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full recovery but with a gunman on the loose ferguson fears there could be another attack. >> i'm praying and hoping that with everything going on because the police did say some people could retaliate again and try and get him again. but i'm going to stay low key for now and out of the way over there. >> and ferguson is not the only one living in fear. sharon caldwell returned home to brook tree drive in northwest charlotte last night and was greeted by this crime scene. her neighbor had been shot. and with the spike in violence in this neighborhood caldwell says she is ready to move. >> it's time for me to move. because it's rough wherever you go but this is rough over here. >> like the other shootings tuesday, the gunman at brook tree drive has not been arrested. caldwell has a message... >> get your life together. get it together and turn it over to god.
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on need to stop. >> and total of four separate investigations. and police say no suspects have been arrested. if there is any good news in the situation it is the fact that the victims here all of them are expected to survive. live at cmpd headquarters brody o'connell wbtv on your side. >> and thank you. police are asking witnesses to come forward if they can help in these investigations. if you know anything maybe you saw something call crimestoppers... >> new information at 5:00 on a about. this woman candace helms was killed yesterday in a crash on highway 50 in lincoln county. her two children were hurt in the crash. today we talked to the family's pastor and he told us the two boys are out of the hospital and expected to be ok.
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the family's van david boyd was served with misdemeanor death by vehicle. >> right now a woman charged with sex crimes against a child is facing charges for intimidating a witness. detectives say 43-year-old amanda collins offered to pay a witness a large sum of money to retract her statement. collins was charged with statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. >> and donald trump appears well on his way to the republican nomination for president. and hillary clinton is moving ahead on the democratic side despite a loss to bernie sanders in michigan. jamie boll live with the latest in the battle for the white house. >> quite a night. and despite that victory in michigan bernie sanders continues to lose ground in his democratic duel with hillary clinton. in the republican race donald trump won three of the four states yesterday and now there is a new poll showing he is on
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kasich's backyards. >> so you have the water. you have the airline that i sold. >> at times donald trump's latest news conference looked like an informercial. >> charge you what? 50 bucks a steak. >> anybody want one take one. >> and at the polls voters in mississippi, michigan and hawaii were buying what trump was selling. the g.o.p. frontrunner picked up 72 delegates helping to widen his lead. ted cruz won idaho but the path to victory for anyone but trump is getting increasingly narrow. especially for marco rubio and john kasich. neither of whom did better than third. >> i have been an underdog my whole life. >> a poll shows that marco rubio and kasich are underdogs in their own states. trump leading in ohio and by a wider marge 40-24 in florida. rubio is not only chasing a
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off ted cruz. who is getting some big name help from carly fiorina. >> the only guy who can beat donald trump is ted cruz. >> on the democratic side bernie sanders had a surprise win in michigan but with a huge hillary clinton win in mississippi, sanders lost in the delegate count. and that same cnn-orc poll shows clinton winning in the next two big contests florida and ohio. >> hello, ohio! >> for the next two days all eyes will be on florida as democrats and republicans face off in another round of debates in miami. >> north carolina's primary is tuesday and candidates are heading to the state to rally for voter support. donald trump will be in fayetteville and hillary clinton will be in durham tomorrow. right now, a bizarre investigation out of alexander county. deputies say a couple was
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off highway 90 west of taylorsville. one of the suspects confessed to steve ohnesorge and explained what he says led to it all. steve joins us live now with more. so, steve, is this murder have they been charged? >> well, i'm hearing from the sheriff now that there have been charges of murder that have been filed. and also charges of burying a body. but at this point, the investigation is far from over. there is a lot that they are trying to learn. now, tony hern, the one of the suspects in the case told me that this was all a case of self-defense. that his uncle came into where he was living last night and said his uncle was drugged up or drunk and then came at him with a knife and that is when everything happened. and he had no choice but to defend himself. they choked each other until they were both unconscious and when his uncle was expired and
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he came up here to alexander county to hide the body. picking the wrong place and wrong time. a passerby spotted the vehicle and called deputies and they came out and found tony and a woman here and they found the body. now, the two are charged and this is what tony told me. >> well, my uncle come in and attack me we was all at the house and playing guitar and he then he pulled out his knife. and i tried to defend myself. and he got me around the throat and when i woke up he when was together locked in and my uncle had expired. >> now, tony tells me that he has never been up to this area before before. but he and the woman has been charged. we are not sure of the spelling of her name and they are from albemarle. authorities want to find out is
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because even though they are charged here in alexander county if the death occurred in another county, the charges will have to be filed down there. but for now both are behind bars they are not going anywhere and investigators are continuing their work. live in alexander county, steve ohnesorge wbtv on your side. >> lots for police to unravel there. and we will continue to follow this developing story and bring you updates as woe get them both on air and on-line. at wbtv.com. >> we were pushing near 80 today. it's been sunny and warm and when it is you think you will get the storms to follow and that is what we are looking at. >> chief meterologist, eric thomas is keeping a close eye on a storm that is causing problems out west. >> yes, i tell you this will get into the carolinas. but right now the flooding situation out here is shifting from serious to devastating. we have fatalities reported over
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north louisiana. again this is going to affect us time-frame. right now heading out you do not have to deal with it. your hd to towercam 75 . you will see the dew point comfortable 48. you're fine this evening. take you to 64 at 9:00 p.m. and 62 at 11:00 p.m. the high today was 77 and right there again tomorrow. much more coming up on the storm system in the first alert forecast. >> right now an amber alert for a missing 15-year-old girl in north carolina. police say dixie may bailey, you see her was last seen monday in brevard. they believe she may be heading to atlanta with a friend leah la crow. if you know where this lady is look at the screen call 9-1-1. >> right now new information on a crash in north graham street. let's get to alex giles live in the alert center. >> serious information here we
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in the accident has life-threatening injuries and taken to the hospital. the accident on north graham and power lines were draped across the road the 4300 block and the car had a smashed up front end and crews worked to get the line off of the street. and medic and police are on scene as well and quite the scene that had the road shutdown hopefully getting that open soon and one person was transported to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. >> right now, two people are in jail after police say they tried to sell marijuana on the campus of unc charlotte. police caught mark christopher and chase brown with more than 232 grams of marijuana. that has a street value of $1500. christopher and brown were booked into the jail. >> and wednesday let's check with tonya rivens how things are
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>> things have been fairly quiet. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. and we spoke of the incident on graham by i-85 that road closure. this is close to that u.p.s. headquarters in that area. right by the interstate. and sugar creek or north tryon are alternate routes. volume on north tryon. sugar creek is probably the better alternate route. and around the area volume is starting to build on i-77 northbound and southbound. an accident now right at i-77 and 277. but we have a situation of a stranded motorist near trade street and the result of that is congestion on clanton road. a little bit of congestion building. back to you. >> thank you. a fight to keep a charlotte student from being deported. >> and next at 5:00... >> a cms student on his way to school picked up by immigration officials and is now in jail about to be deported. >> and still to come a south carolina lawmaker wants to allow
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we are breaking down that bill. this is a letter from someone who's here. she has to take a brand name drug. been taking it since the early 1980's. at that time it cost approximately $180 for 10 shots. the latest refill was $14.700 for the same 10 vials and the company is called valeant pharmaceuticals. i'm going after them. this is predatory pricing and we're going to make sure it is stopped.
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concerns after immigrationed up cms students on their way to school. the latin american coalition addressed the school board. the group wants the board to act before it's too late and the coalition says four students have been picked up and two deported. dedrick russell talked to a mother of one of the captured students. what is she fearing here? >> wul, paul, the mother fears the son can be deported in two weeks. the teenager was picked up on this block here in front of his home. officials tell me it was justified while the mother believes that if her son goes
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never see him alive again. >> le si always gets a text from her son to make sure he gets on the bus. one day in january she did not get a text. immigration officials picked up the 18-year-old while walking to the bus stop. the mother saw it happen. >> interpreter: the woman i feel my life go away because she understands they took jeffrey. >> the mother gets emotional thinking about it and does not want her son to go back to el salvador and fears for his safety. >> intimidation for join a bad gang. bad gangs kill the boys. >> the 18-year-old is behind bars in georgia. the appeal goes through the courts. the mother spoke to him this morning.
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depressed he say moment mom i do not want to stay here it's terrible. >> i'm concernrn about the fact that we are targeting these types of students. >> the executive director of the latin american coalition. >> he has no criminal record and no gang affiliation or anything like that that would make him a priority to be deported. >> jeffrey came from el salvador to join his parents two years ago. his parents have been here for 14 years and they have received temporary status. but not for their son. the coalition understands the law but hopes jeffrey's background can help him stay. >> interpreter: to keep my son here. >> that is the wish of the mother. now, the family hopes that since jeffrey is a good student at west mecklenburg high school there could be an exception to the rule. i got off the phone with officials from ice that they tell me that it is not in their policy to pick up students at
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they tell me they did not know that jeffrey's bus stop was so close to his home. the next stop is congressman alma adams is supposed to be in town to see what she can do to keep the teenager here. live in charlotte, dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> cms tells us the superintendent ann clark reached out to ice to request bus stops and schools considered safe harbors for all students. >> let's check the roadways right now. >> maureen we have more issues. i understand we have a problem on central avenue an injury accident. and let's start by looking at the expressway on independence and 277. volume building and it's best i can see the accident on central avenue is close to mcclintock road. and now the plaza is close by also eastway drive. and more when sky3 gets there. and injuries involved in this.
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road and farm pond lane. congestion and you can see on albemarle road. north sharon amity is a great alternate route and that is what is happening on albemarle road a lot of volume in this area. back to you. >> thank you. eric was pointing out the system we have been tracking all week long is turned deadly. >> wondering when it was going to get here. >> it's moving slowly. i will show you fascinating images coming up and how a lot of this rain is taking a run at the carolinas but not getting here. but it will evently. the first couple attempt also fail. it is interesting because the system is stalled out west. and it's the upper-level engine that is sitting there creating all the rain and steering the moisture into dixie and the lower mississippi valley. 75 . here in the charlotte area for
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viewing region you will be fine. mid-7ness in the piedmont. and 11:00 p.m. mild. these are average high temperatures for this time of the year and 11:00 p.m. in the evening 53 around boone and blowing rock. if you are wondering hour-by-hour and have errands to run here it is. still near 70 through 6:00 p.m. and 60s through 11:00 p.m. will you hardly need a jacket. here again now, look the the rain that continues to inundate the lower mississippi valley. louisiana as well as arkansas. here is your future-cast. now notice that this makes very little progress in the early going toward the carolinas by tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. the rain is off to the west. and clouds in the area. but 52 fair skies and mild. that is going to be the story in the mountains and closer to home again look at this 60 when you are out the door.
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you will see how this first line that is taking a run at us but not getting here. and here is c why. because the upper-level system is over the mississippi valley and that first line runs out of gas and this is thursday night into friday. and another line. what happens? it runs out of gas again. and this by 8:00 a.m. friday. and this rain will get here. that is going to happen over the weekend time-frame. and the seven-day first-alert forecast, here you go. still dry thursday and friday. showers maybe saturday but the big slug of rain is sunday and the upper-level low comes through monday and more showers and perhaps a thunderstorm but the one constant the temperatures. we stay really mild. another update with lyndsay tapases. >> thank you. and next at 5:00... >> answers we deserve that. we deserve protection. our children are worth that. >> ahead why a community is living in fear of its water
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>> and next at 5:00 a push to allow guns on the campuses of south carolina's public colleges and universities. we are on your side with the details. >> and all new at 6:00 on your side investigates problems with a va program that some say is failing our veterans and what lawmakers are saying about getting our veterans the care they need.
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we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. >> tonya rivens mentioned a crash on central let's go to the alert center with alex giles. >> sky3 got on the scene. right now, central avenue shutdown. what we have been watching in the newsroom it appears
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get someone out of that car. two vehicles vfled in that accident. and we have been watching the situation it's serious. you see the crews on scene and we will update you with any information we get. >> because of that breaking news we were unable to bring you the south carolina campus carry story but you will see it on 7:00 on primetime. >> and what a shoplifter did that has detectives
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> new, concerned students caused change at a local university.
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area so it's very easy for someone to just sneak up and you would not have seen them coming. >> the plan to keep them safe. >> a breakthrough. what helped give this three-year-old the gift of speech? >> we have feared our water. when i look at the fawcett i look at fear. >> the state says the family's well water is safe to drink but they are not so sure. welcome i'm molly grantham. >> i'm jamie boll. glad you are with us tonight. for 10 months a community was told not to drink their well water. they were told by the north carolina health officials it was unsafe and filled with cancer-causing chemicals. yesterday, the dukeville homeowners were told all is well but there's still plenty of concern and we sent david whisenant to investigate. >> remember the families? they live in belmont and in rowan county near duke energy plants where there are coal ash ponds. for 10 months they have been
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of elevated levels of two cancer causing chemicals found in the water and now they are told the water is safe. >> i am not going to drink my water. i do not think the00 families it's going to be fearful. >> the warning was lifted because similar levels of substances have been found in municipal water supplies and are naturally occurring. >> the coal ash basins are not impacting the residents' well water. what is in the wells is naturally occurring all over our state. >> all of a sudden we are they are saying it is ok to drink the water. >> debra graham whose yard is covered in the signs wants to hear the state's toxicologist to say the water is safe he is the one that made the recommendation in the first place. she does not believe the health director is qualified. >> this is malpractice.

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