Rain Today; Huge Flames As Car Catches Fire

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 15 May 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Are you just getting up?  Is your television on?  We'll be on from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning with a lot to tell you about, so be sure to tune in!

RAIN...and lots of it!  A Flash Flood Watches will be in effect in parts of our viewing area beginning at 8 AM today.  Al Conklin is Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist...he'll bring you all the details on what we can expect in his First Alert Weather forecast.  We'll also be LIVE in the field to show you any potential trouble spots.

Huge flames shot out from a car after it caught fire following a crash in west Charlotte early this morning!  We'll show you pictures of the accident that happened on Morehead Street and Freedom Drive.

Officers are investigating an overnight shooting in Charlotte.  It happened on north Pine Street in the Tryon Hills neighborhood.

We're uncovering more information about the arrest of Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy.  Police gave WBTV the 9-1-1 calls from the night they say Hardy assaulted a woman in his Uptown apartment.

WBTV Investigates has learned a man with a history of violence against women was hired to work on a construction project near Johnson C. Smith University.

Police have found the body of a Fort Bragg solider who disappeared more than two years ago.

President Barack Obama will help open the National September 11 Memorial Museum today in New York. He'll dedicate the museum along with 9/11 survivors, rescuers and victims' families.

Police in Santa Monica, California, say former "Top 40" host Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state, three days after a Los Angeles judge expressed concerns about his whereabouts and safety.

We'll have all those stories and so much more...when you join us for WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 9 AM...hope to see you then!