West Charlotte Park Murder; SC Trooper Fired After Shooting Man

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 25 September 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.

It's been raining overnight...and cool...61 degrees as I write this note!  The rain's going to be leaving us...but it's going to be a bit cloudy out there today.  Be sure to tune in starting at 4:30 this morning for Al Conklin's First Alert Weather forecast...no one is more accurate than Al!

We have a lot of news to tell you...with all new information that we've gotten overnight while you were sleeping.

The search is on for a killer this morning.  A man was shot to death at a park in west Charlotte.  We now know the name of the victim.  We'll have more details in a LIVE report from our Mark Davenport.

WARNING:  We have disturbing video we're going to show this morning that shows a South Carolina State Trooper shooting an unarmed man who had been stopped for a seatbelt violation.  The man was hit in the hip and survived.  That trooper has now been fired.

A three-judge federal panel meeting in Charlotte today will consider a matter that could have a major impact on voting in North Carolina this November.  Our Ashton Pellom will be LIVE with details on the arguments against the state's new voter laws and how it will impact you.  Critics say the new law will suppress minority voter turnout.

The extradition process is underway after an arrest in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student.  Hannah Graham disappeared more than a week ago.  The suspect in the case was arrested in Galveston, Texas...where he was apparently camping on the beach.

The North Carolina festival that celebrates "The Andy Griffith Show" has run three times as long as the show itself, and it's back for another run. Mayberry Days is celebrating its 25th anniversary beginning today and running through Sunday.

All those stories 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!