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Video of North Carolina Bus Shootout Released

Driver, passenger were injured

(Newser) - A bus driver was fired and a passenger was arrested after a shootout on a moving bus in North Carolina. The Charlotte Area Transit System has released video of the May 18 incident, which injured both the driver and the passenger, WRAL reports. The transit system says driver, David Fullard...

Looking to Start a Biz? Check Out These Cities

Orlando tops WalletHub's ranking of America's most startup-friendly places

(Newser) - It's been a tough few years for business owners across the nation, from the pandemic to rising prices due to inflation. However, current challenges haven't stopped some from mulling over launching their own business—a sign of what WalletHub calls Americans' unstoppable "entrepreneurial streak." In an...

Boating Accident Kills Charlotte Soccer Player

Team owner praises Anton Walkes' 'joyous approach to life'

(Newser) - A Major League Soccer player for Charlotte FC has died after a boating accident in Florida. Anton Walkes was 25. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement that its officers responded to an accident involving two vessels near the Miami Marine Stadium basin on Wednesday afternoon....

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Extradition Process Underway After NC Woman Dies in Mexico

Shanquella Robinson died as a result of 'direct attack' involving friend, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Mexico are working to extradite a female friend of a North Carolina woman who was found dead in a vacation rental property in Cabo San Lucas. Authorities say 25-year-old Shanquelle Robinson died as the result of a "direct attack" involving one of her friends last month and...

Police: Bank Robbery Suspects Caught While Switching Cars

Accused robbers with clever getaway scheme crashed, were caught

(Newser) - It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Three men police say are suspects in a bank robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina, stopped to switch to a different getaway car. Their planning fell through, however, and the police saw the switch take place, the Charlotte Observer reports....

Mick Jagger Goes Unnoticed at North Carolina Dive Bar

He dropped in for a beer at Charlotte's Thirsty Beaver

(Newser) - Mick Jagger walked into a bar in North Carolina Wednesday night—and nobody seemed to notice. On Thursday, the Rolling Stones frontman tweeted a photo of himself drinking a beer in front of the Thirsty Beaver, a beloved dive bar known for its eclectic mix of customers. "Out and...

2 Brothers Killed by Train Were Mourning Brother Killed by Train
Men Grieving Their
Dead Brother Are
Killed in Same Spot
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Men Grieving Their Dead Brother Are Killed in Same Spot

Pablo Us, Jose Us fatally hit by train at same NC spot where Baltazar Us died

(Newser) - The two brothers headed out Tuesday at the crack of dawn to mourn privately for another brother, who was killed last week in North Carolina after a train hit his pickup. Tragically—and "eerily," per the Charlotte Observer —Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and his 20-year-old sibling, Jose...

Cops Say Murders of 2 Trans Women Appear Connected

Alleged sex workers were killed in NC hotel rooms

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina have urged LGBTQ sex workers to be "hyper cautious" after two disturbingly similar murders in the space of 11 days. Police say the victims shot to death in Charlotte hotel rooms on April 4 and April 15 were both transgender women and sex workers, the...

4 Test Positive for COVID at GOP Convention
4 Test Positive
for COVID at RNC

4 Test Positive for COVID at RNC

All were sent home upon arrival

(Newser) - Health officials in Charlotte said Friday they conducted 792 coronavirus tests connected to the Republican National Convention, and four test results—for two attendees and two local employees—were positive, the Hill reports. "We had diligent safety protocols in place, including testing all attendees before arriving in Charlotte, and...

GOP's Jacksonville Party Is Off
Jacksonville Convention Is Off

Jacksonville Convention Is Off

Trump said he needs to keep his supporters safe

(Newser) - "The timing for the event is not right," President Trump said Thursday. "To have a big convention is not the right time." So Republicans will not be gathering in Jacksonville next month for their national convention. Trump made the announcement during his coronavirus briefing at the...

GOP Still 'Fully Committed' to Convention

Alternatives have not been discussed, RNC says

(Newser) - Major summer events including the Olympics have been canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic—but it's full steam ahead for the Republican National Convention, according to organizers. The North Carolina Republican Party says they are still planning to hold their statewide convention in May and the Republican National...

Drop by Drop, Prosecutor Says, Man Killed His Wife

Husband collected $250K from insurance policies

(Newser) - "They said she had a heart attack," a neighbor in the Charlotte area said. Stacy Hunsucker did have heart problems; she had a pacemaker. But a North Carolina prosecutor says that's not why she died last year. Blood that remained after an organ donation provided a clue,...

Barbershop Owner Pays Off Debts for 14 Students

They can now graduate from NC high school

(Newser) - A North Carolina barbershop owner has raised enough money to erase the debts of more than a dozen high school seniors who risked not graduating if they didn't pay them off, the AP reports. Season Bennett learned 14 seniors at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte wouldn't get...

10 Best US Cities for Business Startups

Orlando tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Anyone stuck in a cubicle at a dead-end job has dreamed of either hitting it big in the lottery or of starting a business—and for the latter, there are certain US cities that may be just the ticket to making that dream become reality. WalletHub examined startup opportunities in...

22-Year-Old UNC Shooting Suspect Is Named

Police say shooter opened fire in campus building, killing 2

(Newser) - Police have identified the suspect in a fatal campus shooting as a 22-year-old man. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued a statement late Tuesday identifying the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell. They say he's in custody with charges pending. Authorities say he used a pistol to open fire on students in a...

Kidnapper Chased Woman Into the Wrong Place: Cops

August Williams was arrested in Charlotte, NC

(Newser) - A North Carolina man was arrested Thursday after allegedly chasing a woman into a karate dojo—where he ran into a little trouble, CNN reports. Seems August Williams, 46, went into the Bushiken Karate Charlotte Dojo in Charlotte just as the chief instructor was cleaning up: "There were still...

It Was a Party Bus Celebration —Until a Window Opened

20-year-old UNC Charlotte student Polly Rogers fell, was fatally stuck by cars

(Newser) - Students at the University of North Carolina were out celebrating the end of classes Tuesday. But by 10:30pm, the revelry turned to tragedy on a party bus moving through the streets of Charlotte, NC. Police say UNC Charlotte student Polly Rogers died when she fell out of a bus...

Things Got Violent on a Landing Plane. Out Came the Duct Tape

FBI says Charlene Harriott, 36, was taped and zip-tied to restrain her after she became violent

(Newser) - Federal agents say an airline passenger was zip-tied and duct-taped after she ran toward the front of the plane and became violent. A criminal complaint filed in federal court says the event happened on an American Airlines flight Wednesday morning from Dallas to Charlotte, the AP reports. The Dallas Morning ...

A Missing Gun, a Hangover, and Now an FBI Investigation

Hangover part is an educated guess after FBI supervisor's embarrassing night

(Newser) - The New York Times has found a police report embarrassing to the FBI and to one counterterrorism supervisor in particular. It seems the unit chief tied one on while in North Carolina for training, hooked up with an "exotic dancer" at a hotel bar, took her back to his...

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