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Local News Roundup: CMPD says homicides down; City Council, staff clash over Eastland Yards plans; Savannah Bananas visit Kannapolis

On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup ...

Charlotte city staff and members of City Council clashed at the City Council meeting Monday night over a proposal by staff for “QC East” at the Eastland Yards site. We’ll talk about what was at the heart of the criticism and get an update on Eastland Yards.

CMPD releases its midyear crime report, which includes a slight decrease in homicides from this time last year, and an update on car thefts and property crime.

CMS officials say most of the schools in the district are now high-poverty schools, and that means more students will see federal aid. We’ll explain.

And Kannapolis has gone bananas! The world-famous Savannah Bananas baseball team was in town this week for two soldl-out nights at Cannonballers stadium. We’ll have a recap on the shenanigans from two of our panelists who were there.

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into these stories, and more, on the Charlotte Talks Local News rRoundup.

GUESTS:Erik Spanberg, managing editor for the Charlotte Business Journal

  • Nick Ochsner, WBTV’s executive producer for Investigations & chief investigative reporter
  • Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter
  • David Boraks, WFAE reporter
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Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.