Happy 4th of July to you from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you on this Thursday! We hope you'll join us from 4:30 to 7 AM for the Carolina's best morning newscast.
We're looking at more rain in the area today as you celebrate the 4th. Showers and scattered thunderstorms are possible. Highs should reach into the lower 80s today. All the rain we've had continues to cause issues...we'll show you a road that's completely covered in water. Stay tuned for your First Alert Weather forecast.
If you are headed to the beach for the holiday, be extremely careful. We've gotten word that two people have drowned off the coast of North Carolina. One happened at Sunset Beach...the other at Ocean Isle. The National Weather Service says the likelihood of rip currents remains moderate for the Fourth of July holiday.
Cam Man Ron Lee is going to be with us live from Charlotte's Enderly Park area with a story that happened while you were sleeping...a man shot in the parking lot of a gas station.
A major international story topping our news today...an interim president will be sworn in today in Egypt following the military takeover. Mohammed Morsi, who was the country's first democratically elected president, is now under house arrest...the country's constitution has been suspended.
We're going to tell you about a bomb scare...on a flight from Boston to Charlotte. We were the only station to bring you live pictures as agents investigated the threat last night.
We have reaction to the North Carolina Senate passing a controversial abortion bill.
Something you'll certainly want to see...incredible video of a massive sinkhole in Toledo, Ohio...that swallowed a car and a woman!
Another all-new story for the morning...about acne! It's a skin issue dermatologists tell us they're treating more often than ever before...in seven and eight year olds!
And it is the 4th of July...so expect plenty of fireworks today. However, it can be extremely frightening for your pets! We're talking with veterinarians about the best way to help your pets overcome their fears. Don't miss it!