Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.
Hope you had a wonderful Mothers’ Day weekend. Certainly the weather was near perfect, although Eric Thomas says there’s a large storm system headed our way this week. Already tonight, two people were killed as powerful tornadoes swept over central Oklahoma.
If you haven’t heard the latest on House Bill 2, hold on to your hats. Governor Pat McCrory wanted two weeks’ grace period to respond to the US Department of Justice’s claims that HB2 violates the Civil Rights Act. Because he didn’t get it, the governor filed a suit against the DOJ. Then, the DOJ field a suit against North Carolina, the governor and the UNC University System. Then, NC’s Speaker of the House and Senate leader together field a lawsuit against the DOJ. I won’t go into detail of what each side believes. Just watch our news at 11:00 to hear the main players rationalize their reasons.
Good news for the little 9-year old who was mauled by two pit bulls. Jonathan Robero is out of the hospital tonight after several skin graft surgeries. His mom sent us some pictures we’ll share at 11:00.