Lunch Break (1/26/16): Ice patches still causing problems for Charlotte drivers



Patches of ice continue to cause problems in Charlotte, with enough problem areas throughout the city to close schools for another day. In southwest Charlotte, a woman was pinned in her car this morning after hitting a patch of ice and slamming into a tree on Arrowood Road. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with minor injuries. (Jennifer Miller, WBTV) 

Authorities are searching for an inmate who they say walked away from a minimum-security facility in Rock Hill last night and is now on the loose. Police are looking for Zachary Lee Reeves, 26, after he walked away from the Catawba Pre-release Center on Milling Road at around 9 p.m. last night. He was last seen wearing a tan Department of Corrections uniform. (WCNC Staff) 

An elderly man was brought to the hospital with life-threatening injuries this morning after his wife accidentally ran him over with her car. Police said the man may have been opening a gate in the driveway for his wife when she lost track of where he was. The accident happened near the intersection of Tuckaseegee Road and Freedom Drive in northwest Charlotte. (Joe Bruno, WSOC) 

The Better Business Bureau is still warning fans about counterfeit tickets in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, an issue that Creative Loafing reported on two weeks ago, but are also now suggesting tips for avoiding getting ripped off by shady travel agencies. Tom Bartholomy, president of BBB of the Southern Piedmont, suggests that fans use a reputable travel agency; read the fine print, terms and conditions on any travel package; make sure the package includes a game ticket, hotel, transportation, airfare, and meal expenses; and pay by credit card, which offer buyer protection. (Fox46 Staff) 

Developers have announced plans to rebrand the building that was home to Cosmo's Cafe since 1977. The building at North College and 6th streets will be re-opened as NorthEnd Station. Cosmo's Cafe closed in early January after being at the location for 38 years. Phoenix and Republic nightclubs also closed, but BAR Charlotte will reportedly stay open. (Ely Portillo, Charlotte Observer)

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