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Wreck Along I-85 In Gaston County

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 18 July 2017, from the WBTV News morning team.  We hope you’ll join us for WBTV News This Morning from 4:30 to 9 AM for the area’s best, most complete, and accurate morning newscast (and be sure to check the special announcement at the end of this message).

We are working on a lot of stories right now…here’s a look at just a few you’ll see when you tune in this morning:

Our Micah Smith is at the scene of a significant accident in Gaston County along I-85 at the Cox Road exit.  She’ll be LIVE with details.

Joel Ford is expected to file to run for Charlotte mayor today.

A homicide investigation is underway after a 19-year-old was shot and killed in Statesville.

Troopers are investigating an incident that’s been seen thousands of times on Facebook. The video shows what looks like a trooper speeding down a local highway going the wrong way on highway 321 in Catawba County.

Two men involved in a street racing incident along highway 321 have reached out to WBTV.  You’ll hear what they have to say.  Mark Davenport will be LIVE with that story.

A search is underway right now for a woman police say robbed a Charlotte bank.  We’ll show you pictures of the robber.

A Gaston County Commissioner accused of sexual battery is now in custody.

The latest on the firing of Carolina Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman.

Kristen Miranda will have breaking news…and news just in…as she monitors multiple news sources throughout the newscast in the Alert Center this morning.

It’s about to get a lot hotter!  Meteorologist Al Conklin is tracking the weather for you this morning…he’ll have your certified most accurate forecast.

Chris Larson is keeping a very close eye on traffic conditions and will let you know if there’s anything that will impact your morning drive.

All that and so much more when you join us from 4:30 to 7 AM on WBTV…then 7 to 9 AM on the Bounce Channel.  Plus, we have several special, in-studio guests during our 8 AM hour on Bounce. 

And one more important thing…TWO MORE DAYS!! Thursday, July 20 tickets go on sale to win this year's St. Jude Dream Home! WBTV is once again raising money to help children in the Carolinas and elsewhere fight pediatric cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year's home is being built in Mint Hill and is valued at $440,000. When you buy your tickets early you'll also be entered in the drawing to win a car – A Ford or Toyota of your choice valued at $20,000! Go to wbtv.com/dreamhome for more details now!

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