Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom. Tonight at 11:00, we're checking on the health of animals from a suspected puppy mill. Fifty dogs are in Charlotte getting examined by members of the Humane Society. So far, lots of dental problems, matted fur and one puppy is missing an eye. Reporter Coleen Harry will have a live report.
The search for a missing teacher has turned ominous. Charlotte Police believe Bianca Tanner, who hasn't been seen or heard from since Saturday, is dead. They're calling it a homicide investigation due to interviews with persons of interest which Chief Rodney Monroe says, "don't add up."
The first case of the Chikungunya virus has been found in North Carolina. The case is in Forsyth County. The Medical director there says the person who got sick recently traveled to the Caribbean. Chikungunya is transmitted by mosquito bites and resembles the symptoms of dengue fever.
On my weekly Crime Stoppers report tonight, you'll see a quick-thinking business owner, who meets a gunman at the front door as he's opening up for the day. After a struggle, the gunman gets in an threatens to shoot. But the owner runs into a rear office and locks a bullet proof door.
Also, if you felt the ground rumble today, there was a 2.5 earthquake between Blowing Rock and Boone. No reports of any damage or injuries.