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Amazon sent baby registry emails to people who aren't expecting - | WBTV Charlotte

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A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal - | WBTV Charlotte

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Gas station worker tired of being sitting duck, shoots robbery s - | WBTV Charlotte
ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KOAT/CNN) - A gas station worker has been suspended for two weeks for shooting a robbery suspect. But in an interview, the worker said she's sticking to her guns. “I grabbed my gun from my pocket, I cocked it, and I shot,” said Jennifer Wertz, who shot the robbery suspect. "I'm sick and tired of being a sitting duck   Read More ...
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Police: Homicide victim, 'person of interest' are related - | WBTV Charlotte
A "person of interest" was taken into custody after a person was shot and killed in north Charlotte Wednesday night. The incident happened before 9:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Dogwood Avenue, which runs between N. Graham Street and Norris Avenue. Police were called to the scene for reports of a domestic disturbance. When they got there, they found a male victim dead with a gunshot wound   Read More ...
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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system - | WBTV Charlotte
By AMIR BIBAWY AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a statement posted on the SEC's website, Chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the agency's cybersecurity risk profile determined that the previously detected "incident" was caused by "a software vulnerability" in its EDGAR filing system   Read More ...
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Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul at Yankee Stadium - | WBTV Charlotte
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) - A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday's game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended. The Yankees said the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and New York manager Joe Girardi said he had been told by team security that she was OK   Read More ...
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Man creates 'dad bod' fanny pack - | WBTV Charlotte
(WWBT) - If you want a dad bod but do not want to risk your health, then look no further! Albert Pukies created the Dadbag, which is a fanny pack with a man's stomach printed on it. “I made the Dadbag because I’m desperate to have dad bod but I’m also very concerned about the health risks associated with it,” Pukies wrote on Bored Panda earlier this week   Read More ...
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Politician fired from job after posting meme of car running over - | WBTV Charlotte
(RNN) - A South Dakota politician lost her real estate job after she posted a meme on her Facebook page that showed a car running over stick figure people that read “All Live Splatter.” Lynne DiSanto, who is the majority whip for the South Dakota House of Representatives, posted the image on Sept. 7, less than a month after a white supremacist ran drover his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, injuring 19 and killing a woman   Read More ...
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Prosecutor: Mother won't be charged in toddler's hot car death - | WBTV Charlotte
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - No charges will be filed in the death of a child in Warren County. Sofia Aveiro died in the parking lot outside the Mason Procter and Gamble building last month. The 15-month-old's death was hyperthermia due to entrapment in a vehicle, according to the Warren County Coroner's Office. Wednesday, Prosecutor David Fornshell announced Sofia's mother will not face charges after leaving the child unattended in the sport utility vehicle all day   Read More ...
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Amazon may unwittingly give tips to would-be bombers - | WBTV Charlotte
LONDON (CBS) - British police made two more arrests Wednesday in last week's London subway bombing. Five people are now in custody. Thirty people were hurt when the bomb partially exploded. Now, Amazon is reviewing procedures after it was revealed its website may unwittingly give tips to would-be bombers. The main explosive in the London subway bomb didn't go off. Building a functioning bomb is complicated   Read More ...
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Raleigh first responders get their due from council
The changes the Raleigh City Council made to employee benefits for first responders – changes to go along with a pay hike for police and firefighters – spurred protests from those valued emergency personnel, and the Raleigh City Council has responded by scuttling some of the changes. One policy, for example, would have changed the number of hours for which city employees would get time-and-a-half pay on holidays   Read More ...
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Amber Alert canceled for 3-month-old old North Carolina baby
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division say an Amber Alert issued for an infant reported missing out of North Carolina has been canceled. SLED officials announced 3-month-old Cali Marie Cochran has been safely recovered after her parents, who are charged with felony child abuse, fled from Haywood County in North Carolina on Tuesday. The baby and her parents were located by deputies in the basement of a building in Fletcher, NC Wednesday evening and the adults were taken into custody   Read More ...
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N.C. woman charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer after high-speed chase ends in Henrico
A North Carolina woman has been charged in connection with a shooting in which a Virginia State Police trooper was shot in the arm after a car chase that ended in Henrico County late Tuesday. State police have charged Karisa Shyanne Daniels, 23, of Durham, N.C., with attempted capital murder of a police officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony   Read More ...
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Former CMPD detective reflects on police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott
Garry McFadden remembers what he was doing when Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). McFadden was in Greensboro, NC, on business when he received a call about unrest in Charlotte. He returned and thought the situation would have resolved itself. "So we went to bed," McFadden said. "Then I woke up and the highway is on fire   Read More ...
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Captain: Oklahoma City man killed by police was deaf - | WBTV Charlotte
By KEN MILLER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn't obeying the officers' commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Capt   Read More ...
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Keith Scott’s widow, family attorney hold press conference on an - | WBTV Charlotte
On the one-year anniversary of her husband’s shooting death, Rakeyia Scott spoke to reporters just yards away from where her husband died. Accompanied by her attorney, Justin Bamberg, and several of her children, the widow spoke about her husband and her feelings towards the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The small group was gathered in The Village at College Downs apartment complex. Scott said it has been a hard year for her family and noted that she and her children have been grieving   Read More ...
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Amber Alert canceled for 3-month-old old North Carolina baby
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division say an Amber Alert issued for an infant reported missing out of North Carolina has been canceled. SLED officials announced 3-month-old Cali Marie Cochran has been safely recovered after her parents, who are charged with felony child abuse, fled from Haywood County in North Carolina on Tuesday. The baby and her parents were located by deputies in the basement of a building in Fletcher, NC Wednesday evening and the adults were taken into custody   Read More ...
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Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors - | WBTV Charlotte
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, PETER ORSI and MARK STEVENSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) - The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes among hundreds of rescuers working furiously Wednesday to try to free her - a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed at least 223 people   Read More ...
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Charlotte clergy does prayer walk to remember shooting of Keith - | WBTV Charlotte
The Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice remembered the one-year anniversary of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by praying and conducting a prayer walk Wednesday. They went to several spots in uptown Charlotte that were significant during the riots and prayed for change and justice. "Not only do we want to pray over the city and pray for its healing," Rev   Read More ...
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Amber Alert canceled for 3-month-old old North Carolina baby
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division say an Amber Alert issued for an infant reported missing out of North Carolina has been canceled. SLED officials announced 3-month-old Cali Marie Cochran has been safely recovered after her parents, who are charged with felony child abuse, fled from Haywood County in North Carolina on Tuesday. The baby and her parents were located by deputies in the basement of a building in Fletcher, NC Wednesday evening and the adults were taken into custody   Read More ...
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North Carolina joining pollution-reduction alliance
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper says North Carolina is joining more than a dozen other states with a goal of meeting greenhouse gas emission reductions even with President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Cooper announced Wednesday that the state is becoming part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, saying that reducing pollution is important for the state's economy and keeping air clean   Read More ...
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Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man - | WBTV Charlotte
By KEN MILLER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn't obeying the officers' commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Capt   Read More ...
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2 senators call for monument honoring black Civil War hero
By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, the 2015 epicenter of a national move to strip away Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in a bid to encourage consensus building in a nation divided by the issue. Two state senators - one a black Democrat and the other a white Republican - called Wednesday for a statue of Robert Smalls, who in 1862 hijacked a Confederate supply ship, steered his family to freedom and turned the boat over to the Union   Read More ...
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Cooper: North Carolina joining pollution-reduction alliance - | WBTV Charlotte
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Roy Cooper says North Carolina is joining more than a dozen other states with a goal of meeting greenhouse gas emission reductions even with President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Cooper announced Wednesday that the state is becoming part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, saying that reducing pollution is important for the state's economy and keeping air clean   Read More ...
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Coroner: Baby whose remains found during eviction died nearly a - | WBTV Charlotte
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) - The Fountain Inn Police Department is taking the lead on the investigation after investigators said the remains of a baby were found Monday at an apartment complex. The Laurens County Sheriff's Office was initially called to Fountain Hills apartments on Chapman Road. Deputies were handing an eviction when they said they found a deceased baby   Read More ...
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Reports: Jason Lowe found guilty of murder in death of Jessie Ba - | WBTV Charlotte
MCKINNEY, TX (WLOX - A Texas jury has found Jason Lowe guilty of murder in the 2016 death of his girlfriend and Pascagoula native Jessie Bardwell, according to reports from The Dallas Morning News. The jury reached the verdict after three days of testimony in McKinney, TX. The jury will now decide Lowe's punishment. The Dallas Morning News reporter Valerie Wigglesworth has been in the courtroom covering the trial   Read More ...
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FFN Top 10-- Week 6 - | WBTV Charlotte
With Harding and West Meck losing last Friday, there are some changes in the FFN Top 10 as 2 new teams enter the poll in week 6. For the new FFN Top 10, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.   Read More ...
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Clergy members mark anniversary of fatal police shooting - | WBTV Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A group of clergy members has held a march in North Carolina's largest city to mark the one-year anniversary of a fatal police shooting. The Charlotte Observer reports police estimate around 75 clergy members and supporters joined for Wednesday's march to remember the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. The march was among several commemorations of the Scott shooting   Read More ...
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Sen. Graham implores colleague to vote for GOP health bill - | WBTV Charlotte
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is leaning on fellow senators to back the GOP health care bill despite what he calls "all its imperfections." Graham calls the "Obamacare" repeal bill he co-authored a "historic opportunity" and tells a fellow senator, "We're going to vote. Everyone will be held accountable." Graham made his comments in a cell phone call overheard by a fellow passenger at Reagan National Airport   Read More ...
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Man arrested after 'dozens' of stolen credit cards, mail found i - | WBTV Charlotte
A Caldwell County man was arrested after a search of his home turned up stolen mail and credit cards, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office. Tracy Lloyd Lail, 49, is charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretense. Investigators say more charges are expected. The investigation began after a credit card was stolen from someone's mailbox in the Dudley Shoals area and used to make a purchase   Read More ...
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Harmless looking trees have damaging, deadly impact on state - | WBTV Charlotte
MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - A harmless looking tree is wrecking Mississippi eco-systems, and the Mississippi Forestry Commission is trying to stop the invasive species from spreading any further in the state. MFC and Plan-It Geo recently launched a new online tool for communities and individuals to report sightings of the Chinese Tallow, also known as the “Popcorn” tree. The tree was planted several years ago as ornamental plants for residential yards, but it has now adapted to the South Mississippi environment   Read More ...
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Two men who worked to keep peace during protests look back a yea - | WBTV Charlotte
One year after protests erupted in uptown Charlotte over the officer-involved shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott, two men are looking back on the role they played during the unrest. Toussaint Romain and Curtis Hayes spent every night of the protests in uptown attempting to keep the peace between police and protesters, and having meaningful conversations with both groups. “I remember the tear gas, and the fights, and mace and pepper spray,” said Hayes   Read More ...
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Victim rushed to hospital after stabbing in northwest Charlotte - | WBTV Charlotte
One person was rushed to the hospital after a stabbing in northwest Charlotte Wednesday. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Lynn Street off of Bradford Drive. Medic said one person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with very serious injuries. The victim's name and condition have not been released. There is no word on what may have led to the stabbing or if anyone was taken into custody   Read More ...
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Judicial nominee: I'll follow North Carolina voter ID ruling
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nominee to fill an 11-year vacancy on North Carolina's federal judicial bench says if he's confirmed, his future rulings wouldn't ignore an appeals court decision on voter identification that went against his clients at the General Assembly. Thomas Farr was an attorney for legislative leaders in defending laws that restricted voting through a photo ID requirement and fewer days of early voting   Read More ...
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Kannapolis names Principal of the Year - | WBTV Charlotte
Fred L. Wilson Elementary School Principal, Dr. Mandi Campbell, has been named Kannapolis City Schools’ 2017-2018 Principal of the Year, according to a news release from the school system. During her time as principal of Fred L. Wilson, Dr. Campbell has led the school to higher academic performance and improved student growth. In the latest test scores released this month, Fred L   Read More ...
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UPDATE: SC family adopts 24 lb. tubby tabby at Florida humane so - | WBTV Charlotte
JACKSONVILLE, FL (WIS) - A larger than life cat whose photo by a Florida humane society went viral has been adopted by a South Carolina family. Meet Faye - a 24-pound cat who needed a fur-ever home and daily exercise. She now has that thanks to a family from South Carolina's Lowcountry. The humane society first posted a photo of Faye on Tuesday and one of the volunteers who could barely wrap her hands around this fat pussycat   Read More ...
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Judicial nominee: I'll follow North Carolina voter ID ruling - | WBTV Charlotte
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The nominee to fill an 11-year vacancy on North Carolina's federal judicial bench says if he's confirmed, his future rulings wouldn't ignore an appeals court decision on voter identification that went against his clients at the General Assembly. Thomas Farr was an attorney for legislative leaders in defending laws that restricted voting through a photo ID requirement and fewer days of early voting   Read More ...
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Charge dropped for Army Corps employee in SC deputy's death - | WBTV Charlotte
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Charges have been dropped against a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee in the death of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy thrown from a boat during a training accident. Attorney Beattie Ashmore tells The Associated Press reckless homicide by boat charges were dropped Monday against his client, 37-year-old Joseph Jess Fleming of Pendleton. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources charged Fleming last month in the June 1 death of 30-year-old Anderson County Sheriff's Deputy Devin Hodges   Read More ...
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Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico - | WBTV Charlotte
By DANICA COTO Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph (250 kph)   Read More ...
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Police: Woman shot trooper in the arm after high-speed chase - | WBTV Charlotte
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia have identified a woman accused of shooting and wounding a trooper after a high-speed chase. State police said in a statement Wednesday that she is 23-year-old Karisa Daniels of Durham, North Carolina. She faces charges that include attempted capital murder of a police officer. Trooper C.A. Putnam is recovering at a hospital after being shot in the arm   Read More ...
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Police: Woman found under trash had been dead for a while - | WBTV Charlotte
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a woman's body was found under a pile of trash in South Carolina, and it appears she died a while back. Richland County Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson says workers picking up trash near a tire shop in Columbia found the body Wednesday morning. The coroner's office has not released the woman's name or how she died   Read More ...
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Rowan Emergency Services Director announces retirement - | WBTV Charlotte
From Rowan County Emergency Services: After 31 years in local government with 30 of those serving Rowan County. Rowan County Emergency Services Chief Frank Thomason announced to his staff on Monday his decision to retire effective January 1, 2018. “For the past 13 years, I have been very blessed with the honor and opportunity to lead this fine organization of men and women who come to work each day and apply your talents and skills to ensure that the citizens and visitors to Rowan County receive some of the best public safety services anywhere   Read More ...
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