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i noted a large security presence. could do. >> after shootings that injured people inside the sheraton hotel, mitchell says this year the city met with venue managers to push safety. and there were no issues at party. >> we do an excellent job of being proactive. but at the end of the day. you can't control everyone. >> after this weekend. the ceo insists they're going to try. >> we're going to double down. we'll work hard to think about how did this happen. and how can we prevent it. the ciaa commissioner sent a statement saying they're working on forming a committee to discuss strengthening security for next year. they don't want these isolated acts of violence to over shadow how much this tournament does
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>> did they give you any specific examples of how to prevent crime at these unsanctioned events. >> this year they had more official events. they want to work with unofficial event planners to find out more about who they're inviting and how those people are being ticketed. channel 9 eyewitness news. you can read more about how the ciaa and the city plan to work to strengthen the security next year. the statement is posted on our website at and look for brittany's story on the home page. breaking news tonight. one confirmed case and one probable case of mumps at unc charlotte. at 5:00 we told you unc charlotte officials said a male student with mumps lives off campus and is in isolation at his home. a feel student was tested but is negative for mumps it's the
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virus have been reported since the out break at lowe's in mooresville. this private school in matthews was shut down today after 50 teachers developed symptoms of nor row virus over the weekend. they all ate lunch catered by a jersey mikes sub shop. alexa ashwell is live at the mecklenburg county health department i know you spoke to the head of the school who also got sick after friday. >> he and some of the other staff members and teachers are feeling better. unfortunately, others are not. health officials here at the mecklenburg county health department say norovirus is to blame. they came to this conclusion based on the rapid onset and severity of the symptoms. teachers and staff met inside the school for a lunch skaterred by a jersey mikes sub shop. not long after.
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no students were at the school. still the school closed today because there weren't enough teachers who were well. leaders told me crews came in to clean the school. norovirus is a gastrointestinal virus that causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. >> we'll take it one step at a time to get the school back to full health. >> it takes a small number of virus particles to cause infection. >> reporting live in east charlotte, alexa ax well, channel 9 eyewitness news. metro school in uptown was
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break there. some parents told channel 9 they kept their children home today to be safe. cms closed the school friday to disinfect it. learn more about norovirus and the mumps on look for the stories on the home page. breaking news out of northeast charlotte where chopper 9 is over the scene of a wreck involving that charlotte mecklenburg school bus there. the dark colored vehicle smashed into the back of the bus on west sugar creek road near mineral springs. medic telling us they've not taken anyone from the scene to the hospital. we're still asking more questions. traffic is moving slowly around this accident in the area. new this hour, a federal committee met today in washington dc to talk about
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regarding malcolm heartily. one of twelve suspected members an associates of the united blood nation gang indicted in 2014. the committees recommendation could take several months. malcolm is accused of killing doug and debbie london in their home in 2014. police say a top level gang member ordered him to do it to try to prevent the londons from testifying in a south charlotte robbery case. breaking new, tensions are rising in raleigh after a police officer shot and killed a man. eyewitness news anchor alison las to allison latos is monitoring. >> authorities were attempting to arrest a man on a felony drug charge when he ran. at some point while they were chasing him on foot an officer shot and killed the suspect. the chief said a gun was found near the man's body.
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noon and during the last few hours, several people have gathered there at the scene. they have chanted no o justice, no peace. which has been used across the u.s. to protest the police shootings of black men. the chief asked for patience from the community. >> i ask everyone to please be patient while follow up investigations are being conducted to determine the facts about what happened today. >> we will continue to monitor these breaking developments and update you through facebook and twitter as well as tonight on eyewitness news at 10:00 and 11:00. thanks alison. investigators spent hours the day working to nail down the cause of a fire that destroyed this burger king in salisbury. we kept you updated with live pictures from the scene on eyewitness news daybreak. firefighters called in extra crews to put the flames out. their efforts kept a lane of
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this afternoon. demolition began at charlotte's airport today trying to make way for the first phase of an expansion to concourse a. we saw the old rental car buildings being reduced to rubble there. the concourse expansion is part of the plan to create 25 new gates. the entire concourse will take three years and $310 million to complete. new at 6:00, a woman from lancaster county is heading to prison for ten years for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her daughter. goldie jackson pled guilty to wreckless homicide. she crashed east of grape falls in august of 2015. her daughter died a day after the wreck. her son was air lifted to the hospital and survive. turning to a local road rage case that ended when someone was shot in front of a child. police are digging into what happened before the gun was pulled. liz foster is investigating why
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jail. >> tonight the 29-year-old man cmc northeast. only channel 9 talked to investigators on camera about why the man who pulled the trigger hasn't been arrested. while people were inside this church sunday morning just outside on orphanage road, two cars crashed and then sot -- shots were fired. >> a registered nurse ran out to help. she and another good samaritan stayed with the victim until paramedics arrived. >> i wouldn't have wanted it to have been one of my children. >> i talked to police lieutenant justice smith who said robert andrews, the man driving this range rover that was rear ended shot ryan baret. in this video, you can see a bullet casing on the ground in front of an evidence marker. baret wasn't driving this
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and their child was in the backseat. cameras were there when police talked to andrews but he hasn't been arrested or charges for the shooting. i asked police why. >> this appeared to be an isolated incident. there was no danger of retaliation or danger to the public that would warrant a probable cause arrest at that point. it was best to gather all the information that we could possibly gather. >> i went to andrews home 1.2 miles from where the accident was. no one answered. i reached his wife on the phone. she declined meeting me and said they were waiting for the investigation to be finished. the district attorney will decide whether or not andrews will face charges. liz foster channel 9 eyewitness news. tonight police released more information after someone was shot at a party in gaston
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they say 37-year-old shamari lewis was shot. marty goers took him to the hospital where he later died. police are asking anyone who attended the party who has information to call them. >> channel 9 spoke with state park officials. they're not going to give us any more information on a man who fell 30 feet. they say a man was trying to take a picture when he fell at the boulder access point off bethlehem road. he went to the hospital with serious injuries. governor pat mccrory ended the state of emergency that went into place after the storms last week. the severe weather brought straight line winds and reported tornadoes that knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes. the state of emergency declaration helped the state respond quickly to the impacted areas . no issues with that today. the sun is setting. it's been gorgeous. the third warmest leap day we've seen.
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i'll show you how soon the cold air returns. it's one of the most alarming scams we've ever seen at action 9. someone close to you has paid us to kill you. >> death threats people in charlotte received. >> what they're saying is scary. >> what the scammers want and what police say you can do
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mark: you've just won - a thousand dollars! woman: that'amazing! that' amazing! (shrieks) woman: ok, nice job. mark, way better than yesterday. maria, that delivery felt alittle forced. and steve, steve: yeah? woman: i am still missing that raw emotion. woman: pretty awesome for atuesday, but tomorrow is hump day, so let's really bring it! lucky for life. win a thousand dollars a day,
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eyewitness news covering the carolinas. it's one of the most alarming scams action 9 has ever investigated. scammers emailed them death threats demanding tens of thousands of dollars or else. action 9 investigator jason stoogenke is live in west charlotte. >> reporter: police are investigating two cases. both women are around the same age. they live around the same part of town. and they were floored when they got this email. >> i have been paid $75,000 in advance to terminate you. >> eva couldn't believe what she was reading. someone close to you has paid us to kill you.
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monitoring you and your every step. >> what they're saying is scary. so scary she told police even though the message warned not to. another person received the same email and also filed a police report. scammers try to trick people out of money all the time. but threatening them with death, that's different. trying to scam somebody is not a crime. threatening to kill is. >> it's one thing to say put money on a green dot card so i don't arrest you. it's another thing to say give me money or i'll kill you. >> in the real world with everything happening now, you may go to the corner store and then your family will say well, he didn't come back, where is he? maybe emails appeared on the
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wrong hands. officers are investigating. now make sure that you guard your email. you can have one for family and friends and have another that's a throw away email that you can give out when you have to provide one but don't want to. police use a sir tane website for personal accounts. it's called ten minute mail. they form an email and it expires ten minutes later. jason stoogenke channel 9 eyewitness news. >> we posted the entire email on so you can read the threats for yourself and try to spot the scammer. scroll over 9 investigates and click on action 9. we brought live updates from a scene on ester lane saturday night.
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looking for evidence. a 14-year-old went to the hospital and is expected to recover. 24 hours from now neighbors near duke energies river bend steam station will have a chance to learn about plans to clean up the coal ash pits there. they'll talk about the removal of the hazardous material. river bend and gaston county is classified as a high priority site which means the coal ash must be removed from there by 2019. tomorrow's environmental quality meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the myers center auditorium in dallas. we're waiting to hear whether the north carolina power regulators will sign off on duke's plan to build a billion dollar natural gas plant in asheville. the facility would replace a colburning plant there now. it will help them keep up with demand for electricity statewide.
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the project to customers. chief meteorologist steve udelson has his eye on the sunset. >> it's beautiful. sunsets in one minute. it's been great. some high clouds adding to the backdrop. lots of color out there earlier today. out on lake norman, it was a gorgeous way to spend an afternoon sailing on the lake. a pretty good breeze out there. water still chilly. you feel it when you're out there. 69 in charlotte. 70 in matthews. 71 mint hill. 72 in concord. cooler as you hit the mountains. but it's the end of february. not much to complain about. forecast this evening, we will cool down. dryer air has taken hold. we had a weak cold front push through today. that kicked up the wind which was great on the lake. sun down again now will be mid 60s at 7:00. upper 50s by 9:00. lows. 10 degrees chillier than this morning. lower 40s in most
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43 in charlotte and concord and lancaster. wake up forecast early on tomorrow. you'll need a coat. but at least it will be bright. sun up a little after 7:00. mid 50s through 9:00 a.m. tomorrow's threat tracker, have you noticed it. coughing or sniffing and freezing, it's allergies, everything is blooming. especially trees and oak and pine trees are the main culprits this time of year. what we need is rain. don't think we'll see much during the day tomorrow. tomorrow night a different story. here's a look at the future cast. we're due for an update shortly. most of the showers dry up early tomorrow afternoon. keep an eye on a line of showers and potential storms tomorrow night. moving from the mountains in to the charlotte area. future cast suggests everyone east of the mountains, 60 or better by lunch time. tomorrow night, scattered
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so clouds thicken up tomorrow. mid 60s in the neighborhood forecast. up toward mooresville, temperatures in the mid 60s. a couple late day showers. better chance tomorrow night. in fort mill, temperatures will be close to 70. and a couple late day showers. there's the line moving toward the mountains into the charlotte area. weakening as it does. no repeat of last week. it's gone wednesday morning. good news, threat tracker wednesday night. some heavier rain, maybe the clap of thunder. but fog like last wednesday. five-day forecast, tomorrow night's rain, should have a decent weekend. >> a great day to be out today.
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today on wall street. today on wall street. (phone ringing)you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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the nfl players association released the franchise tag values for each position if the panthers want to apply the tag to corner back josh norman it will cost 13,952,000 for the year. the decision will have to come by tomorrow. if they don't tag him he hits the open market. the panthers won't let that happen. and they want to work out a long-term contract. the 28-year-old blossomed into a bonafide star. he still hasmiles left. >> i'm not concerned that he's going to be a worn down body or anything like that. i'm excited about the fact that davis talked about what they're going to try to do and the direction they're going to head i'm optimistic. it's been three weeks since the hornets played at time carnegieer cable arena. the hawks raced out to a lead while the hornet missed 18 of 19 shots.
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interesting closing the deficit to 2 in the fourth quarter. but couldn't survive the slow start. perhaps it was the awkward tip town that led to the low output in the first quarter. >> you have to be ready regardless of the time of the game i thought we could have been better. but we weren't. >> the hall of fame awaits when his career is over. but that doesn't mean jimmy johnson can't enjoy the milestones along the way. the 76th win of his career. the johnson never had a chance to race with the intimidator. to have this connection is special. >> the fact that it's my 76th and tieing dale. i don't know if it's bigger
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right there with it. >> expect plenty more before his career is over. thank you phil. i want to mention covenant day canceled class tomorrow. a norovirus going on there. no school for them. two bouts of rain. >> thanks for making channel 9 your choice for news at 6:00.
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11:00. several breaking stories tonight. hours away now until super tuesday. the showdown and, tonight, donald trump and the staggering new poll. and the trump rally turning ugly today. the photographer thrown to the ground. plus, the new numbers tonight on hillary clinton. is there a path for bernie sanders? also breaking, the school shooting inside a cafeteria. the 14-year-old opening fire, then running from the scene. breaking down on the stand.
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testifying in the case of her stalker, and a famous hotel. making a statement. chris rock at the oscars. and leonardo dicaprio finally winning. what he quietly said backstage. and late word today, as we remember another oscar-winning actor. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with fast-moving developments on the eve of the super tuesday showdown. and the central question this evening. can any of the republican candidates stop donald trump? and hillary clinton, after her resounding win in south carolina, what is bernie sanders' path? the new national poll tonight showing donald trump surging ahead. and, for the democrats, hillary 38%. but donald trump facing new


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