Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 13 August 2013, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning. Is you television on yet? We have a lot of news to tell you about from 4:30 to 7:00 AM...and hope you'll join us for the best morning newscast in the Carolinas.
Cam Man Ron Lee will be live from police headquarters this morning. He has details of the search for a man who police say shot a family member then ran...which later led to SWAT being called out to a house.
The North Carolina NAACP will hold a news conference later this morning...in response to what the group says is the most restrictive voting rights law in the United States. The new law requires voters to show I-D at polling places...and was signed into law yesterday by governor Pat McCrory.
An investigation is underway this morning after an Atlanta Braves fan fell to his death last night. Police say the man fell 65 feet...from the 400 level part of the upper deck...to the player's parking area outside the stadium.
One person taken to the hospital following a wreck on Independence Boulevard in Matthews overnight. Police say the driver was going 20 miles per hour when he struck a dump truck.
Charges may be dropped against Moral Monday protestors if they agree to serve 25 hours of community service and pay a $180 fine.
Good economic news...while you were sleeping...we learned the rate of credit card payments 90 days past due...is at its lowest in 20 years.
And speaking of money...the 16 Ocean County, N.J., workers who won a third of the $448 million Powerball jackpot will appear before the news cameras later today to discuss their new found wealth. The nine women and seven men claimed their $86 million on Monday. After taxes, each will be getting about $3.8 million.
We're looking at the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon...with temperatures in the high 80s...as well as a very high UV index. We'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.