5 things to know for Wednesday


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

Teacher accused of sending inappropriate video to former students
A Cleveland County teacher -- Caron Blanton -- accused of sending an inappropriate video and pictures to former teenage students, will be in court Wednesday. Read more here.

292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. Full story here.

Former soldier from Charlotte to receive Medal of Honor
President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. Complete story here.



NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases
Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler. More information here.

Police detonate 2 suspicious backpacks at Boston Marathon finish line
Police blew up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. Full story here.