Top Charlotte news: Homicide rate hits 14-year high; pregnant teen beaten, robbed; more

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Targeting rich NC neighborhoods, Charlotte man stole 1,300 people’s mail

A North Carolina man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for roaming neighborhoods after dark, stealing mail from mailboxes and then cashing thousands of dollars in pilfered checks, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Charlotte homicide rate hits 14-year high

New data shows North Carolina's largest city suffered its highest rate of homicides last year in more than a decade. Charlotte's 2019 rate of 11.6 homicides per 100,000 people surpassed each year's since 2005, according to crime data detailed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department during a news conference on Tuesday. 

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Home cameras catch suspected burglar in the act in west Charlotte

A Charlotte man said he's thankful his cameras were rolling when a stranger showed up at his home with what he believes was an intent to break in.

Read the full story on WCNC.

NC pregnant teen beaten, robbed of $40; search on for 4 attackers

A pregnant teenager was beaten and robbed in the University City area over the weekend at the intersection of North Tryon and Stetson Drive near the University City Boulevard light rail station. …

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Charlotte can afford the $110 million MLS commitment, but it's far from a done deal

One of the obligations for the city's investment in Major League Soccer is the commitment that the Panthers will stay in the Queen City long-term.

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