Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

Today marks the third day for the Charlotte Citizens Review Board’s hearing on whether CMPD should have disciplined Officer Brentley Vinson for fatally shooting Keith Lamont Scott last September.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

The Charlotte Citizens Review Board will reconvene Thursday in the case of CMPD officer Brentley Vinson, the officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott last year.

CMPD’s decision to exonerate Vinson and not discipline him for the shooting has been the subject of hearings Tuesday and Wednesday.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

The Citizens Review Board began a hearing Tuesday on CMPD’s internal exoneration of the officer who fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott last year. The hearing is expected to take at least two days. All of the testimony will be in closed session.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

The Charlotte Citizens Review Board is now holding a hearing on last year's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. 

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

The fatal police shooting last year of Keith Lamont Scott will get another hearing Tuesday before Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board. At a hearing in June the board determined that substantial evidence existed that police officials were mistaken in calling the shooting justified. 

Drug Enforcement Agency

Calls to police and emergency rooms for heroin and opioid overdoses in Rowan County have more than doubled over the past year. That’s according to officials there, who described the problem as a major health and law enforcement issue at a press conference Thursday.

Ben Bradford

About two years ago, Salisbury improved the download speed of its city-owned internet service to 10 gigabits per second, making it one of the fastest systems in the country. By comparison, Google Fiber is one gigabit. Salisbury officials predicted that Fibrant would create jobs and attract new businesses. But Fibrant is losing millions of dollars annually and city officials are considering a way out.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

 

Most school districts don't have an ombudsman to handle complaints. But CMS got its first one this month. Earnest Winston says he sees his role as a way to provide families with the information they need in order to be "empowered and engaged." His hiring has drawn controversy. 

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

CMS’ third lottery for magnet school programs ended last month and district officials say applications are up by 35 percent from last year. The district made changes to the lottery for the magnet program this year to create more diversity at these schools, but it didn’t change things much.

Julie Schoonmaker / Duke University

Duke University’s year old union that represents adjunct faculty and non-tenured full time faculty may have a victory in the making. Votes are still being cast but union members are confident that their contract with the school will be ratified. The contract calls for raises and provisions for job security.

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