July 1991: Murder at Leather & Lace topless bar

On July 17, 1991 a manager at the Leather & Lace strip club on Monroe Road shot two brothers to death and wounded a third. The manager, Clarence“Billy Jack” Richardson, was a convicted felon on work release for a drug conviction. Richardson was sentenced to life in prison where he died, or as the NC Department of Corrections record shows - “Last movement: 06/08/2011”.

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Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence in Charlotte

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence Made a campaign stop at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Wednesday morning.
Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence in Charlotte 1:53

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence in Charlotte

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions 7:12

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions

US Rep. Keith Ellison: Muslims just like other Americans 2:57

US Rep. Keith Ellison: Muslims just like other Americans

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Muggsy Bogues discusses Space Jam sequel

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