City Council has postponed a conversation and possible ordinance changes that would affect ride-share programs, such as Uber and Lyft, until the General Assembly potentially decides on statewide regulations. Charlotte wants driver to go through city background checks, though the companies argue they implement their own background checks. A potential ordinance would also deregulate cab fare, which is set by the city, to allow for competition.
Former Mayor Patrick Cannon will be sentenced on Oct. 14, not the original date of late September, because a defense witness will be out of town. Cannon faces 20 years in prison.
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend and could still face prison time. Pistorius was found not guilty of murder in the incident in which the judge agreed he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. But he was charged for the incident in which he fired four shots into a bathroom his girlfriend had locked herself in on Valentine's Day last year.