5 things you need to know Monday, November 13, 2017

1. Air traffic controller accused of carrying pipe bomb to appear in court

An air traffic controller at Charlotte Douglas International Airport accused of possessing a homemade pipe bomb is expected to appear in court Monday.

According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was released from jail Saturday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said he was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

Click here to see a picture of Danden as well as the man who allegedly made the pipe bomb.

2. Hundreds without power in East Charlotte after car crashes into pole

More than 300 people were without power early Monday morning after a car crashed into a power pole in east Charlotte.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, a vehicle ran off East W.T. Harris Boulevard at Denon Hills Drive around 2:15 a.m. and struck a pole. 

The northbound lanes of W.T. Harris were still shut down as of 6:45 a.m. Click here to check out the power outages on the Duke Energy outage map.

3. Hateful messages found after church goes up in flames

Fire officials began an investigation Monday morning after hateful messages were found behind a church that went up in flames.

Multiple agencies responded to the Providence Baptist Church on the 7600 block of Church Road in Vale just before 2 a.m. Catawba County officials said around seven or eight fire departments showed up to the scene.

Click here to see pictures of the vandalism.

4. CMS School Choice Lottery opens Monday

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools parents who want to enter their children into the School Choice lottery will get their first opportunity on Monday, November 13.

Parents are advised to research the options and visit open houses to find the best fit for the 2018-2019 school year.

Click here to find out how the process works and when applications are due.

5. Panthers in primetime on Monday Night Football

The Carolina Panthers have put themselves in good shape as they begin the second half of their schedule against the Miami Dolphins.

The teams will play a pivotal game Monday night at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers are 9-6 all-time in Monday night games, including a 6-3 mark at home.

Click here to read more on the matchup.

 

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