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It's A Deal: Fiscal Cliff Averted

Happy New Year!  It's Tuesday, 1 January 2013.  John Carter of the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this sure to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for a newscast filled with all new stories and information.

MAJOR NEWS:  The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff".  The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New Year's Day.  The bill now goes to the House, which is expected to vote by Wednesday.

ALL NEW:  Astrid Martinez joins us live from uptown, where clean up is now underway following Charlotte's First Night celebration!  We'll show you how thousands celebrated the coming of the new year.  We'll also take you to New York...where hundreds of thousands of people crowded in Times Square to watch the crystal-covered ball drop.

ALL NEW:  Cam Man Ron Lee will be live...showing us how police, troopers and deputies have been out in force on local roads and highways...making sure you're safe as you travel on this holiday.

We've learned the name of the Belmont Police officer wounded in a shooting last night...another person was also wounded.  Both are being treated at the hospital.

We're working to get more information this morning about a house fire in Union County... sources are telling WBTV that one person has been badly burned.

The North Carolina state Court of Appeals has ruled NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France must unseal records from his bitter divorce case.

We'll update you on the condition of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who's being treated for a blood clot.  It appears she'll continue to stay in the hospital today.

We've got video you'll absolutely want to see...a snowboarder who's only 18 months old!

Plus...great highlights from the Chick-fil-A Clemson took on LSU.  The game was won as time expired!

And what about the weather as we start the new year?  Keep your umbrella handy!  It looks like a rainy day, but mostly light rain.  Quite chilly with highs only in the upper 40s to near 50.

All that and so much you join us for our first newscast of the new year!  Be with us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.  See you then!


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