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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 >>
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The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
In May of 2011, we sat down with Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers to ask him if he felt confident that the DNC Host Committee would pay back the ten million dollars of company funds Rogers decided to offer it. Rogers said yes, and pointed to the fact that he was co-chair of that Host Committee board.
"I know based on the work that we've done, and looking forward, that in all likelihood, we'll never draw down on that line of credit," Rogers told us.
But the host committee did need the credit. And now they've admitted that they can't pay Duke Energy back.
The host committee - comprised of a long list of Charlotte leaders - was in charge of raising over $36 million to bankroll the biggest party this city has ever had, the Democratic National Convention. The committee fell far short of collecting their goal.
Rogers told us that if he had not offered up Duke Energy funds, the DNC never would have happened here.
"It was a requirement to get the convention," Rogers said. "And so you know, when push comes to shove, somebody's got to step up."
But Duke energy shareholders say if Rogers wanted to step up, he should have used his own money.
"To give away ten million dollars without even giving us a vote, or even a voice," says shareholder Bonny Stilwell, "Well, I think [Rogers] should put up the money and resign immediately."
Duke Energy spokesman David Scanzoni said the whole thing will ultimately have little effect on shareholders, though. And he says rate payers won't be affected at all. On Friday, he says just four shareholders called to inquire about the issue.