5 things to know for Thursday

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

$250M Charlotte budget wish list includes $800K for blinds
Charlotte City Council is considering a list of projects that could cost nearly $250 million in taxpayer dollars and some of the items are raising eyebrows among city leaders. Full story here.

Man accused of setting ex's house on fire, robbing bank, arrested in Mass.
A Gaston County man will be in a Massachusetts court room Thursday -- a week after officers in North Carolina started looking for him. John Pierre Gendron is accused of setting his ex-girlfriend's house on fire in Cherryville and robbing a bank in Lincolnton. Read more here.

Police seek motive of school stabbing rampage
The attack in Pittsburgh unfolded shortly after 7 a.m., a few minutes before the start of classes at 1,200-student Franklin Regional High School, in an upper-middle-class area 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. Full story here.

 

 

 

 

Massive U.S. credit bureau data breach has experts worried
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office is now joining other states investigating a massive data breach at a credit reporting agency that has put 200 million Social Security numbers at risk. Read more here.


1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash
A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said. Complete story here.