Alert: Search for rape suspect

Hello and good morning! It's Christine Nelson writing you this quick email. Today is Monday, May 5. Here is a first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning. We have live, local news coverage of the day's headlines from 4:30-9:00 a.m. every Monday through Friday!

LIVE: This story we definitely want to get the word out about. A rape suspect is on the loose. The guy's name is Eddie Stokley. He's 28 and Charlotte police want him caught. We are the only station who got to speak to his dad. He has a strong message for his son, we'll let you hear it.

Also making headlines.

-Little boy gets mauled by Rottweiller in Caldwell County

-LIVE: Are you a Charlotte taxpayer? There are issues on the agenda that affect you when Charlotte City Council meets tonight.

-Plus, coal ash spill cleanup happening today.

See you on air!