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Crime

City leaders approve CMPD body cameras

City leaders approve CMPD body camerasIt was history in the making in Charlotte Monday night as City Council voted unanimously in favor of body cameras for all Charlotte police officers. The vote came after close to an hour of back and forth discussion about the close to $7 million over five years that the...
  • Crime
  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Crime

Is legal marijuana likely, eventually, in NC?

Is legal marijuana likely, eventually, in NC?What some are calling a marijuana revolution taking root in other states will result in legalization of the much-debated weed in North Carolina, Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan believes.
  • Crime
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

GOP 2016 contenders vie for conservative support

GOP 2016 contenders vie for conservative supportAt least nine potential Republican presidential contenders gathered Saturday at a conservative summit billed as the first cattle call of 2016 in the early state of Iowa. With no clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination, the forum was an early opportunity to test their...
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

Detective wanted arrest warrant for NBC's David Gregory

Detective wanted arrest warrant for NBC's David GregoryThe controversy over former NBC anchor David Gregory's display of a high-capacity gun magazine got new legs this week.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

Europe shifts policy in escalating war on terror

Europe shifts policy in escalating war on terrorEuropean leaders are adopting a distinctly American tone as they ramp up their war on terror two weeks after 17 people were killed in attacks by extremists in France.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

Obama and Modi cite nuclear investment breakthrough

Obama and Modi cite nuclear investment breakthroughPresident Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi say they have achieved a breakthrough understanding to free up U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India, as Obama began a three-day visit to the country on Sunday.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Politics

National Moms group protests Harris Teeter's gun policy

National Moms group protests Harris Teeter's gun policyMembers of a national parent group say they won't shop at Harris Teeter as long as shoppers can bring gun into their stores.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Technology

China blocks VPN access to the Internet

China blocks VPN access to the InternetChina has begun cracking down on one of the few avenues its citizens and foreigners have to accessing the full Internet, the Global Times newspaper in Beijing reported.
  • Technology
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Haley's proposed tax swap: What it would mean for you

Haley's proposed tax swap: What it would mean for youGov. Nikki Haley announced in her State of the State address Wednesday night her plan for fixing South Carolina roads. It's a three-part plan, all of which must pass for her to sign them into law, she told lawmakers.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

CMPD, Latino ministers discuss alternate ID

CMPD, Latino ministers discuss alternate IDOn Thursday morning a group of Latino ministers met with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. At issue is an alternative form of identification which is similar to others that have been issued by cities across the country.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Police radar that sees into homes prompts Senate questions

Police radar that sees into homes prompts Senate questionsRadar devices that allow police officers to effectively see into suspects' homes raise "privacy concerns of the highest order," top lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Michael Barnes tells NBC Charlotte he will run for mayor

Michael Barnes tells NBC Charlotte he will run for mayorTen months before Election Day, a Charlotte leader throws his name into the race for mayor during a taping of NBC Charlotte's Flashpoint.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Obama stresses middle class in State of the Union

Obama stresses middle class in State of the UnionThe nation is ready to "turn the page" from years of financial hardship, President Obama said Tuesday.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Obama's 'designated survivor:' Anthony Foxx

Obama's 'designated survivor:' Anthony FoxxThis year's designated survivor for the State of the Union speech: Transportation Secretary and Charlotte's former mayor Anthony Foxx.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Traffic

A look at the lawsuit to stop I-77 toll lanes

A look at the lawsuit to stop I-77 toll lanesOpponents continue their fight, which included filing a lawsuit Tuesday trying to stop the toll project.
  • Traffic
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

State of the Union Address

State of the Union AddressState of the Union Address
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Local woman has seat at State of the Union address

Local woman has seat at State of the Union addressLocal woman has seat at State of the Union address
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Supreme Court agrees to rule on gay marriage

Supreme Court agrees to rule on gay marriageThe Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Charlotte's Immigrant task force hopes for feedback

Charlotte's Immigrant task force hopes for feedbackChairman Stefan Latorre told NBC Charlotte many of the ideas focus on ways to improve relationships between law enforcement and immigrants and making city services easier to access and understand
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Business

With Chiquita incentives comes controversy

With Chiquita incentives comes controversyWhen Chiquita left Cincinnati for Charlotte in 2011, it gave a lot of reasons why: Charlotte's airport and its accessibility to more non-stop international flights, for one. Then-CEO Fernando Aguirre also mentioned Charlotte's workforce, cost-of-living, and...
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

New concerns about explosives prompt tighter airport security

New concerns about explosives prompt tighter airport securityA new recipe for explosives on planes linked to al Qaeda has prompted the Department of Homeland Security to increase security at a number of U.S. Airports including Charlotte-Douglas International.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Haley: 'We have changed the image of South Carolina'

Haley: 'We have changed the image of South Carolina'Gov. Nikki Haley began her second term of office today outlining the dreams she has for the children of the state while warning legislators that the people's confidence in government is "shaken" because of ethical lapses and must be restored.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Haley: 'My dreams for SC know no bounds'

Haley: 'My dreams for SC know no bounds'Governor Nikki Haley says South Carolina is better economically than it was when she first took office, and that she has great optimism as she looks ahead toward another four years in office.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Bartender accused of plan to poison Boehner

Bartender accused of plan to poison BoehnerBartender accused of plan to poison Boehner
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Clodfelter delivers first 'State of the City'

Clodfelter delivers first 'State of the City'A packed house filled the Government Center Tuesday morning to hear Mayor Dan Clodfelter's first State of the City address.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Entertainment

Sorry, Jay Z, hip-hop isn't a race relations cure-all

Sorry, Jay Z, hip-hop isn't a race relations cure-allEven though entertainment mogul Jay Z is practically a billionaire, I'd love to buy him a couple of tickets to see director Ava DuVernay's brilliant new film "Selma." I may even spring for popcorn for Mr. and Mrs. Carter.
  • Entertainment
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Business

Hall of Fame debt to be forgiven

Hall of Fame debt to be forgivenThe NASCAR Hall of Fame will be forgiven its death, per a ruling by the Charlotte City Council.
  • Business
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago