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Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

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Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. Full story...
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McCrory willing to review Medicaid expansion later

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd be willing to consider expanding Medicaid in North Carolina through the federal health care overhaul law once the state's system is repaired after years of cost overruns. Full story...
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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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