5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: The front end of a Hawker Beachcraft Premier jet sits in a room of a home on Iowa Street in South Bend, Ind., Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. 21 States Under Winter Weather Warning

Twenty one states in the Midwest and Northeast are under winter watches and warnings because of a significant late winter storm. Some parts of the northeast could get up to a foot of snow and several interstates in the Midwest have been closed due to heavy snow and high winds.

2. Small Plane That Crashed Into Homes Under Investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a small plane crash that hit two homes and injured three people in Indiana on Sunday. At least two people on board were killed. It is believed the engine stalled and the plane fell from the sky.

3. S.C. Officials Investigating Cause of Massive Fire

Investigators in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina spent their first full day in the Carolina forest Sunday looking for clues and the cause of a fast moving fire. The fire has destroyed at least 26 buildings and more than 100 homes.

4. Manhunt for Escaped Prisoners Ends in Capture

A manhunt for two Quebec prisoners who hijacked a helicopter after escaping from prison on Sunday afternoon ended with them being captured overnight.

5. Middleton Hoping for Baby Boy

Kate Middleton has revealed that she would like her baby to be a boy. The duchess, who is five months pregnant, told a guardsman at a military parade on Sunday that she does not know the sex of her baby but that Prince William would prefer a girl.

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