It's a bit chilly out there as we begin this Thursday, 21 November 2013! Good morning to you from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning. Hope to see you this morning from 4:30 to 7 AM for the best, most comprehensive look at news happening in our world today.
Here's a brief look at just some of the stories we're following for you this morning:
Cam Man Ron Lee will be live with the story of a carjacking in east Charlotte...all while a small child sat in the back seat. One person was shot before the vehicle was taken. Right now, police are looking for the carjackers.
A two year old is in the hospital in Shelby right now...being treated for smoke inhalation following a fire overnight.
A meeting is going to be held today for residents concerned about the wildfire in the Linville Gorge area of Burke County. Meanwhile...the fire continues to burn. Firefighters set a fire to 100 acres in the area yesterday as part of their control efforts.
Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed six people in northwest Pakistan, and at least two of those killed were Afghan militants.
Illinois has become the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages.
This morning, police in Rock Hill are looking for two men wanted in a deadly shooting at an apartment complex.
There will be a job fair today...involving companies looking to hire service men and women.
The state's highest civilian honor will be presented to six North Carolinians today for their outstanding service in sciencee, fine arts, literature and public service.
Kemba Walker scored a season-high 31 points and the Charlotte Bobcats handed the turnover-prone Brooklyn Nets their sixth loss in their past seven games. The Bobcats get the 95-91 win.
We start the day with cloudy skies...and cool temperatures. There's also a chance of rain today. Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.
And check out this website...your chance to have some great fun and help out a very worthy cause on December 7! I'd love to see you there: http://buff.ly/18PHqwy
All that and so much more...plus, weather and traffic together at least every seven minutes, when you join us for WBTV News This Morning, from 4:30 to 7:00. Hope to see you then!
Briggs, the dog York County police found with his tongue cut off and tied to a tree, passed away Tuesday night. Noah's Arks Rescue posted an update on Briggs stating he had become septic and was unable to keep down any food or water from the previous day.More >>
Jessica Bosemiller works at the local YMCA here and her husband is a Charlotte and Cornelius firefighter. The cancer she has is so rare that only about 2,000 people are diagnosed in the United States each year, yet doctors WBTV spoke with Tuesday say there is a concentrated number of cases showing up in this area.More >>
The Salvation Army Center of Hope was expected to be crowded Tuesday evening. Temperatures are expected to drops into the 20s overnight. The facility serves as a shelter for women and children in need of a temporary place to stay.More >>
Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) voted on new leadership at its Tuesday night board meeting. Mary McCary was re-elected as chairperson. This is her fifth year being selected to lead the board. She says she will be more intentional about her role this time around. "We're going to really pay attention to what our vision our mission."More >>
Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) voted on new leadership at its Tuesday night board meeting. Mary McCary was re-elected as chairperson. This is her fifth year being selected to lead the board.More >>
There’s been a rash of counterfeit cash being passed around in Rock Hill. Rock Hill Police say within the last two weeks, 12 cases of counterfeit bills being passed have been reported. Because of video surveillance, they know that these cases are unrelated.More >>
There’s been a rash of counterfeit cash being passed around in Rock Hill. Rock Hill Police say within the last two weeks, 12 cases of counterfeit bills being passed have been reported. Because of video surveillance, they know that these cases are unrelated. On Sunday,More >>