Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was found shot dead near East 16th Street and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway Monday morning.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture officials are asking residents to report possible sightings of the poisonous giant hogweed plant. Over the years the toxic plant has been found in several western and northeastern states, but it’s also been spotted in Virginia and at six sites in Watauga County in North Carolina.

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Bank of America's second-quarter profits jumped 33 percent from a year earlier, the company said Monday, as it cut expenses and, like nearly all other big banks, benefited greatly from the new tax law.

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As the chaotic debate over immigration policy continues, there’s a scene of calm and celebration every Thursday at the U.S. Homeland Security building in southwest Charlotte. That’s where about 75 residents complete their journey to this country. They become U.S citizens. 

vote here sign
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Monday, July 16, 2018

A constitutional amendment to require a photo ID to vote will be on the November ballot.  During this hour, we look at what has happened in other states with a similar requirement and what this could mean in our own state.

Charlotte City Government
Charlotte City Government

It’s big day for Charlotte City Council. In what’s sure to be a contentious meeting this afternoon, the council will hold a special meeting on whether to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Something almost unprecedented is going on in Charlotte right now. There’s a big event that might come to town, and our city leaders are actually considering saying no.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center
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The Charlotte City Council is expected to take a vote Monday afternoon that would show support for the city's bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2020. 

Designs for Memorial Court from Calhoun Street
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Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston began not at a drafting table, but with questions from grieving family members to prospective architects. They didn't want to see any drawings until they sat down with the eventual designer to discuss how best to honor loved ones lost in the racist attack.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

One person was shot and killed overnight in southwest Charlotte and police have charged a 17-year-old with murder.