Smell smoke?

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

Smoke from the wildfire in Linville Gorge is causing air quality problems. The plume was getting pushed northward into Boone, but today, people in many other areas can smell the burning. The good news from Eric Thomas is-- rain tonight could help dampen it down after 1,800 acres have been charred.

We're covering the first court appearance for a former youth pastor, Robert "Bobby" Price, accused of molesting several children both in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties. Price was charged in October after returning to the United States from Nicaragua.

Just now looking at surveillance video from the shooting at New Jersey's Garden State Plaza mall two weeks ago. It shows horrified shoppers running for their lives and the gunman who would eventually take his own life..

A Charlotte teenager is in the hospital after being hit by a stray bullet. We'll check on the 14-year old's condition.

And, we've got details of free dental care for 150 people who can't afford it. You can contact the Carolinas Dental Center of Matthews, 428 North Trade Street, in Matthews.

Please join Maureen O'Boyle, Eric Thomas and me for WBTV News at 5:00 just a few minutes from now.