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Attempted Sex Assaults In East Charlotte May Be Connected

A woman walking home to her east Charlotte apartment was approached by a man with a gun who demanded more than just cash earlier this week. The next night, the very same thing happened to a different woman, and police think the same man may be responsible for both crimes. ...

Prominent York Attorney Found Slain

Melvin Roberts fought to defend his clients in court for more than 50 years. On Friday night, York police were trying to find out who killed him in his own driveway."All the doors are wide open right now," said York police Chief Bill Mobley. "We're looking for answers.”On Thursday night, ...

Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering Nurse's Aide

Jesus Rangel told police it was the biggest mistake of his life. Now Rangel will have at least 15 years to think about that mistake after being sentenced by a judge for the murder of a young mother. Thursday morning, Rangel pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the April 2008 ...

Officers Suffer Minor Injuries After York County Shooting

A shootout with police officers in Rock Hill landed two officers and a suspect in the hospital Wednesday night.Rock Hill police said members of the York County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit went to a house on Arlington Avenue with a search warrant at about 10 p.m. They had information drugs ...

Statutory Rape Case Shows Complexity Of Justice System

A Charlotte man who spent almost two months in jail and another nine wearing an electronic monitor has learned that prosecutors have dropped the statutory rape charge against him. "It was a shocker to me. Life is precious. Freedom was everything to me," the 46-year-old man told Eyewitness News Tuesday ...

CMS To Consider Delays During Severe Weather

While school districts across the region are watching the weather and making decisions whether to delay school for one hour or two, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are stuck in an odd predicament. They can have school or cancel it altogether. CMS leaders said with more than 10,000 bus stops and buses making ...

Despite Losses, B Of A Plans $4.4 Billion In Bonuses

Bank of America is giving out billions in bonuses despite a rough 2009.Eyewitness News was told the bank will hand out $4.4 billion in bonuses for last year, and CEO Brian Moynihan is getting a 19 percent raise -- from $800,000 to $950,000.The bonuses rub some non-bankers the wrong way, ...

Kings Mountain Getting Jobs Back Handful At A Time

A 100,000-square-foot empty box in Kings Mountain will evolve in three months, bringing 27 new jobs to town.It could create as many as 40 positions in three years.A Canadian pipe maker announced it's moving into the building on Industrial Drive. Job seeker Teresa Price said the jobs are hope. It ...

Local Pilots Flying To Haiti On Relief Mission

A team of Charlotte-area pilots is joining Samaritan's Purse on a relief mission to Haiti.But taking off and landing could be tricky and downright treacherous in the earthquake-shaken land.On Wednesday, crew members with JAARS, a missionary aviation organization, made sure all systems work properly on their Kodiak airplane before flying ...

Fire Ravages Historic Bed And Breakfast In Chester

Mike and Marsha Eland had a dream that took them from northern Virginia to Chester, S.C. They found a historic house on Academy Street built in 1913 and spent a year turning it into a bed and breakfast.Just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, the bed and breakfast known as the Magnolia ...

More Neighbors Can Volunteer To Follow Crimes Through The Court System

People living in east Charlotte who have concerns about crime in their communities now have a new way to get involved.The Eastway Division of the police department is looking for volunteers to staff a court watch program that will track some of the most serious criminals through the court system.It's ...

Road Crews Busy Patching Potholes After Winter Weather

After days of cold rain and an icy winter blast, potholes are becoming a problem on area streets.Eyewitness News checked in York County and found crews are patching about 150 of them a day."The calls have been increasing," said Rock Hill Public Works director Bobby Banks.Potholes are formed when water ...

Teen Hopes Icy Crash That Injured Her Is Lesson For Others

Miranda McDaniel, 17, pointed to her wounds on Tuesday, reminders of the wreck that left her pinned against the wall in her family's home Monday. She said she hopes they are a lesson to others.“There is other people's lives that you could damage, or you could damage yourself,” she said.She ...

Mecklenburg ABC Board Adopts Strict Ethics Policy

The Mecklenburg County Alcohol Beverage Control Board adopted a new set of rules to play by on Tuesday. They voted yes to a new ethics policy, but not without hesitation.ABC board director Angeles Ortega-Moore said she fails to see where the state commission will be able to follow the policy ...

3-Year-Old Recovering After Drive-By; 'Target' Says Shooting Not Gang-Related

The family of a 3-year-old Charlotte boy injured by a stray bullet early Wednesday morning said he's doing well and they expect him to come home soon, and a 20-year-old man who says he was the target of that shooting tells Eyewitness News it was not a gang-related attack.The great-grandmother ...

Stores Hope New Lottery Game Will Boost Sales

Tim Davis plays Powerball and other lottery games every week."I play as much as I can," he said. "But I haven't done too well, I guess, because I'm still here talking to you."Davis said he'll be back at a store Sunday to play the new Mega Millions game that will ...

Charlotte Mayor, City Council Consider 4-Year Terms

You vote for Charlotte city leaders every two years, but that could soon change.The mayor and city council are toying with the idea of four-year terms. If they go that route, they might tackle more problems and worry less about getting quick results to win votes.Then again, two-year terms may ...

Teen Attacked In East Charlotte Was Walking Home From School

Police still haven't found the three men who attacked a Garinger High School student and tried to steal her bag as she walked home from school Tuesday. Foot traffic is a common sight on Eastway Drive, and in the afternoon the sidewalks are full of teenagers walking home from school. ...

Man Wanted On Sex Charges Arrested In Gastonia

Dwane Umbarger told a Gaston County judge on Wednesday that he wants to be taken to Illinois to face sex charges as soon as possible.“Is there any way I can just switch this, to just have them come and get me?” he asked.An investigator in Waterloo, Ill., near St. Louis, ...

Raids, Convictions Chip Away At Gang Presence In Charlotte

Federal agents launched a secret and successful raid on local gangs less than two weeks ago.Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents announced on Wednesday the arrests of 48 local gang members and associates. The news comes less than 24 hours after a federal court jury convicted six members of the notorious ...

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