Good morning! It's Wednesday, December 17. This is Christine Nelson, sending you this email from my desk in the WBTV newsroom. I wanted you to be the first to know the stories making headlines right now. You can count on full details when you turn on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on WBTV and Bounce TV.
Overnight: We're at the scene where one person was shot overnight in northwest Charlotte. It happened on June Furr Road. WBTV's Mark Davenport is making calls and asking questions, so he'll have full details in his live report. Look for his first live hit at 5 a.m.
As you're combing the internet you're going to notice a Charlotte story that is making headlines in other cities. It's about a home invasion that happened in the area...and a 14-year-old in the home shot and killed the intruder. In fact, a second robber is on the loose this morning.
Story to watch at 5:30 a.m.: If you're a parent this one story might be alarming. Let me set up the scenario: Your child is sick, you take them to the hospital, and your child is diagnosed and given medicine based another patient's information. Ooops! But it happened...at Levine Children's Hospital. WBTV's Ashton Pellom will tell us what the hospital's response is in a live report.
Plus, the Associated Press is getting called to the carpet by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, calling their story about him "partisan drive-by journalism." The AP says the governor and former South Carolina Mark Sanford got huge payouts from a company they sat on the board for. The AP says the payouts raise ethical and legal concerns. We have McCrory's response.
When you look at a picture of Santa Claus and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, do you see a resemblance?? Well they were one in the same for some local school kids. What he gave them had them smiling from ear to ear!
See you on the air!