Nick de la Canal

Mid-Day Newscaster

WFAE's Nick de la Canal can be heard on public radio airwaves across the Charlotte region, bringing listeners the latest in local and regional news updates. He's been a part of the WFAE newsroom since 2013, when he began as an intern. His reporting helped the station earn an Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage following the Keith Scott shooting and protests in September 2016. He grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High, and received his degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. He tweets periodically: @nickdelacanal

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How is the relationship between Charlotte and Raleigh? Are we good? Charlotte is North Carolina's largest city, while Raleigh is the state capitol. Seems like tensions between the two have been simmering on and off for decades.

Nearly every pew inside Myers Park Presbyterian Church was filled Tuesday as family, friends, and acquaintances celebrated the life of Deven Lewis Sawyer, 17.

Sawyer, who would have turned 18 this month, died on June 23, days after he was injured in a bus accident while studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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For decades, a four-foot gold statue has stood at the intersection of Queens and Providence Road, his right index finger extended. Sometimes he's dressed up for sporting events or weddings at the Methodist church next door. Last September, he disappeared from the intersection, leaving only a few patches of monkey grass where his pedestal stood.

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A 37-year-old man has died eight days after he was shot by a homeowner in a small neighborhood just west of uptown Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says the man, Wayne Carrothers, had broken into a home on Greenleaf Avenue around 4 p.m. on June 15 when he was shot by the homeowner.

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Police in Charlotte are investigating after a jogger discovered a man's body in east Charlotte early Thursday morning.

Jose Mario Chicas, 51, was found on the 1900 block of Milton Road. Police have not released the manner in which he died, though the death is being investigated as a homicide.

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The Trump administration is catching heat from both Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina who say the government should not be separating migrant children from their families at the border.

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Does it seem like something's missing around Charlotte? Something small, green, or brown? Listener Hope Nicholls thinks so. She wrote in to FAQ City wondering about what seemed to be a total absence of cankerworms this spring.

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Seventy percent of homicides in Charlotte result in an arrest. That's according to a report out this week from The Washington Post that tracked homicides in Charlotte and 49 other major U.S. cities.

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Before Dwight Clark made his now-immortalized catch in a 1982 NFC championship game, before he became Sports Illustrated's Player of the Year and before he became a two-time Super Bowl champion, he was a regular student at Garinger High School in east Charlotte, with dreams of one day playing in the big leagues.

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On this week's FAQ City, listener Margaret Peeples has lingering questions about a 2016 report in The Charlotte Observer that found between 2000 and 2016, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department had destroyed more than 1,000 sexual assault kits.

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