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Arrest in local teen's death some amount of 'closure' for family.

Good afternoon, this is Maureen O'Boyle in the WBTV newsroom.

Some level of closure tonight for a local family after an arrest is made in murder.  A year after the body of Union County teenager Phylicia Barnes was found on the shores of the Susquehanna River, police in Baltimore charged Michael Johnson with Phylicia's death. 

"Based on a complete and thorough investigation…we believe that we've got the right guy," said Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.  

We have team coverage of this major development in a story that touched so many in our community.  Our David Spunt reports live from Baltimore where a beloved local girl's life was cut short.

Hit by lightning?  The watches and warnings have expired but today's wild weather will be hard to forget for a Morganton man who believes he was struck by lightning.  Our Steve Ohnesorge was there as he was loaded into the ambulance, we'll hear from him at five.  And our First Alert Meteorologists will break down what came through and the possibility of more weather action in our near future.

Airport Security Nightmare!  "I'm ninety-five years old. She's eighty-five years old. What the heck is going on here, do I look like a terrorist?"  Omer Petti still can't believe what he and his female traveling companion endured at the hands of TSA agents.  Why he's calling it a case of ‘airport robbery'!

Big reward for stolen big ticket watches.  Paul's profiling a heist of two watches worth $40,000.  In his Crimestoppers report see the video of the robbery, and find out how much you could earn if you help catch the crooks.

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