Sweepstakes Investigation

It's time to turn on your television!  WBTV News This Morning begins in just a few minutes...we're on from 4:30 to 7:00 AM...so be sure to tune in on this Thursday, 10 January 2013, as we bring you the most complete look at news in our area and from around the world.  John Carter reporting to you this morning.

Cam Man Ron Lee will be live from east Charlotte this morning...where there may be a fight brewing over the sweepstakes parlor ban after WBTV uncovered one business trying to get around it.  A new law says gaming machines have to be shut down, but the owner of one sweepstakes center says he's uncovered a loophole that will let him stay open for business.

Astrid Martinez has an all-new story for the morning show...with a look at a non-traditional method many people are turning to lose weight.

Outrage among some parents and students at a South Carolina high school this morning, after a teacher took down an American flag from a flag post...and reportedly stomped on it!

We'll tell you about a shooting in south Charlotte that happened late last night...a man was wounded in both legs.

Pakistan intelligence officials say U.S. drone-fired missiles have hit a house in the country's northwest tribal region, killing five suspected militants.

Starting today, no child under the age of 12 will be allowed to visit people in any Carolinas HealthCare in-patient hospital.  CMC officials are also asking anyone with flu-like symptoms to avoid visiting anyone in the hospital.

The UNC-Charlotte 49ers...in their first Atlantic 10 conference game of the season...taking on La Salle...we'll have highlights!

Plus...the possibility of rain in the area as we continue to warm up!  Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

All that and so much more when you join us this morning for WBTV News...from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.  Hope to see you then!