Earthquake and tsunami

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom monitoring an 8.2 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Chile tonight. Seven-foot waves were detected hitting the northern part of the country within 45 minutes of the quake. Now the wait begins for those tsunami waves to travel across the Pacific and make landfall on the US coast. Estimates are one-foot waves could hit southern California within 12 hours.

We're also following the story of local cab company owners who claim former Mayor Patrick Cannon wanted bribes to allow their taxis to service the airport. They told our Mark Davenport one of Cannon's men told them they could get back into the airport after paying ten thousand dollars. Cannon resigned as mayor last week after the FBI charged him with taking bribes and wire fraud.

Duke Energy has begun cleaning up its toxic coal ash spill in the Dan River. They've close a park in Virginia they'll use as a staging area, but it could take years before the river is back to normal.

A family in Florida found hidden cameras in clock radios throughout their beach vacation home. They called police. Now the cops are looking for the maintenance man who stopped by several times to check on things.

If you liked today's 82 degrees, get ready for more. Eric Thomas says the next two days will be much the same, but there are changes for the weekend. Please join Eric, Molly Grantham and me for WBTV News at 11:00 tonight!