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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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thought it was candy or food. >> parents are concerned this was found in a classroom at the central child development center in rock hill full of prekindergartenners. a staff member discovered the spoon. >> it was a spoon with a gooey substance. >> investigators are not sure where it came from and the parents are worried that a child may have brought it to school leaving them with more questions about what the classmates go home to. somebody is not watching that child and something is going on in his house it worries me that these kids are exposed to stuff like that. >> an officer tried to talk to the kids but nobody knew anything about t. >> until we can figure out where it came from, we are at a deadened. >> parents are glad the nurse called police but cannot help but wonder what could have happened?
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being brought into the school. what else could be brought into the schools? >> now, the school district did send home a letter explaining what happened at the school. if you know anything you are asked to call rock hill police. michael clark wbtv on your side. >> thank you. we want to make it clear hash oil is not medical mayor cbb oil. cbd oil is used as a form of medicinal marijuana and it does not contain thc. hash oil does have thc. >> three kids are home with family but questions about what happened to them. you see them here. last night the south carolina kids were missing. the oldest was four years old. all three were found in an their home. they don't know if they left the home or with somebody but they are safe and sound today and
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>> 270 people in charlotte will be without a job. rite aid is preparing to close statesville avenue. the layoff also begin in may. last year employees would be given the opportunity to apply for positions. >> an unusual claim sends several south carolina schools into a lockdown. someone claimed they saw lions. the caller told investigator she saw lions mauling a horse near a zoo that does have four lions and three schools went into lockdown. and deputies went and checked out the zoo and all the animals were there. now investigators are trying to figure out who made that bogus call. >> the system has been causing problems bringing heavy rain to the south. this system is heading in our direction. let's find out what it will bring once it gets here. meteorologist lyndsay tapases is tracking it for you in the first alert weather center. >> slowly that rain has barely
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it's out to the west and we got variable cloudiness. our shower chance will come up slightly into the start of the weekend it looks like any wet weather holds off for the most part widespread until sunday. up until then still just about the warmest. 78 in charlotte this afternoon. another day in the upper 70s. we are holding comfortablely at 76. and we have upper 70s southeast of the city. and mid-70s for statesville and 66 in boone. and 60s through midnight. mild all the way through the night as well. more on the complete first alert forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. another update in first alert traffic center with tonya rivens. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. we have a lot of congestion on heeun this is morehead. stop-and-go traffic on the northbound side. and several accidents near center city.
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bryant street and another at remount road and west boulevard and another at trade and wesley heights way creating congestion. and i-77 northbound and southbound socked in with traffic. slow-moving traffic as we go back to the dot camera and look at i-77 tyvola, again, a lot of congestion. >> , a catch of a lifetime for a fisherman off the south carolina coast. >> we see -- see it a few times. it came twice out of the water. and we are both worn out. it's enormous. it looked like a bus being dropped in. off a cliff when it came out of the water. >> what he had on the line was this... a 2500 pound great white. the group caught the shark and took four hours to reel into the
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when the group got it close enough there's tag it and let it loose. no doubt a huge shark. but it's not the biggest the great white mary leigh weighed 3400 pounds but you do not think of great whites on the carolina coast but they are around. >> or reel it into your fishing boat but lean over and take a picture. >> did you see the teeth? >> next we are going to get a peek of a survey that could change where your child goes to school. >> and we will hear from the
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teenager shot and killed i this is a letter from someone who's here. she has to take a brand name drug. been taking it since the early 1980's. at that time it cost approximately $180 for 10 shots. the latest refill was $14.700 for the same 10 vials and the company is called valeant pharmaceuticals. i'm going after them. this is predatory pricing and we're going to make sure it is stopped.
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new at 5:00 p.m. we are hearing from the brer of a teenager killed in front of his home in durham. the 15-year-old was outside when a car rushed by and shot several times. he was standing by his cousin. family members say stevens should be ok but pounds did not survive. >> i seem them pumping on my brother and he died. >> pounds was only in the 10th grade nobody is under arrest. >> a crook who has a hard time paying attention. raleigh police were alerted to this shop when an alarm went off. investigators say the thief triggered the alarm when he forced his way in. right beside the door was a sign... it said the area was monitored and had alarms. police caught him trying to break into an atm. he is in jail tonight. >> we will look at results from a survey that could impact your
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>> and an answered prayer for this family what was said on
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to tears >> new information right now to the alert center in a crime we have been following. >> alex giles has more. >> we have been following this one in the court system and there has been a plea deal. a suspect pled guilty it serious charges in an incident that happened. they are looking at a suspect. he pled guilty to first degree arson and assault inflicting serious bodyly injured and
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he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend and setting her home on fire in an effort to kill himself and his girlfriend and their young child. his girlfriend told police officers that that suspect had strangled her until she passed out and he hit her in the face. and this all happened in front of their two-year-old son. crazy story. he is going to be serving time for those alleged crimes. >> thank you. tonight we will find out what parents in these school districts are willing to do to create diversity. cms is in the midst of coming up with a plan that will determine what school your child attends. results of the surveys will be revealed tonight and dedrick russell got a peek of the results. anything that stands out? >> well, jamie, i can tell you the interesting thing is some parents are willing to put their kids on a bus for more than an hour if it means their children will get to attend a diverse school. that is not the story for every parent.
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district to take those results and come up with a homs comprehensive student assignment plan. it aer pianos depending where you live determines how you value diversity and the location of schools. 34% of parents in district 2 say diversity is important. it's where many high poverty schools are located. 6 where the well to do schools are only 10% of parents deemed diversity as extremely important and when it comes to kids going to neighborhood schools and not taking long rides, 47% of district 2 parents say it's important. and 78% of parents in district 6 say it's extremely important. cms will use the mixed results to create a new student assignment plan. >> no one is saying it will be easy we acknowledge that. but what we are looking at is what is best for the students
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>> tonight cms will learn if the survey results represent all parents. there is a concern that might not be the case. listen to this. a source tells wbtv the district received about 3,000 survey results just from the upscale ballantyne area alone. >> are they going to be skewed? are they going to be representative of african-american parents that actually need the assignment plan to work? >> one goal is to create more diverse schools. but is that important? 31% say it's extremely important and 51% say it is. >> the children embrace diversity. they are like a melting pot. so i do not get the disconnect but we are stronger together than we are apart. >> now, the policy committee will discuss the results at a meeting tonight.
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government center and it starts in about 15 minutes. live at the government center, dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> an important topic. thank you. we've placed the link to the cms student assignment surveys. you can find it on our website, >> new at 5:00... >> i thank you jesus thank you lord. >> what you heard is a north carolina mother relieved. for 14 years she waited for her son to get a heart transplant to save his life. albert jefferies has a rare heart disease doctors found a perfect match. the next few hours happened quickly. off to the hospital and the surgery and now albert is resting with a new heart. >> i got my heart. he was done. he was shocked. he looked like he was going to pass out at first. >> oh, my gosh. that is special. his mom posted the video to a
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how do you feel nn he replied like a brand new person. >> wow. that will get you. >> that will get you. the video with her getting a pedicure and it happened. >> all the things we take for granted and to get that call you can imagine the emotion. let's update the traffic with tonya rivens in the first alert traffic center. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. independence boulevard by briar creek an accident in this area. congestion not so much as what we see on providence road. randolph road and monroe road are options and the stock market leaving center city. right on providence and the myers park area on providence to fairview road. and a problem on albemarle at farm pond lane. north sharon amity or idlewild are great alternate routes and a traffic light problem at eastway and kilborne. caution needed.
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camera, looks like it's not picking up. back to you. >> thank you. >> and let's check the forecast now lyndsay tapases is live in the first alert weather center. >> upper 70s again today for us and tomorrow may have our first 80 day of the year. close to records both today and again tomorrow. but still looks like we will fall shy. 78 was the high in charlotte. old record of 82 will stand. 80 the forecast high tomorrow and the record of 83 should stand. but getting within 3 for tomorrow's afternoon's high. a live look from our hd towercam we have cloud cover today but again that did not stop the temperatures one bit. it's 76 in charlotte right now. and you may have noticed it's been on the breezy side. we have that strong breeze to thank for the temperatures soaring into the 70s coming in at 17-miles-per-hour in charlotte right now. most spots on average about
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us. we are keeping things dry all of the rain barely moved from this time yesterday that is why the flooding through parts of louisiana and the deep south will continue as the rain has barely budged. it's going to be a couple of days before we get the shower chances back in here. we have higher humidity in place tomorrow. you will see on futute-cast the bulk of the heavy rain holds off tomorrow and we be able to squeeze out a shower in spots as we head into tomorrow it will be the highest chances in the mountains and then the showers become a little bit more widespread as we head into the start of the weekend saturday. and saturday night that heavier rain is organizing just off to the southwest. and that gets in here sunday. that is why it looks like sunday is the wetter day of the two weekend days.
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and that is the coolest we will get all night long and tomorrow 66 again in the boone area and 20% shower chance and 10% outside of the mountains. again just getting to the 80 mark in charlotte. and same for places like monroe and we could surpass that 81, 82 . and pageland. with the higher rain chances temperatures come down slightly. 70 saturday upper 60s sunday with the rain and some of the showers linger into monday. and behind that check it out. we are still seeing temperatures into the 70s through the middle part of next week. that is the look. back to you. >> thank you. local students come together to raise money for greg olsen's foundation they came by charlotte catholic high school. the foundation supports the hardest yard fund helping babies facing congenital heart disease. tj faced heart problems and is doing great.
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catholic schools week the first week of february the same week of this year's super bowl run. and he had fun with the basketball team playing for a state championship saturday. big doings at charlotte catholic. >> next here at 5:00... >> charlotte-mecklenburg classrooms getting a boost from a local donor. >> i said thank you lord this is what we need. >> i'm kristen hampton. the good news is coming up. >> and all new at 6:00... >> changes in north carolina's voting boundaries raising new questions over minority representation and the u.s. congress.
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i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. >> huge news for hundreds of charlotte-mecklenburg classrooms. red ventures c.e.o. announced he is funding every single on-line fundraising effort. >> that is amazing. that is 280 projects from books to pencils to laptops hundreds of thousands of supplies that might have come from teachers' pockets. kristen hampton shows us why
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>> you fourth graders... >> in her teaching career kimberly estimates she spent $20,000 of her own money in her classroom. many materials for teaching are not provided for in the budget and now three of her on-line fundraising goals are complete. >> i'm getting a new area carpet to accommodate all 20 students. >> some are simple but necessary like carpets. and others are critical when the teachers found out their wish list got big check marks here is what happened. >> i said oh, my god, no and i almost dropped to my knees and i said thank you lord this is what we need. >> her class will get new books and new materials for the stem curriculum. mrs. williams had three projects funded keeping her from having to foot that bill with her money. >> when you see a student in need you do not ignore the need. you make sure that you fulfill their need.
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fulfilled in cms classrooms providing materials to get kids engaged in education. >> a lot of the kids even me, we don't like science that much. so when we get to have fun doing science, it's different. >> in charlotte with the good news kristen hampton wbtv on your side. >> several dozen projects in lancaster county south carolina funded by red ventures c.e.o. part of a national effort to fund the classroom projects. >> great news today. coming up new at 6:00... >> investigators searching the home of tony hearne the man
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new details at 6:0 uh, hello geico?... yeah, i was just talking about your emergency roadside service and how it's available 24/7 and then our car overheated... what are the chances? can you send a tow truck please? uh, the location? you're not going to believe this but it's um... it's in a tree. i wish i was joking, mate, but it's literally stuck in a tree. (car horn honking) a chainsaw? no, no, all we really need is a tow truck. day or night,
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wbtv news starts right now. >> now, at 6:00 we are on the scene of a triple shooting in charlotte one person is dead. what police are telling us about the investigation. >> and toll lane critics fire back tonight. theirs r their response after a project similar to the i-77 lanes went bankrupt. >> and police search the home where police believe this man killed his uncle before trying to hide the body. >> he came at me with his knife. >> it is a bizarre murder investigation and we watched state and local investigators as they searched the home in stanly county. i'm maureen o'boyle. >> i'm paul cameron. tony hearne is accused of kill his uncle and trying to bury the body in alexander county where he made his first court appearance with lindsey lentz both are charged with the murder of robert hearne. brody o'connell is live in albemarle where police believe the murder took place. any idea what the detectives
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>> good evening so far no list of items that were removed. but if you look you can see beck actives are -- detectives are on scene and they have been here for hours and they did find significant evidence that will be of use in the investigation. investigators spent hours this afternoon going through the home where they believe tony hearne may have killed his uncle robert hearne, jr. known as tico. as investigators work the crime scene tico's friends stopped by to pay their respects. >> i heard about it yesterday and i went to church and cried. and just sad. >> tony hearne has a long history with the law. we caught up with him in 1997 when he was convicted of dog fighting charges. records show he then moved on to drugs, he served hard time. and now today investigators were searching hearne's home for evidence, linked to a much more serious crime.


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