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to uptown, 20 minutes, 68-miles-per-hour, concord to center city, 18 minutes and 65 and lake norman southbound, 15 minutes at 67-miles-per-hour. keep in mind about 8:00 yesterday morning that was over 50 minutes in from rock hill because of accidents on 77 yesterday. john belk and brookshire looking fine this morning and as we take a check of the mapping system, most of our major highways, so providence road, a few outbound slow downs, independence, alalrmarle, wt harris looking good. that is a check of traffic, back to you. >> john: 6:01, looking ahead north carolina lawmaker will gather for special session in raleigh today to vote on the re-drawn map of the state's congressional districts. republican leaders proposed the new districts after a panel of federal judges ruled the districts were unconstitutional. the changes will have a major impact on charlotte and wbtv's mark davenport is joining us now live with more on this story.
what the proposal means if it is approved. >> reporter: john, i can tell you the biggest change right off the bat is a charlotte area district without an incumbent. i want you get you back to the map get you closer view of what we're talking about. the map used to look different. especially in our area. the 12th district no longer snakes through our state from 85 from charlotte to greensboro. now the district much more charlotte-centric, compact in the area. alma adams no longer represents any part of charlotte under this map. she falls in the 13th district. overnight she sent a statement saying "for now i'm focused o on doing my job and continuing to represent the people of north carolina's 12th congressional district." she will continue to look over the map and weigh her options moving forward. the deadline for lawmakers to approve the new map is on friday. that is why they are getting together in special session to make the final decisions, we'll
reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: also looking ahead tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in north carolina. if you plan to register you need to make sure your voter registration is received or postmarked by tomorrow. >> christine: key endorsement in campaign 2016 if you haven't heard, south carolina governor nikki haley has put her support behind republican presidential candidate and florida senator marco rubio. >> we say that every day is a great day in south carolina. ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. >> christine: governor haley will be on the campaign trial through the primary in the state. rubio needs all the help he can. according to the real clear politics average of polls with south carolina voters, he is in third place behind donald trump
john kasich not far behind. all the candidates will be back on the trail across the palmetto state include some making stops in our area. wbtv's ashton pellom is live in rock hill with more on that. so ashton, tell us more about the candidates plans today. >> reporter: hey, good morning, christine. jeb bush and john kasich will both be in york county. a big day for here in the upstate in york county. bush, the former governor of florida, will hold a town hallel event in rock hill, scheduled for 5:30 in the building behind me at the magnolia room. ohio governor john kasich will hold a town hall event in for the mill starts at 6:00 at sun city lakes pavilion. both are free you can get tickets at eventbright.com. as far as the other hopefuls, many candidates focusing on theup state. donald trump in gaffney.
endorsement from governor hale -- ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> christine: south carolina republican presidential primary is this saturday. followed by the democratic primary a week from saturday. it is important to note voters can vote in either primary but not in both. when the results come until this weekend have the wbtv news app we will send an alert to the cell phone as a winner is announced. >> john: this is new, two men arrested on a long list of drug charges in york county. brandon griggs and anthony grahada whose mug shot was not available, both arrested after a short chase in rock hill. facing a list of charges including possession of heroin and methamphetamine. >> christine: a school nurse and mother in charlotte will be
she was convicted last june of trying to hire hitmen to kill her ex-husband. davis claims her ex was molesting their daughter. she faces minimum of 10 years in prison. >> john: a judge has continued the case of a teen from morganton that f.b.i. agents say plot to kill in the name of isis. according to federal court documents the case of justin sullivan will be heard next in october. documents say a request to delay the case was granted because of the serious nature of charges. >> christine: a charlotte man accused of making child pornography is facing a federal indictment. a grand jury handed indictmen to john faust, arrest in 2014. he made the videos between 2012-2014 in mecklenburg county and another locations in the state. police said faust had inappropriate pictures of girls as young as 8. a man accused of shooting a woman in hickory is facing murder charges.
looking stunned and shaking his head. he had just learned moments before that the victim tammy cloninger, had died. police believe she was shot and killed until a domestic dispute. >> john: police cracked a sting of ipad thefts from a local schools, arresting several people. detectives say teens broke in albermarle road elementary and piney grove elementary schools in charlotte twice over the past two weeks. stealing ipads and electronics. officers found two teens walking away from the school and they were arrested. detectives traced the stolen ipads to the players wire less store on farm pond lane in charlotte. detectives arrested one of the employees, charged with having the stolen electronics. >> christine: plenty ahead in the 6:00 am hour. >> john: toyota is recalling three million vehicles. after the break, what vehicles are affected and why. first a quick check of the
a christmas eve shooting at northlake mall. pets in bed, is it good for you or does it mess with your sleep? at 6:47, on your side with a closer look at results of a new study. right now check back in with kristen miranda. >> john: live in the alert center following details in a fire in north charleston. >> kristen: i wanted to get you caught up happening right now, this picture from our sister station in the charleston area. a fire happening right now in north charleston, cape show you on cherokee street in north charleston, i'll zoom in right here on the intersection, and that is where it is. so we are keeping an eye on this, it is burning now and we develops. i haven't heard anything about injuries, this is a story happening right now i'll keep appear eye on it on twitter and through our friends at our sister station in charleston. >> john: a man has been indicted in the investigation of a killings of a family and
washington d.c. 35-year-old darren wendt is charged in a home invasion and murder. his crime spree lasted two days include burglary, kidnapping, extortion, murder and arson after it ended with the mansion in flames. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. >> christine: consumer news, toyota is recalling three million suvs world wide because of problems with the seat belts. the company says the flaw could cause rear seat belts to fail. most were built between 2005-20 2005-2014. >> john: 13 after 6:00, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: 6:12, alleghany, ashe, watauga, avery counties running on two-hour delay.
in boone from resortcams.com but the back roads definitely still have ice on them. you will see more melting this afternoon with temperatures getting in the upper 30s to maybe 40, not bad. not as cold, plenty of sunshine for today rest of us plenty of sunshine but starting off cold, freezing in charlotte, 28 boone, 29 right now hickory, 30 gastonia, 26 salisbury, 30 around rock hill and leslie community in south carolina. 34 this morning, 49 lunch time, 54 this afternoon, plenty of sunshine to go around all day long. again, a pretty seasonal day, in the mid 50s where we should be, nice warm up for the weekend but yes, there is rain on the horizon, let you know what i'm tracking in the seven day forecast, stick around. right now check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we're keeping our eye on traffic cameras across the region this morning, but early on our thursday morning commute things are running smoothly.
most of the interstates in the green. we're seeing a few slow downs park road, providence road, independence boulevard but they are just in short, spotty sections. center city john belk and brookshire, no problems both of those highways are running in the green and we will check the drive times, matthews to center city, 13 minutes, 49 miles an hour. providence road from the arboretum area, 18 minute commute, concord to center city, 18 at 67-miles-per-hour. that is a check of the morning traffic christine, over to you. >> christine: thank you, chris. politics, isis and hollywood. >> john: john kerry met with major studio executives to get ideas how to counter the message of terrorists. that story is later on "cbs this morning" at 7:00. >> christine: some of you will be happy we're talking about the game and some aren't. duke and unc renewing their classic rivalry. lived up to the hype, a thriller to the end on tobacco road.
it's 1616. >> john: 19 after 6:00. there are several school delay in our area this morning. this is a complete list, not just select few. alleghany, ashe, avery and watauga county schools are all on two-hour delay. let's get over to kristen miranda right now, live in the alert center with just interesting video just in the newsroom. what have you got here? >> kristen: sometimes on thursday you need to see the best video of the day i got it in, wanted to show it to you right away. look at this. a guy in florida in trouble with the law after an alleged joy ride in a backhoe ended with a slow-speed police chase.
59-year-old dumped folders on the road, drove up and drown a bridge for an hour-and-a-half damaging the road, the side of the bridge, you can see it here. police followed him the whole way. eventually spike strips were put down to stop the guy and the backhoe, he's in custody, also taken to the hospital to be checked out. that is probably the slowest police chase we have ever seen. back to you. >> christine: i got to follow that, thank you, kristen. >> kristen: yours is better, trust me. >> christine: the big one you watched here live, duke-unc proving why this is the best rivalry in college. college basketball. the blue devils taking on the heels, unc led by brice johnson, jam in the first half. comes down to the wire, duke down by two under three minutes
ingram finds luke can be kennard. duke gets the block and win by one point. 74-73 was the final. both teams have tough tests on saturday. duke at louisville, unc hosts no. 11, miami. >> john: the field for the daytona 500 will be set tonight. driver pass tart will take part in the trials. first one is at 7:00, the following is 9:00. today is a somber anniversary, 15 years today since the death of dale earnhardt in 2001 daytona 500. >> al: doesn't seem that long ago. time flies. good weather for the race,
it is florida. everything is relative. let's get you out the door, let's look back, we had an inch of rain here in charlotte and obviously some of that was very heavy on tuesday. even had the overnight thunder and lightning, where do we stand, we ended last month with a little bit of a surplus but so far this month we're dry, deficit of third of an inch and for the year i'm surprised at this when i put this together only had four inches of rain, should have 5.5, plenty of time to catch up, don't we know about that from last year. no rain or snow and no fog. we won't have any issues on the roads in terms of weather. clear skies, this is scott clark's toyota in stallings. clear conditions in charlotte, gorgeous picture, now at 32 here in charlotte, north breeze is light, good visibility, there is a wind chill factor now at 27 degrees. it is in the 20s up across mountains, boone at 28, 29
lincolnton, shelby, 30 rock hill and 30 in lancaster. in the mountains, upper 30s to 40. this may be generous but still the idea you'll melt a lot of the snow today and should be a nice one this afternoon, 54 lenoir, 51 taylorsville, tons of sunshine from start to finish and foothill, no fog this morning, won't be any issues. 52 hickory, 52 in albermarle, 55 in wadesboro. and mid 50s rock hill, lancaster and chester. lots of sunshine, backside, nice and warm, as we go through the next couple days you'll see temperatures go up, that is great but we have plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow, here comes a little bit of a fly in the ointment, saturday a front will trigger a few showers in the mountains. rest of us should be dry, as we go in sunday, a small chance for rain even in charlotte late in the day. i am not promising a totally sunny weekend but it will be warm. best chance for rain comes monday into tuesday and some of
be heavy at times and once we get beyond the weekend our temperatures go back down, in fact it looks chilly next week, tuesday and wednesday, temperatures below average. enjoy the next couple days, 54 today, sunshine, near 30 tonight, 57 mostly sunny tomorrow, partly sunny saturday, shower for the mountains, 65. small chance of a shower on sunday but look at that temperature, 68 degrees. here comes the rain monday into tuesday, could be heavy at times, maybe thunder and lightning tuesday, we cool off as we go in wednesday and thursday. 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 sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we'll start here with a live look, i-77 at lasalle street, certainly seeing the volume of traffic picking up here in the last couple minutes. if you're coming in from lake norman right now running at 16 minutes, 64 miles an hour, that is pretty good this time of the morning in the green, davidson, cornelius, huntersville up to 485. overall charlotte commute fairly
providence road, wt harris, albermarle, no problems, 485 out to the west looking a-okay. leaving rock hill in the next couple minutes here is the current drive time, northbound 77, 21 minutes with an average speed of 66-miles-per-hour. and that is a check of your morning commute, christine, over to you. >> christine: much more to come. >> john: a first for campaign 2016, according to the hatest poll a new leader in the republican presidential race. who do you think it is? we have details when we come back. >> christine: a local college student helps deliver a baby outside his apartment in charlotte. we hear his story. >> john: you're watching wbtv news this morning, charlotte's
>> christine: concerns growing about possible cases of mumps in our area, we're on your side working to learn more about the spread of the virus. plus -- >> there is ten of us stuck in the back here, there are shots going off. >> john: in this half hour our our partners obtained the 911 calls from northlake mall shooting. thanks for watching wbtv news this morning on this thursday, february 18th, now 6:30 i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. there are a few school delays to pass along quickly today. alleghany, ashe, avery and watauga county schools are operating on a two-hour delay. let's get you caught up on first alert weather. meteorologist al conklin has details.
this morning, main street in belmont, dry conditions there, still dark out there, the sun will be up in 35 minutes or so, what we don't have this morning unlike yesterday morning is fog. great visibility from the mountains all the way down in the sand hills across the piedmont, but temperatures below freeze, cold, 28 boone, 24 morganton, 30 gastonia, 27 albermarle and salisbury, at freezing in charlotte. 34 degrees at the bus stop plenty of sunshine, chilly start, no chance of rain or snow this morning, none this afternoon, looking good, lots of sun, high of 54. clear skies, i'm here to warn you while we have warmer temperatures this weekend do yourself a favor, don't waste your time washing the car, i'll explain why in a couple minutes. >> christine: if you do, >> chris: if you do you guarantee it will rain. first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte.
volume heating up for our thursday morning rush hour, but still running along smoothly here and that is the case on most of our major interstates. 485 looks good. 77, 85 okay, a few slow downs there on providence road as we swing in toward center city this morning, the john belk, brookshire, no problems there. quick check of drive times, leaving matthews, coming up 74, 12 minutes. providence road from arboretum, 17 minute commute and concord to center city, 18 minutes at 65-miles-per-hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: on your side with health news now, health ficials in the area investigating new possible cases of mumps. there are already two confirmed cases, now they are testing at least six other potential cases in the mecklenburg, iredell and cabarrus county area. wbtv's mark davenport has been following the story, he is live in charlotte now so mark, do
all how this virus may have spread? >> reporter: they are working on that this morning and putting on detective caps to try to figure out exactly how it spread and who these people, the suspected cases have been in contact with and trying to figure out through interviews who they have been around and where they have been so they can kind of head off the spread of mumps in the area. i want to show you a map, just showing you the two confirmed cases so far and where they are in our area. the first was in iredell county, another one in mecklenburg county, those are the two confirmed cases of mumps but that number may be bigger, officials say there are six other cases that are probable, or suspected like you were talking about and those cases surfaced also in mecklenburg county and iredell county but also cabarrus county. >> not every person that has been suspected, diagnosed or who is a probable cause is connected
are some connections. >> reporter: that is what health officials are looking for right now the connections. once we get more information we'll get it back to you as soon as we can first here on wbtv. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: thanks, mark. all new this this half hour, our news partners at the charlotte observer have obtained the 911 calls from the christmas eve shooting inside northlake mall. take a listen. >> shots fired in the mall. >> my children 13 and 18 called me said there is a shooting there. and they are in a bathroom. >> i got a text the apple store in northlake mall that she is barricaded in the manager's office at the back of the store and there is a report of shots fired. >> you can hear the panic in those callers voices. the shooting happened as the mall was jammed with last-minute holiday shoppers. police say an argument broke out
two people pulled guns and opened fire near dick's sporing good. thomas ferguson shot and killed daquan westbrook when he pointed a gun at the officer. police have not released the results of the criminal or internal investigations, ferguson has returned to active duty. 6:34, get over to kristen miranda. >> christine: getting headlines first, she has sad details about the death of a dolphin, what is going on? >> kristen: this is going to be on social media you'll see it, making people mad, made me mad. this is in argentina. a man found a baby dolphin, pulled it from the water and brought it up to the beach where all the tourists started to take selfies with the dolphin. they had it out of the water so long the dolphin overheated and died and then they left it on the beach. a lot of people will be talking
over i've scenery action seen reaction. it is a protected dolphin, goes to show you you have to be careful and let nature stay where it should be. back to you. >> john: so sad. first for campaign 2016, a new nbc news wall street journal poll shows ted cruz leading the republican presidential field. the poll reports 28% of republican voters are backing cruz. donald trump is close behind with 26%. that two point difference is within the poll's margin of error. a major shift either way the same poll gave trump a 13 point lead over cruz. we'll get another look at the race later this morning when cbs news releases their poll. >> christine: the white house we detail plans of the president's trip to cuba.
decades. it comes after cuba and u.s. moved to reopen diplomatic relations 15 months ago. >> john: a unc charlotte student got a surprise of his life outside his apartment complex. daniel kepple said a woman was on the sidewalk, in labor. he called his mother, who was a nurse, tried to gather supplies while the neighbor stayed with the woman. >> next thing pushing and screaming real loud. and the baby is coming out. my main concern is get the baby to cry and breathe. >> the baby born and daniel heard it cry, minutes later an ambulance arrived took the baby boy and mother to the hospital. neither daniel or the neighbor got her name. >> christine: wow. that is a surprise indeed. >> john: you don't expect that to happen. >> christine: a live look at the commute, 6:36, and this stretch is moving smoothly, this is i-77
see a lot more cars in the north and southbound lanes, so watch for more volume as you are getting ready to head out the door, we'll let you know of problems as they arise first. now to meteorologist al conklin. >> al: clear skies, cloud-free this morning courtesy of high pressure building in all across the eastern part of the country. that ridge of high pressure means right now we're on the chilly side of things here as the flow is out of the north, look back to the west, we have warmer weather, that is going to be coming in our direction. stick around, couple more days here and we will likely wind up in the 60s. mid 50s today, n umale fishing forecast, light breezes, shouldn't be any rain around, a nice day. that is gene speers now living in tyler texas, where he enjoys fishing with his son-in-law. you're our big catch of the day. sun-up at 7:07, sets now at 6:09, we have plenty of it in
already a nice clear sky, watching the sun come up over lake norman from thevue.com. sunshine this weekend and rain chances, all the details in a couple minutes. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: next on wbtv news this morning -- >> christine: a study says that eeping with your pets can be a good thing. right after the break we'll take a closer look at that. >> john: plus, you'll get to meet the winners of the massive powerball jackpot in florida at least. that couple has come forward. find out how they learned they were big winners. but first, a look at what is
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day with wbtv news this morning. >> john: all new this this half hour after more than a month we now know the winners of the 1.5 billion powerball jackpot who live in florida. the new millionaires are these two, david kaltschmidt and maureen smith of melbourne beach. the check for $528 million made out to nickel 95 trust, a trust created by the couple to manage the money. they didn't watch the live drawing last month. didn't learn until the next morning they had won. other tickets sold in tennessee and california. the california winner has yet to come forward. >> christine: today when you get out of work, enjoy a glass of vino, national drink wine day. wine consumption does have some health benefits. moderate drinker lower risk for liver disease, type ii diabetes,
also national crab stuffed flounder day. i'm all over that. >> al: ha ha ha ha. familiarflounder.cous-cous thursday, what are you talking about? >> christine: a day for everything. >> john: a day for everything. national dip your french fries in your wendy's frostie day. >> al: presented by hallmark. early this morning, clear skies, hopefully heading out out out the door for work and school, we don't have fog, that is clear sky, first off 54 degrees in charlotte, clear conditions out there early this morning, and with that, looking at temperatures that again these are seasonal, this is close to where we should be this time of the year, 54 degrees.
inch up a little bit as we go in toward the weekend, but you notice we have no rain chances for either day, by saturday there is a small chance for a shower, on friday, we're not look at much of any rain, saturday the small chance will be confined to the mountain counties as a weak system moves in. that front will set the stage for more important rain system that comes in going in monday and tuesday. so while we see more cloud cover each day going through the weekend won't be totally sunny, looks like partly sunny skies on saturday, mostly cloudy sunday. monday and tuesday, our rain chances ramp up big time. monday night into tuesday looks like could be very very heavy rain. maybe some thunder and lightning like last week. you notice the temperatures 54 today, 57 tomorrow, 65 saturday, 68 sunday. still in the 60s monday but start to tail off a little bit because of the cloud cover and # 0% chance of rain, we dip down monday into tuesday and the rest of next week looks like
average. even for this time of the year. enjoy what we have out there for the next couple days, should be in good shape. right now, we have clear skies, as we look down the main channel from the vue.com, lake norman, sun will be up a few minutes after 7:00. a lot of it in the forecast today. 32 right now headed for 54. let's check in with chris, 6:44, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. starting to see our rush hour traffic heat up a bit. we do have disabled vehicle, this is up on north tryon street right there by carolinas medical center, if you're coming across wt harris boulevard you may find a few slow downs there. looking live i-77 clanton road, you can see the volume of traffic here increasing across the charlotte area, seeing a few slow downs outbound providence heavier around 74 in the matthews area and beginning to see the delays building southbound i-77 coming from davidson down to huntersville,
then back in the green as you work your way toward center city. so rock hill, inbound, 21 minute, 65-miles-per-hour, concord to center city, 18 minute commute and lake norman, northbound at 19 minutes and 53 miles an hour. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: should you let your pets share your blankets and your bed? a recent mayo clinic study challenges the convention wisdom that animals in the bedroom can mess up your sleep. the story all new this this half hour. >> reporter: patricia sullivan had k 9 company in bed as soon as she brought home her first puppy. >> started to cry, women he crawled up on the bed and has been there ever since. >> long thought to be disruptive, a recent survey found 41% of sleep patients who shared beds with animals find it beneficial.
them feel relaxed and gives them a sense of security, which permits them to fall asleep with less difficulty than i think that is something that does deserve attention. >> 20% of respondents admitted their pets interrupted their sleep. study author says there are many things pet owners need to consider. >> they need to know how well they sleep as a person and how well the pet sleeps. they need to take into account the size of the pet. >> other considerations, the size of the bed, the number of pets and the pets must be clean and free of fleas. >> if they are wet i wipe them off. >> the dogs don't just relax there, they go a step further. >> if i stay up too late, they walk in my bedroom and look at me like come on, let's go. they do. [ barking ] >> even though their barking sometimes wakes her up, she wouldn't have it any other way. the study did not look at whether different types of pets or different species were more
the study authors say they hope to focus future study in those areas. >> john: interesting. i want to see what the study on cats says. >> christine: we'll see. >> john: after the break, why resident in one town are having trouble getting to their front door. >> christine: when we switch over to bounce tv in a few minutes the winners of the miss charlotte and miss mecklenburg county scholarship pageants will be live in the studio with us this morning. we will talk with these ladies as they get ready to compete at miss north carolina pageant in june. that and more from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. on bounce tv. here is where to find bounce based on your cable provider or live stream the newscast at wbtv.com/live. coming up, the battle for south carolina heats up as donald trump threatening more lawsuits. a closer look at new cbs news poll numbers.
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>> john: eight minutes before 7:00. a quick look at top local stories. >> christine: all over the story today a lot of you talking about this, looking ahead to over three hours now away from a special legislative session happening in raleigh. lawmakers discussing and voting on this new map of the state's congressional districts. the proposed map was unveiled yesterday after a federal panel of judges ruled that two of the state's current districts are unconstitutional. >> john: a school nurse, mother in charlotte will be sentenced in federal court today,
hire hit men to kill her ex-husband. she claims he was molesting her daughter. she is facing a minimum of ten years in prison. >> christine: two men arrested on a long list of drug charges. charges arrested after a short chase in rock hill. each facing charges including possession of heroin and methamphetamine. >> john: on your side several school delays in the area this morning. this is complete list. alleghany, ashe, avery and watauga county schools are all on two-hour delay. still cold up in the mountains, they have residual on the roads, just be careful so two hour delays for those school systems. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. before you head out the door listen to meteorologist al nklin's forecast now. >> al: 32 in charlotte, looking at plenty of sunshine today, the seven day forecast, again today, good looking day out there, not
cover or anything that is disruptive, if you're heading out early this morning, be mindful it is cold but don't have the fog we had yesterday. afternoon temperatures mostly in the 50s, one exception in boone, you will be 40 degrees, concord, mooresville, lenoir in the low to mid 50s. tomorrow will be a warmer day, look for high temperature, 57 degrees, that is just a smidge above average. looking ahead to saturday looking at more cloud cover and then sunday, looks like increased cloud cover before rain gets in here monday and tuesday and some of that rain is likely to be heavy at times. right now, 32 degrees, plenty of sunshine in charlotte, high temperature of 54 degrees. now 53 after the hour, check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. we do have a new accident on north tryon street, this is at 36th avenue there, so expect that you may start to see a few delays right now, north tryon at
let's take a live look i-77 clanton road, no problems here, running along smoothly but the volume has started to increase the last little while. if you're coming down from davidson in huntersville area, you have stop and go traffic starting at sam furr down to hambright. the overall charlotte commute major interstates again are still running in the green this morning, seeing a few slow downs highway 51, providence road, arboretum and looking here at rock hill, northbound coming out of rock hill, that is about 22 minute, 61-miles-per-hour. but right now, our major interstates looking good. christine, over to you. >> christine: kristen miranda now with three big stories we need to watch. >> kristen: president obama expected to detail his plans today to visit cuba in march. the first u.s. president to visit in nine decades. a bomb attack in turkey killed six soldier arier after
duke energy will release their fourth quarter earnings. >> christine: before we sign off, a crazy scene in australia, where tumbleweeds have taken over a town. >> john: look at this, truck loads of the stuff filling streets and yards. it is summertime down unda, dry conditions have led to the large crop. >> kristen: they are piled as high as the rooftops. look at that. >> christine: that is crazy. >> john: amazing. >> christine: so was john carter's australia accent. >> john: down unda, mate. we want to switch channel,
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