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A CMPD police boat at McDowell Nature Preserve landing. CMPD and other agencies will be out on area lakes this Memorial Day weekend.
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Boating season gets into full swing this holiday weekend on North Carolina's lakes and waterways. Public safety officials will be out enforcing the rules, including a new state law that stiffens penalties for boating while impaired.

Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez was reported missing Monday morning after he didn't return from his job driving for Uber.
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CMPD homicide detectives have found a body in Rock Hill they believe is that of missing Charlotte Uber driver Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez.

The discovery came during a search with police dogs Thursday afternoon off Mount Gallant Hill Road, south of Lake Wylie. The FBI and police from Rock Hill and the York County Sheriff's Office joined CMPD officers in the search.

 

Marlo Medina-Chevez
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Two men have been charged in connection with an Uber driver's disappearance over the weekend, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Tuesday. But it's still unclear what became of the 44-year-old driver, Marlo Medina-Chevez, who remains missing.

Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez was reported missing Monday morning after he didn't return from his job driving for Uber.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say their homicide unit is now investigating the disappearance of a Charlotte Uber driver. Forty-four-year-old Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez was last seen around 9:45 p.m. Saturday when he left to pick up a client.  

The Supreme Court strikes down North Carolina’s 2011 Congressional redistricting, saying Republicans illegally used race to draw the lines. Meanwhile, police have identified a pedestrian killed in the University City area Sunday as a 35-year-old man. And a Duke University student’s body has been found in Massachusetts after he went missing. Afternoon headlines on WFAE.

The NCDOT has fined the contractor building toll lanes on I-77 $1.36 million dollars for keeping lanes closed during morning rush hour Tuesday, in violation of the project contract.

CMPD helicopter pilot Coty Brown talked to reporters Tuesday in CMPD's hangar at Charlotte Douglas airport.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's two helicopters flew on more calls and helped make more arrests last year than in 2015. You’re more likely to see one hovering overhead these days, but CMPD says that may not mean there's an incident.

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CMPD helicopter pilots say they are encountering more drones as they patrol above Charlotte. They say it's partly due to growth in the number of drones, but also a lack of knowledge about the rules.

Keith Lawrence Ross, 30, was found fatally shot in a home in north Charlotte in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the home on the 2900 block of Botany Street at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arriving, officers found Ross inside with a gunshot wound. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene.

CMPD Deputy Chief Jeff Estes says violent crime is up after declining over the last decade.
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Violent crime in Charlotte was up sharply during the first three months of the year, compared with a year ago. That's according to statistics out Wednesday from Charlotte Mecklenburg Police.

Murder, robbery, assault and other violent crimes had been on the decline in Charlotte and across the U.S. over the past decade or so.  More recently it has been ticking back up, so CMPD is concerned.

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