Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 22 April 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning! How are you doing today? Is your television on? We invite you to join us from 4:30 to 9 AM today for Charlotte's only Emmy Award winning newscast.
Let me run down just a few of the top stories we're going to bring you this morning:
*We're working with investigators in Union County as they try to identify a body found behind a building on church property just off Creft Circle.
*Early voting in North Carolina gets underway in just two days. Davidson college will host a public debate tonight between the four top-polling republican candidates for U-S Senate. They're trying to unseat democrat incumbent Kay Hagen.
*The Environmental Review Commission will get an update today on coal ash ponds across the state.
*Police are searching for two men wanted in a violent robbery and kidnapping in uptown Charlotte. We're going to show you surveillance pictures.
*Federal authorities have tracked down another person charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
*A significant traffic heads up for you! A few ramps on Highway 321 in Gaston County will be closed starting today so crews can continue to widen the roads. Workers will close the off-ramp from U.S. 3-21 southbound onto N.C. 2-79 and the loop ramp from N.C. 2-79 onto U.S. 321 southbound.
*Vice President Joe Biden is spending the day today meeting with Ukrainian officials in Kiev. This morning he's visiting with the country's acting president, and later he'll address lawmakers and meet with the acting prime minister.
*President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area today to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama is stopping in Oso on his way to the Asia-Pacific region for a four-country visit.
It's going to get warm today...highs in the upper 70s...but it could be wet! Yes...it appears more rain is on the way. Just how much will we get? Al Conklin will have that and so much more in your First Alert Weather forecast.