Weekend headlines: Florida shooting victims demand change, Trump reacts after Russia indictment

Florida shooting victims say #Enough

A deadly rampage in a Florida high school that left 17 people dead and 14 others wounded — most of whom were students — left the community of Parkland shaken and a nation in shock. The survivors from the shooting are speaking out for change, demanding tighter gun laws. These high schoolers are finding a unified voice to criticize adults on the lack of change in policy. Activist groups have rallied around the victims by organizing a walkout for everyone from elementary school to college on March 14, along with a march on Washington on March 24. You can read more from the survivors here.

Trump feels vindicated, then defensive after Russian indictment

After an indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to shout “no collusion.” While Trump initially thought the announcement was a victory against what he considers fake news, it quickly became clear that the indictment could question the legitimacy of Trump winning the election by his own power. You can read the president’s reaction from the weekend, along with him backtracking on the Russia investigation being fake news by clicking here.

Man charged after deadly crash in Charlotte split his car in half

A man was charged late Saturday night after he hit multiple trees and split his car in half, killing a woman in Barclay Downs. You can read how it unfolded by clicking here.


More construction ahead for U.S. 74 from Indian Trail Fairview Road to Sardis Church Road

More road construction is coming to Indian Trail as multiple intersections will be closed along U.S. 74. The $9.5 million project has begun and will shut down lanes between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. while restricting other lanes during the project.

Several intersections along U.S. 74 in Indian Trail will undergo some changes as part of the project, which will get underway June 20, weather permitting. Four intersections will be transformed to “superstreets,” a type of intersection where side-street traffic is redirected from going straight through or left at a divided highway intersection, according to the NCDOT website.

Source: NCDOT design manual

All side-street traffic must turn right but then can safely access a U-turn to proceed in the desired direction.Four intersections will be altered at Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road/Sardis Church Road, Faith Church Road, Unionville-Indian Trail Road and Indian Trail/Indian Trail-Fairview Road, according to NCDOT.

The project is scheduled for completion in November 2018.