Hello. It's Christine Nelson from the WBTV Newsroom. Today is Wednesday, October 1. Here is a first look at the stories we're talking about now on WBTV News This Morning. We're live from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV.
Albemarle High School reopens this morning 24 hours after the school shooting that left a student injured and another student in jail. Will it be business as usual? We know more security will be on hand as students return. JUST IN: School officials will be holding a news conference at 7 a.m. to brief the media and the public. We will air that live on Bounce TV when it happens. Live stream it at wbtv.com/live if you're not near a TV. Also, WBTV's Mark Davenport has details on where the investigation stands and whether the student suspect will be charged as a juvenile or adult.
EXCLUSIVE: Nancy and David Writebol sit down exclusively with WBTV to talk about how their faith and prayers got Nancy through her fight with Ebola. Happening TODAY, a plane full of supplies to help in the Ebola crisis will be leaving Charlotte to West Africa thanks to Samaritan's Purse. WBTV's Ashton Pellom is live at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for that send off.
Plus.. another case of someone pointing a laser at a plane caused the pilot to have to return to the Charlotte airport because it partially blinded him.
Michael Phelps - oops! The Olympic swimmer got himself in trouble with the law. A second DUI and driving nearly 40 miles over the speed limit according to police. We'll tell you where it happened.
As the morning goes on we'll be breaking news out of the Alert Center and bring you live pictures as we get them. So tune in!
Plus...first alert weather and traffic updates are every 7 minutes!
See you on air,
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