Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Thursday he “can’t defend” the actions of an officer captured on video putting a pistol to an unarmed man’s head during an arrest. The incident took place in March 2016 when police chased James Yarborough, who was a passenger in a car wanted in connection with multiple larcenies.
Last year 49 people were gunned down during an attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. "Effervesce", a sculpture made of aluminum, acrylic, bubble soap and human interactions was made by a team from UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture.
The Patterson Farm, a fourth generation farm in Rowan County, opened their pick your own strawberry fields to the public last Saturday morning. The strawberry season extends through June with several pick your own farms in the area. For those less adventurous, the berries have started to show up at local farmer's markets and roadside stands as well.
A large tree fell on the fellowship hall at New Outreach Christian Center on Monday during the early after rain storm. Pastor Brenda Stevenson said that they are in need of volunteers with saws to cut up the wood. The fellowship hall serves as the area where Pastor Stevenson and members of the church feed the needy three times a week. The church is located at 3900 Gossett Avenue in Charlotte. Jeff Sineremail@example.com
NOTE: What you are about to see may be disturbing for some people. There is no audio on this dashcam video. Volunteer firefighter Ryan Ciampoli rescued a four-year-old girl who fell from a moving bus on Highway 65 at Harrison, Arkansas, on April 21. Ciampoli’s dashcam captured the entire incident. The girl suffered a broken jaw but is expected to make a full recovery.
On Saturday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 23rd, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., some of the world’s best tree climbers are competing in five categories: work climb, throw line, foot lock, speed climb and aerial rescue, at the annual Tree Climbing Competition at Freedom Park. Qualifiers from Saturday compete on Sunday for the title of Master Tree Climbing Champion. On Saturday there was also a family fun climb where Professional Certified Arborists helped climbers into saddles attached to ropes secured up in the crown of the tree, and professional climbing instructors worked with each climber.