In Brief: April 29, 2013

Charlotte mayor to join Obama’s cabinet

Charlotte, N.C., mayor Anthony 0 is headed to Washington to become the secretary of transportation, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

Foxx has been Charlotte’s mayor for more than four years. He doesn’t have a transportation background, according to The New York Times, but the city has seen infrastructure expansions during his tenure.

President Barack Obama had been criticized for cabinet nominations that lack diversity before Foxx, a young African-American, was nominated. He would be the second black cabinet member, pending Senate confirmation.

—Thad Moore, News Editor

Woman arrested in former SCSU player killing

Police have arrested a woman in connection with the death of a former S.C. State football player.

Ashley Butler, 23, was charged with murder after 25-year-old Otis Matthew Key Jr. was fatally shot Friday in the home they shared, WIS reported. The two were reportedly arguing before the shooting.

Key played defensive tackle at the Orangeburg university until 2009.

Butler is being held at the Edgefield County jail. It’s not yet known if she has an attorney, according to WIS.

—Thad Moore, News Editor

3 from ‘Myrtle Manor’ arrested over weekend

Three reality show cast members welcomed police to “Myrtle Manor” over the weekend.

Lindsay Brooke Colbert, 21, who appears on the TLC show “Welcome to Myrtle Manor,” was charged with drunken driving Sunday morning, The Sun-News reported.

Friday morning saw 26-year-old Amanda Lee Adams arrested on DUI charges, according to the newspaper, and according to The Associated Press, Taylor Jonathan Burt, 28, was charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 16 Friday.

The show, filmed in Myrtle Beach last summer, follows a group of trailer park residents.

—Thad Moore, News Editor

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