Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in Sept. 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received his degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

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Seventy percent of homicides in Charlotte result in an arrest. That's according to a report out this week from The Washington Post that tracked homicides in Charlotte and 49 other major U.S. cities.

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Before Dwight Clark made his now-immortalized catch in a 1982 NFC championship game, before he became Sports Illustrated's Player of the Year and before he became a two-time Super Bowl champion, he was a regular student at Garinger High School in east Charlotte, with dreams of one day playing in the big leagues.

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On this week's FAQ City, listener Margaret Peeples has lingering questions about a 2016 report in The Charlotte Observer that found between 2000 and 2016, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department had destroyed more than 1,000 sexual assault kits.

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Authorities are calling off an evacuation notice in the North Carolina mountains, finding that a dam there is safe and not in danger of breaking. 

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The 24th annual Circle K Speed Street festival gets underway in uptown Charlotte this weekend. The three-day festival celebrates all-things racing and is expected to draw an estimated 300,000 people ahead of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600.

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Today on FAQ City, listener Mark Doherty is curious about Charlotte's Revolutionary War history, specifically, where is it?

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Charlotte City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield is again drawing controversy over a social media post, this time for a tweet posted in March that equated police officers with "homegrown terrorists."

A woman and her 3-year-old child were killed in a four-vehicle crash that shut down a portion of Eastway Drive this morning. Police have charged one of the drivers involved in the crash with sparking the wreck.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged 22-year-old Montressa Jorice Gray with two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, expired registration and an unsafe movement. 

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As Garry McFadden gets ready to take over the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, a spokesman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a warning for him. If McFadden follows through on a campaign promise to end the county’s participation in the controversial 287(g) program, there could be ramped up activity on the part of ICE.

Charlotte has long been one of the nation's largest banking hub
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Orlando has tourism, Nashville has music, seems like Charlotte has always been defined by its banks. But have you ever wondered why?