Good morning to you on this Thursday, 22 September 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning. Be sure to have your television tuned in to WBTV from 4:30 to 7AM for the area's best newscast. Join Christine Nelson, meteorologist Al Conklin, traffic reporter Tonya Rivens, Cam Man Ron Lee, reporter Astrid Martinez and me...as we bring you the latest news happening locally and around the world.
Cam Man Ron Lee will join us live with an exclusive story...you'll need to tune in to get details on a story you'll see only on WBTV.
A three-year-old Belmont boy is in custody of the Gaston County DSS this morning after police say he was found in a home where a meth lab was being used. A man and a woman have been taken into police custody.
In Catawba County...two teens are charged with attempted murder. Investigators say the boy and his girlfriend to tried to kill his mother.
We have the latest on the crisis in Syria. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking a plan to secure Syria's chemical weapons...and will meet today with Russia's Foreign Minister in Switzerland. Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports the CIA has begun delivering light weapons and other munitions to Syrian rebels over the past two weeks.
President Obama has nominated a republican from North Carolina to be a representative to the 68th session of the United Nation General Assembly.
The Powerball jackpot is now up to $317 million! No winner was chosen in last night's drawing...the next drawing will be Saturday night.
The Carolina Panthers have announced they've re-signed defensive tackle Sione Fua and placed guard Garry Williams on injured reserve with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee.
We're looking at another hot day today...highs in the upper 80s along with a very high UV index...but things are going to take a drastic change over the weekend. Al Conklin has all the details in your First Alert Weather forecast.