Gunmen Rob Gas Station Off Carowinds Blvd.; Libya PM Kidnapped

Greetings from the WBTV News morning team on this Thursday, 10 October 2013...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  It's been a busy morning in the newsroom as our producers are putting together our newscast...we'll be on from 4:30 to 7:00 AM, so be sure your television is turned on.

Cam Man Ron Lee is going to be live with exclusive details on an armed robbery at an Exxon gas station just off Carowinds Boulevard.

A major international story to tell you about this morning...the Prime Minister of Libya has been kidnapped by militants...possibly in retaliation to the U.S. special forces raid on Saturday that captured a Libyan al-Qaida suspect, known as Abu Anas al-Libi.

Here's something really interesting...the man many call the "architect" of the government a republican congressman from North Carolina.  You'll hear him talk about the impact of a letter he wrote that apparently got things started that led to the shutdown.

Another republican congressman, Robert Pittenger, will be meeting with veterans in Mecklenburg County who are not able to fully access treatment facilities due to the shutdown.

A peanut butter plant in eastern New Mexico... linked to last year's nationwide salmonella outbreak...has closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy.  Three cases of salmonella related to this outbreak were reported in North Carolina.

We'll have highlights from last night's MLB division series, winner-take-all game five between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates have been the feel good story of the year in the NL.

It's a little chilly outside this morning...the temperature is in the lower 50s in the Charlotte area.  It looks as if it's going to be another very nice day out there today...Al Conklin will have your complete First Alert Weather well as your seven day forecast!

All, Kristen Miranda is filling in for Christine Nelson be sure to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM, for the area's best morning newscast.  Hope to see you then!