Mint Hill Shooting Leaves Man In Critical Condition;

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 29 July 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning!  We invite you to tune in to WBTV from 4:30 to 7 this morning and then from 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce channel for Charlotte's ONLY Emmy award winning newscast.

BREAKING NEWS:  A man is in critical condition this morning after being shot multiple times in Mint Hill late last night.  It happened on Brush Creek Lane.  The name of the victim has not been released but police say he is a 25 year old man.   According to police, there were two other individuals on scene, who have been detained and taken to the Mint Hill Police Department to be interviewed.

North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved law that says the state recognizes marriage as only between a man and a woman.  This after a federal appeals court ruled a similar law in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional.
Attorney General Roy Cooper says the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling made it highly likely North Carolina's law will be overturned.

Tomorrow marks one year since Erica Parsons of Rowan County was reported missing by her adopted brother.  Today we expect to learn more about the investigation into her disappearance from the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

There are new developments in the investigation into the murder of Maggie Daniels....the Newton high school guidance counselor who was found dead last month.

Iran's supreme leader says Muslims from all over the world should help arm Gaza Palestinians in their fight against Israel.  Today's call by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was his latest such message during the ongoing war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel.

Mark Davenport is in the ALERT CENTER this morning...following the continuing developments in Israel as well as any other late breaking news from around the world and across the nation.  No other station can bring you up-to-the-second news any faster!

The Lake Wylie Marine Commission has approved a new No Wake Zone for a portion of the Catawba River.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is scheduled to sit down with Atlantic Beach leaders this morning to discuss the motorcycle rally the governor says should be shut down following a rash of violence during this year's event.

And finally some relief from the heat and humidity!  It's a comfortable 67 degrees as I write this note this morning...we expect a high of only around 83 degrees today and no chance of rain.  However, the UV index will be very high, so if you're planning to enjoy the outdoors today, be sure to slather on plenty of sunscreen!  Al Conklin will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

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