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WBTV News evening headlines

Hope your workday is going well.  Here's a brief look at some of the stories we're working on for you this evening.

Police looking for murder suspectsSteve Crump will have the latest at 5 p.m. about a woman whose body was found near Carolina Cleaners on South Boulevard Tuesday morning.  Police are still actively looking for the woman's daughter and a man in connection with the murder.

Amber Pennell returns home.  Steve Ohnesorge is also working on a story about Amber Pennell.  You'll recall, she's the Lenoir mother who was trapped 5 days in a wrecked truck.  She just got out of the hospital on Tuesday.  Steve is talking with Pennell's family and friends.

Overcrowded schools.  Education Reporter Dedrick Russell is working on a story about overcrowded classrooms due to a surge in the number of kindergarten students.  We'll tell you at 5:30 p.m. what Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is doing to tackle this problem.

Interview with Bob SchiefferAnchor Jamie Boll has just finished up an interview with CBS's Bob Shieffer about the upcoming presidential election.  We'll have this for you at 5:30 p.m.

Real Estate slump.  There's new information out today from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association which indicates the number of house closings for August was a nearly 35 percent decrease for the same period last year.  WBTV's Sharon Smith is looking at the numbers and talking with realtors to find out what this means for home sellers and home buyers.

Join us for these stories beginning at 5 p.m.  Check out wbtv.com for the latest news, weather and sports updates throughout the day.

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    Friday, December 15 2017 4:43 PM EST2017-12-15 21:43:57 GMT

    Two students have been charged and suspended from school after an incident at West Rowan High School. According to the Rowan Sheriff's report, one student brought a handgun to school and was carrying in his book bag. 

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    Two students have been charged and suspended from school after an incident at West Rowan High School. According to the Rowan Sheriff's report, one student brought a handgun to school and was carrying in his book bag. 

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  • Jessica Hahn, woman at center of televangelist’s fall 30 years ago, confronts her past

    Jessica Hahn, woman at center of televangelist’s fall 30 years ago, confronts her past

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-12-15 21:19:08 GMT
    Jessica Hahn in 1988, photographed by the Observer for a “one year later” PTL story. Today she says, “My faith is strong. ... I still believe in God more than ever. It wasn’t his fault. It wasn’t his mess.” (Mark B. Sluder Observer file photo)Jessica Hahn in 1988, photographed by the Observer for a “one year later” PTL story. Today she says, “My faith is strong. ... I still believe in God more than ever. It wasn’t his fault. It wasn’t his mess.” (Mark B. Sluder Observer file photo)
    It’s been three decades since the world found out about the 15 minutes she spent in a Florida hotel room with televangelist Jim Bakker. But Jessica Hahn says it’s only been in the last two years that she’s finally confronted her anger about what happened, and how it’s affected the rest of her life. She says she’s angry at Bakker, founder of the onetime PTL empire near Charlotte, for using his power and his image as a man of God to manipulate her, then a ...More >>
    It’s been three decades since the world found out about the 15 minutes she spent in a Florida hotel room with televangelist Jim Bakker. But Jessica Hahn says it’s only been in the last two years that she’s finally confronted her anger about what happened, and how it’s affected the rest of her life. She says she’s angry at Bakker, founder of the onetime PTL empire near Charlotte, for using his power and his image as a man of God to manipulate her, then a ...More >>
  • CPCC Culinary program bakes cookies, brownies for US Troops home for holidays

    CPCC Culinary program bakes cookies, brownies for US Troops home for holidays

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-12-15 20:58:55 GMT

    On Dec. 15, they will bake between 3,000 and 4,000 cookies and brownies for troops returning home for the holidays.

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    On Dec. 15, they will bake between 3,000 and 4,000 cookies and brownies for troops returning home for the holidays.

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