Marcus Smith of MLS4CLT presented his soccer stadium plan to the City Council's Economic Development Committee meeting Thursday.
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City And MLS Group Talk About Smaller Contribution Toward Stadium

A group hoping to bring a Major League Soccer team to Charlotte asked a City Council committee Thursday for financial help building a new soccer stadium. The Economic Development Committee's chair says any city contribution will be far less than the $44 million originally requested. The leader of the MLS bid says he can work with that.

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Woman Charged With Running Unlicensed Day Care

Jul 12, 2017

The owner of a day care where a baby died is charged with running an unlicensed day care out of a home in northwest Charlotte.  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A Charlotte Mecklenburg police officer has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after he killed a pedestrian while responding to a call on Morehead Street last weekend. 

Christopher Wray Senate Confirmation hearing, July 12, 2017
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Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing. Wray would replace James Comey, whom Trump fired in May. Wray served in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush and currently works on white-collar crime at an international law firm. Given Comey's dismissal and ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election and potential ties to the Trump campaign, senators are expected to press Wray on his independence and integrity.

Alex Olgin

Mecklenburg County leaders are considering structural changes to the troubled health department.  Commissioners heard suggestions from two outside consultants on how to fix the department they found is poorly managed and doesn't have a sufficient system to track patient records. 


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Major League Soccer executives will be in Charlotte and Raleigh next week to review competing bids for new franchises and gauge community support for the sport.

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The Mecklenburg County Health Department clinics are disorganized and inconsistent. That is the conclusion of an outside evaluation publicly released today. The county audit review committee will hear details from these reports at a meeting this afternoon. The review was triggered after the county found out 185 women weren’t notified about their abnormal Pap smear test results in a timely manner.

CMPD bodycam footage

An attorney for the family of Iaroslav Mosiiuk says police footage backs up the assertion that officers mishandled the situation leading to the shooting of the 25-year-old Ukrainian immigrant.

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The 12th Congressional District, which encompasses most of Mecklenburg County, stands to have the most people in the country lose health care coverage under the Senate plan to replace Obamacare – that’s according to the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning think tank. About 200 people concerned about those coverage losses attended a town hall Monday night hosted by Congresswoman Alma Adams.

Sarah Delia

There have been 49 murders in Charlotte this year, which is more than double the number compared to 2016.

Monday, we visited the North Tryon Division where 10 murders have occurred. We heard from residents who live there and the officers who patrol the area.

Now we hear from the family of one of the first victims of the year. His name was Jabari Stewart. WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke to Stewart’s sister and brother-in-law who are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after his murder.

Body camera footage was released Monday that shows a CMPD officer shoot and kill a man whom authorities say was pointing a rifle at police. The shooting of 25-year old Iaroslav Mosiiuk occurred on March 8th in north Charlotte.

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