Tempers Flare At Heated City Council Meeting

Good morning to you on this Tuesday, 23 April 2013, from the WBTV News morning team...John Carter reporting to you this morning.  Be sure your television is turned on...we have a lot of news to tell you about from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning.

A big story we're following today...the fallout from the Charlotte City Council meeting with the chairman of the Airport Advisory Committee.  Tempers flared and voices were raised at last night's meeting.  There are calls this morning for the chairman to be removed from his position after council members questioned his role in promoting a regional airport authority that would wrest control from the city.  Cam Man Ron Lee will be live from the airport with more details.

City Council also unanimously approved funding for renovations to Bank of America stadium. The plan would take 87-million dollars from the city's convention center fund.

We have a lot of new information on the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.  U.S. officials say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother appear to have been motivated by their religious views, not any connection to any Muslim terrorist groups. The officials made the assessment after Tsarnaev was interrogated in his hospital room, where he's being treated for severe wounds allegedly suffered during encounters with law enforcement...he was charged Monday with federal crimes that could bring the death penalty, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill.

The T-S-A has decided to delay a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners. The relaxed rules were supposed to go into effect this week.

Vandals have hit a Salisbury summer camp for the second time in less than a week.

Astrid Martinez will be live with an all new story for the morning show.  You watch what you eat, cut back on fatty foods, but you don't seem to be losing weight.  Have you considered the amount of calories you may be drinking?

New York City is considering a law banning people under the age of twenty-one from buying cigarettes. If it passes, New York would be the largest city in the country to raise the age limit.  Under federal law, no one under eighteen can buy tobacco.

We're going to show you a touching moment that happened at East Carolina University's spring football...it involves Noah Roberts, who is an 8 year old battling cancer.  You don't want to miss this.

Another cool start to the day today...but it's going to get warmer and we'll see sunshine today.  Al Conklin will have your First Alert Weather forecast.

We have all this and so much more...so please join us from 4:30 to 7:00 this morning...I think you'll like what you see!