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July 5, 2014 

Arrest made in Norris Avenue killing

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man Friday morning in the 1300 block of Norris Avenue.

Authorities said on Saturday that Terry Laney, 38, was charged with murder in the shooting of Raymelle Jake Smith, 31.

Police believe the victim and suspect knew each other, and that the shooting wasn’t random. Joe DePriest

Police detain man who removed monitoring device

A man wanted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on outstanding warrants for interfering with an electronic monitoring device and robbery with a dangerous weapon was taken into custody without incident Saturday morning.

Authorities said that on Feb. 22, 2013, a judge ordered Tychicus Dobie, 17, to wear an electronic monitoring device during his pretrial release for robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy.

On July 3, police said Dobie removed his electronic monitor and was last seen on Parkside Terrace Lane. Joe DePriest

2 tries needed to douse Statesville lumber yard fire

It took firefighters two tries to put out a blaze at a lumberyard in Statesville.

The fire at Godfrey Lumber Co. started Thursday evening. Firefighters say they fought the blaze for four hours and thought they had extinguished it.

But authorities say the fire reignited around 6 a.m. Friday, and it took several more hours to put it out again. Firefighters brought in heavy equipment to remove the siding of the lumberyard building to make sure all the hot spots were out.

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.

Statesville Fire Department Battalion Chief Andy Weatherman said a thunderstorm was in the area when the fire started, and lightning is being investigated as a possible cause of the blaze. Associated Press

McGuire sirens to be tested on Wednesday

Sirens around McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville will be tested about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. No public action is required during the 3-minute test.

County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens. The test is performed quarterly. Staff reports

Firefighters put out fire in 10 minutes

Sixteen Charlotte firefighters brought a house fire under control Saturday afternoon in 10 minutes.

The fire broke out in the 2000 block of Cartier Way off West Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. Gavin Off

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