Friday News Roundup: Wells Fargo Scandal Update; City Homicides Rise; New Bills In NC Legislature

Apr 14, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

An independent report says Wells Fargo’s bogus accounts date back to 2002. Charlotte’s murder rate continues to rise and a state lawmaker suggests expanding Medicaid. Mike Collins and the roundup reporters tackle those stories and more on the local news roundup.

Clockwise from left: Tom Bullock, Glenn Burkins, Nick Ochsner, Ann Doss Helms

On this edition of the local news roundup, an independent report about Wells Fargo says that the practice of creating bogus accounts, a discovery that caused a scandal last fall, goes back to at least 2002. We’ll hear what bank representatives have to say about the report and possible consequences still in the air for Wells Fargo.

The homicide rate in Charlotte continues to rise, to 28 so far for the year. We’ll discuss the rising number and what Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Putney has to say about the homicides.

In other CMPD news, the Police Foundation of Washington DC held a public meeting in Charlotte this week as part of an effort to evaluate CMPD in the wake of last year’s unrest following the Keith Scott shooting. We’ll hear what happened at that meeting.

HB2 may be dead, but the issue continues to rear its head- this time, as a campaign issue in the Charlotte mayoral election. Will the repealed law help or hurt incumbent Mayor Jennifer Roberts?

Republican leaders in Raleigh are sponsoring a bill in an effort to expand Medicaid to low income residents of North Carolina. What the “Carolina Cares” legislation would mean and its chances for success in the General Assembly.

Mike Collins and our panel of roundup reporters will dive into those stories and much more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Tom Bullock, WFAE reporter. 

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Qcitymetro.com

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for The Charlotte Observer

Nick Ochsner, reporter for WBTV News.