Hello. It's Monday, November 18. This is Christine Nelson with your first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m.
When I heard about this story I was so disturbed. A Union County man and woman will be in court today after officials discovered their foster child handcuffed on the porch with a dead chicken around his neck. Who does that?! A judge will certainly be going over the details when the couple arrives in court today. There is another twist to the story. Wait until you hear was the foster mother does for a living.
There is a BLACKOUT! We're talking about the swarm of Carolina Panthers fans who are being encouraged to wear their black Panthers gear for tonight game. Is the team ready for the big game and exposure they're getting tonight? What is their strategy to win? We are inside the Panthers locker room talking to one of their defensive stars. Watch Astrid Martinez's interview at 5:30 a.m.
--Deadly midwest tornadoes. Many people without homes.
--Only on WBTV: School Zone Report - CMS's frustration over test scores
--See Sammi Jo Francis competing in YMCA Ballroom Battle for a good cause!
Gotta get to the set. See you on air!
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