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Authorities said they arrested a 56-year-old convicted felon Tuesday morning after obtaining a search warrant for his Gold Hill home and finding a loaded .22 revolver and two long guns.
Firefighters in Cornelius are battling a fire that is being fed by a ruptured gas line, across the street from a day care facility.
Deliberations in a federal lawsuit stemming from a fatal Charlotte-Mecklenburg police tasing in 2011 continued Wednesday afternoon after the jury asked the judge for more direction on deciding whether the officer’s actions were reasonable.

Bryan Adrian White Jr., 21, was convicted this week of falsification of verification notice as a convicted sex offender, prosecutors said.

Timothy Shawn Harrell, 38, was sentenced in Caldwell County Superior Court to between 44 and 62 months in prison after a conviction of manufacturing meth, according to prosecutors.

The fire was reported about 3 a.m. Tuesday at the Temple of Refuge Church of the Living God, on East 15th Street near Caldwell Street. No injuries were reported.

Authorities said Wednesday that the teen, Tyler Lee McNeil, was just where they thought he might be – in Burke County.

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