Good morning! It's Wednesday, September 17. This is Christine Nelson, doing my usual check-in with you this morning. I want to let you know we're hard at work getting you all the details on the stories making headlines right now. Tune in now to WBTV News This Morning. We're live until 9 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV.
BREAKING NEWS: Right now there's an active police scene in Charlotte at a home invasion. We have our Mark Davenport there, working his sources for information. We're asking what happened, whether anyone was hurt, and if there's an active search for the person who did this.
Also BREAKING overnight: While you were sleeping the Minnesota Vikings made a big decision about their star player Adrian Peterson. He has now been placed on an exemption list, which means he won't be on the team until his child abuse case is worked out in the legal system. This, as one of the sponsors who spends hundreds of millions of dollars partnering with the NFL is becoming critical of how the league is handling the situation. We'll tell you which company says it's "disappointed" and "concerned."
Charlotte Mecklenburg teachers could have something to cheer about. Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio has a recommendation for the commission that will help the cause of giving teachers pay raises. WBTV's Ashton Pellom has details on the money Diorio wants released.
Plus...a ribbon cutting today in honor of a Charlotte student who was hit and killed while walking to school.
DON'T FORGET! Stay through our 6 a.m. hour as news develops and changes throughout the morning. We'll have new stories you haven't already heard about for the day too.
See you on the air!