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but this shooting should not taint the ciaa being in charlotte. >> some things we cannot control and a lot of time that is citizens behavior and these were out of town guests coming to participate in a successful tournament here in the charlotte. >> those suspects too, are from member 23eus, tennessee area and one from south carolina. the suspects have been released from jail while soon leaders will come together to figure out what next steps need to happen to tighten up security during ciaa week. we talked to a victim inside one of the two cars, and she told me she is happy that she is alive on this day. we will have more coming up new on wbtv news at 6:00. for now, we are live in uptown, dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> see you at 6:00. thank you. >> more breaking news coming
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in the trial in rowan county. alex giles is live with that. >> our media partners at time-warner cable confirmed this. a jury returned a verdict of guilty in this murder trial. that suspect 37-year-old maurice robinson is guilty of first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. he planned the robbery at a convenience store and got the gun used to kill the store owner and planned other armed robberies and we know the jury returned a verdict of guilty in this case. we will continue following any courtroom developments that we get. >> late breaking news thank you. >> a bill allowing school employees in south carolina to carry guns on campus put on hold for now. the republican who is sponsoring the bill says he wants to protect the safety of children in rural schools that cannot afford a police officer. some lawmakers say in the house they are not happy with the idea
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carry guns after only two weeks of training. >> a south carolina mother accused of exposing her infant to cocaine. caitlyn barnett has been charged with child neglect. the department of social services said the baby girl is less than a-month-old and tested positive for the drug. >> a man flown to carolinas medical center after he hit a deer while on a moped. it happened and the south carolina highway patrol is investigating that collision. >> footage so shows the moments a man walked into a cvs and pointed a gun at employees and demanded prescription drugs. now, law enforcement in chesterfield county need your help finding the man. michael clark has more on the motive behind this armed robbery first at 4:00. >> right now investigators are not sure if the robber stole the pills to get a fix or resell them for a huge profit on the streets. look at the video from inside
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pageland police say the man knew what he was after taking $500 of hydrocodone pills. this happened before noon when a handful of workers written side but no customers. a detective said all of the pills could net around $9,000 on the street. the prescription drugs can be addictive and abused. the robber was in and out of the cvs within 3-4 minutes. it's difficult to get a good look through that video because he seems to know when to turn his head. right now investigators are checking with businesses near the cvs to see if video caught the suspect leaving. it's believed he left in a car. if you know anything call pageland police, michael clark wbtv on your side. >> all right. thank you. and moved over to the first alert weather center with our meteorologist brock prok. leigh brock. gorgeous monday. >> so nice even though it is a monday, i do not think anybody
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it would be better if it was a weekend. >> we saw nice weather this weekend. >> we did. upper 60s yesterday. nice and plenty of sunshine and we have plenty of sunshine now. here is the morganton camera. looking so nice out there. the shad co-s are -- shadows are getting closer to sunset. but the sun iset ising later and later. 6:18. the days are getting longer and it's warm and we have the sun. not spring yet but meterological spring starts tomorrow actually. real spring starts later but we will get to that. 73 is your temperature in charlotte. pulling out, 73 in cornelius. 72 ballantyne and 72 for indian trail. and farther out temperatures are nice. 70 in hickory. 70 in chester. and heading into the overnight period temperatures stay way up
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low 60s back to the low 70s back to the low 60s by 7:30. 50s by 10:30. and more on the warm forecast. we will talk about how long it lasts. right now here is tonya rivens with traffic. >> thank you. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. injury accidents around back creek church and caldwell and another at plaza and hood road. a lot of activity in this area. this is hood and plaza. and on the mapping system we are not showing major delays at the moment on 485. but there is an accident also at rocky river and 485 outer. robinson church road is a better that. back to you. >> all right thank you. a deputy shot several times while on duty posting about her recovery on-line. members of the south carolina
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the suspect turned the gun on himself and now communities throughout berklee county are showing support. >> blue ribbons are on street signs, doors and mailboxes part of the blue ribbon campaign which honors officers shot or killed while on duty. organizers want to show their support during tough timessism help these law enforcement officers that we are there for them. like they are there for us. >> restaurants and businesses in towb town have posted messages on their signs. >> and encouraging he she is doing better. >> and the light at the end of the tunnel of tax season is getting the refund? >> yours could get into the wrong hands how a hack has gotten larger and the impact it could have on you. we had people make their own pizzas. they were very clear about what they didn't want... when i see fillers i run for the hills. what is bha? that doesn't sound fun. i've never heard of those things. i don't want that. so, why in the world would you pay for those ingredients in the pizza you buy?
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>> paul cameron we are about 15 minutes away from the news at 5:00. a community in mourning after this eastbound explosion kills 'elderly couple. new details what caused the explosion and you will hear from the victims' family. and another case of mumps this time a unc charlotte student diagnosed. we have new information and what you need to know to protect your
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right now back to the anchor desk with jamie and brigida. >> thank you. back to the alert center with alex giles. he has the latest on the protestors at the trump rally. >> new video from cbs. look these are 30 protestors at the donald trump rally today in virginia. there were 30 black lives protestors. and cbs news is reporting were chanting no more hate. and the protestors were all led out by local police. you see the video marching through the crowd. some hammers up and fists up. it looks chaotic. and at the same rally a photographer got into an altercation with a secret service agent. things seemed to heat up on the campaign trail. >> super tuesday tomorrow. thank you. >> we have the top consumer headlines. lumber liquidators lost nearly $20 million in the last quarter worse than expected.
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from the 60 minutes report which found that some of the flooring from china contained high levels of formaldehyde. >> apple is expected to release the iphone in march. it will have a smaller 14-inch screen and look identical to the iphone 5s except for curved edges and will not include the 3d touch feature. >> smaller, bigger, then they go back to smaller. >> i tell you what it's hard to keep up. but they keep buying them. and disney wants to cut down on crowds at the parks and it will cost you. and for the first time disneyworld and disneyland are raising ticket prices 20% for holidays and weekends. the changes apply to single date tickets only. the company is hoping this will help spread out some of the crowds and everyday is crowded.
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i'm sure it's worse on the big holidays. >> we'll see if folks are still going to go to the happiest place on earth. >> tickets are expensive no matter what. >> time to check in with our tonya rivens. she is keeping an eye on the roads today. how are we looking? >> things could be worse we have the problems but the major roads are moving along. 77, 277, 485 and i-85 we have congestion around center city i-77 by west boulevard and that exit ramp feeding off to wilkinson boulevard. and let's check around center estimate independence there is a stranded motorist by albemarle road and that accident at eastway independence has cleared out. and center city notice around 277 we have this volume starting to build approaching i-77 north and another incident right by 277 and i-77 is on morehead clarkson street and tryon or
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alternatealternate routes. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. >> thank you. >> beautiful day outside. you can roll down the car windows and open the windows in the house and let the fresh breeze come in. >> it was nice for sure. you have to wonder if going to stick around? and we want to get you over to meteorologist leigh brock with the forecast. >> maybe not the whole week but it will stick around until march. let's talk about what is going on now. beautiful evening. your hd towercam showing just gorgeous clear skies. we have a bird i saw him behind brigida he is sailing around. why not? it's in the 70s and february. he is enjoying it just as much as we are. statesville 70 . 73 in charlotte. 71 in rock hill and 72 in lancaster. here is what it looks like, there are no clouds. there is no rain. there is nothing to talk about.
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we have the wind out of the south, southwest. and that pulls in more warmth. why we are warmer today than yesterday. it was 67 yesterday. and today we hit 73. we are standing there right now and the wind continues to pull out of the south we are all mild and cooler in the highest elevations and that is typical for anytime of year. here is tomorrow morning, notice most of us fall back to the 40s. but considering our average low temperature is in the 30s, around 36 , these are even pretty mild temperatures all things considered. with the rain situation... we have rain coming in the picture but we will take it out 24 hours and this goes to 4:00 p.m. on tuesday and we might start to see a couple of showers. most to have is back to the west. and 8:00 p.m. we start to see rain. the mountains, fool hills you will see the rain. and charlotte could be dry and
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everyone tomorrow evening should see the rain. lasts through overnight this is 3:00 a.m. a couple of showers. highest elevations snow showers for the overnight period tuesday night into wednesday morning. those could last longer into the morning on wednesday. most of us see that rain clearing out wednesday. not a lot of a rain chance on wednesday. second half of the day looks absolutely beautiful into the middle part of the work week. not a great rainfall total most of us below a quarter of an inch. not a huge rainmaker but something that will get most of us wet. 68 on tuesda. a chance of an evening shower into the overnight period. wednesday dry. 58 is the high temperature and a rain chance thursday evening and your high temperature 55 . and we will manage to tryout and warm it up by next weekend that
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coming up at 5:00 p.m. right now back over to you. >> all right, thank you. it is day 23 of our 30-day team no sugar challenge. we are coming down the home stretch seven days left and i wanted to shout-out to some of my warriors. first this is my latest transformation photo. hard to believe that is me on the left crossing the finish line at. i have lost 70 pounds since 2013 when i first started. but it's not just me others have changed her lives as well. ollie she lives in denmark, yep, she follows me from there. and she reached out this weekend with this photo. she first started team no sugar in april of 2013 after one of my facebook posts. and she said she did not know where to start and it helped her. 53 pounds down.
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great to hear from you. thank you. and another warriors, tanya here in charlotte transformed her life. you look amazing. she posted this photo and i had to shout her out, too. these are two stories there are so many others. whether you are looking to lose a significant amount of weight or feel better. if you want more information follow me on social media and check out my blog, days. and look out for details on the next challenge round 3 starts next week. we are going back-to-back. hashtag no days off. we got goals. >> great stuff, wow. impacting lives around the world. next your personal information could be in the hands of hackers. next on your side with why thieves have the ability to get at the tax refund of more than 700,000 people. >> first, a shout-out to the facebook fan of the day.
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if you want to be our fan of the day go to and hit the like button. >> and as we head to break the closing numbers from wall street.
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>> first at 4:00 more than 700,000 of you could be at risk of losing your tax refund because of a hack of the irs. the breach is larger. >> thieves got sensitive personal information by using a on-line service provided by the agency. molly grantham is on your side with what steps the irs is taking to clean up the mess. >> not even the tax attorney was protected from hackers who stole his identity. >> somebody was trying to claim a refund using my social security number. >> the irs's data is the latest in a series of disclosures. in 2015 they reported cyber criminals accessed 114,000 and three months later it grew and this month the irs says 724,000 victims. >> the irs is frankly not doing
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>> the irs said hackers used personal information gathered from on-line sources like bank accounts to answer personal identity questions on the get transcript forms. one possible culprit irs approved tax preparers. one found one out of 16 failed at providing adequate security to customers. >> there are times when we do not use proper passwords and security. >> the irs says it is notifying the hacked taxpayers by mail and offering free identity protection for a year. molly grantham wbtv on your side. >> and the on-line viewing and download feature of get transcript has been suspended since may of 2015 and the irs is working to restore that with enhanced security to protect taxpayers. >> next here on wbtv news... >> devastating. >> a community heartbroken after
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explosion that killed an elderly couple in cleveland county. all new and next at 5:00 p.m. you will hear from the couple's loved ones. >> and new details on the man charged in the murder of a beloved charlotte businessman jesse campbell.
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wbtv news at 5:00 p.m. starts in
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wbtv news starts right now. >> right now at 5:00 a unc charlotte student diagnosed with mumps. tonight we are live and on your side with what you need to know to protect your family. >> first, death and devastation in cleveland county. >> i just heard a big boom. >> a husband and wife killed after a crash causes a propane tank explosion leveling this home. we are hearing from the couple's family in a live report. witnesses say the explosion sounded like an earthquake. i'm paul cameron. >> maureen o'boyle terribly sad. family, friends and neighbors are in mourning right now after the couple's tragic death. this is an image of the couple's home before the crash. the newtons were in bed when a car slammed into the propane tank next to their home and the tank exploded. steve ohnesorge is live where it happened.
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trouble spot before? >> well, it absolutely has been on stagecoach trail. there have been several accidents reported. the speed limit is 35. but still people tend to go fast at times. they hit this fence a couple of times. twice in the past year and another accident that slammed into the couple's car but no one dreamed that a truck would come off the road and cause an explosion that would take two lives. the son sifted through the debris of his old home and others, too, for any family keepsakes. but it does mean something to them. this is more than a home destroyed it is a family devastated. 7 4-year-old jd newton and his 7 six-year-old wife were killed. they were in bed when it happened at 10:30 last night. >> a big boom. >> a pickup truck failed to make
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newton home and into a propane tank. >> something off a movie. >> the truck and house were on fire and neighbors spotted the couple at the doorway. jim's son went to help. >> my son was waving his arms trying to get the attention to the lady get out. >> as the couple stepped out a second explosion tore the place apart. neighbors found the couple in the splinters and carried them to safety and jd was only concerned about nay ohmmy. >> take care of his wife. >> he was hurt bad? >> yes. >> the two died hours later at the hospital. the driver of the truck survived. the investigation is underway. they will let the district attorney decide about charges. as for the search for a family mow money tows goes on. jewelry and paper, too. looking for pieces of the shattered lives.


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