Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
In an effort to keep neighbors informed about opportunities to participate in the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee is partnering with Center City Partners to launch a new webpage.
Organizers of the joint venture tell WBTV the purpose of the site is to provide resources letting local residents know how they can get involved with the convention, and how they can support local businesses Uptown during the week of the convention.
The organizations said that they recognize the comprehensive security plan released Wednesday will change the way people experience Uptown, but they believe the convention will provide opportunities for the community as well.
"The vast number of opportunities for the public to participate in this convention is making it the most open and accessible convention in history. From CarolinaFest 2012 – the free convention week kickoff event – to opportunities to witness President Obama's speech at Bank of America Stadium the final night of the convention, there will be many activities and experiences that local residents can take part in. By bringing more local residents Uptown, we will strengthen local businesses and allow more people than ever before to witness history and experience the convention," said Dr. Dan Murrey, Charlotte in 2012 Executive Director.
"Come experience your city transformed in a way you've never seen before," said Michael Smith, President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. "For this experience, you're going to need to get here ‘unconventionally' through transit, walking, carpooling or cycling to take in the incredible programming and one-of-a-kind experiences that are available this week while we host the DNC."
The "Experience the Convention" effort is intended to encourage local residents to travel to Uptown and participate in convention excitement and activities. It will be updated leading up to the convention and will serve as a resource for residents to know what to expect when heading Uptown.
You can find the webpage, and a Top 10 list for ways to get involved, by clicking here.