Good morning! I hope you're staying warm this A.M. It's you're friendly morning news anchor, Christine Nelson, letting you know about the top stories on WBTV News This Morning. We're on from 4:30-7:00 a.m. and streaming live at wbtv.com/live.
Today: U.S. Airways and American Airlines merge
It's official. The merger of these two airlines will go forward as planned. It's a transaction we've been watching closely for you. Many feel we'll get hit with less competitive air fares as a result. We'll tell you what's happening today putting this merger in the national spotlight.
Also, President Obama will leave for South Africa today. He's one of several world leaders traveling to the country to honor Nelson Mandela. But security is a big issue since so many high-profile dignitaries will be there. We'll tell you how the military is taking action.
-Update on Marco Kauffman
-Celebration after a college football upset gets out of hand
-Panther fall to Saints
Former UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen will plead “100 percent not guilty” on Thursday to charges that he raped and punched his girlfriend, his lawyer says.More >>
Dr, Michael Bitzer, a political scientist and Provost at Catawba College in Salisbury, says that he believes that the United States Supreme Court will likely want to take the case involving Rowan County and prayers at county commission meetings.More >>
Consumers have been told to check with Equifax to see whether their information was compromised, and if it was, then you will need to sign up for ID protection with Equifax.More >>
Democrat Vi Lyles enjoys a sizable favorability advantage over her Republican challenger Kenny Smith as the two head into the final weeks of the campaign to select Charlotte's next mayor.More >>
The incident occurred around 10:39 a.m. at a home in the 9200 block of Rotherham Lane. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a woman had fled from the scene and a man had barricaded himself inside the home.More >>