Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 21 October 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning. Be sure to have your television on...WBTV News This Morning airs from 4:30 to 9 AM...and we have a lot to tell you about this morning.
The funeral for 44-year-old Jestine Clyburn is this afternoon at 1:00 at Greater Myers Chapel Church in Charlotte. Clyburn was shot and killed last Wednesday night at a home on Echo Glen Road. The man accused of killing her was her boyfriend, 55-year-old Paul Williams.
A special ceremony will be held in Hickory today to remember children who died from child abuse.
A local high school football team is using their play on the field to honor the life of their coach. The Piedmont High Panthers hit the field for the first time since Head Coach Ron Massey died suddenly of a heart attack just a little over a week ago. Our Ashton Pellom will have more in a live report.
The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention is issuing new guidelines for Ebola treatment.
A school district in South Carolina is taking extra steps to prevent an ebola outbreak in its schools.
Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African courthouse to hear his sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The judge acquitted Pistorius of murder, but found him guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in repeatedly shooting Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Our Brody O'Connell is monitoring the sentencing in the Alert Center this morning and will bring us the very latest.
Charleston has been ranked the No. 2 travel destination in the world right behind Florence, Italy, by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley has responded by saying the honors are a testament to the city's culture, hospitality and wonderful people.
NFL action...the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Houston Texans. And the Steelers come back from being down 13 to 0...and score 21 unanswered points...going on to win 30 to 23.
And the World Series begins tonight! Game 1 for the Giants and Royals will be played tonight in Kansas City, with James Shields taking the mound for the home team against NLCs most valuable player Madison Bumgarner (who is from Catawba County!).
Plus...a cool start to the day today. What can we expect weatherwise? Meteorologist Chris Larson will have all the details.