Crisp Funeral Today; Wet And Cold

Good morning!  Kristen Miranda here with you on this Monday, filling in for Christine today.

March 17th - St. Patrick's Day - and believe it or not we start the day with a winter weather advisory in effect in parts of our area.  As soon as we hit the air at 4:30am Al will have full details on who might be dealing with some slippery conditions this morning.

We're following several big news stories today.

First - the funeral planned today for Officer Jason Crisp.  Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to the U.S. Forest Service officer who was killed in the line of duty last week while trying to hunt down a murder suspect.

After a two year battle with ALS, former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Dan Ramirez has passed away.  We're looking back this morning on his life and his contributions to our area.

Parents in Union County are expected to file a lawsuit today over that controversial school redistricting plan.  Our Astrid Martinez is on that story today.

And, it is important we keep our eyes on developments in Ukraine this morning.  Voters in Crimea have elected to pull away and join Russia.  Now, western leaders are considering punishing Russia with economic sanctions.

John and Al will get things started at 4:30am and the rest of us will join them at 5.  I hope you'll be there with us!