Lunch Break (6/29/16): Obama set to visit Charlotte to officially support Clinton



President Barack Obama has announced plans to travel to Charlotte next week, marking his first official appearance in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Obama was originally set to join Clinton for the first time in Green Bay, but the scheduled appearance was postponed in the wake of the Orlando terror attack. Specifics of the appearance have not been revealed, but Clinton campaign staff confirm that both will speak on their vision for the future. (WCNC Staff) 

A man died last night after crashing into another vehicle while allegedly going double the speed limit in a residential neighborhood in east Charlotte. Police say 49-year-old Jonathan Furr was going about 50 miles per hour in a neighborhood where the posted speed limit was 25 miles per hour when he crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Keyosha McVay head on. McVay suffered minor injuries. Police believe alcohol was also a factor in this crash. (Ryan Pitkin) 

Shannon Smith, Jr.
  • Shannon Smith, Jr.
Police are asking for help in finding two suspects, one of which has cut off her electronic monitoring device and another is a new suspect in an assault with a deadly weapon case. Overnight, police signed a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or seriously injure on 23-year-old Shannon Smith, Jr. in connection with an incident that happened on May 5 on Lynn Street in west Charlotte. Smith is also known to go by the nickname "Philly." (Ryan Pitkin) 

Tonya Kirk
  • Tonya Kirk
Police say Tonya Kirk, wanted for removing her electronic monitoring device, was last known to be at 300 Main St. in Huntersville. She is now wanted for breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, larceny of vehicle, damage to property and tampering with an electronic monitoring device. (Ryan Pitkin) 

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