Good morning to you on this Thursday, 11 July 2013...you'll want to be sure to have your television on from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning as there is a lot of news to tell you about...including a big wreck along I-85 north in Charlotte. John Carter from the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this morning.
TRAFFIC ALERT: A tractor trailer wrecked along I-85 north at I-485 in north Charlotte overnight, and that's creating traffic issues this morning. Cam Man Ron Lee is on the scene right now, getting more information, and will have the very latest for you in a live report.
We have details of a high speed chase along I-77 that happened overnight. One man has been arrested.
Singer Randy Travis has had a setback in his treatment for a heart problem at a hospital in Texas. The Union County native suffered a stroke while undergoing surgery and is listed in critical condition this morning.
Changes have been made to the controversial abortion bill being debated in the North Carolina House. WBTV's David Whisenant is in Raleigh to cover the debate.
Closing arguments are expected to get underway today in the George Zimmerman trial. He's accused of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. You'll hear Zimmerman give his decision when the judge in the case asked if he wanted to testify on his own behalf.
New developments in the Colorado Theater shootings. Lawyers for the suspect now say their client did it.
The American Red Cross is making an emergency appeal for blood this morning. Our Astrid Martinez has an all-new story for the morning on how a local boy's life was saved because of your donations.
We have spectacular video you don't want to miss...houses crumbling in rushing flood waters...as well as a volcano in Mexico erupting!
And what about the weather today? Once again...a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon (some could be severe) with highs in the lower 80s. Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.