Severe t-storms; flight bound for Charlotte diverted; man accused of punching police officer

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 4:15 p.m. for northern New Hanover and southern Pender counties, and another severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Columbus and Bladen counties until 4:30 p.m. Keep in mind, you can stay up-to-date on the latest weather conditions both on air and on, along with WECT's Weather app. The app brings you real-time radar, severe weather alerts and more for your iPhone and Android phone.

A woman was pulled from an American jetliner bound for Charlotte, NC and arrested after giving a note to a flight attendant saying she had a "device" surgically implanted inside her. A passenger from the Wilmington area just so happened to be on the same flight. WECT's Ashlea Kosikowski will have more on that passenger's experience, tonight at 6.

A 24-year-old man is facing assault charges after being accused of punching a police officer.

Firefighters in Wilmington knocked out flames at a house on North Fifth Street earlier today.

If you found almost $2,000 at an ATM, would you keep it? Most people probably would, but not one Good Samaritan in Florida – she turned the cash in to police.

Be sure to tune in tonight starting at 5:00! We'll have more on responses from local church leaders as a pastor's sermon talking about "getting rid of" gays and lesbians is going viral; what's drawing alligators out into the open this gator season; a man that survived a 174-foot plunge over Niagara's Horseshoe Falls and much more.

-Jon Evans