Charlotte Talks News Roundup: Ambush Outside CMPD, Gerryamnder Ruling, Panthers Season Ends
Friday January 12, 2018
A murder suspect ambushes officers outside CMPD. Federal judges call North Carolina’s congressional district maps unconstitutional. The Panthers season ends, and the team is now on the block. And light rail gets ready to open to the North. Mike Collins and our panel of reporters tackle those stories and more.
On this week's Local News Roundup:
A panel of federal judges have declared the state’s congressional district map unconstitutional and, for the first time, it isn’t because of race, but because of partisan gerrymandering. This throws the election later this year into chaos. We find out more about what all of it means.
The Panthers season came to a disappointing end on Sunday with their loss in the first round of the playoffs. In the wake of the loss, the Panthers’ offense coordinator and quarterbacks coach were fired. What will those staffing changes mean for next season?
In addition to a sale of the Panthers and staffing changes, there's talk about moving the stadium across the state line into South Carolina, near Carowinds. We'll delve into what Governor Cooper and others are saying about that.
And Light Rail will soon come to University- we’re just weeks away from the opening of the new expansion of the Blue Line. We’ll bring you an update.
Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and guests on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.
Tom Bullock, reporter for WFAE
Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer
Kirstin Garriss, government reporter for Spectrum News
Nick Ochsner, reporter for WBTV