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questions he would not answer them. >> statement that i have is that total statement. >> nick tennison's comments following a day of meeting lasted less than a minute and included no details. he was in austin to see how sentra's toll projects fared. >> in the past decade an anti-toll movement and sentra is the boogie man. >> the reporter with texas tribune. he covered the toll projects and says it's easy to tell how texas leaders feel about their future. >> toll roads have been hobbled in texas. the governor campaigned on not approving anymore toll roads and toll fatigue is brought up in austin and tolled out. there is a sense that we have over a dozen toll roads in the state and that is enough.
anybody's guess. ncdot says it will be weeks before it releases the report from tennison and i'm trying to get answers from sen trarks the company whose u.s. headquarters is here in austin. watch wbtv at 11:00 as we go to the headquarters to try to get more answers. in austin, nick ochsner wbtv on your side. >> thank you. last month the ncdot asked mayors for the input on the contract and the mayor of huntersville responded with a list of questions including questions about fees for drivers and will taxpayers be protected if the project goes into efall. the dot did not promise a fix for any specific problems. the deadlines for the letters is march 14th. >> turning to campaign 2016, the presidential race heats up in north carolina. republican frontrunner donald trump drew thousands to concorde and president clinton stumped for hillary here in charlotte.
ahead of next week's north carolina's primary march 15th. early voting is underway. >> we are bringing you team coverage and pamela escobar has reaction to trump's visit and we begin with steve crump he is at johnson c. smith university. and a warm welcome there for clinton? >> right now, they are saying good-bye because president clinton and his secret service entourage walked out of the hall and he has gotten into a chevy suburbans and it looks like they are about to pull out. but you talk about the day. the event wrapped up at 5:30. and president clinton he was on stage, you would have thought he was campaigning for himself because in many regards he had that charisma and talked for half an hour. once he got on the stage he talked about things as it relates to the campaign. he spent time painting the differences between hillary clinton and the republican party. it was interesting because president ron carter of johnson
hillary clinton before clinton took to the stage. and the former president suggested in a friendly crowd that interest rates we lowered for college student loans and told the people in the crowd that they needed to vote early. >> you got all the young people worried about paying their way to college and young people out of college who are worried about never paying their debt off there are a lot of people who are struggling to get into that picture. hillary is running for president so that every single american can look at that picture and say there i am there is my family, there is my future. we are all going to be there. >> one of the memorable moments from the speech that happened here on the campus of johnson c. smith university president clinton complimented the congregation members in charleston for offering forgiveness for the shooter involved in the shooting that took nine lives in june.
a week from tomorrow and again north carolina in the thick of things and the question is when will we see hillary clinton herself or bernie sanders here in the charlotte area? have to wait-and-see on that one. live at johnson c. smith university, steve crump wbtv on your side. >> thank you. and on the other side of the aisle donald trump sounded confident while speaking to a packed arena. he kicked protestors out and kept to the theme of making america great and pointed out areas where he says the country is losing ground. >> we lose with isis, we lose with war, we lose with trade, we have lousy healthcare we are going up 35-50% this stupid obamacare. >> and pamela escobar was in the arena. i can only imagine what it was like, crazy at times? >> yeah, paul, donald trump supporters were thankful they were able to see their candidate. easy is a business leader now
presidential nomination. now, donald trump spoke to thousands of people about issues he knows they wanted to hear. and when people protested he kicked them out. the biggest applause lines when he came about protecting the second amendment and guns and taking care of veterans and building the wall. free trade is not working for the united states and does not like seeing u.s. taking american jobs to mexico. he will impose taxes on companies that make products outside of the message a message that appeals to mark martin who stood on stage and endorsed trump. >> donald trump has my vote. [cheering] let's bring these greatly needed jobs back to this country. [cheering] and build that wall. >> now, trump also talked about his other north carolina connections and talked about how other nascar drivers endorsed
employing people in lake norman at his golf course. pamela escobar wbtv on your side. >> thank you. people have cast 165,000 ballots in just the first four days of early voting. according to the raleigh news and observer fewer than 3% of registered voters in the state. along with the presidential primaries you are able to choose your picks in the races for senate, governor and the other local races. >> a fire on north tryon is causing trouble with traffic. let's get to alex giles live in the alert center with the details. this has been going on for a while? >> we have been tracking this for the past hour getting new information from charlotte fire department. look at some of the video from our crew at the scene. right now we can tell you that north tryon is partially blocked because of that fire. crews are asking folks driving to use an alternate route. we know they are using a ventilation truck to get the smoke out of that building that you see.
injuriesment but it sounds like a lot of smoke and they had to activate a second alarm. and again, no injuries but street north tryon blocked at 1800 block where this is happening. new information we will bring it to you. back to you. >> thank you. a school psychologist in monroe is charged with assault. dale russ is due in court they received a call from a 14-year-old assaulted at monroe middle school march third. russ turned himself into authorities once he learned charges were pending. there is no word on his status with the school district. >> one person killed in a crash in chester county. before 8:00 a.m. on highway 9. the highway patrol is investigating. troopers have not said how the crash happened. an airplane carrying the hendrick race team are evaluated they were flying back from a race in las vegas when there was smoke in the cabin.
landing in tennessee. no injuries reported and no drivers were onboard the plane. not spring on the calendar but felt it today. >> spring fever. chief meterologist, eric thomas is tracking temperatures and our next chance for rain. >> good evening. just at the moment patchy mid-level thin clouds drifting over the area but a rebound the temperatures we started off at 33 this morning and hit 68 this afternoon for the official high temperature and the thin clouds will continue to drift across during the evening hours through 11:00 p.m. so we're still mild low 60s in the piedmont right now. 50s in the high country what can you expect? 55 at 9:00 p.m. and 51 through 11:00 p.m. again nice and quiet but mild weather that spring weather and showers will follow part of your seven-day first-alert forecast. >> thank you. >> next, cms gets more pushback on student assignment, the steps
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resolution will pass with unanimous vote and politicians tell me that voters have been crying to them over the uncertainty where their children will attend school. they fear forced busing. and the school district says that will not happen. and tells people no need to cry. because student assignment is still incomplete. tim peter is son moved to this area so this son could attend huntersville elementary. >> our son is autistic so it was important that we got him with a school with excellent reputation. >> the dad believes neighborhood schools are best. >> and it makes a world of difference as far as building the community and friendships. >> others agree. kourtney's son starts middle school next year. >> he is slated for i do not want uncertainty. >> that is why town council will pass this resolution tonight. it states students should be guaranteed to attend a home
red flags went up when the school board did not include neighborhood schools as a priority when they approved the goals for student assignment a few weeks ago. >> that is something that we are concerned about. i think people are looking for predictability and stability. in their student assignment. and when you do not guarantee a home school, you start creating a lot of concern. >> cms school board chairperson is telling parents and politicians to calm their fears. and do not jump the gun. she says let the policy committee go about the business they have been tasked to do. and goes on to say neighborhood schools are already addressed in the district's guiding principles. >> it is better to act early and make sure that we have our bases covered rather than react later. >> the mayor thinks with other towns passing similar resolutions, cms will get the point. while parents like their government stepping in in the
>> it is a great thing. >> now, davidson is expected to pass a similar resolution at the meeting tomorrow night. by the way, the meeting here in huntersville starts at 6:30. we're live in huntersville, dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> and while the towns of huntersville, cornelius and davidson are expected to pass the resolutions this week, the town of matthews plans to pass a resolution to split up cms. >> and cabarrus county deputies are asking for your help to find a woman 63-year-old... missing since wednesday. deputies believe she suffers from dementia or cognitive impairment. last seen in mount pleasant. call 9-1-1 if you have seen her. >> with this warm weather we have information that you can use to stay healthy if you are sniffling right now, you are not alone. spring allergies are here. and we spoke to mecklenberg
director dr. marcus. and he says you should take action as soon as you start to feel the symptoms. >> sometimes starting on some of the antihistamine medications ahead of time because it takes them a while to kick in. if you hit it when you first start that is effective as well. >> i was thinking today i had a tickle in my throat and thought all those blossoms. >> you do not think of a lot of pollen this time of the year. and you see the pine pollen. but this time is when it starts. >> it sneaks up on you. i was feeling puffy and was beginning... >> puffy meteorologist. >> is that a compliment? >> sure is. >> here are the numbers. we are in the orange tomorrow and going up from there. we are pegging the allergy meter on wednesday and thursday. game on right now.
allergies you might want to be checking with your doctor now. meanwhile, low 60s in the piedmont. very comfortable heading out and not sneezing up through the foothills in the 60s. and 55 around boone. through 11:00 p.m. we will drop it close to 50 in the piedmont. nearly the same around hickory. mid-40s in the foothills and 43 around boone and blowing rock. as we take you through the late hours again you will see specifically for charlotte pick your hour if you are out this evening. you will see it will be a steady drop off but still mild through 8:00 p.m. in the mid-50s. in terms of disruptive weather happy to report if you have the evening plans not much. we take you throughout overnight. you see the thin clouds that what it looks like. no problems. that will be the same situation for the mountains as well. fair skies and cool. 40 for you. and in the piedmont we will tack
and patchy thin clouds. back to the future-cast. let me pull this way out. we want to alert you this rain will get into the carolinas. but it's blocked right now by a area of high pressure so it will be a while before it gets into the viewing area. through 4:00 p.m. tomorrow there is your clock up there. no problem temperatures in the 60s to near 70. wow up in the high country. low to mid-70s here in the foothills. partly cloudy skies should be quiet. mid-70s. solid here in the piedmont of north carolina and again in some locations beginning to threaten the upper 70s. 76 for pageland and cheraw? and watch this again back out to the rain. and they will have problems over the middle of the country because we are in a stationary pattern and rain will be rolling over the same territory that way. but notice again it is not a threat to the carolinas.
the seven-day first-alert forecast let's look. again temperatures they are not going to bother you. mid-70s. we are locked into that through wednesday, thursday, friday with little chance of rain. and then some of the pieces of that rain break free start working our direction over the weekend time-frame and you will e showers hanging around on monday but that rainfall will not be as heavy. right now tonya rivens has a look at the roads. >> thank you. and your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. and as we check on the mapping system we've got problems and checking in looking on i-77 by trade street. and looks like traffic is flowing nicely in this area. we mentioned the situation with the building fire. and that is at tryon and keswick avenue. traffic is affected in both directions as firefighters continue to work in this area. graham street may be an alternate route to get around that.
monitor around the area. trade at i-77 we have an accident and volume building on brookshire freeway heading towards the city. also problem at north tryon inbound at old cop cord road. lane closures and congestion. the plaza is a great alternate route to get around that. and a a pick from the scene. and construction in this zone as well. an alternate route. the plaza as we take a final check on i-85 and sugar creek road back to you. >> all right thank you.
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>> here we go. you will see that we have this action still over the piss miss valley but if you are -- mississippi valley but when does the rain get into the carolinas? it will be a while. in fact, the week looks dry right now. until the weekend. that is when the showers look like they will start. showing up. >> maybe late like daylight saving time.
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