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Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday

After a stormy week that included layoffs of staff and faculty the Charlotte School of Law opened its doors again for classes and students.

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Sex offender accused of exposing himself to 6-year-old

Mark David Smith Jr., 32, of Morganton also is accused of forcing the child to sit on his lap, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office said. Smith was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday, charged with indecent liberties against a child and jailed on $25,000 bail.

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Second suspect arrested in killing of African food mart owner in Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Wednesday that they’ve arrested a second suspect, Shalom Quran Scott, in the fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man who owned an African food mart on North Tryon Street. Massaquoi Kotay was found dead in his store, Mina African Mart, Jan. 12. He was prominent in Charlotte’s Liberian community, family members said.

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2 sought in Mooresville stabbing

The victim, Rodrick Wayne Miller, 30, of Mooresville, drove himself to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center after he was stabbed about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. He was treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening, according to police.

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Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday

After a stormy week that included layoffs of staff and faculty the Charlotte School of Law opened its doors again for classes and students.
John D. Simmons The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday 1:15

Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday

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Citizen’s Facebook video of erratic driver leads to DWI arrest.

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CMPD continues investigation of teen shooting death

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Should 16- and 17-year-olds be in solitary confinement?