Frigid Start To The Day; DSS Hearings

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 16 January 2014, from the WBTV News morning team ... John Carter reporting to you on this frigid morning!  Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7AM today as we bring you the news, weather and traffic you'll want to start your day.

It's cold out there!!  31 degrees in Charlotte as I write this message...much colder up in the mountains.  It's 17 degrees right now in Banner Elk...11 degrees at the summit of Sugar Mountain!  Charlotte DOT crews have been out putting brine on the roadways as a precaution.  We'll be live with more details on what you can expect before you head out the door.

Later today, the adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons will be back in court.  They're hoping to regain custody of their younger children.

WBTV News has confirmed the Department of Social Services has removed three children from a home in Rock Hill where an infant was burned.

Meanwhile...a panel of Senators is investigating troubling allegations against the South Carolina Department of Social Services.  We'll have an in-depth look at this story in a live report.

Police in Elkhart, Ind., are investigating why a man armed with a gun and a knife walked into a grocery store and shot and killed two women Wednesday night.

The FDA is warning against prescription drugs with acetaminophen due to concerns over liver damage.

Here's a really interesting story...a new tool for vets could put the whole neutering process into one simple injection.

Thaddeus Young made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

We'll have those stories...and so much please be sure to join us from 4:30 to 7 AM today for Charlotte's best morning newscast!  Hope to see you then!