Snow falls, temperature drops

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom.

Breaking news-- we've just learned of an arrest in the shooting death of 17-year-old Hunter Huss High School student Brandon McCall. Gastonia police say his murder was the result of a drug deal gone bad.

Those predicted snow flakes did fall on us tonight. It was mostly rain and didn't stick in Charlotte. But what's really falling is the temperature. Get ready for near or below the freezing mark. The front is also blowing some chilly, cutting and strong winds. We've already seen some power lines blown down. Eric Thomas will have the latest in her First Alert Forecast.

The man known as the ski-mask rapist confessed to five new rapes, according to CMPD. Jerry Lee Brooks was already convicted of three rapes in 1979. Police caught up with him last year near Myrtle Beach.

US Airways and American are about to go wheels up. The merger of the two air carriers was given a thumbs up for take-off by the US Justice Department today. Our questions-- what will the new combined airline mean for ticket prices and frequent flyer miles?

And you don't want to miss part two of Jaime Boll's investigation into prison transfer busses who were spotted driving in circles and wasting taxpayer dollars.

It's all at 11:00 in just a few minutes from now.