Fatal Union Co. Wreck; Huge Teacher Rally Today

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 21 August 2014, from the WBTV News morning team... John Carter reporting to you this morning!  Hope your television is already on...we'll be on the air from 4:30 to 9 this morning.  We've just met with our producers to go over the rundowns for our newscasts, and there's a lot to tell you about.

We're working to get more information on a fatal wreck in Union County.  A 70 year old woman was killed when her car was hit head-on by another vehicle.  That collision forced the woman's car into an 18-wheeler.

A man has been arrested and is now accused of making threats against law enforcement in Burke County.  WBTV was the only station there as deputies surrounded this neighborhood on Decker Road last night.

The man accused of killing a teacher and dumping her body in the woods in south Charlotte is scheduled to appear in court today.  Angelo Grayson Smith Junior is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Bianca Tanner.  We'll have a live report on what will be happening today.

We're also live from Time Warner Cable Arena in uptown Charlotte...where thousands of teachers will be rallying today in anticipation of the new school year.  Classes begin Monday for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  We are the station to turn to when it comes to back-to-school coverage!

There are new developments in the situation in Ferguson, Missouri...things happening while you were asleep last night.  To give you the very latest, our Kristen Miranda is in the Alert Center where she can bring you up to the second information.  No other station is doing more to bring you the latest news.

The North Carolina department of Transportation will hold three meetings today to give updates on the I-77 toll lane project.  The three meetings will be held in Huntersville, Davidson and Mooresville.

Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

North Carolina's lawmakers have gone home after wrapping up their two-year session. The Senate completed work last night by compromising with the House on cleaning up coal ash ponds and a bill on unemployment insurance records. The House finished yesterday afternoon.

And it's going to be HOT today...highs in the mid 90s!  The UV index will be very high, so be sure to slather on the sunscreen.  Al Conklin, Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

Plus, we're going to have a story on female pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis!  She's the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series.  Find out what happened as she pitched three innings last night.

All that and so much more, when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV...then from 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce channel.  Hope to see you then!