Five things you need to know Monday

1. Man killed in west Charlotte hit-and-run, police say

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is investigating after they say a man was hit and killed by an SUV on Freedom Drive Sunday night. According to CMPD, the incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m. 

A witness at the scene told officers the SUV ran a red light at Ashley Road, turned onto Freedom Drive, then hit the man before continuing onto I-85 south. Investigators suspect the vehicle in question is a white Honda Pilot. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

2. Police: 1 dead as van strikes worshippers near London mosque

A van slammed into worshippers near a mosque in London early Monday, killing one person and injuring 10 other people in what witnesses described as a deliberate attack on Muslims and that British Prime Minister Theresa May said police were investigating as a potential terrorist incident. 

Police arrested a 48-year-old man suspected of driving into a group of people as they left the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London shortly after midnight. 

What we know about the deadly attack.

3. Myrtle Beach shootout captured on Facebook Live

Myrtle Beach Police are still investigating a shooting that sent several people to the hospital. The incident happened a little after midnight Saturday night, near Ocean Boulevard by the coast, police said. 

Detectives said crowds began gathering when a fight broke out before the suspect pulled a gun and began firing shots. A security officer fired at least one shot at the suspect, injuring him in the leg, police said. After the shooting, the suspect carjacked a vehicle before being arrested. 

4. The summer's hottest air conditioner deal of the summer

It's an air conditioner, dehumidifier and full air filtration system for less than the price of a window unit! 

Consider skipping that next window air conditioner purchase. Why? Several reasons: they're not as energy efficient, they're cumbersome to move around, and they leave unevenly air conditioned hot spots in a room. 

For less than the price of a window air conditioner, and for about the size of a dehumidifier, we like the Avista units that just hit the market. (I also like the LG units a lot but they do the same thing and are triple the price). With four filters, they also help you breathe cleaner air.

5. College costs: 6 financial aid questions you're too embarrassed to ask

While many colleges will soon send bills for this fall’s tuition, most won’t expect payment until late summer. That gives college-bound students and their families time to finalize financial aid details. Here are six basic, but crucial, things to know about using student loans, scholarships and more to pay for college.

  1. When I take out a student loan, where does the money go?
  2. Can I use my student loans to cover living expenses?
  3. How do I get money out of my 529 account?
  4. What should I do if I didn't get enough financial aid to cover my college costs?
  5. Do I have to pay taxes on financial aid money I receive?
  6. Can I get financial aid as a part-time student?

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