5 things to know for Tuesday



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Truck carrying glue overturns on I-40 in Burke County

Traffic was slowed on Interstate 40 in Burke County Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying glue overturned. The crash happened shortly before 3 a.m. in the eastbound lanes, near Jamestown Road.

Equipment is being brought to the crash scene to unload the truck’s cargo.

To see photos of the crash, click here. To read the full story, click here. 


New commissioners sworn in, plan to jump start on Tuesday

The three newest members of Mecklenburg County's Board of Commissioners were sworn in Monday. They're picking up several major issues left behind by the previous board, including finding a new leader for the county's Department of Social Services and the property tax revaluation.

To find out more about the new commissioners, click here.


Temperature to reach 70s again on Tuesday

Tuesday’s high temperature is 72 degrees, but meteorologist Keith Mondays said this will be the last day we get to enjoy the 70s for a while.  More clouds will arrive through the day, and a cold front is expected to move through on Wednesday and bring a few light showers.

Click here for the 5 day forecast.


Police step up patrols, warn of packages being stolen

Police are stepping up patrols and issuing a warning to homeowners doing online shopping for the holidays.

Police said this week is one of the busiest of the year for package deliveries. It's one week after Cyber Monday, so plenty of packages are starting to arrive at homes across Charlotte.

Officers are warning homeowners to be careful, since there are thieves who will look for packages on front porches to steal.

To read the full story, click here.


GOP issues a new 'fiscal cliff' offer to Obama

House Republicans put forth a $2.2 trillion "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Barack Obama on Monday, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue -- but not raising rates for the wealthy.

The White House declared the Republicans still weren't ready to "get serious" and again vowed tax rate increases will be in any measure Obama signs to prevent the government from the cliff's automatic tax hikes and sharp spending cuts.

Read more here: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/ap/top-news/white-house-to-gop-its-your-move/nTLZN