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Tougher penalties for child abusers

Good Morning! It's Christine Nelson here, getting you caught up on the news of the day. We're live on the air now until 9 a.m.!

You remember Kilah Davenport right? She's the little from Union County who died after her stepfather, Joshua Houser, beat her. Current law only gives him 8-10 year in prison. Since then, there's a push to seek tougher penalties for child abusers. But this morning a North Carolina congressman tells us why he thinks "Kilah's Act," on a federal level, is being delayed.

Also, a Charlotte business owner speaks to us after his store is broken into twice in the past week.

We have a story about a habitual offender that will make any parent upset! We're looking into why a man, who recently plead guilty to trying to sell drugs near an elementary school, is a free man!

LIVE: It's day two of the Wells Fargo Championship. It has been jam packed at Quail Hollow Club! We have a live report from WBTV's Brody O'Connell. He has details on why the success of this tournament is important whether you follow the tournament or not.

You have flown out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport before. Well taxi cab drivers say the scandal over former mayor Patrick Cannon is making it harder for many of you to find a ride at the airport. We talked to cab drivers to explain.

 

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