Weekend Roundup: Gunfight in Uptown Charlotte, Oscars’ head in “La La Land”

Oscars’ head in “La La Land” after announcing wrong winner

The most prestigious award the Oscars hands out, best motion picture, was mistakenly awarded to “La La Land” on Sunday night, then quickly corrected to the rightful recipients of the movie “Moonlight.” Despite the surprising ending to the ceremony, the rest went fairly smoothly. You can read the full list of winners by clicking here.

Charlotte News

Gunfight breaks out in Uptown Charlotte

A gunfight that broke out over the weekend showered 100 shots, hitting a residential area and cars in Uptown Charlotte. Surprisingly, no one was hurt. Some tabloid outlets say the incident was an ambush targeted at a rapper, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say otherwise. You can read the full story here.

Ex-congregants of a North Carolina church reveal years of abuse in the name of the Lord

An exclusive investigation by the Associated Press revealed the abuse of congregants to “beat the devil” out of church-goers in a rural North Carolina church. You can read the story by clicking here.

National news

Another staff pick withdraws from Trump’s consideration

Another presidential nominee has withdrawn from consideration. The Navy secretary position was being offered to Philip Bilden, but he turned down the offer Sunday night as filling positions in President Donald Trump’s staff becomes increasingly difficult. You can read the full story here.

Slain SEAL’s father wants answers from Trump

A raid that was approved by President Donald Trump in the first week of his presidency went south after 20 civilians were killed and a Navy SEAL’s life was taken. Bill Owens, father of Ryan Owens, is looking for answers about his son’s death. You can read the full story by clicking here.

White House bars major media outlets from press briefing

Multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, CNN and Politico, were barred from a Friday press briefing at the White House. The move came after sharp remarks were made by President Donald Trump earlier in the week about fake news that outlets were spreading.


Busch wins Daytona 500

Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon in Daytona Beach. The race, with new rules and segmentations, offered a glimpse into NASCAR, along with other exciting moments. You can read full coverage of the race by clicking here.