Person Shot In North Charlotte; Medal of Honor For Charlotte Man Today

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 13 May 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  It's time to turn on your television!  We're on the air from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning...and we hope you'll join us!

We are working right now to get more information on an overnight shooting in north Charlotte off Harris Boulevard and McCullough Drive.  At least one person was wounded.  Our Mark Davenport will be LIVE with the latest information.

We're continuing to get additional information in an unusual story out of Lancaster...authorities say they caught a teenager moments before he planned to kidnap and kill a man.

A very interesting Charlotte City Council meeting last people who were part of a march of unemployed workers into uptown attended the meeting.  We'll be LIVE with details on all that happened.  Council members also discussed opening Charlotte Douglas International airport to more taxi cab companies.

The nation's highest military honor will be awarded to a Charlotte man today.  Former Army sergeant Kyle White will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama at the White House.

The civil case against Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick could be put on hold today.  A federal judge is expected to decide on a motion to delay the case.

Stallings Police have arrested a mother on charges she was drinking and driving with her four-year-old child in the car.  They say 44-year-old Emily Cunningham's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when she crashed her minivan.

Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken appears headed toward a fall showdown for a congressional seat in North Carolina after the death of the man who was narrowly trailing him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary.  A statement from Keith Crisco's family says the 71-year-old candidate died Monday after a fall at his home in Asheboro.

Later today, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to announce a new statewide initiative focused on substance abuse and underage drinking.

All those stories and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...and then from 7 to 9 AM on our Bounce sister station.  We'll have all the news, weather and traffic you'll need to help get your day off to the best start possible.  Hope to see you then!!