. You're ready to go out and make the most of it, but the whole city has shut down, and your friends just want to stay in bed. If you're a night worker - that is, one of less than 5 percent of Americans who work overnight - you may already know this dilemma ... And that brings us to this week's episode of FAQ City .

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Charlotte Homicides In 2018 - A Look At The Victims

WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides, and remembering the victims, through this interactive timeline.

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