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5:13 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Obama's Immigration Speech Leads To High Hopes, Questions From Local Immigrant Group

President Barack Obama says he will lay out his plans to overhaul America's immigration system on Thursday night.
Credit Whitehouse.gov

Thursday night, President Barack Obama will lay out his plan to overhaul America’s immigration system. 

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Local News
3:15 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

State Releases Salary Information Of Charter School Holdouts

The Charter Advisory Board vets applications for new charters.
Credit Lisa Miller / WFAE

The salaries of public school employees are public information, but some charter schools have resisted supplying those records. It took a directive from the governor and a warning from the North Carolina Board of Education to get names and salaries of school staff from a few holdouts. 

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Local News
3:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Headline Roundup: Highway 74 Closed, Family Dollar Merger And More

Highway 74 Closer After Traffic Fatality 

Highway 74 is still closed in Monroe near CMC-Union. A section of the road has been shut down in both directions since shortly after 7 this morning, when a tractor trailer turned over onto a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car. The deputy was killed in the accident. Authorities haven’t released that person’s name. The driver of the tractor trailer, Eddie Weeks of Fayetteville, faces a misdemeanor death by motor vehicle charge. The DOT hasn’t said whether that section of Highway 74 will reopen.

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Charlotte Observer
2:01 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

One Killed When Truck Overturns On Patrol Car In Monroe

A tractor-trailer overturned on a Union County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Wednesday on US 74 near Sutherland Avenue in Monroe, killing one person, according to authorities.
Credit Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

A tractor-trailer overturned on a Union County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Wednesday morning in Monroe, killing one person, according to authorities.

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Local News
11:26 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Social Services: State Software Severely Stalls Assistance

Credit ncfast.gov

There are still major problems with new state software, which is supposed to speed up processing of government assistance claims.


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Local News
9:09 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Meck Commissioners Fight Familiar Battle For Chairmanship

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
Credit charmeck.org

In two weeks, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will reconvene for a new session. Two new commissioners will sit at the dais at the Government Center, and they will need to pick a new chairman to lead them. The upcoming decision is reopening old wounds. 


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Local News
9:05 am
Wed November 19, 2014

TV Show Mythbusters Comes To Charlotte

On the Discovery Show "Mythbusters," hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman test out well-known and some not-so-well-known myths to see if they’re true. For example: the urban legend that combining the candy Pop Rocks and soda can cause your stomach to explode. Now the show is going on the road to theaters across the country for live performances, including a stop in Charlotte. Adam Savage joins us now.

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Local News
1:54 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

More Voters Get To The End Of The Ballot In 2014

Credit Mecklenburg County

In addition to electing new federal, state and local lawmakers, North Carolinians voted for 144 new judges, from the state’s Supreme Court down to district courts. Fewer people vote in these lower information, non-partisan, down ballot races—it’s called “roll-off”— but this year more people made it all the way through.

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Local News
1:47 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Headline Roundup: Cannon Goes To Prison And More

Cannon Enters Prison

Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is in federal prison in Morgantown, West Virginia. He reported to prison shortly before noon to start a 44-month sentence for public corruption. Cannon was on house arrest for more than a week leading up to his sentence for violating his bond when he voted in this month’s election, something his felony conviction prohibits him from doing.  His vote was later canceled. 

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Local News
12:59 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

NC Among States With Highest Medicare Advantage Turnover In 2015

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North Carolina has the fourth-highest percentage of people whose Medicare Advantage plans will no longer be offered next year, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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