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This evening on WBTV News...

Economic Survival Guide.  WBTV is airing a special program this evening at 8 p.m. entitled, "Economic Survival Guide."  We'll have panelists available to answer your questions about the economy.  If you have a question about your savings, your retirement accounts or any other financial question, email them to consumerfeedback@wbtv.com.  You can also join us on the web for a live blogging session while the show is on from 8-9 p.m.

Wrong way driver on I-485.  Another wrong way driver on I-485 caused an accident in South Charlotte this morning.  We've learned the driver was charged with DWI, but she's not the only one charged.  The person she hit was also charged with DWI.  We'll have the complete story at 5 p.m.

 

Commissioners at a standstill.  The Mecklenburg County Commission voted down party lines Tuesday night on a measure that would put George Dunlap in the seat left empty by the late Valerie Woodard.  It resulted in a 4-to-4 vote which means Dunlap doesn't get in.  Now, the commission is at a standstill over one of its most controversial issues.  Reporter Steve Crump will have the details at 5 p.m.

Guns at school.  More than 2,000 guns have been taken off Charlotte streets this year.  At least four Charlotte teenagers have been shot and killed by other young people and one student brought a loaded gun to a classroom this month.  At 5:30 p.m., Education Reporter Dedrick Russell will tell you about a new initiative to get guns out of the hands of teens.

More officers patrolling the streets? Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe wants more officers on the street.  The Chief says he wants to add a total of up to 200 new officers in the next three years, but one hurdle he'll face is the economy and a tight city budget.  Our David Whisenant spoke with Chief Monroe today.  Tonight at 6 p.m., he'll explain why the city needs these additional officers.

Be sure to join us for these stories plus your Weather Alert forecast and sports.

Don't forget to submit your economy-related questions to consumerfeedback@wbtv.com.

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