Exclusive Interview With Joshua Houser; Roberts To Run For Mayor

Good morning on this Thursday, 29 May 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Hope your day is getting off to a good start...we have a lot to tell you about that will help you take on the day.

EXCLUSIVE:  We have an exclusive interview with Joshua Houser...he's the man convicted of abusing Kilah Davenport.  He's speaking out publicly for the first time about the case...only to WBTV.

Jennifer Roberts, the former chairperson of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, wants to be Charlotte's next mayor.

Today we will learn more about whether Charlotte Mecklenburg school teachers will get a raise.  Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio is expected to present her budget proposal to the county commission in just a few hours.

A group of democrats in the North Carolina House is trying to stop Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to you.

We'll have more on the death of Maya Angelou.  President Barack Obama says he and the first lady will cherish their memories and times with the poet and author. Mr. Obama says Angelou "had the ability to remind us that we are all God's children and that we all have something to offer." Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, yesterday. She was 86.

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, which will be held in Pinehurst, as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months. It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over the last six years. Woods said a week ago that he still had not taken a full swing with a golf club and did not know when he could.

We'll have all that and more...plus your First Alert Weather forecast and First Alert Traffic, when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then we continue live on the Bounce channel from 7 to 9 AM.  Hope to see you then!