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Secretary Foxx questions NC airport dispute

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the dispute over who controls Charlotte Douglas International Airport is what he calls "an unnecessary mess." The former Charlotte mayor told The Charlotte Observer he doesn't know when the Federal Agitation Administration might make a decision. Full story...
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Charlotte doctors face drug charges

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Charlotte police have charged two eye doctors with drug trafficking after investigators said the doctors wrote fake hydrocodone prescriptions for some patients and stole the pills. Police said in a statement that Dr. Benjamin Hobbs and Dr. Samuel Hobbs are each charged with trafficking in opiates, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and larceny. The brothers own Clear View Eye Care. Full story...
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Ex-Charlotte mayor's lawyers seek sentencing delay

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Lawyers for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon have filed a request to delay sentencing in his public corruption case. Area media outlets report the motion filed on Monday says one or more witnesses are unavailable for that date, and asks for a new sentencing date of Oct. 13. The original sentencing hearing was scheduled for Sept. 25. Full story...
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Former Marine faces Charlotte murder trial

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A former Marine from Charlotte is scheduled for trial this month in an alcohol related wreck that killed a woman nearly three years ago. The Charlotte Observer reported that 34-year-old Eric Jonathan Cox is charged with second-degree murder for the wreck. Full story...
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Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge. Full story...
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Charlotte considers millions on Hornets arena

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The city of Charlotte is considering a plan to spend about $30 million to make improvements at Time Warner Cable Area, home of the NBA's Hornets. Staffers told Charlotte City Council on Monday the money would come from two hospitality taxes. City council is expected to take a first vote on the proposal at a meeting Sept. 8. Full story...
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Obama to address American Legion in Charlotte

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President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention. A statement released from the White House Press Office on Friday said Obama will address the convention on Tuesday. Full story...
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I-77 toll lane construction to start in 2015

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State highway officials say construction of Interstate 77 toll lanes in the Charlotte area is scheduled to begin either next spring or summer, with new lanes slated to open in four years. The Charlotte Observer reports the proposed toll lanes will be built between Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte and Exit 36 in Mooresville. Full story...
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Veteran Charlotte police office charged with sex offenses

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 26-year veteran of the department is facing multiple sex charges following an investigation. Police said Wednesday that Officer Reginald K. Harris is charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature. Officials say the charges stem from an investigation that began last month. Full story...
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Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

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The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. Attorney Elliot Abrams, a member of LaRoque's defense team, said Thursday that the retrial has been moved from October to Feb. 2, 2015. Full story...
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