Bomb Scare During Drug Bust In Cleveland County; Tornado Watch Canceled

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 5 June 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning!

First thing I want to let you know...meteorologist Al Conklin says a tornado watch that had been posted for several counties west of Charlotte has been CANCELED!  Al will have more details on why that watch was issued as well as what we can expect today in his First Alert Weather forecast.  Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning for the most experienced morning show meteorologist.

A lot of news to tell you about as well.  A bomb scare at a house in Cleveland County. Police were on the scene of a drug raid on Gardner Street in Shelby.  Officers discovered some kind of device with wires coming out of it.

A funeral home in Anson County had been closed for years, but now investigators say bodies were still inside the building.  We'll have more details.

We have an important crime alert for you out of Charlotte.  Police are searching for two men they say robbed a woman at an ATM... then shot her in the face.

A man arrested on child pornography charges in Alexander County is scheduled to be in court today.

For 45 years doctors in North Carolina sterilized young men and women without their permission.  Now...the state is apologizing in the form of a check.  We'll have complete details in a LIVE report.

In another LIVE report...the Union County School Board will hold a special meeting this morning to discuss its operating budget for next year.

Officials in Hailey, Idaho, say they canceled a June 28 welcome-home celebration for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl because of security concerns. The town has been swamped with hate mail and angry phone calls since Berghadhl was freed by the Taliban over the weekend.

83-year-old baseball legend Don Zimmer has died.  His career in baseball spanned nearly seven decades. Zimmer played alongside Jackie Robinson on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series. He coached Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees' latest dynasty.

We'll have all those stories and so much more, including your First Alert Traffic...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then be sure to switch to our live newscast on the Bounce channel from 7 to 9 AM.  WBTV News This Morning...Charlotte's ONLY Emmy award-winning newscast!  Hope to see you then!