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May 20, 2024 6 mins

The trial for Madalina Cojocari's stepfather was supposed to begin on Monday, but has been delayed. The missing child's mother, Diana Cojocari, is expected to be in court for an arraignment hearing on Monday after refusing to appear at her previous court date in February.  

Madalina had not been seen publicly since the evening of Nov. 21, 2022, when the then-11-year-old was leaving her school bus in Cornelius, North Carolina, which ...

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A year after one of the worst fires in Charlotte history trapped and then killed two construction workers, the Charlotte Fire Department has yet to finish its "deep dive" of the day's events.

WCNC Charlotte has spent months routinely checking in with the department about the status of its SouthPark fire internal review. In the days after the May 18, 2024 fire, public records reveal Chief Reginald Johnson noted Charlotte Fire would n...

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More youths accused of serious crimes in North Carolina would be automatically tried in adult court in legislation that advanced through the state Senate on Wednesday.

The measure approved 41-4 reworks some of the bipartisan juvenile justice reforms approved by the General Assembly that ended in late 2019 the mandate that 16- and 17-year-olds be tried in the adult criminal justice system.

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The search for Baylee Carver, a 17-year-old Albemarle teenager ended on Tuesday when she was found dead, police said.

Searchers found the remains of Carver on Tuesday around 4:55 p.m. north of Highway 49 and Route 601 in Cabarrus County. The teenager's boyfriend, Joshua Biles, 20, has already been charged with felony obstruction of justice and concealment of death.

Read more: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/police-update-sear...

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A search is underway for an Albemarle teen's remains as police believe she is dead.

The Albemarle Police Department said officers responded to a home along Floral Drive at 4:30 a.m. Friday after getting a 9-1-1 call from someone asking for help. The department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said their inquiry led them to determine that 17-year-old Baylee Carver had died.

According to court documents, investigato...

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The Charlotte community will gather in Uptown on Monday to say its final goodbyes to one of the four officers killed in a shooting last month. 

U.S. Marshals Task Force Officer Sam Poloche was killed on April 29 when investigators were serving warrants at a home in east Charlotte. Five other officers were hurt during the shootout, including four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers. READ MORE: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crim...

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One person died and thousands remain without power after severe weather swept across the Charlotte area on Wednesday into Thursday morning.  

Multiple severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued when waves of strong storms rumbled across the Carolinas Wednesday into early Thursday.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service determined two separate tornadoes had impacted the region. Damage consistent with an EF1 tornado was fo...

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People across the Carolinas are assessing the damage after severe storms moved through the area. Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued for parts of the Charlotte area as a line of strong storms moved across the Carolinas Wednesday afternoon, then again early Thursday morning.

Wednesday, Gaston County officials said a person was killed when a tree fell on a car. The New Hope Fire Department was able to get another pers...

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The Wells Fargo Championship is here, bringing some of the world's best golfers to Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club for the prestigious tournament.  

The first round of the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship tees off Thursday, May 9.

As has been the case every year but two since 2003, Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club will host the Wells Fargo Championship.  

Here's everything you need to know: https://www.wcnc.com/article/sports/golf/wells-fargo...

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Charlotte leaders are considering raising property taxes and fees to help pay for city services.

City manager Marcus Jones told the Charlotte City Council on Monday night that the Queen City's revenue currently can’t cover its growing needs.  

His recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget include historic investments in things like affordable housing and police salaries. To help pay for it, Jones recommends a 1.5-cent property ...

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For the second time in four days, Charlotte will say goodbye to a law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty. U.S. Deputy Marshal Thomas Weeks was among four men killed while serving warrants at a home in east Charlotte last week. Richard DeVayne has the latest on Weeks' career and how he will be honored during Monday's service. 

FULL STORY: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/memorial-service-deputy-marshal-thom...

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Joshua Eyer, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer killed in the line of duty Monday, will be remembered during a memorial service in Uptown Charlotte on Friday morning.

Eyer is one of four law enforcement officers killed during a shooting in east Charlotte. Four other CMPD officers and a Statesville officer were also injured during the hours-long standoff. Here's what we know about the memorial service.

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President Joe Biden will visit Charlotte this week to meet with the families of officers who were killed in Monday's standoff, a city source told WCNC Charlotte's Nate Morabito.  

Biden is expected to arrive Thursday and he will meet with the families. Five additional officers were injured during the shooting, including three Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers. 

Read more: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/crime/president-biden-to...

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Memorials have been growing across Charlotte as the city grapples with the loss of four fallen officers and five others who were injured during a standoff on Monday afternoon.  

The outpouring of support has also come from several organizations across Mecklenburg County. 

How to help: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/how-to-help-families-fallen-officers-deadly-charlotte-police-standoff-investigation/275-442bb870-a10f-462e-b191...

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Three law enforcement officers serving on a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer were killed Monday after being met with “active gunfire” from a suspect inside an east Charlotte home. A total of eight law enforcement officers were shot, including three CMPD officers and one officer from the task force who were injured.  

The officers were serving together on a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task For...

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Two people were hurt and around 30 people were displaced after a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in south Charlotte, the Charlotte Fire Department said.

The fire happened on Fishers Farm Lane just south of Pineville-Matthews Road. A second alarm was activated as crews responded to the scene.

Read more: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/2-alarm-fire-south-charlotte/275-6ce69cc3-319f-462c-955a-f86069f3f247

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One firefighter was taken to a hospital and another was treated at the scene after crews responded to a house fire in Steele Creek early Friday morning.  

It happened in the area of Buckie Court, not far from the Piedmont Prairie Trail at the McDowell Nature Preserve.

Read more: https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/local/steele-creek/steele-creek-fire-firefighter-hurt/275-f56ebd60-28e3-40ee-afc8-9b0ecfea1283

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An infant was among three people shot in Salisbury Wednesday night, Salisbury Police confirmed. 

It happened Wednesday around 10 p.m. on South Main Street near Mildred Avenue and the Chestnut Hill Cemetery. When officers arrived, they found an infant and two other people who had all been shot.

It's the second time in a span of hours that a shooting was reported in Salisbury. A Salisbury girl was shot while walking down the street lat...

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Several speakers at Tuesday's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education meeting said the district's request for an additional $63 million to help raise teacher pay won't be enough to cover basic living expenses.  

The public had its first opportunity to weigh in on the proposed $1.9 billion budget Tuesday night. Superintendent Crystal Hill is asking for $660 million from Mecklenburg County, which is $63 million more than the ...

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The town of Matthews is taking action to address concerns over short-term rentals. But will it be enough? 

People living in Matthews have brought up concerns about homes in their neighborhood operating as Airbnbs. Now, town leaders heard these concerns and are working to find a solution. 

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