Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 9 September 2014, from the WBTV News morning team ... John Carter reporting to you this morning. We invite you to tune in to WBTV and the Bounce Channel from 4:30 to 9 AM this morning for Charlotte's only Emmy award winning newscast. We have a lot to tell you about.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT NEWS: A deputy has died and another is in critical condition after the two were shot in an altercation in Charleston, South Carolina. Details are limited at this hour as to exactly what happened. Right now, we know someone fired at them through a door as the deputies approached an apartment.
The parents of a missing Appalachian State University student are speaking out this morning. Today marks one week since 18-year-old Anna Marie Smith went missing...and investigators believe she may be in danger. We'll have all new details in a LIVE report this morning.
We'll have more on a story that is generating a lot of talk this morning. T-M-Z says it will release proof today showing the N-F-L lied about when it saw a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice attacking his then-fiancee. Rice was cut from the Ravens yesterday, and suspended indefinitely by the league. Questions are now being raised about Carolina Panthers' player Greg Hardy...after he was found guilty of abuse, but has not been punished by the team or the NFL.
Another Ebola patient is coming to the U-S for treatment today. The World Health Organization has said that one of its doctors working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone contracted the disease and was being evacuated.
Today, President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders to outline his plan to combat militants from the group Islamic State. U.S. officials say Mr. Obama wants to respond to the militant threat with a broader counterterror mission than he had previously planned, but that he's still not committing U.S. troops to a ground war.
Following a nice day yesterday, with moderate temperatures, it's going to get a little warmer today. We'll have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast from Al Conklin, Charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist.
Plus...our Kristen Miranda is in the ALERT CENTER...keeping an eye on the wire services, internet and other news sources, for any new information that comes in.