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City Manager Marcus Jones presented his budget to the City Council Monday.
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Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones has proposed a $2.6 billion budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. It calls for pay increases of 6.5 percent for police and 3 percent for other city staff. He also wants to boost the size of a planned affordable housing bond referendum this fall to $50 million.

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Atrium Health says an ad campaign by its former anesthesiology contractor is causing it to lose patients. The health system added this new allegation to its lawsuit against Mednax, which still employs doctors that work at Atrium through the end of June.  

CMPD is investigating a homicide that took place in the Beatties Ford area of north Charlotte Monday afternoon.


CMPD has issued citations to the owner of a party bus company after a UNC Charlotte student fell out of one of his bus's emergency windows last week and was killed when she was struck by two cars.

On the whole, Republicans have outraised Democrats in North Carolina's 13 federal House races, but Democrats are still hoping to flip a few seats come November.


Fifteen days of early voting are over and Tuesday is primary day across North Carolina. Republican and Democratic candidates are seeking their parties' nominations for Congress, the state legislature and county offices.  WFAE's David Boraks talked with host Mark Rumsey for an overview of the primaries.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Ongoing efforts to improve upward mobility have resulted in more attention being paid to social capital, the currency we use to make connections and get ahead.  Our deficit of that is being further hurt by segregation.  So, if you don’t have social capital, how do you get it?  How do make connections and forge relationships that will help you become upwardly mobile?  We take a closer look at what’s being done to address the problem.

An employee died after falling into an open tank at an AkzoNobel chemical plant in Salisbury early Saturday morning.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

CMPD said officers arrested a woman who refused to roll down her windows and exit her vehicle during a traffic stop in east Charlotte Friday night. Charlotte NAACP said in a statement to Spectrum News that it was a case of CMPD officers “escalating harassment” and “disrespect.”


RALEIGH, N.C. — As a North Carolina commission considers the fate of three prominent Confederate monuments, the attorney representing the panel says it has the power to move them but must meet certain criteria under state law.