You made it to Friday! Good morning it's Christine Nelson. Today is October 17. Here is a first look at the stories making headlines on WBTV News This Morning. We're live from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV. Tune in!!
LIVE: We have a disturbing story about a child porn investigation in Gaston County. Officials say more arrests could be coming after what they found in a one man's apartment. WBTV's Ashton Pellom will have more details on the investigation in a live report.
Ebola developments today:
*The Dallas, Texas nurse who was the first to contract ebola in the U.S. is now in a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
*Thomas Eric Duncan's family in Kannapolis says they're planning a memorial service for the Ebola victim for this Saturday.
Also, drivers are complaining the congestion is getting worse as construction continues at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
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Jessica Bosemiller works at the local YMCA here and her husband is a Charlotte and Cornelius firefighter. The cancer she has is so rare that only about 2,000 people are diagnosed in the United States each year, yet doctors WBTV spoke with Tuesday say there is a concentrated number of cases showing up in this area.More >>
Wesley Chapel Fire Department battled a residential fire in Union County Tuesday night. Officials say flames were showing upon their arrival. The fire was extinguished within ten minutes, reports stated. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross was called to assist the homeowner.More >>
Briggs, the dog York County police found with his tongue cut off and tied to a tree, passed away Tuesday night. Noah's Arks Rescue posted an update on Briggs stating he had become septic and was unable to keep down any food or water from the previous day.More >>
The Salvation Army Center of Hope was expected to be crowded Tuesday evening. Temperatures are expected to drops into the 20s overnight. The facility serves as a shelter for women and children in need of a temporary place to stay.More >>
Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) voted on new leadership at its Tuesday night board meeting. Mary McCary was re-elected as chairperson. This is her fifth year being selected to lead the board. She says she will be more intentional about her role this time around. "We're going to really pay attention to what our vision our mission."More >>
Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) voted on new leadership at its Tuesday night board meeting. Mary McCary was re-elected as chairperson. This is her fifth year being selected to lead the board.More >>