Weekend roundup

Weekend Roundup: Knights sweep opening series, Dylann Roof sentenced to life in prison

 Dylann Roof pleads guilty, sentenced to life

Dylann Roof pleaded guilty to nine murder charges Monday afternoon for killing nine people at a historic African American church in Charleston in 2015. The state judge gave Roof nine life sentences, and he will be held in federal prison until he is found guilty in federal court, where he could be charged with the death penalty. You can read more by clicking here.

Charlotte Knights sweep Tides in opening weekend 

An extra-innings game, hot bats and perfect weather made for a memorable opening weekend for the largest minor league francise. The Knights shut down the Norfolk Tides with an unstoppable offense led by Kevan Smith, who had the game-winning single. Danny Hayes drove in two home runs, and Yoan Moncada, the Chicago White Sox’s top prospect, fired four hits in the game, an all-time best. You can read more about the four-game sweep hereClick here for upcoming games.

Three killed after shooting at Hickory bar

Three people were killed after a shooting at J. McCroskey’s Irish Pub & Grill at 2:20 a.m. Friday. Police were called to the scene after two men fired shots into a car of five people after arguing earlier, according to the Charlotte Observer. You can read the full story about who was charged by clicking here.

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Terrorist attacks in Egypt stun community

ISIS has claimed responsibility for two bombings aimed at Christians that caused over 50 deaths and left over 100 injured in two separate attacks. The attacks were done on Palm Sunday, an important day for Christians, and took place in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria, both north of Cairo. Christianity is in the minority in Egypt, and the attacks have sent the country into a state of emergency as officials look for those who are responsible or connected. You can read updates here.