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i'm not sure. >> she was inside her apartment but her mom was outside when the men involved arrived in cars. >> my mom almost got hit coming in for one of the guys i'm not sure. but i heard music. and my sister she heard the gunshots. >> police say when they arrived they found two of three people who were shot. up with was dead. the other was taken to carolinas medical center. >> a third victim showed up at presbyterian main and we are with that victim now. >> family and friends were on scene but prevented to get close to it. they were upset and yelling at police. >> it does appear that everybody knew each other. it is not a random act of violence. as soon as the motive is found out we will let you all know. >> people leaving said they were concerned. >> i heard four shots. >> never seen something like
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>> i spoke to family members here on the scene that their cousins were involved but did not want to tell me the name of the person who died. police will release that name once everyone in the family has been notified. pamela escobar wbtv on your side. thank you. >> new information in the case of a lancaster man found dead after a game of russian roulette. three men have been charged. brandon wheeler reese whereas found dead inside his pickup truck last month. mckendrick wade and dareious johnson charged with the unlawful removal of a dead body and including possession of a stolen pistol. foster provided the stolen revolver used in the case. >> investigators are searching the home of a man accused of killing his uncle and trying to hide the body. toney hern and a woman are charge with murder tonight. they may have never known about
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steve ohnesorge spoke with the man who called investigators he is on your side with new information on the case. >> toney hern was not talking as he went to court. lyndsay was silent, too. the sheriff thinks it was luck they were caught or maybe the lord stepping in. >> like he was leading the officers. >> a passerby, a former deputy, spotted this car in the woods yesterday. >> i did not seem right. >> he call to do in. >> the old cop in me. >> when deputies found them and the body of robert hern covered in leaves, brds and tires. tony told me he was trying to hide the body that he killed the man his uncle in self-defense. >> i never wanted to fight my uncle but he came in and came at me with his knife. >> hern says there was a struggle he had no choice. >> he was choking me and i was choking him. >> he survived and his uncle didn't but something is not
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you think if there was a fight to the death there would be evidence besides the statements from the subject, scratching and bruising something? these photos i took yesterday and today show none of that and authorities that heard the suspect looked him at the jail when he was booked. >> he was checked and nothing appeared abnormal. >> no evidence of a fight to the death? >> no. >> doesn't mean it didn't happen just no visible signs. attorneys were appointed for them and the probable cause hearing set for the 28th. in taylorsville, steve ohnesorge wbtv on your side. >> authorities are still trying to determine where exactly the murder happened. it's possible murder charges will be dismissed in alexander and refiled in albemarle where the suspects and the victim lived. brody o'connell is in albemarle talking with investigators who are searching hern's home.
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what they found coming up new at 6:00. >> an ms13 gang member pleads guilty in the killing of a map in charlotte. christian pena interred a guilty plead in murder and the aid of rackateering. he admitted killing hernandez. he is one of 37 people federal agents picked up in may of 2015. pena facing life in prison. congresswoman alma adams is so committed to representing north carolina's 12th district she is moving here to charlotte. she lives in greensboro was in charlotte to make that announcement. while she was here she made time to talk to a family fighting the deportation of a cms student. dedrick russell is live at the government center. how did the meeting go? >> well, family members say it went well. they are still praying for a miracle and admit it's going to be tough to keep that teenager with the family here in
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but they are hoping congresswoman alma adams can make a different. earlier this year, 19-year-old jeffrey was picked up by immigration officials in front of his home walking to the bus stop. he attends west mecklenburg high school. he has been in jail in georgia since january. alma adams says she is stepped in and trying to work things out. sort tow is scheduled to go back to el salvador but adams is trying to get the teenager a laptop so he can earn his high school diploma before he is deported. >> we would certainly like to do that there's probably particulars of his case that i cannot discuss. we talked with ice, and talked to the atlanta officials and talked to the dc officials and getting ready to meet with them again. >> so adams says she is doing her part to try to keep the
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after the meeting today, family members said their next step is talk to city councilmembers and commissioners and officials that can keep the teenager here in charlotte. dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> thank you. right now an incredible floodwater rescue caught on camera. right over to alex giles live in the alert center with the video and details. >> we've seen wild images coming out of the south. this is in mississippi highway 61. this woman drove into a flooded area of the road. and she tries to get out and oops goes deeper into the water. her car submerged up to the windshield. luckily a driver saw this happen. and stopped to help her out. you will see in the video somebody pulls her out of the car. and walks her to safety. looks like he was waist-deep in the water, too. startling images but good to
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there, right? >> it looks like she may have lost control because it swerved back into the water. >> floating and she has no traction and off the road. >> exactly what we talk about all the time. get away from that stuff and that storm system that brought heavy flooding to mississippi is moving this way. >> and blamed for three deaths in louisiana including that of a six-year-old girl. >> eric thomas is tracking it all for you in the first alert weather center. what is happening? >> the other by product of this system is the warm air that is flooding into the carolinas. you know when you see a flow out of the gulf of mexico that will continue to bring that deep moisture into the southeast and the carolinas and that resulted in this flooding rain that continues to shift slowly eastward across mississippi and getting into the alabama. this is making progress in the eastern tennessee through the evening hours.
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cloudy skies. if you are getting out, your hd towercam we do not see disruptions for you and the mild air tonights to roll on. 76 right now. and through the evening hours still in the 70s. and 68 at 9:00 p.m. and 66 through 11:00 p.m. we will get back to the rainfall it. alert forecast. >> thank you. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in i-85 southbound between 485 and little rock road, an earlier accident. two lanes blocked a lot of time for this traffic to recover. this is freedom drive we have three to four miles of stop-and-go traffic. this is what is happened again i-85 south near 485 mile marker 31. wilkinson boulevard is a great alternate route. we see congestion building. tuckaseegee road is another alternate route. this traffic starting to recover.
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i-85, folks, delay and slow-moving traffic at the moment. >> thank you. we are on your side with an important programming note. wbtv has live coverage of the acc basketball tournament from 7-11:30 tonight so that changes some of your regularly scheduled programming... >> a detective is shot a number of times while taking his son to school. >> next, hear what police say led a teenager to shoot the officer in front of his son and reaction from the suspect's mom. >> and donald trump supporter caught on camera punching a
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it cleans all of wendy's lawn furniture without damaging any of wendy's lawn. scotts. it's good out here. campaign 2016 hillary clinton is holding 'eye vent in durham. live to alex giles he is in our alert center. >> campaign trail heating up. we should be able to look at that rally. you can see it here in durham at a high school. this is hillside high school. and it doesn't appear that hillary clinton is at the podium right now. our affiliate is reporting that supporters began lining up hours before this event started and former president clinton was campaigning in raleigh and in our neck of the woods. hillary's competition bernie sanders will be holding a ralery in raleigh. and the primary is set for tuesday march 15th. >> thank you.
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camera punching a protester at donald trump's fayetteville rally has been charged. this video tweeted by writer shawn king shows a trump supporters punching a protester man. the man, john mcgraw is charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. >> more drama within the charlotte fire department. according to a letter obtained by wbtv marty pucket a charlotte firefighter was warned in december about his role as an intern with the city councilwoman claire fallon. we are hearing heated reaction. wbtv's steve crump has been following the story and is live with what they have to say. >> paul this has moved from infighting within the fire department to infighting with the ranks of the charlotte city
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asituation happened last year when crystal herbar was released from her job. and now there is a war of words. claire fallon is sticking by her guns. >> it started the first day i got on council. all right? i don't know why. i don't know what the problem is. >> however, the controversy over her former intern marty pucket is not going away yet. pucket is shown on football as a firefighter and vice-president of the charlotte firefighters association. he has been embroiled in controversy since december of last year when a memo from the city attorney said neither the mayor nor the council or any member thereof shall direct the conductor activities of any employee. >> i needed someone i could trust, all right? there is nobody there i could trust. >> pucket sent an e-mail to the
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asking that chief john hannon be removed and it was met with a memo saying pucket is violating city policy and his job could be in trouble. >> we do not build personal relationships with staff. >> councilwoman mayfield believes pucket had become too cozy with fallon and ron carlee. carlee announced he was stepping down there were texts between the two. one communication from pucket to carlee reportedly came in closed session during february 24th when he resigned and it reads... take the deal. all of your other problems will conform. minimal backlash. trust for for once. >> how do you chenser someone who is toxic? you are toxic to council and the city of charlotte. >> mayfield is vice-chairman of the committee and fallon's actions need to be put under the microscope and fallon is up for the fight.
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intimidate me which is what they usually try to do. >> and we found out late today that mayfield is asking the city attorney as well as the manager if claire fallon can be censored by membered the city council. very heated emotions in this one and we will keep you posted. live at the government center, steve crump wbtv on your side. >> thank you. right now a florida detective is in critical condition after he was shot several times while taking his son to school. and tonight a teenager is charged in that shooting. police say the detective pulled over 19-year-old kevin for driving erratically. that is when the teen pulled out a gun and started shooting. hitting the officer several times. you see the bull lot holes in the windshield. his son was inside the car. his mom said he would not do. the roommate said he stole the
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i bought it and got it for protection because kevin was scaring me. >> please, this is not him. i know he is in so much trouble, but, please, he is not this cop murderer. i swear to goddess' not. unfortunately this happened. >> row haughs is facing a attempted murder charges he was shot by officers when he refused to drop his gun. he is in stable condition. >> and let's get over to tonya rivens in the first alert traffic center. >> paul, yours first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. north mecklenburg this is i-77 between davidson and cornelius we have problems. look at the backup beyond huntersville by 485. this accident i-77 north at griffith street created a lot of congestion. you saw it on the d.o.t. cameras we are talking 5 or more miles
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area and the alternate route is statesville road one additional accident and this is beatties ford road and brown mill at highway 73 and i a lot of problems. highway 16 is one option to get around this. >> a near 80 march day. >> beautiful outside. >> and we have not hit 80 yet for the year but we are flirting with t we will give it a run. outside we go. with the warm air comes the gulf moisture and comes the floods and rains that have been moving slowly through the states and mississippi valley and problems in mississippi. the question is: when is all that going to get into the wbtv viewing area? future-cast we'll roll it through the evening and it's holding together in eastern tennessee and georgia.
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us partly cloudy skies and with that wow is it going to be mild. have a look as we roll the numbers up through 11:00 p.m., now, you see that? 66 . you know what our average high temperature is this time of the year in the middle of the afternoon? 61 ! and we will be at 66 at 11:00 p.m.! wow! unreal. 57 around boone and blowing rock. here is the other interesting thing... let's roll the future-cast through the overnight hours. you are thinking oh, boy, wall of water. in eight or nine hours this is going to all but vanish. gone. as it tries to get into the wbtv area. it's running out of the support that is anchored over the mississippi valley and allow for showers day break in the mountains. 58 . and yes, we will see the cloud cover here in the charlotte area. but how about that for a kickoff temperature? 65. back to the future-cast.
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here is a little bit of a weak back door front trying to work into the viewing area and might be enough for a stray shower. and 78 through 4:00 p.m. but as you will see moving through time that back door front may flare-up showers friday night and into the morning on saturday. what about the rest of that system? it's disorganized but what is left looks like it will try to make its way up here sunday. that will be the highest chance of rain. so there it is the back door front satury ada showers and sunday that bulk of rain gets here. low monday and might get thunder out of that and we'll rebound as the temperatures backup to near 80 next week. lyndsay is coming up at 5:30. >> next at 5:00... >> the results are in tonight cms school board will find out what parents are looking for in
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attention. >> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> new in this 5:00 p.m. hour, diversity in cms. we look at a is survey and what it could mean to your child's schools. >> and marijuana oil found in a classroom filled with four-year-olds. >> i'm worried the kids would have thought it was candy or food. >> and welcome i'm jamie boll. >> i'm molly grantham. thank you for joining us. first, over to alex giles he is live in the alert center with breaking news. >> breaking news in an investigation from the cbs network. we have learned that the c.e.o. and coo of the wounded warrior project have been fired. former c.e.o. and cbs news reporting the men have been fired amid a cbs news investigation that they were
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was being spent on parties and conventions not as much on the veterans. this is the largest veterans charity in the country. big news coming from the cbs network. >> thank you. parents we spoke with today outside a rock hill school say they are concerned after getting a letter about a substance found inside the learning center. police showed us this picture. it's hash oil made from marijuana. michael clark is following the story. i heard investigators told you they are closing the case? >> police admit this is concerning because that hash oil looks like candy but investigators did not get much information out of the four-year-old and unless new information comes for this is closed. >> a four-year-old probably does not know this is marijuana oil. but likely would recognize what it's stuck to. a white spoon.


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