1. Holiday travel rush getting underway at Charlotte Douglas

Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport are expecting thousands of travelers over the upcoming holiday break.

Officials said Tuesday passenger numbers are higher this year compared to last year. They’re expecting 30,000 people every day starting Thursday through Sunday. That’s on top of the 100 thousand who travel through the airport daily.

One thing officials said will slow down your travel time is bringing wrapped presents. Click here for more information you need to know before you get to Charlotte Douglas.

2. Wednesday, with cooler weather on the way

Rain will put a damper on your plans whether you're going to work or Grandma's house.

Expect periods of rain Wednesday with cloudy and cool conditions. The showers will continue into the evening and fog will be an issue.

Looking ahead to Christmas Day, it will be chilly with highs in the upper 40s and a 40% chance of rain. Click here for the full forecast.

3. Two arrests made in deadly 7-Eleven shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said two people were arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 7-Eleven clerk in southwest Charlotte.

On Tuesday morning, officers spotted the vehicle used by the suspects in the homicide and tried to pull over the driver near Park Road and Highway 51.

Police said the driver took off and officers chased him to Concord, where the suspect then ran away. 29-year-old Treyvonte Luwanne Lockhart was later taken into custody near I-85 and Sugar Creek Road.

Click here for details on the other suspect's arrest.

4. House and Senate approve massive tax overhaul, but last-minute glitch delays final passage

The Senate approved the most significant overhaul of the tax code in three decades early Wednesday, but Republicans will have to clear one more legislative hurdle before they can claim their first major legislative win and deliver the $1.5 trillion package to President Trump before Christmas, as he requested.

The president quickly declared victory in a tweet early Wednesday, calling it the "biggest (tax cut) in history" and promising to discuss the measure at a news conference at the White House.

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5. Panthers' Luke Kuechly selected to 2018 Pro Bowl


Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the fifth consecutive season, according to the team's website.

Kuechly has been selected to the Pro Bowl roster every year except his rookie season in 2012. He currently leads the team with 114 tackles, according to the Panthers' website. Kuechly also enters Week 16 with three interceptions and three fumble recovery.

The sixth-year linebacker was the only Panther selected in the Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl kicks off Sunday, January 28 in Orlando. The game will be played in the traditional AFC vs. NFC format.