Five things you need to know Tuesday

1. Keith Scott family to appeal ruling that shooting was justified

The family of Keith Scott plans to formally appeal an internal ruling by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department that the officer who shot and killed Scott was justified in doing so.

Scott’s shooting last September sparked days of unrest, protest, and even rioting in Charlotte.

The Scott family filed an act of petition with the Citizens Review Board after an internal investigation led to officials saying the officer was justified in killing their loved one. Investigators said Scott was armed and didn't comply with officers' orders prior to his shooting. His family said he was simply sitting in his car reading a book. Click here to continue reading.

2. Dozens of Charlotte Republicans stage a sit-in at a local Starbucks

Dozens of Republicans in our area staged a sit-in at a Charlotte Starbucks, after they say a customer was mocked by baristas for wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt.

About 50 people from several local GOP groups came in to the Dilworth Starbucks on East Boulevard Saturday to order coffee and initiate positive conversation.

“She was just wearing a Trump t-shirt coming to get a cup of coffee and was ridiculed and mocked,” said Brittany Adams, member of the Mecklenburg Young Republicans. Click here to continue reading.

3. Man suffers serious injuries after attack at EpiCentre

A violent attack at the Epicenter sends another young man to the hospital over the weekend. Police say the 23-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being assaulted by someone he didn’t know.

Now, NBC Charlotte is learning about dozens of other assaults in the area just within the past month. Police say the 23-year-old victim had severe lacerations after hitting his head on concrete on the third floor. NBC Charlotte spoke to another young man who says he feels like he has to watch his back because of the trouble around the area.

“It’s the same thing over and over again,” says Curtis Browning, who moved to Charlotte from New York.

It was a different day, but unfortunately a similar result. Click here for more.

4. Kemba wins NBA Sportmanship Award

Hornets point guard Kemba Walker became the first player in franchise history to win the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Walker received the honor at Monday night's NBA Awards ceremony in New York City, his hometown.

The award, also known as the Joe Dumars Trophy, has been handed out annually since 1995-96.

5. Oh, BABY! South Carolina Mom delivers 14.4 lb baby

 Friday was a BIG DAY for a Lexington couple and Lexington Medical Center! And we do mean BIG.

That's the day Colin Austin Keisler came into the world at a whopping 14.4 pounds!

"He's a toddler at 3 days old," says Arthur Keisler, father of the newborn.

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