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teenagers in harnett county and kept going. barbara: remembering his legacy. how the triangle is honoring the late dr. martin luther king jr. good morning, welcome on monday february 18, -- did i say february? 5:30. amber: i'm amber rupinta. john clark has the holiday off. we will get to the headlines in a moment. first we will check weather and traffic. here is meteorologist don schwenneker. don: february is ok. still fills like february. barbara: it is january. don: good morning to you. as you head out we have temperatures that won't change that much today. look at the next 12 hours, staying in the 20's even through 9:00 we are still just 27 degrees. low 30's in this afternoon. 3:00 just 33 degrees. we are in some of the coldest air of the season.
30 wilson. 32 chapel hill. 24 sanford, 28 southern pines, smithfield. 30 in fayetteville. we look at the day ahead. 28 right now and lunchtime 32 under sunny skies. in the afternoon sunny. mid 30's. we have colder air tonight into tomorrow and we will talk about that in a bit. right now we talk weather and traffic. amber: it is a holiday so hopefully it will be nice and easy for you on the roads. keep an eye out for maybe slick spots. there could be black ice. we had some precipitation overnight. it could be a possibility so your eyes may not deceive you. fine. no problems here at 5:32. 40 and fayetteville durham county quiet accident free on the imagine interstates. barbara: we begin with breaking news.
the embassy confirms they americans were kidnapped in baghdad. they have not been identified nor have the embassy said what they were doing in iraq. iraqi media reports said they went missing in south baghdad on the way to baghdad international airport. the embassy says it is working with iraqi authorities to locate them. today the search continues for 12 marines missing after two helicopters collided off the hawaii coast last week. the coast guard says it has no plans to call off or spend the effort. a high surf is hampering it. rescuers have been searching around the clock since the coast guard was notified thursday of the crash by a civilian who saw it flying and disappear in the fireball. amber: the highway patrol is searching for driver who mitt three teenagers walking along the road killing two of them. an s.u.v. hit them walking along highway 421 in harnett county.
family members tell us that the victims had gone to a nearby gas station to grab drinks and snacks and were on the way home when hit. jessica schark says the car came out of nowhere slamming into her sister. >> i was going up the road and she was on the ground and the truck sped off. they didn't stop. amber: the victims are 13-year-old jeff schark a middle school student and 16-year-old kyle strait a high school student. the harnett county school district is bringing in grief counselors to each victim's respective schools. barbara: it was a cold night for fayetteville residents who lost power overnight. about midnight a car crashed on sawmill road knocked out power in the tiffany pines and college lake area. amber: there are a number of local celebrations and commemorations to remember dr. martin luther king jr. on his national holiday today.
interfaith break physician at sheraton immaterial hotel. is. gloria: it is a holiday but the staff here has been working sense 3:00 this morning gearing up for this large breakfast. i'm ao told they expect 2,000 people. they have an overflow room in the back. they have set the tables and banner is up and they are giving out these programs today to commemorate the 36th anniversary of this breakfast. >> let's celebrate today. gloria: mark anthony middleton will be the keynote speaker of the breakfast. it has been a tradition for more than two decades. always drawing a large crowd more than 1,000 people are expected to attend this year. middleton is known for his activism in the community. he is the founder and pastor of band hope christian church in
the annual m.l.k. march is today in raleigh beginning at the state capitol at 11:00 and will continue past the raleigh "eyewitness news" studio on fayetteville street. it drew about 1,000 last year, many chanting and singing spirituals. and abc11 is sponsoring the annual m.l.k. musical celebration. john clark will be the emcee. the concert features choirs and dance performances. is it starts at 5:00 p.m. one of the largest prayer breakfasts is in fayetteville starting at 7:30 at the crown expo center. this breakfast is 7:15. early. the doors open at 6:15 and they event. we will be here and bring you the latest.
gloria rodriguez abc11.com. barbara: the panthers are one win away from the super bowl. amber: they got off to a fast start yesterday scoring two touchdowns in the opening minutes of the game and took a 31-0 lead in the second quarter but then tfrlgs all seahawks. the panthers offense was shut down the second half but time ran out for seattle as the panthers win 31-24. mark arm strong will have reaction later. barbara: 5:36 and has jesse jackson calling flint a crime scene. amber: weather and traffic together this morning. the roads are quiet and it is a holiday. we are looking live into fayetteville this morning and you can see the road no problems but it is cold. don: it will be colder.
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we will talk about that and we warm up a little bit and we have snow and rain in the seven-day forecast. amber: he said snow. stay tuned. two weeks from today iowa residents will gather for their presidential caucuses. barbara: last night the democratic candidates gathered for the final debate before the
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barbara: welcome back at 5:45. really cold air settling in right now. that is is one story making headlines. this is a live look outside. temperatures colder than this time yesterday and with the freezing temperatures comes the chance of black ice in places where yesterday's rain and snow may have melt and refrozen. authorities searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed two teenagers and killed another in harnett county. they were walking home from a gas station saturday when they were struck.
to call the highway patrol. there is no word on when three of the four americans released by iran in a prisoner hostage swap will return to the states. they are resting and undergoing evaluations in a military hospital in germany. a fourth one opted to stay in iran. amber: eight inmates at a state prison in harnett county are recovering after overdosing on illegal drugs. a spokesperson said the inmates appeared to get second after using synthetic marijuana saturday. the institution is a medium security prison. lillington police are investigating the incident. investigators are also from the f.a.a. joining the probe into a sky diver's deadly jump in franklin county. investigators are looking into whether his parachute opened pairly. he made at least two successful
he had more than 1,800 jumps. he would fly tandem with inexperienced divers. barbara: a 911 operator is disciplined." wow! it is official. the road to the super bowl 350 is through -- super bowl 50 is through charlotte. amber: after they defeated seattle officials are looking at the logistics of hosting another round this weekend and the city's first n.f.c. championship game.
cruising to a # 1-30 -- 31-0 lead before the halftime but seattle showed it us is not over until time runs out. >> i would guess the heart rates are returning to normal levels of what an afternoon as the panthers jumped on the seahawks back. luke keuchly takes this gift from russell wilson in the first 14-0. it got better, too. cam the dart to greg olsen to make it 31-30. nobody would -- 31 dosch 131-30. this play to jermaine kearse, 31-24. seahawks onside kicking thomas davis to the rescue. he went and got it and the panthers are moving on. >> did the football ever feel
>> definitely a great team victory and felt good knowing our coaches trust me enough to put me in the situation. >> you have been a lot of different places. at the end of the day nothing compares to the support and when you score and the defense is out there and screaming fans are giving us everything they have got screaming and chanting and it pays off. >> with arizona coming to bank of america stadium the winner is off to the super bowl. barbara: "eyewitness news" staying with the panthers as they go to the n.f.c. championship. follow joe mazur on twitter for up-to-the-minute reports on what is happening on and to off the field then watch "eyewitness news" sunday at 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 and we have player interviews after the game. who is going to come out victorious? amber: my sister lives in
work with the cardinals and she is coming. i think she is going to have a rude awakening. i was like you won't be at arizona any more. was like i can take it. don: i think it is all up to the panthers. you can tell they put the brakes on yesterday, maybe they didn't want to show the cardinal anything and the cardinal had their hands full. we watched that whole game and i think the panthers have a real shot. amber: it will be great. barbara: all the way. don: i think this won't be as close as the a. if. c. with denver and brady and manning. barbara: a lot of analysts are predicting a carolina and patriots super bowl. don: we have an interesting forecast in that it will stay cold today and tomorrow. tomorrow morning will be chilly. today sunny all day and staying cool all morning. lunchtime barely up to freezing. through the afternoon temperatures only in the low 30's.
and it is kind of covered over because the lens has frost on it. if your car was outside last night you will have to scrape the windshield. 28 right now. dew point 21. 75% humidity. west wind three miles an hour. live look into durham and temperature right now 32. 54, northwest wind seven. 29 roxboro, 32 chapel hill. 25 sanford, 35 in fayetteville, 29 in goldsboro and 32 roanoke rapids. clear skies above and we see much in the way of cloud cover. that cold front is pushing the air to the south and triggering snow in arkansas, tennessee and northern mississippi with snow. we will stay dry and clear through midweek. this 5:00 this afternoon. temperatures falling back in the 20's in the evening hours and teens overnight and wind chills morning. we are clear through the midweek. tuesday, 5:00, not much to show
wednesday cloud cover coming in. the model tries to develop a little bit of snow to the north tuesday night into wednesday. i don't think it will be much. better chance of snow is on thursday. we will talk about that in the seven-day in a moment. this is the front this drops through, we are in the arctic air and could be worse. zero in minnesota. highs will be minus five. that is the high up there. closer to home we will see temperatures tonight into the types and tomorrow temperatures back into the 30's again. forecast is like this the rest of today. 35 raleigh and cary, 34 wake forest and wendell, 35 garner, sunny, colder temperatures. go north roxboro will struggle to make it to freezing. 32. 33 henderson. 35 durham. sand hills temperatures into the upper 30's. 38 fayetteville and sunny skies, northwest wind 10 to 15 miles an hour. tonight the temperatures back into the teens for overnight
13 in roxboro, 15 durham. 19 fayetteville and factor the winds in it could be single digits wind chills. first alert seven-day forecast powered by accuweather shows temperatures tomorrow back into the 30's after waking up in the teens. wednesday 39 and cloud cover. thursday night we could see snow to start. i don't think we will see much accumulate lease. it will change it rain friday. it could be heavy at times washing we think snow. friday night into saturday it clears and sunday 48 degrees and partly sunny skies. so, staying below normal every day of the next seven. barbara: coil -- chilly week. amber: it is quiet on the roads because it is a holiday but watch for any precipitation that was left over.