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a new five storey training tower and police tackty cal center and it will provide improved training for the people we rely on in times of crisis and that is what you see. this is live training that is going on this building and all the equipment that you see they are using for training was paid for in a 2010 bond. so it will go towards the new facility. and i did find out something interesting. a few things the governor talked about when traveling the state talking about the bopped package did not make it. watch at 6:00 p.m. much more, i will tell you who got the money and who got left out. david whisenant wbtv on your side. >> see you at 6:00. >> a controversial bill banning abortions after 20 weeks may be in limbo in south carolina. the senate has amended the bill to include two exceptions when the mother's life is in danger
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survive outside the womb. the bill now has to go to a conference committee between the two chambers and to do that the house will have to pass it with a majority of 83 votes. >> education experts make visits to charlotte-mecklenburg schools classrooms. they have been in town for four days to see what is working and what is not. part of the school district's accreditation process. this happens every five years. wbtv's education reporter dedrick russell is on your side finding out if your child's diploma will be as valuable. dedrick what have they learned? >> well, jamie, i can tell you the experts told the school board, the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to cms. the bad is that experts are concerned the district has no way to determine if graduates are college and career ready once they graduate from cms. experts told cms to work on that. and now the good in all of this is that at the end, cms did pass
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say cms still has a long way to go. up on the fifth floor of the government center. cms was told it lacks stability. and when it comes to a superintendent. as you know there has been a high turnover rate when it comes to charlotte's top educator and it was told that prevents the district from going to the next level. and the team they talked to about 1200 people ranging from parents, students and teachers about cms. those experts wrote down their thoughts. listen to this... >> really making sure that all teachers and students and principals have access to the same opportunity throughout the system depending what school you are in and what part the county you may have more opportunity and that needs to even out. >> that was another bad part. and the ugly part is that experts toured facilities and told cms some facilities are lacking and need much improvement. one thing they talked to a fourth grader and that fourth
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while in the classroom. and the experts told cms to work on teaching and learning because if that student was engaged in the classroom that student would not have been bored. the experts are giving cms about two years to address this and try to turn these things around. dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> really interesting insight. thank you. >> back to the alert center where our alex giles is live with some surveillance video. >> yes, we got images from police they posted on facebook. this is from gastonia. they are looking for the two suspects wanted for stealing $200 worth of items from a wal-mart this past weekend. they left in a white bmw. if you recognize these people alert the gastonia police. back to you. >> thank you. >> first at 4:00 an 18-year-old driver has been indicted in a car crash that killed a 13-year-old boy.
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was going 61 in a 3 too 5-miles-per-hour zone when he wrecked in brunswick county. kaleb smith was killed. harris is charged with involuntary manslaughter. the heart of a teenage shooting victim in durham has been donated. 15-year-old david pounce was killed last week it was a drive-by shooting his family says despite the horrible circumstances he is able to give someone a second chance at life. the shooting is under investigation. no arrests have been made. >> turning now to the weather. i've moved to the first alert weather center with leigh brock. a record-breaking temperatures today. >> is that real? it feels like summertime outside. and then, yeah, over the weekend we are going to be putting jackets back on. >> i will have on a jacket, too. jboll will be good. >> shorts? >> 50 weather? >> it will be fine. >> that is the wisconsin coming out.
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ok being southern girls. >> yes, we are. >> let's talk about what is going on. we have temperatures in the 80s for just about everybody. looks so nice outside. and your nissan camera you can see the clouds coming and going. we have had a couple of those move in. but overall, yeah, this is not a bad day for mid-march. tomorrow is st. patrick's day. 86 in charlotte. 85 in albemarle. 86 in wadesboro and 82 in chester. hickory 83 . well above average for this time of year and staying there for several more hours. we are going to have to say good-bye to the temperatures but not right this minute going from mid-80s and 10:30 above average for this time of year for a high temperature. more on the forecast when the cold weather comes. for now let's check in with tonya rivens and traffic. >> thank you. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. let's check in on the brookshire freeway on i-77. a little volume starting to
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a heads up around the uptown area that police activity that we mentioned earlier, brevard street is blocked due to emergency vehicles from tryon to fourth. davidson have is a great alternate route. and note the hornets are at home for a game at time warner cable arena. so a lot of activity with the transit center across the street. on independence boulevard starting to get busier we have the accident westbound at independence and albemarle another accident close by on monroe and wendover and we had a accident in this area independence boulevard near briar creek and a stranded motorist. a lot of activity on independence boulevard. monroe road or randolph road are better alternate routes. >> thank you. first at 4:00 nearly 700 animals rescued from a north carolina animal shelter will be put up for adoption. they have been nursing the dogs, cats, horses, pigs and birds
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they were removed from the haven animal shelter in hope county in january. the owners have been charged with animal cruelty. all adoption fees will be waived and the animals will be vaccinated and then microchipped. >> and myrtle beach there away your trash. the council decided litter bugs will not be given warnings when caught tossing trash. a ticket will be written. littering in south carolina carries a minimum fine of $200 and 30 days in jail. put the trash where it belongs or you will be cranky. lunches get a bad reputation. >> and a cafeteria in south
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what a student claims she found a student claims these worms you see it there in were crawling in her lunch. >> the facebook post has thousands of comments. the student says she found the worms in sweet potatoes and reported the find to the leaders. the school district says the food was thrown away before staff could inspect it.
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health inspected the leftover food and the kitchen and has given the cafeteria an a rating. leaders will continue to monitor the food carefully. lost my appetite there. >> i might be brown bag to go for the rest of the year just to err on the side of caution. if you go somewhere with a teenager you are likely to hear them ask... you got a wi-fi password. >> we are on your side why you should be concerned about your private information. >> and breaking news right now. big time traffic problems interstate 77 up towards the lake.
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>> i'm maureen o'boyle live in the studio. 15 minutes away from news at 5:00. another guilty plea for former charlotte mayor patrick cannon for voter fraud. hear why hes with was sentenced to just one day in prison. and a new trial for a father charged for beating his six-month-old baby girl to death. what a potential juror blurted
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to declare a mistrial. those stories are ahead. first at 4:00 continues with brigida and jamie t we are following the breaking news troubles on i-77. over to first alert traffic center with tonya. >> these cars have not moved for the last 10-15 minutes. i-77 north at catawba avenue exit 28 that ramp off heading towards davidson a huge backup. two-car accident involving injuries. and nothing but red and traffic southbound side as well. the road is closed as they are trying to remove this accident. look at the backup which is crucial back towards 485. which means we are talking exits 28 down to exit 19 and 20. to the dot camp are that is what they are facing. they should use statesville or beatties ford road but get off of i-77 northbound.
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back to alex giles in the alert center working a developing story near raleigh about a north carolina state trooper. >> yes. traffic problems. we have these images from the cbs affiliate. a state trooper involved in a crash on 40. a motorcycle was involved in a bad accident and the state trooper stopped to help and while he stopped another car slammed into the back of his vehicle and they had to put the helicopter on the roadway. three drivers were taken to the hospital. we will watch that situation out there h back to you. >> top consumer headlines. carowinds announces its summer 2016 lineup. the park will open on march 24th. and for the general public the following day. some of the events the taste of the carolinas food festival and the first ever brew fest. for a list go to
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traffic especially that mess on i-77. and the average american driver wastes 50 hours a year stuck in traffic. a new report finds it is worse the worst in los angeles where commuters spend the equivalent of two work weeks or 81 hours a year on clogged roads. the runners up: washington and san francisco. it could be worse. drivers in london spend more than 100 hours a year stuck in traffic. >> wow. that is staggering number. and london you think mass transit. apparently a lot are driving. >> not what you want to hear. >> nope. amazon looking into allowing shoppers to pay with a selfie. the on-line store filed a patent application for the technology. company argues it's more secure and less awkward than passwords. is your password awkward?
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take a picture or video to authenticate payments. to prove you are real the system will ask you to blink or tilt your head while taking your picture. they have tried to think of everything. >> take note: the future pay with the vine video. >> six seconds of your best work. >> wow. can we not? not lay down cash? we cannot do that? >> things change, brigida you have to keep up. i've been trying to tell her, and she doesn't listen. >> really? you are so cool with change. here is leigh brock with the weather. >> fantastic, jamie boll. and we have temperatures amazing. it's well above average more than 20 above average and we have the blue skies from your hd towercam looking good and feeling nice. 86 in charlotte and 85 in salisbury, 84 in rock hill and
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and overnight most areas fall back to the mid-to upper 40s. and by 8:00 a.m. we will add-on a couple of degrees be in the low 50s. and heading through the rest of the day it's not going to be in the 80s. we are not going to see record-breaking temperatures. back to the mid-70s for high temperatures. low 70s in someplaces because a cold front is moving through and that is going to start to change things up. here is that cold front. would you believe it's halfway through our viewing area? we have not seen temperature drops that has that been the case. we have not seen clouds and we certainly have not seen any rain. the only thing we have noticed is a little bit of a dew point drop. the humidity has fallen. that is the only difference we have seen so far as far as the front is concerned. we will tap into colder weather. tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m. temperature, 50 . partly cloudy skies. wind out of a different direction not out of the south, southwest but out of the
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direction and it will allow the cooler temperatures to come in. and through the day we are going to be warm do not get me wrong. 10 above average. 50 in the morning. 10:00 a.m. we will be in the low 60s. mid-70s for high temperatures tomorrow afternoon. other temperatures around the region everybody will be in the same boat. a temperature of 73 in gastonia. 72 in hickory. 74 in monroe and 72 in salisbury tomorrow. and we head into the next few days we have the humidity that is going down a little bit. that does not help our pollen situation we have that breeze and the low humidity and lots of things blooming. so we will stay high on the pollen index at least for a couple more days. good news and bad news, i will let you decide. 70s for thursday. 60s on friday. 50s over the weekend. and then we turn it back around
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in the low 70s again. we will have more coming up eric has your full forecast at 5:00 p.m. >> next, you probably use public wi-fi but is that putting your private information into the hands of hackers? >> and shout-out to bobby our facebook fan of the day. appreciate you. hit the like button.
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but there are ways around encryptions. expert gary shows us how easily hackers can setup a fake log in page that looks like the real thing. >> they think they are connecting to a wireless kiosk when in reality they are connecting to a malicious site and they don't know it. they will put in their credit card. it's going off to hackers. >> the best way to be safe is to never use public wi-fi for anything that involves personal information credit cards or banking. >> there's always a give and take between convenience and security. >> kristen miranda wbtv on your side. >> coming up next on wbtv news, a hurdle in the case of a local father accused of beating his six-month-old baby to death. what a potential juror blurted out in court today. >> and we follow breaks news on the shooting in uptown charlotte we are live from the scene with details just in from police and reaction from the victim's sister.
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtvwbtv news starts right now. >> a new prison sentence for former charlotte mayor patrick cannon after he pleaded guilty to attempting voter fraud. we are breaking down why he was sentenced to just one day in
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>> first breaking news. one person shot near the transportation center in uptown charlotte. story we have been following for you since 4:00 p.m. good afternoon i'm jamie boll in for paul cameron. >> i'm maureen o'boyle. sky3 is over the scene live. on brevard street across from the transportation center near the epicenter and time warner cable arena. you are looking at the scene. you can see our officers are still there and that is the crime scene. coleen harry is there and joins us live with details. and i understand you spoke with the victim's sister? >> yes, that is right. like everyone else she is trying to figure out why the shooting happened. the call came in after 3:30. officers say they responded out to the area and found a young man shot multiple times in the parking lot there. police say he was taken by medic to cmc with serious injuries. officers found a suspect and that perspective is being questioned right now.
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weapon or a weapon close to the scene. now, detectives will tell you this is not a random shooting the victim was in a dispute with another person and the question is what triggered the shooting? and that is the woman who was the victim's sister says she would like to know. >> i do not understand why they shot him. but this is crazy, man. i don't know what to say. i don't know what else to say. it is my big brother. >> we're back live now and you are looking at the transit center on the brevard street side. to give you an idea of the location and the proximity to the shooting scene. talked to people who who were here and the start of the rush-hour and a lot of people waiting for the buses to leave and stunned by what happened here. we are waiting for the victim's condition. live in charlotte coleen harry wbtv on your side. >> certainly disturbing there,
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we will continue to follow this developing story and bring you any new details on air and on-line at >> right now a new guilty plea for former charlotte mayor patrick cannon. he was in court where he signed the plea deal and sentenced to one day behind bars for voter fraud. this is our first time seeing and hearing from him since his 2014 federal conviction for corruption. a judge charged cannon with voter fraud for a vote that he cast in 2014 while he was a convicted felon but awaiting sentencing. brody o'connell live outside the courthouse with more on this. why just one day for cannon? >> well, from what i heard in court and what the assistant district attorney said after the hearing, i think the judge believes patrick cannon that he vertically. he will have the one day to


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