WCCB Charlotte’s Top 5 Stories Of The Day

Hurricane Dorian Heading Towards Florida

Preparations are underway as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian.  Across the sunshine state, store shelves are emptying and lines at gas stations are building up ahead of the storm.  Dorian, now a category 2 hurricane, is expected to slam the state as soon as Monday as a category 4 storm.

Democratic Presidential Candidates Campaigning in the Carolinas

The candidates seeking the democratic presidential nomination in 2020 will be busy campaigning today.  Vermont senator Bernie Sanders concludes two days of events in South Carolina with a town hall in Florence on “medicare for all.”  Former Vice President Joe Biden held an event at Clinton College in Rock Hill yesterday where talked about health care, gun violence, and education.

Prosecutors Dismiss Jeffrey Epstein Case

Prosecutors say they will continue to investigate after the case against Jeffrey Epstein was dismissed.  Thursday the judge cited Epstein’s suicide as the reason to dismiss the case.  The disgraced multimillionaire was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.  Some of Epstein’s alleged victims have called for charges against those implicated in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring.

Tennis Pro Coco Gauff Advances in US Open

Coco Gauff has done it again.   The 15-year-old American has reached the third round of the U-S Open after beating Hungary’s Timea Babos.  The match lasted more than two hours– and the next round won’t be easy for Gauff either.  She faces off with the world’s current number one female player Naomi Osaka tomorrow.

Apple Unveiling Three New Iphones

Apple expected to unveil it’s latest models of the Iphone at an event on September 10.  Apple is reportedly planning to launch three new Iphones this time, including two “pro” models to replace the Iphone X-S and Iphone X-S Max.  The pro models are said to feature new and improved video recording and camera features.