Kids forced to eat lunch on the cafeteria floor

It wasn't how the first day of school was supposed to go. An overcrowded cafeteria had kids at one local school eating lunch on the floor. WBTV's Pamela Escobar is working to get answers. We'll talk to her First at 4.

A York County mom went on a shopping trip and took her three kids with her.  It doesn't sound like news until police reported the woman was buying crack. It turns out it's only half the story. WBTV's Michael Clark will more on WBTV News at 5.

We're also following a developing story in the foothills. A woman is dead and a man is hurt. It appears both were shot. Our Steve Ohnesorge is in Caldwell County getting the latest information. You'll see his report at 5.

If you've ever rented a home or apartment and had to fight for your security deposit, you'll relate to our WBTV Investigates report at 5:30. Nick Ochsner is getting results.

Missing mail is once again a problem in the Charlotte area. We're tracking down the latest in the investigation and will have more tonight on WBTV News at 6.

Also, at six, our education reporter Dedrick Russell is looking into issues with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Magnet program. Apparently some kids have to take a shuttle just to get to their bus stop. We're asking questions of district leaders.

Have you seen the picture of the cloaked woman roaming near a park in Gastonia? It's been getting a lot of play on social media. We are talking to the person who says they took the photo. We'll have details at 6.

And our First Alert Weather Team is keeping an eye on the tropics once again. Danny fades, but now Erika has come to life and it may have an impact on the Carolinas.

We'll see you for all the days news starting on WBTV News First at 4.