6 things Charlotteans need to know Wednesday

A brief synopsis of six news items affecting the Charlotte area that locals should know.

Hurricane Matthew 

Hurricane Matthew made a slight adjustment in the latest advisory issued by the National Weather Service early Wednesday morning; the storm's center appears to shift east and broaden on Saturday, impacting the North Carolina and South Carolina coast. The track of the hurricane shows the hurricane impacting the Carolina's coast early Saturday through Sunday as a Category 2 storm with anticipated winds of 110 mph. 

On Tuesday South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley ordered an evacuation of anyone living within a hundred miles of the state's coast. Cars were already backing up Tuesday evening on the lane reversal of I-26 heading out of Charleston. 

For the latest on Hurricane Matthew, click here.

For Wednesday's weather in Charlotte, click here.

Full raw footage released of CMPD dash cam and body cam

CMPD released the full, uncut footage of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. However, after watching the video, attorneys for Keith Scott says there are still a lot of questions.

The video hasn't brought the family any clarification, the attorneys said, as it's still too hard to see if Keith Scott did, in fact, have a gun-- and if he did, as police have said, the family doesn't believe police had a justifiable reason to shoot him.

"It's very difficult to watch. It's difficult for a wife to watch,  and what you’re seeing is real life.  There are real life consequences to the decision that an officer makes to pull the trigger," attorney Justin Bamberg said. 

Watch the CMPD full dash cam and body cam footage here. WARNING: Graphic content, viewer discretion is advised. 

Yes, 'Gilmore Girls' fans, you can stop by Luke's Diner

Luke’s Diner is officially open for business — for one day. Netflix is marking the 16th anniversary of the Gilmore Girl's first episode by turning more than 200 coffee shops into Luke’s Diners, including three in Charlotte. You can finally get a taste of the coffee in the shop where Lorelai and Rory Gilmore start their day and jump into quick-witted banter. The event comes ahead of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiere on Nov. 25. 

For coffee shop locations in Charlotte, click here.

S.C. mourns the deadly elementary school shooting

A moment of silence at 1:42 p.m.  at schools Wednesday will mark exactly one week since life changed in Townville, S.C. — when a teen with a gun is suspected of opening fire on students and a teacher at an elementary school after he shot and killed his father. One of the students, 6-year-old Jacob Hall,died over the weekend as a result of the gunshot wounds. A memorial service Wednesday follows a public visitation where mourners wore superhero shirts and costumes at the family's request.

Football team sues after church bus crash

Twelve players and coaches of the Ramah JuCo Football team are suing a Chester Church, accusing them of failing to maintain a bus the team chartered in a fatal crash last month. 

More players are expected to join the suit against Sandy River Baptist Church later this week. 

"We need to be very aggressive in pursuing justice for these people and families and the only way we can do that is through the courts," said Joel Hamilton, the attorney representing the team.

Ramah Junior College was focused on football glory as they headed to their first ever game in Fayetteville; however, the team faced a devastating loss without ever stepping a foot on the field. Their charter bus blew a tire and lost control, slamming into a concrete bridge support near Hamlet, North Carolina. 

The incident killed four and injured dozens. For more information, click here.

Cam Newton reportedly faces lawsuit for trashing a Beverly Hills mansion

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is being sued after allegedly causing damage to the $11 million mansion he rented out for two months following the Super Bowl, TMZ reported.

Newton is said to have paid $123,000 in March to rent out the property for 61 days but allegedly did not leave the property in the same condition as when he arrived.

In the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Jared Pobre, husband of World Wrestling Entertainment star Stacy Kiebler and the manager of the Beverly Hills property, Newton caused nearly $100,000 worth of damages from all the parties he threw.

Click here for full story.

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