Good morning! It is Monday, December 8th, 2014

Good morning! It is Monday, December 8th, 2014. Kristen Miranda here - filling in for Christine today and we want to help you start the day with all the news that matters to you.

Race relations and civil rights - it's what people in our community are talking about - it's what Charlotte city council will talk about tonight - and it's what the President plans to talk about too. Our Ashton Pellom is on that story this morning and he'll have a live report.

Another live report from Mark Davenport as the man who abused Kilah Davenport appears before a judge on a new charge. Joshua Houser now faces a second degree murder charge in the little girl's death.

The case of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man moves forward this week. Officer Randall Kerrick killed Jonathan Ferrell more than a year ago.

Brody O'Connell is in the Alert Center with breaking news from overnight.

Plus the Royals are in the US. We'll tell you what Will and Kate have on their agenda for today. And if you missed any moment of that Panthers game yesterday we have the highlights and we'll show you what Cam had to say after the game.

John Carter and Al Conklin are getting things started at 4:30am. The rest of us, including Chris Larson on Traffic, will join them at 5am. See you when you wake up!