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BREAKING: Caldwell County deputy shot

Updated: Jul. 16, 2018 at 5:00 AM EDT
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Good morning everyone. It's Christine Sperow. Here is a look at the breaking news stories we're covering right now on this Monday, July 16.

BREAKING: An officer in Caldwell county is in the hospital after being shot. We got to the scene soon after the call came in. WBTV's Steve Ohnesorge has details on how the deputy was still injured, even though he was wearing a bullet proof vest.

VIDEO ALERT: We have dramatic video to show you of a huge house fire. This story broke overnight while you were sleeping. Flames were seen shooting from roof of the home in Charlotte. WBTV's Caroline Hicks has details on the effort to put these flames out and how the family inside escaped.

With just a few hours until Charlotte City Council is expected to meet on whether to formally accept the Republican National Convention. We're learning more on the possible contracts that will be included with commitment to host of the RNC.

TODAY: President Trump is meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki today. Trump says his upcoming meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin will go "fine." We're covering all the developments and will cut in as information comes in.

UNION COUNTY: We're getting a better look at surveillance video connected to a string of car break-ins in Union County. Officials are asking us to show you the video in hopes someone out there recognizes the thieves.

WEATHER CHANGES: Monday is starting off muggy. Depending on where you live you're going to see rain showers. Meteorologist Chris Larson is giving the forecast now. Tune in so you're prepared for the day.

Christine