Friday, June 24, 2016

Lunch Break (6/24/16): Anti-HB2 protesters set up outside Pat McCrory/Roy Cooper debate at Westin

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:17 PM

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Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory, North Carolina's two gubernatorial candidates, debated in Uptown Charlotte this morning for the first time, trading barbs on bathrooms, teacher pay and a few other things that have made McCrory's tenure an absolute shitshow. Protesters set-up outside the Westin, where the debate occurred. A few gained access to the hotel but were quickly ejected as they made their presence known. (Ryan Pitkin)

An early morning shooting in west Charlotte left one man dead and a woman injured. The investigation is still underway, but CMPD has revealed that the shooting occurred shortly after midnight, when the two victims were arguing outside near the intersection of Effingham and Tuckaseegee roads. The shooter allegedly drove up to the victims, then fired shots. Relatives of the victim believe that the shooter was targeting the man. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. (Ashton Pellom, WBTV)

A 12-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Thursday night after driving her go-cart into oncoming traffic and colliding with a car. Reports indicate the child had been driving her go-cart on West Sugar Creek Road near Greene Street at about 9 p.m. when she flew through a stop sign and struck a car. The girl, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the go-cart and struck by another vehicle. She is currently in critical condition. West Sugar Creek Road was shut down following the collision. (Fox46 Staff) 

CMPD cancelled a Silver Alert for a missing man after his body was discovered this morning in south Charlotte. Samuel Daye was first reported missing Sunday when he reportedly walked out of the assisted-living home where he resided on North Sharon Amity Road. Daye suffered from dementia, and was also hearing-impaired and unable to communicate. CMPD located Daye on Governors Hill Lane and are working to determine whether his death was related to his pre-existing medical conditions. (WCNC Staff) 

The immediate global repercussions of Britain’s history-making decision to secede from the European Union were already apparent this morning, when U.S. stocks took a nosedive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 2.6 percent at opening, while Wells Fargo and Charlotte-based Bank of America fell three and five percent, respectively. The vote leaves even greater uncertainty for Britain; the GBP fell a staggering 11 percent overnight, and economists forecast longterm damage. Prime Minister David Cameron, who had promised constituents the opportunity to vote on whether Britain would remain in the EU as part of his reelection campaign, announced his resignation this morning in what critics have called a problem of his own making. (Charlotte Observer staff, wire reports) 

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