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VIDEO: Car smashes into martial arts studio in southwest Charlotte

Leadership Martial Arts sent WBTV video of the crash from outside and inside the studio.

Georgia could make porch theft a felony; critics decry move

Man charged with 50+ counts of secret peeping, 9 counts of indecent liberties with minor in Alexander Co.

SPECIAL DELIVERY: N.C. police officers help deliver baby boy

‘Slave letter writing activity’ sparks outrage in Miss. school district

Virginia man catches 9 1/2 foot bluefin tuna off N.C. coast

Savannah Mayor says no plans for St. Patrick’s Day business restrictions

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  DNA test reveals connection between North Carolina woman and killer wanted by FBI

Ditching the dentist may impact severity of COVID infection

Garth Brooks’ sold-out Charlotte show rescheduled for fourth time

Recovering addicts give back by helping community devastated by tornado

11-year-old missing Charlotte girl found and reunited with family

UPDATE: The 4-year-old NC girl at the center of the Amber Alert, has been found and is safe

NC woman went on shopping sprees with $150K virus relief loan, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina woman lied to get nearly $150,000 in coronavirus relief that she later spent on shopping sprees.

Georgia senators pass bill to require ID for absentee voting

Georgia senators are pushing through the first of what could be a raft of restrictive voting measures.

Officials ask for prayers for N.C. trooper battling COVID-19 in ICU for last 12 days

Officials say Trooper James Montgomery, better known as “Brent,” of Troop C District 4 - Vance County has been in intensive care for the last 12 days at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill battling the virus.

One arrested, another sought, in double homicide in Gastonia

Jordan Cameron Moses, considered by police to be “armed and dangerous,” is still on the run.

Georgia developing plans to give out $522M in housing aid

N.C. teen found safe; accused abductor dies following shootout with police in Arkansas

Police: 9-month-old, 8-year-old missing in N.C. found safe

Federal agents seize $2.82 million worth of cocaine-coated corn flakes

Home invader dies after S.C. elderly victims fight back

  Mother accidentally shot, killed after young child finds gun in her purse

PHOTOS: Deadly tornado leaves path of destruction in Brunswick County

Officials say at least three people are dead and ten are injured after a tornado touched down in Brunswick County late Monday night.

Authorities seek public’s help locating missing Portal man

Law enforcement in Bulloch County are asking for the public’s assistance in looking for a missing person.

Three arrested after 36,000 fentanyl pills, more than 30 guns seized in Caldwell County drug bust

Jermaine Douglas Grandy, 39, Nevaeh Douglas Grandy, 18 and Khyran Rasaan Littlejohn, 25, were arrested and charged with multiple counts of trafficking in opioids.

$188 million Powerball jackpot winner sued by former fiancé

In the months after their relationship ended, the lawsuit claims McDow learned Holmes had given away his clothes, sold his property, and closed his auto restoration business.

Pregnant woman found dead in bag near N.C. river, 2 charged with murder

On Wednesday night, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Thomas Johnson and Emmalie Trevathan with murder and murder of an unborn child.

Shaq’s historic Atlanta Krispy Kreme damaged by raging fire

A historic Krispy Kreme Doughnuts store in Atlanta was engulfed in flames early Wednesday.

Police search for man accused of hitting woman with bike at NC Walmart

Asheville police are looking for a man they say hit a woman in the head with a bicycle at a Walmart.

Charlotte City Council moving towards renaming streets that honor Confederate figures

The Charlotte City Council unanimously decided to move forward with plans to rename several city streets previously named for Confederate soldiers, slaveowners, and segregationists.

N.C. woman turns self over to FBI for alleged role in U.S. Capitol riot a month after husband’s arrest

A North Carolina woman has turned herself over to federal authorities for her alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riot a month after her husband was charged.

Missing 91-year-old Gaston Co. man found dead in crashed vehicle

On Sunday, Feb. 7, police say Joy’s vehicle was located off of 9th Street Drive NE in Hickory.

VACCINE TEAM: What happens if I don’t get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on time?

The vaccine takes two shots – spaced apart.

North Carolina man finds WWII-era mortar round in basement

The removal by the bomb squad prompted street closures for nearly two hours.

Why two long-term care facility workers had a change of heart about the COVID-19 vaccine

WBTV’s vaccine team is checking in on the progress to vaccinate long-term care staff and residents, after state leaders expressed concern over vaccine hesitancy in these groups.

Bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews, helps solve real-life mystery

Mary Kay Andrews is likely best known for her works of fiction. But the New York Times bestselling author’s newest mystery is one she found herself right in the middle of after a surprising discovery inside the walls of a Tybee Island home.

Prince George woman charged with attempting to drown 7-month-old son

A woman from Prince George County has been charged with attempted murder after police say she tried to drown her 7-month-old son in a river last month.

BBB warns of scam: Reports of unsolicited masks from China arriving in mail in Charlotte

The Charlotte Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a scam that at least 10 people in the Charlotte area have fallen victim to.

Father in Alabama diagnosed with COVID variant passes away

The wife of Alfonzia Jackson Jr. announced his passing away on Facebook on Tuesday night.

Large boa constrictor gets stuck in dashboard of car in Stanly County

Stanly County Animal Protective Services shared a photo of the large snake before and after it was safely removed from the car.

N.C. lawmakers propose bill to raise marriage age to 18

North Carolina currently has the lowest age for marriage set by statute in the United States (tied with Alaska), allowing children as young as 14 years old to marry,

Judge denies second motion for bond in Arbery case

A Glynn County judge has denied a second motion for bail for William “Roddie” Bryan.

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is cancer free, daughter says

Former Carolina Panthers head coach and current Washington head coach Ron Rivera is now cancer free, his daughter announced Thursday.

Savannah Police arrest man seen in social media post pointing gun from vehicle

The Savannah Police Department is investigating an incident reported to have happened on Victory Drive.

Georgia House member removed for refusing COVID-19 testing

Republican Rep. David Clark from Buford was asked to leave the House floor Tuesday morning. Clark refused to leave on his own and had to be escorted out by police.

AMBER Alert canceled for 10-year-old girl abducted in N.C.

Ten-year-old Breanne Marie Jones is believed to have been abducted by 38-year-old Jonathan Lewis Jones and 32-year-old Christina Renee Edge.

Ala. Trooper credited with saving lives during mass shooting dies of COVID-19

A well-known Alabama law enforcement officer credited with saving lives during the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history has died.

Health experts encourage women to get screened for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors say regular screenings can be life saving.

NC restaurant owner saves life of choking 93-year-old customer

An elderly patron of a Williamston barbecue restaurant is recovering after he was saved from choking this week.

UPDATE: Missing teen located

The Wilmington Police Department is searching for a missing 13-year-old girl who was last seen Saturday at Independence Mall.

Aaron’s death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers

As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor.

Dothan girl writes letter to Kamala Harris, “You are my role model”

Staff say the letter written by 13-year-old Makayla Johnson and addressed to Vice President Kamala Harris pulled the strings of their hearts.

‘She’s still my mom but then, it’s like she’s not’: COVID-19 and the impact it’s had on a Ga. family

A Georgia daughter is asking for prayers as her mother recovers from COVID-19.

19-year-old accused of stealing nearly $1M from Georgia supermarket

A Georgia man is accused of scamming a grocery store chain out of almost $1 million.

1 injured after Miller Lite truck crashes into home in Charlotte

The incident happened at the corner of Admiral Avenue and East Sugar Creek Road around 1:30 p.m.

N.C. Marine to be honored for saving mom, baby from burning car

A Jacksonville Marine is being recognized for her heroic actions after officials say she saved a baby and mother from a burning car.

Fort Stewart soldier arrested on terrorism charges appears in federal court

The Fort Stewart soldier arrested on terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to blow up the 9/11 Memorial in NYC is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday.

  Local Howard University grad inspired to see one of their own as US vice president

Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) were beaming with pride and joy Tuesday during the Presidential Inauguration for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris is a graduate of Howard University located in Washington, DC.

Georgia judges: Pandemic could backlog jury trials for years

Judges say Georgia’s court system could take years to dig out of a backlog of jury trials delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

North Carolina cities OK ban on hairstyle discrimination

Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros.

Vice President Harris’ inauguration day coat designed by SCAD graduate

Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration wardrobe had design ties to Savannah.

Wilmington police: Stabbing victim knocks on door, asks homeowner to call 911

Officers responded to the 800 block of Colonial Drive around 1:30 a.m. after receiving a report of the victim walking up to the caller’s door and asking them to dial 911.

93-year-old man beaten, robbed in Rowan County home near High Rock Lake

A 93-year-old Rowan County man is in the hospital with bruising on the brain and other injuries after he was beaten and robbed in his home.

Ga. student back in U.S. after lockup in Caymans for COVID violation

Skylar Mack said she was glad to be home after being sentenced to jail for breaking the Cayman Islands' COVID-19 protocol.

Wilmington woman sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty in stabbing

A Wilmington woman was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing another woman while they were both passengers in a car last September.

Pandemic forces change to MLK celebrations in the Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday and if you were hoping to honor Dr. King’s legacy ahead of time, there are a few options in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.