More than 3 thousand in the dark and in this heat.

Hello again friends, it's Paul Cameron in the WBTV newsroom.

Tonight at 11:00PM—a falling tree knocks out power, putting more than 3 thousand people in the dark and in this heat.  Today's 104 degree tied an all-time record in Charlotte, but Kelly Franson says tomorrow could easily be the hottest ever for the Queen City.

A man in Phoenix, Arizona was found guilty of burning down his own house to collect the insurance.  While the verdict was read, the man was seen putting something in his mouth and taking a swig of water.  Minutes later, he keeled over dead.  We'll tell you how authorities plan on unraveling the mystery.

Severe punishment for the four kids who bullied a heavyset, older woman who was acting as a school bus monitor.  They've been suspended for a year, and that's not all.

Trending on  North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is vetoing the Republican budget bill for the second year in a row.  Click here for the full story

Join Molly Grantham, Kelly Franson, Delano Little and me for WBTV News at 11:00 Tonight!