Airport Hearing Today; East Charlotte Drive-by Shooting

Good morning to you on this Thursday, the first day of August 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Is your television on?  We have a lot to tell you about coming up from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning.  Here's a brief rundown of just a few stories you'll see!

Cam Man Ron Lee will be live...with details on today's hearing over control of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.  A judge will hear arguments today in Charlotte's legal battle to maintain control over the airport. Charlotte City Council has rejected the General Assembly's move to give day-to-day operations of the airport to a new commission.

We're following a drive-by shooting in east Charlotte.  At least 20 shots were fired into a home.

Investigators are on the scene of a fire at a Charlotte Mecklenburg School.  Alarms went off around midnight at Northeast Middle School in Mint Hill.  There was no substantial damage.

A 12-year-old Charlotte girl is missing right now, and police hope you can help find her.

The Cleveland, Ohio man who pleaded guilty to holding three women captive in his home for nearly a decade...will be sentenced today.

Congress has finally passed the bill that lowers interest rates for student loans.

It's the first day of August...and word this morning is that the stock market closed out July with its best monthly gain since January.

Wedding ceremonies are being held in the state becomes the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.  The law allowed weddings to begin at midnight this morning.

Astrid Martinez has an all-new story...on the frustrations many home owners are having on local government's response to flooding issues at their homes.

We are expecting rain in the area this morning.  Al Conklin will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

Wow!!  All that and so much more, when you join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.  Hope to see you then!