Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 6 August 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning. A lot of work going on in our newsroom when I walked in at 3:30 this morning...our producers, editors and reporters are working on a lot of stories to bring you from 4:30 to 7:00 AM. Hope you'll join us!
First, it was pouring rain as I was getting ready for work...and more rain as I drove in this morning. What can you expect on your drive into work this morning? We've got scattered showers...and later this morning, possible thunderstorms. Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.
Emergency crews are on the scene of a house fire in Charlotte's Quail Hollow neighborhood. Two people were in the home when the fire broke out but got out safely. Neighbors report hearing multiple explosions...Cam Man Ron Lee will be live with more details.
Another fire...this one at an industrial plant in Gaston County...caused about ten thousand dollars in damage.
If you tried booking an airline flight overnight, you may have run into some problems. A company that runs the online booking systems for 400 airlines and 100 airports worldwide...says it has fixed a glitch that caused a widespread outage overnight.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway last night.
Three people are dead following a shooting at a town meeting in Pennsylvania...the gunman opened fire from outside and shot into the building. A man tackled the gunman and shot him with his own gun...the gunman is now in police custody.
Mecklenburg County will begin redoing revaluations on properties in the county. We'll tell you the time frame that's been proposed.
How long have you had your car? The Polk research firm says the average age of the 247 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads hit a record 11.4 years in January. That's up from 11.2 years in 2012, and nearly two full years older than in 2007.