Good morning! It's Wednesday, October 15. Christine Nelson reporting here from the WBTV newsroom. Here are the headlines we're watching and talking about on the air right now.
WEATHER ALERT: Rain, rain, rain. That's what we're dealing with this morning. The severe weather threat is gone though. Here is a snippet of an internal email Meteorologist Al Conklin sent to the WBTV newsroom this morning: "Still a very slow moving band of heavy rain crossing the Piedmont....no watches or warnings (although a flood warning is possible somewhere in the I-77 corridor this morning, as some spots are getting very heavy rain now)" We give you more weather and traffic updates on the air every morning. So tune in now to see what the rainfall will be like where you live this morning.
We're hearing from you right now...sounding off the sending former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon received for taking bribes while in office. Do you think 44 months in prison was too light? Too harsh? Tune in to see whether residents feel the same way you do.
U.S. Senator John McCain is making an appearance in North Carolina today. Can you guess why?
NEW overnight: We are working to learn more details on a crash involving an ultra light aircraft in Union County.
See you on the air!
David Tepper, the soon to be owner of the Carolina Panthers arrived in Atlanta shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. WBTV's Ben Williamson asked him if he was excited for tomorrow. "Of course! Why wouldn't I be? For sure," said Tepper.More >>
Roger Self is accused of driving his car into a Gaston County restaurant Sunday, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law.More >>
Officials responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in north Charlotte Monday night. The incident occurred in the 900 block of N. Tryon around 10:30 p.m. Officials say it appears there may have been a fight involving two subjects however it is not clear whether the person was stabbed or hit with an object.More >>
Dozens of first responders met Monday night to debrief about what had taken place just one day earlier. Many men and women had rushed to the site of a deadly incident at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City Sunday afternoon.More >>
Councilman Tariq Bokhari says he requested the ride-along because it was Police Week, and because of negative coverage surrounding fellow council member LaWana Mayfield's recent social media post.More >>