Good morning! It's Christine Nelson. I hope you're equally excited as I am that it's Friday! Today is June 27. Here is a first look at the stories we're working on when you turn on WBTV News This Morning. We're live from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV.
What's next for Angelo Grayson Smith, Jr.? With U.S. Marshal's arresting the boyfriend of missing teacher Bianca Tanner in Illinois, we know detectives with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are there. He's likely to be questioned again about Bianca's disappearance. We're working to find out when he will be extradited to Charlotte to face the charge unrelated to Bianca's disappearance which is contributing to the delinquency of a minor. We'll also hear from Smith's attorney who explains why Smith left Mecklenburg County and went to Illinois.
Also, we have more details on the sexual harassment case that could have big implications on Catawba County District Attorney Jay Gaither, who is currently running for re-election.
Happening today!: A significant development in our investigation into making CBD oils legal in North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory says he will sign a bill legalizing marijuana based oils.
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David Tepper, the soon to be owner of the Carolina Panthers arrived in Atlanta shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. WBTV's Ben Williamson asked him if he was excited for tomorrow. "Of course! Why wouldn't I be? For sure," said Tepper.More >>
Dozens of first responders met Monday night to debrief about what had taken place just one day earlier. Many men and women had rushed to the site of a deadly incident at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City Sunday afternoon.More >>
Councilman Tariq Bokhari says he requested the ride-along because it was Police Week, and because of negative coverage surrounding fellow council member LaWana Mayfield's recent social media post.More >>
From a Carolinas stand point, the NFL Spring meeting is all about new Panthers owner David Tepper, but the other owners have a few more things to iron out on Tuesday and Wednesday as the 2018 season approaches.More >>
A Gaston County judge declined to set a bond for Self, who has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.More >>