Hello. It's Monday, March 10. I hope you had a great weekend. It's Christine Nelson, just checking in really quickly to get you caught up on what's making headlines at this hour.
BREAKING: Just before 4 a.m. we heard some chatter on the scanner someone has been shot in north Charlotte. We just confirmed with officials that is in fact the case. We have a crew on scene now getting details on what happened. Watch for a live report at the very start of the 5 a.m. hour.
Happening today: Two very important meetings that the public will be interested in attending. One involves the status of Duke Energy's coal ash dump cleanup. And remember those cases of illegal chemical dumping in Charlotte? There's a public meeting scheduled too. WBTV's Astrid Martinez is on your side with the details you need to know if you would like to attend.
Also, support is growing by the day in Union County for parents who want to fight the recent vote to redraw school district lines. We'll tell you what happened just 24 hours ago.
See you on the air!
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the 911 call came in around 2:21 a.m. about a shooting in the parking lot of the South 21, located in the 3100 block of E. Independence Boulevard.More >>
It happened just before 5 a.m. in an apartment parking lot located in the 600 block of Archdale Drive.More >>
According to PIO Mark Simmons, there was a family displaced on Stonewall Avenue after a tree fell on their home. Another tree fell onto Oakland Avenue, and a third was split down the middle on Myrtle Drive.More >>
Thousands of residents in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Union counties are without power Sunday afternoon after strong storms swept through the area.More >>