Matthew Benner pleaded guilty in court to murdering Amanda Strous nearly two years ago. He avoided the death penalty instead getting life in prison. Strous’s family was in the courtroom to hear the guilty plea and had words for the man who took Amanda away from them.
29-year-old Marvin Lee was sentenced to 14 to 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree Murder in the 2016 shooting death of then 26-year-old Jefferson Heavner.
Living on the streets is a tough reality any time, but during the winter, it’s unbearable. Urban Ministry Center, along with Room in the Inn, are at full capacity and increasing their bed overflow to shelter more from the frigid nights.
2018 is just days away, and the city of Charlotte is planning a huge party uptown. CMPD says there will be extra security, and some new security measures due to recent terror attacks.
A Monroe woman and her family are safe thanks to the brave police officers who ran into a burning home and saved them.
Charlotte’s top cop is calling on on whoever shot two boys just nine and 11 years old while they were sleeping in their own beds to turn themselves in. The two boys are recovering in the hospital while CMPD Chief Kerr Putney makes a plea to the community to come together to catch the shooter. Putney says the Crimestoppers award is up to $5,000 for information to arrest the shooter.
You hear the bells ringing only during Christmas time, but donations to the Salvation Army red kettles help local families throughout the whole year. And this year the kettles are much emptier than usual.
Police are hoping new suspect surveillance photos and a $15,000 will help get a cold blooded killer off the streets. Police say a man randomly shot and killed a 7-Eleven clerk on Saturday. They’re calling on witnesses to come forward with any information..
The morning commute is still up in the air for thousands who ride the Lynx light rail to work. Trains from Southend to 485 are still shut down Wednesday night for repairs.
Charlotte Department of Transportation crews have started salting city bridges as well as hospital entrances and other emergency roads just as a precaution through the night and into tomorrow morning.