Good morning to you on this Thursday, 7 August 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning. It's hopping in the newsroom right now as we're putting together our newscasts that you can see from 4:30 to 9 AM today. Is your television set turned on? We invite you to join us on WBTV from 4:30 to 7 AM...then switch to the Bounce Channel where we're on from 7 to 9 AM.
Right now...our producers are working to get more information on a fatal wreck on I-485 between exits 3 and 4 in south Charlotte. We know a motorcyclist was killed. Details are limited...but we hope to have much more by the time we hit the air at 4:30. We will continue to get more details throughout the morning.
In court today...a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and his wife. Reginald Harris is accused of sexually abusing a minor. Detectives say his wife Dia tried to cover up the crimes. We'll be live with more details.
We're continuing to monitor the situation of Nancy Writebol, the Charlotte missionary who's being treated for the Ebola virus in Atlanta. Meanwhile...we have the story of a Charlotte man whose family was severely impacted by Ebola. It's a story you don't want to miss.
North Carolina's controversial budget director is stepping down. Conservative businessman and political donor Art Pope says he will step down next month as state budget director. He'll be replaced by Lee Roberts, a veteran of banking and politics.
We've learned that closing arguments are scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a former Gaston County wrestling coach accused of sexually abusing wrestlers.
Leaders in South Carolina's capital city have voted to welcome unaccompanied children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in the area. Columbia's City Council voted in favor of a resolution put forth by Mayor Steve Benjamin to welcome immigrant children to the city.
There is other news you'll hear about AS IT'S HAPPENING as Brody O'Connell will be manning the ALERT CENTER in studio today. No other station can bring you up-to-the-minute news faster. Brody will be constantly monitoring the internet and other news sources.
Al Conklin will have your First Alert Weather forecast...and Chris Larson is checking traffic in the First Alert Traffic Center.