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have a great day. >> john: next on wbtv news this morning, charlotte mayor jennifer roberts speaking about calls in raleigh about the non-discrimination order, why she says it is a bad idea. four of the republicans running for president, the attacks against each other, specifically donald trump. this broadcast sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: good morning, welcome to wbtv news this morning you made it to friday, march 4th, good to have you with us, i'm john carter. >> al: i'm metereologist al conklin. john, we have snow in the mountains. >> john: avery county schools
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only closing delay we know of. if anything changes, you'll find the latest information right here and on >> al: i have a feeling this may be one or two more before the morning is over. snow in the mountains this morning. show you what is going on, this system not real strong, not real big, reporting from boone of about two inches but the roads are wet. that is king street in boone look at the street lamp. the snow continues to fall up there. again the main roads are just wet right now. the temperature is only right at freezing in boone, back roads could be a little slick, again, avery county schools operating on two-hour delay, we'll hear what watauga and perhaps alleghany and ashe have to say later on. 34 at morganton and hickory over to statesville. 38 in charlotte, 39 right in lancaster, rock hill, monroe, 40 in wadesboro. wind up seeing a decent amount of sunshine even in the
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for some sun. in charlotte and piedmont, mostly sunny, seasonal day, high of 57. what the weekend looks like and beyond, that part of the forecast in a couple minutes. back over to you. >> john: thanks a lot, al. charlotte mayor jennifer roberts is criticizing lawmakers who want to overturn the city's non-discrimination ordinance. the mayor tweeted it would hurt job and tourism growth. the house speaker tim moore called it an imminent threat to public safety. he says he had requests from more than three-fifths of house members who want a special session to deal with the so-called bathroom ordinance. it objection spanneds protections for people in the lgbt community including allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. >> the idea that grown men and young girls should use the same bathroom and middle school boys and girls should share locker facilities defies common sense. and puts children and families
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this is crazy. >> my lee action is reaction is the press conference is crazy. an extensions ordinance change. >> the ordinance is set to take effect april 16th. 16th -- april 1st. the first republican presidential debate after super tuesday was a slug fest with two of the three trailing candidates jabbing donald trump. as paul cameron reports, protesters made their voices heard. >> the gop debate on the fox newschannel quickly turned to a shouting match. >> don't worry about it little marco, i will. >> let's hear it big donald. >> don't worry about it, little marco. >> marco rubio was asked why he has gone negative in recent weeks.
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be attack attacked that way. >> ted cruz accused of bank rolling lig ral politicians >> donald trump has written checks to hillary clinton not once, twice, three time, the ten person. >> the last person hillary clinton wants to face is donald trump. >> not only did he field atabs inside the theater but protests chanted dump trump. >> he's no good. >> this is cleaner than trump, not have youle garlic he is. own record. >> you seem to be the adult, people say, on the stage. >> they will challenge him to the finish line. reporting. wbtv the only tv station to question north carolina governor pat mccrory after he ordered the dot to reevaluate the i-77 toll lane plan. a subsidiary of cintra, the company building the i-77 toll
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highway in texas. yesterday, mccrory expressed doubt about the financial stability of cintra. >> what we're doing is a thorough review of what the action in texas entails and how it may or may not impact the north carolina project. >> highway in texas was at the center of on your side investigation two weeks ago. we uncovered cintra's track record of failed roads across the united states. of the four roads the company operates, three have gone bankrupt, or sold amid financial troubles. mccrory's transportation secretary will head to texas monday to meet with cintra executives. inmate who walked away from a pre-release center in rock hill is back in custody this morning. zachary reeves was caught in georgia. he was caught at a school where he is accused of taking money and a gun. before his escape serving eight years for second degree burglary. will now be extradited back to
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two teens face charges after police in salisbury say they attacked an elderly woman. happened on faith road. the two teens knocked her to the ground trying to grab her purse. a bystand irrelevant tackled one of the teens to the ground, held them until police arrived. the woman has a bump on the head. no word on the names of the teens or what charges are being filed. charlotte-mecklenburg police say a 13-year-old is one of three people who robbed a 7-eleven convenience store on monroe road. police says mar quick n e-zed a i done and ashanti jackson were charged. they went in the store, pulled out a gun stealing cash and cigars from the register. no one was hurt. law enforcement descend on quiet neighborhood in mint hill not because a crime happened but because they want to be happen if and when it does.
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deployment team spent the week in mint hill training 20 agencies. yesterday they put the training to work with a real scenario in a real neighborhood. sarah blake morgan has behind the scenes look. >> reporter: officers canvassing missing posters in hand. this is not a sight anyone wants to see in their own neighborhood. especially when it involves a child. >> we consider this a low probability but high impact crime. >> thursday morning the stage was set in mint hill, a teen had been abducted. >> molly a white female, 13 years of able. >> clock was everything. >> time is critical when you have a missing child. >> scenario is not real but f.b.i. agents want to mike it look as life-like as possible. if and when something like this really does happen, their local and state partners will know exactly what to do. >> officers aren't able to train on child abduction cases that often. bringing in agents that worked in multiple abductions have an expertise in the techniques to
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>> this week the f.b.i.'s child abduction rapid deployment team trained and tested more than 20 law enforcement agencies from across the state. >> we have to be able to ensure that we are prepared before hand so we know each step that we need to get started on. >> in a real scenario, we would be there, too. that is why the f.b.i. asked us to step in and ask questions. >> how confident are you you will find the girl safely. >> these are stressful event, tough on the most veteran law enforcement agents and police officers. >> reporter: real life training they will be ready but never eager to use. >> no agency can go it alone including the f.b.i. >> in mint hill, sarah blake morgan, wbtv on your side. >> it has been deployed 100 times in the u.s. and abroad. this is the first time the training has been offered in north carolina. an outpouring of support for the family of a child who died
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what people in indian lan are doing to help the family. 4:39, 21 minutes before 5:00.
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>> john: 18 minute the before 5:00. wbtv is always on your side bringing you the latest headlines from around the world. our mark davenport is in the alert center you told us you want news first, this is where it comes from.
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know before you head out the door as they come in. not scripted, because they are getting them as they come in. we'll check in with mark in a moment. a community is rallying around the family of this little boy who was killed in a bicycle accident this week. seven-year-old bryson mcsweeney wasn't wearing a helmet when he rode through a stop sign and hit a car in indian land. alex giles tells us how the neighborhood is helping the family. >> reporter: neighbors in the glen law rule community were afraid his family would not only be overcome with grief but be hit with medical bills and funeral expenses at the same time. that is why they wanted to step in and help out. >> myself as a mother driving down the road every day i could have either been easily the one that was driving the car, or i could have easily been the mother whose kid was hit. >> dozens in the community came together for a special meeting this week, deciding they needed to do something for mcsweeney's family. they raised thousands of dollars
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active less than a day, neighbors have planned to bring the family meals for weeks to come. community members say the experience has been rough on the whole neighborhood. neighbors recognize this could have happened to any of them. they wanted to give back to those feeling the most pain right now. >> a wonderful community, a caring community. i've never seen such outpouring of people in all my life. >> neighbors say they are not just helping out bryson mcsweeney's family, also for the driver of the car, involved in the tragic accident, too. reporting in indian land, alex giles, wbtv on your side. >> john: still ahead on wbtv news this morning, a man is allowed out of jail in mecklenburg county despite being a repeat offender, what court watchers want done.
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>> john: 4:46, hey, this is just in a head's up, ashe county schools are now operating on a two-hour delay this morning. that is ashe county schools. two-hour delay. that is along with avery county schools on two-hour delay. this is an interesting case here in mecklenburg county, jakieran harris got a chance to get out of jail while waiting for his case to make it through the court. on the condition he showed up for future court dates.
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our coleen harry has a follow-up on a story we boat you boat you a boat you a few weeks ago. >> red flags were on this individual. >> court watchers say they are angry tonight, they have been trying to monitor harris since early february when charlotte-mecklenburg police arrested the 20-year-old on gun charges. harris was being held on $40,000 bond. despite his previous arrest record, and multiple charges including interfering with electronic monitor, a judge let harris out of jail with no bond. and referred him to the county program pre-trial services. harris had to make weekly phone calls to his case manager and show up for his court appearances. >> mr. harris did not show up to court on his february 23rd court day. >> tonight, he's on the run. pretrial services says they
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and danger to community. they say they thought supervision would be enough to keep him in line. >> mr. harris didn't do, didn't hold up his end of the bargain and the process worked, a warrant has been issued, he has been revoked from the program. >> the fact remains, ten days, no one has been able to track harris down. works? >> it worked because he was given a chance, he had a contract that outlined his conditions of release and didn't follow them. >> in our opinion, pretrial gives offenders more of an opportunity than they deserve. >> court watch founder marcus philemon says harris should not have gotten another chance. >> cut off electronic monitor in the past. no regard for the law, no regard for his release terms. >> john: that was coleen harry reporting. pretrial says harris will be banned from the program for a minimum of two years. snow yesterday caught many folks by surprise. our kristen hampton one of many
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our newsroom was flooded with calls and videos. other neighborhoods saw flakes as well. snow in cornelius along lake norman. very light, didn't stick, but not a bad side to see. i was looking at, up in boone it is snowing now. how about a live look from scott clark hd tower cam. no snow in charlotte. could i be a meteorologist? >> al: another couple years of training in college, sure, john. try it. 47 degrees, there is no way anything was going to stick in charlotte. but again a couple flakes around yesterday, then rain overnight. that system is now pushing away from us and high pressure is building in, that will be the dominant source of weather for probably the next 24-36 hours. let's get you out there and show you what is going on, there is a little bit of snow in the north and still coming in our mountain counties. other than that, things will be settling down as we go through the morning.
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bit of snow in the mountains, by 8:00, a lot of clouds giving way. that may be aggressive i certainly think by mid-day, a lot of sunshine east of the mountains, by this afternoon, mostly sunny. more seasonal. yesterday, only 47, we should tack on ten degrees to that later today. dry right now, there was a spritz or sprinkle, streets outside the mountains are dry. a little damp and cool, a lot of cloud cover, 38 right now with the dew point of 35, humidity level is high, north breeze behind our system will dry us out as we go through the day today. temperatures mostly in the 30s. outside the mountains, also mostly above the freezing mark. 34 statesville, westward, hickory, morganton at freezing in the mountains, 39 rock hill, monroe, 37 here in charlotte. for today, start out at 39 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, increasing amounts of sunshine.
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should be mostly sunny this afternoon. high of 57, fairly close to average this time of year. going forward, 60 tomorrow, 63 sunday, in the 70s next week, a nice turn around on the way here if you like the warmer weather. high pressure build in today and tonight. tomorrow we will start with a little bit of cloud cover, by afternoon there might be a couple spritzes and sprinkles, especially farther north you are as the weak system goes through, high pressure will build in behind it. sunday is probably the prettier day of the weekend and warmer day of the weekend but rain chances remaining very low on saturday and really throughout most of the next seven days. i don't see more than 20% chance of rain coming our way. for today, clouds give way to sunshine, 57 this afternoon, clear to partly cloudy tonight, colder, low of 34. sunshine, 60. very small chance of shower, no rain in the sunday forecast, 63. 66 on monday and at least 70 next week.
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you at the top of the hour. >> john: north carolina health officials are investigating more cases of the mumps. the number of possible cases here in our area. 4:52. all right, 3:15. k, you better watch out boys, i'm on a hot streak today. what's that? wait. what's that? man, that's just the ice cream truck. you ain't got nothin. we got time. you don't got time. i've got time. no you don't. [arguing] look at that! ahhhhhh! we at time warner cable need to apologize to you. we no longer offer an excuse to bet on when we'll arrive. we're making a bunch of changes at time warner cable. not only will we give you a one-hour arrival window, but our new tech tracker feature will alert you with the exact time we'll get there.
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>> john: 4:54, funeral services held today for a man shot and killed by a police officer in raleigh. a new report says akiel denkins pulled a gun from his waistband when officer dc twitty tried to arrest him during a drug stop. the officer fired several shots,
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forearm and shoulder, he died and his death sparked protests and the naacp is supporting the family. learning more about the case of a man charged with murder in the death of his mother here in charlotte. irwin feldman is accused of killing ina feldman in 2014. a search warrant shows on the night of her death, her son irwin drafted a list of his mother's assets and intended to distribute them to family members. a life insurance policy was not on the list. police learned ms. feldman did have a policy and proceeds were paid to irwin. the warrant states there is biological evidence linking irwin feldman to the crime scene. a woman now charged with three counts of murder in a triple homicide in gaston county. crystal gambino was originally charged with killing her husband giovanni. now you a accused of geoffrey
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a caller says crystal admitted killing her husband after she caught him cheating with another woman. ism appears the victims met online. we now know the name of a pedestrian killed in a hit and run in east charlotte. police say 51-year-old jose gutierrez was hit and killed monday morning. the driver is charged with driving while impaired and felony hit and run. the number of mumps cases in north carolina is growing. there are six confirmed cases in the state. nine probable cases in mecklenburg and iredell counties. health officials say some of the people have recovered and are not infectious. the health department says the most recent cases do not appear to be connected to the previous ones we have been telling you about. coming up at the top of the hour, governor pat mccrory talks to wbtv about the company operating the toll lanes being built on i-77. his reaction to news that the company filed for bankruptcy.
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>> al: john, right now the last night's rain moved out, but we're getting snow in the mountains, couple schools operating on delay up there. we'll talk about that plus the weekend forecast. chris? >> chris: al, the friday morning rush hour, looking good early on friday morning we'll keep an eye on that.
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hope a >> mark: , a cargoes in a this broadcast sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: now at 5:00, mayor jennifer roberts firing back at calls for lawmakers to overturn charlotte's non-discrimination ordinance why she says the move would hurt the city. >> kristen: charlotte-mecklenburg school board members are
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how the search will be different from the last one in 2014. >> john: welcome to wbtv news this morning at 5:00 it is friday, march 4th, good to have you with us, i'm john carter. >> kristen: i'm kristen miranda in for christine sperow. those stories plus mark davenport is following headlines in the alert center. >> mark: this is local, we're working on a car into a building, near 485 near the park, a car went in the rite aid, we'll get you live pictures in a few minutes. >> kristen: mark, thank you. ashe and avery county schools on two-hour delay. you can find the latest delays information at >> john: it has been snowing in boone, let's get things started with charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, al conklin. >> al: knowing throughout the night in the mountain -- snowing throughout the night in the mountain counties. rain now moved out, that low pressure system down on the beaches moving away, high pressure back to the west is building in, that will be the main dominating factor for the next 24-36 hours.


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