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here is wbtv's steve ohnesorge with more on conditions in avery county. >> it's been a postcard day that folks love. unless you are from myrtle beach. >> it is cold, yeah. >> maybe more than a little. but snow falling and wind whipping and the lunchtime temperature was 11 . >> i want summertime back. >> the cold temperatures made the snow stick to the roads in spots. there were wrecks and a warning for drivers from authorities. >> take your time. >> the woman here wasn't going fast. her truck slid out of control. her advice to those thinking of venturing out... >> stay home. >> but it is a holiday weekend a lot of people are and will be on the roads. these guys will do their best to keep roads drivable. one of the big issues for the highway crews is salt does not work well when it gets below 20
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well, they will not see 20 for a few days. sand is being mixed in with what they spread. >> the sand will give you a little traction. >> four wheel drive or chains might be needed make sure you have emergency supplies with you. tow truck guys tell me if you call for help you might have to wait in line for them to get to you. >> hour, hour-and-a-half. >> this stuff keeps everyone busy or as they call it here... february. in avery county, steve ohnesorge wbtv on your side. >> track the weather in your area right on your smartphone or tablet. download our free wbtv weather app. >> right now, the lockers are cleared and the off season has officially begun. despite a heartbreaking super bowl loss, the carolina panthers have wrapped up an impressive 17-2 season. the team spoke today during a news conference and the biggest talker of all was cam newton's exit from that post super bowl
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newton talked to us for the first time since the incident. wbtv's brody o'connell begins our team coverage. what was newton's response to the critics? >> maureen, i can tell you that cam was unapologetic. he admitted to being a sore loser. he has drawn sharp criticism his week but i can tell you after spending time in the locker room it is clear his teammates they still have his back. hurry for cam... >> cam newton's teammates cheered him on and had fun as the nfl mvp gave his first interview since the now infamous press conference walkout. the mood was lighter today but cam was not backing down or apologizing. >> i mean, i've been 0 on record to say i am a sore loser. who likes to lose, show me a
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it is not a popularity contest. i'm here to win football games. >> cam's walkout is not the only thing he is being criticized for. there was the fourth quarter fumble he did not dive on. cam told reporters today that his leg was in an awkward position on that play and felt that he could have been injured. gregle son has a message for people not satisfied. >> the one thing i do know is if anybody ever wants to question how much cam cares and question how hard he plays the sacrifice that he makes with his body and the sacrifice he makes with the way he plays that position then not only are they uninformed they have never watched us play. >> to say that cam has the locker room on his side would be an understatement. before cleaning out the locker he took time signing autographs for teammates. coach ron rivera said the bond this team shares gives them an edge. an edge that cam says will carry over to next season.
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and i mean that. like we will be back. >> and talking about team camaraderie, coach ron rivera said he had never been a part of a team that had this close of a bopped. a facility -- bond. and a family feel considering he was a player to the bears a team that won the super bowl. live in up sound charlotte brody o'connell wbtv on your side. >> just great hearing from cam. and coach ron rivera also spoke today and said he is focusing on the 2016 season as the players get much-needed rest. he told the team they wish they could be in the position celebrating and pamela escobar is live from the stadium. no parade today but how did the team react to the fans reception last night? i bet it was heartwarming? >> yes, it was. and today just this team has
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and true fans have been behind them the whole time. today the team did take time to say they appreciate all of it. now fans gave the panthers a welcome home monday night at bank of america stadium as players stepped off the buses and they received tons of cheers. people were disappointed with the loss but not disappointed with their team. and tuesday the team had an opportunity to respond to the love. >> it was awesome like the fans have been for us since i started here to know they are here to awesome. it is. >> it was great to see everybody every show that even though we lost that they cared enough to come out and stand on a chilly night on a random monday. but at the same time, you just think what could have been. >> now, the coach says he wants to give fans plenty to cheer about next season see what they will be doing in the off season
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pamela escobar wbtv on your side. >> as brody o'connell mentioned this play had a lot of people talking. cam newton addressed his criticized fumble. now ashley stroehlein has more on newton's message to critics who say that he did not do enough to recover the ball that is later at 5:00 p.m. >> voting is underway in new hampshire for the first in the nation presidential primary after months of campaigning and ads in new hampshire voters finally heading to the polls and in big numbers. officials say turnout for the primary could break a record. and the state where bernie sanders and donald trump continue to hold on to commanding leads, both men urging their supporters to show up. >> the polls do not mean anything if we do not get up and don't get out and don't vote. >> it is imperative that you and
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the political process. >> after today's primaries voters in south carolina will cast their ballots. south carolina g.o.p. primary is february 20th and the democratic supreme february 27th. >> and right now police are asking for your help to track down a man wanted for attempted murder in rock hill. denzel beezer stabbed a man last night on lucky court in rock hill. if you've seen him call police. >> charlotte-mecklenburg schools wrapped up a meeting with mecklenberg county commissioners on the table the plan on how to assign a school for your child and how much is needed to educate your student. wbtv's dedrick russell was inside that meeting and joins us now. anything decided on and what was the take away? >> well, maureen, both boards agreed they need to get on the same page when it comes to
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between the boards and that relationship has been up and down. inside 267 here at the government center where both boards met. when it comes to student assignment commissioners had an issue with the school district's goal of creating more diverse schools. some say to them that means busing. but school board members said that is not the case. they told commissioners there are other options to obtain that diversity goal besides busing. and the budget commissioners told board members in the future present an amount to them that is reasonable instead of what commissioners think requesting an amount that is dead on arrival. also talked about maintenance of schools. commissioners expressed concerns how they see that cms is giving attention to certain schools and leaving some behind. clearly there's more work to be done to make sure the boards
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educating students. at the end of the meeting there was no word when the two boards will meet again. dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> right now the search is on for a man wanted for indecent liberties with a child and police are asking for your help to find him. take a look at your screen right now. this is the man wanted for an incident that happened in december in charlotte. police say he was last seen in north charlotte. look again. if you know this man call police immediately. >> it's 10 minutes after 5:00 p.m. and let's check the roads here is tonya rivens. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in i-77 and trade street things have been quiet on our major roads. secondary roads with problems. there is an accident at trade and graham. tryon is a great alternate route.
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i-77 northbound and on the left side volume building on i-77 south as we wrap things up a look at morehead street and accident at kennelwrth avenue. one alternate route is east boulevard or providence road. back to you. >> thank you. a student robbed at knifepoint on the campus of a local college. >> new and next at 5:00 p.m. >> i will tell you more about the suspect police are still looking for and how the crime affected nearby schools. >> and i'm eric thomas we are watching this large system it's an upper-level-driven system and more snow pouring into the mountains. we're watching for the chance of
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knifepoint is on the run. >> huntersville police called out several officers and canines to search for that suspect. despite their efforts that suspect is still out on the loose tonight. sharon smith joins us now and is live from huntersville. sharon how is the student who was robbed? that must have been frightening! >> i cannot imagine, maureen. cpc says the student was not hurt and that student gave police a good suspect description which i will share with you. but that crime set off a chain reaction. them. three cms and one charter school there is a cluster here on old statesville road and that is standard procedure when someone like that is on the run. it is another case of no one expecting to be a crime victim. the student here at cpcc could not have thought at 11:20 on a tuesday morning he would be approached by someone with a knife demanding money.
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eventeds. huntersville police swarmed the area with officers and canines. parents got the call they did not expect. >> i feel like they had it under control. >> danielle was surprised by the principal's message and has two kids at the elementary school and had few details on what happened? >> she says police activity but everything was fine. >> her knowledge was limited to police activity. we told her about the robbery at knifepoint. >> definitely warranted a phone call to the parents which i'm glad they locked the school down i maybe got the call later i'm glad they went ahead and locked the school down. >> and we have a specific suspect description. hispanic male in his 20s, average build, goatee and short spikey hair. we know that could be anyone and you combine it with this
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long sleeved gray sweatshirt, camo garko shorts, black jordans and black gloves and wearing a gold cross necklacement you combine that information there has to be someone who thinks i know this guy and give police a call. sharon smith wbtv on your side. >> lots of detail there. thank you. and of course we will continue to follow this story and bring you updates on air and on-line at wbtv.com. >> we have learned of the key ruling by the u.s. district court regarding the congressional map that has been redrawn in north carolina. the latest in the alert center with alex giles. >> look we just the documents into the alert center. the court denied the general assembly's request for a stay of the court's order requiring the general assembly to redraw congressional map in a constitutional manner. one of the districts does affect parts of charlotte and this order means the elections cannot
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the general assembly can appeal this denial to the u.s. supreme court. >> and the story continues. thank you. >> right now time to check our traffic here is tonya rivens. >> and your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. let's check in on tryon street by shopton an accident. and farther down south we have an injury accident at south boulevard. arrowood is a great alternate creek road. we see the red switching over which means stop-and-go traffic here is the scene. a one-lane is blocked in the intersection for sure. the drive time highway 49 southbound to 160, about an hour at the moment. slow-moving traffic and here is the scene at 485 by south tryon and arrowood road. >> thank you. when i got off the plane and got to charlotte the temperatures california. it was burr chilly.
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>> and today is colder than yesterday. almost 10 . >> exactly. and we are going down. while the temperatures are going down the snow accumulations are going up in the high country. the size i still cannot get over the size of the influence of this upper-level low that is creating snow back across st. louis and mississippi valley and south as central georgia covering the carolinas and up through the northeast now. again you will notice there is a window here of little activity that downsloping flow off the mountains. and surviving occasionally here in the piedmont areas outside of the mountains but the story is all about the snow continuing to roll in and out of the north carolina high country. and in fact, here we go again as we take you through the next 48 hours you are going to see that additional accumulations of one to three this is already on top
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there. meanwhile the weather net it's been more bark than bite. cloud cover and saw sun. 34 and a look at that temperature and this is in uptown where they run warmer than the surrounding areas but not today. you will see that still most regions now mid-30s but you hit the 40 corridor below freezing and 18 in boone. and blowing rock with that, no surprise. the snow continues. that is what your map looks like through 11:00 p.m. but there is not a lot happening outside of the mountains. but we are below freezing by 11:00 p.m. and then through the overnight hours there it is again. the waves of snow coming in and out of the high country. for us getting colder about 26 and boy does the beat go on. wow. the snow rolling on in the mountains and out the door temperature 14 in the morning.
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cold air there is not a lot of disruptive weather until monday we could be talking about snow arriving in the morning sleet, freezing rain are all in play. obviously things can change. each day please check back with us. and this one looks like it has potential and we'll keep tracking it. >> thank you. next, a local woman gets to meet her father 30 years after she is born. how she was able to find him. >> and all new at 6:00... >> this moment is here and i am excited. >> a milestone for the smallest baby ever born at cmc we are there as her parents get to take her home.
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> a father and daughter meet for the first time nearly 30 years after her birth. >> an emotional day in court when this 18-year-old admits to starting a fire that killed his 14-month-old stepbrother. >> first, look at just how cold it is going to get tonight. snow also all around us. welcome to wbtv news i'm jamie boll. >> thank you for joining us. low 20s for many of us tonight. it is going to get cold. meteorologist leigh brock is in the first alert weather center with the forecast. time to bundle up? >> it is.
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you do not want to lose that jacket at all. day or night. it will stay cold. where our snow showers are, we have a few more of them building down to the south in the south carolina counties. not typically the ones that get the snow but you have snow showers in york county and chester into south carolina. here is 321 here. and 77 in south carolina you are 521. the van wick area into heath springs and closer to monroe you also have snow showers. not really going to amount to a lot and not going to stick on the ground but you may see them heading home from work. and in the mountain counties in burke down south of the 40 you are seeing snow showers and then up into avery county you also have some of the snow showers. you also on top of that have a winter weather advisory for avery county, ash and watauga until 7:00 a.m. thursday. on top of that in avery county
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