5 things you need to know Saturday

It's going to be a hot and humid afternoon with afternoon highs approaching 90 degrees across the Carolinas Saturday.

Hot and humid, but mostly dry Saturday

If you have plans to spend a day at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2017 All-Star Race, you’ll want to pack some sunscreen and plenty of cold water.

Temperatures across the Charlotte area will be in the upper 80s Saturday with the potential for our first 90-degree day of the year. Conditions will be humid throughout the afternoon and staying hydrated and cool will be a top priority.

For tips on how to stay cool and prevent fainting, click here.

Student speaks out after school censors her yearbook quote

A high school senior in Gastonia says her yearbook quote, which was initially approved by school administrators, was blacked out. 

Piedmont Charter student Julianna Coon says her quote, which said, "We're letting you graduate early because we don't want you here a full year," was originally a joke directed at her from an administrator. She claims the quote was approved for submission in October. 

"I could have easily changed it and picked another quote, but it's the fact they just marked it out with a sharpie," Julianna said. 

EpiCentre stabbing brings safety concerns

A vicious stabbing in uptown has sparked new concerns over whether it’s safe in the heart of the Queen City.

A 37-year-old man was attacked by a stranger after leaving an Alive After Five event last month. The victim’s girlfriend said he was stabbed in the head and forced to undergo brain surgery as a result of the assault.

According to CMPD statistics, 76 assaults, including five with weapons, have been reported within 1,000 feet of the EpiCentre.

More arrests made in Blood gang roundup

Three more suspects were arrested in what’s being called the largest gang roundup in Charlotte history.

A total of 76 suspects are behind bars, with seven more on the loose after federal authorities handed down a 163-page indictment Thursday. Arrests were also made in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and New York.

The alleged gang members are accused of a number of crimes, including racketeering and murder.

Study shows women better at investing than men

When it comes to making successful investments, research shows women did better than men last year.

According to a recent Women and Money Survey, female investors outgained their male counterparts by 0.4-percent last year after an analysis of more than 8,000,000 clients.

And women are better at saving money, too, according to the study. An analysis of 14,000,000 retirement accounts discovered that women saved, on average, 9-percent of the paychecks last year, while men set aside only 8.6 percent. 

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