Weekend Roundup: ICE raids arrest 600, California dam prompts evacuation and North Korea fires missile

Charlotte news

Charlotte residents alarmed after ICE raids across country

After over 600 people have been detained by federal immigration officials nationwide, rumors swirled that Charlotte Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials have targeted schools for these arrests.

Officials have denied profiling or sweeping areas in Charlotte after the Facebook rumors last week. According to The New York Times, over 200 people have been arrested in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Many are on edge after President Donald Trump signed an executive order increasing national security, and some are worried these arrests are just the beginning.

Under former President Barrack Obama’s administration, there were over 2,000 arrested in one week in 2015, and a staggering 2.5 million during his presidency, according to ABC News.

National news

California dam on the brink of failure, evacuation underway

A hole in the emergency spillway of California’s Oroville Dam has caused some residents of the state to evacuate. Yuba and Butte counties, about half an hour north of Sacramento, are currently fleeing. The country’s tallest dam used its emergency spillway after it reached its maximum capacity while the primary spillway was damaged. It developed a hole that is eroding and could cause major flooding downstream. Although it is unknown the number of people who are evacuating, the Associated Press reports around 100,000 people are on their way out.

You can read the latest on this story by clicking here.

World news

North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea launched a ballistic missile in what some consider an attempt  to provoke a response from President Donald Trump. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was visiting Trump in Mar-A-Lago at the time, which prompted a quick response from the president to any threats to Japan: “The United States of America stands behind Japan… 100 percent.”


Adele sweeps Grammys

Pop superstar Adele humbly accepted five Grammys on Sunday night, including wins for best song, album and record of the year. You can read more about her reluctantly receiving the awards while praising Beyoncé during her speech by clicking here.

Jazz legend Al Jarreau dies at 76

Al Jarreau, an iconic jazz artist, died Sunday. His career spanned 50 years and produced 20 albums. You can read more about him by clicking here.