CMPD http://wfae.org en Lawmakers Report Deal On NC Budget http://wfae.org/post/lawmakers-report-deal-nc-budget <p>Nearly a month after the start of the new fiscal year, North Carolina legislative leaders say they’ve finally agreed on the outline of a state budget.</p><p>Both House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius and Senate leader Phil Berger of Rockingham issued messages on Twitter this weekend announcing the deal, and said details will come this week. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:33:45 +0000 David Boraks 55727 at http://wfae.org CMPD Considers Renewing Gang Injunction In Hidden Valley http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-considers-renewing-gang-injunction-hidden-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last summer,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/court-rules-hidden-valley-kings-gang-members-cant-mingle" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">a judge issued an injunction</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">against the Hidden Valley Kings in north Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That made Mecklenburg the first county in the state to implement&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2011/Bills/House/HTML/H673v5.html" target="_blank">a new law&nbsp;</a>that allows judges to order suspected gang members not to associate with each other in public, possess a gun or be near anyone carrying drugs or firearms.</span></p><p>Charlotte Mecklenburg police say the injunction has reduced crime in Hidden Valley and it will soon expire. But, they're not sure if they're going to ask for an extension.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:24:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55309 at http://wfae.org CMPD Considers Renewing Gang Injunction In Hidden Valley 4 Charged In June Murder Case http://wfae.org/post/4-charged-june-murder-case <p>Police have arrested four people in the past two days on charges stemming from a fatal shooting last month in North Charlotte. The three men and one woman, aged from 23 to 29, are suspects in the June 22<sup>nd</sup> shooting death of Terrance Johnson.&nbsp; He died after he was shot during an afternoon argument at a house on Wynbrook Way, off Graham Street near I-85.&nbsp; The four people face murder, robbery and other charges. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:47:24 +0000 David Boraks 55282 at http://wfae.org Panthers’ Hardy Guilty Of Assault http://wfae.org/post/panthers-hardy-guilty-assault <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday night, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and communicating threats to an ex-girlfriend in May.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hardy was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and 60 days of jail time if he violated probation. But a district judge stayed his sentence while Hardy appeals his conviction.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twelve witnesses took the stand during a trial that lasted ten hours and wrapped up around 9 o'clock.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:28:24 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 55001 at http://wfae.org Panthers’ Hardy Guilty Of Assault Charlotte's Under The Radar, $80M 911 Center http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-under-radar-80m-911-center <p>The City of Charlotte has undertaken several large capital projects in recent years, including the streetcar, the Blue Line Extension, and the transformation of Bojangles Arena into an amateur sports complex. One of the largest has received comparatively little attention: a new, $80 million emergency communications center, which also fits into a larger effort to upgrade an aging 911 system.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:20:07 +0000 Ben Bradford 54505 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's Under The Radar, $80M 911 Center Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition http://wfae.org/post/man-shot-stray-bullet-july-4-fair-condition <p>The family of Brandon Yam, the man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July, says he may be released from the hospital this week.</p><p>Family members are asking for any information that will help them identify the kind of bullet that struck him.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54495 at http://wfae.org Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition CMPD Police Major Discusses Reasons For Officer Body Cameras http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-police-major-discusses-reasons-officer-body-cameras <p>Back in April, the Charlotte City Council voted to allow the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to purchase new body cameras for some of their police officers. While CMPD is still deciding exactly what types of body cams they want to buy, they are confident that the new equipment will help better serve both the public and police officers. This morning we were joined by CMPD Major Steve Willis to talk about the departments’ decision to start using these body cameras and how he sees them helping.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:42:57 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53168 at http://wfae.org Eastway Division Model For Future Police Stations http://wfae.org/post/eastway-division-model-future-police-stations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Charlotte wants its police stations to be more of a one-stop shop. In east Charlotte, city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new police station Wednesday morning. It houses more than 100 police officers and 15 members of the city's code enforcement team. Neighborhood &amp; Business Services director Patrick Mumford says he and </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Chief Rodney Monroe first discussed the idea of moving some of his staff into police stations about three years ago.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:57:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52285 at http://wfae.org Eastway Division Model For Future Police Stations Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/hard-hitting-public-safety-football-charlotte <p>While the Carolina Panthers and the UNCC 49ers take a break for the off-season, another team is playing football in Charlotte—the Cobras, a team of policeman, firemen, medics, and other area emergency responders.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:21:27 +0000 Ben Bradford 51221 at http://wfae.org Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte McMurray Drives To Upset In All-Star Race http://wfae.org/post/mcmurray-drives-upset-all-star-race <p>Jamie McMurray was a 40-to-1 long shot but a late surge helped him to an upset victory in the million-dollar NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.&nbsp; It was the first big event in 2014 Race Week.&nbsp;</p><p>McMurray was in second place as the race restarted for the 10-lap sprint to the checkered flag. Lined up outside of pole-sitter Carl Edwards, McMurray waged a door-to-door battle with the leader for a lap before he finally cleared Edwards for the lead two laps into the fifth segment.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sun, 18 May 2014 14:32:44 +0000 David Boraks 51176 at http://wfae.org