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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William "Bump" Roddey has vowed to file an ethics complaint against Rock Hill Schools after losing Tuesday's runoff for Rock Hill mayor.

The York County councilman says the school should not have robocalled or emailed parents the night before the election.

As Car Talk's time on WFAE draws to a close this weekend, we're taking time to look back on the show's history and the impact it had on so many listeners in the Charlotte region.

One of the men most responsible for the show's success is Doug Berman, the show's executive producer, also known to Car Talk listeners as Doug "not a slave to fashion, bongo boy" Berman.

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Ever since WFAE picked up the show in the summer of 1994, Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers have brought listeners across the Carolinas an unending stream of jokes, laughter, puzzles, and - occasionally - some good car advice.

A pregnant woman, who police say was killed by her longtime boyfriend, brings Charlotte’s homicide total for the year to 76. 

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The FBI says 11 people were arrested in North Carolina as part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking this past weekend. In total, 120 people were arrested across the country, and 84 underage victims were discovered, including three in North Carolina.

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Police Chief Kerr Putney faced a combative audience at a community meeting with Latino residents Thursday night.

The event came a week after the department released body-cam footage that showed officers shooting a 29-year-old Hispanic man named Rueben Galindo on Sept. 6. 

CMPD has released five body camera videos related to the Sept. 6 shooting of Rueben Galindo. The footage shows he had his arms raised when officer shot him.

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The Charlotte Department of Transportation is out with it's annual traffic safety report this week. Among the findings -- the number of car crashes tends to peak on Fridays, especially during the evening drive home around 5 p.m.

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Republican Sen. Thom Tillis spoke candidly before the National Immigration Forum on Thursday, touting his proposal to offer a potential 15-year path to citizenship to so-called "Dreamers," all while shrugging off criticism of the bill from conservative hard-liners.

"This will probably drive my press guy crazy," Tillis said, "But ... when I die, I'm going to be cremated. On my cremation urn or a little plaque next to it, I want to have two or three things -- husband, father, grandfather, RINO."

Clarence Armbrister will become the next president of Johnson C. Smith University, the school said in a statement Wednesday.

Armbrister will be officially installed in January as the historically-black college's 14th president.  He's had leadership roles in k-12 education and in universities. Currently, he serves as president of Girard College, a boarding school for students from economically-disadvantaged families in the Philadelphia region.

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