Five things you need to know Monday

1. Storms bring down trees across the Charlotte area

Nearly 2,000 people lost power in the Charlotte region after thunderstorms rumbled across the Carolinas Sunday night and early Monday. 

In Huntersville, several trees fell and blocked major roadways, including Beatties Ford Road. The rain is gone for now, but muggy, humid conditions will persist Monday with a chance of afternoon and evening showers

2. Charlotte Uber driver reported missing

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking for the public's help locating missing 44-year-old Marlo Medina-Chavez. 

Family members say he is an Uber driver and left for work Saturday night around 9:40 and did not return home. He was last seen driving a dark blue 2008 Nissan Pathfinder with NC license plate PDV-4382. Anyone with information about Chavez's whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. 

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3. President Trump arrives in Israel

President Trump arrived in Israel Monday in search of what he has called "the ultimate deal" — an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement that would finally end decades of failed and frustrating diplomacy. 

Trump is fresh off two days of Arabian summits and a warm reception by leaders of several Muslim nations. President Trump's Israeli stop includes visits to a number of holy sites and meetings with Israel's president and prime minister. 

"Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians," Trump said this month as he met with Abbas at the White House earlier this month. "Let's see if we can prove them wrong, O.K.?" Click here for more info about President Trump's visit.

4. Startling video show sea lion snatching young girl from pier

A Canadian college student captured a starting video of a sea lion snatching a child off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's west coast. 

The video, which has since gone viral, shows the sea lion pop up towards the girl. After the girl sits down on the railing of the pier, the sea lion grabs her by the dress and she's snatched into the water. A man immediately jumped into the water and rescued her. 

5. Have a case of the Mondays? Blame Sunday night.

In a study of 4,2479 Americans and Britons, researchers say Sunday is the worst night of the week for those with sleep trouble. 

“Many people go to bed later on Friday and Saturday nights and then sleep in later on Saturday and Sunday mornings,” Steve Orma, clinical psychologist and insomnia specialist, said in a release. “So, when they go to bed on Sunday night, they’re often just not tired. And then when they can’t sleep, they start to think about why they’re not sleeping, which only makes things worse.”

So, there you have it: we've had you wrong all along, Monday. For more information, click here. 

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