VA Nominee Accused Of Drinking On Duty, Improper Prescriptions, Sen. Tester Says

Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, has been accused of creating a hostile work environment, drinking while on duty and improperly prescribing drugs to staff during his time as White House doctor to two administrations, according to Montana Sen. Jon Tester. Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, detailed the allegations Tuesday in an interview with NPR 's All Things Considered . "All I...

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Charlotte Talks 20th Anniversary

Charlotte Talks Celebrates 20 Years: An Interactive Timeline

WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins celebrates 20 years on air Friday, April 20. This interactive timeline highlights some of the show's top moments.

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National Weather Service

There is a flash flood warning in effect for most of Mecklenberg County and southwest Cabarrus County until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm has also prompted a tornado warning in northwestern Montgomery County and east central Stanly County until 8 p.m. Monday. 

Charlotte Symphony

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in May, Charlotte Symphony-goers will recognize a familiar figure in the chapel. Charlotte Symphony Music Director Christopher Warren-Green will conduct the wedding ceremony orchestra, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday.

Jennifer Worsham

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

District Attorney candidates Spencer Merriweather, the incumbent, and challenger Toussaint Romain, share their thoughts on how that office should be operated.

Officer Frank Cantrell asks City Council members for better pay and benefits while surrounded by fellow officers at Monday's meeting.
David Boraks / WFAE

Charlotte Mecklenburg police officers made another pitch for raises at the city council meeting Monday night.  They packed the council chamber and addressed council members during the meeting's public comment session.

Charlotte City Council members assembled for their meeting Monday night.
David Boraks / WFAE

The Charlotte city council voted Monday night to help finance 11 proposed affordable apartment projects around the city. But only a handful likely will move forward this year. 

Kerry Singe / WFAE

Updated at 2:15 p.m. 

Matthews town commissioners voted 4-3 Monday night to support House Bill 514, which would let the town open its own charter school, a move critics say could lead to higher taxes, weaker public schools and more segregation.

Metro Nashville Police Department / Twitter

Updated at 4:25 p.m. ET

Nashville police say the man suspected of opening fire and killing four people Sunday at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn., has been taken into custody just miles from the restaurant.

CATAWBA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Hickory Police Department sergeant on charges of excessive force and obstruction of justice, according to a statement released Monday by the United States Department of Justice.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Updated at 3:45 p.m.   

Police have arrested a third teenager in the fatal shooting of a man in east Charlotte Friday afternoon.

CMPD said in a statement Monday afternoon that it has arrested another unnamed 15-year-old in the murder of Eskinder Dawit Asefaw, 26. 

Christopher Sessums / Flickr

New findings released Monday by the National Education Association showed an improvement in teacher pay and per-pupil spending in North Carolina last year. Despite the improvement, the state remains well behind the national average in these two areas. 

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