Rivera: Benching Hardy "in best interest" of the Panthers

Hello! It's Christine Nelson, checking in with you. Today is Monday, September 15. Here is a first look at the stories you need to watch for on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV.

The Panthers are 2-0! The headline this morning is not just about the team's great start this season though. Greg Hardy's domestic violence conviction that he's currently appealing became reason enough for Coach Ron Rivera to declare Hardy inactive. So he didn't play in the game. We have more from the head coach about his decision to sit Hardy right before the game started.


>>Today - An autopsy will be performed on Appalachian State University student Anna Marie Smith. Hear what a family spokesman says they believe is the cause of death.

>>Campaigning?? We'll tell you who's making a stop in Iowa today.

>>Also, a vigil happening in South Carolina for five children, who father admitted to killing them police say.

REMEMBER! Stay through our 6 a.m. hour of WBTV News This Morning. We'll have brand new stories everyone else will be talking about later today. News is always breaking throughout the morning so rely on the WBTV Alert Center! As the news hits the wires, Brody O'Connell will break in with details.

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