Man Tries To Run Over Police Officer

Good morning!  It's Thursday, 5 July 2012.  John Carter of the WBTV News morning show team reporting to you this morning.  Hope you had a good 4th of July holiday.  We have a lot of news to tell you about when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM today.

Cam Man Ron Lee will join us live with an exclusive story.  A man tried to run over a police officer in south Charlotte.  Police have a suspect in custody...and right now are looking for a second man.

A high ranking North Carolina official has been killed in a crash while riding his bicycle...we'll have details.

Plenty of fireworks in our area last night to celebrate the 4th.  The event in uptown Charlotte was designated an "extraordinary" event, which allowed police additional powers.  We'll tell you how things went.

Christine Nelson has an all-new See, Click, Fix investigation.  She's looking into overgrown weeds that are blocking the line of sight at an intersection.  Neighbors say it's dangerous.

George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing Trayvon Martin, is headed to court today and will try to be freed from jail.

Palestinian authorities are having the body of former president Yasser Arafat exhumed to have an autopsy performed...that decision coming after traces of a radioactive agent were found on clothing worn by Arafat in the final days before his death in 2004.

One of the NBA's best known players is being traded...we'll tell you what's happening!

All that and so much more...including your First Alert Weather forecast and First Alert Traffic...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM.  See you then!