Trump Embroiled In 2 Controversies About Professional Sports, Race And Culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JMnfmxA_Qo Updated at 5 p.m. ET Sunday Editor's note: This story contains language that some might find offensive. In the span of less than 24 hours, President Trump catapulted himself into the center of two racially charged controversies involving professional sports, reigniting criticism that he is divisive and insensitive — a month after Trump struggled with criticism of his multiple remarks in response to violence in Charlottesville, Va. The president was...

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ONE YEAR LATER

Special Coverage on Anniversary of the Shooting of Keith Scott and Protests

Duke Energy says it will publish federally mandated maps that it previously refused to publish, showing what could happen to neighboring properties if a coal-ash pit burst.

Two environmental advocacy groups had said last week they planned a lawsuit to force disclosure of the information withheld for more than a dozen Duke Energy sites in Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina.

The groups said Duke Energy was the country's only electric utility not providing the dam safety information.

On Monday, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members will decided whether to take a position on the nearly $1 billion bond plan for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Opposition to the November bond referendum is strong in the northern part of the county where many residents think they are being slighted.

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce

Some residents in Davidson have taken to social media to express opposition to a four-story hotel being built on Griffith Street, near I-77. They say the project is too close to two schools and predict it will attract crime and pose a threat to school children and nearby residents.

Drug Enforcement Agency

A several-months-long investigation of a heroin ring in Concord resulted in warrants being issued for 22 people Wednesday. According to Concord police, 17 people have been arrested and five are still at large, as of this afternoon. 

Police in riot gear march down Trade Street toward the Omni Hotel during protests Sept. 21, 2016, after the killing of Keith Lamont Scott.
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CMPD and the City of Charlotte say they're studying a consultant's recommendations for changes in police training, transparency and other policies. Those came in a report from The Police Foundation of Washington, D.C., hired by the city after demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of a black man last year. 

Police have arrested and charged a man with a homicide that happened Wednesday night in northeast Charlotte. 

All the panelists joined a Q&A in the second hour of the forum "Unrest in the Queen City: One Year Later" at Spirit Square.
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A year after the killing of Keith Scott, Charlotte is still debating both police shootings and the social and economic inequality that led to a week of protests. Just how well CMPD and the city are doing was the question Wednesday night during a two-hour Charlotte Talks Public Conversation at Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte.

Duke already has installed large battery systems elsewhere, like this one at a wind farm in Texas.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy plans to install its first two large-scale battery storage units in 2019 in western North Carolina.  A nine-megawatt battery system will be installed in Asheville and a four-megawatt system is planned in Hot Springs, in Madison County.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night to mark one year since the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, which ignited days of volatile protests in Charlotte and exposed deep divisions between minorities and the city's police force.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The widow of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot one year ago, revisited the site of the shooting Wednesday. Rakeyia Scott was accompanied to the north Charlotte apartment complex on Lexington Circle by an attorney and family members, including Scott's children and four-month-old grandchild.

Standing several feet away from where her husband was shot last year, Scott told reporters that the past year had been a year of grieving.

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