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are moving toward elizabeth city. we're still looking at cloudy skies and gradually see more sunshine throughout the morning. here is a look at your temperatures, much cooler than where we are yesterday. 57 in raleigh. 53 in durham. south hills, you are sitting at 51 degrees but ten degrees warmer than that. clayson it still reporting 61 degrees. this morning, here is a look at your deplete forecast. lunchtime today 72. high of 79 where our normal high is in the low 60s. i'll let you know how long this warmth will continue for coming up in your storm team forecast. kristin? >> good morning, everyone. our tuesday is off to a quiet start on the roads. despite the fact that we have some of that rain and storms last night. road conditions are looking good this morning. let's take a live look outside at what you can expect. normal traffic volumes, and we are seeing congestion picking up at i-40 and aviation parkways as you can see there.
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40 looks dry this morning. we just have one small incident to tell you about that is on 40 westbound. that is right near carytown boulevard here. there is an accident off on the shoulder at exit 291. watch for maybe a few little slowdowns in that area until the accident is cleared. plus, we saw the shoulder closure fortified between exit 293 and exit 301. so it could be a little tight going through there this morning. keep that in mind. thank things are looking good on your westbound loop. on 540 to u.s. 64 to glenwood avenue. avenue to wade avenue. we have more weather and traffic updates coming up in a few minutes. 5:32 now. breaking overnight. investigators say a lightning strike may have caused a house fire in raleigh. we've got the video for you. the fire started around 10:30 last night at the home in the south hall subdivision.
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the house did receive minor damage, though. the family was able to stay there last night. a crash involving a pedestrian in raleigh. police say the victim is still at the hospital undergoing treatment. the crash happened at 8:00 on u.s. 1 between i-540. several lanes were backed up for more than an hour. no word on the victim's condition or if an officer filed any charges against the driver. all right, russ. the date march 15th. that means today is the day. polls up up at 6:30 for the primary election. >> if you are headed to vote, you'll be asked to narrow down the race for north carolina governor. very big part of the election here. north carolina's emma right is at a polling location in raleigh with details on that. emma? >> reporter: polls up here in about an hour. voter turnout is expected to be high. one of those things they'll be voting on is, of course, the governor's race. growth sides, republican --
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democrats, want to get into the governor's mansion. if the polls are any indication, the race is tight. governor mccrory is up against roy cooper. mccrory running for the republican side. attorney general roy cooper for the democrats. he will face one other challenger. voters will choose when they go into the polls later on this morning. political analysts we talked to say this is going to be a tight race. they say it's also going to be one of the most expensive races in the country. >> in terms of the primary challenges, both are looking ahead to the general. they are not really focusing on primary opponents. primary opponents don't have much money, which means they probably are not very visibility to most voters. >> reporter: in addition to the governor's race, voters will also be voting on a very expensive, but very important bond referendum. we'll tell you more about that
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carolina. just a little bit about about. it is called the connect nc bond. it is a $2 billion decision. half will go to the improvements of our state's university system. the bond is necessary to accommodate all of the recent growth we've seen in north carolina according to proponents. opponents are against it. one notable absence from the ballot lotp, voting districts were redrawn. the map was reconfigured after a federal court ruled that electric districts were unlawfully race based and ordered new boundaries. the polls are opening this morning at 6:30 and close tonight at 7:30. new this year, you'll have to bring your i. d. we'll have all that you need to know on there is a vote guide to walk you through it.
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to get alerts when major races are decided. >> russ also talks a little about exemptionsp. and now where the presidential candidates stand in the polls. donald trump holds a double digit lead on the republican side. these numbers coming from the public policy polling. as you can see, donald trump is ahead by 44% followed by ted cruz at 44%. marco rubio is at 7. on the democratic side now, hillary clinton ahead by 20 points. many of the big-named candidates were in north carolina monday hoping to win over your vote. donald trump spoke in hickory. hillary clinton had a late night in charlotte. her visit followed by a rally by bernie sanders in the same city. heidi cruz campaigned for her husband ted in fayetteville. this video has gone viral of a protester sucker punched in raleigh. investigators were considering
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happened built now they are backing away from that possibility. the cumberland county sheriff's office already charged jon mcgraw for punching. him investigators were looking into whether the trump campaign incited a riot. hours later, the sheriff said that. defense attorney adam barrington said it would have been tough to prove. >> a broad statement like take care of these people on their way out. >> the sheriff's still looking at why his deputies didn't detain mcgraw but instead tackled the man who was hit. he was contacted by phone but he declined comment. pnc arena is ready to host the first and second round of the ncaamen's basketball tournaments.
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to welcome the team. two number one seeds, north carolina and virginia wail open play in raleigh. other notable names include usc, texas tech, hamson and butler. usc will play against the under four winner. duke also dancing against unc wilmington. our own david hurst will be there. so we look forward to his reports. plus, check out the special section of for full coverage. you can also print-out your brackets. this morning, i was helping this one right here with his brackets. >> no you weren't. >> yes, i was. >> are you done yet? >> i helped you with maryland, remember? >> i was going to go with that anyway. >> how soon they forget. a maryland police officer is dead after what investigators are calling friendly fire. what authorities discovered about the suspected gunman's brothers at the scene. >> plus this.
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it is a good morning to you. dropping into the mid-50s for 7:00 and 8:00. we'll start to warm up quickly. 62 by 9:00 this morning. the rain has moved out. knits place, cloudy skies and fog. we're not seeing a lot of that fog downtown from our shaw university camera. visibility at the airport down to a mile and a half. certainly take your time if you are driving around early this
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the rain has moved out. 54 in roxboro right now. 53 in henderson and durham. pinehurst good morning. you are at 55. neighboring rayford at 56. as you are planning your day today, today will be at 56. 72 at lunchtime. high of 79. back to 77 by 6:00 p.m. this evening. there is a small chance you'll need the umbrella tomorrow. i'll break that down coming up. 5:42 in the morning. a search for a volunteer missing firefighter enters its second day today. still to come, how many people joined in the search. >> i've been here for 18 years. that is the most compelling piece of video that i've seen. >> a toddler is alive after two police officers sprang into action when she stopped breathing. the story is later on cbs north carolina. >> the stakes are high in north carolina as votes head to the -- voters head to the polls. we'll have analysis from john dickerson tonight on the cbs
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as we tally the votes . >> 5:44 on your tuesday morning. good morning to you. in this morning's top stories, voters in five states, including here in north carolina, are heading to the polls today for the primary election. >> one of the contests here, the race for governor. it looks possible pat mccrory will face rye cooper. >> -- roy cooperp. >> also, the $2 billion connect nc bond is on the ballot. proponents say it's needed. opponents worry it will cost taxpayers in the long run. donald trump is expected to beat marco rubio and remains locked in afears baitle with john kasich in ohio. hillary clinton faces a
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of ohio, illinois and missouri. breaking overnight, three police officers in chicago are in the hospital after being shot. the shooting happened just before 10:00 last night on the city's west side. three officers are expected to survive. a fourth person was reportedly killed in the shoot-out. right now, we don't know what sparked the incident. 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 the gunman ambushed the station. he also says officer colson was shot after he arrived as he was dressed in civilian clothing and in an undercover car. the suspect started randomly shooting at police while his two brothers recorded the whole thing. >> individuals videotaping it as if it's a game. >> police do not think the suspect will survive the shoot- out.
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for answers after a double murder. jessica pyatte was finally identified. a head wound made it difficult to identify her. her family says she went there to style the other victim's hair. investigators worked nonstop on the case. jessica's family is anxious for answers. >> there's no reason to take somebody's life. if you have an issue, you go he to the law. you don't take a life. >> investigators tell cbs north carolina they are making progress receipt, but they are asking anyone with information to come forward. the search for a missing firefighter will come forward. authorities have not released the victim's name. they were fishing and swimming in the tar river when the one swimmer disappeared. 50 people used sonar to help with the search yesterday. today a funeral takes place for a 15-year-old shot and killed in durham. david pounds died after being shot march 8th in a drive by.
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durham in just one week. just a few days later, two more children were shot in separate incidents within 24 hours. a 14-year-old was hilt in the shoulder. a 16-year-old is also shot. >> most people are prisons in their own home. i don't come outside with my children. my children don't play outside in the neighborhood. >> there is a possible gang war that some neighbors claim is the big problem. people are trying to stop plans from moving feared to build a new policed they quarters. the group may have put multiple organizations and community members wants city counsel toil take back plans on east main street. the price tag, more than $71 million. they say that money should go towards jobs, health care, and affordable housing. a newly elected durham city council woman even came out for the cause. >> i think that council will
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the people who are out here willing to stand up and say that this is not where we think the city should be investing. >> headquarters is scheduled to open in two years and will consolidate several police functions that are currently spread out. it will also be home to emergency communicationsp. right now it is a day of cleaning up in part of ohio after a tornado hit there throwing debris all over the phillipsburg area. national weather service confirms that tornado was an ef-1. alyssa, it felt like big storms last night. nothing like that of course, here, but man that was some loud lightning and heavy, heavy rain. >> we even have reports of gulf ball sized hail in franklin county last night. the good news is, all of the storms have moved out. in the wake of the stormy weather, we're seeing fog develop and the temperatures are dropping. you can see some of that fog as
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camera in north raleigh. look at this. we have now dropped to a half mile in raleigh and throughout portions of lee county towards sanford and siler city. visibility at 5 miles. also 5 miles in lewisburg and roanoke rapids. your current temperatures are cooler than where they were yesterday by about 5 to 10 degrees in some cases. we're at 55 in raleigh. look toward lewisburg 54. henderson and durham 53. we still have a few hours in the 60s but just a few right now. 61 in clayson, goldsboro and clayton at 60. know that you could easily walkp to some fog and cloudy skies. 56 at 8:00 a.m. we'll soon turn to partly sunny at lunchtime. we'll continue to see more sunshine and continue to see more unseasonably warm temperatures. we're back to 77 for 6:00. now, i'm showing you your radar to show you in fact those rain showers are moving out of our area. we've been dry now for the past
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what we're going to see over the course of the next 48 hours. more and more sunshine. we're seeing that at noon as we head into the afternoon really not expecting a cloud in sight. as we head into wednesday, things are going to change again for us. we'll kind of do the flip-flop of what we're expecting today. sunshine to start the day, clouds to end it. this is the next cold front coming through. this could spark just the shower or isolated storm. this shower and storm threat is not going to be widespread by any means. it will cool us down toward thursday afternoon. in the meantime, cool is not a word i'm using to describe today's forecast. look at this 80 in fort bragg and fayetteville. more of the upper 07s as we travel off to our eastship smithfield, rocky mount at 78. here at raleigh, 79. henderson 77 later today. then tonight a few clouds and cooler. we'll drop into the mid-50s.
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again a small chance for rain, but i think the bigger topic is going to be the warmth. so we're 58 and sunny at 8:00 a.m. 76 at noon. the record high is 86 tomorrow. we'll be just a few degrees shy of that with an afternoon high right around 82. st. patrick's day thursday 74 and dry. we fall back into the 60s for friday. then the chance for rain will continue to cool us down over the weekend ahead. that's your latest seven-day forecast. let's throw it to kristin. how's traffic looking? >> not too bad. roads are from sparely good shape. we'll -- fairly good shape money let's start your morning here and looking at the durham freeway and briggs avenue right now. no major issues to tell about you there. always good to see this early in the morning. as far as our traffic map goes, most of our major roads are looking okay. we have an accident off on the shoulder on 40 westbound near exit 291. that's carrytown boulevard. it's off to the shoulder.
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keep in mind, it may slow you down. a lot of people are guesting you curious about those road there. project fortify, we have the shoulder closed between exit 293 and 301, so we still may run into issues there. if you are heading into raleigh from the north, we have normal traffic volumes from u.s. 1 to 540 from downtown. you are looking at a 17-minute drive and on 70 to downtown, it will take you 14 pints this morning. first, before we grow to break, here's a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> i'm charlie rose. coming up, political ads designed to take down she says their names. trayvon martin shot to death. dontre hamilton unarmed. sandra bland... did nothing wrong. and makes their mothers' fight for justice her own. she speaks for a city poisoned by indifference.
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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. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. an update to a story that
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following, al j. has all of our hearts. >> he underwent a heart transplant on thursday. he has had a setback in his recovery. we recently talked to his mom tina. she said he'll continue to 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. tina told us doctors at unc children's hospital remain hopeful. to find out how you can help, we've got a link to al j's you caring page, and there's also information about how you can become a donor. we'll find that on our web site, a toddler in illinois is alive thanks to the quick action of two police officers. dash cam shows the first officer running off to his squad car rushing to an 18- month-old. the little girl was not breathing. her grandfather was with her and didn't know what to do.
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the two performed the heimlich maneuver then cpr. >> so grace of god that he was the first officer to arrive and immediately no hesitation knew exactly what to do. it was amazing to see the response that these guys had and, you know, just didn't even flinch. just went right into it. >> reporter: the 18-month-old was choking. pair paramedics took her to the hospital and she's made a complete recovery. president obama invited the cast of the hit musical hamilton to perform. it tells the story of founding father alexander hamilton two grew up as an orphan and became the first secondtry of state. they held a special performance at the' rose garden. responding to cue cards, the
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[music] >> he is so talented. i mean, he even shakes the cue cards. he put in words about nasa, obama care and the constitution and sonny and bo the family dogsp. >> to keep up with random
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coming up, we'll look at when we go to the store, i find my box of honey bunches of oats and i'm checking to see if i packaged it. best cereal in the world right there. if the last 3 letters were p22, that's me! and now in delicious chocolate. captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 it's march 15th. we've got live team coverage on the major races. >> plus, coming up -- >> you have to go out and vote. >> why votes in our state are expected to make a big impact
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a lightning stake me have set a wake county home on fire. >> good morning, everyone. i'm russ bowen. >> i'm stefan chase. good morning, alyssa. >> good morning to you at home as well. we all heard the storms move through last night. thankfully, they have moved out of the area. what the storm has left behind, cloudy skies and fog. that is really getting denser by the moment. here we are looking at the cloudy skies. the rain is drifting off to the east. 53 in roxboro and dorm. fayetteville, you under the upper 50s along with clinton, lillington and rayford this morning. here is your complete forecast for the day ahead. 56, includey and cooler this morning. 72 at lunchtime. the mix of sun and clouds and looking for a high near 79. compare that to our normal high


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