Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 5 August 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning. Be sure to have your television on from 5 to 9 AM for Charlotte's only Emmy Award-winning newscast. There's a lot going on this morning you'll want to know about.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, we won't be going on at 4:30 AM as usual. Instead, we'll be going on at 5 AM this morning.
First...Nancy Writebol, the missionary from Charlotte who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia...is being flown to Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta right now. The flight left Liberia just a short time ago...she's expected to arrive in Atlanta around midday. We'll keep you posted on the status of the flight and the latest on Writebol in LIVE reports throughout the morning.
Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was shot and killed in west Charlotte. It happened on Columbus Circle. Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument between the woman and the suspect while the two were in a car. No arrest has been made.
We'll be live with details on a proposal to extend the ban on smoking in public places in Mecklenburg County.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School superintendent Heath Morrison will be addressing the new state budget and its impact on schools and teachers later today.
Brody O'Connell is in the ALERT CENTER this morning...I can't tell you what news he'll have from the Alert Center right now...because it's literally news that just comes across the wires and other news sources as it's happening. We're the only station bringing you this kind of just-in news...no one gets it to you faster.
Temperatures will be in the high 80s today with little chance of rain. However, the UV index will be very high, so it's important you slather on that sunscreen! Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.
Chris Larson will be in the First Alert Traffic Center keeping an eye on the roadways this morning.