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Flu Season May Be Very Bad

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 4 December 2012, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting this morning.

Is your television set on?  We have a lot of news and other information to bring you this morning that you're going to want to see.  We're on from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.

Have you had your flu shot yet?  The flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly ten years and health officials say it could be a bad one.  Flu cases in five southern states have jumped and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.  We talk to Dr. Elizabeth Perry about the best thing you can do to keep from getting the flu.

Astrid Martinez has an all-new story for you this morning.  Some young undocumented people were afraid to come forward right before the presidential election.  But with a second term for President Obama, more dreamers are taking a chance…and applying for deferred deportation. 

Police in Charlotte searching for a missing man who they say may be in danger.  78-year-old Robert Lee Bowden was last seen driving on Lyttleton Drive in Southwest Charlotte.

State utility regulators and the North Carolina Attorney General have agreed to a settlement that ends investigations into Duke Energy, after its controversial merger with Progress Energy.

When you step out doors this morning...you might think it's springtime!  Temperatures are very mild.  BUT...Cam Man Ron Lee joins us live from a place where it's freezing!  Find out what that's all about...plus, meteorologist Al Conklin has your First Alert Weather forecast...and tells us changes are coming!

A big line-up change with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.  In addition to new members being sworn in, the board has a new chairman this morning.

We have a heart-warming story you don't want to miss...about a cancer patient at a hospital...and a flash mob that turned into a big dance!

We'll show you a beautiful Christmas season ceremony that took place in Columbia, South Carolina...the state house is now decked out in holiday lights!

Plus...highlights from last night's matchup between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants.  RGIII breaks a Cam Newton record!  And we'll also show you highlights from the Charlotte Bobcats game against the Portland Trailblazers!

All that and so much more...when you join us between 4:30 to 7:00 AM!  See you then!


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