Mystery fumes sicken students and teacher

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.

At 5:00PM tonight, we've got the story of 14 students and a teacher rushed to the hospital because of fumes in a classroom. Hazmat just tested this elementary school in Hickory, but couldn't find the sources of the trouble. Reporter Steve Ohnesorge is on it and will have the latest.

Police near Charlotte are searching for two potential child predators just days before Halloween.  A man tried to kidnap a 10-year old boy at McDonald Field in McAdenville-- then, just 8 miles away, a young girl was forced to the ground and fondled at Martha Rivers Park.  We're asking police if there is any connection between these two attacks.

Some great news for the US housing industry-- home prices are surging, up 12.8% in August compared to a year ago. It's the fastest annual gain since 2006.

Here's something I'm always fascinated by-- archaeologists have hauled five more cannons from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. One of those cannons is a monster, weighing 3,000 pounds. The ship was found in Beaufort Inlet 17 years ago.

How big was that wave? Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle caught what experts say was a 100-foot wave off the coast of Portugal Monday. While he was setting a world's record, Burle also saved the life of fellow Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira. She was knocked unconscious after a wipeout.

Please join Maureen O'Boyle, Eric Thomas and me for WBTV News at 5:00 tonight!