The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied and analyzed nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers and found distractions played a role in about six out of 10 moderate to severe crashes. That's four times the rate they originally thought. 04:39 PM
Investigators say the child told a teacher she had been assaulted by Joseph Cranford at his home on Lippard Road. He is being held under a $1 million bond. Cranford is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense and disseminating obscene material.
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A longtime staple in Charlotte barbecue is putting out their fire-pit and closing their doors. The Old Hickory House is shutting down after more than 55 years.
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Former NBA Star Mark Price Named Charlotte 49ers New Coach
The Charlotte 49ers hope Mark Price's NBA knowledge will pay off at the college level. The school introduced Price on Thursday as their new men's basketball coach. He replaces Alan Major, who left the program after five years amid health problems and a lack of success on the floor. 04:19 PM
Accuser Takes the Stand in Sexual Assault Trial
The accuser in this case took the stand again Thursday morning. She remained relatively composed as Rice's defense attorney questioned her account of what happened that night. She quietly wiped away tears as she answered his questions, and admits she went willingly to Rice's apartment agreeing to perform a sex act for money because she was desperate for cash. 12:29 PM
Man Accused of Shooting Son Twice During Argument
Officers say it all started as a dispute inside a home on Scarlet Circle in southwest Charlotte. The fight then moved outside, where the man shot his son twice. 10:26 AM
State Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Gas Tax Solution
Under the new proposal, the gas tax would almost immediately drop down to 36 cents per gallon, which is a cent and a half less than it currently is. Next year, it would drop another penny, and then to 34 cents in July of 2016. 04:04 PM
One year Marked Since Arrest of Patrick Cannon
Since then, Charlotte mayor Dan Clodfelter says the city has handled the scandal very well. Mayor Clodfelter touted the way the council pulled together in the last year, after the city was rocked once Cannon was arrested on those federal corruption charges. 07:38 AM
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NC State Wolfpack Arrives in Syracuse to Face Cardinals
The game will tip off at about 7:45 p.m. Friday. The Wolfpack beat Louisville in their only meeting during the regular season. 07:45 AM
NC Lawmakers Take up McCrory Picks While Appealing Lawsuit
Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca and House counterpart David Lewis said Wednesday they'll proceed with confirmations starting with McCrory's nominee to serve as State Bureau of Investigation director. McCrory nominees for state controller and banking commissioner also need legislative approval. 07:04 AM
Investigator: One Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit in Germanwings Crash
Authorities say audio recordings found on the plane's black box indicate that one pilot is heard leaving the cockpit and then tries to get back in. investigators say you can hear him say: "trying to smash the door down". 09:22 AM
Officials Mark Statewide End of Operation Medicine Drop
The State Bureau of Investigation says 96 law enforcement agencies participated in 200 events across North Carolina receiving unused prescription drugs from anyone who wanted to dispose of them. 07:20 AM
Court Date Set for NFL's Lawsuit
The NFL is suing the Mecklenburg County district attorney's office for evidence used against Greg Hardy in his domestic violence trial. 03/25/2015 09:28 PM