No Charges In Police Shooting Of Rueben Galindo

The CMPD officer who shot Reuben Galindo will not face criminal charges, says Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray. Galindo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, called police on the night of September 6th, saying he had a gun with no bullets and wanted officers to come to his home. After a brief encounter with officers, Galindo was shot twice and died steps away from his home. The gun in Galindo's possession did not have ammunition. Murray says although the shooting is tragic, it was...

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FAQ City: How To 'Compel' People To Interact With Those Different From Them?

WFAE asked Charlotteans for answers to this listener-submitted question.

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The Charlotte Museum of History announced that it has selected Adria Focht as its new president and CEO.

Focht comes to Charlotte by way of Kings Mountain, where she was the director and curator of Kings Mountain Historical Museum.

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The Air Force says a mistake allowed Devin Patrick Kelley to buy guns. On Sunday Kelley opened fire on a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

The former airman had an assault-style rifle and two handguns — all purchased by him, according to federal officials — when he shot and killed 26 people.

Some fatal shootings that have happened at U.S. houses of worship since 2012:

Nov. 5, 2017: Dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault weapon, 21-year-old Devin Kelley opened fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others.

Sept 24, 2017: Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, was charged with killing a woman and wounding six other people with gunshots at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Tuesday is election day in Charlotte and other cities across the Carolinas. Voters in Charlotte will choose a new mayor, as Democrat Vi Lyles and Republican Kenny Smith square off in the race to succeed Jennifer Roberts. The incumbent Democrat lost September's primary to Lyles.

Lyles, a former Charlotte budget director, has served two terms as an at-large city council member and is the current mayor pro tem.   Smith, a Charlotte native and commercial real estate broker, has also served four years on city council.

Hurricane Irma repair costs affected Duke's third-quarter profits.
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Repair costs after Hurricane Irma cut into Duke Energy's profits in the third quarter.  The cancellation of a Florida nuclear project also contributed.

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Out of school suspensions are down so far this year for CMS students in kindergarten through second grades, but racial disparities still exist. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg school officials, there have only been 29 students suspended at those grade levels this school year, compared to 139 for the same period last year. But school officials say, 55 percent of the students suspended were African-American males.

2017 Voter Guide: Charlotte City Council

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of our voter guide inadvertently left off one candidate for an At-Large seat on the Charlotte City Council. Libertarian Steven DiFiore. He did take part in our survey and we have updated the guide to include his entry. We apologize for this error.

Tuesday, November 7 is Election Day.

Which means this is the season of voter guides.

But we in public radio know the power of hearing from someone directly. So our voter guide features the candidates in their own voices.

A fourth worker at an eastern North Carolina prison has died from injuries suffered in an inmate escape attempt last month. The Department of Public Safety says 31-year-old maintenance mechanic Geoffrey Howe died Thursday from injuries he received in the October 12 incident at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City.  

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William "Bump" Roddey has vowed to file an ethics complaint against Rock Hill Schools after losing Tuesday's runoff for Rock Hill mayor.

The York County councilman says the school should not have robocalled or emailed parents the night before the election.

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How Can People Interact With Those of Different Races, Beliefs, Etc.?

A listener wrote to us not long ago asking what could be done to compel Charlotteans to regularly interact with residents of different races, classes, lifestyles, and beliefs.

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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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Brunswick stew, sweet potato cakes, blackberry cobbler, and maple popcorn are just a few of the dishes that members of the Catawba Indian Nation are busy preparing for visitors who will attend the 4th Annual Craft and Food Fair on Saturday, Nov. 18.                  

“People of the community bake and prepare dishes,” explains Tonya Rice, the Children’s Services Director for the community. She’s also a chef in her own right, and estimates it takes about 50 people to produce the event.

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