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>> from the crashes to the photo finish, we've got all the action from daytona 500 in sports. we certainly had a mild day. still 66 at this hour. we'll talk about how long the warmth is stick around and our rain chances coming up in complete weather.
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morning wake did you @ a gastonia man is lucky to just before 1:00 this morning fire crews were called out to a a home on cedar avenue. they say the man didn't know his house was on fire until his dog woke him up. officials say it took just 10 minutes to put out the blaze. but a neighbor tells nbc charlotte she knew something was wrong when she smelled something burning. >> it smells like somebody's burning wood. he comes because out and hollers, call somebody, my house is on fire.
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sparked by an electrical issue in the heating. they also want to stress the importance of having a working smoke detector. they say this home did not have a working detector so things really could have been much worse. dog's best friend coming to the rescue. happy to hear that he's okay and the dog was able to play a role in getting him out. good news. weather-wise, sort of a mixed bag. senate's going to be a wild week. we have lots of ups and downs. it's mild out there now, 66 degrees. our high temperature was up near 70 this afternoon. so that was nice. but i'm telling you this is going to be one of those roller coaster weeks where you want to strap in and get ready for big changes in the weather as we go from day to day. alarm low pressure system, mild eight, then cold air, then more ld air. it's going to be kind of crazy. we'll talk about it, help you plan out your work week ahead. but in the immediate forecast, temperatures will stay mild, like they are right now. 66 degrees, our dew point is 5 3, southwest breeze around 10. that's going to change
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coming out of the northeast and bring some cooler weather in. today we were up near 70. the normal high is 56, the record is 75. it's been as cold as six degrees, so, yeah, it's february. it can still get cold. temperatures now range from our 66 in concord and charlotte and gastonia, monroe at 93. even the mountains well up into the 50s at this hour. they're going lack forward to getting some more cold weather toward the end of the work week so they can make snow and get their ski resort going good for the end of february to march ski season. you can see on radar nothing going on. a few sprinkles mainly down toward union county and southwest of spartanburg in south carolina. but we're kind of connected to a big area of storminess and low pressures and waves of little disturbances in the atmosphere that are producing scattered patches of rain. now that will change as we go towards wednesday, because here
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low pressure system is going to evolve, and this thing means business. it's going to explode and track up the spine of the appalachians giving us a lot of rain on wednesday and showers and storms. until then a back door cold front comes through. chillier weather with showers for late monday and tuesday. tuesday will be oinl the 40s. then this big low pressure system, not this one, but this one, starts to take shape and take aim at us towards, let's say, wednesday and thursday. and this thing gets really cranked up. it starts going in a big way. a lot of wind and rain, snow in the midwest, a lot of rain showers and storms in the ohio valley. here in the southern appear pa la chance -- appalachians, the same story. this take us through tuesday at 6:00 p.m. we'll probably double these amounts wednesday with that storm and low pressure and cold front during the day wednesday. but for right now futurecast is showing just a few scattered showers on monday. a little band comes through
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tuesday much cooler, and then we'll start watching on wednesday the winding up storm system which brings a lot of rain, a lot of wind, and some dramatic drops in temperature for the end of the work week. so mild tomorrow, cooler on monday, showers likely for both those days. scattered enough. boy does it get wet on wednesday. lots of showers and storms and mild. then we start cooling things down but it dries out for the end of the work week. michelle. we had a super bowl bet, and i don't know if it was the referees, the bad climate in california, but something did not work out too well for us. not only that, but i totaled my car after the game. so it wasn't a good evening in california. >> that was governor pat mccrory speaking at the national gophers association today. he is there wrapping up his trip to washington, d.c. you see he's wearing a broncos jersey. it was all part of a super bowl bet between him and colorado's governor. when giving back the jersey he
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because he was wearing a panthers jersey underneath. smart move. next in sports, the daytona 500 got a new winner, and this
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after a busy few weeks in daytona there is a new winner at the great american race. denny hamlin took home the trophy at the daytona 500. the finish came down to just a few inches. fans enjoying the new $400 million renovations at daytona international speedway. what a great day for some racing. no one probably more excited to be there than kyle busch. he actually watched last year's race from his hospital bed
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the youngest driver ever on the pole is chase elliott. flag. elliott runs into trouble. the 24 gets turned. doesn't look too bad at first but when chase hits the grass the front of the car gets some major damage. tough week there. brian vickers is on joey logano's bumper. they make contact. causes a mess as drivers try to avoid the mix-up. carl edwards and trevor bayne not lucky enough to miss it. dale dale made an aggressive move but the number 88 gets loose. he goes grill first into the inside wall. that ends his day at daytona. and his fans feeling some of his pain on that one. so it all comes down to this. matt kenseth leading the wisconsin on the last lap but look out for denny hamlin on the outside. he is neck and neck with martin
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the last turn and check this out. hamlin wins it. a photo finish at daytona. four-inch difference between hamlin and martin truex jr. and hamlin gets his first daytona 500 victory. >> my 11th try getting the daytona 500. i don't know. i don't know where that came from. i don't know what happened. why even figure out what i did. but it all just came together. i got the push obviously from the 4. but this wouldn't be possible if this wasn't toyota sticking together. >> so hamlin wins it by a hair. here's a look at the rest of the top ten, unofficial results. martin truex jr. so close but can't hang on to the lead. kyle busch finishes in third carl edwards. the hornets continue their brooklyn. the nets and charlotte just tipped off. at last check charlotte up 29- 26 at the end of the first quarter, the hornets trying to
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for the first time since last march. this time also the debut for courtney lee who was acquired in a trade this week. he previously played for the nets. he had two points in the first quarter. highlights tonight at 11:00. and college basketball. wake forest trying to get back to winning, the demon deacons hoping to end a losing streak. tip-off was a few minutes ago. the deacons are hosting boston college. highlights as well tonight at 11:00. nc state picked up a conference win over clemson on saturday. they got the w despite a down performance from one of their main guys, "cat" barber. on saturday he could not buy a field goal, only finished with eight points, most off free throws. coach says the win showed what the rest of his team is capable of. >> we were able to generate some scoring a lot of different places. i thought that was important.
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when cat has struggled like that. and, you know, i think it says a lot about our team that we were able to generate some offense and play through the fact that cat wasn't playing very well. >> a goodwin there. hopefully wake forest can get back on track. highlights later. >> lots at 11:00. >> it wasn't that bad outside. the temperatures were great but the rest of this we can all over the place. >> all over the place. a good way of saying it. we have temperatures that will drop dramatically, then rise dramatically. big storm system in the midwest is going to really crank things up here. >> so some rain, some thunderstorms. >> by wednesday. >> thanks for watching nbc charlotte at 6:00. we will see you back here at
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>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening.
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still riding high off a big victory in south carolina and jeb bush is out of the race, the question tonight, does trump have the republican nomination locked up, or can he, will he be stopped? and in the democratic race, a similar question. is hillary clinton slowly making her way to the nomination with a win in nevada yesterday? we begin tonight with katy tur in atlanta, where trump held a rally today. >> it's beautiful, thank you. >> reporter: donald trump's grip on the nomination is getting tighter, and he knows it. to a crowd of more than 5,000 in atlanta. >> we won with everything, tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people. just won. >> reporter: trump sweeping all of south carolina's congressional districts, banking all of the states' 50 del grats, despite marco rubio's high profile endorsement and ted cruz focus on evangelicals. 34% to cruz's 26%. trump may have won, but it was a rocky week starting with him calling the last republican
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>> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. >> reporter: by thursday, smearing the pope as disgraceful. >> no leader, especially a religious leader should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> reporter: and on friday, in his last rally before the vote, recounting an internet myth praising mass killing by a u.s. general more than a century ago. >> and he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men, and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. >> reporter: exit polls showing that like in new hampshire, the majority of trump's voters decided on him months ago, meaning his myriad of controversies and outrageous statements just didn't matter. and nighter do his inconsistencies. on republican hot button issues like funding planned parenthood. >> planned parenthood does a lot of good -- a really good job in a lot of different areas but not on abortion. so i'm not going to fund it if it's doing the abortion. i am not going to fund it. >> reporter: and what he meant in a 2002 howard stern radio
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supported the iraq invasion. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. >> reporter: today unable to clarify where he stood. >> i really don't even know what, because it was a long time ago and who knows what was inside my head. >> reporter: that same exit polling showed nearly half of south carolina voters did not decide until the last minute and they mostly did not decide for donald trump. that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's going to have to gain not just maintain support. and if this crowd here in georgia is any indication, the campaign is comfort they'll be able to do that. >> thanks so much. among the democrats, new momentum for hillary clinton today after caucus voters in nevada decided to place their bets on her. clinton's victory over bernie sanders puts her in a stronger position going into the democratic primary in south carolina next saturday. we get more on that tonight from kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton riding a wave of fresh momentum. >> is this a great night or what? >> reporter: after a decisive
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>> some may have doubted us, aboutbut we never doubted each other. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, the loss is a big blow, today courting african-american voters at a baptist church in south carolina. >> reporter: and it was black voters who largely delivered clpt's victory, choosing her by a chopping 76% to 22% after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim clyburn and morgan freeman, who released a new ad today. >> just like she's always stood with us. >> reporter: secretary clinton's embrace of president obama's policies as well as her increasingly up close and personal style may have also propelled her, evident during the nsnbc telemundo town hall, speaking to a woman who's husband had been deported. >> i want to tell you i will end the three and ten-year bar provision so that you do not
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>> reporter: but there were also obstacles she must overcome. latinos chose sanders by single digits, and younger voters picked the vermont voter by 72%. >> we will do well when young people, when working class people come out. >> reporter: today clinton celebrating her victory, but also questioning some polls, showing a sanders' lead among latinos. >> there's a lot of evidence we did very, very well with every group of voter. >> reporter: both candidates now looking forward to south carolina, where clinton has a big lead and super tuesday when 12 states will be in play. >> if she wins big in south carolina, as some people think she will do, then she's going to have tremendous momentum going into next weekend and the super tuesday states. so i think it's just a real problem for bernie sanders. >> reporter: clinton is now on a two-day fund-raising swing in california, and while sanders outraised clinton for the first time last month, clinton has more than twice what sanders has on hand.
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test test. he has a sharp wit. a winning smile. and no chance of getting an athletic scholarship. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. this is of course president obama's last year in office, a fact that has at least one of his supporters quite upset. watch what happens when this 4-year-old girl's grandmother, caprina harris, explains that mr. obama will no longer be the president.
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>> i know. he can only serve two terms, and >> no! no! >> it's okay. we've got to vote for another president. >> huh? >> i'm not ready for a new one. >> the video has had well over 2 million views on facebook. even the president himself responded, saying, the girl should dry her tears because i'm not going anywhere and that once i leave the white house, i'll be a citizen just like her, and when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me. speaking of the president, a pair of bald eagles who happened to be known as mr. president and the first lady are nesting a pair of eggs at the national arboretum in washington, seen her on a 24-hour eagle cam. they're expected to hatch in the middle of next month. the eagles built their nest in 2014 and raised one eagle last year.
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to nest in the national arboretum in almost 70 years. and that will do it for "nbc nightly news" on this sunday. lester holt will be here tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new york, and i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from nevada on the eve of the republican caucus. for all of us here at nbc news, have a great night. what is going on? why are they calling for crime scene tape?
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i started crying and screaming because i knew it was my worst fear. >> a beloved couple found murdered. >> it definitely seemed to be personal. >> their bodies found in their home along with a lifetime of curiosities. >> i remember seeing bayonets and cannonballs and all kinds of stuff. >> was there any connection between the memorabilia and the murder? >> did you ever wonder about that stuff there? >> it was time for police to start collecting suspects. >> who was going to benefit by these two deaths? >> jessica was the only child. >> the sole heir? >> the sole heir. >> was there someone else who stood to gain? >> it was by far the most important piece of evidence in the case. >> the clue that would reveal a mind blowing betrayal. >> i don't know how someone

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