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Mecklenburg County health officials say at least 19 residents of an east Charlotte apartment complex were hospitalized over the weekend after eating the same dish at a birthday party.  A small number remain in intensive care units, including two children.

Fifteen neighbors at the Forest Hills complex complained of similar symptoms Sunday night.
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Fifteen people in the same apartment complex in east Charlotte were transported to the hospital on Sunday evening after complaining of similar symptoms.  According to MEDIC tweets, they were all at the Forest Hills complex off Albemarle Rd. and W.T. Harris Blvd. At least one case was serious, but none appear life-threatening.

A man was shot to death in the University City area Saturday night. According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service at the Extended Stay America on East McCullough Drive around 6 p.m. 

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Judicial elections in North Carolina are all but set for November with the candidate filing period over for trial and appeals courts.

The Art Institute of Charlotte  (pictured here) is expected to close soon, along with its campus in Durham.
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A for-profit company expects to shut down three college campuses in North Carolina before the end of the year. They include South University in High Point and the Art Institutes in Charlotte and Durham.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that barred Rowan County commissioners from opening meetings with Christian prayers.

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An outbreak of Hepatitis A was reported in Mecklenburg County weeks ago, but five new cases have been reported since June 6 — including a Charlotte restaurant employee diagnosed Monday. 

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general to sue the Trump Administration over its family separation policy, alleging that it violated constitutional rights and arguing that the President’s executive order meant to reverse the policy doesn’t adequately fix the issue.


Federal authorities have found the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violated Title IX anti-discrimination law because of the way it handled sexual assault and harassment complaints.

It’s looking like Amazon may soon build a new distribution center north of Charlotte Douglas airport that could bring 1,500 jobs. City council voted 10-0 last night to authorize the sale of the land for $7.5 million and to spend $13.4 million on infrastructure improvements.