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Flooding Concerns; Wreck Leaves Two Dead

I hope you have your television turned on right now...we have a lot of news to bring you this morning that you'll want to know about!  Be sure to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for the best morning newscast in the Carolinas.  John Carter of the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this morning.

We have live coverage of a terrible accident that happened in south Charlotte overnight.  A man was trying to help a woman after her car crashed on I-77 north near Westinghouse Boulevard...when they were hit by a tractor trailer.  Both the man and the woman died.

We are keeping a close eye on flood levels in area lakes and rivers this morning. All the rain we've had in the past few days is causing concern for many people who live in lakefront neighborhoods. Duke Energy is reporting Lake Norman is just about at flood stage.  Cam Man Ron Lee will have a live report.  He tells us 8 of 16 area lakes are at or above flood levels.

We could see more rain today!  There's a chance of scattered thunderstorms with highs reaching into the upper 60s.  Al Conklin, Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

The South Carolina 1st Congressional District special election is being held today...pitting former republican governor Mark Sanford against democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.  A just-released poll shows Sanford holding a slim lead.

New Charlotte city manager Ron Carlee has presented his proposed budget to city council...and not everyone is happy.  The budget calls for a 7% property tax hike as well as a delay in construction of the controversial street car project.

We have more details on a fascinating story out of Ohio.  Three women, who'd been missing for years, have been found alive at a home in Cleveland where they were apparently being held against their will.  One of the women had been missing for ten years.  Three men have now been charged in their disappearance.

The North Carolina House has given initial approval to a bill that expands where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols.

We have all those stories, plus so much more, when you join us this morning from 4:30 to 7:00!  Hope to see you then!

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