JUST IN: One dead after crash on Independence Blvd.

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NEW: Deadly crash on Independence

As I'm sending this WBTV's Kristen Hampton is getting some last minute details on a deadly crash on Independence. We're being told right now someone was hit on the busy roadway. We have the latest details on how the crash happened, if there are any injuries and whether the commute is going to be effected as officials investigate.

Happening today: So many people have been following the Erica Parsons missing persons case. There's a way for everyone to come together now that a prayer vigil has been set for the community. We have details on when and where that is taking place later today.

Also, is the embattled mayor of San Diego really going to resign? There are reports the deal Bob Filner is working out in the settlement must include that he resign. We have the latest on the sexual harassment scandal that has in some really hot water.

We're nearing the end of our countdown for back to school! Several district including Charlotte-Mecklenburg start Monday. WBTV's Astrid Martinez has been invited behind the scenes to see how one north Charlotte school is preparing for the first day.

Got plans for the weekend? Then you'll want to hear what the weather forecast is going to be. Meteorologist Al Conklin has the most reliable updates every 10 minutes. Tonya Rivens is checking the commute for you too.

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