Charlotte Uber driver Marlo Johnis Medina-Chevez went missing the night of May 20, 2017. Diontray Divan Adams, 24, and James Aaron Stevens, 20, were arrested in Maryland on May 23 in connection with the case. Adams has been charged with financial credit card fraud and outstanding Maryland warrants, and Stevens has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
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.
Concord resident James Patterson Jr., a low-level drug dealer, had served more than 14 years of a nearly 22-year sentence in federal prison when a phone call from his lawyer last summer changed his life. President Barack Obama had just commuted his sentence and would set him free last year. Patterson described his reaction to the call.
During his two terms in office, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 1,715 people. That's more than the previous 13 presidents combined. Last November in a conference call with reporters, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates explained the reasons for the president's actions.
During a February 8th, 2017 interview Chidi Ogene, president of the Charlotte School of Law, says the school plans to talk with the new Secretary of Education about the loss of tens of millions of dollars in federal student aid.