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Former North Carolina Mayor Sentenced For Corruption

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city on Tuesday was sentenced to almost four years in prison for taking bribes f...

Charlotte Gets New Mayor After Bribery Scandal

AP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, N.C.'s council has chosen a state senator to be the city's new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last ...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats Unveil 2014 Strategy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

House Republicans now say it's just too late to pass an extension of unemployment benefits. This, after they spent time this week trying to strip President Obama of the power to create national monuments. Way to prioritize, guys...

HERS by ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (VIDEO)

Joanne Spataro | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Joanne Spataro

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon resigned on Wednesday after being indicted and arrested for bribery and corruption charges. The weirdest thi...

Charlotte Mayor's Arrest Taints City's Image

AP | MITCH WEISS and TOM FOREMAN JR. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Cannon's rise to mayor began with his election to City Council in 1993, at a time when Charlotte was emerging as a ma...

Charlotte Mayor Resigns After Arrest On Bribery, Corruption Charges

AP | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

BY MITCH WEISS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been in office less than six months, resigned...

FBI Public Corruption Probes Lead To Raids, Arrests In Three Separate States

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Federal law enforcement agents arrested California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) and Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (D), and raided the offices of New Yor...

Charlotte Mayor Indicted On Public Corruption Charges

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

BY MITCH WEISS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested and accused Wedn...

One Of The U.S.' Largest Cities Is Bucking Trends With A Low-Key Mayoral Race

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina's largest city, the mayoral race has seen no mudslinging. No blistering attack ads like ...

Astoria Characters: The Resident Stargazer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's 9 p.m. At 31st and Ditmars, the stars are out. So is The Telescope Guy, Patrick Cannon. "You wanna see Jupiter?" he calls out as people crowd around him.