Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 18 November 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.
SCHOOL DELAYS: Avery, Mitchell and Watauga County schools are all operating on two hour delays this morning.
It's cold out there this morning...30 degrees in Charlotte as I write this message...a brisk 9 degrees at Sugar Mountain! Our Mark Davenport has more on the drop in temperatures from Blowing Rock this morning...he'll be LIVE with the latest. You'll be able to see him...as well as Al Conklin's First Alert Weather forecast when you join us from 4:30 to 9 AM for Charlotte's only Emmy award winning newscast. Much of the country is in a deep freeze this morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect today for the mountain counties bordering Tennessee. Forecasters are calling for snow, freezing rain and gusty winds.
Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon reports to prison in Morgantown, West Virginia this morning. Cannon left Charlotte yesterday. Our Kristen Hampton is in Morgantown this morning and will join us LIVE with more on Cannon and his 44 month prison sentence.
The plan to put cameras on every school bus in North Carolina is closer to reality. The state's Child Fatality Task Force voted unanimously yesterday to support the plan.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising to "respond harshly" to an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four people. Police say two Palestinians stormed the synagogue with knives, axes and guns today, before they were killed in a shootout with police
Do you recognize the word "vape"? The Oxford Dictionary has chosen "vape" as its 2014 Word of the Year.
Sports! Monta Ellis scored 18 points, Chandler Parsons had 17 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 107-80 last night for their fourth straight victory. Gerald Henderson had 18 points for Charlotte.
NFL action...the Pittsburgh Steelers in a big comeback as they defeat the Tennessee Titans in Monday night football action.
And UConn's women's basketball team does something that it hasn't done in a year and a half.