Kissell Has Tough Challenge No Matter Who Wins GOP
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Kissell Has Tough Challenge No Matter Who Wins GOP Runoff

The stakes are high in next week's Republican run-off for the 8th Congressional District. Newly-drawn boundaries for the district strongly favor a Republican in the general election.
Incumbent Democrat Larry Kissell is working hard to show he votes his conscience and not his party. But will it be enough to win in a district that's more conservative than it was two years ago?

Pendergraph, Pittenger Trade Jabs In Race For 9th

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Charlotte Observer: CMPD Officer Shoots, Kills Man
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: CMPD Officer Shoots, Kills Man

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed a man during a struggle overnight in northwest Charlotte, police officials say.
Killed in the shooting was Michael Deangelo Laney, 28, according to police.
Authorities say Laney was shot and killed by Officer Anthony Holzhauer during a scuffle on Crestview Drive, off Beatties Ford Road. Police say Laney had tried to escape from police before the scuffle, then tried to pull out a gun while wrestling with Officer Ryan Shields..
Laney's relatives told reporters that police overreacted.

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Charlotte Observer: CMPD Officer Shoots, Wounds
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: CMPD Officer Shoots, Wounds Man In Northwest Charlotte

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and wounded a man during an exchange of gunfire early Wednesday in northwest Charlotte.
Police say the shooting happened after officers had responded to calls of a home invasion. They say the shooting victim tried running from the scene and then fired a shot at Officer Joshua Baswell.
The man who was shot has not been identified, but he was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for surgery. His condition was not known Wednesday morning.

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Charlotte Observer: CMPD Chaplains Told Not To Use
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Charlotte Observer: CMPD Chaplains Told Not To Use 'Jesus' In Official Prayers

Joining a move toward nonsectarian prayer, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has asked its chaplains to stop including Jesus in their invocations at official department ceremonies.
The change, which applies to such events as police graduations, promotions and memorials, took place about a month ago, said Maj. John Diggs, who heads the department's volunteer chaplain program. The goal: greater sensitivity to all religions practiced by the more than 2,000 police employees.

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CHS Partners With Cone Health In Triad
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

CHS Partners With Cone Health In Triad

Carolinas Healthcare System is taking its first step into the Triad area. The hospital chain has agreed to manage Cone Health facilities.

Cone Health has four hospitals located in Greensboro and one northeast of that city in Reidsville, so it's just a fraction of the size of Carolinas Healthcare System. For the past two years, Cone Health's CEO Tim Rice had looked at partnering with another hospital.

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CMS Police Go Door-To-Door Uptown
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

CMS Police Go Door-To-Door Uptown

CMS Police car. Photo: Jennifer Lang

CMS Police car. Photo: Jennifer Lang

Police officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District are going door-to-door Uptown giving parents the run-down on bus changes and security restrictions during the Democratic National Convention.

CMS Police Chief Bud Cesena says the first week of September will pose some challenges for the 372 students and their families who live inside the I-277 loop.

"Some bus stops - because they're in the hot zone - won't exist any more," says Cesena. "So we're making sure the children and their parents know exactly where to go."

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Harnessing The Allure Of Video Games In The
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Harnessing The Allure Of Video Games In The Classroom

Joel Bonasera uses video games to help teach his 7th graders math and science. Photo: Lisa Miller.

Joel Bonasera uses video games to help teach his 7th graders math and science. Photo: Lisa Miller.

Kids spend a lot of time playing video games. They spend hours fighting zombies, building underground worlds, waging war, and shooting pigs. Video games can be addictive and an escape. They're just the thing that some teachers are trying to bring to the classroom.

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Details Of DNC 2012 Security Plan Unveiled
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Details Of DNC 2012 Security Plan Unveiled

The Democratic National Convention will soon put Charlotte in the spotlight. But it will also create some hassles for Uptown residents and commuters. Wednesday, we found out where you can and can't go. The City of Charlotte and the Secret Service released their transportation and security plans for September 2 through 6.

WFAE's Lisa Miller is in the studio to talk about what uptown will be like then.

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CLT Airport Spruces Up For DNC
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

CLT Airport Spruces Up For DNC

An artist rendering of a steel and glass sculpture in the shape of a feather standing-on-end that will greet passengers driving

An artist rendering of a steel and glass sculpture in the shape of a feather standing-on-end that will greet passengers driving into the airport.

Charlotte-Douglas Airport will be the city's first and last impression on most of the thousands of people expected here for the DNC in just over a month. A host of projects are underway to spruce up the place - new carpet, new taxis, new cell service and a 60-foot sculpture at the airport entrance.

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The Week In Politics: Taxes, Guns, Third-Party
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

The Week In Politics: Taxes, Guns, Third-Party Spoiler

Leading up to the November election, most Fridays, Catawba College political scientist Michael Bitzer is joining WFAE's Morning Edition host Duncan McFadyen to talk politics.

MCFADYEN: So the race for the North Carolina governorship has heated up a bit this week. Lt Governor Walter Dalton speaking to WECT in Wilmington said that he wouldn't rule out the possibility of raising taxes. Let's take a listen

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