Fatal Wreck Overnight; Teacher Resigns

It's Tuesday morning, 22 July 2014...good morning to you from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning.  As you are getting up and getting ready for your day, we invite you to join us from 4:30 to 9 AM for Charlotte's ONLY Emmy award-winning newscast.

Here's a look at just a few of the stories we're going to bring you this morning:

FATAL WRECK:  A car crashed into a tree in southwest Charlotte overnight, killing one person and injuring another.  We'll be LIVE from the scene with more details.

Three people facing murder charges in Charlotte will be in Mecklenburg County court today.  We'll have more on the case.

Testimony will resume today in the trial of a Gaston County high school wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting his athletes.

A teacher accused of sexually abusing children is no longer employed with Rowan - Salisbury schools.  James Barringer the third turned in his resignation yesterday.

An elderly South Carolina woman who went missing in North Carolina has been found safe.

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have given in to international pressures and have released a train packed with the bodies of some of the 298 people killed when that Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Ukraine last week.  The separatists also have handed over the plane's black boxes.

Funeral services are planned Wednesday for the late State Rep. Jim Fulghum, who died last weekend just weeks after announcing he was being treated for cancer.

A group of scientists is reporting that rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property at risk. Their report found that the South Carolina coast is likely to see extreme floods of more than 4 feet above high tide within 40 years.

Johnny Manziel is No. 1 with the fans.  The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp with Cleveland this week as a backup, had the league's top-selling jersey since April 1. The league says that Manziel's No. 2 outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com.

We'll have all those stories and so much more, including your First Alert Weather and First Alert Traffic.  PLUS...Brody O'Connell is in our ALERT CENTER...monitoring the internet, wire services, news feeds and more...to bring you up-to-the-second updates on any important stories that are happening.

So please join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then we go live from 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce Channel.  Hope to see you then!