Murder Suspect Surrenders; Panthers Star In Court Today

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 15 July 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Be sure to tune in from 4:30 to 9 AM today for Charlotte's ONLY Emmy award winning newscast...we have a lot to tell you about.

Can you believe this...we hit a high of 96 degrees on Monday!  Will we do it again today?  We're looking at temperatures in the 90s again...but more significantly, we're looking at the chance of severe thunderstorms.  Al Conklin, Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, is working in the First Alert Weather Center right now...putting it all together and will have the most complete forecast.

One of the stars of the Carolina Panthers is getting ready for his day in court today. The trial of defensive end Greg Hardy will begin in just a few hours.  Hardy was arrested in May and charged with communicating threats and assault on a female.

Police have arrested one of two men wanted for a murder in southwest Charlotte. 28-year-old Trevor White turned himself in last night.  He is charged with accessory after the fact in the deadly shooting of Bias Easley.  The prison guard was found dead at his home in Steele Creek last month.

Another trial to watch today...that of a Gaston County wrestling coach and science teacher.  Gary Goins is accused of having sexual contact with three former students at East Gaston High School.

North Carolina primary runoff elections will be held across the state today.  Polls open at 6:30 this morning.  They'll remain open until 7:30 tonight.

Hamas says an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel is "not acceptable." A senior Hamas official made the announcement that the Palestinian militant group would reject the proposal just moments after Israel accepted the offer. The proposal called for hostilities between Israel and Hamas to end Tuesday morning, followed by negotiations on easing the border blockade of Gaza.

The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, has died at age 90 in south Georgia. She won the gold medal for the high jump in 1948.  She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.

All those stories and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then we're live from 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce channel.  And be sure to tune in to Bounce this morning...we have four special guest segments!  Hope to see you then!

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