Five things you need to know Thursday

1. NC fugitive comments on his own 'Wanted' Facebook post

A Cabarrus County man wanted for rape and kidnapping surprised deputies Wednesday when he commented on his own mug shot on Facebook.

You've probably seen it before; local police departments often post mug shots or surveillance photos on social media looking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect. But it's not every day that the actual suspect drops by to comment. See what he had to say by clicking here.

2. Car carrying five teenagers crashes into Charlotte fire station

At least two people are injured after a car carrying five teens crashed into a northwest Charlotte fire station overnight. 

The vehicle crashed into the Cooks Community Volunteer Fire Department on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, causing extensive damage to the firehouse, authorities say. Officials on scene said two fire trucks were also damaged, with one of the rigs suffering $100K worth of damage. Click here to see pictures of the damage.

3. Storms cause damage, 1500 wake up without power

Cleanup efforts are in full swing after strong thunderstorms ripped through the Charlotte-area Thursday. 

Duke Energy said 1500 people awoke up without power Thursday morning in Mecklenburg County alone. In Huntersville, tress were uprooted and in some cases fell on homes and cars. Click here to view photos, check latest power outage stats.

4. NC Air Guardsment return home

The day after the country celebrated Independence Day, the celebration continued with a reunion for family members of the U.S. Air National Guard base. 

Families came from far and wide, even the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group committed to serving veterans, made their second trip in as many days to the U.S. Air National Guard base. Click here to watch the emotional reunion.

5. CMPD releases photos of man suspected of shooting person inside vehicle in E. Charlotte

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a possible suspect in connection with a shooting that left one man hospitalized. Click here to view photos.

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