Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lunch Break (1/14/16): Man shot and killed while breaking into occupied home in west Charlotte

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM

A man was killed after allegedly breaking into the west Charlotte home of someone he knew early this morning, according to a CMPD release. Police responded to a call on State Street just after midnight and found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead on the scene and the other was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with a serious injury. Police believe that two suspects entered the occupied home and that's when a struggle ensued between an occupant and one of the suspects. One suspect was shot dead during the struggle. Police are still looking for the second suspect. They believe the parties involved all know each other and that this was not a random act of violence. (Ryan Pitkin) UPDATE: Police have identified the man killed this morning as 30-year-old Angelo Eugene Jackson.  

Two people including a security guard were reportedly stabbed in the Uptown Greyhound bus terminal this morning by a man who was not allowed inside because he didn't have a ticket. Witnesses said the man lost his temper in the restaurant inside the terminal after being told he was not allowed to enter without a ticket. The attack happened at about 4 a.m. Police did not say whether anyone was arrested for the stabbing. (WSOC Staff) 

Following a historic Powerball lottery drawing last night, there are believed to have been three winning tickets sold throughout the country, the closest being in Tennessee. There was reportedly a winning ticket sold in Munford, Tennessee, while the other two tickets were bought in Melbourne Beach, Florida and Chino Hills, California. The three winners, who have not yet been identified, will share the $1.6 billion jackpot. The winning numbers are 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. (Associated Press via Fox46) 

Although no North Carolinians will take part in sharing the jackpot, there were still some big winners throughout the state last night. Two tickets worth $2 million each were said to have been bought in North Carolina, while three were worth $100,000 and 14 were worth $50,000. Less than half of the cost for each Powerball ticket goes toward North Carolina education, and the most recent Powerball craze reportedly generated $25 million for education ($65 million total). WBTV Web Staff

A coalition of advocacy groups filed suit against North Carolina yesterday in an effort to overturn an "Ag-Gag" law that came into effect on January 1. The suit, filed by groups including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Government Accountability Project and the Center for Food Safety, claims the law is too vague and unconstitutional on multiple grounds. (Craig Jarvis, News & Observer via Charlotte Observer) Pat McCrory vetoed the law when it was passed by the state legislature last summer, but the General Assembly overrode the veto. Creative Loafing wrote multiple articles about the law in June after it was vetoed and after it was then pushed through to be made law

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