Park Road Back Open; Drowning At Lake Norman

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Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 18 June 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  A lot of new information to tell you about this be sure to tune in between 4:30 and 7:00 AM to get the very latest on news that's happening here and around the world!

A traffic heads up as you prepare to head out the door this morning...Park Road just north of Selwyn Avenue in south Charlotte is reopen again after being shut down due to a water main break.  Crews made repairs overnight to get the road back in operation.

Cam Man Ron Lee will join us live with details of a drowning on Lake Norman.  First responders in Mooresville tell us a fisherman drowned late last night in an area near Stumpy Creek Road.  A man's body was found around 1:30 this morning.

A firefighter was taken to the hospital after battling a 2-alarm fire in south Charlotte.  It happened on Stoney Hill Lane...not far from Pineville-Matthews Road.  The firefighter has minor injuries.

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners will vote on the final budget tonight...a budget that is likely to include a property tax increase.  A democratic commissioner is calling out republican commissioners for the way they've handled the process.

Astrid Martinez has an all-new story for you this morning...on allergies.  The summer season has some of the most common allergy and asthma triggers.  You'll hear from an expert on how to avoid many allergies.

An interesting story from South Carolina...the South Carolina Aquarium is releasing a group of endangered sea turtles today.  Seven Kemp's ridley sea turtles are being released at Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island.  Our Carolina Camera has done stories in the past on the sea turtles along the Carolina's's a fascinating effort to help save the turtles.

You don't want to miss this story...we've got video of a young man in Florida who took a ride...on a thirty foot long whale shark!  You will see what happened.

The Boston Bruins have taken a two-games-to-one lead over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Former NFL star Chad Johnson has been released from jail after apologizing to a judge for lack of respect when he slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week.  The judge accepted Johnson's apology and reduced his jail term from 30 days to seven days.

We're starting the morning with cloudy skies and temperatures in the lower 70s.  There's a chance of scattered thunderstorms today as temperatures climb into the lower 80s.  We'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

All that and so much more when you join us for the Carolina's best morning newscast...from 4:30 to 7:00 AM!  Hope to see you then.