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Could the Light Rail extension to UNC Charlotte be in jeopardy?

It is a very busy day in the WBTV newsroom, I'm Maureen O'Boyle with a look at some of the stories we're working on for five.

Could Light Rail be de-railed in the budget breakdown?  WBTV has learned the Light Rail Blue Line extension to UNC Charlotte from uptown could be in jeopardy!  You'll remember last night WBTV was first to report there was a secret snag in Charlotte's budget debate that was ‘being worked out'.  Since the North Carolina budget may not include money promised to CATS for the Blue Line extension, the city doesn't want to be left to foot the entire bill.  Melissa Hankins will have the best coverage on this story on WBTV news at five.

The fight over gay rights continues, this time in court.  Today, the ACLU filed a lawsuit challenging North Carolina's adoption laws, claiming they are unconstitutional because they prevent unmarried couples, gay or straight, from adopting their partners' children.  Our reporter Sharon Smith will explain why proponents say this is a long time coming.

Cell phones put kids at risk, but we're on your side with how to protect them.  A new study finds one in five kids under the age of 11 has a smart phone.  But with that technology is a lot of risk.  Our Kristen Miranda discovered the best ways to protect your child, and now even cell phone companies are working to help you.

Trending on WBTV.com: A Rock Hill man is facing charges after deputies say he sexually assaulted a female inmate when the pair was placed in the same jail cell.  Click here for the full story.

I hope you'll join Paul Cameron, Ashley Batey, me and the entire WBTV news team tonight at five!

 

 

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