5 stories you need to know: brother of suspended fraternity speaks out and escaped inmates captured

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- From the suspended UNC Charlotte fraternity to the homeowner that helped catch escaped inmates here are 5 stories from this week you need to know

Homeowner helps catch escaped inmates

The armed homeowner, Patrick Hale, who helped authorities catch two escaped Georgia inmates wanted for murder talked about the incident.

Hale said he saw two men cross a barbed wire fence 300 yards from his back door. Hale and his family decided to make a run for it. They got in his car. As they backed up, he saw that the men had gotten closer.

“I realized that I had two ex-cons wanted for murder that had just shot at law enforcement and nothing to lose," Hale said. "And for some reason they started to surrender and laid down on their stomach on my concrete driveway," said Hale.

Within three minutes, more than 45 police officers arrived and apprehended the suspects

Yanez found NOT GUILTY of manslaughter in Castile shooting

A Ramsey County jury has found St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez NOT GUILTY of manslaughter in the shooting death of motorist Philando Castile.

The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for a bit more than four days before reaching a decision. Yanez was facing one charge of manslaughter, and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.

Trump announces changes to Obama-era Cuba policy

President Trump unveiled plans Friday to re-institute travel and business restrictions with Cuba, reversing yet another Obama administration policy.

"A free Cuba is what we will soon achieve," Trump declared after telling the crowd he was happy to be back with all his friends in 'Little Havana.'

The president added that his administration will expose the crimes of the Castro regime

Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, but his vital signs have "stabilized" two days after being shot during a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, hospital officials announced Friday.

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said.

This is following the gunman that opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team practicing on a suburban Virginia field Wednesday.

Brother of suspended UNC Charlotte fraternity speaks out

The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon are facing allegations they hazed incoming members during "Hell Week."

NBC Charlotte spoke with one of the brother of the fraternity who was there for it all. For his protection, we are not identifying this UNC Charlotte Sig Ep member.

“It's not like we were trying to kill them anything like that,” said the fraternity member.

According to a report obtained by NBC Charlotte, the members made the pledges eat sticks of butter, down 40-ounce bottles of booze and physical activities like wall sits and push-ups during the so-called 'Hell Week'.

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