Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: UNCC Shooter Pleads Guilty To Murder; New Political Maps In NC

Sep 20, 2019

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Clockwise from top left: Mike Collins, Joe Bruno, Jonathan Lowe, Ann Doss Helms, Glenn Burkins, Steve Harrison

The shooter in the UNC Charlotte murders pleads guilty. New political maps are drawn and approved by the legislature. Dan Bishop officially becomes a member of Congress taking office this week in District 9.  Mecklenburg County decides to begin collecting overdue MEDIC bills.  And Cam Newton’s foot could keep him sidelined.  Mike Collins and local reporters have the latest.

On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup…

The man charged with killing two UNC Charlotte students and wounding four others in a classroom shooting earlier this year pleaded guilty to the crimes Thursday afternoon.

New political maps have been redrawn and approved by the North Carolina Legislature, and now await approval by a panel of judges. What will the new maps mean for Mecklenburg county voters, and what was the reaction from legislators around the state? WFAE Political Reporter Steve Harrison joins us at the top of the show to give us his take.

Dan Bishop is now officially a member of Congress, as he took office this week as the US House District 9 Representative. It’s the first time the 9th district has had a representative since January. Now his old spot in the North Carolina General Assembly is vacant. What will happen to that seat? We’ll discuss.

Mecklenburg County announced this week that overdue bills to MEDIC will be sent to the county tax collector’s office, and that means the county could use wage garnishment to collect on late payments. We’ll provide details.

And, will the re-injury to Cam Newton’s foot keep him out of this week’s Panthers’ game? We’ll give an update.

Mike Collins and the Roundup Reporters will bring those stories and much more on this week’s Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Steve Harrison, WFAE's Political Reporter

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of QCityMetro.com

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV Reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, WFAE Education Reporter