One Shot In Southwest Charlotte; I-85 Lanes Reopened

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 11 March 2014, from the WBTV News morning team ... John Carter reporting to you this morning!  Be sure to have your television on from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning for Charlotte's Emmy Award-winning morning newscast.   We have a lot to tell you about this morning.

An investigation is underway right now after a person was shot in southwest Charlotte.  It happened on the 5100 block of Grapevine Drive around 11 last night.

We're working to get you more information this morning...following an incident that had a lot of folks calling into the WBTV newsroom.   A lot of police officers and the police helicopter were seen in the Birkdale neighborhood of Huntersville.  Police say they pulled over a jeep on Pinnacle drive last night that had been reported missing.  They say the two men inside took off running...we'll have the latest.

Two lanes were temporarily blocked on i-85 in Charlotte earlier this morning but have since reopened.  It happened on the northbound side near the graham street exit.  An accident between a semi-truck and a minivan sent one person in the van to the hospital.

Rescue workers this morning are warning hikers and climbers to be extremely careful.  We're live with details of two where a hiker was killed at Crowder's Mountain in Gaston County...the other, a rescue in the Linville Gorge in Burke County.

The search for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight has now expanded to a part of Malaysia that was not on the jetliner's scheduled route. The search began at the point the plane was last known to be, a spot in the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. But no debris has been found.

The North Carolina Zoo is reopening today...after being shut down for four days due to weather conditions.

Author Joe McGinnis has died.  He wrote the best-selling book "Fatal Vision...tracking his personal journey from sympathizer to scourge of convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald.

Al Jefferson scored 26 points and Kemba Walker added 24 as the Charlotte Bobcats won their seventh straight game at home, defeating the Denver Nuggets 105-98 last night.

And one other sports story of note:  Head basketball coach Jason Capel has been let go after four seasons at Appalachian State. Athletic director Charlie Cobb said Monday that the school will not renew his contract. Capel is in the final year of a four-year deal that expires at the end of March.

All those stories and so much more...when you join us for WBTV News this morning!  We're on WBTV from 4:30 to 7 AM...then switch to our Bounce channel, where we're on live from 7 to 9 AM.  See you then!