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Crazy gridlock

April 20. Police and town officials are keeping an eye on traffic on West Catawba which was fully gridlocked in both directions late this afternoon. Police are watching cameras on the town’s major artery, but there’s apparently no explanation other than unusual delays on I-77. 0000000

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Boat safely: Free vessel check Saturday

April 21. What’s a backfire flame control? It’s one of nearly a dozen key boating safety features which will be inspected free of charge during vessel safety checks at Blythe Landing. The safety check, sponsored the Cornelius Police Department and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and will take place Saturday, April 22 and again on Saturday, May 6, […]

Welcome Lex!

March 14. By Dave Vieser. There’s a new police officer in town…and he goes by the name Lex. A 21-month-old male Belgian Malinois, K9 Lex has teamed up with Corporal Derek Queen.  They recently completed a two-week training course in Alabama, which included building and vehicle searches, detection of illegal substances, article search, tracking and suspect […]

Adult charged with contributing to delinquency of minors

Nov. 12. Deborah Ann Flowers, 54, of 21444 Country Club Drive, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors by the Cornelius Police. The charge apparently stems from an October 30 party at her home where it is alleged a large number of underage teens were consuming alcohol. As part of the police […]

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‘Pack the Patrol Car’ for students in need

Aug. 9. It’s time to “Pack the Patrol Car” with school supplies for the upcoming school year. From now until Aug. 23, donations of school supplies can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm in the lobby of the Cornelius Police Department.  Cornelius Police will deliver all the donated items Fri. Aug. 26 to the four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools […]

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Catawba Avenue is OPEN!

UPDATE. Catawba Avenue has reopened in time for the afternoon commute home. Police said the road was closed because of a  large hydraulic oil spill caused by a Republic trash truck. It occurred near Meridian and Mulberry streets. Police redirected traffic to Hwy. 21 and Main Street at the time. There were no injuries, according to police. […]

Gun and Hoses event July 30

The Town of Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius-Lemley Fire & Rescue will meet on the ballfield for a Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Game Saturday, July 30. The event at Bailey Road Park starts at 11 am. Proceeds will benefit the Cornelius 9/11 Monument. Opening ceremonies will begin at 11 am with Cornelius resident Hailey Vogel singing […]

Update on June 12 drowning

July 12. A 27-year-old Charlotte woman who drowned in Lake Norman Sunday June 12 was a attempting to retrieve her hat, which had blown overboard, according to Cornelius police. The victim was identified as Shakira Varner, and the drowning happened off of Island Forest Drive. Cornelius police say Varner and another woman were on a private […]

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Accident victim was from Mooresville

June 10. Donna Reynolds, 61, of Mooresville, was the motorist who was killed June 8 when her car crashed into the cement divider at Exit 28 in Cornelius. She was exiting the interstate from the I-77 ramp when her vehicle hit the center wall on the Catawba Avenue bridge. There were no other occupants in the vehicle […]

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Fatality on Diverging Diamond

June 8. UPDATED 1 PM. A motorist has died after a single-car accident on the north side of the Diverging Diamond Interchange at West Catawba and I-77. Police Chief Bence Hoyle said the accident had nothing to do with the DDI itself. “The vehicle came off the ramp and went through the intersection and struck the […]

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