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man accused of killing a raleigh mother. and will he see his shadow or not? will we have an early spring ground hog's day from pennsylvania and right here in north carolina are is going to tell us a lot. so a lot of models out there. good morning. let's send it right to the weather center with meteorologist alyssa corfont, a lot of ground hog models. >> yeah, we'll see what their predictions for today. right now though more seasonal conditions returned to the triangle. cloudy skies for us and they're going to keep us in the 50s, almost a 20-degree drop from yesterday's highs to today. right now you may wake up and say hey this is pretty mild and it is you'll just need a light jacket as you head out the door. 50 right now in durham and in raleigh.
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in henderson, then down around the sand hills the mid-50s at this early hour, 56 in so here's a look at your fast forecast just a little bit of fog out there at 8 a.m. mainly areas south and west of the triangle, low 50s at lunchtime high today of only 54. we knew the 70s couldn't last forever. 52 at 6 p.m. this evening. i'll let you know when you need the umbrella again and up. let's get to traffic as you're getting ready to head out the door. this is western boulevard and i-440 and talk about a quiet stretch of roadway on this tuesday morning. no delays to pass along. now, i do want to check in with some drive times where you're seeing yellow drive times it's moving a little slower than the posted speed limit u.s. 1 about a 16-minute drive on i-40 this morning between nc 42 and downtown.
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looking a little slower than the posted speed limits. another check in about ten minutes. polls closed in iowa and the gop has a winner in the first caucus, senator ted cruz top front you knower donald trump. marco rubio came close to trump with 23 percent of the vote. cruz won with the most ever votes in a gop iowa caucus. >> is a victory for conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> cruz asked voters in the upcoming states to support him as a conservative who will deliver in office. meanwhile on the democratic side of things they were much closer with clinton and sanders come from a virtual tie, clinton won by a margin of just five delegates
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as a win. >> i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment and by the way to the media establishment. >> clinton spoke to a crowd last night mainly focussing on republican candidates not sanders. she claimed victory before the votes were in though. >> as i stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. . >> headed to new hampshire next week, that primary is set for a week from today. >> so the results shifting the race for the white house. >> after last night both sides
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meanwhile iowa led to new momentum for some candidates sanders came in so close to clinton it was considered a virtual tie for most of the night. and marco rubio exceeded expectations come in a close number 3 behind donald trump. he even described it as a moment that some said would never happen. >> when i am a nominee we will united our party and grow our party and will defeat hillary clinton or bernie sanders or whoever they nominate. >> we had no money, we had no name recognition, and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america. >> well, here's some video of ted cruz fresh from his victory in iowa on a plane headed to new hampshire saying he feels fact husband. >> senator sanders meanwhile was set to fly to new hampshire
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race he will fly there today. more on politics people across the country also keeping a close eye on what could happen right here in the state of north carolina with our voter id law. lawyers made closing arguments in the federal trial that was held yesterday. the law went into effect this year and will first come into practice during the march 15th primary election. it requires voters show a photo id before casting a ballot. the law is meant to make it it more difficult for african a americans and latino voters to cast their ballots. today opening statements expected to begin in the man accused of killing a raleigh mother. she found dead in her north hills apartment in may of 2013. now, three people on trial for her killing. emma wright joins us live with more on this story, good morning. >> well, it took nearly a month for both sides to agree on 12 jurors that will consider the death penalty. now, opening
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nearly 3 years after she was found murdered in her north hills apartment the man accused of killing jones willing before a jury. the 23-year old murdered the mom of two in her own bed. police say jones had recently moved to raleigh with her daughter from tennessee. on the morning of may 14th, 2013, police say the then 8-year old girl left the apartment, approached a construction crew. they followed her back and found jones's body laying in bed covered with blood. neighbors told us what happened was shocking. >> it was really surprising. i mean, you don't hear about crime so close to home. >> police say smith had help from two people. one pleaded guilty to first degree murder in 2015 and may testify against smith. redden is also charged in the case. prosecutors say she served as the get away driver was anthony and smith
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jones lived. she has not been offered a plea deal and is also expected to testify. the trial begins this morning at 9:30. sororities back to normal after the school lifted sanctions. this comes lean week after a pledge was hospitalized. duke has not identified which one was involved. the student is expected to recover fine. coming up it's ground hog's day and we're going to take a look at events going on nationwide as well as here in the capitol city plus a unique freeze in fargo. and this morning as kids heading to the bus stop just a
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today a cooler afternoon. welcome back. check this out residents in north dakota experienced a special kind of frost. now, the structure forms rather when water vapor freezes in very still and calm weather. look at that fence. again that was in north dakota. now, no frost out there this morning we're in the 40s and 50s as we get this tuesday morning started. the sun doesn't rise until 7:15. 51 at 8 and 9:00 this morning. as soon as the sunrises we'll notice rather cloudy conditions but that's not
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look at this plenty of cars out on the belt line. now, you'll also see that fog is not an issue in raleigh but i've been talking about the further west you sigh right now visibility at two and a half miles down around fayetteville visibility knocking off a few miles there. let's talk temperatures because they're very mild. 54 in littleton and in clayton. 55 in clinton north of the triangle a little chilly 58 right now in henderson. 47 in south hill. so the temperatures going to stay cooler as we head into the afternoon because of the cloudy skies 54 our high today and don't forget it's ground hog day and tomorrow our second cold front of the week approaches that means widespread rain. a high ahead that have front 69 lingering showers on thursday, i think the sunshine returns for friday and the weekend ahead of
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we're coming up on 6:15 this morning. here's our top stories voter turnout once again proving to be very important. donald trump facing an upset yesterday after ted cruz takes the lead for the iowa caucuses. hillary clinton pulls away with the top spot in iowa. bill cosby is set to appear back in a courtroom today. his attorneys trying to get a sex assault case against him thrown out. more than 50 women have accused him of sexual misconduct throughout the years.
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to begin in the murder trial of a raleigh mom. she was found dead in her apartment in 2013. happening right now two men behind bars accused of opening fire. it happened friday night. police say three teenagers all under the aiming of 16 were shot. the home he beer says she was throwing a birthday party for her 14-year old at the time. a fayetteville man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to murder charges. legrand appeared before a judge yesterday. prosecutors say he killed three people and wounded two others back in 2011. right now these two durham men free man earl junior behind bars. it happened just before 5 at a home yesterday morning.
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forced their way into the home and demanded money taking off in a car that was later found by police. investigators say more arrests expected soon. connection with three inmate escapees will not face any the california da says there was simply not enough evidence to the woman taught english as a second language to they escaped from the men's jail in california a little more than a week ago and weekend. some of the items found in a van they were traveling in were love letters. >> as it understand turns out the love letters that were found in her possession appear to be written by nayeri. >> well the three suspects documented as escape risks and under very tight security. today is ground hog's day the day when we'll find out if we're going to have of a long
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here in raleigh wally will make his prediction. the activities will kick off at 9 a.m. listen to this, pretty good status since 1998 wally has been right 55% of the time while his cousin up in pennsylvania punxsutawney phil has been correct 33% of the time. in the town of garner will hold its prediction as well. the educational and free event will be held at white deer park. and of course ground hog day is bigger than just our two area ground hogs. the people of punxsutawney pennsylvania put on the most recognized annual event. we're going to take a live look at what's going on there right now as people getting ready, a little bit of coffee. there's a lot of ground hogs out there. is there a preferred model, alyssa? >> i don't know about the preferred model i'm going to go with the one that predicts an
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but punxsutawney, they actually tailgate for the event if you can believe that. let's get to our forecast carolina. we are looking at 51 our temperature at 8 a.m., a little bit of fog, 52 at 10 a.m. 53 a at noon and stay in the low 50s as we head into the afternoon hours. we have the cloudy skies to thank for that. right now the cloudy skies not causing any problems on the roadways or with your conditions as your heading out the door. this is a live picture as we look towards downtown raleigh can clearly see the buildings so fog thought a certain for us here in raleigh. it ises a concerns -- 52 in sanford, 54 in littleton and clayton. here in raleigh through durham all right around 50 degrees on this tuesday morning. so here's the
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yesterday we were talking about the first cold front moving through, that's now off to our south but we're really watching this storm system back to our west. it could actually spark some tornados later today across the gulf states. this powerful cold front is going to move through our area as we head towards tomorrow, and, yes, i do think there's the chance that we could see some storms of our own. let's talk about the next 48 hours. for the most part cloudy skies from start to finish today. those clouds hang around overnight tonight and we should start off our wednesday dry, but cloudy. you'll notice that line of showers at 8 a.m. back to our west falling through the mountains. lunchtime the rain really starting to move into our area and the afternoon hours is when we start are to focus on the threat for some storms. they're going to be isolated in nature but the threat is high enough that we're
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weather which means any storms would be short-lived. that's tomorrow. in the meantime today cloudy, cooler, 54 our high in raleigh, 53 in durham and 59 in fayetteville. overnight tonight cloudy and mild with a low right around 50, and as we talk about the coming days you'll notice the temperatures going to spike into the upper 60s 40s or back on friday. i don't like the forecast that. i want the 70s back. 52 saturday and we'll stick with the 50s as we head towards sunday as well. if you're getting ready to head for the door let's check in with traffic conditions this is u.s. 15 and 501. you can see the cars cruising along at a if you're on i-440 westbound you're moving at about 63 miles per hour this
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if you're on i-540 moving a little faster at 70 miles per hour. another check close to 6:30. mike. >> all right thanks. the time is now 6:21. panthers and broncos players showed up for media day last night in california. coming up here on the news cam newton answers some tough questions about those pants that went viral. >> plus a florida women is
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their guard lee we want off last night 24 points. johnson had a a good game. another slow night for page and hoping he can get back on track eventually. he made four of 19 shots. wolf pack had a rough night too. it's facing the is seminoles in florida. 77 to 73. barber averaging 23 points per game. martin came off the bench and scored 14 points. they'll face duke on saturday. >> newton answers some tough questions last night but also had a little fun with it. he caught a lot of attention for those crazy pants that he wore on the trip to california for the super bowl and last night he explained his fashion choice. >> super bowl 50 the mantra of
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black and gold all that i had in my closet was extremely limited, i looked at my pants and said these black and gold to tie along with the whole super bowl 50 black and gold >> something tells me he's got a big array of things in his closet and wanted to make a statement. >> veteran linebacker davis who broke his forearm talked about his condition and why he's determined to play on sunday. >> my team knows how i feel about them and how i feel about playing in this game and they understand that i wouldn't ever do anything that from a selfish standpoint to put the team in jeopardy if i wasn't able to play at a high level i wouldn't take the field. >> he is practicing with a pad over it today. the players will relax a bit.
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our next half an hour.
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morning for a man can thanks for watching. so glad that you're with us. emma wright is in downtown raleigh this morning ahead of a major murder trial and we've got the results of the iowa caucuses but first let's check in with alyssa corfont for a quick look at the hump day forecast. before we get to that let's talk about today we're looking at cloudy skies this morning. we're not showing a whole lot on our sat right radar. 50 in durham and in raleigh. 48 in henderson. down around the sand hills this morning 54 in littleton. fayetteville you're at 56.
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forecast are a little bit of fog as we get our day started 8:00 temperatures should be close to 50. we're not going to see them move a lot throughout the day so that's a big change from yesterday where we hit the 70s, today almost 20 degrees colder 53 at noon, 54 our high back to 52 by 6 p.m.. get those umbrellas ready, you won't need them today but tomorrow looks wet. read now let's switch gears checking in with traffic. cars moving. no shroud-downs to report but i am showing you near the 40 and 70 interchange this morning south of raleigh and it's that time where we start to see some slow down speeds. we'll have more on your forecast and a check on traffic in about ten minutes. and i stand corrected it's
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i scared a lot of people. some breaking news in iowa for the caucuses there some really big news actually hillary clinton just edging out sanders in five delegates in what the convention is calling a historically close caucus. senator sanders says with the tough fight the people of iowa had a profound message for the political establishment. >> we came to this beautiful state, we had no political organization, we had no money, we had no name recognition, and we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america. >> senator sanders was set to fly to new hampshire yet but he's going to fly out there some time today. >> when hillary clinton spoke to her supporters she reiterated her vision for america. >> i will keep doing what i have
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standing up for you, i will keep fighting for you, i will always work to achieve the america that i believe in. >> and senator ted cruz won on the republican side. the senator's heavy campaigning including visits to all 99 counties in iowa really paid off with more than 51,000 votes and that is the most ever in an iowa gop caucus. >> iowa has sent notice that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states will not be chosen by the media. will not be chosen by
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, will not be chosen by the lobbyists, but will be chosen by the most incredible powerful force where all sovereignty resides in our nation by we, the people, the american people. >> yeah, just a huge win for cruz there. he appealed to voters in the upcoming votes states of new hampshire, south carolina and nevada to support him. well even though senator cruz consistently trailed trump in iowa apology as the campaign came to a close he lost by three points but many experts still saying that was good showing for trump who skipped the final debate in iowa and didn't spend cruz or senator rubio. >> we finished second, and i want to tell you something i'm just honored. i'll really congratulate ted.
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biggest winner he finished just a point behind trump and experts say this really gives him extra momentum. he says the results show he that his cam paper is for real. >> this is the moment they said would never happen >> the large field and the constant commercials and candidates crisscrossing iowa were apparently really big factors for boosting turnout. more than 180,000 voters showed up and that's up from 121,000 in 2012. switching gears president obama and house speaker paul ryan set to meet one on one. the two leaders were also -- will also meet with senate majority leader mcco this nell. 2017. today opening statements expected to begin of a north
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emma wright joins us this morning with more. emma. >> it took about a month for both sides to agree on a jury that would consider the death penalty. opening statements in this case starting just a few hours. nearly 3 years after she was found murdered in her north hills apartment the man accused of killing jones willing before a jury. police say the 23-year old murdered the mom of two in her own bed of police say jones had recently moved to raleigh with her daughter from tennessee. on the morning of may 14th, 2013, police say the then 8-year old girl left the apartment approached a construction crew. they followed her back and found jones's body laying in bed covered with blood. neighbors told us what happened was shocking. >> it was really surprising. i mean, you don't hear about crime so close to home. >> police say smith had help from two people.
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pleaded guilty to first degree murder in 2015 and may testify against smith. redden is also charged in the case. prosecutors say she served as the get-away driver while anthony and smith robbed the apartment complex where jones lived. she has not been offered a plea deal and is also expected to testify. the trial begins this morning at 9:30. the highway patrol is investigating a deadly crash. it happened around 6:30 last night. a 79-year odd apparently crossed a center line and swiped a vehicle. the collision left the driver of a third car dead. at the time investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in this crash. charges pending in this matter. we'll keep you updated on our social media platforms. thanks for waking up with us
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bill cosby is today. still to come why his attorneys will ask for for this case to be dropped. plus part of downtown raleigh could get a face lift. and temperatures this morning in the 50s very mild for this time of year 54 in clinton,
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innovation. it's why f-series is making every other truck brand... history. welcome back. this ground hog's day we've been talking about punxsutawney phil and sir walter wally.
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is a 55% accurate punxsutawney phil is only 33% accurate. >> this year i think he's not going to see his shadow which would mean an early spring. in punxsutawney he could easily see his shadow. so a hands down decision. he does his prediction at noon today. right now we're talking about your drive time forecast, we're at 50 and stay there through 7 this morning. the big change from yesterday to today cloudy skies slow to warm up temperatures so right around 51 at 8 and 9:00 as we start off our tuesday morning. so let's get to your forecast. here we are right now a live picture out at the airport 50 degrees skies still pretty dark, and keep in mind i don't expect a beautiful sunrise like we saw yesterday because we're dealing with the cloudy conditions.
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improving but look at pine hearst. let's get to temperatures all you'll need is a light jacket as you're heading out the door this morning. but 48 in henderson, 49 in roxboro right now right around 50 in both durham and raleigh. the further south you head 54 in littleton. 56 in fayetteville. so here's your forecast for today and wednesday and thursday. today we stay dry 54 tomorrow we're tracking a pretty potent cold front that's going to bring the chance for some widespread rain in the afternoon as also the potential for strong to severe storms. behind it lingering showers ask back to the 50s on thursday afternoon. i'm expecting the temperatures to continue to drop as we head towards friday. it is now 6:41, we
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the abc commiss last summer a fatal crash showing the community now, several months later the spate is still reacting. server courses will be hosted. >> they are holding two sessions today one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and as mike said this is a reaction to a crash last summer in which three old girl. unc student is facing charges for driving under the influence the wrong way on i-85 crashing and killing a 49-year old, a 46-year old and 6-year old.
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20-year old. they're facing penalties. the bar agreed to pay a five thousand dollars fine to avoid a 30-day suspension while the other was given a a 30-day suspension. the bars's attorneys say the business will pay. a spokesperson for the abc talked with the commission during a similar training session in october. >> it's clear that the commission is taking a strong position and wants to be sure that -- that people mindful of the laws. >> he has cited four times since 2011. today's server training sessions at 10 a.m.
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an international at emergency that's what the world health organization is calling the zika virus, the illness is spreading quickly and there are a number of cases in the states as well. it is spread through mosquitoes and has been linked to birth defects. bill cosby is expected to appear back in a courtroom today. his attorneys trying to get a case against him thrown out. he has been charged with three felony accounts for allegedly drugging and sexually assault ago woman at his pennsylvania home in 2004. more than 50 women have accused him of sexual misconduct over the years. a day care center director are facing a child abuse charge accused of hitting and dropping a child on a mat. it shows reed striking the four-year old boy multiple times with what appears to be a stuffed animal. it then shows reed holding the child three feet in the air before
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fortunately that child was not hurt. a north carolina teen is facing multiple charges for trying to provide support to the terror group isis. they arrested the 19-year old in june, a 7-count indictment unsealed shows that he had an elaborate plan to kill hundreds of people. investigators believe he also murdered his his 74-year old neighborhood with a stolen gun and tried to his an undercover agent to kill his parents. later this month two people accused of running a meth lab in their home expected in court. deputies say the two face felony drug possession charges. they say the pair were operating two meth labs at a home on driftwood drive. super bowl week kicked off last night with media day. stars from both teams showed up
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time-great. and for him to be on the other side of the field is just a pleasure and hopefully i get the better end of the stick on sunday. >> with a guy like manning because he's a coach on the field he picks up on stuff so fast i got to be just much faster than him, you know, facing their wide receivers. >> and tonight the players get a chance to relax a bit at a party in san francisco. in the next half an hour and just a little bit we're going to hear from more panther players including why cam choose those pants that went viral. he makes fashion statements that's for sure. right now bo jangles is making its way to the west coast of the they're documenting a journey from north carolina to the super bowl on their twitter
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for panther nation. i go to start following them a little bit. i'll tell you what i think they're one of the guilty pleasures and they are super fast. >> it's too close to the station. all right this weather, i don't know if we love it so much. it's a little bit cloudy and cooler but still compared to the snow we had recently. >> the 70 couldn't last forever that we had in the past few days. 8:00 temperature right around 51 degrees we'll call it 52 at 10 a.m., 53 right around lunchtime. you'll notice it is going to be dry from start to finish today high though of only 54 as we head into the afternoon. that's a drop of almost 20 degrees if you're keeping track. now, here's our tower cam we're looking east not all doom and gloom. we're
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conditions yesterday morning. current temperature 50 degrees here in raleigh. we'll go ahead and check in with temperatures elsewhere this morning 58 in henderson, 49 in roxboro, and right around the mid-50s in fayetteville. clinton this morning you're checking in at 54 degrees. so yesterday we were tracking a cold front, brought a few showers yesterday in the evening. that cold front is this one that's off to our south but this is off to our south and west is the big one that we're watching. this could spark tornadoes across the gulf states and you guessed this front heading our direction as we head towards tomorrow. i think the threat there move through in the afternoon into the evening not expecting widespread tornado threat but gusty winds. let's track the timing first and foremost. so cloudy skies to start to pretty much finish today so good news for wally here in raleigh he will likely not see his shadow
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now, as we head into our wednesday the cloudy skies going to continue, yeah, an isolated shower or two early but the main line of rain is going to arrive close to lunchtime. here we are at 1:00 on our wednesday, rain moving into the area. we could see some storms embedded in this line of rain and it's going to quickly exit the area tomorrow evening for the most part still some lingering showers in our forecast for thursday. let's talk about the severe weather outlook for wednesday damaging wind gusts could be possible heavy rain all of central north carolina under this marginal risk. so if the storms developed they'll be short-lived and isolated in nature. dry today 53 in durham, 59 in fayetteville. overnight tonight we're going to drop to near 50, the cloudy skies hanging around and that's where again kind of like a blanket throughout the overnight hours so it will keep us mild. wednesday we spike to
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rain for us, those storms embedded in the afternoon. we're back in the 50s with lingering showers. friday sunshine is back but talk about a chilly end to the work week 47 friday, the 50s here for the weekend ahead ask i do think the weekend will stay on the dry side. let's check in with traffic on this tuesday morning. this is i-440 and six forks roads plenty of cars but no slow-downs. we do have a breakdown in carey, there's a stalled vehicle at u.s. 64. so just keep this in mind make sure you're giving that vehicle plenty of room this morning. mike. >> thanks so much. a historic site in downtown raleigh is is set to get a modern make over. the city has been working for years to determine the best way to improve the mark. now, with
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officials will work with the state officials on an easement to allow the addition of a building that will house restrooms and a cafe. construction is expected to start this summer and finish up in the summer of 2017. real milestone in north carolina history and the civil rights moment. 56 years ago four students at north carolina a and t state university refused to leave a white's only lunch counter. the group known as the greensboro four were honored with a march and wreath laying
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the site is now we've got some breaking news a masses sieve friday has destroyed a building in california. it broke out monday evening.
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inside the home at the time. firefighters investigating the cause. today democratic presidential hopefully hillary clinton is declaring victory in the iowa caucuses. she captured 22 delegates. on the other side of the aisle republican ted cruz won the caucuses meaning he'll collect 8 delegates to the republican national convention. >> and today president obama and paul ryan set to meet one on one for the first time. the men expected to discuss the president's fiscal 2017 budget. opening statements begin today in the trial of a man accused in the 2013 beating death of a raleigh woman. smith is charged with the murder of jones. the woman was killed as three suspects tried to
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let's check our weather and traffic. temperatures yesterday were in the 70s, 49 degrees right now and you can see the clouds as we watch for the sunrise here from our studios. temperatures around the area 50 in durham, 49 in roxboro, mid-50s in fayetteville. so just a light jacket as you get ready to head i do the door this morning a high of only 54, so that's a drop of about 20 degrees from where we were yesterday. tomorrow the warmth returns but there's a good chance for rain also even a few storms tomorrow afternoon. we'll go ahead and switch gears are and check in with traffic right now. we do have an didn't just in and we are looking at an accident on u.s. 64 newburn avenue coming into downtown raleigh. we've been seeing some slowing going into that accident.
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the area it if you can. >> thanks for watching. the
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we hope you good morning. >> thank you, iowa. >> nbc news declares hillary clinton the apparent winner in iowa. while sanders says, this is a tie.
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