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Police Officer Kills Suspect; Medal of Honor For SC Marine

BREAKING NEWS:  A shooting suspect has been shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer.  This is the same suspect police say shot at officers Monday night.  Last night, police say they found the suspect at a motel in north Charlotte...he refused to cooperate, showed a gun, and was then shot by an officer.  We'll be LIVE with complete details.

That's just one of the many stories we're going to bring you when you join us this morning.  Good morning to you on this Thursday, 19 June 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Charlotte's only Emmy award-winning newscast begins at 4:30 this morning...and we're on until 9AM.  Hope you can be with us.

In other news...Catawba County deputies are searching for a couple who led them on a high speed chase.  Deputies say the couple was in a stolen truck.

In Union County...a mother of three is accused of leading deputies on a high speed chase -- with her children in the back seat.

We're on your side...investigating conditions at a Charlotte apartment complex.
Residents say they live in squalor, and the building manager is refusing to fix the problems.

Later today...a South Carolina marine wounded in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor...the nation's highest military award.

Weather is going to be a big talker today.  We're going to show you some extreme weather video out of South Dakota...where a tornado touched down in Wessington Springs.  It caused significant damage...going right through the heart of the city.

Locally...we're looking at another day in the 90s today...we are officially in the midst of a heat wave.  Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.

House Republicans will vote today on leadership changes in the wake of the stunning defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's GOP primary. Rep. Kevin McCarthy seems likely to inherit defeated Cantor's No. 2 House Republican leadership job.

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw authored the second no-hitter of the baseball season, striking out a career-high 15 in the Dodgers' 8-0 victory over Colorado last night.

And big doin's in Pinehurst today...as the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament gets underway.  Everyone's keeping their eye on Lucy Li...at 11 years old, the youngest qualifier ever in the history of the Women's Open.

We'll have all those stories...and so much more...when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then switch to the Bounce channel, where we'll be live from 7 to 9 AM.  See you then!

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