Five things you need to know Tuesday

1. Remembering D-Day

Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of the Normandy invasion. On June 6, 1944, the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy before an 11-month fight led to the defeat of the Third Reich and the liberation of western Europe. 

One Charlotte man was there on that day. 

Meet 93-year-old Bob Adams, who says he and his brother enlisted in the Navy on December 8, 1941, one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Less than three years later, Adams says he was on board a destroyer during the Normandy invasion. 

"It's kind of scary," Adams said. "If anybody says they weren't scared, they were pretty big liars."

To read more about Bob's story, click here.

2. Purse snatcher targeting elderly women, police say

Detectives in Belmont are asking for the public's help locating a purse-snatching thief they say preyed on elderly women at Walmart. 

The 65-year-old victim believes the thief had help when her purse was taken. The woman said a man started up a conversation with her in the store and while she was distracted, her purse was snatched. 

Anyone with information regarding the alleged crimes is asked to call Belmont Police immediately. 

3. Two children killed in crash at intersection with missing stop sign

Two children from Winston-Salem were killed in a crash in Montgomery County Saturday, and officials with the Highway Patrol said a stop sign was missing from the intersection

Troopers said the stop sign was knocked down overnight and one of the drivers involved didn't know to stop. No charges have been filed in connection with the crash. 

4. Dad delivers baby on the side of I-77

A Fort Mill baby was welcomed into the world on the side of I-77 Monday morning. Becky Ackerman went into labor around 1 a.m., but before she and her husband could get to the hospital, their son made his arrival. 

Becky's husband Charles dialed 911, and a dispatcher named Thomas walked him through the delivery until help arrived. 

“He was just telling me to be calm, it's going to be all right, just grab the baby make sure the umbilical cords not wrapped around its neck, make sure that you clear at the passageways the mouth and nose, make sure he's breathing, make sure he is crying.“

The grateful parents thanked Thomas by naming their son after the 911 dispatcher. 

5. President Trump calls London mayor's words 'pathetic excuse'

President Trump maintained his feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan Monday, two days after a terrorist attack in the British capital. 

Khan has not yet responded to President Trump, but a spokesman told British media that he has "more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks."

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