Lunch Break (4/25/16): Bill filed to repeal HB2, multiple rallies in Raleigh



The North Carolina legislature began a new session this morning, and a group of Democrats filed a bill to repeal House Bill 2 in its entirety. Representatives Darren Jackson, Susi Hamilton, Graig Meyer and Grier Martin introduced the bill this morning. If passed, it would also appropriate the amount spent on the special session called to pass HB2, more than half a million dollars, to the Human Relations Commission. (Ryan Pitkin) Rallies both for and against HB2 have already begun outside the Legislative Building in Raleigh and are expected to continue throughout the day. (WCNC, Associated Press) 

An overturned tractor-trailer shut down all lanes of southbound I-77 at Harris Boulevard this morning and it's expected to remain closed until this afternoon. No one was injured in the crash, but crews are cleaning up diesel fuel that may have spilled while also pumping the truck's tanks dry of the remaining fuel. (Fox46 Staff) 

Police are still looking for the driver of a van that struck and killed a young boy on Eastway Road yesterday. Anthony Castellon-Rivera was crossing the street with his family when he was struck by a white work van with a ladder atop it. A Hispanic male reportedly stopped and exited his vehicle before getting back in and driving off. Police say the man was in his mid-30s with curly, black hair. The van is believed to have a South Carolina license plate. (WBTV Web Staff) 

Police made an arrest this morning in the case of an unrelated hit-and-run in the University area earlier this month. Police arrested Gerson Gutierrez and Shaquala Davis for their involvement in the incident. Gutierrez is believed to have been driving the green minivan that struck and killed 45-year-old Keith Ricks while he drove his Harley Davidson on Mallard Creek Road on April 4. He was arrested at a hotel on Sugar Creek Road this morning. Davis has been charged with harboring a fugitive. (Ryan Pitkin) 

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