New Details On I-77 Toll Lanes Project

Updated: Aug. 16, 2018 at 4:00 AM EDT
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Good morning to you!  It's Thursday, 16 August 2018.  Hope your day is off to a good start!  John Carter of WBTV News This Morning reporting to you this morning.  Our team invites you to join us from 4:30 to 7:00 AM for the area's best, most accurate, factual and compelling morning newscast.

All new…we have a list of recommended changes to the controversial I-77 toll lane project.  Our Micah Smith will be LIVE with complete details.

School is about to get underway again for thousands of students in our area.  Caroline Hicks will be live to break down the security changes coming to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this year.

Meanwhile, there are 78 teacher vacancies in CMS…and 45 bus driver openings that officials hope to fill before school starts in 12 days.

The father of the Cleveland County deputy who was shot in the line of duty two nights ago, speaks to WBTV about his son and his recovery.

Lancaster County deputies are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in a yard last night.  39-year-old Demarcus Hendrix was killed.

Yet another Charlotte Mecklenburg Police cruiser has been photographed parking in a handicapped spot, and this morning, the Chief says that's unacceptable.

Power has been restored to Washington's Reagan airport.  We'll update you on any delays or issues.

Beware:  a South Carolina woman says she nearly fell for a kidnapping scam that's been popping up across our area.  We'll have details.

And did you realize it was 41 years ago today that Elvis Presley died?

Our Kristen Miranda will be LIVE in the Alert Center this morning…monitoring multiple news sources to bring you BREAKING NEWS and news just in…locally and from around the world.

Meteorologist Al Conklin is tracking the weather this morning, and will have your certified most accurate forecast.

Plus…Chris Larson will be keeping a close eye on traffic conditions for you.

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