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up at pnc music pavilion in charlotte. hillary clinton will speak at charlotte's grady cole center later tonight. our reporters are covering all of today's events. michael clark begins our clufer raj. bernie sanders was here and he talked about a range of issues. everything from race, gender and equality. now, the senator spent time talking about the economy and his plan to raise the minimum wage and improve healthcare coverage. supporters today were between 18-21 years old. a key demographic for sanders and he continues to try to appeal to the young voters and struck a chord that the country needs to invest in jobs and education not jails and incarceration. he thinks he can defeat hillary
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talked about his plan to use wall street to pay for college tuition. >> our job is to create the best educated society in the world. not a country that has more people in jail. >> now, sanders wrapped up and will head to st. louis next on the campaign trail and made two stops in ohio today. much more from the rally at wbtv news at 11:00. michael clark wbtv on your side. >> thank you. and sanders is hoping for an upset here in north carolina. the most recent poll from public policy polling gives hillary clinton a lead over sanders 56% to 37%. but a poll sponsored by high point university gives sanders the advantage among voters under 35. 60% compared to 30% for clinton. >> hillary clinton is headed into charlotte and spent the
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states holding primaries tomorrow. clinton says she is the right candidate to take on donald trump. >> being well prepared to take on the not only wrong-headed statements but the dangerous ones that he has put out, that will hurt our country around the world because i was secretary of state, i know what is at stake for american leadership around the world. >> sara-blake morgan is live tonight where mtdz clinton is supposed to speak. >> clinton is not expected to take the stage until about 9:15 but people are waiting to get in. and i walked down the line to gauge who is here. lots of women and especially lots of young women which is good news for the clinton campaign because of the trouble she has had getting the younger voters to the polls. the former first lady and secretary of state coming this evening from illinois where she
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and while she was in raleigh, it is the first time clinton is appearing in charlotte. now, of course, her husband bill clinton speaking for her in greenville, north carolina. you may remember his appearance at johnson c. smith university last week. and recent polls have clinton leading bernie sanders here in north carolina by nearly 20 points but this campaign is certainly not taking those numbers for granted. they are trying to show up here. and you can see lots of people are showing up for her. sara-blake morgan wbtv on your side. >> thank you. and turning to the republican race, the polls out of north carolina give donald trump a commanding lead. >> he appeared in hickory today at an event with governor chris christie with interruptions from protestors in the crowd. christian flores was inside the event and joins us. christian how was the crowd today? >> maureen, the line for trump's
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night and went on for blocks but supporters were not the only ones in line. protestors snuck into the rally. during the rally three groups caused a disruption and were kicked out. police officers had written six citations for protestors. charges from disorderly conduct to obstruction. what started the protests was trump's stance on how he is going to make mexico pay for the wall. that is one of the topics that he addressed most today. >> we cannot allow people into our country that we don't know anything about them. we don't know where they come from, who they are. they have no paperwork. they have no nothing. >> trump leads ted cruz by 90 delegates ahead of tomorrow's primary election. wbtv on your side. >> thank you. and ted cruz is hoping to snag his share of delegates in north
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said this was a two-man race between him and donald trump. >> and i think it is exactly backwards when donald trump demands of the people that they raise their hand and pledge their support of him. that is an action kings and queens demand of their subjectsment. >> cruz was in concorde rallying voters at the zmax drag way. john kasich and marco rubio are spending time in their home states of ohio and florida ahead of tomorrow's primaries. we will bring you coverage on air and on and make sure to download the news app to get the result as they come in. >> former charlotte mayor cannon will be in court this week to face a charge of voter fraud. he is serving time in prison in west virginia for taking bribes while in office. he voted after his conviction and that is what triggered the charge. as of right now, cannon is scheduled to be released from
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2017. >> tonight the new president of the north carolina's university system says she is up for the job despite critics. some students and faculty protested the selection of margaret spellings they fear she will lead the system into the wrong direction. dedrick russell caught up with spellings and she took the job on march 1. what is her first priority? >> well, paul, her first priority is to get a $2 billion bond passed and the sighence building would -- science building would get replaced and try to convince students she is not who they claim she is. >> you know give me a chance. >> those are the words president margaret spellings uses when talking about students who argue she is not the right fit for the unc system. protestors fear her past work at a for-profit college shows she is all for raising tuition but
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keep tuition affordable. >> i think once people get to know me and understand my long time commitment and passion for public education in our country and at the state level they will see that i've put my money where my mouth is. >> while the president gets to know students she wants them to vote for the $2 billion connect north carolina bond referendum. if approved, unc charlotte's science building would get replaced. students say the building is old and needs to go. >> the first day of class, a student went to put a desk down and it broke. >> look... in this classroom all ceiling tiles have been removed. they kept getting damaged because of rain and now pipes are wrapped and this tube is used to drain the water into this bucket. students say a new $90 million science building will make a difference. >> i will be able to be more focused as opposed to me looking around and seeing wow this
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>> the science building cannot handle the technology needed while students wait for a new building they will continue to protest the new president. here is how she will deal with them. >> go see them in their home institution and begin a dialogue with them. >> the new president believes one that dialogue starts students will find they have a lot in common. that begins tomorrow as the president will meet with students and we are told a protest is planned for tomorrow afternoon. live at unc charlotte, dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> here is more information about that $2 billion bond that voters will decide on tomorrow. the bond is designed to fund education and parks, safety, recreation, water and sewer infrastructure as well. >> mailers blasting a state representative are flooding local mailboxes.
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we are tracking secret money in local races. >> we have a couple strong thunderstorms across the carolina mountains and monitoring to see if they get closer to charlotte part of your seven-day first-alert forecast.
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for you new at 11:00 the town of matthews looking to break away from charlotte-mecklenburg schools and form their own district. the mayor says cms is too big and the action the town is making to make the split a reality. >> and following breaking news, a car into a building on independence boulevard right now. let's go to our alert center and alex giles. >> a troubling sight and this just happened. you can look at this video interesting site. a car went into this verizon store and the vehicle is in the store right now. that is how hard it went into the building. not sure about injuries. police on scene talking to the folks but the front window right under the logo it looks like it's blown out and that is where the vehicle entered that
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not sure about if anybody was hurt and how this happened. this is vers sob wireless store in southeast charlotte near margaret wallace road. wow. crazy sight. got to hope everybody is all right. and the police are taping off the building right now. if we get information we will update you. >> mailers sent out by a group in a local primary race prompted a complaint. >> the group behind the mail remained a secret until after it hit the mailboxes one lawmaker filed a complaint with the board of elections accusing that group of breaking the law. nick ochsner is shining a light on the group and others like it injecting money into local races. >> mailboxes in stanly county are flooded with a sea of red and yellow mailers attacking justin bird sent by a group called the conservative future fund.
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organization who is funding the organization. >> we talked it was unclear who was behind the group. since then documents filed show the conservative future fund is funded by jay fayson and a business linked to bill graham. in an e-mail an attorney told on your side investigates the group has not brony laws broken any laws. groups like these are on the rise. >> how prevalent is it for these dark money groups to be involved in the political process? >> it's more and more prevalent. there are as regulations have gotten weaker and enforcement has gotten weaker, more and more groups setup in new and different ways to try to influence the political process while making it as hard as possible to figure out who they are and what they want. >> noah with crew in washington tracks groups like these across
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>> there is secret money driving politics and affecting policy. >> bird's race is not the only campaign tracking money, in cabarrus county larry pittman faced spending from cabarrus county jobs now. and in wake county, the how's lead budget writer faced a flood of money from a group called stop son -- nelson the group delayed the filings to hide investors and violated state law by sending mailers before filings of the necessary paperwork. >> what is your message to whoever it is sending the mailers? >> well, i think they are cowards. >> nick ochsner wbtv on your side. >> right now, it is time to head to tonya rivens and see how the roads look. >> let's check in in statesville. iredell county. 40 westbound by 149 is closed
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well. westbound a lot of problems. the great thing is the alternate route would be to hop on 64 or 70. a lot of people impacted by the situation. and check around the area, things cleared out after a busy start. seven-eight incidents and better news that road closure at freedom cleared out. there's debris in the roadway at berry hill and freedom but the road has opened and a little bit of stop-and-go traffic on wilkinson boulevard and morehead as the traffic recovers from earlier with the utility pole down. on the dot system i-77 starting to smooth out a bit as well. safe travels back to you. >> a hot day on the roads as we are close to 80. and looking at the blustery conditions outside. clouds and wind. but not like the that neighbors in the mountains. >> the and the wind picking up
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here is eric thomas. >> it looks like if the storms come in the biggest threat would be large hail and this thunderstorm in greenville that is the biggest concern there. this is an hour away from nipping the western side of our area. and let's concentrate on the storms here and now. up here into the northern end of the viewing area and it's heavy showers right now across watauga county and once you get up into ashe county it is a different story. in fact let's move up to the virginia border and we'll zoom in a little bit closer to get you street-level because we have a the of lightning and we are very, very concerned here at wbtv the first alert weather center about the danger of lightning. and a couple of lightning strikes leftover here in the highway 16 corridor and the movement is off to the northeast. you folks around corey bridge road as well you are coming into this.
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and that is the only came in town in terms of active thunderstorms and then we take you over tennessee and kentuckyment you see this rotation? that is the disturbance and it is flaring thunderstorms up as far south as greenville. and that is the core of the disturbance moving through the next 12 hours and you will see the worst of it does stay off to the north but dynamics with the unstable air enough that could flare-up. and a thunderstorm or two across the area before we calm down tonight. and the weather net 74 . closer to charlotte you will see how the clouds are building up. and future-cast, this might be a bit over done but you get the idea that thunderstorms are on the table through 9:00 p.m. certainly they are coming right down slicing through i-77 corridor. and look how quickly moving off to the east at 35-40-miles-per-hour at 11:00
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a couple of thunderstorms 67 at 9:00 p.m. and 64 through 11:00 p.m. and it's mild outside and that is the case overnight as the storms move away. your forecast in the morning very quiet weather map. 56 . things are going to change-over the next 12 hours. you will not have any disruptions in the morning. and we will pull the map out through tuesday and that is a quiet carolina map until we start to see a boundary get in here and that not until wednesday night into thursday. and the temperatures are great. if you like the mild weather backup to 80 in charlotte. we will be closer to 70 in the high country. you are the only folks that have a chance for a wrap around shower. outside of the mountains it's sunshine and more warm weather. upper 70s to 80 in the foothills. low 80s in the piedmont and a lot of sunshine with low 80s in the upstate of south carolina. here it is i mentioned that disturbance trying to get in
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there is your 20% chance. again late wednesday, wednesday night and probably best chance thursday morning. really i think it stays out of most people's way and outside of that a boundary in here saturday, sunday. showers again and look what happens on the backside of it. 30s? and mountain snow back in the forecast? so, yes it will be a spring. and that is the way it is right now. >> thank you.
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straight. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all.
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there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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the hornets are on a seven-game winning streak. hornets shoot for eight straight here at home hosting the mavericks. one of the reaps for the success is the play of walker named the eastern conference player of the week led them to a 4-0 record. he was second in the cop fence in scoring, 27.8 per game and he led the east in three point field goals. the second time getting the honor and fourth time in his career and he is fired up because the huskies are in the big dance. and four teams from north carolina will be dancing this week. ... now, matter of fact it will be duke and unc wilmington in first round play thursday. blue devils tip-off coverage
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the tar heels are in first round play thursday night at 7:15 taking on the winner of the florida gulf coast matchup. playing tomorrow in the first four. and golf news, rory mci willry will play in the wells fargo championship. and he is the only golfer to have won the title twice at quail hollow. and he broke 11 records last year. currently ranked number two in the world won four majors and anka rear titles. and the championship is this year may 2-8. rory ran away. it is a thing of beauty to watch him swinging the club. and let's see if he will win it three times. and all your national and local sports news go to the wbtv
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back with if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxexe
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ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. one more look at the seven-day first-alert forecast low 80s the next couple of days and little chance of rain after
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>> 80s down to 30s. >> pelley: on the eve of the high-stakes primaries, getting out the vote and tossing out the protestors. >> get 'em out of here. get 'em out of here. >> the rhetoric he uses is irresponsible. >> that's a toxic environment. it's not healthy. >> pelley: also tonight, what has isis done with two million people? holly williams speaks to survivors of a city cut off from the world. a tornado carves through a
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and mr. hamilton goes to washington. broadway makes history at the white house. alexander hamilton captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we're coming up on the most critical primaries yet, five big states tomorrow. and for the first time the republican winner will take all of the delegates and n two of in florida, our cbs news battleground tracker poll shows donald trump leading senator marco rubio two to one on rubio's home turf, so tomorrow could be good-bye, rubio, tuesday. and it's do-or-die for governor john kasich in his home state, ohio. he and trump are essentially tied there. overshadowing all of this is the continuing problem of protests and occasional violence at trump rallies.


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