A Charlotte judge sentenced a man Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison after he shot and killed a man nearly two years ago.Investigators said Miguel Silva shot and killed Keith Patterson on Cherrycrest Lane in southwest Charlotte.Investigators said Silva shot Patterson when he tried to rob Silva during a drug deal in October 2011.Until now, police had only charged Silva with drug ...
Generous Channel 9 viewers stopped by the studios Wednesday to feed those in need. Second Harvest Food Bank will distribute all of the food collected starting Thursday. Local businesses and citizens dropped off thousands of pounds of food to feed the hungry. More than 600 food pantries, soup kitchens and other local agencies rely on Second Harvest to keep their shelves stocked. Local children ...
Pat McCrory 's wife has taken a stand in the fight against puppy mills in North Carolina. Ann McCrory said Wednesday she wants puppy mills stopped in the state before they start. She urged Senate members to pass a House bill that requires large commercial dog breeders to meet minimum standards of care. The bill does not apply the kennels where most dogs are being bred or trained for ...
Crews are out Wednesday night at a busy ramp from Interstate 85 South onto Interstate 77 South to repair damage from a tractor-trailer crash Tuesday.One lane had to be shut down, but crews hope to reopen the lane before morning traffic.The ramp had to be shut down Tuesday when an 18-wheeler flipped and took out 400 feet of guardrail.Investigators haven't determined if wet roads or a wrong ...
It's a crazy trend all over the Internet right now. Rather than drinking tea, people are smoking it. "We tried to smoke a tea bag because we saw it on a YouTube," Josiah said. Josiah is 12 years old. He told Eyewitness News the same thing he told police, the YouTube video about smoking tea popped up while he was watching a music video with his little brother. He said he ...
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Charles Dickens third novel, Nicholas Nickleby, weighs in at well over 800 pages, and the Royal Shakespeare Companys famous stage version ran for eight and a half hours. Thus, it is one of many delightful miracles that writer/director Douglas McGrath has so efficiently and effectively pared down his source material to craft a consistently engaging and frequently hilarious film version that ... ...
The student loan rates could double if lawmakers in Washington cannot agree. The unresolved debate might mean that the rates could double in less than two weeks. On average, students graduate with $27,000 in loan debt. Students who attend private schools may accumulate almost $100,000 in ...
WASHINGTON - Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s status as a major airline hub is not guaranteed in the proposed American Airlines-US Airways merger, according to Senate testimony Wednesday. In its review of the $11 billion deal, the Government Accountability Office wrote that changing business conditions could compel the combined air carrier to shift hub operations from ...
Charlotte City Council members asked a local towing company Wednesday about its booting practices. They are trying to learn more after some complained the booting was predatory.Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon said the city doesn't want to get involved in policing private parking lots, but at the same time wants to make sure there is not a larger public issue going on. "The last thing we ...
Several Chester County homeowners are taking the fight against sewage sludge coming from Charlotte to the next level.Two weeks ago, the South Carolina DHEC approved the renewal of a permit allowing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities District to spread treated bio-solids on thousands of acres of farmland in the state.Hundreds of people attended a public hearing about the renewal of the permit in ...
Charlotte Mecklenburg police are asking for help finding a teenager allegedly involved in a drug deal and shooting Tuesday afternoon at a north Charlotte elementary school that left a teenager dead and a police informant injured.Late Wednesday afternoon police identified Davion Drayton, 17, as the suspect charged with shooting the unidentified police informant at Hidden Valley Elementary School. ...
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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Anne Bronte, sister of Charlotte and Emily, has been given a new gravestone after 164 years to correct a mistake in the original.
Anne, who authored 'Agnes Grey' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,' died in Scarborough in 1849 after succumbing to tuberculosis at the age of 29.
But Anne's headstone in St Mary's Churchyard gave her age as 28.
Anne's original gravestone was refaced 3 years after her death, when Charlotte returned to discover five mistakes on it, the other errors were corrected but the age was not.
The Bronte Society installed the new plaque alongside the original that had deteriorated over the years, the BBC reported.
Society's Sally McDonald said that Anne was the quietest Bronte and can still sometimes be overlooked in favour of her sisters Charlotte and Emily.
She added that in some ways, though, she is now viewed as the most radical of the sisters, writing about tough subjects like women's need to maintain independence, and how alcoholism could tear a family apart. (ANI)
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