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hyde park neighborhood off beatties ford road yesterday afternoon. steve crump talked to the young woman's mother. steve, quite a frightening experience for that girl? >> that, it was. a very scary experience for that 18-year-old who was home alone and those four suspects came barging in the back door two with guns. nobody hurt but there is a lot of scars emotionally to deal with. >> she did not [inaudible] >> the damage from the back door speaks loudly. splinters and wood offer the telling reminders of the aggressive force used to gain entry. >> and they came in here. and then they took that and they took the plaque off the wall. >> the family does not want their faces shown or exteriors of their home photographed.
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the fact that material things like a television set and computers were ripped from their rightful places and their peace of mind was also snatched away. >> took my daughter's money and took my money. and stuff that cannot be replaced. >> for 50 years hyde park has been one of charlotte's most celebrated african-american communities and police say it's known for pride not crime. >> hyde park is very quiet. we don't spend as much time answering calls for service. >> long time residents here say the neighborhood is going through a timely transition. >> we have newcomers coming in. and you know, some of the property has become rental property. >> and cmpd continues to investigate the case, the victim's who live here offer a meaningful take away. >> look at your neighbor's house. look at the cars that are there. and it is ok to be nosey.
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saving somebody's life. >> now, that 18-year-old girl was not hurt. the ordeal lasted for 15 minutes. and when we talked to police earlier this afternoon they say there's low crime in hyde park. they only received six calls for service in the last 12 months. steve crump wbtv on your side. >> charlotte-mecklenburg police tonight looking for who shot and carjacked a security guard near johnson c. smith university overnight. the guard is in the hospital right now. he told police the shooter flagged him down on roslyn avenue and stole his toyota camry. that is the 6th shooting in charlotte since tuesday leaving one person dead and nine hurt. charlotte city councilors considering a request from kerr putney for more police officers after the spike in crime. pamela escobar is live at cmpd headquarters tonight with the recent incidents this week. it may feel like crime is getting worse.
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>> well, paul, i received new numbers from cmpd today. now, while this week is a violent week compared to this time last year overall assaults with a deadly weapon decreased by 6.2% involving guns. homicides are down. chief kerr putney asked council to pay for 125 new officers and 80 staff to deal with the growth in crime. councilwoman leads the community safety committee and said the model has been successful but they need more officers to build relationships in neighborhoods so they can be aware of it and work with the neighbors to find out where it's coming from. >> i think the prospects of them getting some of what they are asking for are good because we have identified this as the most important priority of the council. having said that the process is to turnover every stone and i know it's incredible that we don't have the money to pay for
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staff which is about $19 million. >> the budget process has to be complete by june. at that point, the police department will know how much money city council has been able to find to dedicate to safety. live here from police headquarters, pamela escobar wbtv on your side. >> thank you. police are relying on your help to make charlotte safer. if you have information about this week's shootings or any crime call crime stoppers... >> the rain system is due in the carolinas. here is video from mississippi. more than 100 homes are being evacuated in the town of clarksdale. people are taking boats to higher ground. that rain is on the way. but first we are dealing with the warm temperatures. >> we topped 80 today and we have a week to go before spring hits. here is chief meterologist, eric thomas in the first alert weather center. >> that official first day of
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and we hit and exceeded 80 for the first time this year. we will show you the numbers. 81. and look at the average high 62. almost 20 above average. and wow. just an amazing departure from the averages. here it is the cloud cover rolling over. we did not have pure sunshine. and the rainfall that will be time-frame. your hd towercam, the milky skies 75 and heading out for friday evening taking the family out for happy hour enjoy. down to 79 and 68 through 11:00 p.m. now, again, you will be dodging rain drops over the weekend. we will track that for you in the seven-day first-alert forecast. >> thank you. we are following a crime alert in gaston county. if you are a parent you will want to pay attention to this. police say someone is trying to lure children. gaston county police say a man approached a 12-year-old girl
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riding her bike. and police say he offered her money and tried to grab her arm. and she got away. and nikki says a man tried to lure her daughter on cloninger avenue an hour later. >> he blowed the horn. when he blowed the horn of course she turned around and looked and he is motioning for her to come to the car. >> the man is in a black car dodge dart. maybe you saw something call police. >> seven alleged members of the ms13 gang are scheduled to go on trial in charlotte. 37 people were indicted on charges in the gang roundup last may on charges including racketeering and murder. three indecided are still on the run and the rest inner ited guilty pleas. >> to campaign 2016 north carolina's primary days away and the candidates for president are making a push to win your votes. >> bernie sanders spoke to i apacked house in raleigh this
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>> many, many people stand up and fight back and tell us that our government belongs to all of us and not just a handful of campaign contributors. if that happens we are going to win here in north carolina and the other states as well. >> hillary clinton is leading sanders in the polls in north carolina. clinton is planning a campaign event in charlotte next week and she will be here monday and ted cruz will be at the drag way sunday. he is trying to cut into donald trump's lead in north carolina. >> for a moment let's look at that republican race. early voting for north carolina's primary ends tomorrow. wbtv's jamie boll is here with more what is at stake. >> well, a lot, paul. voters are going to play an important role in choosing who will be on the presidential ballot in the fall. why state lawmakers moved our primary date up. remember we used to vote in may and by then the races were decided.
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and where we are headed. this is all about the delegates. and as it stands right now, here on the republican side, you can see donald trump has 456 delegates in the bank. that puts him 37% of the way to the 1237 needed to secure the nomination. here is the rest of the board. ted cruz 356. marco rubio 148 and kasich with 52. up until now most delegates have been handed out on a proportional basis split up depending on the totals in each state that begins to change next week not here in north carolina we have 72 delegates up for grabs. but those will be divided. similar stories in illinois, and missouri. you can see the delegates at stake there. a different story when you get to florida and ohio. those states are going to have a combined 165 delegates up for stake.
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it is going to be a bruising fight as if it has not been already. a lot is going to be decided over the next week and we here in north carolina right in the middle of it all. >> good graphic thank you. we will be on your side with coverage of the primary tuesday. can you find the latest information and results on and reminder download the wbtv news app to find out the winner of the primaries as soon as the votes are tallied. >> next... >> two communities are racing to become towns in one of charlotte's fastest growing areas but for two different reasons. >> and i'm meteorologist eric thomas here comes the weekend and you can see it here comes the rainfall. how much we are expecting is part of your seven-day first-alert forecast.
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for you at 11:00 a woman found a shock collar on her pet after being at dogdy daycare and now the dog is scared to go back we are getting answers from the owner. and the story coming up at 11:00. >> see you then. community members in hickory are
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killed in a shooting at mcdonald's. happening in less than an hour. cody watts and ra shell lyle were shot on highway 321. they both died from their injuries. mountain grove baptist church will hold a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. this man 22-year-old eric yount is the suspect in that case. charlotte's growth is spilling over into surrounding communities. >> case in point, lancaster county is booming and it's leading to change. people in two areas indian land and van white are pushing for the communities to become incorporated towns. michael clark is looking into the push for incorporation and the impact. >> busy and growing indian land. the county does not have the capacity to manage the growth. >> and quiet he is secluded van white. >> quiet. >> it's not the tale of two cities but two communities
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>> we are in a petition gathering phase. >> richard dole is leading the charge for residents looking to turn indian land into a town. many feel the county cannot handle the growth the area is outnumbered on the council making decisions like allowing new neighborhoods and planning and zoning. >> it allow the people the right to dictate their future. >> jack will lives in van wik. >> telling us what to do. >> you can tell, a lot of neighbors do not want to be included in indian land for them it is not about controlling growth but preserving what is here. >> we incorporate ourselves because it's the only way under south carolina law we could protect ourselves from being sucked up by them. >> leaders say incorporation could bring more taxes and bureaucracy but it is a hot issue. >> at some point in time, it makes sense that indian land
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but in my opinion, i think it's premature. >> van wik is read to submit signatures. advocates for indian land are halfway done collecting the petitions they need and wonder if two newtowns are on the horizon. >> local governance is what this country was founded on the able two to dictate to your yourself. >> that is michael clark reporting. the council is trying to arrange a meeting in april between the groups. and we will keep you updated on the time and location. >> looking for a spring charlotte ranks high on the list of employers looking for help. according to the manpower employment outlook survey, 31% of employers in charlotte are looking to hire more employees between april and june. that is 9% higher than the national average of 22%. >> and let's check the traffic rush-hour with tonya rivens.
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sponsored by people's bank. here is a view of independence boulevard trying to find something clear around albemarle road or eastway drive. we have problems on independence. let's start with independence outbound near w.t. harris. lane clolores and congestion. monroe road is a great alternate route and you may see the red eastbound and westbound which means volume in this area. and in addition to that as we check another area of independence boulevard by pierson drive that is impeding the view. and another problem around this accident here. you can see medic still on the scene and the lane closures an accident in this area. independence boulevard and sardis road north. congestion as well. independence is moving slowly at the moment. safe travels back to you. >> have a great weekend and be safe. >> look outside. you can see the nice glow the magic hour as we call it. the gold and yellow. >> pretty. curious when we will see the
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here is chief meterologist, eric thomas with your weekend forecast. >> and i thought the magic hour was because your buddy is here. all right, well, let's get to it she is right. the twilight hughes of the -- hues of the sunsetting. the clouds are trying to block the sun but it was sneaking a peek. 76 . beautiful. if you are heading out this evening you saw the mid-70s down into the upper 60s through 11:00 p.m. and unless you are in the high country and here you are not below 60 at 11:00 p.m. really a delightful friday night if you are taking extra time with the family get out and enjoy. for now patchy cloud cover and this is live data and now the waiting game tips with the rain showing up in mississippi and alabama. chunk of that will work our direction.
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watching here watch, you have this little feature. you see that sliding down that is the book door cold front. doesn't look like it will get all the way here into the middle of our viewing area but close enough it will be an extra trigger for perhaps an isolated shower or two. and wait for the larger body of rain. and temperatures falling off very, very slowly over the next eight hours. you will be fine as you head out. and through the rest of the overnight and pull it back. a couple of things again there is that front that boundary i was talking about. and notice it's northeast of the viewing area and then we see this rain here over alabama and breaking up. and it looks like that will be targeting us for the day on sunday. meanwhile look at the forecast. this is out the door. cloudy and boy, you see the temperature 63. the average high temperature is 62 . and here it is above that at day break.
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today was 81 and we missed the record high which was 83. it was, indeed, a warm day. continuing then through the day on saturday. once again, this rain hanging around the gulf coast states and you see the chunks making their way through the ohio valley and we are getting a shower or two into the area but nothing organized and you will see the clouds and maybe the sun filtered a times as the temperatures are in the low 70s. and we are thinking at the airport maybe we will be closer to 72 . but overall you get the idea low to mid-70s and into the mountains we will be in the low 60s. and by your standards that is mild. and closer to 70 in the foothills. just about everybody will leave that 30% chance of rain. no wash-outs. low 7s in the piedmont and low to mid-70s in the upstate of south carolina and isolated
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you can get backup into the upper 70s. and now we take you into the sunday time-frame. and suddenly this is beginning to make progress here. notice your time 7:00 a.m. for sunday services we are not seeing widespread rain and then it starts to get more and more into the core of our viewing area. and mountains and foothills during the midday. and then you will see the boundary coming here with organized rain during the afternoon and then it will continue to slide off. sunday late things will start to dry out again. and the seven-day first-alert forecast, here you go. low 70s on saturday with the showers around. just here and there. but the better chance of rain will be on sunday. the upper-level low and that is really been the problem for the lower mississippi valley. just circulating more rain off the gulf of mexico that comes our way on monday. we get behind that and dry out
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end of next week. but it will be mild. that is the way it is right now. back to the studio. >> that is magical thank you. >> and the acc tournament action
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