Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 27 May 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning. Are you headed back to work today following the long Memorial Day weekend? We invite you to tune in to WBTV from 4:30 to 9 AM for Charlotte's only Emmy award-winning newscast. Join Kristen Miranda, Al Conklin with First Alert Weather and Sammi Jo Francis with First Alert Traffic, and me for the news that will help you get your day off to a good start.
LIVE: We'll be live from Chester County with more on a deadly plane crash that killed a man and a woman. We know the plane had taken off from Wilmington. The plane's wreckage is expected to be moved today. We'll have the very latest.
LIVE: The trial of Kenan Gay is scheduled to begin today. He's the man charged with killing another man following a fight at a bar in Charlotte's Dilworth area. Gay is accused of pushing a man into the street where he was hit and killed by a car. We'll have more on what to expect in court today.
We'll tell you about a rescue made by Huntersville firefighters on a second floor apartment balcony. It's probably not what you'd expect.
A bomb scare near a pool in Cabarrus County... turned out to be a hoax according to investigators.
Former North Carolina Rep. Thomas Wright has been freed from a minimum-security prison after serving more than six years for fraud and obstruction of justice convictions. The expulsion of the eight-term Democratic lawmaker from office in 2008 was the first in more than a century.
Nine people were injured...one of them critically...when a tornado touched down in North Dakota late last night. Several structures were also destroyed.
As far as the weather in our area as you head back to work today following the holiday...we could get close to 90 degrees today...with a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon. The UV index is going to be very high...so be sure to slather on the sunscreen if you're going to be out. Al Conklin, the most experienced morning meteorologist, will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.