Lunch Break (5/31/16): School bus runs off road into home and tree, 14 kids hospitalized

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Fourteen students and the bus driver were injured this morning when a school bus careened off the road and into a house and a tree. The kids were headed to Randolph IB Middle School. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Eight other children on the bus were not harmed. It's still unclear what caused the accident. (WCNC) 

Police are searching for two people involved in a shooting they believed stemmed from a robbery in east Charlotte this morning. The incident occurred at a home on Eastway Drive near Kilborne Road at around 3 a.m. One man was shot in the leg and is expected to recover. (Jennifer Miller, WBTV)

Traffic was snarled on Highway 321 in Lincoln County this morning after a man lost control of his truck and a passenger was ejected in the resulting crash. The man told reporters he heard a popping noise before losing control and overturning into the median. The passenger suffered serious injuries. (Dave Faherty, WSOC) 

Detectives with the CMPD Homicide unit arrested 26-year-old Michael Duncan for the murder of 46-year-old Darion Curry yesterday in the University area. Two men were reportedly shot on Berkeley Place Drive and drove together to the nearest hospital. Curry was later pronounced deceased there. Duncan was located this morning by the CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and taken into custody. The incident is believed to be drug-related. (Ryan Pitkin) 

A boat exploded on Lake Norman yesterday, throwing one person off while four others were able to jump off at the first sign of trouble. One woman was airlifted to the hospital with severe burns, while a man was transported by ambulance. Another person from the boat was treated on scene. The cause of the explosion is still unclear. (Brett Baldeck & Meagan Faison) 

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