Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

People gather on a hill as Charlotte police work the scene at The Village at College Downs apartments on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
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At least a dozen police were injured during protests in Charlotte, following the shooting death by police of an African-American man Tuesday. Police say he was armed, his family says he was not.

WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn has more. 

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Gas prices went up an average of 11 cents over the past week, following a massive leak in a gas pipeline that’s a major supplier to the Southeast. Some local stations are running out of fuel and the attorney general’s office has received hundreds of price gouging complaints.


North Carolina lost seven NCAA sporting events on Monday and Wednesday the ACC pulled 10 championship events out of the state because of HB 2. This one-two punch has local officials concerned about economic losses.

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North Carolina's standing as a venue for championship-level collegiate sports has taken another hit because of House Bill 2. The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that it will move 10 championship events out of North Carolina this year - including the ACC football championship game that was scheduled for December 3 in Charlotte. 

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Vice President Joe Biden was in Charlotte Monday, not to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but to talk about the importance of community colleges.


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Some ambitious goals were set five years ago to help nine struggling schools in west Charlotte. An initiative called Project LIFT was launched. Project LIFT received $55 million in private money to improve the struggling West Charlotte High School and its eight ailing elementary and middle feeder schools.

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After one year of providing professional development and other support to African-American male teachers, the founders of the group Profound Gentlemen say their work is paying off.

Former CMS teachers Mario Shaw and Jason Terrell founded Profound Gentlemen last year as a way to increase the retention rate of African-American male teachers. Terrell says of their more than 500 members nationwide—about 100 are in Charlotte—96 percent are returning this school year.

“This compares to 65% of men of color who are not members of Profound Gentlemen,” Terrell said.

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Parents this month got their first chance to weigh in on proposals the CMS board is considering to diversify magnet schools. As part of that, they have to wrap their minds around demographics, transportation, and entrance lotteries for these schools. 

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CMS schools open in less than two weeks and school officials are still trying to fill teacher and bus driving positions.

One hundred and fourteen is the number of teacher positions that need to be filled, says CMS Superintendent Ann Clark.

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Many business owners in the University City area say they are hurting because of construction underway for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s Lynx Blue Line extension. Some proprietors say since rail work began in 2013, their profits have been down because of frequent road closures and traffic pattern changes.

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CMS's new rules on how teachers should handle transgender students has angered some community members. A group organized by the NC Values Coalition spoke at Tuesday night's school board meeting and protested before it. 

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee tribe and the reservation’s surroundings in Western North Carolina are known for mountain beauty, rich culture, and history.

Of course, it's also home to North Carolina's only casino.

And it's home to Miss Native American USA. Her name is Kristina Hyatt, and she’s a dental hygienist who in the last year has visited reservations to promote dental care.

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Nationwide, residents in high-crime areas often complain that police are slow to respond to their calls and do not have a relationship with the people in the community. Police have heard similar criticism from some Beatties Ford Road residents, one of Charlotte’s high-crime neighborhoods. To help improve relationships between police and residents there, officers are being assigned to foot patrols.

The fatal shootings of two African-American men by police this week and Thursday night’s fatal shooting of five police in Dallas have touched local residents. Peaceful marches were held in downtown Charlotte on Thursday and on Friday area residents expressed their thoughts on Charlotte Talks.

Universtiy of North Carolina at Charlotte campus
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The number of rapes reported on college campuses is going up. UNC Charlotte has experienced one of the largest jumps, according to the U.S. Department of Education. 

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