Local Crime

Police Warn About Lottery Scams

The record $1.5 billion Powerball lottery means lots of money for those with lucky numbers, but it may also bring out some scam artists.

CMPD Creates Human Trafficking Task Force

Tackling human trafficking. CMPD is forming a new task force to help victims escape and to prosecute pimps. Several law enforcement agencies gathered Monday to train the public on how to identify the crime.

WANTED: Oscar Steele

Oscar Eugene Steele, 28, is wanted on outstanding warrants for Felony Probation Violation and Interfering with an Electronic Monitoring Device.

Two Shot in Busy Charlotte Intersection

A shootout in a busy North Charlotte intersection New Years Day. Local police heard the gunshots and stopped it in progress. CMPD says quick reaction by officers may have prevented the first murder of 2016.

Gastonia Family Mourns 21-Month-Old Riley

Heartbreaking news for a Gaston County family. A toddler struck in a hit and run accident at her home has died from her extensive injuries. Police say they've identified the driver, but no charges have been filed.

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