Sister calls brother's disappearance a "nightmare"

It's Monday, October 8. This is Christine Nelson, checking in with you. Here's a look at the stories making headlines locally, nationally and internationally. We're reporting new information that came down overnight so make sure you tune in the WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m.

LIVE: Family is "overwhelmed." That is what we're hearing from the sister of a missing Charlotte man who is a graduate student in Boston. Jonathan Dailey was last seen in the Boston area and hasn't been heard from for six days now. Some of his Charlotte family is telling us how they're pulling out all the stops to find him. Cam Man Ron Lee has those details and tells us how the family is also hoping the power of social media will help break this case.

We learned two North Carolina-based soldiers were senselessly killed in Afghanistan. We have details on what they were doing before they were attacked.

Also, we have the results of a major election in Venezuela. We'll tell you whether Hugo Chavez will stay in power as the country's president.

Do you know what happens after you donate plasma? Who does it really help? WBTV's Astrid Martinez has one woman's story and how she's fighting a debilitating disease thanks to plasma donations.

There's a ch-ch-ch-chill in the air at this hour! It's really feeling like fall! WBTV Meteorologist Al Conklin has your first alert weather forecast so you know if you have to layer up this morning. Of course, Tonya Rivens has the latest updates on your commute every 10 minutes.

See you on the air!