Hello morning faithful! It's Christine Nelson on this Wednesday, June 4. I'm sending this email dark and early so you can get a first read on the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning. Remember we're live on the air from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV. The whole gang is here, me, John Carter, Al Conklin and Sammi Jo Francis, getting you caught up on news, weather and traffic headlines.
Former Charlotte mayor waits to be sentenced
It's a fall from grace many will be talking about in Charlotte. Patrick Cannon owns up to his wrongdoing after pleading guilty to accepting bribes while in office. Today we're asking many questions including when the former Charlotte mayor will be sentenced. Plus, with the U.S. Attorney's office promise to prosecute others in public office relating to this case one elected official is getting ahead of potential damage control. We have inside emails and reaction from current Mayor Pro-tem Michael Barnes on his role in helping the same business Cannon is accused of taking bribes from. Rely on us to give you the best live team coverage.
We've learned an Army captain based at North Carolina's Fort Bragg has been killed in Afghanistan.
BUSTED! Some can breathe a sigh of relief in Indian Land. A person has been arrested for purse snatchings at the Walmart there. We'll tell you where the suspect was caught.
Also, Governor Pat McCrory says he plans to sign North Carolina's fracking bill into law this week. We'll tell you how soon you can see fracking begin in the state.
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