Police ID pedestrian fatally hit by SUV in southeast Charlotte

Police ID pedestrian fatally hit by SUV in southeast Charlotte
Police in Charlotte have released the name of the person who was struck and killed by an SUV Tuesday evening in southeast Charlotte, according to officials. The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Idlewild Road and Ware Road.
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Charlotte Co. teacher has license revoked
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A Charlotte County teacher will never be allowed to teach in the state again after the Department of Education revoked his teaching certificate. In 2011, Jeff Spires was accused of letting students bribe him for better grades …
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GOP state lawmakers from the Charlotte area top 'effectiveness' list
Other than an FBI arrest of the Charlotte mayor, his subsequent resignation, the naming of a replacement mayor who was a member of Mecklenburg County's state legislative delegation and a primary in less than a month that includes a local congressional …
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Charlotte fatal shooting suspect surrenders to SWAT team

Charlotte fatal shooting suspect surrenders to SWAT team
Em.138.jpeg|211. TODD SUMLIN – tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police crime scene investigators gather evidence following a fatal shooting and SWAT standoff on Seymour Dr. in west Charlotte Saturday, April 5, 2014. Buy Photo | …
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Thome to throw out 1st pitch for Knights on April 11
Jim Thome, a former Major League Baseball star who once led the Charlotte Knights to a league championship, will throw out the first pitch Friday night when the Knights open the season at the new BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte's uptown. Thome, one of …
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Dianne Boardley Suber removed immediately as St. Augustine's president
Rodney Gaddy, St. Augustines University Chairman of the Board of Trustees, speaks at a press conference held at the school on Monday, April 7, 2014. He spoke about school President Dianne Suber's sudden departure and the financial problems facing the …
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Tourism advocate Mohammad Jenatian introduced Patrick Cannon to FBI agent
An influential lobbyist for Charlotte's hospitality and tourism industry made an introduction that would change the city's history. Mohammad Jenatian, president of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance, brought together former Mayor …
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Patrick Cannon's arrest doesn't deter plan to streamline permitting
Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee and Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio told the Charlotte Chamber recently that they are forging ahead with plans to streamline local permitting and code enforcement processes. Former Mayor Patrick Cannon's …
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Charlotte City Manger pleads to the public following scandal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As City Council prepares to pick a new mayor Monday night, the city manager is asking anyone with new information in the case to come forward. The FBI says Cannon took bribes from undercover agents posing as developers.
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Sheraton Charlotte hotel representative claimed to have influence over alcohol
But in November, according to a report from an Alcohol Law Enforcement agent, a hotel representative named Larry Parks told the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to sign off on the hotel's liquor license application despite incomplete paperwork …
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Soccer: Charlotte Eagles fall in Queens opener

Soccer: Charlotte Eagles fall in Queens opener
And the visiting Dayton Dutch Lions took advantage of the breaks, riding a first-half goal to a 1-0 victory in Charlotte's USL PRO League season-opener at the Queens University Sports Complex. “Not a good start,” Eagles coach Mark Steffens said.
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DEVELOPING: Police activity surrounds Charlotte shooting scene
Paramedics say one person has been taken to CMC Main with life-threatening injuries. An NBC Charlotte photographer arrived on scene shortly. The SWAT Team is on scene, as well as other officers. Neighbors have been told to stay inside their homes.
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1 hurt in north Charlotte drive-by shooting

1 hurt in north Charlotte drive-by shooting
The incident was reported about 4:45 a.m. at the Raceway convenience store on Sugar Creek Road, not far from Interstate 85. Police said a man was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center. The victim;'s injuries are not life-threatening, authorities said.
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Washington Wizards blow lead vs. Charlotte Bobcats, fail to clinch NBA playoff
CHARLOTTE — Two different units, playing in two distinct quarters, sent the Washington Wizards down the two disparate paths of success and failure Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats. Unfortunately for Washington, the group that was responsible …
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BB&T Ballpark is the story on first day of Charlotte Knights practice
You can go to BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday for the Charlotte Knights' first practice of the season and intend to write about a coach or player. There are several candidates. There's pitching coach Richard Dotson, who won 111 major league games. He's a real …
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Charlotte Tilbury: Fashion's Beauty Queen
"I remember she used to babysit for Penny Rich, who was a beauty editor and so she had all these cosmetics at home," says Patsy, by phone from Ibiza, where Tilbury returns each August. "She'd give them to Charlotte, and Charlotte would do makeup for …
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Charlotte 49ers football: Austin Duke working hard to boost catches
Wide receiver Austin Duke led the Charlotte 49ers last season in receptions (62), receiving yards (727), receiving yards per game (66.1) and tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns. He also averaged a healthy 11.7 yards per catch. Buy …
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Quietly or not, lobbying continues for Charlotte mayor job
With Monday's deadline looming, a handful of candidates continue to lobby Charlotte City Council members who are searching for a successor to former Mayor Patrick Cannon. At least four candidates took different approaches, with two working quietly and …
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Education firm moving from Atlanta to Charlotte, hiring up to 120 workers

Education firm moving from Atlanta to Charlotte, hiring up to 120 workers
A fast-growing education software firm is moving its headquarters from Atlanta to uptown Charlotte and hiring up to 120 workers over the next three years. Thinkgate, which says it works with more than 500 K-12 education agencies nationally, announced …
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Charlotte charter seeks another year to prepare building
Commonwealth High in east Charlotte is on schedule, but the westside Stewart Creek, at 3200 Freedom Drive, needs “extensive construction” to be ready for students, a letter from the board chair says. Both schools will be run by Accelerated Learning …
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Charlotte call center to eliminate 239 jobs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A call center in Charlotte is closing next month in a move that will eliminate 239 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1krVFhM) that APAC Customer Services has filed documents with the State commerce Department …
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Charlotte SWAT standoff ends without injury
An east Charlotte neighborhood had a strong police presence for much of Monday, but a SWAT team standoff ended without injury. A man who police said had “a long history of mental health issues” barricaded himself in a house Monday morning.
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Where to from here, black Charlotte?
With our expanding skyline and 21st century economy, Charlotte – the envy of the South and the hope of America — would show the naysayers what black leaders could do when put in charge of a city not already crumbling from rust and corruption. Our …
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4 injured after shooting at north Charlotte Cook-Out

4 injured after shooting at north Charlotte Cook-Out
… Police offer $ 10K reward in Cook Out robberiesadd to reading list; Man wanted in 4 robberies at Cook Out restaurantsadd to reading list. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting at a Cook-Out in northwest Charlotte.
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Warm weather – a whole week of it – coming to Charlotte
A deck of clouds helped create a pretty sunrise Monday across the Charlotte region. Forecasters expect clouds to dissipate during the day and temperatures to climb from 30s in the morning to mid 70s by afternoon. (Davie Hinshaw …
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