5 things to know for Wednesday

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Randy Lloyd, Bobby Hargrove

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

NCDOT transportation board to hear proposal on mileage tax
North Carolina Department of Transportation board members will hear a presentation Wednesday on a proposal to tax people based on the number of miles they drive. Full story here.


CMPD charge 4 teens in connection with man's death
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said they have charged a fourth teenager in connection to a violent crime spree early Sunday that ended with one man dead in his driveway. Read more here.

 

 

President cautious as 8.2 quake kills 5 in Chile
Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast. Five people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks, a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth's crust. More coverage here.

 

 

Mecklenburg Co. approves $318M in projects
Mecklenburg County leaders voted Tuesday night to spend $318 million in tax dollars on capital projects. Commissioners are looking at big projects including $30 million at JM Alexander Middle School, $22 million for Myers Park High School and money to build two new schools. Read more here.


Survey ranks Hickory area among 'most miserable' in US
Gallup-Healthways surveyed hundreds of thousands of Americans in 189 metropolitan areas in the U.S. in 2012 and 2013, recording the physical and emotional health of the residents, as well as financial, employment, and social indicators, among others. The survey listed the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton region as the fifth most miserable city in the country. Check out the entire list here.