Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 21 August 2012, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting for you this morning.
Be sure to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM today...as we have exclusive video of an attempted armed robbery...and the subsequent arrest of a suspect. You'll see the robber put a knife to the neck of a store clerk...but the clerk takes action and the robbery is foiled! We're the only station with video of the suspect as he's being escorted to jail.
A story all new this morning...changes coming to postal services in uptown Charlotte due to the Democratic National Convention. Cam Man Ron Lee will be live with details on postal collection boxes that are being pulled out of Center City.
Astrid Martinez will be live with a story all new to the morning show...on how minority businesses are becoming more of a force in Charlotte...evidenced in part by the number them that are doing work with the DNC.
A death investigation is underway in Lincolnton this morning after a woman's body was found in a home.
Growing calls this morning for Missouri Congressman Todd Akin to pull out of the U.S. Senate race following his remarks about rape. There is a 5 PM deadline today for making a decision.
Comedienne Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95.
And the Mars Curiosity rover is using its laser for the first time...we'll tell you what's happening on the red planet!