Good morning to you on this Thursday...it's the first day of May 2014. John Carter of the WBTV News morning team reporting to you this morning. We have a lot to tell you about this morning...so be sure to tune into WBTV from 4:30 to 7 AM...then tune to Bounce from 7 to 9 AM as we continue to bring you Charlotte's only Emmy award-winning newscast.
Hundreds of people are expected in uptown Charlotte this morning to protest outside Duke Energy's headquarters as shareholders will be meeting. We'll be live with more on what's expected to happen and how it could impact you.
In another live reporter...we'll tell you about a man who is being treated at the hospital right now after being stabbed multiple times at a motel in south Charlotte. Police say it happened after the man got into an altercation with two other people. Police are now looking for those people.
We'll bring you the latest details on three separate train derailments in the south east which are under investigation this morning. One happened in North Carolina, one in South Carolina and one in Virginia.
And one of professional golf's favorite tournaments kicks off in south Charlotte this morning. Tee times for the Wells Fargo Championship begin at 7:00...many of the world's top golfers are taking part, including Phil Mickelson, who tees off at 1:25 this afternoon.
A Lexington County woman will spend 30 years in prison for killing her husband in 2010. Prosecutors say Shellie Davis shot her husband, Jermaine, in the back of the head. They say the woman was jealous and didn't want anyone else to be with him. She tried to kill herself in Charlotte.
Toronto's mayor Rob Ford is taking a leave of absence to get help for alcohol problems. Ford admits he has a problem. Ford issued the statement after The Globe and Mail newspaper said it's seen a second video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine in his sister's basement.
Clemson football will have a new voice next fall. Longtime broadcaster Don Munson will take over the call of football games from Pete Yanity, who had done play-by-play for the past 11 years. Yanity took over in 2003 after the death of Jim Phillips, who served as "Voice of the Tigers" for 35 years.
We could see a few early morning showers today...but otherwise, it's shaping up to be a great day to be outdoors. Al Conklin will have your First Alert Weather forecast.