Cannon In Court Today, Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 3 June 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  HOpe your day is off to a good start...and that your television is on and tuned to WBTV.  Charlotte's only Emmy award-winning newscast starts at 4:30 this morning and we'd love for you to join us for the best look at what's happening in the news.

LIVE:  We will be live from federal court in uptown Charlotte, where former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is expected to plead guilty today to a charge of corruption.  Cannon faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although he is not expected to be sentenced today.  In a document that was unsealed yesterday, Cannon pleaded guilty to the corruption charge.

LIVE:  We'll also be live with details on how Cannon's plea deal came to be.  We'll also bring you reaction to Cannon's plea deal with prosecutors.

We'll take you to Union County, where a train collided with a car last night.

A 15 year old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a murder in Charlotte.

President Obama is in Europe on a four-day tour.  He's speaking in Warsaw, Poland this morning.

The embattled director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services has resigned.

Here's an interesting story...the Diaper Bank of North Carolina says 13,000 diapers were stolen last weekend. The Durham-based nonprofit provides diapers to struggling families.

Pinehurst Resort is adding a ninth golf course to its lineup. Officials at the resort said Monday that they have purchased the National Golf Club in Pinehurst, including its Jack Nicklaus-designed course. That course will be renamed Pinehurst No. 9.

Security is tight in China on the eve of the 25th anniversary of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. There also are restrictions on political activists, lawyers and other government critics.

You'll certainly want to hear Al Conklin's First Alert Weather forecast today.  There's a chance of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon...Al will have complete details.

All those stories and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then we're live on the Bounce channel from 7 to 9 AM.  Hope to see you then!