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Jennifer Worsham

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

District Attorney candidates Spencer Merriweather, the incumbent, and challenger Toussaint Romain, share their thoughts on how that office should be operated.

Officer Frank Cantrell asks City Council members for better pay and benefits while surrounded by fellow officers at Monday's meeting.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg police officers made another pitch for raises at the city council meeting Monday night.  They packed the council chamber and addressed council members during the meeting's public comment session.

Charlotte City Council members assembled for their meeting Monday night.
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The Charlotte city council voted Monday night to help finance 11 proposed affordable apartment projects around the city. But only a handful likely will move forward this year. 

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Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET

Nashville police say the man suspected of opening fire and killing four people Sunday at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn., has been taken into custody just miles from the restaurant.

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A federal grand jury has indicted a former Hickory Police Department sergeant on charges of excessive force and obstruction of justice, according to a statement released Monday by the United States Department of Justice.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Updated at 3:45 p.m.   

Police have arrested a third teenager in the fatal shooting of a man in east Charlotte Friday afternoon.

CMPD said in a statement Monday afternoon that it has arrested another unnamed 15-year-old in the murder of Eskinder Dawit Asefaw, 26. 

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New findings released Monday by the National Education Association showed an improvement in teacher pay and per-pupil spending in North Carolina last year. Despite the improvement, the state remains well behind the national average in these two areas. 

Former Bank of America chairman and chief executive Hugh McColl talks with Mike Collins at the Charlotte Talks 20th anniversary celebration.
Jeff Cravotta / WFAE

Monday, April 23, 2018

Best-selling North Carolina author Charles Frazier talks about his new historical novel about the first lady of the Confederacy, and Hugh McColl shares thoughts about Charlotte, leadership and more.

Updated at 2:39 p.m. ET

"I'm not a hero. I'm just a regular person," said James Shaw Jr., who police say saved lives by disarming a man who opened fire Sunday at a Waffle House in Tennessee. Shaw insists he acted only to save himself — but many others are calling him a hero for stopping the violence.

"I think anybody could've did what I did if they're just pushed in that kind of cage," Shaw said, "and you have to either react or you're going to, you know, fold."

Charlotte City Councilor LaWana Mayfield pushed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory on her Facebook page.
WFAE

Charlotte city council member Lawana Mayfield says she made a mistake sharing a Facebook post that suggested September 11 was a conspiracy. But she didn’t definitively say whether she believes planes hijacked by terrorists brought down the World Trade Center.

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