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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> a father accused of stabbing his two-year-old and his girlfriend. we are getting the latest on the victims' conditions. >> and the woman arrested for murdering her husband appears before a judge on charges that she murdered two people they met on-line. >> good afternoon thank you for joining us for first at 4:00. right now our first-alert weather team is tracking snow and rain in the wbtv viewing area. >> the mountains could get four inches of snow and the rest of us rain could be heavy at times. i'm wrig starting here in the first alert weather center with lyndsay tapases. a lot to talk about. >> we've gotten a couple of reports from fat snowflakes in gastonia where the temperature is 45 . and kristen hampton tweeted the video. that will change-over to rain quickly here and the radar is just still picking up on green.
band there with the brighter colors, sometimes the radar has trouble differentiating where there is rain and wet snow. and that would be in this area here. we have the snow showers in the mountains where you would expect to have the snow at this time. again in the boone area and linville we did get a report from our fred english up in linville and the snow just started. the system has a lot of dry arrow overcome. it looks like there is a lot on the radar where the returns are lighter it may not be reaching the ground yet because the dry air has to be overcome. we will zoom in on the area here, over gastonia where we have had reports of the wet snowflakes where you see the brighter colors showing up. this is bright banding where the radar thinks it's seeing heavy rain but it's wet snowflakes. this is gastonia and north
of 85 in parts of gaston county. again that should change-over for those of you seeing that to rain before too much longer since the temperatures are in the mid-40s. more on what we can expect through the rest of the night your first alert forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. >> and make sure you have the wbtv weather app to keep up with the changes. it is free search wbtv in the app store. >> first at 4:00 a caldwell county man held on $1 million bond accused of stabbing his two-year-old son and girlfriend. his infant son was injured. henry pits facing two counts of attempted murder. wbtv's brody o'connell joins us live from caldwell county. and brody, how are the children and their mother doing this afternoon? >> jamie good news to report on that front. i'm told the woman stabbed is in stable condition expected to survive. but the real concern overnight
now, he is just two-year-old old his name is henry and he suffered stab wounds as a result of this father's attack. and good news from the family they told me his condition improved and he is in stable condition and is expected to survive. his brother an infant suffered minor injuries in this attack. >> brody, i know you have been working the story hard. have you learned anything about the suspect's background? >> yes, jamie, we have been looking deep in his background. henry pits has a long -- william henry pits a lengthy criminal background on charges but not convictions. eight different cases of assault on a female over a nine-year dismissed. we will look more into that at 5:00. plus hear from this two daughters who are 20055 their message to their father after
are telling us about new details at 5:00. live in lenoir, brody o'connell wbtv on your side. >> a lot to piece together. see you at 5:00. thank you. >> time to check in to our alert center where our alex giles is live talking about another case of mumps this afternoon. >> yes, brigida we got this information from the health department. updated numbers we are being told six confirmed cases of mumps and nine properrable cases. some of the people have recovered and are no longer ineffectcious according to the health department. everyone born after 1957 should check your immunization records. do not want to risk anybody's else. back to you. >> thank you. >> new information in that gaston county triple killing. crystal gambino now charged with all three murders. she was back before a judge this afternoon. originally she was charged with
and she is accused of murdering jeffrey gill land and stephanie sanchez as well. all three were found naked and shot to death at the gambino's home. it appears the victims met on-line. a former ice cream truck driver has been sentenced 25 years in prison for molesting a child. outside of clam yeah, washington was convicted of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old. >> first at 4:00 republican lawmakers in raleigh called for north carolina's attorney general to stop charlotte's nondiscrimination ordinance and held a news conference to discuss the new measure. last month charlotte city council passed the ordinance that would allow transgender people to choose the restroom that they identify with. governor mccrory says the ordinance is overreached by local government and he will visit the issue in april's short session. some lawmakers are calling for a special session.
trump will face fox news host megyan kelly tonight for the first time since that raucous debate in august. trump took exception with questions then and skipped the next debate. trump in a new war of words with former republican presidential candidate mitt romney he called trump dangerous and a fraud. trump called romney a choke artist. that republican debate starts at 9:00 p.m. >> and you can weigh-in early voting has started in north carolina. this afternoon wbtv's steve crump will tell you what you need to bring to the polls to cast a ballot. >> and you may have run into issues on the roads in northwest charlotte. a tractor-trailer took out power lines on bradford drive. the driver ran from the scene. no injuries were reported. traffic lights started malfunctioning on brookshire near that area. according to the duke energy
and let's check in with our tonya rivens. how are things looking? >> hey, we are starting out quiet and we have accidents on the secondary roads. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in on i-85 and statesville we have volume and let's check in at sugar creek and reagan drive an accident close to i-85 and notice volume by graham street starting to build. no accidents shown in that area. >> north graham street is a great alternate route. and vote building on north tryon heading away from center city. and there is an injury accident at w.t. harris and grier road. congestion as well. police are on the scene. the plaza is a better alternate route to get around that. back to you. >> thank you. rosters never stay the same in the nfl. the carolina panthers cutting loose players. releasing veteran end charles johnson.
amazing shot. >> first at 4:00 an 11-year-old golfer has become an overnight sensation after hitting an amazing hole in one in front of tiger woods. >> watch this here... taylor had the honors at a new kids course in texas designed by woods. on the first shot on the first hole there it was! a hole in one. the masters or something. tiger was there to see it. and you can see him and the crowd goes crazy and he gives
the kid was like hey. >> that is incredible. >> all those people there. think how nervous you would be anyway. >> tiger woods is there. and you nailed it. >> you drained it. great stuff. >> a dog running the show on a michigan airport's runway. check out seven-year-old piper a border collie he is tasked with chasing birds and other critters off the runway. video of him on duty has gone viral on-line with more than four million views. i love the shades the goggles. >> keep the snow out of your eyes. he is laying there like doing my job. >> i got this. >> no problem. >> a teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and treating patients. >> and now he is in trouble with the law once again. what he is accused of stealing from one of his elderly patients. >> some of you seeing showers and snow showers even with the temperatures in the mid-40s in
parking lot that is the gaston county courthouse. and zoom in there and you see more flurries falling that is awesome there. coming down a little bit now. see if it continues in the area we will be looking for more posts on social media. see the flurryies coming down that is the gaston county courthouse. >> and it's 46 outside. a sight that we do not see often. meteorologist lyndsay tapases will have more shortly. >> the florida teen accused of running a medical practice and treating patients without a license is in trouble again. malachi robinson stole more than $34,000 from an 88-year-old woman he was treating. he used the cash to run up credit card bills and pay off a car loan. robinson's attorney says he is a smart young man and compared him to donald trump. i don't know why.
next month. >> more cases of paddling students as punishment at north carolina public schools. fewer school districts allow corporal punishment the number of cases jumped in the 2014-2015 year. there were 147 uses of corporal punishment state-wide up 20% from last year. >> free legal help. wbtv is partnering with the north carolina bar association and will have a team of licensed attorneys to take your calls. or free legal information hotline is 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
4th. we have a strappedded motorist as we pull out and look around the area red showing up on south boulevard. i would recommend that over south tryon and more red over 485 on south tryon. and hebron and nations ford an accident. volume south of the city is starting to pick up. here is the dot camera and this is arrowood road. northbound a lot heavier because of the accident at nations ford on the ramp. >> thank you. >> we saw snow in gaston county and watching in our towercam do not see any here. no reason to run to the grocery store yet. >> it was something that we do not see often particularly given the temperatures outside. >> it is strange our friends in the mountains they are expecting snow and it will measure. over to lyndsay tapases in the first alert weather center. >> sure is a good example of how
us the entire picture or the truth. we appreciate those of you who let us know because there is only green showing up on the radar right now. but since the air is so dry overhead, sometimes since evaporation is a cooling process, what happens is we get cooling and the very, very dry air and that is enough to support slight snow at 46 which is what we are seeing in the gastonia area. we'll pause the radar. this is a two-hour loop if we put it in the still image. my button will not let me do that. but into the mountains we are seeing a lull. advisory for the areas does go until 12:00 noon it will start at 6:00 p.m.-12:00 noon but the moisture backed off from what it looked like yesterday at this
in the mountains on the lower edged of expected snowfall totals. here is the system as a whole. clearly most of the moisture is trending south. i will take out the clouds. and you can start to see where again in the mountains you are seeing a little bit of a lull right now as that moisture is pulling east into the piedmont where if you did have a brief burst of wet snowflakes in the gastonia area like the reports, it's probably already switched to rain for you. if it hasn't it should be doing so given that the temperature is in the mid-40s. but most of the moisture is trending south. from charlotte south across south carolina that is where we will have the highest rain almost, too as it continues to move through during the overnight hours. 46 in charlotte and gastonia. low 40s north. and freezing in the boone area right now. future-cast through the evening hours. 6:00 p.m. tonight, again,
pockets of brief heavy rain in and out very, very quickly. already by 10:00 p.m. we are starting to see future radar break up more and midnight the bulk of this shifted east. so first thing friday morning as early as day break, the moisture is out and the clouds will clear out. this is a short duration quick-moving storm system that will be moving through from now through midnight tonight. by friday afternoon we have a nice day. mid-50s. sun back out. upper 50s saturday. low 60s sunday and another warming trend which will take us through the early part of next week with the temperatures back into the low and middle 70s next wednesday. so that will be nice. more on the forecast coming up in the next half hour. back to you. >> that does look good. a teacher out of a job after nude photos were passed around school and now she is worried
>> that is the clip from the new movie london has fallen. it is time for your first take with lawrence topman. he is here from the "charlotte observer" to tell us which movies you have to see and i've gotten quite the earful about london has fallen so i know where this is going. >> well, the movie stayed with me since last night because i have not been able to scrape it off my shoes. the secret service agent frees the world from muslim terrorists by going to london after they kill the prime minister and when all the heads of state go to warn him kill all of them except of course, the u.s. president who cannot be killed. it is a movie for people who want to see muslims, choked, stabbed, shot at, neck broken and tortured in the name of the flag. it really any true patriot would be offended. the special effects are not particularly interesting but the
they try to kill the president and 90 minutes later they are shooting at people shooting at them. there is a flag waving that left a bad taste in my mouth. not that movies cannot be pro america and this one the fakest patriotism. we do not have -- >> you had to give it one star. but you would have liked to have left it with no stars. >> i would have liked to throw gerard butler into a pot of boiling soup. >> you can read the full review by going to charlotteobserver.com. lawrence topman always telling us exactly what he thinks about the movies. >> better news next week. >> ok. thank you, lt. >> maybe check out one of the oscar winners instead. we have more news ahead. a teenager hit by a car while waiting for the school bus now hear him describe how he felt
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welcome back i'm jamie boll. >> i'm brigida mack. the mountains could see four inches of snow tonight. >> the rest of us could see heavy rain and some of the snowflakes are making their way into the piedmont. lyndsay tapases is in the first alert weather center. >> we have had reports of fat wet snowflakes first in gastonia and then the lake area. since the air is so, so dry sometimes we see even though the temperatures areth the mid-40s, the cooling is enough to support the snow reaching the ground for a brief period of time. and you see snow showers in the mountains where we would expect them but the first batch of moisture is pulling out of the mountains into the foothills in the piedmont. and what we have on the radar for the most part is just a lot of green. but we'll zoom in closer here to places like gastonia where we first got those reports. and if we put this back into motion you can see where you saw that brief burst of green and
sometimes that is the radar thinking it's picking up on heavy rain but it's picking up on partially melted snowflakes. the reports came from gastonia and over huntersville and cornelius where you could have brief fat snowflakes which will change-over to rain. >> the mountains we are anticipate ago consumelations tonight. it will be on the lower end of a 1-3 inch range. more details on that in the first alert forecast coming up. >> thank you. campaign 2016 comes to north carolina early voting began today in the state. you can vote at 17 different locations across mecklenberg county. the new photo identification requirement is being enforced for early voting and the primary on march 15th. steve crump went to the polls to see how it's going and joins us live. are voters having trouble with