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A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday that three couples who sued to overturn the law lack standing to challenge the law's use of taxpayer funds.

CMPD officer Vinson (bottom left) speaks to police officers in September 2016 about the shooting of Keith Scott. CMPD decided no discipline was warranted in the shooting, which spawned protests uptown and in the University City area.
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By a vote of 8-2, Charlotte’s CitizenS Review Board decided that evidence exists that CMPD officials were wrong when they said last year’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott was justified.

Police in Charlotte are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night on the city's northwest side.  It's the 47th homicide in Charlotte so far this year, compared to 23 killings as this time last year. 

CMPD says officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the Tropical Bar, Restaurant and Game Room at 4709 Tuckaseegee Road.  Inside the business, police found an adult male who'd been shot. 

Yency Contreras
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says he's struggling to recruit Latinos and other Spanish-speaking officers, as the city's Hispanic community grows. It’s now about 13 percent of the population, but only about 6 percent of CMPD’s 1,900 officers are Latino.

Chief Putney Addresses Increase In Homicides

Jun 21, 2017
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

The number of homicides in Charlotte stands at 46 after three more occurred Tuesday night. This is more than double the number of homicides at this time last year. CMPD Police Chief Kerr Putney says at least 34 of the victims knew their killers. As a result CMPD is launching conflict resolution mediation forums.

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Updated 11:30 a.m.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating three more homicides, which happened about a half-hour apart Tuesday night.

Charlotte City Council members discussed the budget before passing it Monday night.
City of Charlotte

The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the city's $2.4 billion budget for 2017-18. The plan increases some fees, but not property taxes; adds police officers and firefighters; and includes raises for city employees. 

A CMPD helicopter like this one was involved in Wednesday's near miss with a drone.
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CMPD is trying to find the operator of a drone that nearly collided with one of its helicopters near BB&T Ballpark Wednesday night.

CMPD To Expand Victim Services Program

Jun 7, 2017
Erin Wygant / WFAE

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is extending its Victim Services program to include families who have lost loved ones to traffic related deaths.

YMCA And CMPD Prevent Crime With Summer Program

Jun 5, 2017
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

Crime often spikes in the summer. The YMCA and CMPD are trying to prevent teenagers from being swept up in criminal activity with a new summer program.

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