Lunch Break (10/21/15): Wrecks in Mooresville and Rock Hill cause morning rush hour delays up and down I-77

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Multiple accidents above and below Charlotte caused massive delays in rush hour traffic this morning on Interstate 77. Officials said two accidents in the Mooresville area had I-77's northbound and southbound lanes shut down for some time this morning. All lanes were reportedly re-opened by 8:20 a.m. Also, a tractor trailer that overturned in Rock Hill on the exit from I-77 to Anderson Road caused delays in that area. 

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CMPD is asking the public for help in identifying the drivers in a car they believe could have witnessed an officer involved shooting that took place on Wilkinson Boulevard on Friday. Police are looking for the drivers of a burgundy SUV, pictured right. The incident began when Officer Michelle Brcik approached a disabled vehicle around 10 a.m. on Friday. Another resident approached the scene, saying the car was stolen during a recent home invasion. The suspect, later identified as Darryll Clay, then got violent, attempting to carjack a motorist and assaulting the officer. When a gun fell from his person, Clay reached for it and Brcik fired a shot. Clay then ran off, attempting to carjack several other people before being caught nearby by responding officers. Police believe the driver or occupants of the photographed vehicle were on the scene and are possible witnesses to the incident. Detectives are requesting the owner, occupants or anyone with information on the persons that were present to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

News broke yesterday afternoon that Faison Enterprises has rescinded a request to rezone a property that currently hosts the popular Jackalope Jack's restaurant and bar, and also the former site of The Philosopher's Stone. The real estate firm is instead moving forward with a much larger multi-use development in NoDa, that will feature apartments and retail space on a 9-acre lot on North Davidson Street near Matheson Avenue. 

A distraught man added to the tension of a crime scene in west Charlotte this morning when he drove through crime scene tape looking for information about a shooting involving his family member. Police said someone shot into a car this morning on Carlyle Drive around 1 a.m., hitting an unnamed victim three times. The victim was taken to the hospital, and later his family member arrived and drove through the tape, sending officers scattering and causing them to draw weapons on him. The man was not charged and was said to just be highly upset about the incident. 

The meme that's been faked around the social media world for years has a finally arrived to its truthful moment in time, as today marks the day Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrive in the future in the movie Back to the Future. For some reason or other, people have been screenshotting a picture from the movie (real one shown below) and photoshopping dates into them to make it seem as if previous dates were actually featured in the movie becauseā€¦the Internet. 

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