5 things to know for Thursday


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

Australia checking 2 objects in search for missing plane

Four military search planes were dispatched Thursday to determine whether two large objects bobbing in a remote part of the Indian Ocean are debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. More here.


Fallen officer's brothers open up: 'He was my idol. I love him.'

One week after their brother was shot and killed in the line of duty, Eric and Brian Crisp showed Channel 9 pictures of their brother, Jason, and talked about the man they consider a hero. More here.


Cam Newton ankle procedure a success

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton underwent a succesful ankle procedure Wednesday at Carolinas Medical Center, team officials said. More here.


Hickory police sergeant indicted after assault accusation

A Lincolnton woman said a police officer assaulted her and that former Hickory police sergeant has been indicted by a grand jury. More here.


'15 reasons why Charlotte is the weirdest'

Huffington Post writer Carly Ledbetter, an Elon University graduate, listed 15 reasons why she considers Charlotte to be the weirdest. Check out the list here.