Good morning to you on this Thursday, 23 May 2013, from the WBTV News morning show team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.
Turn on your television and join us from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning as a lot has been happening overnight that you'll want to know about.
We start with BREAKING NEWS...Cam Man Ron Lee is going to be live from Marshville, where police say a person was shot and killed at a home early this morning. Ron is getting details from police right now and he'll bring us the latest information in his live report.
Investigators are now saying the damages following the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma could exceed $2 billion. Funeral services for some of the 24 victims, 10 of them children, will be held today. We'll also hear from local volunteers from our area who have gone out to Moore to help in the aftermath of the tornado.
A big development in the proposed I-77 toll road project. A group studying the issue has given the toll road plan its approval.
We're following a developing story out of London this morning...two British government officials say a brutal, deadly attack on a soldier outside a barracks in London appears to have been motivated by radical Islam.
The questioning phase by a senate subcommittee of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to become U.S. Transportation Secretary is complete...his confirmation now goes to the full senate, which is expected to make a decision by July 4.
The huge street festival known as Food Lion Speed Street gets underway in uptown Charlotte today. There will be food, entertainment, meet-and-greets with drivers...and live music. Plus, WBTV's morning team, Christine Nelson, Al Conklin, Tonya Rivens, and myself will be at the WBTV booth from noon until two today. Please come join us!
We've had a lot of rain overnight...we're looking at the possibility of scattered showers this morning...and highs in the lower 80s later today. Al will have complete details in his First Alert Weather forecast.
Plus...be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter this morning! We'll be sending out messages throughout the show...join in on the conversation!
All that and so much more when you join us for Charlotte's best morning newscast...from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning! See you then!
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