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No mayor yet

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom, enjoying the return of spring weather.

Meantime, there is no Charlotte Mayor tonight and won't be one for at least a week. City Council tonight agreed to table any appointment vote to choose new mayor until this time next week. Some have called for a special election to decide Charlotte's new leader, but city attorney Bob Hageman says there is no legal footing to ask the legislature in Raleigh to change state law. By the way, whoever gets the job will not be an interim mayor. The job fills out Patrick Cannon's term from now until the next election cycle in December of 2015. Cannon resigned last week after he was charged with taking bribes.

Concern tonight by scientists in Los Angeles after a series of small earthquakes rattled nerves. They are worried there could be a much bigger quake on the horizon, and here's why-- the source of the recent seismic activity is not from the well-known San Andreas fault, it's from the Puente Hills Thrust. Four million people live near this fault which runs under downtown Los Angeles and ends in Hollywood. Some of the area's oldest buildings are directly above.

Back to the spring weather-- Eric Thomas has a First Alert forecast that puts us well into the 80's before the week is out. Please join Eric, Molly Grantham and me for WBTV News at 11:00 tonight!

 

 

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