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Al Conklin


Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Al:

Cat. 1 Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Isaias has made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm. → Read More

Growing rip current threat in advance of approaching hurricane Isaias

At mid-morning, Hurricane Isaias was located about 325 miles southeast of Nassau, moving NW at 17 mph. → Read More

Death investigation underway after 18-year-old found shot in Kannapolis home

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound inside a home in Kannapolis early Thursday morning, sparking a death investigation. → Read More

Crews battle house fire in Rowan County

Crews battled a house fire in Rowan County Thursday morning. → Read More

‘Hazardous’ conditions force school closures, delays in NC mountains

Schools in the North Carolina mountain counties were closed and delayed Tuesday morning due to inclement weather. → Read More

Late-season tropical storm forms northeast of Leeward Islands

Sebastien formed east of the Leeward Islands Tuesday morning, becoming the 19th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. → Read More

Pedestrian struck, killed in Lake Wylie area

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the fatal incident happened on Bessbrook Road near Bankhead Road. → Read More

Savannah police officer arrested on battery, cruelty to children charges

A Savannah Police Department officer has been arrested on charges of battery and cruelty to children. → Read More

First Alert Evening: Strong thunderstorms likely to develop with hail, damaging winds

As a front moves to our area from Virginia we are likely to see thunderstorms with possible hail and damaging winds. → Read More

Temperatures expected to rise near the 90s through Saturday

Temperatures expected to rise near the 90s through Saturday → Read More

Temperatures will rise above average as we move into the week

Looking beyond today, temperatures will rebound around high pressure, generally running in the mid-upper 80s Tuesday through Friday, well above average for late-April/early-May → Read More

Fatal crash reported on Highway 5 in Lancaster County

According to the Lancaster Fire Marshal, the incident happened on Highway 5. → Read More

1 dead after crash involving van, truck on Highway 5 in Lancaster County

According to the Lancaster County Deputy Coroner, the incident happened at the intersection of Highway 5 and Steel Hill Road in Lancaster around 3:25 p.m. → Read More

FIRST ALERT: Severe weather threat increases; Damaging winds and potential tornadoes on tap

Severe weather moving across Georgia is headed in our direction and will bring heavy rain, damaging winds and the possibility of tornadoes to the WBTV viewing area Friday afternoon. → Read More

Parents who tortured children get life in prison

The couple pleaded guilty in February to torture and other abuse and neglect so severe it stunted their children's growth, led to muscle wasting and left two girls unable to bear children. → Read More

Michigan officer gives 9-year-old boy presents when no one showed to his birthday party

Officer Lynema gave Thomas Daniel a ride to school when he missed his bus, and learned that it was the boy's birthday. → Read More

Some pediatricians tell parents: Vaccinate kids or go somewhere else

One pediatrician says policies like this are the only way to get illnesses like measles back under control. → Read More

Cold start to April: Chance of snow Tuesday

With high pressure in control on this first morning of April, it feels more like Winter than Spring → Read More

March looks to come in like a ‘cold’ lion this year

All indications are that it will be colder-than-normal for the first two weeks of March. And not just here in the Carolinas, but throughout much of the United States. → Read More


The classic battle of moisture trying to out-run cold air will mean that we probably don't end up seeing much, if any, snow in the Charlotte metro Tuesday, however, black ice will still be a possibility with temps crashing to around 20° for lows Tuesday night after the rain ends. → Read More