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Crime
9:32 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Federal Sex Trafficking Case To Begin In Charlotte

The federal courthouse in Charlotte.
Credit www.ncwd.uscourts.gov

 A large sex-trafficking case goes to trial this week. Federal prosecutors say a Charlotte man ran a prostitution ring that involved at least a dozen girls between the ages of 16 and 25. The girls didn’t walk the streets. Instead, prosecutors say they were marketed through the web site Backpage.com.


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Sunday headlines
10:33 am
Sun July 27, 2014

Lawmakers Report Deal On NC Budget

Nearly a month after the start of the new fiscal year, North Carolina legislative leaders say they’ve finally agreed on the outline of a state budget.

Both House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius and Senate leader Phil Berger of Rockingham issued messages on Twitter this weekend announcing the deal, and said details will come this week.  

The House and Senate have been caught in an impasse as they try to adjust spending in the second year of the two-year budget approved last summer. Sticking points include teacher pay raises, the future of teachers’ assistants and Medicaid.

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Crime
9:24 am
Mon July 21, 2014

CMPD Considers Renewing Gang Injunction In Hidden Valley

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department named Wendell McCain (in red) and Cordell Blair (far right) as defendants in their injunction against the Hidden Valley Kings that prohibit them from being next to each other.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

Last summer, a judge issued an injunction against the Hidden Valley Kings in north Charlotte.

That made Mecklenburg the first county in the state to implement a new law that allows judges to order suspected gang members not to associate with each other in public, possess a gun or be near anyone carrying drugs or firearms.

Charlotte Mecklenburg police say the injunction has reduced crime in Hidden Valley and it will soon expire. But, they're not sure if they're going to ask for an extension.


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Sunday Headlines
9:47 am
Sun July 20, 2014

4 Charged In June Murder Case

Police have arrested four people in the past two days on charges stemming from a fatal shooting last month in North Charlotte. The three men and one woman, aged from 23 to 29, are suspects in the June 22nd shooting death of Terrance Johnson.  He died after he was shot during an afternoon argument at a house on Wynbrook Way, off Graham Street near I-85.  The four people face murder, robbery and other charges.

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Crime
8:28 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Panthers’ Hardy Guilty Of Assault

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy walks to court Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014, to face charges that he beat up his ex-girlfriend during an altercation at his residence in May.
Credit Robert Lahser / Charlotte Observer

Tuesday night, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and communicating threats to an ex-girlfriend in May.

Hardy was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and 60 days of jail time if he violated probation. But a district judge stayed his sentence while Hardy appeals his conviction.

Twelve witnesses took the stand during a trial that lasted ten hours and wrapped up around 9 o'clock.

Audio Pending...

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Local News
8:20 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Charlotte's Under The Radar, $80M 911 Center

CMPD is outgrowing its current 911 call center.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

The City of Charlotte has undertaken several large capital projects in recent years, including the streetcar, the Blue Line Extension, and the transformation of Bojangles Arena into an amateur sports complex. One of the largest has received comparatively little attention: a new, $80 million emergency communications center, which also fits into a larger effort to upgrade an aging 911 system.

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Crime
5:29 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition

Sopheap Kim and her husband Brandon Yam with three of their children - Randy, Kelli and Christian.
Credit Courtesy of Chanda Yam Wilson

The family of Brandon Yam, the man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July, says he may be released from the hospital this week.

Family members are asking for any information that will help them identify the kind of bullet that struck him.


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Local News
12:42 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

CMPD Police Major Discusses Reasons For Officer Body Cameras

Back in April, the Charlotte City Council voted to allow the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to purchase new body cameras for some of their police officers. While CMPD is still deciding exactly what types of body cams they want to buy, they are confident that the new equipment will help better serve both the public and police officers. This morning we were joined by CMPD Major Steve Willis to talk about the departments’ decision to start using these body cameras and how he sees them helping.


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Law Enforcement
3:57 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Eastway Division Model For Future Police Stations

The new CMPD Eastway Division station houses 104 police officers and 15 members of the Northeast Code Enforcement Service Area team.
Credit City of Charlotte

The city of Charlotte wants its police stations to be more of a one-stop shop. In east Charlotte, city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new police station Wednesday morning. It houses more than 100 police officers and 15 members of the city's code enforcement team. Neighborhood & Business Services director Patrick Mumford says he and CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe first discussed the idea of moving some of his staff into police stations about three years ago.

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Local News
10:21 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte

Cobras defenders bring down the NYPD's running back.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

While the Carolina Panthers and the UNCC 49ers take a break for the off-season, another team is playing football in Charlotte—the Cobras, a team of policeman, firemen, medics, and other area emergency responders.


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