Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 - 15:38:22
36 results - (0.000 seconds)

Mecklenburg:

latest news at page 1:
1
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Actor and comedian Craig Robinson of "The Office" was set to perform at a comedy club in North Carolina when a man waved a gun around and opened fire inside the building, police said.The shot was fired at about 9 p.m. at The Comedy Zone in Charlotte, media outlets reported. No one was injured.Robinson said he was in the green room at the time waiting for his show when he was told to evacuate.Club employees told WSOC-TV that the man, later identified by police as Omar McCombs, waved a gun around and told everyone to leave before the venue emptied out. About 50 customers had been inside."The suspect then discharged his weapon," Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement on Twitter. "There were no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody."McCombs, 36, was sent to the Mecklenburg County Jail early Sunday morning, according to an inmate database.Robinson has starred in movies such as "Hot Tub Time Machine" as well as the American version of "The Office" television show. He said he was safe in a video posted...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Red Robin employee in Charlotte, North Carolina has been fired after reports that employee was placing potentially drug-laced treats inside to-go orders.Local ABC affiliate WSOC first reported the story when one of their own employees received the treats in two separate to-go orders. Then more Red Robin customers came forward saying the same thing had happened to them.The treats in the to-go orders came with a card promoting "Kellz Sweet Treets: The Incredible Edible.""It was a shock to realize the person was that bold to give their card, put their face out there," one customer said. "I'm just concerned for children that may get it, especially."The Mecklenburg County Health Department paid a visit to the Red Robin in question. A spokesperson said agents did a walk-through of the facility and did not find any unapproved items in the restaurant.Full statement from Red Robin:"Thank you for making us aware of this matter. We addressed internally and put an immediate stop to it. This was not done with our knowledge and the team member involved is no longer...
    Getty Denver Broncos LB Josey Jewell breaks up a pass. Former Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg recently appeared on the Legends of Mile High podcast. Mecklenburg played 12 seasons with the Broncos. He was a first-team All-Pro selection four times (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989), and he was selected to six Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame. ALL the latest Broncos news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Broncos newsletter here! Join Heavy on Broncos! Mecklenburg Applauds Josey Jewell’s Intelligence Read More From Heavy Turn $5 Into $200 With This Sportsbook Promo On the show, Mecklenburg said getting everyone lined up right is a “huge” part of an inside linebacker’s job. “An inside linebacker has got to be smart enough to control the defense,” Mecklenburg said. “That’s a huge piece of his job. My role was to make sure the front seven was in the right place at the right time when the offense adjusted. All those defensive linemen are staring at the ball. They are staring at the nose of...
    A murder suspect in Westchester has been extradited back to the area after being apprehended from out-of-state nearly two years after he went on the run. In Yonkers, law enforcement officials announced that Jerome Wilson, age 28, was apprehended in Charlotte, North Carolina following his role in the August 2020 shooting of Chazz Mitchell on Oak Street. Earlier story - Police Searching For Identified Suspect One Year After Fatal Westchester Shooting On Thursday, April 7, Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah announced that Wilson has been indicted by a grand jury on these felony charges:  Second-degree murder; Manslaughter; Two counts of criminal possession of a controlled weapon. Officers from the Yonkers Police Department were dispatched to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center shortly after 4 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2020, where there was a report of a 25-year-old man who had suffered a gunshot to his abdomen. Mitchell was found unresponsive after being transported to the hospital by a third party and later died from the gunshot wound. On Monday, April 4, the Yonkers Police Department announced that investigators tracked...
    A Democratic city councilman in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been accused of punching his estranged wife in the shoulder in a recent domestic dispute for which she has been charged with assault.  Charlotte City Councilman Braxton Winston, 37, was slapped with a criminal summons in connection to an alleged Jan. 5 incident involving his estranged wife, Sheena Hopkins-Winston.  There is probable cause to believe the councilman punched Hopkins-Winston with a closed fist on the left shoulder, repeatedly pushed the victim’s body and attempted to punch the victim in the face with a closed fist, according to the criminal summons issued in Mecklenburg County.   NC SEES PROTESTS AFTER OFF-DUTY DEPUTY SHOOTS BLACK MAN WHO POLICE SAY JUMPED ON MOVING TRUCK  The summons says Winston is required to appear in court on June 20, 2022, in Mecklenburg County and failure to do so may result in the issue of an arrest warrant and being held in contempt.  The allegations come after the councilman was granted a temporary restraining order against his estranged wife and temporary custody of their three children. Hopkins-Winston...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A police officer who had just returned from maternity leave was killed while on duty Wednesday morning in North Carolina.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department confirmed that Officer Mia Goodwin died in a crash involving four police cars and two tractor trailers. The mother of three had just recently returned from maternity leave.According to local ABC affiliate WSOC, the crash happened on Interstate 85 around 3:40 a.m. but it was the second crash in several hours at the same spot.On Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled sand all across southbound lanes of I-85.First responders stayed on scene throughout the night cleaning up the crash. Officer Goodwin was part of a crew that came in Wednesday morning to relieve the initial crew that worked the crash site.At around 3:40 a.m., two other tractor-trailers crashed while heading southbound on I-85. They then careened into the first responders still working to clean up and secure the original crash site.Goodwin died at the scene of that second crash. Three other officers were taken to the hospital, treated for injuries and...
    A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer is dead following a highway collision between a tractor-trailer and a squad car Wednesday morning. Officer Mia Goodwin died as a result of the crash, CMPD Police Chief Johnny Jennings confirmed, adding that she "proudly served the University City Division." It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of @CMPD Officer Mia Goodwin. Officer Goodwin proudly served the University City Division. I ask for your thoughts and prayers for the family of Officer Goodwin and the CMPD family. Rest easy hero, we have watch from here. #EOW pic.twitter.com/uEGvT9liZd— Chief Jennings (@cmpdchief) December 22, 2021 Officers were blocking off the road on Interstate 85 after another traffic collision when the tractor-trailer crashed into Goodwin's vehicle. NORTH CAROLINA STORE EMPLOYEE SHOOTS BACK AT BURGLARS, KILLING ONE: POLICE A driver from the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital, WCNC reported. #cmpd officers escort an ambulance away from terrible crash involving an officer on SB I85. #BREAKING #cmpd #accident #BackTheBlue #clt #wakeupclt #wcnc pic.twitter.com/e5t99W842g— Richard DeVayne (@devayneTV) December 22,...
    WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEOIn 14 shocking seconds, a man ran up behind a woman, slammed her to the ground and punched her in the face eight times before dragging her off into the dead of night. North Carolina police have arrested a 32-year-old man on domestic violence charges after a Ring doorbell camera recorded him allegedly beating a woman with his fists before dragging her off a bystander’s porch after she ran up and cried out for help. Louis Lamontrez Meadows faces charges of kidnapping and assault on a female and after allegedly pummeling a woman at 3:18 a.m. Wednesday.  The video begins with a woman running up to a door crying out, "Hey!" She pounds on the door, but before she can finish her next word, a man, later identified as Meadows, grabs her from behind and throws her on the ground.  His words are hard to make out, but whatever he’s saying, he begins throwing punches – which land on her face and upper body with audible cracks each time. She groans in pain -- until he drags her...
    (CBS4) – Ring of Famer Karl Mecklenburg has been sharing his perspective on the Broncos up and down season on a weekly basis on social media, and his latest comments have reached “trending” status on Facebook. He posted a straight-to-the-point analysis of Denver’s Thursday night loss to the Browns, and Facebook analysis tool Crowdtangle showed it had a high number of interactions. Karl Mecklenburg (credit: CBS) In a 10/18 Facebook post, Mecklenburg said losing inside linebacker Alexander Johnson to injury in Week 6 would likely lead to a big problem for the Broncos defense. That’s because Johnson was the one “calling the plays in the huddle and making adjustments for the front seven.” “Playing professional football is challenging enough when you’re all on the same page, but trying to play defense without everyone understanding the call and adjustments is impossible,” Mecklenburg wrote. Then, after Thursday’s devastating 17-14 loss in Cleveland Mecklenburg wrote “Unfortunately my fears about Denver Broncos inside linebacker play and on field defensive coordination were proven true.” Mecklenburg went on to say that the defense “made a third...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $831,000 from a charity he ran for kids with disabilities and spending the money on golf outings, luxury vacations and tickets to NBA games has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison. “This was just simple greed and it was your attempt to live a life that you couldn’t afford,” U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis told 45-year-old Stuart Nitzkin as she sentenced him Thursday, about five months after the Deerfield man pleaded guilty to wire fraud. For five years starting in 2011, Nitzkin submitted bogus invoices and receipts to finance his expensive lifestyle while he worked as the executive director of American Friends of the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled. He spent the money on family vacations to places such as Scotland, Puerto Rico and Las Vegas, but also on more mundane expenses such as health club dues and car repairs, he admitted in his plea agreement. Nitzkin’s attorneys Adam and Barry Sheppard, who sought probation, wrote in a court memo before...
    Video footage released Wednesday shows nearly 150 shots were fired into a North Carolina home that killed a three-year-old boy and injured a four-year-old girl, according to a press release from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). Shooters opened fire at a home in the 2400 block of Richard Rozzell Drive late Tuesday night. Three-year-old Asiah Figueroa was shot in his home as he slept, according to a press release from the CMPD. Homicide detectives have gathered this video evidence of the shooting. They are sharing it in hopes someone in the community recognizes one of the vehicles or suspects. #clt #cltnews pic.twitter.com/8erwsQwr0K — CMPD News (@CMPD) September 8, 2021 Figueroa’s four-year-old sister was “grazed” by gunfire but is expected to survive. “I don’t know why this happened, and I don’t know why this is going on, why the world can’t get together and just love one another,” Susie Whitley, Figueroa’s great-grandmother, told WCNC Charlotte. “He was only three, hadn’t lived that long a life, and he was just taken away.” Police said they believe the suspects are students...
    Several suspects fired nearly 150 rounds in a North Carolina residential home late Tuesday night, killing a three-year-old boy and injuring his four-year-old sister, police said.  The horror unfolded just before midnight in northwest Charlotte. Video footage captured by a neighbor’s home security camera shows two cars pulling up to a home. Several people get out of the cars and emptied their bullets into the home before fleeing the scene.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said there were 11 people inside the house during the shooting. Asiah Figueroa, a three-year-old boy, was killed and his four-year-old sister was grazed by a bullet but is expected to survive, police said.  Figueroa's grandmother, Susie Whitley, shared a photo of Figueroa and his sister with WBTV news' Sharonne Hayes.  Investigators determined that Tuesday night’s shooting was one of a string of several shootings related to two homicides. Police said information about the case indicates that the shootings have some relation to students at Hopewell High School. Detectives believe there is a student involved from North Mecklenburg High School and another from Chambers High School.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools...
    A 41-year-old North Carolina truck driver who sexually assaulted a New Jersey woman cleaning out her car moments after a Pennsylvania crash was sentenced to up 20 years in prison, authorities said. Demetrice Herron approached the woman getting items out of her disabled car in a remote lot behind a garage after the crash on Oct. 19, 2018, the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office said. After making small talk, Herron pushed the woman into the wrecked car and sexually assaulted her, authorities said. The victim returned to New Jersey where she obtained medical treatment resulting in the recovery of important evidence from her body.  Herron was at the garage to have his truck serviced while traveling through Pennsylvania, investigators found. Police tracked him to Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, where he was incarcerated on another charge. There, Det. Michael Melendez obtained a DNA sample from Herron that matched evidence gathered during the sexual assault examination, authorities said.  The crime of sexual assault normally carries a maximum ten-year prison sentence. However, because the Commonwealth proved that Herron previously committed another crime of violence, a home...
    A North Carolina county on Tuesday ended its contract with a historic museum that was planning to host an event on Juneteenth which included a Civil War reenactment some deemed “racially insensitive. Mecklenburg County is allowing its contract with the Latta Plantation Nature Reserve to expire next month over the controversial event, according to WBTV. County Commissioners sounded off about the performance Tuesday during a meeting and said they’ll be taking a closer look at any future agreements the county gets into. Mecklenburg County Commission tonight cuts ties with Historic Latta Plantation INC after what many feel was a racially insensitive event. But there were more planned – full story tonight at 11pm. #cltnews pic.twitter.com/rpOFAThBWW — Cam Man Ron Lee (@WBTVCamMan) June 16, 2021 The reenactment at Latta Plantation, dubbed “Kingdom Coming,” would have portrayed Confederate soldiers bemoaning the defeat of the Confederacy. A screen grab from the museum website showed people were invited to hear stories from a slave owner being pursued by Union troops following the emancipation of slaves in the south and subsequent end of the...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by parents in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools who want in-person learning for their students over virtual classrooms. The Charlotte Observer reports that parents filed the lawsuit in September. They argued that remote learning is particularly difficult for special education students and those without home computers. But Superior Court Judge Karen Eady-Williams ruled Friday that the parents failed to show how such learning hurt their children’s education, according to a copy of the judge’s dismissal form. Students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools returned to in-person learning on a limited basis last month. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man was arrested in North Carolina's largest city on two counts of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of two people on a transit bus, police said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Reginald Jakes, 27, was arrested on Friday, news outlets reported. According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday when a man pulled out a machete and stabbed two people on a Charlotte Area Transit System bus. Both people were taken to the hospital with injuries said not to be life-threatening. Jakes was found south of the downtown area and interviewed before he was transferred to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. It's not known if he has an attorney. Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, which is near the scene of the incident, was placed on lockdown, but a hospital spokeswoman said the man never entered the building. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: North Carolina, Associated Press
    Health officials in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, reported over 30 cases of people being reinfected with COVID-19, according to local news station WSOC. The county, which includes Charlotte, has recorded 34 cases where a person has documented 2 positive tests over 3 months apart, according to WSOC. The county health department excludes reinfections from its new daily totals. “At this time, we are not aware of any deaths in an individual who meet this criteria,” officials told WSOC in an email. “While we investigate each case at the time of the test result, we have not yet had the opportunity to fully compile and analyze the data to answer the questions: common threads, trends in symptoms, etc.,” officials said, according to WSOC. “We hope to be able to do so in the near future.” Daily COVID-19 Update 226 more COVID-19 cases reported among County residents since yesterday. No additional deaths. In total, there have been 43,915 reported cases and 456 deaths since March. The latest detailed data » https://t.co/PRDk3vWv7O pic.twitter.com/uJmF3RLYqc — Mecklenburg County (@MeckCounty) December 1, 2020 The Mecklenburg...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials said Thursday that three more people have died of coronavirus complications linked to a series of convocation events at a North Carolina church last month, raising the death toll to 12. Large crowds attended events at the United House of Prayer for All People in October in west Charlotte. In that time, public health contact tracers and Mecklenburg County officials have connected 213 COVID-19 cases to the events, which includes attendees and people who came in close contact with participants, The Charlotte Observer reported. Of the deaths, 10 were from Mecklenburg County and two were from Gaston County, officials said in a statement. At nearby Madison Saints Paradise South Senior Living, the Mecklenburg County health department said a related outbreak has led to two resident deaths and 19 cases. There have been only five new infections since last week, and Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris recently said secondary exposures among church attendees have begun subsiding due to the incubation period of the virus. But it's not clear how far the cases spread beyond...
    An armed former Republican candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives was arrested and charged with second-degree trespassing Tuesday, BuzzFeed News reported. Hide In a video that got more than 20,000 upvotes on Reddit, 36-year-old Justin Dunn is seen sitting in a chair outside of a polling station in Charlotte with a weapon strapped to his side. Hide Charlotte police officers enter the frame and place handcuffs on Dunn, who says, “I was not informed by anybody who owns the property to leave.” A bystander says, “And he’s armed, you need to disarm him, officer.” The officers place Dunn under arrest and drive him away from the polling station. THREAD: Officers with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department have made an arrest at a Mecklenburg County polling site in the University City Division.— CMPD News (@CMPD) November 3, 2020 Hide Approximately two hours after the arrest, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced it received a complaint that Dunn had returned to the station. The department said Dunn “voluntarily left without further issues” after an official told him to leave, and he...
    An armed North Carolina man was arrested Tuesday after returning to a polling site he was banned from hours earlier for “possibly intimidating other voters,” authorities said. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department said 36-year-old Justin Dunn was arrested and charged with second-degree trespassing at the polling station in North Mecklenburg County he had voted at earlier Tuesday morning. “The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is committed to protecting the right of our community members to engage in safe, secure and unimpeded access to voting sites,” authorities said. The instance of alleged voter suppression comes as North Carolina—a swing state that could be critical to both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden—said it would delay releasing voting results until 8:15 p.m. after four precincts opened late. Police said authorities received a call around 10:34 a.m. about Justin Dunn potentially intimidating voters after he continued to loiter after casting his vote with a legally obtained unconcealed firearm. According to state law, North Carolina residents are permitted to openly carry firearms in public without a permit or license....
    A massive, week-long church event in North Carolina has left two people dead from COVID-19, four hospitalized and at least 68 infected, according to a report. More than 1,000 people, including from out of state, attended the event in Charlotte, held from Oct. 4 to 11, Eyewitness News tweeted. Those infected included attendees of the event, held by the United House of Prayer for All People, and their close contacts, health officials told the station. Health officials from Mecklenburg County, which includes Charlotte, have reached out to the health departments of North and South Carolina, Georgia and New York City in hopes of reaching nearly 100 close contacts of those who tested positive. One of the two who died was a resident at a Charlotte assisted living home, the local ABC news affiliate reported. “One of the reasons why we discourage large gatherings is because they are difficult to manage,” Dr. Raynard Washington, deputy health director for Mecklenburg County, told the station. The popular church is known for its lively gospel bands and mass baptisms, according to the Charlotte Observer....
    Nearly 70 new coronavirus cases in one North Carolina county have been “potentially connected” with convocation events hosted by a local church. There have been at least four hospitalizations and two deaths among the COVID-19 cluster, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department. The events that allegedly spurred the outbreak were hosted by the United House of Prayer for All People between Oct. 4 and 11. Six of the 68 cases occurred in residents of Madison Saints Paradise South Independent Living in Charlotte, and as a result, the center has tested all residents for COVID-19, according to health officials. CDC REDEFINES CORONAVIRUS 'CLOSE CONTACT' TO INCLUDE MULTIPLE BRIEF EXPOSURES TO VIRUS The health department said it has reached out to over 90 contacts of cases and called several health agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey and New York to monitor for potential cases connected to these events. Officials also urged residents who received a message from a contact tracer to call the hotline at 980-314-9401. NURSING HOME WITH 52 CORONAVIRUS DEATHS FINED, NOT STRIPPED OF LICENSE  “Public Health advises...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in a North Carolina county said Tuesday evening they are investigating at least 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to an event at a church, according to TV station WBTV. Mecklenburg County urged all people who attended convocation events at the United House of Prayer for All People on Oct. 10 and 11 to get tested, The Charlotte Observer reported Monday. At the time, the county linked at least nine cases of COVID-19 to the weekend event. Mecklenburg County Deputy Health Director Raynard Washington said the number has nearly tripled. Washington says the church made an effort to ensure masks were worn and that those attending practiced social distancing, but he said people didn’t always comply. The news of the 50 confirmed cases was revealed during a Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday evening, WBTV said. A spokeswoman for Mecklenburg County Public Health couldn’t be reached for additional comment on Tuesday. Washington said in a statement that church planners made “significant efforts to ensure mask wearing and social distancing among the hundreds...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says it is looking into three homicides within a 12-hour span, including a fatal shooting on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police tweeted that the three deaths were spread across the city, with the latest of the three occurring around 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, The Charlotte Observer reported. Police said in a news release that in the latest shooting, officers responding to a call about gunshots found a person wounded near the road not far from Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The victim died at the scene. A news release said officers were called to a location off Beatties Ford Road around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening. Upon arrival, they found a shooting victim who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. At 5:45 p.m., Monday, investigators were called to an area east of Interstate 77, where they found another man with a gunshot wound. Police said the man died at the scene. So far, police aren’t saying that the three homicides are related. According to the newspaper, as of Tuesday morning, Charlotte has reported...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools want rid a high school of a Confederate general's name and replace it with the name of a pioneering civil rights attorney. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that the school is Zebulon B. Vance High School. School officials told the Observer that Superintendent Earnest Winston will recommend to the school board that the school be renamed in honor of attorney Julius Chambers. Chambers is best known as the lawyer who argued a landmark school desegregation case. It had mandated countywide busing to integrate the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He was also a leader in the fight for racial justice and equality in the 1960s and beyond. The renaming could be approved by the board at its planned meeting Tuesday night. District officials said it would be the first time a CMS school has gone through such a renaming process. School board leaders said they would begin researching and renaming schools that were named after Confederate figures in the wake of protests of over the killing of George Floyd over the summer. He was...
    Attendees of a recent beer fest in North Carolina should consider getting tested for COVID-19 after at least two coronavirus cases were connected to the event, according to a local report. Those who attended “Mecktoberfest” at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte from Sept. 25 to 27 may have been exposed to the virus, Mecklenburg County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris told county commissioners on Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reported. The event, Harris said, involved “very few masks” and “very little social distancing.” “There were thousands of people there. Those folks need to be tested,” Harris said, according to the newspaper. A video from local news station Fox 46 Charlotte shows a crowded beer garden, with few attendees wearing masks. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery “has always and will continue to work diligently to ensure that we comply with and adhere to all county, state and national health regulations and recommendations,” a spokesman for the establishment told the Charlotte Observer in a statement. He did not directly answer questions related to Harris’ warning, according to the newspaper. “It is also...
    A 41-year-old suspect who ingested a large amount of cocaine during a detainment overdosed after police took him into custody. According to CNN, the suspect, Harold Easter, "was alone and crying out for help before collapsing." What are the details?Authorities conducted a traffic stop on Easter on Jan. 23, allegedly believing that the suspect was engaging in a drug deal. During the stop, Easter reportedly ingested a large amount of crack cocaine, and authorities said he was in possession of both cocaine and marijuana. Bodycam footage shows an officer pulling up behind Easter's vehicle with his gun drawn, demanding Easter stop eating the drugs. "Don't eat it!" the officer shouts. "He's eating it. Hands up!" Easter can be seen exiting the vehicle, and an officer handcuffs him without incident. Following his arrest, authorities transported him to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, where he reportedly sat inside an interview room for about 45 minutes. The outlet reports that Easter "was left alone several times." At one point, Easter demanded water, and...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four people who were at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County said. WBTV reported Friday that those who tested positive at the event were immediately isolated. Nearly 800 people were tested who attended the event or who helped support it, the county said in a news release. Two attendees and two people supporting the convention tested positive. County leaders said in a statement that those individuals “were immediately issued isolation instructions and any known close contacts were notified and issued quarantine instructions by Mecklenburg County Public Health.” The Charlotte Observer reports that the disclosures come after county health officials raised concerned about a lack of social distancing and mask wearing at a Monday business meeting of the RNC in Charlotte. Strict coronavirus protocols were supposed to be followed. The public may need to wait weeks for an “after-action” report detailing the true scope of convention-related infections. But Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris has said the convention posed no infection risk to the...
    Two attendees and two supporting staff members at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte tested positive for the coronavirus, Mecklenburg County announced Thursday. County officials said they conducted roughly 792 coronavirus tests for individuals attending the RNC or providing support as staff members, according to a statement Thursday. The four people who tested positive “were immediately issued isolation instructions and any known close contacts were notified and issued quarantine instructions by Mecklenburg County Public Health.” The announcement came after county health officials initially raised concerns about a lack of masks and social distancing during the RNC, the Charlotte Observer reported. (RELATED: North Carolina Go\v. Cooper Stands Ground On Hosting Republican National Convention) Social distancing signs are displayed outside the Charlotte Convention Center’s Richardson Ballroom for the Republican National Convention (Travis Dove – Pool/Getty Images) Jeffrey Runge, a former medical director at the Department of Homeland Security and the RNC’s senior health and safety advisor, told Charlotte City Council earlier this month that the RNC imposed sweeping restrictions to prevent infections and possible outbreaks, according to the Charlotte Observer. Mecklenburg...
    Mecklenburg County officials in North Carolina scolded attendees of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte on Monday about the wearing of facial coverings following the roll call vote to nominate President Donald Trump as their 2020 nominee. Several delegates were seen without masks, which upset Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris. "I have just shared concern about the lack of mask-wearing and social distancing in the room at the RNC Roll Call Meeting with the RNC Convention staff," she said in a statement shared with local ABC network affiliate WSOC-TV. "I have been assured that they are working hard to address these issues. All attendees agreed to comply with the requirements prior to attending and were informed that these requirements would be enforced." All county-wide elected officials in Mecklenburg County are Democrats, from the district attorney and the entire board of commissioners to the register of deeds. WSOC reporter Joe Bruno said Harris added "she hopes the RNCs inability to follow the rules does not result in additional COVID cases in our and their communities. She says the inability to follow the...
    A two-year-old boy shot himself dead while playing with his dad’s gun in a North Carolina motel — one of three youngsters hit in similar accidents in just five days, according to police. Little Amor Cureton was pronounced dead at a hospital in Charlotte Sunday after he was found with an apparent accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound after finding the weapon, the Charlotte Observer said. His dad, Antonio Thomas Cureton, 24, was busted for a slew of charges, including involuntary manslaughter and failure to secure a firearm to protect a minor, records show. “There’s a 2-year-old little boy who should still be with us…and is not,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Maj. Ryan Butler told WBTV. “And if that doesn’t stir you to some level of awareness that there’s far too much violence going on in this city,” he said, calling it “a tragedy for Charlotte.” Cureton was also charged with the unlawful possession of firearms by a convicted felon after a police dog found another weapon in the Economy Inn motel, the reports said. He was being held on a combined bond of...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man was charged Sunday with manslaughter and weapons violations in the death of his 2-year-old son, who located his father’s gun and shot himself, police in North Carolina’s largest city said. Antonio Thomas Cureton, 24, was in the Mecklenburg County Jail in part on counts of involuntary manslaughter, the unlawful possession of firearms by a convicted felon and the failure to secure one to protect a minor, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police news release. Police had responded to a shooting in northeast Charlotte on Saturday night. The toddler, Amor Cureton, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the release said. Police detectives determined the child gained access to an unsecured firearm and discharged it, fatally injuring himself. The police department’s canine unit also located a second weapon in the Antonio Cureton’s possesion, according to the release. Mecklenburg County records show Cureton was jailed on five counts with a combined bond of more than $100,000, and awaited a Tuesday court hearing. The records didn’t indicate whether he has an attorney. Police had no such information. Copyright...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and a handful of other towns are restricting alcohol sales after 11 p.m. to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. The Charlotte Observer reports that the ban starts Thursday night. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department leaders have said they will enforce the order. Other towns that said they will enact such an order include Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said officials are enacting the restrictions after seeing videos of people in restaurants and bars not wearing masks or practicing social distancing. “It is unfortunate that we must take these steps due to the poor decisions by some bad actors,” Diorio said during a news conference. “We hope that by taking this step, we can begin to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.” The order is set to run until Aug. 7. But it could be rescinded earlier or extended past that date. Restaurants that don't sell booze can still operate under their normal hours assuming they follow social distancing and mask requirements. Copyright 2020...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey is partnering with linebacker Shaq Thompson in an effort to unite the Charlotte community through sports programs for underserved youth through the “22 Together” program. They say their goal is to use sports as a vehicle to help address the divides that exist between the public and law enforcement. The players say they will be working in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Police Activities League (PAL) and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greater Charlotte to offer football, flag football, and cheerleading programs free of charge to underserved youth in Charlotte. The youth will be able to participate as soon as August and with the support and mentorship of coaches from Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD and other community leaders. “With the support of Christian, Shaq and 22 Together, and partnering with the Boys and Girls Club, we can be united in our effort to reach more kids and, through them, have an even broader impact on our community, including for our officers who gain much from their experiences...
1