#FiveForFriday: A Morning Minute News Round Up

This #FiveForFriday Morning Minute News Round-Up is for the week including September 9 through 13, 2019.

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News About Town: It’s time for another Town Council meeting. On the agenda is a Proclamation for making the week of September 17 Constitution Week, a few rezoning items, and the possible addition of two more speed/ message board trailers for the Police Department. The Board will, once again, consider revitalization projects through tourism dollars in preparation for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

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News About Town: Matthews Police have issued an alert for a missing child. Talayeh Diann Joel (DOB - 08/14/2003), was last seen in the 2500 block of Fitzpatrick Ln. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m. She is 5’ 3” tall, about 110 lbs, with brown eyes and brown, curly shoulder length hair. She may be wearing tie-dyed Crocs.

Update on yesterday’s missing person report: Talayeh Joel has been safely found. Matthews teen Vanessa Romero, last seen one week ago today, is still missing.

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News Around Town: After a two-year campaign, Congressional District 9 has a new representative. North Carolina lawyer and State Senator Dan Bishop will be singing Bye Bye Bye to the NC General Assembly all the way to Washington.

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News Around Town: In honor of September 11, Hemby Bridge firefighter Tyler Kaul took to the Brace YMCA Stairmaster. Kaul dressed in full turnout gear to climb 120 floors, representing the number of stories climbed by emergency responders in NYC on 9/11.

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News About Town: On July 6, 2019, at approximately 1:10 am, Matthews police officers responded to a shooting at Paces Commons Apartments. Jonathan Swierski of Monroe died on the scene, resulting from a gunshot wound. Since then, the Criminal Investigations Division investigated the incident and released a determination today that no charges will be filed. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office agreed that no charges should be filed.

According to police, the evidence showed the gun discharged during a physical altercation among several people. Evidence and corroborating witnesses provided insufficient proof whether this individual ever intentionally pointed the gun at anyone.