Headline Roundup: Community College Shooting Investigated As Possible Hate Crime; More
Authorities are investigating yesterday’s fatal shooting at Wayne Community College as a possible hate crime. The supervisor of shooting victim Ron Lane tells the AP that Lane was gay. The suspect, twenty-year-old student Kenneth Stancil, had worked for Lane at the College’s print shop. The school says was dismissed from the work-study position for too many absences. Stancil was arrested early this morning in Daytona Beach Florida.
Wells Fargo 1Q Earning Down Slightly
Wells Fargo’s first quarter earnings fell slightly from the same period a year ago. The bank says net income was $5.8 billion, down from $5.9 billion in the first quarter of 2014. Wells was the only bank of the four largest U.S. banks last quarter to post higher profits. San Francisco-based Wells acquired Wachovia in 2008 and has its east cost headquarters in Charlotte. Bank of America will release its first quarter earnings tomorrow.
President Obama Makes Charlotte Stop Tomorrow
President Obama will stop in Uptown Charlotte tomorrow to take part in an invitation only “town hall.” The White House says the event at ImaginOn will focus on the federal budget, taxes, and working families. The town hall coincides with this year’s income tax filing deadline and will co-hosted by the online sites Blog-her and Sheknows.
Rock Hill Attorney's Son Jailed In Murder Of Father
The son of a prominent Rock Hill attorney is in police custody in Spartanburg, South Carolina, today for the murder of his father. Authorities say 23 year old Osiris Hinton shot 47-year-old Cyrus Hinton once in the back of the head Sunday at his Spartanburg home. Cyrus Hinton's practice was based in Rock Hill. He was representing one of five suspects in the shooting death of Chester City Councilman Odell Williams last fall.
BMW Best Ever March Sales; Spartanburg Plant Sales Rise 12 Percent
BMW says it had its best March sales ever. The German auto maker said today it sold more than 195 thousand BMW vehicles worldwide last month. The company’s X5 sport utility, which is built at BMW’s plant near Spartanburg, saw sales numbers rise 12 percent.