5 things you need to know this Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- From honoring a fallen NC soldier to updates on the London fire here are 5 stories you need to know this Saturday.

Memorial service held for fallen NC soldier

Hundreds gathered at Ashe County High School on Friday to honor Army Sergeant Dillon Baldridge who died in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Baldridge and two of his fellow service members were killed two weeks ago after an Afghan soldier opened fire on them.

Report: Obama ordered cyber 'implants' for Russian network in response to hacking

President Obama, angered by Russian hacking during the 2016 elections, authorized a covert cyber operation to deploy "implants" in Russian networks that could be triggered remotely in retaliation to any future cyber aggression by Moscow, The Washington Post reported Friday 

London police: Manslaughter charges being considered in Grenfell Tower fire

Manslaughter charges are among moves being considered over the Grenfell Tower fire.

Metropolitan Police Detective Supt. Fiona McCormack says authorities are "looking at every health and safety and fire safety offense and we are reviewing every company at the moment involved in the building and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower."

Insulation and tiles recovered from the building have failed fire safety tests.

McCormack says officers have seized documents in the investigation into the fire.

NC Case Law: Consent can't be revoked during sex

A Fayetteville woman feels spurned by a decades-old North Carolina law that rules a person can't be charged with rape even if the other person revokes consent during sex.

A bill stalled in the Senate's Rules Committee would change that.

In 1979, the NC Supreme Court ruled a person can't be charged with rape if the partner initially consented to sex, but revoke consent after sexual intercourse begins.

Under Senate Bill 553, sponsored by Senator Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg), anyone who failed to stop intercourse when a woman who had originally consented changed her mind, would be charged.

The bill is stopped in the committee and Jackson added it will likely be dead for the rest of the legislative session

Your chance to vote for bridge into Charlotte

The City of Charlotte is planning to build a new bridge over I-85 and the city wants you to help choose the design.

From now until the end of June, anyone can vote for one of four possible designs for the bridge listed on the city's webpage. 

The four designs range from one with what appears to be a tree to two with more geometric patterns and one that is very simple with the work "Charlotte" carved into the stone.
 

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