Mississippi Shooting Spree Kills 8, Including Sheriff's Deputy

A sheriff's deputy and seven other people were killed in an overnight shooting spree in Lincoln County, Miss., and the suspect is in custody. The rampage happened at three separate locations in the county, according to a statement from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation carried by The Associated Press and Reuters. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt, was apprehended and moved to a hospital to receive treatment for a gunshot wound. Authorities did not explain how...

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Frank Deford

Longtime NPR sports commentator Frank Deford died Sunday in Key West, Fla., according to The Washington Post. He was 78. 

Deford recently retired after spending 37 years contributing to Morning Edition. 

In a column earlier this month announcing his retirement, Deford wrote:

Police watched as fans entered a Panthers game last September during a week of protests following the police shooting of Keith Scott.
David Boraks / WFAE

The City Council last week delayed a planned vote on whether to repeal Charlotte's five-year-old extraordinary events ordinance. Officials now say they want to get more public input, at a public forum next week.

T. Ortega Gaines / The Charlotte Observer

Spellers from around the country are pouring into Washington, D.C. this week for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Among those 291 spellers will be 14-year-old Akshra Paimagam (a.k.a. speller 276), a native Charlottean and 8th grader at Randolph Middle School.

Marlo Medina-Chevez

CMPD has positively identified a body found in Rock Hill Thursday as missing Charlotte Uber driver Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez.  Police have filed murder charges against two men who were found Monday in Maryland with his car and credit card. 

CMPD Commissions Coloring Book

May 26, 2017
Cover of Officer Blue
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

CMPD has a new tool to try to build trust with the community. It's a coloring book.

"Officer Blue’s Very Bzzz-z-z-y Day" teaches children safety tips. The department has been giving out coloring books for years, but CMPD commissioned this one. It includes the city skyline and officers with CMPD logos helping kids.

Officer Jonathan Frisk says one of the best ways to build a foundation of trust is spending time with children – and says this coloring book helps make CMPD officers seem more approachable.

Prime Time For A Picnic

May 26, 2017
a picnic
nAok0 / Flickr

Summer may officially arrive on June 21, but everyone knows it truly kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. And that means it’s picnic season.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has unseated its chief, accusing him of using his office for personal gain. Meanwhile, a South Carolina man who kept a woman chained in a storage container for two months has pleaded guilty to killing seven people over 13 years. And a woman has been extradited to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office to face charges related to the murder of a 25-year-old man in April. Afternoon headlines on WFAE.

North Carolina General Assembly building.
NC General Assembly

Thursday was a busy day for members of the North Carolina House. All eight appropriations subcommittees voted to approve their respective parts of the chamber's proposed state budget.

Normally, at a time like this, we can tell you everything included in that budget. Not so today. Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry asks WFAE's Tom Bullock to explain all this.

A CMPD police boat at McDowell Nature Preserve landing. CMPD and other agencies will be out on area lakes this Memorial Day weekend.
David Boraks / WFAE

Boating season gets into full swing this holiday weekend on North Carolina's lakes and waterways. Public safety officials will be out enforcing the rules, including a new state law that stiffens penalties for boating while impaired.

Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez was reported missing Monday morning after he didn't return from his job driving for Uber.

CMPD homicide detectives have found a body in Rock Hill they believe is that of missing Charlotte Uber driver Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez.

The discovery came during a search with police dogs Thursday afternoon off Mount Gallant Hill Road, south of Lake Wylie. The FBI and police from Rock Hill and the York County Sheriff's Office joined CMPD officers in the search.




Charlotte Homicides In 2017 - A Look At The Victims

WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides, and remembering the victims, through this interactive timeline.

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