Gas line break forces road closure in rush hour

Good Friday afternoon, Maureen O'Boyle here in the WBTV newsroom with some of the stories we're working on for your Friday 5:00pm news!

Portions of Washam Potts Road in Cornelius just evacuated for a gas line break that is causing problems in the roadway.  We'll have details on the breaking news.

A man is dead after police say he would not surrender when they used a taser and then came at them with shears.  Our Steve Crump has been on the scene and is gathering details.

Meanwhile the search is on for a former death row inmate police say killed his wife in north Charlotte.  Joseph Green Brown was on Florida's death row for 13 years until an eleventh-hour ruling spared his life.  The latest on the search for Brown who is now a murder suspect at five!

We're investigating claims by CMS parents that some schools are now overcrowded as a result of last year's controversial decision to close two schools.  Dedrick Russell will tell us what he's uncovered!

And some clouds are moving in, what does it mean for your Football Friday Night?  Eric Thomas is in the First Alert Weather Center with your weekend forecast.

Hope you'll join us for the best look at these stories and all your breaking news starting at 5:00pm.