COLD Start To Your Day

Grab your jacket…it’s cold out there this morning!

It’s Thursday, 8 March 2018…good morning to you from the WBTV News morning team.  John Carter reporting to you this morning.  We invite you to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for the area’s best, most accurate, factual and compelling morning newscast.

A cold start to your day today!  My car thermometer showed 32 degrees, freezing, as I drove into work this morning.  So, how cold will it get?  It’s cold enough that NC ski resorts are blowing snow again and looking for late season skiers.  What about in the Piedmont area…how cold will it get?  And how long will it last?  Meteorologist Al Conklin will have your certified most accurate forecast.

A lot is happening today.  Here’s a look at just a few of the stories we’re following:

Remembering a fallen 17-year-old.  More than a hundred people came together to remember Daquan Shannon.  This morning, Caroline Hicks will be LIVE with the message those at last night’s vigil want everyone to hear.

A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital overnight after being hit by a car in southeast Charlotte.

Two people are recovering this morning following a crash involving an ambulance in north Charlotte.  We have an update.

New DNA testing technology has once again led to an arrest in a series of cold case sexual assaults in Charlotte.

The search continues for a killer this morning.  That after a person was shot and killed near NoDa in Charlotte.

Florida lawmakers have passed a new bill in response to the deadly Florida school shooting.  It raises the age to buy a gun to 21…requires a three day waiting period…and bans the sale of bump stocks.

ACC tournament basketball action continues today.  Syracuse gave the NC Tar Heels a battle last night, but the Heels came out on top.  They’ll play Miami later today…and Duke has its first game of the tournament tonight.

Micah Smith is in the Alert Center this morning, where she’ll be monitoring multiple news sources to bring you BREAKING NEWS and news just in…locally and from around the world.

Chris Larson will be monitoring traffic conditions across the area…and will have the most complete traffic reports for you from the First Alert Traffic Center.

All that and more when you join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.  Hope to see you then!