Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. The lockers are cleaned out and the scaffolds are going up. Bank of America Stadium is about to begin a facelift-- one that will cost $87.5 Million. When completed, there will be a number of improvements fans will notice including very large video replay boards in each end zone.
"Sully" Sullenberger-- the pilot who successfully splash landed a 737 in the middle of the Hudson River five years ago-- says he's disappointed to know none of the safety changes recommended since the accident have ever been implemented. Sullenburger's plane was headed from New York to Charlotte when a flock of birds gummed up both engines causing him to ditch. That aircraft is at the NC Air Museum, which has seen attendance triple since the "Miracle " plane was put on permanent display. And tonight we'll hear from Doreen Welsh, a flight attendant who nearly drowned as the plane's tail section filled with water. She spent the last five years in therapy to purge herself of that fateful day.
What would you do if a little league baseball player threw his batting helmet in the air to celebrate a victory, only to have that helmet hit your ankle and sever your Achilles? The coach of this 14-year old has decided to sue for a half million dollars, claiming pain and suffering.
Weatherwise, Eric Thomas says we could see some snowflakes in Charlotte tonight, but beware of black ice forming when our wet roads freeze over by morning.