5 things you need to know Monday

1. Kevin Olsen's rape case goes to Grand Jury

A Grand Jury will decide Monday if there's enough evidence to send Kevin Olsen's assault case to trial. 

The younger brother of Panther's tight end Greg Olsen is facing several charges including felony rape and communicating threats. To read more, click here.

2. Parents prepping for CMS reassignment feedback session

Heated debates and discussions continue regarding the CMS reassignment plan. 

Parents geared up over the weekend for another week of rigorous meetings. A handful of community members made more than a dozen signs voicing concern. 

A CMS feedback session is scheduled for Monday night from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pinewood Elementary and a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Government Center.

3. New round of federal court hearings begins on Trump's revised travel ban

President Trump's second travel ban targeting immigrants from six predominantly Muslim countries begins a new round of federal court hearings Monday battling a familiar Achilles' heel: candidate Trump. Government lawyers will defend the revised ban against immigrants and refugees, while civil liberties and immigrants' rights groups will contend that the new executive order continues to discriminate against Muslims.

They'll point to Trump's words from the campaign trail when he called for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on" as Exhibit A. Here's a refresher on the revised ban.

4. Have you seen her?

The FBI has now joined the search for a missing 8-year-old girl whose mother was found dead in their South Carolina home Friday.

The girl's mother was discovered by officers Friday morning. It has not been announced how the mother died, but it is being investigated as a homicide and one arrest has been made in connection.

While officers were able to find the woman's young son alive, they have not been able to find young Ayana Lowery. Click here for more info and a picture.

5. How's Thunder Snow?

Hearts sank as Thunder Snow came out of the gate at the 143rd Kentucky Derby and immediately started bucking, falling way behind and not finishing.

Bucking can indicate injury, and it is saddening to see a race horse injured on the track during a race. Click here to read how Thunder Snow is doing.

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