Vote Possible On Default Today; Former Pastor Out On Bond

It's a busy morning in the newsroom on this Wednesday, 16 October 2013, as our producers are putting together this morning's WBTV newscast.  Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7 AM for the best look at what's happening locally and around the world today.  John Carter of the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this morning.

We have all new details on the budget battle in Congress.  Senate leaders are optimistic about reaching a last-minute bipartisan deal to prevent a possible federal default and end the partial government shutdown. Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are hoping to soon shake hands on an agreement and hold votes later today.

Cam Man Ron Lee is live from Concord this morning...with new details on a former pastor facing serious charges this morning - including five counts of indecent liberties with a child.  Robert Price has just bonded out of jail.

Governor Pat McCrory says he's allocating 75-thousand dollars to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina.  The state of Tennessee is putting up $305,000.

Police in Los Angeles say they have an airport employee in custody...arrested in connection with two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport.

We have a story every man and woman needs to see regarding domestic violence.  Mecklenburg County is second in the state behind Wake County for the number of people killed due to domestic violence.   Our Astrid Martinez will be live with the story of a local woman who suffered terribly...but is using her experience to help others.

Major League Baseball...we've got scores from last night's NLCS and the ALCS games.

Kemba Walker scored 14 points, Gerald Henderson added 13 and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-74 in a preseason game last night.

And I saw something as I was driving in this morning that I hadn't seen in awhile...a beautiful moon shining in the darkness!  No cloud coverage to speak of this morning...will that continue?  Be sure to tune in for Al Conklin's First Alert Weather forecast.

All this and so much more...when you join us for WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.  Hope to see you then!