Search For Killer; CIAA Begins Today

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 25 January 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Time now to turn on your television...we have a lot of news, including live interviews, we're going to bring you between 4:30 and 9 this morning!

First...we are live from police headquarters in Charlotte this morning as the search for a killer is underway.  Police are searching for a person accused of shooting and killing one man and injuring another.  It happened last night in East Charlotte...just across the street from the site of a high profile murder case that happened in 2012.

We'll be live from the Duke Energy headquarters in uptown.  Many people are upset over the coal ash spill in the Dan River earlier this month.  Today, representatives from various organizations will deliver thousands of petitions to Duke Energy.

We're going to run down several important issues that are on the agenda this week for the Union County Board of Education.

The Charlotte Knights baseball organization is holding a job fair today.  We'll have details.

House Republicans today will unveil a plan to simplify the tax code. It would cut income tax rates but impose a new surtax on some high-income families.

Writer, actor, director Harold Ramis has died at the age of 69 after suffering for several years from an autoimmune disease that caused inflammation and damage to his blood vessels. His credits include "Caddyshack," ''Groundhog Day," ''Meatballs," ''Stripes" and "Ghostbusters."

And it's a big day today in Charlotte and the world of college basketball...the CIAA basketball tournament gets underway!

Jim Boeheim's on-court tirade that got him ejected late in Syracuse's loss to Duke Saturday won't draw any further action. ACC commissioner John Swofford says he agreed with Boeheim's ejection but the Orange coach won't be disciplined further.

It's partly cloudy out there as we start out this Tuesday...but we will be seeing some sunshine today with highs around 60.  Meteorologist Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

All that and so much more when you join us for the EMMY award winning WBTV News This Morning!  We're on WBTV from 4:30 to 7 AM...then from 7 to 9 AM on Bounce!  Be sure to join us...see you then!