First Drip (9/9/15): CMPD Chief says Labor Day shootings related, 'gang-like'


At a press conference held yesterday, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said many of the 12 shootings that occurred over Labor Day weekend appear to have been related, and were most probably committed by "gang-like" groups retaliating over recent things like "silly disagreements" between young men in night clubs. In the case of a 7-year-old shot and killed at a birthday party, Putney said police think the shooters either had the wrong address or were targeting someone who no longer lived there. 

Three top executives of United Airlines have resigned following a scandal that was reportedly the direct result of a New York Port Authority official's distaste for stopping in Charlotte on his way to his South Carolina vacation home. Officials are investigating whether United restored a direct flight between Newark and Columbia for the then-chairman of NYPA in exchange for upgrades the company wanted at Newark Liberty International Airport. 

A crane being pulled by an 18-wheeler caught fire on I-485 early this morning, snarling traffic as diesel fuel spilled across lanes of traffic. Pictures show that the entire front end of the crane was engulfed in flames at one point. The fire occurred on the outer loop of I-485 between Harris and Brookshire boulevards. 

The Burke County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for two weeks. Police say Ashli Deann Bailey was last seen leaving her home in Connelly Springs, North Carolina in August with a family member. She has a pierced tongue, piercings with gauges in both ears, two piercings below her lip and a nose piercing.

Kim Davis, the Kentucky town clerk who became a martyr for some conservatives after being jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was released from jail yesterday and will return to work as soon as Friday. Upon her release, she faced another court order stating she must not block any more marriage licenses from being issued or return to jail. She said she has not yet decided if she will obey the court order. 

Add a comment