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Phylicia Barnes Murder Trial Begins Today

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 22 January 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.

Turn on your television...then grab your coat...we have a cold start to the day today, and it's going to get even colder this week.  Bitter cold temperatures are about to settle in!  Be sure to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for your First Alert Weather forecast.

Speaking of the cold...Cam Man Ron Lee joins us live...with good information about your heating system...and what you need to do to make sure it stays up and running!

The trial for the man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes gets underway today.  Barnes is the Monroe teenager who disappeared a little over two years ago- while visiting her sister in Baltimore.  Jury selection begins today.

Good news for those of you traveling in south Charlotte this morning.  Repairs to a big sinkhole are complete.  Crews worked overnight to cover the hole on the 58-hundred block of Tyvola Center Drive.

Plus...all lanes on Seventh Street in Uptown Charlotte are back open.  Repairs to a water main break are complete.  A crew spent about eight hours patching up the road last night.

While you were sleeping, the parent company of Blockbuster revealed it will close 300 more of its stores.  A company spokesperson says three-thousand people will lose their jobs.

One of WBTV's own has been honored by the community.  We'll have a story on Steve Crump receiving the Martin Luther King Junior Medallion.

We'll take you to last night's Inaugural Ball.

Have you ever heard of a "snow roller"?  I hadn't either until I saw a preview of the story we'll have for you during our 5 AM hour!  You might call it "Mother Nature's artwork"!  It's video you don't want to miss!

We'll have highlights from the Charlotte Bobcats game against the Houston Rockets!  And the Duke Blue Devils are back in the number one spot again!

We have all that...and so much more!  So be sure to grab an extra cup of coffee or hot chocolate...and make sure your television set is on!  We'll see you from 4:30 to 7:00 AM!


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