Skip to main content

tv   WRAL 8am News on Fox 50  FOX  March 8, 2016 8:00am-9:00am EST

8:00 am
primary could be bernie sanders' last chance to beat hillary clinton. he it's disputing the claims that he voted against saving the states auto industry. >> what i did not vote for is a middle-class bailout for the crooks on wall street. >> reporter: in a fox news townhall, clinton reached out to sanders' supporters. >> i hope to win the nomination if i am so fortunate, i hope to win with him. >> reporter: republicans are working with mississippi's primary. >> raise your right hands, everybody. do you swear that you are going to vote for donald trump tomorrow? i love you. >> reporter: ted cruz is going after supporters of donald trump. >> we have seen supporters of donald trump who realize he is not who they thought he was. >> we need someone to unite this party, i can and i will. >> reporter: in florida, marco rubio, the underdog, is now facing attack ads from trump.
8:01 am
closing in, but still eight points behind trump in rubio's home state, florida. they vote next tuesday. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> and john kasich is doing well in his home state of ohio, averaging four points behind trump. >> well trump remains the front runner, ted cruz is gain momentum. he turns his attention to north carolina where the presidential primary is one week away. wral's tara lynn is live in raleigh where cruz will be holding a rally today. >> reporter: that's right. seats are already reserved here for this rally at calvary baptist church in raleigh. there is a waiting list of people hoping they might have a chance to get inside the doors here this afternoon.
8:02 am
himself as the only republican who can defeat front runner, donald trump. the texas senator right now second in the gop primary race. he is a southern baptist who has made appeals to conservative christians as the core of his campaign but trump has more evangelicals than cruz in eight primaries. later today, ted cruz will hold a rally in charlotte. this sunday he will be back at the charlotte area for a larger rally with glenn beck and chuck norris. today's rally in raleigh is set for noon. we will air it live on our website, www.wral.com. >> thanks. tara lynn live in raleigh. donald trump is also focusing on north carolina. the republican front runner was in concord speaking to a crowd of more than 3000. he frequently referenced trade deals he things are costing american jobs. he also vows to get laws changed to legalize waterboarding and other interrogation techniques on terror suspects. he will be back in north carolina tomorrow appearing at the crown coliseum in
8:03 am
bill clinton toward north carolina rounding out of votes for his wife. he spoke to a crowd of 200 people at market crowd before heading to greensboro and charlotte. he urged voters to support his wife, touting her experience at home and abroad, detailed plans to boost the economy, create jobs and ability to be a change maker. we now know the funeral arrangements for nancy reagan. she will lie in repose tomorrow afternoon and thursday morning at the ronald reagan presidential library in california. a private service is friday at 11:00 a.m. she will be buried next to her husband, former president. ronald reagan. she died at her home from congestive heart failure at 94. appeal hearing is set for the man accused of orchestrating a gold heisel on i-95 in north carolina. the one that took us a year ago. the thieves took almost $5 million in gold bars from a gold truck near wilson.
8:04 am
today's hearing to keep 46-year- old al perez jailed until his trial. his attorneys are trying to get bail. the raleigh public utilities department is trying to have more ways to let you know if there is an emergency. customers can now receive email, text or phone call. you will only receive an alert if you are directly affected by things such as a power outage, sewer outage, or emergencies. the city will notify you based on the contact information on your account which you can update online. >> and, greg fishel will handle all of the weather alerts. >> that's right. if you have not signed up you specially want that. especially for spring when we get such volatile changing weather. >> exactly. it is severe weather preparedness week so we have been talking about that all morning and will continue to
8:05 am
of course it is a very quiet week but we have had the first round of severe weather two weeks ago. our fayetteville sky can looking great, very few clouds, plenty of sunshine making for a pretty glow on the brick buildings. 52 durham, 50 holly springs. fayetteville at 53, 54 in goldsboro. 53 in south hill and rocky mount. in your planner, it's a quick warm-up. by lunchtime, 70 degrees. if you don't have lunch plans outside you might be thinking about that. temperatures climb into the mid- 70s and by 8:00 back down into the mid-60s. we have a long string of days in the mid-70s but not all of them will be dry. we talk about when we have our next best chance of rain in a few minutes. brian is taking a look at the drive times. i see red on your graphics. >> yes, we have an alternate route not looking so good. we are seeing delays on the durham freeway between i-40 and mangum street. sensors indicating that trip will take 11 minutes. typically we would suggest 55 westbound as an alternate route
8:06 am
up as well, 10 minutes. plan on extra time leaving rtp heading into downtown durham on the northbound side of the freeway. some more drive times, through wake county on 40 westbound, big delays through garner. 42 up toward 440. a report of a disabled vehicle locking delano 40 westbound. that will slow you down heading away from jones sausage road up toward 440 this morning. 15 minutes there. once you are in the fortify work zone between 440 and us-1, 13 minute drive. allow extra time this morning. unfortunately, 440 westbound does not look so good as an alternate route. consider using 70 business coming through garner. the onset heading into the airport and rtp on 40 westbound looking good from wade avenue. that trip taking six minutes. on the north side of raleigh on westbound 540, slow between
8:07 am
by the time you get out to the leesville road area and glenwood, starts to thin out. that trip from capital to i-40 stands at 26 minutes. lookout for an accident at lynn road, no delays showing up on the sensors. also a crush on green road and spring forest road. accident in the clearing stages adtran five parkway. disturbing new information surfaces about a violent home invasion in raleigh. >> police are searching for suspects after a teenager was tied up and left a closet. what else investigators happened in the home. we are also following developments in a terrifying train derailment in california.
tv-commercial
8:08 am
sharapov (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to
8:09 am
hey candidates. enough talk.
8:10 am
one week after the death of akiel denkins people are trying to find solutions to issues plaguing the community. 40 people gathered on a baptist church to discuss joblessness, lack of opportunities and police community relations in south raleigh. holies discussed ways to improve the community and lives of those who live there. those in attendance wanted to get new ideas on how they could help.
8:11 am
where i could take men and show those who make their life choices that there is another way. >> the gathering was part of a regular weekly forum on ways to improve south raleigh. police have yet to make arrests of suspects who broke into a north raighome and sexually assaulted a teenager. police responded to a home on glade aster court about 3:30 sunday afternoon. the girl's mother says she found her 17-year-old daughter bound with duct tape, make it inside a closet. she said her daughter sent her a text message asking for help. the girls and stepmother explained how she was found. >> we have a coat closet. that's where she was, her head was face down. that's what my wife said. and tied up to the chair, legs tied up to a chair. >> according to the girl's stepfather, the attackers tried to steal a tv but could not disconnected. there was no sign of forced entry. a jury hands down a decision in a fox sports reporters case. the decision made after a man was caught filming her in a nashville hotel.
8:12 am
8:13 am
dealing with alzheimer's one of the cool perks of this place is you can eat as much cereal as you want. it's like i'm going to work to get some. alrighty. we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it. (laughing)
8:14 am
katy perry is someone who can make some waves. >> sometimes the waves were as well along the outer banks. is that the outer banks? >> it is. a bold town called waves. >> i love to hear the roar of the waves. >> they look very quiet there.
8:15 am
>> that might be the south side. my goodness. we keep talking about this but we are so tempted once temperatures got into the 70s to head to the beach. but this time of year when the water is chilly, if you're on the beach and it's warming you are going to be getting the sea breeze and the ocean temperatures in the 60s will feel a lot colder on the beach then it is inland which does not seem right. does it? but you have been warned. let's take a look. speaking of warning, we are talking severe weather preparedness week. we had our first round of severe weather two weeks ago with three tornadoes that touched down in our viewing area. you need to know when that sort of weather is coming your way. that is the topic of today's date. there is a different theme every day and the theme today is how do you get your weather information?
8:16 am
we encourage you to download our wral weather alert app. no matter where you are, your phone will pick up the alert for your particular location. if you are across town at a friends or relatives house, it's going to warn you for that location. if you are home it will warn you and your home location. you can also sign up for weather call, plug in different numbers come home and cell phone number. it will call the numbers and alert you for the address and you put in. you can sign up for email alerts for the entire state. and of course, noaa weather radio program for your counties. lots of ways to get severe weather information. once you know there is a severe storm coming your way to noon on wral or fox50 because we are going to track the storm and tell you where it is, when it will arrive and what the risks will be. look at that clear sky over solar farm 5. risks with the weather, just beautiful. hopefully creating a good bit of energy, today with all of that sunshine. 51 is the current temperature, southwest wind at 9 miles per
8:17 am
region. dewpoint 44, fairly dry. 52 in roxboro, 53 in south hill and tarboro as well as rocky mount and wilson. 43 stanford, 53 fayetteville. just a nice, miles morning. while that seems warm compared to yesterday's 30s, look back to the west and its near 60 in kansas city and memphis, 66 in dallas and that warm air pushes all the way up to the great lakes. that warm air will filter into our area. it's not going to come rushing in, we have high pressure precipitation back to the west. we will have some warm air able to creep closer toward us, especially with the expect temperatures to continue we have thunderstorms in the forecast to the west but by the time we see precipitation getting into our area, it is not going to be in the form of thunderstorms anymore. we are just looking at some showers for the weekend. temperatures continue to warm without flow around the high
8:18 am
76 today, 79 tomorrow and thursday. morning low stay in the 30s for the rest of the week, normal high temperature at this time of year in the 60s. close to the record thursday, i don't think we will quite get there. saturday we look at a chance of some showers. it is not st. patrick's day but we do have the parade in raleigh and there may be others around the region. it starts at 10:00 with a temperature of 60. expect some clouds, possibly a few showers and sunday same story. some of that rain may remain in the area until monday. don't forget saturday night, set your clocks ahead an hour. we go back to daylight savings time over the weekend. >> that would be this weekend. >> we look forward to that. >> i love extra daylight in the evening but i know that bill does not. how about you? >> it makes it harder to sleep. as early as we go to bed. >> get off the darkened curtains.
8:19 am
crank it up 2 decibels. >> the sleep secrets. there you go. new overnight emergency responders say it is a miracle no one was killed when a commuter rail train derailed in california. the lead car plunged into a swollen creek after striking a fallen tree. crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents to pull people out of the partially submerged car. nine people were hurt, four seriously. the train was traveling from central california to the bay area. all rail traffic on that line is canceled today. a second man faces charges in the death of a 9-year-old boy in chicago. 22-year-old dwight boone-dody is being held. investigations linked him to the death of tyshawn lee. the boy was bored and shot in head because of his father's gang activities. former pro wrestler, hulk hogan, is expected to take the
8:20 am
this is the second stay in the trial of the 100 million dollars lawsuit against gawker media. he is suing for posting a tape with his wife. gawker says it was a legitimate news story. hogan had talked openly about his sex life and as a public figure. a jury awarded a hefty sum to erin andrews. she sued after a stalker rented a hotel room next to hers in nashville, secretly recorded her in the nude and posted the video online. the jury found the man and hotel responsible, awarding andrews $55 million. tennis star, maria sharapova is in jeopardy with her career after she failed a drug test for the australian open. she will be suspended pending an investigation.
8:21 am
sharapova tested positive for meldonium, a drug that increases blood flow. the athlete says she does not realize it was banned this year. she started taking it 10 years ago after regularly falling out. this could cost sharapova more than her competitive career. nike suspended their sponsorship until the investigation is complete. swiss watch brand said its deal with sharapova will not be renewed. the justice department is fighting the latest ruling in favor of apple. the federal government is appealing a federal judge's ruling that apple cannot be forced to provide the government access to locked data. the case involves a routine drug investigation but tackles the same basic legal grod the california case in which a judge ordered apple to help the fbi break into an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. cornell university is mourning the death of their first female president. thousands of students and staff held a moment of silence for elizabeth garrett who died of colon cancer over the weekend a few weeks after she found that she had the disease. she led the ivy league school
8:22 am
she was only 52 years old. a drug made in the triangle may be the weapon world health leaders are looking for in the fight against the zika virus. durham based, biocrist created an antiviral drug which fought the zika virus. they are presenting the findings at the world health organization meeting in geneva, switzerland. the prime minister of malaysia says he is hopeful the found. airplane vanished over the southern indian ocean. searches have continued since then but is expected to end this here sometime. lawmakers will observe a moment of silence to honor the missing 239 people on board the flight when it disappeared on the flight from kuala lumpur to first lady, michelle obama will hold remarks in
8:23 am
women's day. she will visit the union market and speak to adolescent girls as part of the let girls learn initiative. the initiative is a government wide initiative that leverages investments in global primary schools and expands them to help adolescent girls complete their education. is is 8:23. nasa scientists are looking forward to a solar eclipse this week on the other side of the world. >> how it could help nasa get a durham police are looking to reverse a troubling trend.
8:24 am
8:25 am
8:26 am
8:26. i'm bill leslie with your top stories beginning with politics. gop candidate, ted cruz, focuses on north carolina where a primary will be held in one week. cruz will be in raleigh and also making appearances in charlotte and plan to be back in the queen city area over the weekend at the charlotte motor speedway. police have yet to arrest suspects who broke into a north raleigh home and sexually assaulted a teenager. this happened on glade aster court sunday afternoon. a mother found her 17-year-old daughter bound with duct tape, naked and set up a closet. let's get a check of the forecast. looking good out there, elizabeth. >> we have started to see the big warm-up. much warmer now than this time yesterday. take a look at the durham skycam, plenty of sunshine looking past the lucky strike tower. in raleigh, 51. 55 in roxboro and south hill.
8:27 am
it will be called this morning. by lunchtime already 70, high of 76 this afternoon. morning lows remain in the 50s, afternoon highs climbed to nearly 80 wednesday and thursday. 8:27. we have a minor accident on the shoulder of 40 w. on before rock quarry road. windblown the camera around. this is below the 440 merging and rock quarry road on 40 west. we had lanes blocked, everything moved over to the shoulder but we are seeing residual delays coming out of garner. especially slow between jones sausage road and 440. 22 minutes to make the trip from 42 up to the 440 split. once you are in the fortify work zone be on the accident comest pretty smooth stripe desperately smooth drive from us-1. diabetes is a disease that
8:28 am
8:29 am
next on fox50, state lawmakers today will hear recommendations for addressing alzheimer's disease and related conditions in north carolina. >> a task force has been studying how the state can meet the needs of patients. wral's mikaya thurmond is at the legislative building with more on the study and who will speak at it today. >> reporter: dr. lynnea smith, wife of thelate dean smith will be there discussing her role as caregiver as her husband struggled with dementia. in north carolina right now there are more than 160,000 people living with alzheimer's disease. a number projected to double by 2030. through a mandate from the
8:30 am
assembly, the task force of alzheimer's disease was charged with developing a strategic plan for the state. the goal is to better prepare the state to meet the needs of patients and caregivers. today the task force will reveal recommendations in areas related to the disease. in addition to dr. smith, caregivers and doctors will also speak. the presentation will happen at the legislative building. it is set to start at 1:00 p.m. mikaya thurmond live in >> raleigh. a new program meant to help find people with alzheimer's, down syndrome and autism. people who qualify wear a device that is always transmitting a unique radio signal. that can be detected by a law enforcement receiver if someone is lost. right now there are two transmitters available. anyone interested can visit the durham county sheriff's office website.
8:31 am
accused of killing his ex- girlfriend is considering whether to take a plea deal jamichael malloy is accused of killing danielle locklear in 2013. authorities say he confessed to strangling her and watched as another team, dominic locke dropped her body in the river. locke has already pled guilty. during a hearing, the defense hinted that malloy may consider taking a plea deal to avoid a trial. under the deal, he would plead guilty to first-degree murder and would be considered for parole after 25 years. in an exclusive interview after the hearing, his mother told wral it is up to her son to make that decision. >> whatever god says, whatever my son says, whatever my attorney says. then it is well with my soul. malloy has 30 days to decide if he will accept the plea deal. violent crime increased last year in durham according
8:32 am
in 2015 there were 37 homicides, up 68% from 2014. the city saw an increase in the number of burglaries and aggravated assaults. burglaries and larcenies were down as well only slightly. while motor vehicle thefts were up 5%. durham police are working to expand efforts in the community including increasing their presence on social media sites like twitter, facebook andnext door. the durham city manager postponed a body police camera discussion that was on the city council agenda last night. in a message to members, tom bonfield said city leaders and the interim police chief made significant progress on establishing guidelines, but he wants to work out additional details and get input from the new police chief before presenting any recommendations publicly. that new chief is expected to be on the job sometime in may. wake county commissioners
8:33 am
proposal to hold tax assessments more often. right now the assessments are done every eight years. under the new proposal it will change to every four years. they say this will help ease the sticker shock for those who see tax rates increase significantly every eight years. the vote will be held march 21 and if it passes the next reappraisal would occur in 2020. shaw rich history will be the focus of a new documentary that will include henry tapper and images of him never seen publicly until now. shaw university is the latest hbcu in the south and coed college in the south established in 1865, making 2015 the schools 125th anniversary. >> i think that the 150th anniversary gave us back to the idea that we should tell the
8:34 am
because it has been very important in history in the south. documentary, that aj fletcher foundation is funding the project. >> fantastic. have it done. and we have fantastic weather coming our way. >> glorious weather. >> it feels great out there now nice temperatures. >> we had 68 officially at the airport, temperatures climbing into the mid-70s today and near 80 tomorrow and thursday. a big warm-up coming our way. beautiful at the wral gardens. and with this long stretch of temperatures in the 70s for the high, we may start to see more things popping out, the bloom. i have artie seen cherry trees blooming, tulips are blooming, too. heading into a beautiful time of year.
8:35 am
that is only two or three weeks away at this point. 51 apex, 53 rocky mount, 50 degrees in wake forest. if you're heading up the doors for your morning run, feels much nicer than yesterday with temps in the mid-50s. mostly sunny skies today and temperatures climb quickly up to 70 by lunchtime. if you don't have month plans to be outside i would make those plans now. we are going to switch gears now and talk a little bit about the next solar eclipse. skywatchers around the world are gearing up for the years only one. it will be visible just in southeast asia but nasa scientists will test technology that will be pivotal for studying next year's total solar eclipse that will be visible across the united states. so joining us this morning to tell us about what scientists will be testing is nasa scientist, dr. michelle valor. good morning. what is it that scientists need
8:36 am
it seems we know a lot about eclipses. >> absolutely. it is actually caused by something simple but is wonderful and where. that means everything has to be lined up perfectly so that the moon passes in front of the sun and the earth falls into the shadow of the moon. what is going on is the shadow will move over southeast asia. people in indonesia, sumatra, there will be scientists from nashville, -- scientists from nasa, that's what's going on tonight. but, scientists use this to study the corona which is the gaseous atmosphere of the sun. the cool thing is that there is all kinds of wonderful things that happen with the corona. around the world scientists can block out the bright disk of the sun and look very close to where the solar weather happened. at nasa we have many satellites that study what is going on with the corona and how it might affect the earth. >> tell us what some of the effects are from the corona.
8:37 am
so, the sun is a huge object, more than 1 million times the size of the earth. have a wonderful satellite called the solar dynamics observatory. and, the sdo is able to take incredible high-resolution movies of what we call solar storms. this is a solar prominence that you are seeing. these are dozens of times the size of the earth and comes from superheated gas escaping from the gravity of the sun. some of this gets thrown off toward us. we are interested in knowing why the storms happen, and how to predict them better. the eclipse gives us a chance to see barry up close to the edge of the sun where we can see this type of solar activity. >> so cool. i love that video. i know a lot of folks will be disappointed in the united states that we can see this eclipse. when is the next one we can see in the united states, specifically the southeast? >> mark your calendars for next august 2017. on august 21, 2017 we have a wonderful thing going on. the shadow of the moon will
8:38 am
united states. in the southeast it goes across the carolinas, comes across charleston, south carolina is the end of the eclipse. 2017, august 21, should not be a short drive. get yourself into that pack of totality. >> a lot of folks get excited. thank you very much for sharing that information and we will be anxious to hear what nasa learns from that solar corona. thanks for being with us. >> i have already put in my vacation time. >> i am marking that on my iphone. august 21, 2017. solar eclipse. >> it will be here before you know it. diabetes is a disease that many americans face. >> coming up, dr. allen mask
8:39 am
8:40 am
manage the effget a mcpick 2. check out the fresh new look on mcdonald's mcpick 2 menu! lemme get a mcpick 2 now, choose any 2 delicious mcdonald's classics for just $5 bucks. mix n match share n savor 2 for $5 name your flavor pick any 2 iconic tastes- a big mac made with 100% beef, flaky filet-o-fish, seared on the grill quarter pounder with cheese or crispy 10-piece chicken mcnuggets for just $5 bucks. grab a friend today and pick your faves! lemme get a mcpick 2
8:41 am
29 million americans have diabetes but only one third have good control of their disease. >> diet and exercise are the first steps that many people need education. as our health team's dr. allen mask tells us, there is a new unc study to find the best medication for parents. >> ic diabetic patients most everyday in my office. millions have new onset of symptoms like frequent urination and excessive thirst, both hallmark to the disease. diet and exercise are extremely important, but a majority of the patients also need medications. finding the right drugs to control blood sugar can be a big challenge. most patients with diabetes
8:42 am
the first line of eatment is a medication called meformin. there are several seconds wear scrubs with advantages and disadvantages. >> we do not have adequate head- to-head trials to prove that one is clearly the best way for the general population. >> reporter: dr. john buse is director of the unc diabetes unit. he leads a global research effort to find the best second drug choice to control blood sugar levels and help normalize body weight. he was part of a study published in the journal of the american medic aocti that looked at adding insulin or another medication also an injectable called ideglira. >> after six months of follow- up, patients on the ideglira got too much better levels of overall blood sugar control. and, they achieve those better
8:43 am
and weight loss instead of weight gain. >> reporter: the goal is to balance blood sugar levels, preventing extreme highs or lows. >> we really worry about the rare situation where we fix the high blood sugar, but we create a serious problem with low blood sugar that frankly is a big threat to life. >> reporter: not only did the drug, ideglira, control blood sugar levels, they also saw a reduction in systolic blood pressure. dr. pugh says the drug is under review by the fda and could be available in the country later this year. >> what is the most important diabetes? >> we are working very hard to find a cure for diabetes. the corner. until that is found, we are looking for medications to lower the blood sugar so that we can minimize complications like blindness and amputations. that dr. points out that earlier in his practice he saw these complications, but they
8:44 am
new therapies. the study arms doctors with better evidence as how to better treat diabetic patients without dropping the blood sugar level too low. there are other studies on the horizon. there is an intensive study called the great study which we have reported on in the past. it is an international study involving thousands of patients that should help us better decide which of the best drugs used to treat diabetes and in what order. the only problem is, the study does not end until the year 2022. it will be sometime before we have that information back. this is really ominous with better knowledge as to what drugs to use and in what order to use them. >> we will be keeping an eye on that. great study. thank you very much. to find more information, go to www.wral.com and search health team or funded under the health and lifestyle. thank you, dr. mask. properly is fighting for
8:45 am
beyond state cabinet ... linda coleman, our next lt. governor. i'm linda coleman, and i'm running for lt. governor
8:46 am
don't have to do it all over again. i've fought to improve schools all my life. and now, i'm going to fight against the republicans in raleigh ... because we're in a fight
8:47 am
i want to get away that is what you call an iconic song. >> yes, lenny kravitz poses a good question. where would you like to fly away to? azalea gardens is beautiful. >> with the weather like this why would you want to fly away? that would be the bigger question. like we said it's going to be pretty chilly, because you've got overridden -- ocean temperatures in the 60s pitta
8:48 am
water, by the water. >> but the temperature will be in the 60s there while we will be in the mid-70s here. >> i will fly to jordan lake and see the bald eagles. >> how about you? >> can i fly to the mountains? i mean, it's okay. it's kind of form. i just want to be over there. >> what about mount mitchell? >> these are the mountain experts. >> we are going to fly to roxboro right now which has been absolutely beautiful. such gorgeous sunrises but the position of the camera lends itself to capturing beautiful shots in the morning. trend six -- roxboro skycam, notice the flag is at half staff to honor nancy reagan, former first lady who passed away a couple of days ago. 51 degrees is the current temperature. we continue to have a southwesterly flow at 9 miles per hour, that southwesterly wind bringing the warm air in. dewpoint 44, dry enough that we
8:49 am
about in the morning. 57 seven pines, 56 s. hill, 54 goldsboro, 53 rocky mount. yesterday when temperatures were closer to freezing. big warm-up in the forecast, normal high temperatures in the we get near 80 wednesday and thursday. probably not. we will be closest to it on thursday. thursday's record is on the low side compared to most of the records for this time of year which are mainly in the mid to upper 80s. as a matter of fact, our record is 90 on saturday. it can be really warm this time of year. thursday, the record high as 81 and the record coldest temperature is 38. we are going to have an incredible range this time of year. we could have snow or almost 90 degrees in march. talk about springlike weather. this high pressure system is what we can think for the dry conditions that we will see all the way from now through friday or possibly saturday. there is some ring back to the
8:50 am
well, maybe even some severe weather here. but the high holds all of that back to the west and does not let it advance. this type will begin by friday or saturday, letting some of that moisture finally approach us. that high keeps us nice and dry for the next several days. you can see from this afternoon, lunchtime through 5:00, nothing but clear skies, clear overnight tonight except for some patchy fog along the coast. then we're looking at a bright sunny day wednesday and thursday along those temperatures to climb up to near 80 degrees. it is severe weather preparedness week and the state why tornado drill is tomorrow at 9:30. the emergency alert system will be activated, it is a great time to talk to coworkers about where a safe place to be is at work and when you get home to talk to your family about where your safe place is either at the basement or a first-floor room without windows. we get into the weekend and start to see a better chance for rain again, but temperatures remain mild. don't forget saturday night
8:51 am
ahead one hour. we do go back to standard time over the weekend. but you know, it is feeling like spring now and will feel like spring after that. spring does not even start for another week and a half. >> lets get a jump start. we are all in. thanks. the famously private author, harper lee, is keeping secrets even in death. an alabama judge has ordered her will to be sealed from public view. only her next of kin will be able to view the will. the judge noted that she highly valued her privacy. lawyers for her estate asked for the will to remain private to prevent public intrusion and harassment of her heirs. the "to kill a mockingbird" author died at 89. the american tour for ac/dc is on hold because lead singer, brian johnson, has possible
8:52 am
>> the man says doctors have advised the singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. the rest of the groups shows through april are being rescheduled likely with a guest vocalists. that includes one show at the greensboro coliseum next week. >> i was going to say that was disappointing, but when they announced it was going to be you, even more surprising. >> front row seats for us. can you get us tickets? >> [ laughter ] >> this is from the roselle, illinois police officer. recently a police officer pulled over a 54-year-old woman driving with a 15 foot tree impaled right there on the front of her car. she was driving drunk, they say and now faces a court date next month. but, she just drove around with a 15 foot tree in the front of her car. >> like it would not attract any attention. >> does not say for how far. for a while, i guess. indeed. >> this is some video from the uk, somebody shot video of the
8:53 am
this is time lapse stuff. isn't that neat? peter irvine shot that apar >> and some clouds, too. >> now, there is the clear sky. >> ooh, aah. >> we have had a very space oriented time here on fox50. >> that's right. our nasa scientist spoke about the corona. listen to what happened in key west, florida over the weekend. [ horns ]
8:54 am
>> yes, they like to holler in centurylink prism tv has all your favorite channels, tons of live sports, and more -- all in crystal-clear hd. watch when and where you want with advanced features like our wireless set-top box, whole home dvr, and prism on the go. and choose from a variety of great packages to fit your home. call... ...and get started with the prism essential tv bundle. you'll get tv plus up to 20 megs of centurylink internet all for only $70 a month. this deal sounds great, especially if you love sports. get prism essential tv and up to 20 megs of internet for only $70 a month. score! or, if you love great movies... [ southern accent ] hey, clementine, go on and get prism essential tv with up to 20 megs of internet for only $70 a month. hyah! [ whip cracks ]
8:55 am
get started with prism essential tv plus up to 20 megs of internet speed. just $70 a month for a year with autopay. only from centurylink.
8:56 am
the time now is 8:56. i'm bill leslie. >> i'm renee chou. unc is advising students to protect themselves from zika virus over the spring break. they suggest putting on insect repellent, avoiding unprotected sex and check with doctors after returning from places infected with the virus. now let's get a check on the weather with elizabeth. >> it's beautiful out there, warmer than yesterday. take a look at the durham skycam. temperatures will warm up quickly to 70 by lunchtime. mid-seventies later this afternoon. currently temperatures are in
8:57 am
54 goldsboro, 53 rocky mount. we climb up to 68 by lunchtime and 74 by 4:00. a nice, warm afternoon and temperatures back into the mid- 60s by 8:00. no rain today. we are looking a lot better on 40 westbound raleigh. this is the camera at rock quarry road. we had an earlier accident on the right shoulder. it is clearing up now. still seeing the smallest delay through going up a clearing up nicely between 42 and 440. that trip down to 10 minutes. eight minutes would be a delay free drive. through the fortify work zone looking good, even west raleigh on 540 westbound from wade avenue looks good. the acc tournament kicks the first games at the verizon du -- antistate. the winner will play duke. wral is your headquarters for all of the games. live coverage throughout the tournament. because of the 12:00 and, our noon newscast will air on
8:58 am
8:59 am
ou announcer: it's time to play "family feud." give it up for steve harvey! [captioning made possible by fremantle media] steve: how you fellas doing today? thank you v very much. welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man steve harvey, and, boy, we got another good one for you today. returning for the second day,
9:00 am
it's the kirk family. and from leicester, mass., it's the brown family. >> hanmi taekwondo. steve: scared of them. all right, now. well, everybody's here trying to win theyself a lot of cash today and the possibility of driving out of here in a brand-new ford fusion. yeah. i'm gonna give away some money. who want it? let's go get it. give me kumar. give me kevin. let's go. top 6 answers on the board. what would grandma hate to find out that grandpa has been hiding from her for years? kumar. >> money. steve: money.

115 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on