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what voters hope to gain from these events. specific actions matthews board of commissioners could take tonight. good monday morning to you. i'm stephanie maxwell. >> and i'm john paul. those stories here in just a moment. first though, many waking up to fog this morning. meteorologist vicki graf joins us to tell us about the threats for storms today as well. >> this morning fog is going to be the problem. visibility are limited just north of charlotte from lincolnton, concord and boone. be on the lookout for that. keep on low beams and take it slow on the roads. however as we go throughout the afternoon, it is going to be warm and muggy and that is going to set the stage for strong, possibly severe storms later today. the storm prediction center has placed us under a slight risk for severe storms but the storms aren't going to get here until later in the day. any lingering showers we had overnight, those have cleared out. really we are looking at more
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threat for storms and the timeline of when they will arrive in your neighborhood, coming up. we begin with a major story we are following throughout the day. several presidential candidates will be making stops across north carolina. >> hillary clinton, bernie sanders and donald trump will all hold campaign events in the state. republican candidate donald trump will speak at lenoir- rhyne university. the event will be open to more than 1400 people. in the past week several protests outside trump's events have become violent. protesters are expected to show up starting at 6:00 this morning but the university is not taking any chances. university security officers are working with the hickory police department and u.s. secret service to make sure everyone is safe. >> i have every confidence in our community that we will handle this, whether you are pro trump or antitrump, that
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be able to have open dialogue which is what the university really wants to see happen. >> the doors will open in just about three and a half hours. seats are available on a first come first served basis. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will also be campaigning tonight. the two faced off at a town hall at ohio state. tonight hillary clinton will speak in uptown at 9:15. meanwhile sanders will hold a rally in university city at 4:30 this afternoon. doors will be opening three hours before that. supporters of both candidates say they are excited to hear their message. >> once people understand what bernie is about, then they will most definitely vote for him. >> she is not a perfect candidate for everyone. for me she is. >> we reached out to cmpd and both venues about their security plans for tonight and
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you can count on us to bring you complete team coverage starting at 5:00. north carolina voters will make several choices tomorrow. they will select picks for their party's nominee for president, governor and attorney general. voters will also decide on the $2 billion connect nc bond to fund education sewer and safety projects across the state. polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 bp. early voting is officially over and we are getting a look at the grand total for our area. officials say more than 56,000 people participated in early voting. here are the top three busiest early voting locations. 6000 were cast at south county library, and 4800 were cast at the morrison lie prairie. 4:34. today matthews town council could vote on a resolution to split from the charlotte- mecklenburg school district. this move comes as the cms board considers changing the student assignment plan. mint hill is also considering a
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town leaders say they want to make sure their students get the opportunity to stay in neighborhood schools. they say that would create stability and predictability for parents. huntersville cornelius they have all passed similar resolutions. they asked cms leaders to make sure every student has a seat in their neighborhood schools. lake norman's chamber of commerce sent a letter to the board requesting those same conditions. more than 70,000 people responded to a student assignment survey. which outlined the top three concerns. 80% of those surveyed said school staffing is most important to them. 75% said school environment. 67% said location. and how close those schools were to home. matthews board of commissioners meet tonight at 6:30 at the town hall. you can count on channel 9 to let you know what happens. >> the highway patrol is
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series of crashes involving 100 vehicles in alamance county. outside greensboro last night, more than 20 people were injured but no one was killed. the interstate was shut down for hours creating nearly six miles of back-ups but roads reopened around 11:00 last night. one driver said she was almost involved in the crash herself. >> the car in front of us came to a sudden halt. >> reporter: meteorologists say there were storms in the area but investigators have not said what they believe caused the original crash. starting today an intersection will close so work can be done on the blue line. a portion of j. w. clay boulevard and north tryon street will shut down 9:00 this morning. drivers with a suspended license can now apply to have suspensions lifted early. to qualify drivers must meet
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suspension and all fees have to be paid. the program through the week and aims to help suspended drivers with excessive points, those who operate an unlicensed taxi or uninsured car and drivers who got behind the wheel while their license was suspended. happening today officials will hold a public meeting on duke energy's coal ash clean up. the meeting will focus on the clicksafe sid steam station and the rogers energy complex. those are declared low risk and must be closed and capped by 2029. the meeting starts at 6:00 at the boiling springs town hall. the state is holding meetings in each county where duke has a coal ash pond. the allen steam plant is classified as a high priority site. which means the coal ash will have to be removed by 2019. a south carolina lawmaker wants a religious phrase placed in every school.
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impact some school leaders say this action could bring. the charlotte city council will vote whether to build on the eastland mall property. ahead at 4:45 the negative economic impact some say this could have on the community. friends and family are mourning a teen, killed in this crash. ahead at 4:40 what once within
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a man accused of shooting a woman in hickory sunday morning. >> madison more relevantly is charged. helen bomber was found suffering from a gunshot wound, she is in critical condition. a family is mourning a 16- year-old killed in this crash in watauga county. our partners at go blue ridge dot net sent us these pictures from the scene. brandon aldridge was killed
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embankment sunday afternoon. survived. immediately called 911. >> i'm guessing he just lost control of his car. >> reporter: the witness saw the teen swerve into oncoming traffic before the car flipped and hit a tree. troopers say the road was wet. students at winthrop university may be paying more this fall semester. the reason the school is considering raising student fees, but not tuition. a judge has thrown out a man's 30-year prison sentence. ahead at 4:45, the defense attorney's serious misstep that prompted the judge's decision.
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>> 4:44. a live look from our speedway camera. 66 degrees. fog developing in places. vicki graf will show us where. she is also tracking storms that will be coming through later today. she is going to time that out for us in just a few minutes. today charlotte city council is expected to vote on whether a school will be built where the old eastland mall will be. >> the city bought this 80-acre property back in 2012. now cms wants to build a k-
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some neighbors fear a school would deter new businesses from the area but others say students there need another option. tonight's meeting begins at 6:00 at the government center uptown. a trooper accused of shooting an unarmed man in columbia could go to court this week. trooper sean group soldier charged with assault and battery. he pulled over levar jones for not wearing a seat belt. prosecutors could call the case as soon as today. a judge has thrown out a man's 30-year prison sentence and conviction because his attorney slept during the trial. that attorney was in former north carolina lawyer nick mackey. the appellate judge in virginia overturned the case friday, citing testimony from other attorneys and jurors. one said mackey slept morning and evening for 30 minutes at least. the suspect was serving time in prison on drug and prostitution
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county sheriff in 2007, he won the race but the decision was overturned by the state democratic party. he also pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge after failing to show up for a client's trial in 2007. we have called the number listed for mackey's office but have not heard back. police in cabarrus county are searching for a suspect wanted in two separate bank robberies. he has sunglasses on. both happened sunday. they were 10 minutes part. the first was wells fargo on highway 49 south and the second was the bank on highway 49 south. leaders meet wednesday to continue talking about the city's budget. cmpd has requested 125 additional police officers and 80 cmpd support staff positions. that is a nearly $17 million request. leaders say trimming expenses
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we are also exterran holdings a tax increase could be considered. also happening this week, boone town council will vote on whether to buy a $4.7 million piece of land which borders the south fork new river. council will vote march 17th on whether to purchase this land near the county's brookshire park. the cost. as mentioned earlier we are morning. meteorologist vicki graf is here to look at the forecast and that includes storms late year that's right. and it is quieted, as far as storms are concerned right now on live early warning doppler 9. we did have downpours that pushed through last night. we are going to keep the threat for more storms tonight. they won't get here until later in the day. early this morning, fog is a problem and that is keeping visibility limited from boone, statesville, lincolnton and shelby. turn on your low beams and take it slow on the roads.
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and as we head toward midday, we will see more breaks in the clouds with partly cloudy skies today. another warm and muggy day. by 5:00, for your evening drive, some spotty showers but they will be few and far between. we are looking at 8:00 or 9:00, when we start to see this heavier line of downpours pushing through and some could contain storms that are strong to possibly even severe. i just showed you the storm prediction center has placed us under a slight risk for severe storms as we go throughout the day. our main threat will be heavy rain in some of the isolated storms, and you can't rule out hail and damaging winds as well. so keep an eye to the skies, be prepared for quickly changing weather conditions and make sure you have your wsoc-tv weather app handy. it is a warm start to the day. upper 50s to low 60s and we have been dealing with summer-
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we'll see that again today. by 9:00, 63 degrees, still patchy fog mainly on the back roads. by midday though, 72 degrees and with the sunshine we will see today, we'll see highs closer to 78 in the charlotte area so stillwell before average. your neighborhood forecast for the mountains, some patchy fog and warmer in the mid-60s with scattered showers and also isolated storms as we go throughout the afternoon. so the bottom line is, keep the rain gear handy as we head through the evening hours. coming up in the next half hour, i'll breakdown your hour by hour forecast for tonight and that is when we have the best chance for seeing some of the strong, possibly severe storms. the rain does clear out overnight and we are looking at sunshine and low 80s for tomorrow and wednesday. by thursday for st. patrick's day a slight chance for showers. you'll notice later in the week and looking ahead to flexion weekend, always in view, not quite as warm. 60s, also tracking the possible
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>> it won't be as warm as we saw this weekend. >> going from 80s to 60s. two seasons in one week. now. happening today unc president margaret spelling will be in charlotte to answer questions about the bond proposal and student affordability and achievement. the $200 million bond would give $90 million to build a state of the art science lab. here's video from spelling's first day on the job earlier this month. as you can see, dozens of students were protesting. they claimed spelling was elected in secret and her record shows she is more concerned with politics than students. steps to combat heroin abuse and overdoses.
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cific action they if you're doing everything rightbut find it harder and harderto get by, you're not alone. while our people worklonger 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 taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economyand democracy that works for all
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the powerful few. we have potential for storms this afternoon. some of which could be strong to severe. it is not going to get here until later tonight and clearing out our main threats include isolated storms containing heavy rain at times, can't rule out damaging winds and hail so keep an eye to the skies today. presidential candidates will be in north carolina today ahead of the state's primary that is tomorrow. ahead at daybreak, completed team coverage of today's events. plus the steps one venue is taking to make sure people are safe. weather and traffic every 10 minutes.
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if you're doing everything rightbut find it harder and harderto get by, you're not alone. while our people worklonger 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 taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economyand democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. north carolina will take center stage for presidential candidates hoping to get voters ahead of tomorrow's primary. the steps police are taking to
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channel 9 has team coverage of today's rally. joe bruno will be live in hickory where donald trump will host his town hall. good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm john paul. >> i'm stephanie maxwell. >> first you might want to grab an umbrella on the way out the door this morning. let's check in and get your first forecast from meteorologist vicki graf in severe weather center 9. good morning. >> reporter: we have the threat for showers and even possibly stronger storms later today. they'll get here really after sunset this evening we are under a slight risk from the storm prediction center for strong to even severe storms as we go throughout the day. this morning though, fog is a problem and that is keeping visibility limited. it is tough to see on the roads in lincolnton and shelby, also from statesville, concord and boone. so take it slow and turn on the low beams. for your bus stop forecast, patchy fog will be a problem
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don't have to worry about the winner coat this morning. throughout the day, highs get being into the upper 70s. it will be muggy. the heat and humidity will lead to the threat for storms tonight. i'll have the timeline on when you could see downpours arriving in your neighborhood. let's get a look at the morning drive with mark. later this morning at 9:00 there is going to be restrictions up in the area, happening on north tryon, trying to get on j. w. clay. no left turns. that is currently the case on harris boulevard as well. so in the area, lots of restrictions. again this starts at 9:00, going to last for two weeks. mccullough drive that is how you are going to get around that. other than that, it is quiet as we look at drive times from the university area to uptown, 64 miles per hour heading southbound.


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