The pastor for the man who intentionally drove his car into a Bessemer City restaurant Sunday afternoon, killing his daughter and his daughter-in-law, blamed the fatal incident on “severe mental illness” at a press conference Monday.

It’s still not clear what caused a man to intentionally drive his Jeep into the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City yesterday during lunchtime killing his daughter and daughter-in-law who were inside.

A woman was shot and killed near uptown early Monday morning, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

For more than a year, award-winning WFAE reporter Sarah Delia has investigated the case of "Linda," a Charlotte-area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015 and is still struggling to find answers.

Dr. Willie Griffin has been named the new staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South.
Levine Museum of the New South

The Levine Museum of the New South has named Dr. Willie Griffin its new staff historian amid an expansion of programs.

Griffin, who will join the museum in June, is a civil rights scholar and Charlotte native. He most recently served as the assistant professor of African-American History at The Citadel in South Carolina and holds a doctorate in U.S. history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

A woman and her 3-year-old child were killed in a four-vehicle crash that shut down a portion of Eastway Drive this morning. Police have charged one of the drivers involved in the crash with sparking the wreck.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged 22-year-old Montressa Jorice Gray with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, expired registration and an unsafe movement. 

A campaign to keep the new electric scooters that debuted in Charlotte this week isn’t going over well with at least one city council member.  The Charlotte Observer reports Lime, the company behind them, is urging users to email city officials to lobby for the scooters. 

Charlotte Checkers Lose To LeHigh Valley in AHL's longest game in history.
Gregg Forwerck / Charlotte Checkers

The Checkers latest playoff game lasted more than six hours with LeHigh Valley scoring the winning goal at 1:10 Thursday morning in the fifth overtime.  The American Hockey League says that’s the longest game in the league’s history and longer than all but three National Hockey League games ever played. 

Mujtaba Mohammed canvassed for votes on Tuesday.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE

Mujtaba Mohammed upset incumbent Democrat Joel Ford in Tuesday’s primary for the 38th district seat in North Carolina’s State Senate, earning 51 percent of the vote in the primary.

Mark Harris for Congress

Republican Mark Harris has bested incumbent Robert Pittenger in the ninth congressional district, the most significant upset in races for federal office across North Carolina in Tuesday's primary.