5 things to know for Wednesday

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

Clodfelter to be sworn in Wednesday as mayor
Charlotte will have a new mayor at noon today. Dan Clodfelter resigned as state senator on Tuesday and will be sworn in as Charlotte's next mayor at noon Wednesday. Read more here.


ACLU hopes to overturn same-sex marriage ban in NC
The American Civil Liberties Union is expected to announce a lawsuit Wednesday over North Carolina's ban on same sex marriage. Full story here.

 

 

CMS superintendent proposes budget to include employee raises
Superintendent Heath Morrison wants more for what he said are four critical areas, including $26.7 million to boost pay by 3 percent for all staff including teachers, $1.9 million to offer more academic options for students and $1.2 million to improve literacy programs. Click here for more.


Police: Boyfriend confessed to killing Hope Mills teen
Police have confirmed a body found in a river in Cumberland County is Danielle Locklear. Officers said the teenager's boyfriend confessed to choking her and killing her after an argument. Full story here.

 

More underwater pings heard in hunt for plane
A ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft's black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane's wreckage will soon be found. Read more here.