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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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Ex-Charlotte mayor to plead in corruption case

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty in federal court Tuesday on a public corruption charge related to his March arrest. Full story...
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Clodfelter leaves NC Senate before becoming Charlotte mayor

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The next mayor of Charlotte has officially resigned from the North Carolina Senate. Dan Clodfelter sent his resignation letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday, one day after the Charlotte City Council chose Clodfelter to serve out the unexpired two-year term of Patrick Cannon. Full story...
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Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges

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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Full story...
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Police find explosives, body in Charlotte home

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have found explosive devices in a home where a man's body was found. A statement from police said the body of 65-year-old Alva Richard Brewer was found in the house on the city's south side after a call to police on Monday. Full story...
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Python reported stolen from Charlotte school

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Officials are searching for a ball python that they say was taken from a Charlotte school science lab. Full story...
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Judge postpones hearing in coal ash lawsuit

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A federal judge is postponing a hearing on a lawsuit filed by an environmental group claiming Duke Energy violated the Clean Water Act by allowing its coal ash pits to pollute a major Charlotte waterway. Full story...
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Cook fired after incident with McCrory gets job offers

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The cook who was fired from his job at a Charlotte food store and restaurant after a confrontation with Gov. Pat McCrory this week says he's received several job offers. Full story...
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Several NC robbery suspect tracked by snow prints

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Police in Charlotte, Gastonia and Fayetteville say they made arrests in several robberies this week by tracking snow prints. Full story...
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Family says Charlotte police used excessive force

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A family is suing Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, saying the department used excessive force in the fatal shooting of a former Florida A&M football player. Full story...
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No surge in Charlotte conventions follow 2012 DNC

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The Democratic National Convention last year in Charlotte hasn't led to a rush of new business for the city's convention center, but local hotels are having a good year anyway. Full story...
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Studio developer wants money for Charlotte project

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A developer says he needs about $25 million from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to turn an old mall into a movie studio, hotel and retail space. Full story...
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2 teens arrested in shooting of Charlotte officer

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Two teens have been arrested in the shooting and wounding of an off-duty Charlotte police officer. Full story...
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Body found in Charlotte car was dismembered

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a woman's body found in an abandoned car earlier this week had been dismembered. Officers were called to an apartment complex about 6 p.m. Sunday to investigate an abandoned SUV with a strong odor coming from it. Full story...
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