We'd like to help jump-start your morning this morning...so be sure your television is turned on from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for the Carolinas best morning newscast! It's Tuesday, 25 June 2013...John Carter of the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this morning.
An important traffic heads up for you! Two lanes of I-77 north in York County are closed right now and that's expected to cause some issues as traffic picks up this morning. The lanes weren't supposed to be closed until later today. Cam Man Ron Lee will be live with the latest details.
We've learned 120 people were arrested at the Moral Monday protest in Raleigh. It was the largest protest so far. The latest roundup brings the total number of arrests since April...to more than 600.
We're following a crime alert for you out of Charlotte's Dilworth area. Police are looking for the crook who robbed the Princess Cleaners on East Boulevard...investigators say the man threatened an employee during the crime. It's just one of several recent violent robberies in the area.
There's more trouble for celebrity chef Paula Deen this morning. Smithfield Foods is dropping Deen as a spokeswoman.
A great story for you if you've ever spent any time looking for a parking space in a crowded shopping mall parking lot! New technology may be the answer to finding a space right away! Astrid Martinez is working on this all-new story for you...and will join us live with more details.
An incredible finish to the NHL Stanley Cup championship! The Chicago Blackhawks going up against the Boston Bruins. With less than a minute and a half to play...one team scores two goals to come from behind and take the championship! We'll show you what happened.
A big race is coming up tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway...and meteorologist Al Conklin will be out there driving among the racers! Before he heads out to the track...Al has your First Alert Weather forecast. Highs near 90 today...and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
All that and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM. Hope to see you then!
According to Gaston County Communications, the wreck happened on Dallas Cherryville Highway at Mauney Road near Prices Arena.More >>
The accident happened on Kool Springs Drive at True Light Church Road, which is just off of Lawyers Road.More >>
WBTV went out around the city and asked residents about their concerns, and if they could ask the Chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police anything - what would they ask?More >>
"This critical stretch of highway connects Gastonia to other cities and towns in Gaston County and serves as a vital corridor for commuters within the Charlotte metropolitan area," NCDOT says of the nearly 10-mile stretch.More >>
Raymond Lawrence Johnson, 67, was last seen on the 5200 block of Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte. Officials said Johnson is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.More >>