Bomb Destined For Austin Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio

Updated at 8 a.m. ET A package destined for an address in Austin, Texas, exploded at a FedEx distribution facility near San Antonio early Tuesday morning, reportedly resulting to a slight injury to an employee. The FBI has agents at the site of the explosion, which comes after a string of bombings in Austin. FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee says, "We believe that the explosion is likely connected" to those earlier blasts. The package detonated at around 12:25 a.m. local time at a facility in...

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The Blue Line Extension: You've Got Questions, He's Got Answers

It was only around 70 years ago that Charlotte had a booming trolley system, with dozens of orange-colored streetcars running up and down the middle of Queens Road, The Plaza, and other surrounding streets and neighborhoods. That is, until the late 1930s came around, and the city dismantled the system, envisioning a future where cars and buses would become the city's primary modes of transportation.

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Ron Sanchez Named UNCC Men's Basketball Coach

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UNC Charlotte has hired Ron Sanchez as the new men’s basketball coach, the athletic department announced Monday. 

Summer Camp Owner Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Child

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The owner of a Charlotte summer camp has been accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl while she attended his camp in the summer of 2017. 

Piedmont Natural Gas rates are ticking down slightly, thanks to strong sales in recent months, according to a filing Friday with state regulators. 

UNC President Margaret Spellings joined Charlotte Talks Monday, March 19, 2018.
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Margaret Spellings, the former secretary of education and current president of the UNC system, says after two years on the job there is still more work to be done to lower the cost of a UNC education and she needs the legislature's help to keep the momentum going.  

CATS has cut some bus routes and added others so fewer riders have to pass through the Transit Center uptown.
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With last week's opening of the Lynx Blue Line Extension, Charlotte Area Transit System on Monday discontinued some bus routes and revised others so they connect with the light rail.

Vladimir Putin won a fourth term as Russia's president on Sunday in a vote designed to be more of a referendum on his 18 years in power than a competitive election.

According to official results as of Monday morning, Putin swept up almost 77 percent of the vote, with Communist candidate Pavel Grudinin trailing in a distant second with less than 12 percent. None of the other six pre-approved candidates rose above the single digits.

AUSTIN, Texas— The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas

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Austin's police chief says officers have completed a sweep of the neighborhood where the latest in a string of bombings occurred and deemed it safe, but he asked those who live there to remain indoors until 2 p.m.

Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference Monday that although officers didn't find anything suspicious while canvassing the southwestern Austin residential neighborhood of Travis Country, investigators are still collecting evidence.

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MIAMI  — Documents show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida high school rampage that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon.

Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded.

A commitment under the law would have made it more difficult if not impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally.

UNC President Margaret Spellings joined Charlotte Talks Monday, March 19, 2018.
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Margaret Spellings talks about her first two years as president of the University of North Carolina system and more.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Every so often we hear about alligator sightings well outside their natural habitat in the Charlotte region.  Last month, a group of fishermen found a dead 5-foot gator in the Catawba River near Belmont. Last year, two alligators were hit and killed by cars – one in Union County and the other in York County.   It got us thinking:  just how did they get here?  



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