Hello. This is Christine Nelson on this Friday, January 4. Hope you're ready for a full slate of local news, and stories making national headlines that you need to know about this morning. We have all the details on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m. But here's a quick read on what to watch for:
This never happens! It seems we always see police chases end with the person fleeing left with no where to go. But in Matthews the driver got away! Police say they had a good reason to give chase. WBTV's Cam Man Ron Lee has details on the illegal activity they believe this person was involved in.
Around this time yesterday news was breaking on the drugstore robberies in the area. Three within 24 hours! There's been a significant development we will be report on the air this morning.
Plus, not so welcome news for residents in one area town after learning a major source of jobs is closing its doors.
Also, are you sporting a baby bump and suffer from morning sickness? WBTV's Astrid Martinez has a story you don't want to miss. Morning sickness is often dismissed as a phase that will go away as you get further in your pregnancy, but it can really be a dangerous symptom. How? She's live in the studio to explain.
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According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the teen was sexually assaulted by two male students at the school on Running Rapids Road.More >>
WBTV obtained a copy of the draft bill after it was distributed in the Republican House Caucus meeting on Thursday morning.More >>
An attorney helping a Muslim mother, who police say was threatened with a rifle in the parking lot of a shopping center in the University City area, is asking authorities to investigate it as a hate crime.More >>
Sixteen students had to be evacuated from a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus in January as it drove its afternoon route through east Charlotte.More >>
Kyle Roder was clearing his voicemail inbox when a message from an unknown number popped up. It was from a man who claimed to work for the IRS, threatening him to call back right away “or you will be arrested.” It was a surprising message to receive, especially since Roder is a police officer.More >>