4 Things To Know: Charlotte State Of Emergency, Greenland Ice Melt & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From Charlotte, N.C. being under a state of emergency to ice melting at quicker rates in Greenland, here is a look at the top four stories from Sept. 22, 2016.

Charlotte Under State Of Emergency

Charlotte, N.C. is under a state of emergency amid ongoing unrest following the police shooting that killed Keith Lamont Scott.

Overnight, a man was shot and is in critical condition after demonstrators clashed with police for a second night.

Scott’s family maintains he was unarmed and holding a book when he was shot Tuesday, but police insist he had a gun.

Police Seek To Question To More In Relation To East Coast Bombings

Investigators have released a surveillance camera photo of two men they want to question in connection to the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey.

The potential witnesses apparently grabbed a suitcase containing a pressure cooker bomb in New York City Saturday, but left the device behind.

Ahmad Rahami now faces federal terrorism charges for detonating a bomb in the city that day and another in Seaside Park.

Greenland Losing More Ice Than Scientists Thought

Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists thought. That’s according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting.

To put it into perspective: the Empire State Building weighs 730 million pounds.

So, 40 trillion pounds a year equals out to more than 50,000 Empire State Buildings.

It’s World Car Free Day!

World Car Free Day asks those who normally drive to work to try biking or walking. People are also encouraged to take public transportation or car pool.

Organizers hope the day will bring attention to other transportation options.

World Car Free Day launched in England in 1996 and is observed in more than 40 countries.

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  1. If BLM really believed in positive change, why do so many of their demonstrations turn so quickly to violence and mayhem? It’s as if they’re more interested in creating havoc and destroying property than working through the divisions they claim are fracturing American society

    Dr. Martin Luther King must be rolling in his grave right now.

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