The number of people going to the emergency room for opioid overdoses in North Carolina increased 40 percent in 2017.

Police in Charlotte say a stray dog ran into Lansdowne Elementary School yesterday afternoon and bit seven students.

Erin Keever

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An examination of the less-than-excellent outcomes provided by America’s health care system, the cost of care and how we might improve the state of things.

Ron Sanchez Named UNCC Men's Basketball Coach

Mar 19, 2018
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UNC Charlotte has hired Ron Sanchez as the new men’s basketball coach, the athletic department announced Monday. 

Democrats in the legislature are pushing a series of what they call "common sense" restrictions on the sale and possession of guns. Five lawmakers including Senator Jeff Jackson of Charlotte called on leaders of the Republican-controlled General Assembly to take up their ideas this spring.

Summer Camp Owner Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Child

Mar 19, 2018

The owner of a Charlotte summer camp has been accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl while she attended his camp in the summer of 2017. 

Piedmont Natural Gas rates are ticking down slightly, thanks to strong sales in recent months, according to a filing Friday with state regulators. 

UNC President Margaret Spellings joined Charlotte Talks Monday, March 19, 2018.
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Margaret Spellings, the former secretary of education and current president of the UNC system, says after two years on the job there is still more work to be done to lower the cost of a UNC education and she needs the legislature's help to keep the momentum going.  

CATS has cut some bus routes and added others so fewer riders have to pass through the Transit Center uptown.
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With last week's opening of the Lynx Blue Line Extension, Charlotte Area Transit System on Monday discontinued some bus routes and revised others so they connect with the light rail.

AUSTIN, Texas— The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas

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Austin's police chief says officers have completed a sweep of the neighborhood where the latest in a string of bombings occurred and deemed it safe, but he asked those who live there to remain indoors until 2 p.m.

Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Monday that although officers didn't find anything suspicious while canvassing the southwestern Austin residential neighborhood of Travis Country, investigators are still collecting evidence.