Mandela Memorial; Mel Watt Vote Today

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 10 December 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning!  And when you step outside this morning, you might think you were in foggy ol' London!  Of course, you're not in London...but it is very foggy out there in some areas!  Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7AM for your complete First Alert Weather forecast from Al Conklin.  He'll have more on the fog and what you can expect from the weather today.

The major story of the day...right now, the memorial service for Nelson Mandela is underway.  Thousands of people, including at least 90 world leaders, are in attendance at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.  President Obama will be speaking at the ceremony.  We'll take you there live to show you all that's happening.

One woman is in the hospital after a shooting in southwest Charlotte overnight. It happened here at the InTown Suites on Pressley Road.  Police are not releasing much information right now but our crew on the scene tells us the woman's injuries appeared to be minor.

The man accused of beating a Union County toddler, leaving her brain damaged, is due in court today.  23-year-old Joshua Houser is accused of throwing Kilah Davenport against a wall. He's charged with felony child abuse. He's been in jail since May of last year, under a million dollars bond.

Congressman Mel Watt will get another confirmation vote in the US Senate today. This is according to the Capitol Hill blog, "Roll Call."  Watt is President Obama's nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency... the organization overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Kemba Walker scored 27 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Charlotte Bobcats ruined Stephen Curry's homecoming with a wire-to-wire 115-111 victory over the Golden State Warriors last night. Curry overcame a slow start to finish with a season-high 43 points.

An MRI shows Carolina Panthers' backup running back Jonathan Stewart tore the MCL in his right knee in Sunday night's 31-13 loss to New Orleans. Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Stewart will be out a minimum of 10 days, but remains optimistic he could return at some point this season.

And Monday night football...Josh McCown was 27 of 36 for 348 yards, a career-high four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Chicago Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 45-28.

All that and so much more when you join us for WBTV News This Morning...from 4:30 to 7AM... see you then!!