Bobcats Become Hornets Today; Cannon Indictment Possible Today?

It's that time!  Be sure to turn on your television for Charlotte's only Emmy award-winning newscast...WBTV News This Morning starts at 4:30 AM and we have a lot to tell you about.

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 20 May 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  We're on from 4:30 to 9 AM...and we'll be bringing you the news, weather and traffic you need to help you get your day off to the best start possible.

It's the big day for Charlotte NBA the Charlotte Bobcats OFFICIALLY change their name to the Charlotte Hornets.  We'll be LIVE with more details on what this means for the team, the fans, and the city.  The team is going to be holding a lot of events to celebrate the name change...we'll tell you what to expect.

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon could be indicted as early as today.  That's because the federal grand jury is scheduled to meet today.  We'll be LIVE with more details.

Search crews are trying to find a U-S Marine who reportedly fell from an osprey aircraft in eastern north Carolina.  Marine officials say it happened during a training mission in Bladen County.

Tega Cay's City Council has decided it will NOT begin its meetings with a formal prayer.  Council voted on the issue last night.

Friends gathered to remember Jatara Moore at a candlelight vigil last night...she's the young mother who was killed in a car crash in Salisbury.  Police say her friend was driving the car that wrecked...that friend is now facing charges.

A man wanted for rape in Iredell County is on the run this morning.  We'll have more details on the suspect.

Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and China, after the U.S. charged five Chinese military officers with cyberspying. State TV read a statement saying, "The U.S. accusation against Chinese personnel is purely ungrounded and absurd."

Union workers at three North Carolina truck manufacturing plants - in Cleveland, Mount Holly and Gastonia - have a new contract that includes higher wages and other benefits. The contract includes a $7,000 bonus, wage increases and extra pay for working night shifts.

We'll have more on all those be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 7 on WBTV...then switch to our Bounce sister station from 7 to 9 AM for more live news.  Hope to see you then!