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Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. A $25,000 reward posted today by the FBI to find missing teenager Erica Parsons. This is the first time the Rowan County Sheriff and the FBI are speaking publicly about the case. Erica was reported missing six moths ago, but she hadn't been seen since early 2012 when she purportedly went to live with her grandmother. The problem with that story is her grandmother had passed away long before Erica went there. Our David Whisenant has been reporting on this story since the beginning and he'll be live with the latest at 5:00.

After missing two snow days, CMS will ring the school bell tomorrow for a normal schedule. CMS will take away the four-day weekend for the President's Day holiday and use those two days as make-ups.

In my weekly Crime Stoppers report tonight, I've got exclusive video of a stick-up in a motel lobby. Police think the same crook robbed another Charlotte motel two nights earlier. I'll show you the pictures so you can decide if it's the same man.

Plus, baby seat manufacturer, Britax, is recalling strollers. The company says fingers can be cut due to a faulty folding mechanism.

Please join Maureen O'Boyle, Eric Thomas and me for WBTV News at 5:00 in just a few minutes!

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