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newton home and into a propane tank. >> something off a movie. >> the truck and house were on fire and neighbors spotted the couple at the doorway. jim's son went to help. >> my son was waving his arms trying to get the attention to the lady get out. >> as the couple stepped out a second explosion tore the place apart. neighbors found the couple in the splinters and carried them to safety and jd was only concerned about nay ohmmy. >> take care of his wife. >> he was hurt bad? >> yes. >> the two died hours later at the hospital. the driver of the truck survived. the investigation is underway. they will let the district attorney decide about charges. as for the search for a family mow money tows goes on. jewelry and paper, too. looking for pieces of the shattered lives.
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that is all that is left now. >> as for the road now, the dot did do a study here on speed and said the curve was fine for the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit and did put the little reflectors up to indicate the curve. and dotels me that if the town wants them to look at it again but at this point there is no investigation from the dot just the up with from the highway patrol we could know in a couple of days cher there will be charges -- whether there will be charges. >> and tomorrow night we are told the community will gather for a prayer service for the newtons who died there and for the rescue personnel who helped them at 7:00 p.m. at the baptist church. >> and police arrested a man in a deadly hit-and-run accident in east article. peres ramirez hit and killed a
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central avenue at 2:30 this morning. he is charged with driving while impaired and felony hit-and-run. breaking news. early morning shooting in mount holly now a homicide investigation. alex giles is live in the alert center. >> we have gotten the identity of the victim and it happened in gaston county. this is 37-year-old shemarry lewis from north carolina he was the father of a five-month-old child. lewis had been shot outside of a mount holly and gaston county near the extension. police think it happened during a large party. christian flores spoke with neighbors and authorities and we will have more on wbtv news at 5:30. back to you. >> thank you. right now for the second time in less than a week, a local school has closed due to possible noro virus.
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faculty members became sick with noro virus like systems. faculty members attended a catered lunch. 50-70 people came down with the symptoms. so far noro virus has not been confirmed and the health department is awaiting test results. metro school of charlotte closed last week due to a posible noro virus outbreak. >> unc charlotte student diagnosed with mumps and this is the third case of the illness in mecklenberg county. steve crump is on your side with details. any concern now for any of the other students at unc charlotte? >> well, paul, here is what we found out this afternoon we got word from the mecklenberg county health department that everyone associated with this campus will be notified by e-mail. but when you talk to students they will tell you on the surface they are not impacted yet.
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at this moment three confirmed and four probable n my view, that means we got seven cases. >> by the numbers health officials say charlotte area averages about two cases of mumps per year and the medical director has a warning for local families. >> if you're sick stay at home. if your kids are sick keep them home. >> unc charlotte is the location of concern. a spokesperson tells wbtv that one case has been confirmed here. the student lives in off campus housing and remains in isolation. students we caught up feel there is no need to sound the alarm. >> i mean i am not concerned there is a lot of different things going around colds and stuff germs. >> i'm not too worried about it. >> there are a lot of things but we have been vaccinated we had to be for a lot of things. >> i'm not worried about it. >> the doctor says the key in
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top of vaccinations. >> so the advice is the same as what we have been saying check your vaccination records because that is one way that we can help protect people. >> we received a statement from the university and they do cop firm that one case and are concerned about another case and they did testing and that second case ended up being negative. live in unc charlotte steve crump wbtv on your side. >> good news there thank you. right now a wild chase in uptown charlotte ended with a man back in police custody after he escaped while being treated at the hospital. police say the man was arrested saturday for cutting off his ankle monitor. he escaped from the hospital at 2:00 p.m. he was caught a short distance away. on south kings drive. a female officer chased and tackled the suspect.
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hospital to finish that medical treatment. >> and four students hurt after deputies say a 14-year-old pulled out a gun and opened fire in an ohio school. the shooting happened inside the cafeteria. two students hit. and investigators are trying to determine whether the other two students were hurt by just exiting the building. none of the injuries are life-threatening. >> to the race for the white house voters in a dozen state also cast ballots on super tuesday where hundreds of delegates are up for grabs. as pressure mounts on candidates to win, donald trump faces comma heat because of his slow response to denounce his racial supporters. contradict boswell reports from the white house. >> black lives matter activists targeted trump's rally. >> get 'em out! all lives matter. >> the billionaire became a
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disavow former kkk leader david duke on a talk show. >> i know nothing about david duke. >> he said he could not hear clearly. >> i do not care how bad the earpiece is, kkk comes out clearly and he refuses to criticize it. >> after trump refused duke's support it might make voters think twice it. gives support to those who say he is playing footsie with the ugliest ideas to build support. >> polls show trump with big leads in virginia and georgia but ted cruz is winning in his home state of texas. the same poll has hillary clinton up 20 points or more in texas, georgia and virginia. and is already looking ahead to the general election. >> one advantage i have is they have been after me for 25 years and i'm still standing! >> bernie sanders is focusing on minnesota and massachusetts ahead of tuesday's vote. craig boswell, cbs news.
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that ran into trouble at donald trump's virginia rally monday. the photographer from time magazine was arrested after he service. >> beginning not to feel like spring but on this leap day we have leapt into mid-spring. >> it is incredible. so many of you enjoyed this beautiful weather low 70s? >> we hit 70. 73? 73 on the screen here is eric thomas. >> 73 the official high. february 29th. your hd towercam, there is what is going to greet you. how about 72 winds out of the west nice breeze. and across the wbtv viewing area low 70s outside of the mountains in the 50s but mild. your hour-by-hour forecast 56 at 9:00 p.m. and 52 through 11:00 p.m.
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coming up in the next three days. pay attention to that and snow could mix in again. much on the plate. right now your seven-day first-alert forecast is coming up. here is tonya rivens. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. let's check in in huntersville we have an accident in the intersection at sam furr. right by the target shopping center near statesville road. gilliard road is a great alternate route. and volume on that very busy road already. some congestion on i-77 northbound from 485 heading toward gilliard road. 2-3 miles of stop-and-go traffic. and i mention the accident and a view submitted by huntersville police for the accident in that area. and here is a look at the road by i-77 north and 485. a little congested. back to you. >> thank you. new details on the man accused of killing a well-known charlotte businessman.
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man that police say killed jesse campbell. >> a woman survives trapped outside during this tornado as it rolls through. that story is next. >> and how a shipping company
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save this dying toddler's life. >> video that defies logic with a tornado bearing down the driver of a fedex truck runs for shelter. and there goes the tornado. look to the left. trying to get in a locked door in louisiana. she braces herself and then here comes the twister. and she gets tossed around but she is going to escape without serious injury. and wait. worst of it is not yet.
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there it is. the tornado goes through and she gets up and walks away. >> incredible. right now, the man charged in the murder of a charlotte business owner jesse campbell is being extradited to york. kevin dejesus is accused in the killing of campbell in his lake wylie home. michael clark is live with the latest on the extradition and you have been following the case for a while. what is the latest? >> mauer lean dejesus is back in and folks were shaken up when the murder happened in north carolina and south carolina. now to give you background dejesus was picked up this morning just before 9:00 a.m. and taken to the justice center to talk with york county investigators that extradition required a governor's warrant and he will be booked into jail
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and then will go before a magistrate for the murder charge. dejesus was accused of shooting and killing jesse campbell in january. and it was the first york county homicide. investigators say campbell's clover south carolina he crashed into a tree leaving campbell's home after the crime. and detectives used tips and vehicle parts to track him down in charlotte and recovered the vehicle believed to be the truck that dejesus drove from the crime scene. dejesus was a temporary employee for campbell but no motive was given for this shooting. again, dejesus is from honduras and needed an interpreter for the court appearances. and we expect him to go before a magistrate tonight or tomorrow morning. reporting live in york county michael clark wbtv on your side. >> thank you. time to check the traffic around town here is tonya rivens. >> thank you.
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sponsored by people's bank. let's check on i-77 and 485. volume is starting to build we have an accident on south boulevard that congestion building on south boulevard and we have congestion on highway 51 pineville matthews close to 485 as well. and then we see the volume starting to build on 485. a stranded motorist on rea road at piper glen drive and another at johnston road close to caramel road back to you. >> all right thank you. right now, the flow of drugs feeding charlotte's growing addiction problem. we are finding out things like heroin and cocaine are arriving on doorsteps like any other delivery. wbtv's jamie boll is on your side investigating this growing situation. >> maureen our look started with an unrelated conversation with a longtime charlotte drug
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heroin epidemic when he mentioned the dark net. he is hearing from clients use it to get drugs delivered straight to their home. >> you can purchase in the privacy of your own home with total anonymity in a way in in which that cannot be tracked by anyone and have it delivered to your home. it is a very, very scary scenario. >> how can this happen? we are heading into the lawless black market world of the dark net to show you where you can find and buy anything. this is not a how-to manual but a way for parents to understand what their kids may already know. a look inside the dark net tonight on wbtv news at 6:00 p.m. back to you. >> we will look for that. >> all right. eric thomas. last day of february, the 29th. and we are looking at beautiful weather. >> really. yeah, i tell you, we are going to see a front come through and
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back down to reality for a little while. >> and that is not bad for this time of the year. >> averages are not bad. so your weather net all right we stand at 70 right now heading outside. and overall you have a great evening on tap for you. in fact you will see many areas right now between north carolina and south carolina hanging around in the 70 range. upper 60s through hickory and morganton and through the evening hours we will drop it down to 52 here in the charlotte area. and call it low 40s up in the high country. in the morning it will be a little cool but quiet start. 46 . you should be in good shape. up into the high country chilly but fair skies and might see high clouds rolling into the picture and that is because of a system coming our way quickly and already by the end of the day on tuesday. showers here late afternoon
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areas but the actual front still along that boundary on the western side of the viewing area that will get in here during the evening and overnight hours. 64 by noon and late in the afternoon more clouds with a 30% chance of showers. and through the overnight there goes the front and it is in and out. we are really going to clear out during the day on wednesday. i think you will like the looks of this forecast. 68 with again that night rain coming in tuesday. there is that pretty day on wednesday and notice the cool air back in. and thursday look for showers overnight with perhaps mountain and maybe northern foothill snow and then again it is out of here quickly. and we will rebound and looks like a nice weekend on tap. that is the way it is right now. another update at 5:30. >> next, the man accused of killing a virginia police officer her first day on the job has ties to the carolinas.
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>> a man who stole a dump-truck and led deputies on a high speed chase was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. sky3 was live when the chase ended in troutman. we watched as james call held officers at bay for three hours with a gun. call had lost his job and robbed a produce stand.
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in need of a liver transplant is alive. thanks to the help of fedex. they learned wednesday that doctors found a donor for their daughter brooklyn and the family needed to be in chicago by 10:00 a.m. the next day but all 700 flights out of memphis were canceled due to weaer. after learning of the plight via social media, fedex flew the family on a corporate cargo plane to brooklyn's surgery at no cost. >> the fact they were able to come through when no one else was flying into chicago was amazing. >> brooklyn's mom says the procedure is done there is a long road to recovery. brooklyn will need to be monitored. a party turns deadly. >> neighbors who live up the street from the home where the shooting happened tell us they called police the night before. we asked today why wasn't the
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> now, at 5:00 business openers fear customer also go across the state line because of a new tax law tomorrow. what the change will mean for your wallet. plus... >> we got six and seven-year-old kids 12-year-old kids that play on this road all day long. >> shot at a party in a quiet neighborhood shakes the people.
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the home the night before. thank you for joining us i'm molly grantham. >> i'm jamie boll. glad you are with us. this is the mount holly home where gaston county police upwards of 300 people partied saturday night. there were other parties here at the home this weekend. only is the day night's ended with gunfire. and one man dead. we learned that person was 37-year-old shemarry lewis, a father of a five-month-old child. christian flores has new information tonight. >> the way they fly up and down the street you have to be careful. >> neighbors remember how many cars were driving up and down the street friday and saturday night. james lives on the road and says he did not pay much attention to what was happening. >> i don't know what goes on and i do not care. >> sunday morning the weekend's parties became more than a public disturbance it was the
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shot at the party and died after being brought to the hospital by party goers. the gaston county police department confirmed hundreds of people were at the party that night. >> charlotte had a big weekend with the ciaa and this party was a bit of an off shoot of that. >> calls to police date back to the previous night when officers responded to three calls from neighbors for noise complaints. >> officers found no violations as far as parking or noise. >> neighbors called the police all weekend this was out of the ordinary. >> we got great neighbors them people down there they are wonderful people. >> after an incident like this weekend's shooting, hefner is going to be alert. he and gaston county officers say the neighborhood is lucky the shooting did not hurt or kill more people. >> we've got six and seven-year-old kids that play up and down this road all day long. >> a party upwards of 300 people

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