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case and police have not released information about the shooters or the car involved. a check of the forecast with meteorologist al conklin. >> al: thanks, christine. out there this morning we have dry conditions and skies have cleared after last night's showers. and for a few of you gusty thunderstorms. what is left of those moving through virginia offshore of the carolinas, we'll dry out nicely. plenty of sunshine, may have to start with fog like yesterday, noticing zero visibility investigatorwadesboro investigator,, a mile in rockingham. i'll watch the situation. metro school camera excellent visibility in center city, dry current temperatures in the 50s. 54 charlotte and gastonia, 52 albermarle. 60 around hickory, 61 morganton, 60 hickory, 55 in monroe and wadesboro. for today, any fog this morning
high of 81, a very warm day. we'll talk about changes down the road that involve temperatures getting in the 30s? we'll talk about that, seven day forecast in a couple minutes. christine. >> christine: breaking overnight we know the name of a man killed last night in concord. 21 columbus simmons died after a shoot on griffin circle. wbtv's alex giles has more on the shooting and what we're victims. >> reporter: we know one person is dead, shots were fired before 8:00 p.m. monday night in a large crowd of people took off running. all happened on lincoln street. several people were hit by bullets according to officers. the man who died identified as columbus simmons. police say two other people were wounded. they were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. those victims have not been identified. at this time there are no suspects in custody. officers are asking anyone with information about the crime to
cabarrus county crimestoppers. reporting in concord, alex giles, wbtv on your side. >> christine: thanks, alex. we are working to learn the names of the two people whose bodies were found in a home in catawba county. happened last night on rest home road. the bodies of a man and woman found by a relative. we spoke with a cousin of one of the victims. >> these two lives had a daughter, a ten year old daughter who now has both parents gone. and pit is sad, really sad that things like this have to happen. >> it appears there was forced entry in the home, but investigators tell us it is too early to say what they think happened. in less than two hours, voters here in north carolina will get to make their voices heard in the state's primaries. in the presidential race, donald trump spoke to hundreds in hickory, while hillary clinton and bernie sanders were both in
clinton spoke for 30 minutes last night at grady cole center uptown so. on severaluptown. she spoke on several interests. the former secretary of state and first lady took on republicans, saying the economy does better with a democrat in the white house. and clinton questioned governor pga pat mccrory's leadership. >> we need communities to stand behind public education i think what is happening in this state, with your governor and the republican legislature, is a terrible disservice. >> clinton is doing well in recent polls across the state. public policy poll ping has her at 56% and sanders at 37%. 6,000 people came out to see bernie sanders at the pnc music pavilion.
north carolina in three days. during the rally he reiterated his promise to take on wall street and big business. >> north carolina is not a winner take all state, whoever loses can pick up delegates. lines for donald trump's rally went for blocks around the campus at lenoir-rhyne university. foggy weather conditions delayed the plane's arrival, he was two hours late. he shared the stage with chris christie and reinforced his stance on controlling the borders and making mexico pay for it. >> we cannot allow people in our country that we don't know anything about them, we don't know where they come from, who they are. they have no paperwork. they have no nothing. >> that comment sparked protesters to interrupt the rally. police removed themselves once
six people given written citations. we have continuing coverage and their stops in north carolina at wbtv.com. that is where you can see more photos and videos from every vent. the presidential primary isn't the only race on the ballot. connect nc bond would pay for projects all over north carolina including new buildings at colleges, water and sewer upgrades and improvements to state parks. $2 billion in new debt. the governor says it won't require a tax increase because interest rates are low. polls open at 6:30 this morning, they close at 7:30 tonight. remember, the voter i.d. law is in effect this year, you can get live primary results once the polls close at wbtv.com. looking ahead former charlotte mayor patrick cannon will be back in a mecklenburg county courtroom tomorrow to
candidates serving time inhe allegedly voted after his conviction. cannon will be released from prison on the original conviction in january. town leader in matthews voted to separate from the charlotte-mecklenburg school district. the town's mayor told wbtv the district is just too big and people are worried kids may end up going to schools in a different part of town. wbtv's coleen harry has more on the unanimous vote. >> i think families should have choice where their children go to school. our family moved to matthews so we could send our children to quality schools. >> reporter: parents and town official are concerned children will be sent to schools far away from home now that cms is studying a student assignment plans.
own school district. they want cms tothe resolution says the town and mayor will work with legislators to split up cms in north, middle and south districts, or have matthews break away from cms completely. >> i'm absolutely in favor of the separation from charlotte-mecklenburg schools if they don't listen what we as parents and family members and community leaders have said. >> get the community involved to find out whether or not this is something that is just the board that is interested in this or the community that wants to get behind it. >> that was coleen harry reporting. the mayor says they tells need to find out how to split or completely break away, how that will impact them, the cost and unintended consequences. two people are out of their homes this morning after a large fire in southern mecklenburg county.
your side, making sure you get headlines just in first. kristen miranda is in the alert center doing that, combing the wires and we'll check in with her on headlines just in in a minute. a teen from burke county accused of trying to join isis has been indicted in the death of his neighbor. the state says it will seek the death penalty against justin sullivan. investigators say a gun found in his home in morganton matches the weapon used to kill john clark. he was the man found bury in his front yard in 2014. justin's dad was the one who turned his son in on the federal terrorism charges. he says the murder charges were a surprise. it was tough to watch his son go before a judge. >> he's our son and flashbacks of how he was and what could have been. >> sullivan will remain behind bars without bond. there is no trial date yet set for the murder charges.
terrorism charges in october. deputies in south carolina are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. lancaster deputies identified the men killed as terry price, jr. and barack shabez. shabez shot price, his stepson, turned the gun on himself when officers arrived at his home. they haven't said what led up to the shooting. animal control is investigating a complaint of animal cruelty after a dog died this. story sparked a huge response on social media. gaston county police their animal care division went out to a home on peppertree drive. they were looking at these two dogs who they say were obviously thin, a video posted on social media showed the dog having a hard time standing standing up. animal control gave the owner a warning. a week later the owner was on
it is not clear what the dog died of, that owner has been given a citation. still ahead on wbtv news this morning, new developments in the case of a teen from charlotte who says he was harassed by an uber driver. the action uber is now taking.closed captioning on wbtvnews is sponsored by subarusouth boulevard and subaruconcord. if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone.
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>> christine: uber fired a driver accused of harassing a teen boy in charlotte. we told you about this friday. this 17-year-old told us he got
a ride from an uber driver in august and since then, he has gotten several inappropriate messages and advances from the driver on his phone. and through instagram. in a statement uber told us "it is unacceptable for any driver to contact riders off the platform." part of freedom drive is back open after downed traffic signals forced it to close for hours. we saw sky 23 3 over the scene. a car crash near wesley village road hit a utility pole before 1:00 yesterday afternoon. no one was hurt but took crews quite a while to repair the pole. this verizon store is cleaning up after a truck slammed through the front doors and went in the store. it happened yesterday afternoon on east independence boulevard. the person in the car was not
we're asking police what led up to the wreck, they have not said if the driver will face charges. crews are trying to budge this big boat that ran aground in lake norman. the captain of the 50 foot boat reportedly got confused about where the shore was and ended up on it. this is near governor's island. this happened saturday. since then a tow company has been trying on get it free. no one was hurt but could take days to remove. looking ahead the winner of the iditarod race is expected to cross the finish line this morning. there won't be an increase in security, even though a man purposely drove in two mushers teams, killing one dog and injuring others. 85 racers hit the trails. a live look from the scott clark nissan honda hd tower cam,
4:48, a.m., and we're drying out from active weather last night. meteorologist al conklin here on set with more or that. >> al: you're in south carolina, and a lot of storms down there. we had a lot of warning for cherokee, chester and lancaster counties. >> christine: lightning show. >> al: for sure. those of us in mecklenburg are going there is the lightning had a little bit of rain, not that much, much heavier north in the mountains and south in south carolina. get you out there, we cleared out, let's look at it first off here what is is left of the rain, that is all moved out, down to the east now, clearing out nicely, but again there is just enough rain that we've got dampness out there and that may allow for fog to develop. we'll talk about that the in a moment. as far as rain goes, a whop .08 inch of rain. not all that much. our deficits run these are the updated numbers through today,
1.72 for the year. not insurmountable. a couple spots where we've got pretty low visibility. wadesboro zero, two miles in gastonia, shelby has improved big time. no fog in lincolnton, in good shape, clear skies, early on this morning and we've got temperatures mostly in the 50s. here in charlotte, 54 degrees, a little milder up around hickory, 60. 52 boone, 54 gastonia, 56 in salisbury, 58 in rock hill. couple other communities, 55 lincolnton, concord, 55 as is wadesboro, 54 statesville, 52 west jefferson and we're 52 out in shelby. this morning, patchy fog, that is it, 57 degrees, not bad at the bus stop, won't be as widespread or heavy and thick as what we had yesterday morning. unseasonably warm this afternoon, lots of sunshine,
all that courtesy of high pressure over us right now, that will govern our weather today but already looking at the next system, that has rain across the middle part of the country. this front will come marching eastward over the next 24 hours. stop this at 8:00, a couple showers coming in the mountains, rest of us are dry and watch how all this little bit of rainfalls apart as the front comes eastward, i don't think there is much rain outside of a couple showers. rest of us dry, high pressure build in should provide sunshine for friday and the start of the weekend. you notice this big front. you can say goodbye to the warm weather this is going away. what we're concerned about an area of low pressure develops along the front, the models are all over the place about this. it does have implications on the weekend forecast. right now going with the idea we will be very much dry through saturday and a small chance now on sunday of getting rain. it doesn't look as great as
temperatures go, forget about it. # 181 today, 82 tomorrow, below average going saturday, sunday into monday. what i'm most concerned about is at night, as we get back down in the 30s, early next week for a couple nights. again, plenty of sunshine, 81 today, 58 tonight, 82 tomorrow, cooler on thursday, but nice, 75. friday looks good. 68 and 60 saturday, more cloud cover in the afternoon, small chance for shower as the low builds offshore and monday, back up to about 60 degrees. see you at the top of the hour. >> christine: on your side helping you protect your privacy. what you need to know before using a smartphone app to buy things. wbtv is always on your side,
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you're a winner right here, jemma. landon, you got tired, buddy? >> how cute. sunday's race started with serious competition between landon and jemma. landon got tired. he fell asleep on the job. we think landon was the crowd favorite. right now the search otherwise for wanted man who faces several charges in charlotte. where police lost track of him, new at 5:00. al? >> al: showers and thunderstorms last night, they pushed away now, high pressure building in, that means a nice day today, how long will it last? the weekend forecast in the seven day planner straight ahead. chris? >> chris: early tuesday morning commute looking fine across the charlotte area, keep an eye on that. kristen? >> kristen: three police officers injured in a shoot-out in chicago, the latest details
in two this broadcast sponsored by subaru concord and subaru south boulevard. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: now at 5:00, chaos in concord after shots are are fired and a crowd taking off running, new details on the person killed, and two others who were hurt in the shooting. >> christine: we're live and on your side this morning as you prepare top vote in north carolina's primaries, what you need to know as you head out to the polls today. >> john: welcome to wbtv news this morning, it is primary day, tuesday, march 15th, good to have you with us at 5:00 a.m., i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. those stories plus kristen miranda getting headlines just in in the alert center. >> kristen: pulling together the details on the situation in chicago, three officers were shot in some sort of exchange of gunfire, i'll have the latest coming up. >> john: little bit of a mild
charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, al conklin. >> al: after the showers and thunderstorms, clearing skies, they all moved out, rain you can see what is left of it now moving up through virginia and offshore of the carolina coast. quite a bit of lightning, in south carolina, and right along the border but that is all gone now, a little concerned about patches of fog. we have good visibility in charlotte, three miles lancaster, gastonia, zero visibility in wadesboro. no advisories but will monitor that situation through the morning hours, metro school camera, dry conditions, excellent situation in charlotte, no problems with fog or wet streets. 54 in the queen city, wadesboro, gastonia, warmer, 62 hickory, 60 more gapton,morgan done. morganton. the 80s won't last much longer, changes coming for the weekend. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this