Bitter Cold Continues; Rally For Ferrell Tonight

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 23 January 2014, from the WBTV News Morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning!  Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7AM this morning...and then from 7 to 9 AM on Bounce...for the area's best morning newscast!

Another very cold start to the day today!  We've got temperatures that are going to be running 15 to 20 degrees below normal in some areas over the next couple of days.  Be sure to bundle up.  It's 23 degrees in Charlotte as I write this note to you.  But how about's 3.7 degrees at the summit of Sugar Mountain in Avery County!  We'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast to help you plan your day!

We may be experiencing bitter cold weather...but we're going to provide you a visual break from all the ice and snow we've been showing you all week.  You're going to see massive waves in Hawaii!  In fact, waves up to 40 feet tall making it too dangerous for surfers!

A rally is going to be held in Charlotte tonight in support of Jonathan Ferrell, the unarmed man who was shot to death by a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer.  Our Astrid Martinez will be live with more details...including more reaction to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer on charges of voluntary manslaughter.

Grief counselors will be on hand at a Charlotte school today.  That after a ten year old classmate shot and killed himself.  The boy was a student at Providence Day School.

A Davie County sheriff's deputy is being treated at a hospital right now after being shot during a hostage situation.  It happened last night...Davie County is just north of Rowan County.  The deputy's service dog was also shot in the confrontation.

The Union County School board will meet today to discuss changes to school district lines.

A government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program is releasing a report today that urges President Barack Obama to stop the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' telephone data.

Al Jefferson had 24 points to lead Charlotte to a 95-91 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night that gave the Bobcats' their first win over Los Angeles in their last seven tries. The veteran center was 12 of 23 from the field as the Bobcats won for the third time in their last four games at home.

All that and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7:00AM on WBTV...and then from 7 to 9AM on Bounce!  Hope to see you then!