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subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: and good morning, welcome to wbtv news this morning on this monday, it is march 21st good to have you along with us i'm john carter. >> al: i'm meteorologist al conklin. chilly this morning, john, one school delay, that is alleghany schools are operating on two-hour delay. for the latest on closings and delays get all that information at wbtv.com/closings. we may have a few more that still come our way before daybreak. we'll keep an eye on that h. temperatures in.temperatures are down below freezing in the mountains. skies are clearing, with that, there may be patchy ice in the mountains, that is the major concern there may be ice. we'll keep an eye on that situation. current temperature below freezing, 30 in boone, 38 morganton, 30 hickory,
to 40 shelby, gastonia, charlotte, cloud cover thicker, winds up more, not quite so cold, again the sun doesn't come up now until 7:30, we have a lot of time where we can fall off. temperatures tonight or today getting back up to 58 degrees this afternoon, below average but improvement over yesterday. we should see a lot of sunshine today. keep in mind, much colder tonight in the charlotte area, we have freeze watches and frost advisories in effect. i'll break that down in the seven day planner in a couple minutes. back over to you. >> john: thanks, al. we're working to learn more about two driverses who were killed in a head-on crash on i-485 in south charlotte. troopers say the crash happened at 2:00 yesterday morning. one of the drivers going the wrong way on the highway. wbtv's christian flores spoke to neighbors who say they are surprised crashes like this don't happen more often in the area.
happens a lot. >> reporter: the family is used to hearing about accidents. >> daily. >> gets chopped up during rush hour traffic as far as 2:00 in the morning, it is pretty pretty dark. >> north carolina highway patrol troopers tell wbtv luis menacho got on the wrong side of i-485, he crashedded on with victor castillo near the providence road exit. troopers have not confirmed if drugs or alcohol were fac crashes on i-485, neither resulted in death but alcohol was a factor in both cases. the family says they are surprised there aren't more wrecks like the one sunday morning. >> it could easily happen. >> there are not a are not a lot of signs.
>> she made the comment after this wreck, she would try to get over but it doesn't matter. >> you don't know what you would situation. >> that was christian flores reporting. we couldn't get in touch of either families. most members are out of the state or out of the country. troopers tell us they are looking over traffic camerases taken. a 16-year-old girl from shelby is dead. troopers say two vehicles head nycia copes at borders and oak grove road saturday morning. copes and a male passenger were standing in the intersection after getting out of their car. one driver hit both of them, then a second driver came by and hit copes. the male passenger was taken to the hospital for treatment. alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors at this time. several roads in greensboro are shut down after reports of a loud explosion. crews are investigating two
last night. buildings were evacuated, people sent to police headquarters for shelters this. shelters. there are no reports of injuries. the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement has temporarily halted the deportation of a high school student from north carolina. a congressman says will done accosta's deportation has been stayed. the director of ice issued an order preventing the deportation of the 19-year-old so the legal process can take place. he is being held in rural jail in georgia. his arrest is part of the efforts to find and deport immigrants part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings. >> education not deportation. >> while his deportation delays advocates are rallying for
and more like him. yefri sort aa is facing deportation. the >> because he was born in a different country that he has to face violence. >> he is in a detention center with pending stay of removal request and he has had plenty of time to file an appeal. a final order of removal issued by a judge in january but they haven't received one. looking ahead a man accused of killing his child will continue his defense without an attorney today in charlotte. todd boderick accused of beating his six-month-old baby to death four years agoing in a charlotte motel. after a week of delays, court ended friday with a first witnesses on the stand. the mother is also charged with murder and is expected to testify for prosecutors today. hundreds went to
funeral of darryl hunt, the man who spent 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. at long time friend of hunt says they found the note from him saying he loved his community and describing himself as drum major for justice. the friend found the farewell note at his home. his body found march 13th by police in a vehicle in a parking lot. they said he died from several-inflicted gunshot wound. friends say he was suffering from cancer. firefighters across the carolinas are sending out their condolences for firefighter in south carolina hock died after being hit by a fire engine on the job. conway fire and horry crews responded to a big house fire yesterday. firefighter christopher ray died at the scene. he worked for the city six years. he leaves behind a wife and two daughters. the state highway patrol is investigating the accident. looking ahead an officer who was shot in the line of duty and three officerses who saved him
grayson farrell shot a lieutenant last may as officers responded to a domestic dispute. four officers will be recognized at the cornelius town meeting tonight. several charges included attempted murder are pending against farrell. members of congress are headed back to the capitol after spending three days in south carolina exploring lessons about race relations. the congressional civil rights pilgrimage ended yesterday at mahmoudemanuel ame church. dylann roof, the suspect, is white. john lewis of georgia was joined by tim scott, representative jim clyburn and more than a dozen other members of congress. historic trip for president obama, a look at what he hopeses to accomplish this week in cuba.
4:38, 22 minutes before 5:00. >> john: wbtv is always on your side bringing you the first and latest headlines from around the world. breaking news as well. our brody o'connell is dedicated to finding stories you want to know before you head out the door. that is breaking news and news just in. we'll check with him in a few minutes. this morning, president
historic three-day visit. chris martinez has details on the trip. >> reporter: president obama brought his family tole cuba, a big step toward normalizing relations with cold war adversary, the first u.s. sitting president to visit in 90 years. >> this is as historic visit and historic opportunity to engage directly with the cuban people. >> reporter: greteed embassy staff and toured old havana. for weeks, work crews preparing for his arrival. restoring some roads and repaving others. fresh coats of paint have been applied to homes and businesses and areas the president will tour. this welcome sign was put up outside a restaurant in old hall van that. many cubans are hopeful it will pave the way for more openness between the island nation and u.s. >> i think that we are going to have some changes, but it will be slowly.
will meet with a mom number of cuban disi dents. he will meet with leaders. many cubans hopeful the visit will make life better. >> people want to hear from obama honesty, they want to see what he believes and respects for the cuban community and what would be coming. >> will have prime seats seats for an exhibition baseball games between tampa bay rays and the cuban national team. >> john: a second baby bald eagle hatched yesterday at the arboretum in washington. it joined the brother or sister
captureed live on the eagle cam. the first time in 70 years a bald eagle hatch in that location. the cincinatti zoo says the nursery. they were born march 8th at the breeding facility. the immune systems are not developed well, not able to actively fight off infections. they will stay in the nursery for eight weeks. kind of cute. still ahead on wbtv news this morning, a big day for apple and their fans. a preview of the company's spring announcement today, coming up.
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>> john: 4:46, following a brick breakingbreaking news alert. relaying information in the field, an image from the kangaroo gas station over on park and woodlawn, show you some of the images. apparently someone went in the gas station with either a knife or screwdriver, still unclear at this time. that person got away with an
our mark davenport, again, out there on the scene but he just got there, this is breaking news, very limited details at this time, a story we will follow but wanted to get it to you first from the alert center. as you can tell from the pictures i showed you, clearly an active police presence, no world on arrests and mark is not mentioning anything about injuries at this point. stick with wbtv throughout the morning for updates on the situation, john, back to you. >> john: thanks, brody. apple's spring press conference expected to go small. headliner is believed to be a smaller version of the iphone and probe. it is taking place at their campus, a modest venue. starts at 1:00 our time. historic flooding in texas left a family living on their roof and now they are taking steps to reclaim their home. when floodwaters rushed their house the family took refuge on
evacuation, sunday was spent surveying the damage and starting the clean-up process. the family says they lived in the neighborhood their entire lives, but just moved in this home. their furniture and appliances all less than a-month-old but they are optimistic. >> for the night we stayed up there, beautiful skies, you could see every star in the sky, had the tv going, barbeque pit going. >> when other neighbor also are allowed back to their homes they have to take pictures of the damage to speed up the process of getting assistance. 12 minutes before 5:00. a live look at the charlotte skyline from scott clark nissan honda hd tower cam, had a little rain overnight. in some areas. but this morning, saw a beautiful crisp, clear moon up there. but it is chilly out this morning. you'll need a jacket. here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: lots of things going on, rain from last night ended moved out, with that a clearing trend, that is allowing temperatures to drop off but boy, review of where we've been of late.
different story, of course saturday it was warm at 70 but got cool in the afternoon. yesterday was flat out cold and we did have rain last evening with all the cloud cover, getting back to 47 in charlotte. keep in mind we have a couple of watches and warnings already out here across the wbtv viewing area. freeze warning in effect for all of the blue counties that you see north and west of charlotte. that goes until 10:00 this morning. that is likely to be reissued tonight as temperatures are going to probably wind up colder tonight than this morning. we have a freeze watch in effect for the charlotte metro area and frost advisory east of us. we had a little bit of wind and cloud cover, that is helping to keep temperatures up a little bit. with he won't likely get down to freezing in charlotte. below freezing in boone and many of the outlying areas in the 20s. phil english reporting 21 up in linville, with a dusting of snow. streets are dry around boone but
snow from yesterday there may be a few icy patches. 40 in charlotte, wind died down, with clear skies, that is probably going to fall considerably before the sunrises, which is about 7:30. we have time here to go on this. some. outlying areas 30 in boone, 40 in the monroe area. other temperatures, 39 shelby, 40 rockingham, wadesboro, albermarle and 37 in concord. so a chilly start to the day and will be a cool day today but improvement over yesterday, by 10, 12 degrees. upper 50s, maybe a couple clouds around. tonight, lows will be down in the low 30s in the metro area and below freezing up across the mountains, that is why there is concern for frost and freeze, less wind around, frost conditions may persist, tomorrow we get in the 60s in the afternoon. in the you don't like that,
high pressure is with us coming in from the south, parked over us come tomorrow morning. us this, the temperatures down close to freezing, then offshore, the winds turn out of the south in advance of of this system, small impact on us late wednesday into thursday, perhaps a couple showers there. not a huge deal going in early friday, and then that moves out. another system may come in late on easter sunday. timing is all over the board. we're not going to worry about rain over the weekend, that is something i'll monitor through time. better opportunity comes late thursday into early on good friday. temperatures going up, 58 today, 67 on tuesday, in the 70s for several days, little cooler over the weekend, not bad at all. don't see any real cold weather after of this outbreak. that is the forecast john, see you at the top of the hour. >> john: once again donald trump is making headlines for event at one of his rallies, what the republican presidential front
shifted responsibility for a rally in many arizona saturday night. proest tarer was beaten, on abc this week trump said it was provoked. >> he or his partner was wearing a kkk outif it. >> you're blaming protesters not the person who punched and kicked the protester? >> i'm saying these, these are professional agitateors. >> trump was calming concerns about who he would pick for the supreme court. >> i would guarantee those are the first judges i put up for nomination. >> his republican opponents with little or no chance to win the party nomination outright are now focusedded on stopping focused on stopping him from earning the delegates. >> everyone will fall short. the the convention is an extension of the political process. >> democratic candidate
delegates, hoping some of hillary clinton's super delegates will switch sides. >> to say bernie sanders won your state, i think that is common sense, listen to him. >> clinton returns with an event in arizona. >> john: in addition to arizona and utah, democrats will caucus in idaho. at the top of the hour, bad roads in south carolina are costing the state big. how much the state's dot paid al? le. >> al: chilly, but the colder night tonight is here in the charlotte area, we'll talk about near-freezing temperatures, we have watches and warnings out. give you the seven day forecast straight ahead. brody? >> brody: brody? >> brody: north korea allegedly
this broadcast is sponsored by subaru south boulevard and subaru concord. wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> john: now at 5:00, make sure you have a few layers on as you head out the door, because we're waking up to a chilly morning. on your side with what you can expect today and when we will see a warm-up. >> christine: two drivers killed until a wreck on 485, why people who live in the area were not surprised to hear about a wreck there. >> john: welcome to wbtv news this morning on this monday, march 21st, good to have you with us, i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. brody o'connell getting the headlines. >> brody: hope you had a good weekend, getting word police on scene at kangaroo gas station of a robbery. new details in a couple minutes from the alert center. >> christine: a one-school delay to report so far this morning,
two-hour delay. if any other school districts call in we'll let you know right here and wbtv.com/closings. >> john: we have a cool start, will it warm up? here is charlotte's most experienced morning meteorologist, al conklin. >> al: after a chilly day yesterday, in the 40s, we will rebound in the 50s this afternoon. first things first, as john mentioned, a school delay, alleghany county in the mountains, we will keep an eye on the other county school districts, there is a little bit of ice after a little bit of snow fell last evening, temperatures below freezing. we're in the 30s in charlotte, clear skies, after last evening's rain, that moved out. 30 in boone, 38 morganton, hickory, statesville and charlotte. 40 gastonia, 39 in monroe, 37 in chester. chilly start to the day, will be below average, improvement over yesterday, more sunshine, high temperature getting back to 58. keep in mind, tonight the colder