Walmart Robbery; Union Co. School Board

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 4 February 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Be sure to tune in to WBTV from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning for the area's only Emmy award winning newscast...we're bringing you information you'll want to know before you head out the door this morning.

We're going to be live with the story of a disabled man who was robbed while in a local Walmart store.  The victim was actually in the check-out line when he was robbed.

We'll also be live from Union County...with a look at tonight's big school board meeting where members will be discussing school overcrowding.  Many parents and others are upset over proposals to re-assign district lines.

We're learning that Iredell-Statesville Schools' Board of Education has passed a resolution adding members' names to a lawsuit filed by the North Carolina School Boards Association.  The lawsuit says a law that allows taxpayers' money to help pay for private school tuition - violates the state constitution.

Firefighters in Alexander County found more than just flames inside a mobile home they were trying to save.  A big stash of cash and plenty of illegal drugs turned up as well.

Investors are hoping for a better day on Wall Street today, following yesterday's 326 point drop of the Dow. It was the biggest one-day decline for the blue-chip index in more than seven months. And the drop followed the Dow's worst January performance since 2009.

Michigan officials have started the extradition process for a convicted killer who escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility Sunday night. Forty-year-old Michael David Elliot was captured in Indiana Monday, but not before allegedly kidnapping a woman, stealing two vehicles and leading police on a car chase.

It's going to be colder today...and there's a chance of rain later this afternoon.  Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

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