Marshall Terry

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Marshall came to WFAE after graduating from Appalachian State University, where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in communication. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.

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Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Updated at 3:45 p.m.   

Police have arrested a third teenager in the fatal shooting of a man in east Charlotte Friday afternoon.

CMPD said in a statement Monday afternoon that it has arrested another unnamed 15-year-old in the murder of Eskinder Dawit Asefaw, 26. 

Project LIFT Superintendent Denise Watts speaks with WFAE's Marshall Terry.
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This school year marks the sixth year for CMS’s Project LIFT. A total of $55 million dollars in private donations have gone into the effort to turnaround ten schools on the city’s west side. The money came with the expectation that within five years graduation rates at West Charlotte High School would reach 90 percent and 90 percent of students would be proficient. West Charlotte’s graduation rates are close to that, but test scores remain far below expectations. 

The severe storms that moved through the Charlotte area Sunday toppled trees and knocked out power for many residents. Duke Energy says about 5,000 customers around Charlotte are without power this morning.

Police are investigating a homicide that happened Sunday night in west Charlotte.

CMPD says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 10 p.m. found a man who had been in shot in an apartment off Tuckaseegee Road.  Police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was later identified as 44-year-old William Jacobs. His family was notified of his death. 

Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell announced that his department will use $45,000 in seized drug money to purchase ballistic shields for elementary schools in the county.
Iredell County Sheriff's Office

Elementary schools in Iredell County will soon have portable ballistic shields.

The sheriff’s office says the shields will be used by officers while clearing a school in the event of an active shooter.

Stanly County Schools

Armed volunteers will soon be assuming the role of school resource officers in a few Stanly County schools. The school board voted unanimously to start the pilot program last month, following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The state law allowing armed volunteers was passed in 2013, but is only now being put to use. The program will be run by Sheriff George Burris. 

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The Hornets have hired Mitch Kupchak, 63, a former University of North Carolina star and Los Angeles Lakers executive, to be the team’s new general manager.

Two teenagers are now charged in the fatal shooting of a woman in east Charlotte on Tuesday, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The General Assembly’s watchdog agency, the Program Evaluation Division, has recommend that lawmakers ban school systems from suing counties over budget requests and instead force them to go through mediation.

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A public meeting is being held Wednesday in Raleigh so citizens can voice their opinion on a proposal by Governor Roy Cooper to relocate three confederate monuments from the State Capitol Grounds in Raleigh to a nearby Civil War battle site.  The governor made the request last year after a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and a group of protestors toppled a confederate statue in Durham.  

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