Friday: 5 things you need to know

1.  Gang members still on the run

Ten suspected gang members are still on the loose after what officials are calling the largest gang roundup in Charlotte history.

A total of 83 alleged members of the United Blood Nation gang were charged with a slew of crimes Thursday.
 
The alleged crimes included racketeering and murder, as well as dealing drugs and guns. According to the 163-page indictment, the criminal activity started in or around September 2009 and continued through 2017. A number of those indicted are accused of bank fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
 
Authorities are working to find the remaining 10.
 

2.  Fans gear up for All-Star race in Charlotte

It looks like the weather will be good for the All-Star race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

The First Warn Storm Team says it will be warm and humid Saturday with a 30 percent chance of a few showers and storms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s. 

Full forecast

Meanwhile in Denver, Colorado they are expecting record snow!

3.  Dress code, series of events lead to honor roll student's suspension
 
A senior at Hickory Ridge High School worries her college future is in jeopardy, and it's all stemming from a shirt she wore.
 
 
4.  Will ex-Trump campaign associates meet the Senate panel's deadline?
 
Eyes will be on the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday after it set a deadline seeking communication records from at least four ex-Trump campaign associates as part of its Russia probe.
 
The deadline comes days after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the FBI's ongoing counterintelligence investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russia.
 
Earlier in the week, a stunning memo revealed that President Trump pressed now-fired FBI director James Comey to shut down the agency's inquiry into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.According to a Senate aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Trump associate Roger Stone and ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort are the only individuals who have provided the panel with materials.
 
5.  Celebrating Meck Dec Day
 
Celebrations begin Friday for the annual Meck Dec Day in the Queen City.

Every year, folks in Mecklenburg County celebrate May 20.  On that day back in 1775 leaders signed a document declaring independence from Great Britain.  It was the first declaration of independence in America. 

There will be reenactments and celebrations Friday and Saturday in Uptown

 

 

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