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Excessive speed and alcohol are not suspected in a Charlotte traffic accident that killed one driver Thursday evening, according to police.
An overnight checkpoint in the 2400 block of Park Road snared 10 DWI charges and a handful of other traffic infractions, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The frequency of fender-benders has been steady this morning and the volume of traffic on area roadways is building just before 9 a.m.

Forecasters say a steady rain and unseasonably cold temperatures are on their way, starting tonight, and that snow could fall in the mountains.

The Rev. Al Cadenhead of Providence Baptist Church borrowed $16,500 that went to con artists, who pulled off an elaborate charade this week.

In North Carolina’s US Senate race, Republican Thom Tillis and Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan are wide apart on economic issues.

Don King arrived in Charlotte in the 1970s and became one of the region’s early and most outspoken activists for the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

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