Shooting In East Charlotte; Teen Talks About Deadly Break-in

Good morning to you on this Thursday, 18 December 2014, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  We have a lot to tell you about when you join us for WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 9 AM.  Be sure to tune in!

An investigation is underway at this hour into a shooting in east Charlotte.    Police tell WBTV-- the call came in around 10:45 last night.  We're told someone was shot inside a home on Boston Avenue.

We are now hearing from the Mint Hill teenager who killed an intruder earlier this week... in an interview with W-B-T Radio.  Our Ashton Pellom will be LIVE with more details.

An 88-year-old man was hit by an S-U-V and killed right in front of his Caldwell County home.

Highway 321 in Gaston County is clear again this morning.  A semi-truck turned over, spilling its load of empty ice cream boxes.  The accident happened at the Cherryville--Dallas exit last night.

Federal investigators have arrested a former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent.  He's accused of trafficking thousands of dollars worth of marijuana from California to Charlotte.

This morning the man accused of posting threats about Providence High School in Charlotte is out of jail on bond.  22 year-old Patrick Philip Brehm is facing charges in connection with threatening messages posted on the social media app Yik Yak.

A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony hack to North Korea.  Sony has canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" following terror threats against theaters showing it. The comedy is about a CIA plot to assassinate North Korea's leader.

We're getting lots of reaction to the President's announcement that the U.S. is normalizing relations with Cuba.  North Carolina's next U.S. senator, Thom Tillis, says President Obama's decision  is a bad idea and should have come only after more Cuban government and human rights reforms.

How's the weather shaping up today?  It's 34 degrees in Charlotte as I write this message.  We'll warm up around 55 today under partly cloudy skies.

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