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9 Investigates: Tips reveal that concealed-carry instructors are cutting corners

What to know: Channel 9 staff members went undercover at a local concealed-carry class to see if they are following the law. After some discrepancies, Channel 9 spoke with the general manager of the academy where the courses are taught. There are 1,870 instructors certified by the state who teach ...

9 Investigates: Investigators take new look at 1981 murder of 5-year-old Charlotte girl

It was a horrifying crime that appalled the Charlotte community and forced parents to hold their children closer. On Feb. 18, 1981, Neely Shane Smith, 5, was playing with friends at her apartment complex off Green Oaks Lane in east Charlotte. Witnesses reported seeing a man with gray hair pick ...

Action 9: Fake online pharmacies dispense pills with rat poison, arsenic

Patients are turning to the web for medicine cheap. But, in some cases, they're getting pills containing arsenic, paint thinner and rat poison. Ali Schroer just couldn't shake her symptoms. She experienced terrible migraines. "I had a colonoscopy because I had a lot of [gastrointestinal] issues," she said. She started ...

9 Investigates: Growing trend of sexting among teenagers

Story highlights: Police, prosecutors dealing with gap in N.C. law when it comes to sexting There is no law specifying penalty for teen who shares nude photos online Some think harsher punishment is needed when nude images end up on the Internet In Mecklenburg County, the dangers of sexting hit ...

9 Investigates: Transportation officials miss votes for 16 months

Taylor Peugh drives 70 miles a day in the real estate business.   When he passes finished lanes blocked off on Interstate 485 in South Charlotte, he has strong feelings.   "Anger and annoyance are probably the largest ones," Peugh said.   Peugh joined nearly 700 other drivers on a ...

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