Charges dropped against CMPD officer accused of voluntary manslaughter

Good afternoon, it's another busy news today. WBTV is On Your Side covering these stories starting First at 4:00.

We are following breaking news this afternoon. It is officially done. Prosecutors have filed the paper work to dismiss the charges against CMPD Officer Randall Wes Kerrick. He had been accused of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Jonathan Ferrell. The first trial ended in a hung jury.

What a morning rush on I-85. Commuters came face-to-face with a wrong-way driver. WBTV's Pamela Escobar is looking into this story and she found out it may be tied to a domestic dispute.

You'll remember the heartbreaking story of the young Charlotte pastor and his wife who lost their two little children in a car accident near the coast. The driver who caused it is pleading guilty. The words of the surviving parents will give you pause.

How are our students doing in the classroom? Every parent wants to know and now we have the answer. Test results are in for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Our education reporter Dedrick Russell has that story.

We all want to to think we're safe in our homes. It wasn't the case for one senior citizen in our area. He came home and found robbers in his house. It was the start of a violent few moments. WBTV's Michael Clark is working on the details.

Have you seen people using e-cigarettes? You many be wondering are they safer than the more typical cigarette. Some new research is out today.

And we are about 24 hours from the kickoff of the college football season. It happens right here in Charlotte in the battle of the Carolinas. What's the future of these kinds of games in our city. We got an answer to that question today.

Lots to get to between 4 and 6:30 P.M.  Hope you stop by.