Shots Fired At Police Officers; Twin Tornadoes

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 17 June 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Here's a quick look at some of the stories we're going to bring you from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning.

LIVE:  We'll be live from uptown Charlotte...police are searching for the man they say is responsible for shooting at police officers.  There was a very intense scene where it happened as dozens of police officers and other personnel converged to look for the man.  No officers were injured.

LIVE:  We'll be live with details on the latest in the murder investigation of Francis Gutnik.  Police are expected to serve a murder warrant, possibly as early as today, on Gutnik's ex-boyfriend, who is currently in the hospital following a car wreck.

This morning...investigators are searching for a hit and run driver who killed a man in Iredell County.

A significant weather story to tell you about with incredible video...dual tornadoes touched down in a small town about 100 miles northwest of Omaha, Nebraska...killing a 5-year-old and injuring at least 19 people, some of them critically.

Another weather issue...we're expecting temperatures to reach into the 90s today with a slight possibility of scattered afternoon thunderstorms.  Al Conklin, Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

We have the latest on the crisis in Iraq:  Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Obama nears a decision on options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.

Health officials have confirmed four cases of Legionnaires' Disease at a nursing and rehabilitation services facility in North Carolina's Wilson County. The home's administrator says she and her staff are working with county health officials and the CDC to monitor the situation. Legionnaires' is a form of bacterial pneumonia.

Three companies are announcing plans to bring 7,100 jobs to South Carolina's Interstate 77 corridor. York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell says the projects build momentum in marketing the region between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Columbia.

We'll have all those stories and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...and 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce channel.  Hope to see you then!

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