Associated Press

2017 Charlotte Homicides Reach 70
Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday morning in North Charlotte. CMPD said officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call shortly after 6:30 a.m. in the 9200 block of Trinity Road, off Beatties Ford Road. The shooting victim, identified as 29-year old Larry Doral Watson, Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not say what led to the shooting and no suspect was immediately identified. This is the 70th homicide in Charlotte this year. CMPD says there were 69 homicides in 2016. 

LAS VEGAS — Solemn in the face of tragedy, President Donald Trump visited hospital bedsides and a vital police base in stricken Las Vegas, offering prayers and condolences to the victims of Sunday night's shooting massacre.

Santee Cooper and SCE&G had been adding two reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in Fairfield County.
Santee Cooper

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — The retiring CEO of one of two utilities that abandoned a nuclear power project in South Carolina argues against selling the pieces, saying the reactors will be completed someday.

By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for a second night near St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests.

A sign at one of Fort Bragg's entrances.
By Fish Cop. (Blashfield Sign Company) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army's largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training in California.

 Updated 7:50 p.m.

Hurricane Irma now has a westward path, but it will still have some effects on the Charlotte area with winds of 25-35 mph. One new development is the possibility of isolated tornadoes, says WCNC-TV meteorologist Brad Panovich.

"Monday afternoon and into the evening, especially down in the south areas of Charlotte and upstate of South Carolina, we might see some isolated tornadoes. It's something to keep an eye on Monday afternoon," Panovich says.

NOAA

UPDATED at 6:10 p.m. Thursday

Governors Roy Cooper of North Carolina and Henry McMaster of South Carolina have both declared a state of emergency so state and local officials can better prepare for Hurricane Irma.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is ordering the evacuations of 143 health care facilities on the coast. He said he’ll decide Saturday morning whether to order an evacuation for residents. But he warns the major highways are already getting crowded with people leaving Florida and Georgia.

UDPATED 10:10 a.m. August 25, 2017

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster directed all state and local agencies to stop funding for abortion clinics. Thursday’s executive order includes attempting federal permission to exclude abortion clinics from Medicaid’s provider network.

Jerry Lewis
The Jerry Lewis Show

  Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis died Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas with his family by his side.

William Snead/Duke University

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel where it stood among 10 historical figures depicted in the entryway. Another statue of Lee was at the heart of a violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly a week ago.

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