Wreck Shuts Down Brookshire; Fatal School Bus Wreck Folo

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 9 December 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  We invite you to join us this morning from 4:30 to 9 AM to get the most comprehensive, complete newscast to help start your day!

The entrance to the Brookshire Freeway from Independence Boulevard in Charlotte had to be shut down for about an hour this morning following a three-vehicle crash.  One person was rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Grief counselors will be on hand at a Union County school after a beloved school bus driver was killed in a wreck.  Troopers tell WBTV that Timothy McManus died when a a garbage truck crossed the center line and plowed into the the school bus head on.  The driver of the garbage truck is now facing charges.  The wreck happened on New Town Road near Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road.

This morning, a man is facing charges in the death of his own father. It happened on Belvenie Court in northeast Charlotte.  Our Mark Davenport will be LIVE with new details in the case.

Two people accused of involvement in a shootout on Interstate-85 in west Mecklenburg County are in police custody this morning.  The shooting took place near Exit 30...the exit onto I-485 in Charlotte.  Police say people in two vehicles were shooting at each other.

Hundreds of people have been marching through Berkeley, California, for a third night in a row to protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Baghdad for consultations with Iraqi government officials and U.S. commanders. 

It's a little cold out there this morning...39 degrees as I write this note.  We're looking to reach a high in the mid 50s today and should see some sunshine.  Al Conklin will have your complete First Alert Weather forecast.

A prominent cast member from the old television series, The Addams Family, has died.  KeWeatherwaxas played Pugsley on the 1960's series.  He was 59 years old.

The Carolina Panthers got a big boost for their playoff hopes as the Green Bay Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons in Monday night football.

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