CMPD: Violent crime has increased, minors continue to be both victims and suspects

CPMD released its third-quarter crime statistics on Wednesday that showed declining rates in crime overall, but an increase in violent crimes.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 7, 2020

CMS votes to allow more in-person instruction for K-5 students

Elementary students will attend classes in person two days each week beginning Nov. 2, CMS board members voted unanimously Thursday.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 1, 2020

‘I’m going to die’: CMPD releases video footage of events leading to Harold Easter’s in-custody death

Seventeen video clips made public Thursday document Harold Easter's arrest and detention earlier this year.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 1, 2020

Bars, movie theaters, amusement parks, other venues can reopen under NC’s Phase 3

State’s key metrics remained stable in September, Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday. As a result, North Carolina will enter Phase 3 on Friday.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 30, 2020

CMPD sergeant, officers cited in Harold Easter’s death resign ahead of video release

The five CMPD employees were cited for termination. A civil service board would've determined if they were to be fired.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 30, 2020

Purchase permits, concealed carry applications spike since March, Mecklenburg sheriff says

Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office registered 11,038 applications on Sept. 25, the highest number of outstanding applications ever.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 30, 2020

CMPD will no longer use tear gas to disperse large crowds, won’t pursue no-knock warrants

CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings made the announcement during Tuesday's safe communities committee meeting.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 29, 2020

Livingstone College, UNCC manage Covid-19 protocols with school reopening

Livingstone College says no positive Covid-19 cases since students returned earlier this month. UNC Charlotte reopens Oct. 1 for select in-person classes after three-week delay.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 29, 2020

22 Street Kitchen among four Charlotte restaurants awarded $25,000 Discover program grant

The Creole fusion food truck is one of 200 Black-owned restaurants sharing in the $5 million pool to help Black restaurateurs hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 28, 2020

Carolina Youth Coalition receives $1 million donation, unveils scholarship fund

The Black-led nonprofit provides support for underserved high school students to get into, and graduate from, a four-year-university.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 25, 2020