Five years ago, CMS embarked on a $19 million plan to fortify schools after the shooting at Sandy Hook. Now Superintendent Clayton Wilcox, who has held the top job less than a year, is reviewing everything from physical security to safety protocols. He convened principals Wednesday to talk about safety.
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department SWAT team talked with an armed man for an hour before shooting and killing him outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in west Charlotte in April 2016. The district attorney ruled the police shooting was lawful.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department SWAT team talked with an armed man for an hour before shooting and killing him outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in west Charlotte in April 2016. The district attorney ruled the police shooting was lawful.
VIDEO: See photos from the life of evangelist Rev. Billy Graham and listen to excerpts from a sermon he preached about death at Duke University in 1973. Graham died Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018 at his home in North Carolina.
House Speaker Tim Moore announced Tuesday that he’s forming a new school safety committee that will be charged with developing recommendations for how to improve safety in the state’s schools. During a press conference Tuesday in Shelby, Moore said that the committee will look at a myriad of issues, with arming teachers as a possibility after getting feedback from school districts and law enforcement.
Rae Carruth has spent the last seventeen years of his life behind bars. In 2001, the star Carolina Panthers wide-receiver was convicted of charges related to the murder of Cherica Adams, a beautiful 24-year-old who was seven months pregnant with his child. She was shot four times while driving her BMW by someone Carruth hired to pull the trigger. He talked to WBTV in an exclusive interview.
The 911 calls from the fatal shooting of a teenage girl at the Peach Stand in Fort Mill reveal some insight into the chaos that followed. The incident happened on Tuesday, January 23. Karson Bailey Whitesell, 19 of Rock Hill, was shot just before 4:30 p.m. She worked as a cashier at the business. According to the Fort Mill Police Department, Christopher Mendez, 28, went into the Peach Stand and shot Whitesell, ultimately killing her. Mendez, who has been charged in the killing, reportedly waited at the scene until officers arrived.
Here's a tour of Steph Curry's Charlotte home, which is now on the market. Variety magazine is referring to it as the former Charlottean’s “starter mansion.” The home is 7,650 square feet, located in an upscale guard-gated development in the Waxhaw area of Union County. Photos provided by John Alexander with Jacar Realty, 704-651-2482
Police in Gaston County say an argument between two roommates ended with one being shot in the hand Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened around 3 p.m. at a home on the 500 block of Capps Road in Bessemer City. Officials say the roommates were arguing when one shot the other in the hand with a rifle.