Fatal Hit And Run; Teacher Asst Speaks Out

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 22 May 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Hope your day is off to a good start.  Since you're up, I hope you have your television turned on and tuned to WBTV.  We have a lot of news to tell you about when you join us from 4:30 to 9 AM.

We'll be LIVE from Lincoln County where state troopers are investigating a fatal hit and run.  It happened around 8:30 last night on Business 321 at Summerow Road in Lincolnton.  The search is on for the driver of the vehicle that hit and killed a woman...then drove off.

A Cleveland County teacher's assistant is talking to WBTV...about an incident that led to her resigning from her job.  Police have charged her with assaulting an 11-year-old special needs student.  She says she didn't hit the student.

WBTV cameras were at Irwin Academic Center in Charlotte as parents confronted school officials.  We'll show you what happened.

We're LIVE from uptown Charlotte this morning...as the city's biggest uptown street festival gets underway.  It's time once again for the Coca-Cola Speed Street.  We'll tell you how that's going to impact the uptown area as several streets are being shut down to accommodate the festival.

Lawmakers in the North Carolina House are commemorating their first session by meeting in the old State Capitol building.  The House will convene in the chamber today to mark the 220th anniversary of the first state House of Representatives session, which met there in 1794.

The U.S. House is expected today to pass legislation that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. The compromise bill would significantly change the most controversial program revealed by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.

President Barack Obama says he wants to make it easier for foreign tourists to visit and spend money in the U.S. The president is traveling today to Cooperstown, New York - home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - to talk about steps to help spur international visits to the 50 states.

And...will this be the day we hit 90 degrees for the first time this year?  You'll find out in Al Conklin's First Alert Weather forecast.  He's Charlotte's MOST EXPERIENCED morning meteorologist.  Why would you tune in to anyone else?

All that and so much more...when you join us for Charlotte's ONLY Emmy award winning newscast...WBTV News This Morning.  We're on from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then we switch LIVE from 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce channel.  Hope to see you then!