5 things to know Friday, December 1, 2017

1. Authorities investigating officer-involved shooting in York

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating following an officer-involved shooting that occurred early Friday morning in York.

According to the York County Sheriff's Office, the officer-involved shooting occurred around 4 a.m. Friday near the 700 block of East Old Limestone Road.

As of 6:45 a.m. E. Old Limestone Road at Branch Road, Shiloh Road and Wood Road was blocked to traffic due to the investigation. Drivers are asked to take alternate routes.

2. FBI asking for volunteers in Friday foot search for Mariah Woods

Investigators are ramping up search efforts to find missing 3-year-old Mariah Woods by asking for the public's help. 

The FBI is planning to conduct an on-foot search at 8 a.m. Friday morning in Onslow County. The massive search effort is happening just one day after investigators announced that they may have found evidence in the 3-year-old's disappearance.

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3. Health officials warn of 'severe' flu season

Health officials are warning the flu season could be a severe one and the flu shot may not be as effective as they hope.

As flu season is wrapping up in the Southern Hemisphere of the world, influenza cases were more widespread, and more severe, health officials say. The flu shot, which boasts a 40% effectiveness rate on an average year, only appeared to be about 10% this year.

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4. Senate GOP tax bill hangs in the balance after proposal hits roadblock  

The GOP tax bill debate will carry over Friday after the Senate Republican's tax bill unraveled as the bill's leaders were unable to satisfy deficit hawks.

As a result, Republican senators were once again debating in private on potential rewrites to the bill, possibly including a new minimum tax on corporations and wealthy people in some future year to offset lost revenue from lowering tax rates and increasing some credits next year. 

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5. Queen City prepares for influx of ACC football fans in uptown

A scene like no other is coming to the Queen City. ESPN, the ACC Fan Fest and the 2017 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship will take over uptown Saturday.

A live taping of ESPN's College GameDay will take place at Romare Bearden Park from 9:00 a.m. to noon. It's the first time the show has ever been in Charlotte.

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