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going away out of the rest area, no problems here. volume picking up a bit. let's check your drive times, coming up from rock hill, 21 minutes, 64 miles an hour. concord to center city, 18 minute commute, lake norman southbound at 16 minutes, 64 miles an hour. most of the major highways are running in the green, that includes 77, 85, providence road, independence all looking pretty good early on. that is a check of travels, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: 5:31, a busy week from charlotte-mecklenburg school board members, the board will tackle several issues at tonight's meeting. wbtv's ashton pellom joins us live from the charlotte-mecklenburg government center. ashton, a lot on the agenda but not a lot of time to make decisions, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, john. the board will actually look at construction and renovation projects, superintendent ann clark wants the projects to be
according to our news partners at the charlotte observer, the school board will take a first pass at ten years worth of projects. they hope to get a bond referendum on the project on the ballot but county officials want to wait until next year. board members will also get an update on efforts to boost achievement at low-performing schools and on thursday, the board's policy committee get preliminary results from an assignment. that meeting for those construction and renovation projects starts at 3:00. the regular board meeting begins at 6:00 here at the government center. we'll keep you updated. reporting live in uptown share, ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> christine: a day after mariaia sharapova announced she failed a drug test, companies are severing ties with the tennis star. gets over to kristen miranda with details live in the alert center. sharapova's name trending all over the place the last couple days, what is the latest? >> kristen: a lot of people talking about this, bummed out
sharapova top sponsors suspended their ties with her after she admitted to failing the doping test. nike has suspended their sponsorship saying in a statement it was sad denieddened and surprised. tag heuer is not continuing negotiations. on monday she said she failed the test at the australia open substance. heart medication sold in eastern europe she was taking, but just added to the banned substance list on january 1st. so we'll watch this story as it develops, i'm sure new information will continue to unfold. back to you. >> john: thanks, kristen. a lawsuit over deadly drag racing collision in south charlotte is now headed to the state supreme court.
her two-year-old daughter died after being hit by a car on york road. a 13-year-old passenger was also killed. the north carolina highway department wants the supreme court to overturn a $3 million judgment for failing to install a promised traffic signal in the area. the state argues the actions of the driver caused the crash, not the lack of a signal. >> christine: a sheriff in south carolina is adding decals that say "in god we trust" to patrol cars. john perry believes people need to get back to godly ways. he says the stickers are being paid for privately and will not be funded by taxpayers. as we reported, police in china grove made a similar move back in january. >> john: governor pat mccrory wants your input on a new monument that would honor achievements of african americans. public hearing will be held tonight at 6:30 at harvey b. gantt center, one of four meetings being held across the state.
would be built. >> christine: olympic medalist ryan lochte may soon leave charlotte. lochte moved to the queen city in 2013 to train for the 2016 olympics. under david march. our partners asked him about his plans after the games. >> after rio i will definitely go back to charlotte and think whether i want to keep staying here training or whether -- i could hang up the speedo after rio. >> lochte, from rochester, new york, enjoyed the southern hospitality people have shown him here. the olympics begin in august in brazil. >> john: another carolina panthers player is paying tribute to peyton manning. in an emotional news conference yesterday, manning announced he was retiring after playing 18 season and winning two super bowls. cam newton paid tribute to manning on instagram yesterday.
jonathan stewart followed tweeting "congrats peyton manning on a remarkable career, changing the game and standard for quarterbacks, hashtag legend." >> stewart is in japan, took on a military dog and took time to thank those that served our country. >> christine: a live look at come mute, traffic is light, this stretch is i-77 at woodlawn road exit you shun have a lot of issues commuting if you're headed out the door in the next few minutes but we do tell you about problems first here on wbtv. because you're never more than seven minutes away from track and weather. go to meteorologist al conklin now. >> al: excellent visibility, hd tower cam right now looking great, as we have just a little bit of cloud cover out there this morning but no fog.
shouldn't be much of an issue this morning. numale fishing forecast, sunny skies, 50 this morning, southwest breezes will push us up to near 70 at lunch time and 75 late this afternoon. the breezes out of the southwest, nice and warm, might be a few gusts here and there, should be pleasant. malinda dabbs sent in a picture, a beautiful bass, kendall is a senior at south rowan high school in china grove, plans to continue his education at davidson county community college training as a diesel mechanic. you're our big catch. folks, i need your picture, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. look at the next several days, normal high now is 60 degrees, talking mid-70's here, that's right, but cloud cover comes in the picture and usually like where there is smoke there is fire, where there is cloud cover there is rain.
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the video has more than two million views. you can bake your ipad in a feet. do that? did he eat the cookie? the 52nd five second rule. >> kristen: i would eat it. >> christine: a janitor from omaha, nebraska is the latest singing sensation online. watch this. [ music ] >> john: oh my gosh. is that good or what? roy smith belting out sam cook's hit "a change is gonna come" at omaha burke high school. he loves to sing while he cleans because it cheers students up. i tell you what, that guy ought to be performing on stage more often.
>> christine: very impressive. >> john: incredible voice there. >> al: you could take some lessons. >> christine: ouch! we're not telling him anything he doesn't know. >> john: that's true. >> al: he's great. you are pretty good. let's leave it at that. >> john: i love to sing. at least that is what i call it, singing. >> al: we always know when john is coming. [ buzzer ] >> al: hope you're having a great tuesday, warm conditions, yesterday, 68 degrees, that is the coolest day out of the next six, seven or eight going forward, even with commotion over the weekend in the form of cloud cover and showers and thunderstorms, i still think we're in the 70s. we widen this out, you will hear about flooding concerns across the mississippi valley from texas and oklahoma northward through into missouri and in illinois. this is going to be a big storm system for these folks, we're
throbbingweather, rock of gibraltar, they are going to see more and more rain. not good for them but great on our end. we have a little bit of cloud cover this morning, this is a. t.atallen elementary school. partly cloudy skies, excellent visibility, ten miles, no fog, 50 degrees right now in charlotte, dew point at 42. a little bit of moisture in the air. 54 in concord right now, 38 degrees, close by as albermarle, 36 in boone, 37 in morganton, 44 in shelby, 37 in lincolnton, 49 down around rock hill, temperatures are all over the board but mostly in the 40s and above where they were yesterday. mostly sunny skies, milder start, than certainly the last couple days at 50 degrees at the bus stop, this afternoon, coming home from work and school, looks great, pleasantly warm. mostly sunny skies, high of 75 degrees. take a look at futurecast, step out so you can see this, the
rain, so that is heavy rain from louisiana up in arkansas and as i mentioned, missouri. notice tomorrow morning at 8:00, a band of clouds, each and every morning going forward for the next couple days we're probably going to see low clouds, that will give way, then again you see it on thursday morning. but then we see sunshine for the afternoon hours, eventually this system is going to push eastward and southward and that will allow for rain chances to go up. as i mentioned at 4:30, not 100% sure when it will rain over the weekend. a lot of divurging issues on the models going forward but i'm quite sure it will rain over the weekend, potentially both days of the weekend but i wouldn't cancel outdoor plans at no point on any model does it look like a wash-out, more scattered showers and thunderstorms than anything and that we can work around and deal with. temperatures remain warm, upper 70s for the next ten days, lows at night in the mild 50s. rain chances incrementally go up 60% saturday, 50% on sunday.
you're having a great tuesday, check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored this morning by toyota of north charlotte. if you're just getting ready to start your commute, so far, so good. looking live at independence expressway, this is from briar creek, inbound toward center city, volume still light here across the area this morning, john belk, the brookshire, 277 looking good. few slow downs coming off 77 and on the outer loop of the john belk. overall traffic pattern running smoothly. our major interstates no problems. there is a problem up in burkedale village with an accident off sam furr road. kristen miranda will have the latest on that scene coming up from the alert center in a few minutes. that is a check of the morning commute, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: school buses are supposed to get your children to and from school safely. what happens when the drivers don't follow the rules of the road? all new in the 6:30 half hour,
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restaurants that are up there, let me get you caught up what is going on there. this is the first tweet that came from huntersville fire, a vehicle in a jewelry store, someone ran a vehicle in the jewelry store at burkedale commons. then police on scene investigating, and the vehicle fled before firefighters were able to get there or police were able to get there and now this final update from huntersville, the building is safe according to firefighters, but police now investigating this incident as a burglary using a vehicle. so someone running their vehicle in that store in that jewelry store with the intent according to police, to steal from the store. now, as you can see from the tweets the building is safe. we have a photographer who is headed to the scene right now, almost there and as soon as he can get us pictures, i will bring those right to you from the alert center, back to you. >> john: a 16-year-old boy
shooting in which one teen was killed six others hurt. the teen's name was not released. scheduled to be arraigned, charged with killing pablo vieda sunday in chelsea, massachusetts. six people ages 15-22 were hurt but are expected to survive. >> christine: murder charges have been filed in chicago against a man in the death of a young boy. nine-year-old tyshaun lee. he was lured from a playground and was shot in the head because of his father. charges were filed yesterday. happy update to a story last night. >> two volunteers firefighters in virginia suspending after rushing a toddler to the hospital have been reinstated. the two were called to a restaurant saturday because an 18 month old girl was having a seizure. the firefighters put her on oxygen, took her to the hospital
the county put both men on leave for using a fire engine, not licensed to carry patients. they were reinstated after an outpouring of support for them online. i don't know, sometimes the rules, you wonder, come on. >> christine: you're trying to save a life at the end of the day. >> john: exactly. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. re is meteorologist al nklin. >> al: big area of high pressure both at the surface and aloft, we refer to as a ridge governing our weather, if you have been waiting patiently for the warm stretch, not the roller coaster rides we've been dealing up for a day or two, then down for a day or two, this is it. yesterday, 68, that is going to be the coolest day out of the next week to week-and-a-half. as i see 70s going forward. we have partly cloudy condition in stallings, dry conditions, excellent visibility, fog is not an issue. currently at 50 in charlotte, 49
cooler north of town, upper 40s, upper 30s over toward morganton, 44 in shelby. today, look for partly to mostly sunny skies, charlotte area, start at 50, already eclipsing our high of yesterday by lunch time and 75 late this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. now we do need rain, we have been on the dry side here of late. haven't had much measurable rain in the last two weeks. i'll let you know what the rain chances look like, the seven day planner is coming up at 6:00. check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic this morning sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we're looking live at i-77, this is from woodlawn road, volume of traffic still pretty light but beginning to pick up across the charlotte area this morning. our major highways are are still running in the green. that includes roads like providence, independence boulevard, albermarle, north tryon, all running smoothly. coming in from the lake norman area, davidson to huntersville, no problems, you have a straight shot. all the way up to 485 in center
we told you about this incident in birkdale village, we'll give you more on that but expect that if sam if you'rer and in birkdale village is in your commute there will be traffic there. >> christine: the north carolina transportation secretary meeting with officials in texas. we investigate what came of that meeting because we were in texas, too. in the 6:30 half hour our nick ochsner will give us a report from the state of texas. >> john: lawmakers in one of the counties biggest cities are enacting a similar measure of the non-discrimination ordinance.
this broadcast sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> christine: leaders of several towns in the charlotte area taking steps to keep their children in neighborhood skewed. schools, davidson takes up a similar measure. >> john: one day after bill clinton stumps for hillary and donald trump rallies voter in concord, senator ted cruz is making a visit to kannapolis. good morning, welcome to wbtv news this morning on this tuesday, march 8th, 6:00 a.m., good to have you with us, i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. our kristen miranda following breaking news in the alert center. >> kristen: christine, a big mess in birkdale village and an
someone ran a vehicle in a jewelry store. i'll have the latest from the the alert center. >> john: get started with charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, here is al conklin. >> al: much milder conditions this morning after hitting 68 yesterday, we were headed in the 70s today. look at high pressure still in command of the weather, little bit of cloud cover this morning that will give way to mostly sunny skies as the day wears on, excellent visibility you can see from the camera at metro school in center city charlotte. 50 right now in the queen city, that is well above average. close to 50 from indian trail up to harrisburg and cornelius, 51 arboretum, 49 ballantyne, 47 in belmont. for today, mostly sunny skies, and a high temperature up to 75 degrees, should be very very nice as we head out the door for work and coming home this afternoon. eventually rain out across the middle part of the country will head in our direction, i'll let you know when in the seven day forecast, that is up in a couple minutes. you're never more than seven
here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. a live look i-77 up in rnelius, running smoothly right now, volume of traffic still pretty light so if you're making that lake norman commute, 15 minutes, average speed, 67 miles an hour, this is based on davidson in center city, that 15 minute drive time for you there. you see you have the green shot all the way down to gilead road, hambright and up to 485. the rest of the charlotte commute, majors running free and clear, we do have an accident on south tryon above clanton. be aware of that. moving to the south if you're northbound out of rock hill you have the green light on i-77 northbound drive time of 21 minutes, average speed of 66-miles-per-hour. christine, over to you. >> christine: get right back to kristen miranda right now. >> john: she is following breaking news in the alert center.