Election Alert: GOP candidate drops out; One person killed during robbery

Good morning on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday! It's January 16. This is Christine Nelson with your first look at what we'll be talking about this morning.

Big development overnight in Campaign 2012. One of the GOP candidates is dropping out of the race. We'll tell you which one and WBTV's Derrick Rose will tell us how it shapes the debate happening tonight in South Carolina.

Have you seen Mark Cox? He's the man suspected of killing Danielle Watson, who was pregnant. Cox and Watson worked together at the Flying Biscuit in Charlotte. We'll hear from another emotional co-worker who says if she would have stayed behind at work that fateful day, this wouldn't have happened.

Plus... smokers beware, a new bill could make throwing cigarette butts out your car window very expensive!

We'll see you at 4:30 a.m.!