News Developments In Charlotte Mayoral Scandal

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 27 March 2014, from the EMMY award-winning WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Be sure to have your television turned on this morning!  We're on from 4:30 to 9AM to bring you the very latest news, weather and traffic to help you get your day started.

We'll be LIVE this morning as we're covering the continuing developments in the arrest and resignation of former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon.  Cannon was arrested by the FBI on charges of bribery, extortion and fraud on Wednesday...and resigned from office late in the day.  The charges stem from a three-year FBI undercover operation.  We're going to tell you what will be happening today in the case.  We'll be bringing you reaction...and what impact this is going to have on the city of Charlotte.  It's a story that's making national headlines this morning.

A FREEZE WARNING is in effect for much of our area this morning.  Yes, it's cold out there...but it will get much warmer today!  Find out what to expect when walk out the door this morning from meteorologist Al Conklin.  He'll have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

North Carolina may have new troubles meeting a federal deadline to clear a backlog in food stamp applications. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos says she's worried news of additional pending applications in Guilford County could scuttle the goal.

Eight soldiers from Fort Bragg's 3rd Special Forces Group will receive the Silver Star for acts of valor while serving in Afghanistan. The commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command is scheduled to present the awards today at Fort Bragg.

We'll have more on the off-duty Rowan County deputy who shot and killed a man who police say was going to rob the restaurant where the deputy was dining.

Officials in Washington state say search crews have found an additional body in the debris field from Saturday's mudslide in the town of Oso, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. That brings the numbers of bodies discovered to 25, but not all have been recovered.

More rough weather in the Indian Ocean has halted the hunt for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis today at the Vatican. Mr. Obama is the ninth president to make an official visit to the Vatican.

Basketball action today as the NCAA tournament resumes!

All that and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7AM on WBTV...then we're live with more news from 7 to 9AM on the BOUNCE channel.  Hope to see you then!