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in rock hill, a chilly start. 35 degrees out there at 8:00, if we have any sunshine, will be the first thing this morning, i look for clouds to be on the increase. rain chances are low until very late this afternoon. high temperature, 51. rain chances pick up tonight. most of the rain is back across the middle part of the country from st. louis to memphis, little rock, that is heading in our direction, we have a wet night on the way for today. what about the weekend? let you know about that in the seven day planner. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we're going to start with a live look i-77 here west boulevard, no problems, traffic running along smoothly this morning, so we'll begin with drive times, if you're coming up from rock hill, 63-miles-per-hour. concord to center city, 18 minutes, lake norman southbound, 15 minutes, 69-miles-per-hour. overall mapping system looking
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if you are coming in on 485 or 85, no problems. concord kannapolis commute looks good as well. that is traffic guys, back to you. >> christine: thank you, chris. news breaking right now, a man now charged in that deadly shooting in hickory is due in court today. kristen miranda live in the alert center with this latest information on the investigation in the shooting. >> kristen: we find new information through the morning about the incident in hickory. this is eric yount, 22 years old from granite falls. we got ahold of his mug shot a short time ago. charged with first degree murder attempted murder and will be in catawba county court today. following what police are calling a domestic incident in the parking lot of the mcdonald's on 321 northwest in hickory. at 6:00 last night police got a call of domestic disturbance. went to the mcdonald's, they found 22-year-old richelle lail of hudson, shot to death.
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old was shot. he was found sitting in a car and was taken to the hospital, he's in critical condition. again, now eric yount charged in the case, he will be in court today and it is a story we will continue to follow right here on wbtv. back to you. >> john: a major development in the controversial i-77 toll lanes project. the north carolina department of transportation is going to re-evaluate ways to break the i-77 toll lane contract. governor pat mccrory directing transportation officials to look in the contract after a company that operated a failed highway in texas declared bankruptcy. that company was a subsidiary of cintra, which is building the i-77 toll lanes. wbtv's mark davenport is live in charlotte this morning with much more on this story. and mark, we've investigated this particular highway before, tell us what is going on. >> reporter: john, yeah, the problems that our wbtv investigation uncovered really
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here, wbtv we traveled out to texas to get on the highway, really understand it firsthand experience for ourselves, what we saw was eye-opening. when we were out there we saw the highway was barely traveled. i want to show you video of the highway, state highway 130 in texas. the company that operates the road declared bankruptcy on wednesday, that road is owned by subsidiary of the spanish company cintra, like you talked about. the same contracted by nc-dot to build i-77 toll lanes. the secretary is looking for ways to break the contract. that is welcome news to mecklenburg county commissioner jim puckett who was against it from the start. >> at the end of the day, what you have is this, n c-dot used texas as the poster child why this is great financially and from a program perspective, and so now it kind of blows up in their face. >> reporter: we also reached out to cintra, they said the texas
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on the i-77 toll lane project. nc-dot officials have no time table moving forward but when we did sit down and talk with them, they said the secretary of transportation will be heading out to texas monday to speak with cintra, a sit down meeting out there. we'll follow the story right here on wbtv. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: 5:05, working to learn the conditions of a woman and child reportedly stabbed in caldwell county. this happened late last night at a home on fairway acres in cages mountain. a two-year-old child was airlifted to the hospital and woman taken to the hospital as well. a second child is also being checked out by doctors. deputies do have a man in custody, we'll update you with new developments on air and online at this morning, grief counselors will be available at harrisburg elementary school in indian land. a child who crashed in a car while riding his bike has died.
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bryson mcsweeney rode through helmet. elementary. district personnel will be available for any students needing special attention or support. >> christine: 5:06, officials in pageland, south carolina are scrambling after nearly every officer walked off the job yesterday in an emergency session town council members named the chesterfield county sheriff the temporary chief law enforcement officer. ashton pellom is live with more details, so ashton, has been led to all those officers walking off the job in the first place? >> reporter: hey, good morning, christine. we talk to police sources on the force. one sergeant asked to remain anonymous, he and other officers feel there is a true lack of leadership under police chief larry brown. he was reinstated despite an ongoing investigation by sled. the nature of the investigation
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officials say majority of the officers quit and others have threatened to leave by monday. that is when brown is supposed to return to his duties. town council members decided the sheriff jay brooks will act as police chief while the department resolves staffing issues. >> we'll be here as long as it takes, a week, a month, a year, we'll make sure the citizens in pageland are safe and their streets are policed the way they want them to. >> a transition to a new day and get officers transitioned back in a format so we can move forward. we had a lot of difficulties in the pass. this too shall pass. >> reporter: right now there are currently five county deputies patrolling pageland, the city of pageland, sheriff brooks tells us deputies will be working on and off days to make sure
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area is patrolled. >> john: workers at duke energy are giving back going green, employees planting 120 trees at winterfield park in east charlotte. the company is teaming up with trees charlotte for the project. this is video of a tree planting event last month. trees charlotte hopes to plant more than 5,000 trees around the queen city this year. >> christine: we're just getting started here on wbtv. the justice department is getting involved now in the investigation in the fatal shooting of a man in minnesota, the announcement set to be made today. >> john: about to go to break but before we do, a quick check of weather temperatures. freezing in charlotte, 32, in fact around freezing or below freezing in most of the viewing area. 25 up in boone. 26 morganton, 34 in chester. a live look at i-77 at west boulevard, things are moving very smoothly. no significant issues along the
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bringing you the latest updates live from the alert center, thanks for choosing wbtv news this morning. >> christine: new for you this morning, the u.s. department of justice will review how officials in minneapolis responded to demonstrations after a black man was fatally shot by police last year. details of the review are expected to be released today. it comes about four-and-a-half months after 24-year-old jamar clark was shot and killed until what authorities say was a struggle with police. protesters staged an 18 day occupation outside the police station after the shooting. >> john: in campaign 2016, the republicans running for president will be taking stage in a debate tonight but one fewer candidate on the stage.
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tonight's debate in detroit. posting on facebook he sees no nomination. carson has not officially suspended his campaign, saying he will give more details about the future of the movement tomorrow. >> christine: president obama may be considering a former nominee. sources telling cnn the white house is considering jane kelly to replace the late antonin scalia. she serves in the u.s. court of appeals in cedar rapid, iowa. some republicans are pushing the president not to-to-nominate anyone, they argue his successor should make the nomination. >> john: 14 minutes after 5:00, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> al: john, don't be fooled, seeing snow in the mountains? that is not reaching the ground. the air is very dry in place but
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atmosphere is moistening up and as we widen out, the real precipitation is not falling now in the mountains counties, dry in king street in boone from, but it is cold up there. temperatures in the mid 20s this morning. let's look at futurecast as we go through time, lots of cloud cover, thickening up but any precipitation very spotty, light at best. now, at 12 noon still basically mostly cloudy and mainly dry for our entire viewing area. by 4:00, different story this, may be aggressive but the idea is that from west of 77 i think we have precipitation falling, by 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, certainly as we go in the night tonight, we will have rain and mountain snow. give you the amounts on snow in a couple minutes but here to tell you there is at least a winter weather advisory from wilkes and ashe county back through watauga, avery, mitchell, yancey, above 3500 feet. by late this afternoon, 37 degrees in and around boone, blowing rock, mixture of rain
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snow most likely the predominant precipitation source again, mainly above 3500 feet. below there it will be a mixture of rain and snow. in charlotte, we're going to be dry until very late this afternoon 3, degrees 35 this morning, 51 this afternoon, ten degrees below average. when we will be ten degrees above average, in the seven day planner, in a few minutes. right now check in with chris at 5:14, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. a live look, 277 the john belk, traffic heading toward you going up toward bank of america stadium, no problems here. very light traffic early on your thursday morning commute. we are, however, seeing a few slow downs on highway 74, independence boulevard as you make your way up toward albermarle road. as we come in center city, again, the brookshire, the john belk, 277, 77 through center city all looking good this morning. if you're coming in from
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providence road from the arboretum area, 16 minutes, 40 miles an hour, concord to center city, 20 minutes at 66. that's the check of the morning traffic, john, over to you. >> john: thanks, chris. next at 5:00, chick-fil-a wants families to spend more time together with no distractions. the challenge that could get you free ice cream coming up. >> christine: wbtv is always on your side, in your community
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>> christine: now 5:19. >> john: get over to kristen miranda, got new details on an
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in the alert center. >> kristen: want to show you this picture from turkish media. it shows the scene where this happened, go ahead and take a look. turkish media reporting two female attackers threw hand grenades and opened fire at a police special forces headquarters in istanbul. the same news agency saying that nobody was hurt in the attacks this morning which is good news. no motive for the attack known yet but kurdish rebels and militants of a far left organization have attacked police there in the past but it is an investigation underway right now because this just happened a short time ago, if i learn anything more i'll bring it to you right away. >> john: american airline is pushing to fly non-stop from charlotte to cuba. the airline applying for permission to fly with the u.s. government. once a day year around. all flights operate between the u.s. and cuba are charter flights. the u.s. department of transportation has the final say.
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sports authority is filing for bankruptcy and closing nearly a third of the stores. the store closings will take place over the next three months. a partial list of closings does not list any stores in the carolinas, however, the list has not been finalized so we will let you know if we see any changes to that. >> john: chick-fil-a is offering a challenge, and a treat for customers. stay off your phones while you eat and you'll get free ice cream. the promotion is available at locations across the country. the company says the goal is to reduce distractions during meal time. i think what they do is they have a box you put your cell phone in or how does it work -- >> christine: you get it at the end of the meal. that is a neat idea. >> al: no cheating then. >> christine: you can't say i'm going to get a drink and look at your phone. >> al: all about the ice cream. that might be the last thing you want this morning it is cold. temperatures are a lot colder this morning than where we have
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get you out there, if you take this at face value what is conklin talking about, snow is falling in the mountains, more than likely that is not reaching the ground i'm sure it is not. sensitivity of the doppler radar can pick up precipitation falling from the cloud base, that doesn't make it to the ground. but that said, we have an increase in cloud cover across our area this morning. company seei could see the stars and moon, we may start with sunshine but will fade and look at increasing cloud cover, by noon we have rain and precipitation breaking out in the mountains. that may be a little bit quick and i think this is also a little bit quick but an indication how far east the precipitation may spread by 4:00. i'd say anybody from i-77 westward is certainly fair game. east of there debatable how much of the rain will arrive until much later in the afternoon, especially in tonight. it will rain for all of us and we go over the amounts in a moment.
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you that starting at 4:00 this afternoon until 9:00 tomorrow morning. winter weather advisory above 3500 feet. below there, temperatures are only marginally cold enough to supply enough cold air for a little bit of snow, perhaps, around boone, blowing rock, west jefferson an inch or so. highest elevations, 2-4 inches on the tennessee line, particularly avery county, one of the spots we watch. this is out in stallings, dry conditions this morning, most of the day is going to be dry. east of the mountains. we'll have mostly cloudy skies, we have cloud cover this morning at 32, light breeze out of the north, good visibility, clouds will continue to increase and thicken. in the 20s this morning across the mountains, upper 20s to low 30s to about freezing pretty much everybody at freezing or below. look how much colder it is this morning. anywhere from 5, 15, 20, 25 degrees colder, a chilly day,
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the clouds that are coming in. the percentage change of precipitation is 40% in charlotte, by late afternoon. that really ramps up, 90% chance going in the night tonight. you can see where the precipitation is in earnest. anything breaking out in advance is just sort of little bit on the edges. but this is the real deal here and that is what is moving in our direction. let's go through futurecast, high pressure building offshore. tonight's low is over us, this is 8:00, rain, and as we go through the night tonight, rain, mountain know but tomorrow morning starting to dry out, plenty of sunshine as we go in tomorrow afternoon and for most of saturday and sunday, this weak disturbance will bypass us, may bring a few clouds but that is it. sunday looks mostly sunny. as far as precipitation goes outside the mountains, i look for no more than a third to half inch. won't be a hugely heavy rain event. once we get rid of the rain we're in good shape going forward. the seven day forecast, increasing clouds, rain arrives
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37 tonight with rain, mountain snow. tomorrow breezy, cool, 59 saturday and sunday looks great, 63 and look at this in the 70s next week, how about that, very nice pattern if you're not a fan of chilly weather. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here's chris, first alert traffic. chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. rolling in to your thursday morning commute, the john belk over to the brookshire, 277 looking just fine this morning. and most of our majors are are running in the green so 485 looks good. outbound a few slow downs there on i-85 over toward belmont this morning, but 77, 85 coming out of concord, kannapolis looking a-okay this morning. we were seeing slow downs inbound on 74 between wt harris and albermarle road, right now we're back in the green there, so let's check a few drive times just getting ready to start the commute this morning. here what is you can expect coming in from rock hill, 21
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concord to center city, 18 minute commute and lake norman southbound at 16 minutes, 64 miles an hour. that is a check of traffic, guys, back over to you. >> john: controversycontroversy over a move
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john carter, it's 5:30. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. get you caught up on the forecast some of you heading out the door, people take an umbrella? >> al: probably should, especially living or working or going to be west of i-77 at any point, no issues, other than the fact it is cold, totally dry, you won't have any issues driving on roads or anything like that. this afternoon, different story, talk about it, the real rain and snow is out to the west of us, it will take much of the day for this to arrive here, camera from central piedmont community college good-looking shot, crystal clear skies, great visibility early this morning. again, we're going to see clouds very quickly thicken up. in fact by 8:00, we're mostly cloudy, 35 degrees, light breeze out of the east, no chance for any precipitation. that changes by late this afternoon, rain on the way, maybe 40% chance by 4:00, but the rest of us will be seeing rain to the west and again there is a lot more coming our way.
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morning, and it will be very chilly day today but look at temperature trend, we'll talk about details, fill in the gaps on that going forward. you'll like it if you like warm weather. 5:31, here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. if you're leaving the house coming in from the lake norman area on 77, 15 minutes average speed there, 63-miles-per-hour. we're in the green davidson, cornelius, down to huntersville and all the way up to 485, inbound to center city looks good as well, providence road, wt harris, albermarle, no problems. down to the south, coming out of rock hill, 77 on northbound this morning, look at the current drive time, sitting at 21 minutes with an average speed there of 65 miles an hour. here is the live look, this is i-85 at 485, no problems here, volume is light and running


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