Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday's Odd and Ends

The Costs Of Obama's Visit - WCNC's Bill McGinty breaks down the costs associated with President Obama's visit to Mount Holly.

Homicide Day - Today is what has become known as Homicide Day in Charlotte, as Mecklenburg County prosecutors work through several murder cases.

Three high profile cases are up.

Mark Cox is set to appear in the death of Danielle Watson and her unborn child. Prosecutors are expected to announce that they will seek the death penalty.

Chauncey Sterling, is expected to enter a guilty plea in the case of Robert Barber, the Carolinas HealthCare System executive who was gunned down in April 2011. Prosecutors announced last summer that they would not seek the death penalty against Sterling.

Antonio Thompkins who is charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Antwan Terrell Smith during last year's Speed Street event is also expected to enter a guilty plea.

CIAA Assault - WCNC is reporting that a Charlotte police officer was assaulted while on duty patrolling the CIAA events this past weekend. The officer said the assault took place overnight Saturday shortly after 12 a.m. in the 800 block of Hamilton Street near The Comedy Zone in uptown Charlotte. The woman suffered minor injuries, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department report, and no one has been arrested.

Kenan Wells Gay - The man charged in the death of a Ed's Tavern patron has made the news back home in Sanford, North Carolina in a big way. The Sanford Hearld has the details here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like it or not, and I don't, since they claim a lot of these are official rather than campaign visit we have to pay.

Last week when we went out to eat we saw at least 20 CMPD cars, a firetruck and the Hazmat truck in Ballantyne for the first lady's visit. No disagreement with providing as much security for her as possible, but I hope the campaign and/or the DNC paid for it. It was clearly a campaign visit.