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is the best course of action. we will have that story new on wbtv news at 6:00. but for now we are live in huntersville, dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> all right thank you. >> we are getting new information in just to the alert center. alex giles has that for us. >> we got information about two suspects arrested for robberies in charlotte. and i can show you the men. the cmpd announced they were arrested for robberies that happened last month in february. this was in southwest charlotte. police say the men were trying to rob people at gun point and they are behind bars charged for the crimes. both facing two counts of robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. >> thank you. strange story... bond denied for a south carolina charged with murder after two bodies were found at his home. officers were called to the home of james lofton saturday night.
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he claimed to have killed two people and buried them in the backyard. affidavit, lofton told police he took a cab home from a nightclub and driver and another person came to the door of his home demanding money. lofton says he got his gun and fired eight shots killing both. cabarrus county deputies asking for your help to find a woman. this is 63-year-old von da beringer. deputies believe she suffers from cognitive impairment. last seen in mount pleasant. if you've seen her call 9-1-1. >> a mother finds her teenage daughter tied up in a closet. a carry home invasion. two men broke in the back door saturday afternoon. the 17-year-old was tied up using duct tape and her mother is shaken up.
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to a chair on the floor. somebody threw her in there and closed the door. >> police say the girl was not hurt but taken to the hospital. they say it's unclear if anything was taken from the home. a north carolina man has been charged with kidnapping a jacksonville jaguars player. defensive end wolf and let him go unharmed. a spokesperson says wolf is doing well mentally and physically. >> tense moments in the sky for a nascar team based here in charlotte. a plane belonging to hendrick motor sports was coming back in las vegas when it had to make an emergency landing in memphis. brody o'connells ha the story first at 4:00. >> whoa. trouble! trouble. >> the nascar sprint cup series was in las vegas sunday.
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hendrick motor sports walked away empty handed but the frustrations did not end there. during an overnight home to charlotte a plane carrying several team members had to make an emergency landing in memphis. a spokesman tells wbtv there was a presence of smoke inside the cabin. no injuries were reported. and no drivers were onboard. the aircraft it's now being evaluated. we're told there was no immediate indication of what caused the cabin to begin filling with smoke. as for the passengers onboard, well they are ok and returned home on a different plane. call it a turbulent ending to an eventful weekend out west. in charlotte, brody o'connell wbtv on your side. >> all right thank you. >> live to johnson c. smith university right now former president clinton at the podium for his campaign stop here in charlotte. let's listen in.
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>> thank you very much. let me first of all thank president carter for welcoming me here. thank you. i love you. and i want to thank you for that great speech. maybe i should just stand up and say amen and sit down. i want to thank your student government association president elaine for what she said and her support. i have been acquainted with this great school since before many of you were born. so i want to start by tipping my hat to the great university marching band. thank you very much. to the university choir and all the students here, i want to thank the elected officials
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thank you for being here. senator waddle, representative cunningham and commissioners. and i may have missed somebody else. but one thing i don't want to miss is this so i will make sure i pronounce it right... you can vote today. right near here. at the beatties ford road regional library. >> former president clinton speak at johnson c. smith university. just beginning his remarks thanking the folks that are in the crowd early voting is underway the primary is a week from tomorrow. critical for the republicans and the democrats. >> and you heard steve crump talking about how things are ramping up.
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candidate that we'll see. >> let's look at the beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures it is only going to get warmer. >> will it stay clear? over to leigh brock. >> well, maybe not clear the entire time but warm for several more days. you will like the numbers we have. what we have right now the temperature in charlotte is 67 . 63 hickory. 65 in salisbury. 66 in rock hill. mild temperatures. and well above average. average high for this time of year is 60 . we are above that for now. and we have had a couple of thin clouds move in. it looks worse than it is. trust me on that. very thin clouds. you will see breaks of the sun. and for the evening hours, temperatures stay in the 60s for a couple more hours through 6:30 in the low 60s. 9:30 in the mid-50s. drop to 53 by 10:30. and tomorrow morning it's not
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we wake up most likely first thing before 7:00 a.m. maybe in the mid-40s. 8:00 a.m. we should see the sun and should be seeing things warm-up. there. how warm it gets and how long it stays here in a little bit. now, check in with tonya rivens she has the traffic. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in here on i-77 by arrowood road we are starting to see a little volume on 485. there is an accident also on pineville matthews road and rea road congestion building and providence is a great route. and volume on 485 as we look on 485 between rea road and johnston road traffic is starting to build in this area. i-77 for some reason is starting to pick up congested since about 3:00 p.m. i talked to state troopers and they said no accidents but notice the volume at i-77 by tyvola northbound and southbound as we go back to the mapping
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traffic leaving center city on try vow la, three miles of stop-and-go traffic. and brookshire i-77 south to i-85, 25 minutes. back to you. >> thank you. of course former president clinton just took the stage for his campaign stop here in west charlotte. >> we are watching the pictures from johnson c. smith university as he gets into the meat of his speech and we will bring you
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watch it right now on wbtv.com. back to the breaking news, former president clinton at the podium at johnson c. smith university. >> therefore we don't need it anymore. throw it out. i used to teach constitutional law. somebody giving me that answer i would have flunked them. [laughter] and we know what happened. look at north carolina. look at texas. look at state after state saying we can restrict voting rights. we need a supreme court that will expand voting rights not restrict them. and a supreme court that will expand labor rights not break
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and we need a supreme court that will expand the rights of all americans without regard to their race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, the country belongs to everybody who work hard and play by the rules. it belongs to everybody and we need a supreme court that will reverse citizens united and take that for sale sign off the door of american democracy. so my case for hillary is simple... >> former president clinton on the stump at johnson c. smith university campaigning for his wife former secretary of state hillary clinton. just a week out now from the north carolina primaries. talking about one of the issues the supreme court vacancy after the passing of antonin scalia. >> we will continue to listen in and see how long he stays at the podium. >> you can continue to watch on wbtv.com.
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no one wants to return to their parked car to find a parking ticket. >> what if it was a prank? a warning about fake parking
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ca paul cameron live in the studio. we are over a week 8 days from north carolina's primary and the battle for the state is on. live with coverage as donald trump tries to rally support in concorde and billy graham is speaking for -- bill clinton is speaking for hillary. and the average college student dprad 8s with $35,000 in loan debt and how employers are helping to solve that problem. back to the desk with brigida and jamie. >> all right. a warning traveling to asheville. bogus parking tickets are being left on parked cars. transportation leaders found out when someone tried to pay theirs. the fake tickets are larger and the fine is 10 times more larger. and what happens when you scan the code.
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link for u tube video and it was featuring a rock star. >> the link takes you to a youtube video yes they are rolling with parking tickets in asheville. >> somebody has a lot of time on their hands. as long as you do not have to pay the ticket. i will watch the youtube video. >> wow. ok. what do you say we check in now with traffic once again tonya rivens watching the roads. >> hey, we have a problem on the west brookshire freeway. this is brookshire approaching independence boulevard. the closest traffic camera we have to the area. there is a report of an entrapment an injury accident at graham street. congestion is starting to build as well. we look at the approaching i-77 northbound again this is by graham street. congestion building. injuries involved which means police are on the scenement and
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tryon but traffic is building. we have the accident at central avenue in the plaza. as we check on our mapping system it's been a quiet start to the monday afternoon commute. although we have problems that is the first one that we have on our major roads. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. back to you. >> thank you. >> a live look from the hd towercam. temperatures stair stepping up. >> it's going to be a beautiful work week. here is leigh brock with another look at the forecast. >> yep, you will like it. right now your hd towercam shows it looks like we have a lot of cloud cover. but they are thin clouds they are not going to produce any rain. even if you step outside and you have been excited to experience the warm temperatures it's nice outside. right now in this particular minute we do have more cloud cover. we have a temperature of 66 in gastonia.
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64 in chester and 65 in shelby. and cooler in boone. 58 in boone is certainly not a bad thing. we have had a little bit of cloud cover move in over charlotte and the surrounding counties into south carolina. the foothills communities and the higher elevations you are seeing the sun. and the rest of us will pick it up in a little bit. high pressure is offshore. that is out of here? maybe it's not going to impact us? notice this wind out of the south it's like a shield over top of us because of that high pressure system. and texas you see the rain. put this into motion and notice how it moves up and around us. this is tuesday at 4:00. no rain to speak of. and we will take it out 24 hours into wednesday at 4:00 and you see the rain is back to the west. nothing can penetrate that high pressure system that is why we have the clear and dry conditions at least through the first part of the week.
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half of the week but temperatures then will be above average. tomorrow, 50 at 8:00 a.m. 69 in the middle of the day. the high temperature will be around 74 . and for several areas around the region. we are looking at temperatures that are mild. over the next couple of days we have temperatures above average look at all of the 70s. here is our average high around 60 right now. i think we would be happy with that but we will have temperatures above average, 10-15 above average for the week is over. 44 in the morning. and just before the sun comes up. 74 your afternoon high. 76 wednesday and thursday. a small shower chance thursday and friday and better over the weekend but we are in the 70s. still not bad temperatures. eric thomas has the full forecast at 5:00 p.m. >> thank you. next at 4:00 p.m. today
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nancy reagan's legacy. the plans for her funeral just announced. >> first a shout-out to our facebook fan of the day. mary jane hughes go to wbtv.com/facebook and hit the like button and then hang around we are constantly updating our newsfeed all day long.
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on wbtv news is sponsored by... first at 4:00 we have learned nancy reagan will be laid to rest next to ronald reagan friday during a private funeral. >> americans are mourning the passing of the former first lady who died of congestive heart failure at her california home at the age of 94. paul cameron is on your side with how people are remembering mrs. reagan. >> flowers and cards pay tribute to nancy reagan outside the reagan library and museum. >> the first lady of the united states... >> the former first lady will lie in repose two days before her funeral friday. dignitaries are expected to attend. >> we are estimating 1,000 people will be here for the ceremony. it will be outdoors rain or shine. >> nancy reagan was known as president reagan's fiercest protecter and trusted political adviser.
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campaign against drug abuse. >> just say no. >> following the president's alzheimer's diagnosis in 1994 she advocated for stem cell research. former secretary of state colin pole served in the administration and recalls the president depending on his wife that he would find it difficult when nancy would take a trip. >> we knew after 24 hours he started to become fretful and distracted and on the third day we would have a meeting somebody call and tell her she has to come home. >> he was lucky to have her and he would be the first to acknowledge that so she will be missed. >> the white house lowered flags to half-staff in nancy reagan's memory. paul cameron wbtv on your side. >> politics aside it was a love story that those two shared letters all the time. they meant the world to each other. >> and you could see it every time you saw them together. >> sparkle in their eyes.
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>> north carolina's transportation secretary is in texas meeting about sentra and i-77 and we are back in the loan star introducing longhorn's big, bold, steaks. our new 10 ounce filet. our 16 ounce t-bone. and our fire grilled 18 ounce outlaw ribeye. only at longhorn steakhouse.
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> a battle over the controversial i-77 toll lanes project heads to the lone star state. tonight we are live in texas
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project there has north carolina officials contemplating their next step. >> first, the campaign trail blazes through our area. >> are you sure we are in north carolina? he is a nasty guy. no, he will go home to mom now. >> we are on your side with live team coverage of donald trump's campaign rally in concorde. and president bill clinton's attempt to rally support for hillary. nice to have you with us. i'm maureen o'boyle. >> i'm paul cameron. thank you. right now, president clinton is in charlotte and he is rallying support for his wife hillary clinton. here is a live look as he is speaking to a crowd at johnson c. smith university. let's listen in. >> we can all rise together with inclusive economics and inclusive social policies. but as i said, you've got to have an inclusive political system. starts withstanding your ground
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the supreme court appointment. i hope he gets a person confirmed. but whether the president does or not there will be other appointments. it's important we cannot have a republican president and republican congress and a republican supreme courtment the country will never get over it. but you also got to leave the door open. so this is my main argument. everything hillary has done since we first went to washington when i was elected president, everything she found a way to get republican support for. when we lost on healthcare, she worked with senator kennedy to pass the children's health insurance bill. now more than eight million kids insured under that and got 75% of the vote in both houses and both parties. >> president clinton speaking there and he will continue to speak for sometime on the republican side, g.o.p.
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setting his eyes on north carolina. trump is fighting for delegates in the race to win the republican presidential nomination. he won kentucky and louisiana over the weekend. but lost maine and kansas to ted cruz. today trump brought his unique style of campaigning to concorde. wbtv's pamela escobar is live from the cabarrus arena where trump was. pam, did trump win over the crowd? >> well, maureen if you protested against trump, trump kicked you out. now, supporters tell me that is why they like him. they like his style and why they will be voting for him during early voting and on tuesday. [ ] >> republican presidential candidate donald trump walked into the cabarrus arena to a cheering crowd and had them pledge their loyalty. >> i swear i'm going to vote for donald trump next week. >> a politician i like that

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