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>> plus, a night after lightning and hail, what's in store for us? >> definitely a thundery night. i'm russ bowen. >> i'm stefan chase. yes, we have your morning news and check on traffic. first, let's say hello to alyssa alyssa. >> storms are lingering in the area in halifax county and the clouds continue through sunshine. shortly afterwards, we'll see the clouds break up. it's still early, but if you are getting ready, 54 in lewisburg. look out to our south, the low 60s.
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cloudy and cooler. we are at 72 on tuesday. 79 for the afternoon high. we fall back to 77 by 6:00 p.m. this evening. more on the forecast and when we could hit the 80s again coming up. right now, we'll send to kristin with a look on traffic. tuesday is off to a quiet start on the roads right now. let's take a live look at what you can expect if you are hitting the roads this morning. this is i-40 and aviation parkway right there. the camera is out of focus, but traffic is moving fine on 540 and 440. one note to tell you if you are driving on 40 again today. we still have that shoulder closure between exits 293 and exits 301. it could be a tight squeeze going through there throughout the day today. your westbound loops are cleared today.
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drive from 440 to wade avenue. on 40 to the clayton by pass, you are looking at an 11-minute commute. investigators say a lightning strike may have caused a house fire in raleigh. that fire started around 10:30 at the home on summerton place right in the south hall subdivision. no one was injured. the house did receive minor damage, though. the family was able to stay there last night. new information about a crash involving a pedestrian in raleigh. the victim is still at the hospital undergoing treatment. the crash happened around 8:00 last night. several lanes were backed up for more than an hour. no word on the victim's condition or if the officer filed any charges against the driver. all right. today is the day. polls up at 6:30 or the miamiry election. >> if you are heading to vote,
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down the race for north carolina's governor. we have details on that big race. emma? >> reporter: getting into the governor's mansion starts with today's primary. if the polls are any indication, it looks like two very big names will be on the ballot. getting into the mansion is very important to both republicans and democrats. governor mccrory wants the nomination. he will be facing two challengers today. roy cooper is facing ken spaulding. this may be one of the tastest, most expensive race -- tightest and most expensive racesp. >> cooper's raising a little bit more money and has a few more donors, which i think at least right now makes him very viable as a challenger.
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governor's race, there is a very important bond referendum. we'll have more on that coming up in our next half hour at 5:00. i'm emma wright, cbs north carolina. as emma mentioned, the connect north carolina bond is also on the ballot today. it is it a $2 billion decision and go to the improvement of our state's university system. opponents are concerned it will cost taxpayers in the long run. one notable absence. voting districts with are redrawn last month. when that happened, the primary date for the u.s. house of representatives was also pushed back to june 7th. the map was reconfigured after a federal court ruled two districts were unlawfully race based and ordered new boundaries. polls are opening at 6:30 and close tonight at 7:30 in the evening. a reminder, new this year, you have to bring an i. d. we'll have you covered with all of the results for all of your
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check out the voter guide on if you have any questions. you can also get our news app to get alerts. donald trump hoping a double-digit lead on the republican side. these numbers coming from the public policy polling. you see trump at 44% followed by tedd cruz at 33%, marco rubio at 7. on the democratic side now, hillary clinton ahead by nearly 20 points. and many of the big-named candidates were in our state monday hoping to win your vote. donald trump spoke in hickory. hillary clinton's visit followed by a rally by bernie sanders. heidi cruz campaigned for her husband ted in fayetteville. it is video that's gone viral. a protester sucker punched at a
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investigators were considering charging the presidential hopeful because of what happened but now they are backing away from that. they already charged jon mcgraw for punching the protester. investigators were looking into whether trump or his campaign incited a riot. the sheriff said the evidence did not support that. the criminal defense attorney adam barrington said it would have been a tough case to prove. >> reporter: the sheriff's office is still looking into how its own deputies handled the issue as to why they tackled the man hit instead of tackling the man who threw the punch. college basketball fans, get ready. pnc arena is ready to host the first and second round of the ncaa men's basketball tournament. and the signs are already
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two number one seeds north carolina and virginia. unc will play against the first four winners to be decided today. duke's also dancing against unc wilmington, your alma mater, russ. duke also dancing against unc wilmington as we just said. they will start their adjourn journey there. already? >> i have done the left-hand side of it. i haven't done the right-hand side. it's currently 4:38 in the morning. a maryland police officer is dead after what investigators are calling friendly fire. what authorities say they discovered about the suspected gunman's brothers at the scene. >> plus this.
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>> reporter: what is the president doing? later, who he invited to the white house and the jam session had he this in the rose garden. looks like a lot of fun money. >> it does. >> that has us dancing this morning. here is a look at your temperatures opinion 61 in fayetteville. a little cool their morning but
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welcome back. good tuesday morning to you. it is 4:40 on this tuesday morning. 57 degrees. do you remember yesterday many of us were in the 60s. not the case as we start off our morning, but we are still starting off rather gloomy. cloudy skies, and fog developing across the area as well. the one good thing, the storms that moved through throughout the overnight are now drifting off to our east. just a few isolated lingering showers across the east. other than that, the majority
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let's go ahead and check in with the fog. look at this, visibility at 3 miles in raleigh. 5 miles in lewisburg. 7 in roxboro and syler city. visibility right now sitting rapids. these temperatures are still mild for this time of year but not as warm as they were yesterday. 57 in raleigh, sanford and pinehurst. low 60s around lillington and fayetteville. your forecast for today will drop another degree or so before sunrise. 72 at noon. high, 79 degrees. yesterday, we hit 80. that's our second 80-degree day of the month. i'll let you know. a search for a missing volunteer firefighter enters its second day. still to come, how many people joined in that search? >> i've been here for 18 years.
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piece of video that i've seen. >> a toddler is alive after two police officers sprang into action when she stopped breathing. stay with us. >> the stakes are high in north carolina today as voters head to the poles. we'll have reports from the campaign trail and analysis from john dickerson tent on the cbs evening -- tonight on the cbs evening news. then stay tuned to this cbs station as we tally the votes throughout the night. looking great and stepping out with confidence includes having beautiful feet. my newest beauty routine secret starts in the shower. discover the latest innovation from amop\. the new pedi perfect wet & dry. now get effortless hard skin removal on dry or wet skin. plus, it has 2 speeds and it's rechargeable. the easy way for touchably soft feet. suits me and my new shoes. new amop\ pedi perfect wet & dry. amop\.
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here's what's tuning in right now. in this morning's top stories, voters in five states, including north carolina, head to the polls today for a primary election. >> and the race for governor, according to current polls, pat mccrory will face roy cooper in the general election.
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connect and see bond will be on the ballot today. half will go to the state's university system. supporters say it's needed to accommodate all of the recent growth here. opponents are worried it will cost taxpayers in the long run. donald trump is expected to beat marco rubio in florida's crucial primary but remains locked in a fierce battle with john kasich in ohio. democrat hillary clinton faces bernie sanders in ohio, missouri and illinois. three police officers in chicago are in the hospital after being shot. the shooting happened on the city's west side. the officers are expected to survive. a fourth person was reportedly killed in the shoot-out. new details in the shooting death of a maryland police officer. the chief says the undercover officer was killed by his own colleague's gunfire as gunmen ambushed the station.
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was shot after arriving at the scene. he was dressed in civil january clothing in an unmarked car, not wearing body armor. investigators say the suspects started randomly shooting at police while his two brothers recorded the whole thing. >> we have individuals videotaping it as if it's a game. >> horrible. the police chief does not think the suspect is expected to survive that shoot-out. the families are desperate for answers after a double murder last week in johnston towny. jessica pyatte was finally identified. a head wound made it difficult to identify her. her family says she went there to style a man's hair and investigators worked nonstop on the case. jessica's family says they are anxious for answers. >> there's no reason to take somebody's life. if you have an issue, you go to the law. you don't take a life. >> investigators tell cbs north
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progress, but they are asking please come forward. the search for a missing back up. the victim and two friends with are fishing and swimming on the tar river sunday when one swimmer disappeared. about 50 people helped with the sonar. david pounds died after being shot march 8th in a drive by. he's one of three kids shot in durham in one week. a few days later, two more kids within 24 hours. a 14-year-old was hit in the shoulder, a 16-year-old also shot. >> most people know i don't come outside with my children. my children don't play in the neighborhood. >> the police chief was out of town and could not comment about a possible gang war that some neighbors claim is the problem.
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trying to stop plans from moving forward in durham to build a new police headquarters. protesters hit the street in front of the current said quarters. the group wants city council to take back plans to build a new police headquarters on east main street. the price tag? more than $71 million. that money should go to jobs, health care, and affordable housing. newly elected durham city council woman even came out for the cause. >> i think council will have to listen to the people who are out here, you know, willing to stand up and say this is not where we think the city should be investing. >> it will consolidate several that are spread out and home to emergency communicationsp. right now it is a day of cleaning up in ohio after tornado hit there and threw debris throughout the area.
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confirms the tornado was an ef- 1. >> nothing like that here, but i'll tell you what, it felt like last night, all i heard was thunder and a whole, whole lot of rain and a lot of lightning. >> i saw it as i was heading to bed last night, too. hopefully, you are able to get some rest. 57 degrees right now. this is a live picture from our tower cam. we're looking out over the belt line with a few cars as we start off on our tuesday morning. i want to show you this. many of us heard storms throughout the overnight. the good news is most of those have moved out of the area. just a knew lingering showers across edge comb and halifax counties. most of us are dry other than that. the roads and grassy areas are still damp, so keep that in mind, especially for kids headed off to the bus stop. much cooler than the past few days with temperatures.
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54 in syler city. 60 in lillington right now. 61 in clayton and now in the upper 50s around the clinton area. as you are planning your day today, we'll be at 56. cloudy still around 8:00 a.m. also isolated areas of fog. we'll climb to 72 by lunchtime. high this afternoon of 79. very close to where we were yesterday. yesterday, we actually hit 80 again in the triangle. we'll fall back to 77 looking at mainly sunny skies. here is the temperature trend over the next few days. today, yes, unseasonably warm. tomorrow could be the warmest day of the week and then the temperatures drop. back to 74 on thursday. upper 60s on friday. i think over the weekend, we'll be cooler than normal as saturday's high is expected to be around 61 degrees. we're tracking a few systems to make those temperatures drop. as you wake up this morning, we're looking at mostly cloudy
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by sun is it, it's clear conditions. overnight tonight, we're looking at clear skies. for wednesday, we're calling it partly cloudy. we're are watching another front. if you remember, yesterday we were thinking thursday could be some rain. i'll brake it down for you closer in your seven-day forecast. right now, here's your highs for today. 81 is your high. along the 95 corridor, you will be close to 79. 80 the high in clinton. 79 in raleigh and cary. roxboro and henderson right around 77 degrees. overnight tonight, just a few clouds, cooler temperatures around 56 degrees. keep in mind that may be cooler but it is still warmer than the 40s we should be in for this time of year.
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st. patrick's day on thursday, 74. back into the 60s on friday. by sunday afternoon, we're back into the upper 50s and will stay on the cool side as we head into the start of the next workweek. that's a first look at your seven-day forecast. right now, over to kristin with a check on traffic. good morning, everyone. we're off to a quiet start on the roads to our tuesday morning here. we'll take a look at what you can expect here. this is 47 and briggs avenue right now. you can see traffic is moving smoothly in both directions there. no major issues on your thoroughfares around the entire triangle actually. let's look at what you can expect. our traffic map is showing you the shoulder closure. things may get a little con justed. if you are heading into raleigh
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540 to downtown, you are looking aate 17-minute drive on 70. that will take you about 14 minutes this morning. and on i-40 to downtown, you are looking at a 17-minute commute. things are looking good on the roads right now. we'll have more traffic updates coming up. before we go to break, here's a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> i'm charlie rose. political ads designed to take down presidential front north carolina's furniture and textile industries decimated by decades of disastrous trade deals. over 361,000 manufacturing jobs lost. only one candidate for president has opposed every disastrous deal -- bernie sanders. while his opponent has flip-flopped on trade deals, bernie has fought them and stood with american workers. he'll take on wall street and their trade deals because he doesn't take their money. for jobs. for us. bernie.
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here's an update to a story many of you have been following closely. al j underwent a heart transplant thursday morning. has had a setback in his recovery. we recently talked to his mom tina who says he will continue to stay is a daylighted beyond dialysis and have a breathing tube for the next few days. his old heart did so much damage to his kidneys that his new heart is having a tough time communicating with his kidneys. to find out how you can help out, there is a link to a.j.'s you caring page. there's also information on how you can become a donor yourself. a toddler in illinois is
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action of two police officers. dash cam shows the first officer rushing to an 18-month- old. the little girl was not breathing. mucous or involvement was choking the 18-month-old and officers were able to clear her throat. she made a full recovery. >> okay, good. president obama invited the cast of the hit musical "hamilton" to perform. i don't know if you heard about it but tickets are like $500 on broadway. it tells the story of alexander hamilton who became the first. lynn miranda held a special performance in the rode garden responding to cue cards. the president flashed the freestyle rap. [music]
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>> you can't even put your head around the talent there. >> no, incredibly talented. >> the flash cards included words about nasa and even sonny and bo, the family dogs. >> now i definitely want to go see the broadway play. north carolinians are heading to the polls today. >> coming up in our next half hour, we'll look at what is on the balance lott. taking a look at a polling location in florida.
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news. so did the storms keep you up last night? they sure did us. severe weather hit parts of our area bringing hail the size of coins. look at that. wow. >> the storms also brought lightning to the area. we haven't heard any local reports of damage, which is a good thing. it did wake me up, but then it
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>> then it woke me up and kept me up. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 good morning, i'm russ bowen. >> thankfully, you are not cranky, though. >> emma wright is covering primary election day. first, storm team meteorologist alyssa corfont is here with a look at your forecast. >> reporter: good morning, guys. good morning to you at home as well. we are looking at cloudy skies as we start off our tuesday. most of the rain, though, has moved out of the area. here is your satellite radar composite this morning. the showers drifting east. 51 right now in south hills. 54 in roxville. also toward siler city while raleigh is at 57. clayton and goldsboro, you are both at 61 degrees. 56 at 8:00 a.m. we're cloudy and cooler this morning. then we quickly turn partly cloudy through lunchtime. 72 and our afternoon high will


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