Fatal Crash In Charlotte; SC Ticket Is Powerball Winner;

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 19 September 2013, from the WBTV News morning team!  John Carter reporting to you this morning.  I hope you'll turn on your television now...we have a lot to tell you about when WBTV News This Morning goes on the air at 4:30 AM!

Cam Man Ron Lee is looking into what police are calling a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened in south Charlotte.  Four people, including three children, are now in the hospital.  Police say the driver of the vehicle that left the scene has turned now turned himself in.  Ron will have much more on this in a live report.

Attorneys for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man...say dash cam video will show their client's actions were justified.  You'll hear what they have to say.

We have new information this morning on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.  The Navy installation is scheduled to re-open at 6 a.m. this morning...except for the building where the shootings occurred.

In a new interview,  Syrian President Bashar Assad is challenging a U-N report showing his regime used chemical weapons.

Someone bought the winning $400 million Powerball jackpot lottery ticket in South Carolina.  We'll have the numbers so you can see if you are the winner.  Another million dollar winning ticket was also sold in South Carolina.

The number of cases of salmonella stemming from a barbeque at a church in Shelby is growing.  28 people have gotten sick...ten of those are confirmed salmonella.  Two people are in the hospital this morning.

Astrid Martinez will have a live report...a follow-up to the deportation hearing a Charlotte man was facing.  That man is going to be allowed to stay in the United States.

All those stories and much more, including your First Alert Weather forecast with Al Conklin, when you join us this morning from 4:30 to 7 AM.  Hope to see you then!