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It’s 45 degrees in Charlotte now, but we’ll be getting up into the upper 70s today, with sunny skies and no chance of rain. Tomorrow will be even warmer…we’ll be back into the 80s.  Al Conklin is Charlotte’s most experienced morning meteorologist and will have your best and most complete forecast.

It’s a big day for barbecue and politics in Charlotte. The 86th Annual Mallard Creek BBQ is today.  Thousands of people will be on hand…and politicians as well. The main attraction is the food - tons of BBQ pork and delicious Brunswick stew!  Our Mark Davenport is at the BBQ and will have more in a LIVE report.

And speaking of politics, Charlotte mayoral candidates Edwin Peacock and Jennifer Roberts squared off against one another in a debate in uptown last night.  We’ll have highlights from the debate in a LIVE report.

There are renewed calls this morning for an end to violence after two brothers were shot hours apart on the same street in west Charlotte. You may remember the story we told you about yesterday morning where one of the brothers drove through the crime scene tape of where his brother was shot. Both shootings happened yesterday on Carlyle Drive.

Fire broke out at a business in south Charlotte. Several crews were called out around 10:30 last night to a rubber products supply company called "Forbo Transtex" on South Tryon Street. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the blaze under control.

WBTV confronts a woman who authorities say left her two toddlers alone in a car for more than an hour. Shoppers noticed the kids crying yesterday at a Walmart in Indian Trial, and called authorities.

The House Select Committee on Benghazi holds its first public hearing today for the first time in nearly 10 months.  The spotlight will focus on a sole witness… Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state who's now running for president.

The Chicago Cubs won’t be going to the World Series. The New York Mets beat the Cubs last night in a four game sweep of the Cubs in the NLCS. The American League champs are still to be decided. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals last night to send the ALCS to game 6. The Royals still lead the series 3 – 2.

All those stories and so much more, including Kristen Miranda in the Alert Center, and Chris Larson with your First Alert Traffic when you join us for WBTV News from 4:30 to 7 a.m. on WBTV, then we’re LIVE from 7 to 9 a.m. on the Bounce channel.  Hope to see you then!

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