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outbound on i-85 past 485 and up toward belmont this morning. but if you're coming in from the lake or leaving rock hill right now, looks pretty good out there. here's a live look at i-85 toward bruton smith boulevard, you can see the inbound traffic is beginning to increase just a bit. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: continuing coverage of campaign 2016, the focus of candidates running for both the democratic and republican presidential nominations is on south carolina right now. the democratic primary is february 27th, in nine days on february 20th, the republican primary will be held. tonight, gop candidates will take part in a forum at winthrop university. wbtv's mark davenport is joining us live now from where that forum is being held. and so mark, there is a lot riding on the south carolina primaries. >> reporter: john, there is a lot riding on this. first in the south primary.
the records to 1980 to ronald reagan. every time since then they had a south carolina primary, except for 2012, the winner of the south carolina primary has gone on to secure the nomination. you have names like ronald reagan, george hw bush, bob dole, george w bush, john mccain in 2008. the only exception 2012 when newt gingrich won with 40% of the vote. he did not to secure the nomination, that is why this is so important for the gop nominees this time around. you have people coming in, donald trump leading the way with 36% of the vote, that average poll and ted cruz right behind him, it is a race for those two guys at this point but it is a very big point for them to secure south carolina. that is why it is so important for them to win here, will start tonight at the forum, over at burns auditorium, from 6:00 to 9:00. each has 30 minutes to speak. right now two people have
is ben carson and also you have ted cruz will be here, but i do want to just briefly talk about how big of a deal this is so we went over and talked to the political science professor at winthrop, he told us how much a big deal the candidates will put in the south carolina primary. >> we're now going to have a big, probably bloody fight, get robocalls, they have started. we'll get tv ads, radio ads. >> reporter: going to be a lot going on here in south carolina, we have nine days until the primary and the voting begins. tonight it all starts here at winthrop university, we'll have complete coverage on wbtv. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> christine: now 5:33, get over to kristen miranda with another developing story that is coming in overnight while you were sleeping, a deputy injured, was he shot? >> kristen: this is a tough story, christine. this is developing right now. authorities say a police officer who responded to the scene here,
police officer is now -- was shot in the line of duty. responding to a domestic violence call until in fargo, ned n, north dakota. they do not expect him to survive. 33-year-old jason mosier, went to the home after police got a 911 call that a man fired a gun at his family. several shots from inside the home struck the officer. there is a stand-off that continues at this hour, that gunman still holed up in that home. i just saw an interview that just happened a short time ago with the police chief in fargo, he said it appears tonight we are losing one of our officers. so a sad situation in fargo, one we will continue to follow as it develops throughout the morning. back to you. >> christine: keep us posted, so sad, thank you, kristen. could be a few days before voters and lawmakers here in north carolina know whether the state's current congressional
march 15th primary or have to be redrawn before votes are cast. john roberts says lawyers have until next tuesday to respond to the state's emergency request to let the current boundaries remain for next month's primary. the lower court ruled the current lines relied on race when they were drawn. a cruise ship battered by a massive storm off the coast of the carolinas back in port in the u.s. this morning. and we learned a local family was on board. >> john: they are talking to wbtv about the frightening experience. ashton pellom joins us now live in charlotte with much more on this story. so ashton, what is the family telling you? >> reporter: good morning, john. we spoke with crystal hutchins of statesville and asked what was the best way to describe the terrifying experience and she said "it was 12 hours of wondering if we were going to survive or not" that is how deep the situation was.
people aboard the anthem of the seas, the cruise liner caught in the storm in the middle of the atlantic ocean. massive wind and waves battered the ship creating a mess. you can see from the video it shows the chaos that unfolded during the storm. hutchins says passengers were told to stay in their rooms during the ordeal and the royal caribbean said the wind speeds were higher than they expect and what was forecasted. hutchins says she is not happy with that explanation. >> if you knew the storm was out there that bad there's no amount of money worth risking and you took our lives in your hand and gambled with it. it is surreal, i have a three-year-old, i was worried what do you do, what do you do next? it was solid, hard storm for 12 hours. >> reporter: hutchins will be traveling back to statesville to day. the cruise liner is refunding their money.
>> christine: i know they having to glad to be back on dry land. thank you, ashton. a live look at the commute this morning. traffic is pretty much light here in this hour. where is this, chris? this is i-85 and the stretch looking really great right now for you. chris larson is watching all the cameras, he will let you know the problem spots first as they arise because you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. let's go to meteorologist al conklin. al: that is the traffic part re is the weather part. we have cold conditions, still have wind blowing in the mountains, not as bad as it has been the last couple mornings, but still we have until 10:00 a windchill advisory for watauga, ashe, avery county, all the mountain counties. windchill 6 below in boone. 2 in charlotte, that is the actual temperature, there is not much of a wind blowing outside of the mountains. numale fishing forecast, 24 this morning. sunshine, 38, mostly sunny afternoon, high of 43. john ballard of lincolnton sent in the big catch, his
a big smile after reeling in a nice bass fishing with his grandfather earlier at the klein family farm pond in lincoln county. way to go, cameron, you're our big catch of the day. need your pictures can folks, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. we should be 54, we'll only get back to 43 today and we will stay well below average going in the weekend, we have highs in the 30s. valentine's day is dry and cold, evening temperatures heading out sunday night will be in the 20s. it will be a cold one, bundle up. talk about the seven day forecast, in a couple minutes. >> christine: she surprised everyone by taking a booth with a view of the ocean at a california restaurant. how this cutie little sea lion is doing this morning. >> john: it was supposed to be a weekend drive, coming up how this couple survived being
woods for three days. >> john: getting an update on a sea lion that surprised everyone at a california restaurant when she came in and took a seat at a table. the picture of her sitting at the booth went viral. experts who took the pup in say she had a whole host of problems malnourished. a week later she has gained four pounds and more hydrated and doing well. >> christine: new this morning, a boy in michigan sacrificed his own 12th birthday party and instead celebrate the entire law enforcement community. dozens of law enforcement officers came to a lansing high school basketball arena. sold cookies for nine months to pay for party, raising $10,000. he didn't need money to throw the party because everything
the money he raised was given tolansing's police organization that works with kids. good for him. >> al: i thought you were going to say the update on the sea lion, dine and dash or something. he was there we turned around he's gone. what happened? no tip? that is good to hear. very cold today, here what is is going to happen. a shot of more cold air that comes in over the weekend and then we set ourselves up for a big storm down the road. we'll talk about it. get you going over the next couple minutes, 5:43, high pressure ridge now building in, will be with us as it moves off the coast our return flow will bring temperatures up in the afternoons. cold this morning, teens and stallings. even in the mountains flurries 20 in charlotte. little bit of a breeze, windchill factor not too much
that is the good news. in the high country, down you have single digits showing up, right now 13 boone, 12 jefferson, morganton, 19 shelby, lincolnton, 16 statesville, 13 albermarle. 18 in wadesboro and 19 in rockingham. it is a cold start to the day out there. we're 20 in charlotte now, by 8:00, 24, sunshine, 38 at lunch time and just a few high clouds, 43 this afternoon. a big improvement over yesterday, we got to 38 yesterday. i was off by a degree or so but still it is about 10, 12 degrees below average this time of the year. by this morning, we're high and dry, sunshine, by late this afternoon and in tonight we see cloud cover and notice tomorrow morning we have snow that is falling across the mountains. schools may be closed or delayed again tomorrow. notice how the snow tries to break out especially north of lake norman tomorrow morning and in the mid-day hours. i wouldn't be surprised if we get a few flurries and they move by. as the cold front comes through, much colder here for the
continue for the mountains, but sunshine, it will be windy and cold on saturday. again, only 20% chance of snow tomorrow outside the mountains but boy does it pick up sunday night into monday and monday night, 90% chance. for presidents day weekend, we will be dry and cold for the first part of the weekend, saturday lots of sunshine, windy, only 38 degrees, windchill factors in the 20s. sunday, mostly sunny, stays cold, but also dry, 35 degrees, monday, not so, major storm moves in, looks like probably starts as snow and gradual transition to ice, the set-up is low pressure coming across i-20 the deep south, high pressure off new york and new england, recipe there is for yep, a big storm that is coming our way. we'll try to finalize the details, will all come in play, only thursday now, but as we get closer to the weekend we should know more about this but it looks more and more certain the storm is coming. stays cold, dry today, 42
town, we mentioned the weekend, big storm monday, pulls out tuesday, in the mid 50s by wednesday. that is the forecast, check in right now, chris has first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. looking live i-77 at lasalle street, traffic coming toward you northbound, southbound traffic toward the city beginning to pick up. still a lot of green out there, we have a few slow downs outbound independence past albermarle, and inbound providence road for a small stretch there. as we swing in center city, the john belk, the brookshire, both of those running in the green and looking good early for thursday morning commute. if you're coming from rock hill 2, 1, 66, concord to center city, 17 minute commute. lake norman southbound running 18 minutes at 66-miles-per-hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: a couple survives three days in the woods and now
morning, it is 13 minutes bef on your side right now, you're watching wbtv news this morning. >> john: welcome back to wbtv news this morning. >> christine: t over to kristen miranda who is in the alert center, monitoring all the headlines hitting the wires. what are you seeing now, kristen? >> kristen: this is the best picture i could find for you to get an image of the train collision or derailment, rather, in egypt that is happening now. take a closer look at that, egyptian health ministry official says 69 people have
this train derailed, two of the cars overturned, traveling toward cairo, happened this morning. a security official is quoted as saying the train slit hit a cement wall trying to avoid a second train. reportedly the train conductor has been arrested this morning. but just a pretty devastating looking picture you can see how easy it was for the 70 people to be injured, a story that continues to develop. if i get updates on more injuries or why the conductor was arrested, i'll let you know. >> john: a couple in idaho is thankful to be alive this morning after being stranded in the woods for three days. they got stuck in the snow over the weekend. they survived on handful granola bars and a coffee cup they filled with snow. >> i thought we might not make
kids, i love, goodbye letters -- that was really hard. >> on monday her husband climbed to an area and was able to get cell service, calling their daughter who made sure rescuers found the couple. >> christine: the share hornets are rewarding loyal fans. they are keeping ticket prices flat for current ticket holders who renew in the next week. you can get season tickets for the upcoming season at the current price, which starts at $10 a seat for each game in the upper level and $40 a seat per game in the lower level. something to keep in mind if you're a season ticket holder. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. it is eight minutes before 6:00, here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: cold but dry across most of the area this morning, even in the mountains, very few snow
belmont, clear conditions, 20 in charlotte, outlying areas, 20 mountain island lake, 16 tega cay, 23, harrisburg at 23. concord, 21, monroe, 18, 13 in boone. check out morganton, 12 degrees, 19 right now in shelby and 19 in the gastonia area. today starting off obviously very very cold but not as windy, we'll be 24 degrees this morning at 8:00. then 38 at lunch time and with any luck, get back to 43 this afternoon. still about 10, 12 degrees below average, improvement over yesterday. going forward it looks like a very cold but mainly dry weekend, but here is what i'm looking at, snow and ice monday. low pressure cuts across the,
let's check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we're going to start on independence expressway, they are making some repairs this morning, inbound lanes the right hand lane where they have water seeping on the roadway, you can imagine with temperatures so far below freezing that is creating icy conditions. not seeing any delays right now but keep an eye on that but crews are making repairs. independence expressway from 277, the cars coming toward you are going inbound this morning. looking at the overall mapping system, most of the major highways continuing to run in the green this morning, with a few slow downs beginning to build down toward pineville and over around the arboretum. christine, over to you. >> christine: the trial of former charlotte-mecklenburg poe officer kerr kerr caused randall kerrick caused
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this broadcast sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> christine: campaign 2016 comes to south carolina today. a live look outside winthrop university where all is quiet now but that will be different later today. several of the top republican presidential candidates will take part in a forum today. on your side with a look ahead to that. >> john: another frigid start to
current temperatures, every where it is below freezing. meteorologist al conklin is tracking a slight warm-up but a major storm on the way. the cold temperatures in recent snow in the high country causing school closures and delays. the complete list. alleghany county, two-hour delay. ashe county, three-hour delay. avery, mitchell and watauga county schools are all closed today. good morning, welcome to wbtv news this morning i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. our kristen miranda is also here live in the alert center getting you headlines first as news is happening. >> kristen: the secretary of defense in the u.s. making some statements today about fighting isis, what he had to say coming up from the alert center. >> john: for more on this bitter cold let's check in with charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, here is al conklin. >> al: it is bitter cold as advertised, we have a little bit
we have dry conditions here in charlotte. we have now bounced up to 21 degrees here but the key is it is dry you shouldn't have any issues on the roads. other than the fact it is cold. 21 charlotte, 20 mountain island lake, belmont, 16 tega cay, 18 waxhaw, 22 stallings, indian trail, 23 in harrisburg. boone, different story, windchill factor minus 6. 19 shelby, 19 for monroe and wadesboro. lots of sunshine, 24 at 8:00, 38 at lunch time, 43 this afternoon, well below average this time of the year but improvement over yesterday. now, down the road looking at a big storm, i'll give you the details i have on this coming up with the seven day planner, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. chris: al, thank you, traffic onsored by toyota of north charlotte. nc-dot reporting they are making some emergency repairs on independence expressway, that is lead on to 277.