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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> we're just two days until the south carolina republican primary and a new national poll has donald trump way out front. what does it mean in the palmetto state. >> and a woman convicted of a murder for hire plot hears her sentence and speaking out in court why she did it. good afternoon i'm brigida mack. >> first, we are following breaking news right now in the alert center. >> our alex giles joins us live with a kedly bus accident? >> -- deadly bus accident? >> hopefully we have video from sky3. this is not a deadly crash, but we know folks were injured. this is on beatties ford road near weber drive. bus involved in an accident with a vehicle. reportedly what we are hearing this collided with the vehicle,
extent of the injuries but we know two people from that car were transported to the hospital. six people from the bus had to be taken to the hospital. again this just in the last hour. you see the crews on scene from medic and police department looking at the bus and the other vehicle involved in the accident. and several people from the car and the bus had to be taken to the hospital for injuries. we are going to follow-up and see what information we can gather about how that accident happened and bring it to you first from the alert center. >> thank you. >> a woman convicted in a murder for hire plot to kill her ex-husband. a federal judge sentenced fascia davis to ten years in prison. she spoke in court today. pamela escobar was there. pam, did she say why she did this? >> well, jamie, she said her perception was her reality and the way she went about trying to protect her daughter from her
the judge listened to her and her friend, the victim, jody davis and to the lawyers. judge conrad says davis was serious about committing this crime. conrad says davis was cold, calculated and intentional when she agreed to pay two undercover cops $4,000 to kill jody davis while he was walking her dog. the lawyer plans on appealing the case because the judge allowed prosecutors to show the jury an edited version of the video of davis, talking to the undercover officers. >> we argued that the tape should be shown and he denied that motion. on that tape, you have her saying, why she is talking crazy. >> judge conrad said the crime was serious and. sentence reflect the seriousness
hear from the man who survived this plot and how he is doing at 5:00. pamela escobar wbtv on your side. >> thank you. one person has died after this crash in gaston county today. it happened on school road in bessemer city. police believe a medical problem may have caused the driver of a pickup truck to veer off the road. he went through the yard and crashed into the home. the driver died on scene. >> and campaign 2016 a new cbs news poll shows donald trump with a 2-1 advantage over ted cruz looking at republican primary voters across the country. and jeb bush's position in sixth place with 4%. and with the south carolina primary two days away jeb bush is holding an event in our area. michael clark joining us live from rock hill. michael? >> yes, jeb bush will make a time push for conservative voters here in rock hill. the event starts at 5:30 but
event. and bush is not the only one in the charlotte area. ohio governor john kasich will be speaking to voters in indian land trying to campaign for voters in york county and lancaster counties. that begins at 6:00 p.m. every republican presidential candidate is in the palmetto state ahead of saturday's primary. donald trump kicks off an event in gaston. he is the frontrunner in the newest poll and ted cruz was in greenville and so was marco rubio with nikki haley who endorsed rubio yesterday. ted cruz will be in the rock hill tomorrow speaking to senior citizens and war veterans in rock hill. donald trump had to defend his faith today from comments. we will have information about why he did that coming up tonight on the news at 5:00 p.m. michael clark wbtv on your side. >> all right, michael see you at 5:00 p.m. >> new evidence suggests a
virus and birth defects. they were able to detect the virus in the amniotic fluid. the virus can cross through a pregnant woman's placenta. >> a mumps test came back negative. we told you the county was investigating a possible case of mumps a day after we learned of half a dozen possible cases. right now we know of two confirmed cases in mecklenberg county and iredell. >> this afternoon the first-alert weather team monitoring warm temperatures that will continue to rise through the weekend. >> meteorologist lyndsay tapases joins us. spring-like here in the carolinas. >> do you have the spring fever yet? i did walking into work today. imagine mid-60s this weekend it will be feeling warmer for us saturday and sunday. a live look over uptown right now. we are in the low 50s but with the full sunshine it feels
54 in charlotte. light breeze out of the northwest at 6-miles-per-hour. a beautiful thursday afternoon for us out there. 53 hickory. 51 in statesville. 50 in salisbury. 43 in boone. 53 monroe, rock hill 55. and 54 in lancaster. satellite-radar confirming what that towercam shot showing a clear sky. and the rest of the evening sundown will be a couple minutes after 6:00 p.m. falling to the 40s between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. the warmup will be followed by colder and wetter for next week. all the details in the first alert forecast. let's check in with tonya rivens. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in on i-77 by tyvola road, volume in this area. a couple of accidents around the accident. we have an accident at park road and woodlawn road.
alternate route. another accident on tyvola near i-77, congestion building i-77 northbound approaching tyvola. and checking in in on the dot camera at i-77 and nations ford that is northbound where we see the slowest amount of traffic. >> a consider car panther anounses his retirement in a unique way. >> the video he posted to twitter. you got to see this. and look at this... christine is here. >> we are live i'm here live and in person you've seen our promo about breaking the glass ceiling. well, i talked to two women from the carolinas sharing their companies. and balancing life inbetween.
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in unique fashion from atop a horse. >> because why not? he thanked everyone in a video he posted to twitter and said this... >> i was going to ride off into the sunset... seeing how there is no sunset, i am just going to ride off. >> and there he goes. and galloped away. his nfl career coming to an end. remember there was a big thing whether he would play in the super bowl. and got hurt towards the end in the playoffs but he made it and got into the super bowl. not a bad way to go out. i like that, too. >> it's going to stay with you. got your attention. >> no tearful news conference. >> i like it. we sent out an alert when the announcement posted. download our wbtv news app. >> a former north carolina state professor arrested for stealing
carolina michael clark. and this was happening earlier this afternoon. structure fire it was a two storey house on colt road in the fort mill area. several departments were called to the scenement and you see the smoke billowing into the sky. and we can show you viewer video we just got into the newsroom from somebody on the ground who was close to the structure fire you can see the flames and smoke and again the crews on scene battling that fire. right now no reported injuries that we have heard about. but we will check with michael clark as well as the first responders and get the latest information on that big fire. >> all right, thank you. working in a man's world. while we have seen progress the number of female c.e.o.s is a small percentage but the ones made it to the top know the fight to get there all too well. >> christine spiro join usaamah
report. and this is just anyone who feels like maybe they have been held back. >> you could be the c.e.o. of your household managing the family. but like you said it's not often that you find women are holding that title of c.e.o. for major companies. i interviewed susan de vow a c.e.o. and i spoke with janice bryant, a self made billionaire and the c.e.o. of act one group. what i saw in both women that was consistent. they are very passionate about their respective line of work. while running the companies they have to travel, they have to manage a staff of thousands of employees, and then add family life to the mix and then you're juggling. but they have found a way to do it. they have made their way to the top of the ladder. and that is what we are talking about. we want to empower you at home
some of yours have kids and some might not but we talk about and this was like the real kicker in discussing this, is how often do we ask male c.e.o.s how they manage life and work? jamie you have been in the business years -- >> no one has asked me how am i getting the kids to soccer practice it's not asked. >> is that fair that we ask the women that? >> of course not. >> well, i asked both women and one thought it was a fair question and we will talk about more at 6:00 p.m. watch our 6:00 p.m. newscast for that story. >> certainly look forward to that. thank you. >> let's get you updated on the afternoon commute. tonya rivens in the first alert traffic center. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. as we check in a couple of accidents around center city one trade street and i-77. the other beatties ford road
and rozzelles ferry road is a great alternate route. and volume is starting to build southbound on i-77. starting around morehead street down beyond remount road. and on the mapping system we have incidents around the area but i-77, 485 and 277 and 85 accident-free. and the dot camera at brookshire. back to you. >> thank you. >> and weather this afternoon because boy it is a good story it's beautiful and the sunshine is all around us and only going to get warmer. >> this is a weekend forecast i'm looking forward to. let's get you over to meteorologist lyndsay tapases. she has the good news. >> it is good news for most of us looking forward to a little bit of a warmup now that we are getting inching to the official beginning of spring. now, this time of year, the official average high for the day starts to come up faster. so it is 56 for where we should be for our average high for the
sundown will be at 6:08. sunrise will be at 7:05. temperatures today they got up into the low maybe mid-50s but for most of us we did stay a hair below average. lows will fall to near or just about the freezing mark about 31 tonight for the low in the charlotte area. we'll keep that sky clear through the night and into friday as well as we go forward in time running that clock through friday afternoon. not seeing much of anything show up on future-cast for the time being. as we head into the weekend we are focusing on yes, how warm it's going to be, there will be a little bit more cloud cover around on both days. this is saturday 9:00 a.m. cannot rule out a mountain shower for saturday and cloud cover outside of the mountains. but it will be in the mid-60s. i do not think we will mind the clouds too, too much. tomorrow, partly to mostly
mountains and foothills low 50s. 52 in taylorsville. and charlotte upper 50s. it will be seasonal for the time of year for that 57 friday high. wind out of the south at 5 to 10-miles-per-hour and the south carolina counties will be into the upper 50s and 60s as we head into the weekend. 65 saturday. 68 sunday. 30% shower chance on sunday for sunday night. because we turn unsettled into the early part of next week. bring up future-cast for you. tuesday morning and you see a lot of rain showing up into the tuesday and wednesday time-frame. not only next week will we see the temperatures come down back into the 40s and 50s but the rain will move in. but we have a fantastic weekend to get past before we have to worry about that. brigida and jamie back to you. >> we will set that aside for a while. >> focus on the weekend.
to tell us about the movies you need to see and which ones you can wait on. the witch? >> spooky and little violence about a colonial family and owe and they go live in the woods until the baby disappears. and a witch has taken it and after that strange things begin to happen and they suspect each other. and the family disintegrates out of fear and paranoia. very spooky and not gory or terrifying just creepy in a psychological way. >> three stars. >> next the movie forsaken. >> you are going to try to push them off homes they have been living all their lives? >> start looking for a black dress. >> let's talk about forsaken. >> it reunites the father-son team of con enabled suggester land and kiefer sutherland the
small up to in the west shot in northern ontario and the son has come back after the civil war as a gun slinger and brian cox is pushing people off their land before the railroad comes. and the son is going to have to right wrongs. it borrows from great westerns such as the gun fighter and high noon but the story is just new enough that it turns around the old into something that is interesting. chemistry between the father and son is good. three stars for that. >> and lastly, the lady in the van. roll it. >> [inaudible] >> let's talk about the lady in the van. >> from that clip you can see why maggie smith got a golden globe nomination for best actress. she plays a homeless woman that moves into a rich suburb of
her stay because their consciences are guilty because they have so much money and she has nothing. she moves into the driveway of allen bennett for 15 years. and this explains their relationship. it isn't truly a comedy it's sad in parts but the amazing acting carries you through. >> how many stars? >> three for this one. >> you can read the full reviews by going to charlotteobserver.com. lt see you next week. great. >> ions. we have more news ahead a car recall announced impacts three million vehicles. we will let you know if your family is affected. plus, we have heard from parents fighting the possibility of forced busing at charlotte-mecklenburg schools. now we are hearing what a
you are watching wbtv news >> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> 9-1-1 calls just released from the north lake mall shooting on christmas eve. you will hear from panicked parents. >> and the hot button issue. the school district working on a new plan to determine where your child goes to school. welcome back to first at 4:00 i'm jamie boll. >> i'm brigida mack. thank you for joining us on this thursday. concerned parents have been vocal about their feelings on forced busing and student assignment for
today we are hearing from a student about the controversial topic. wbtv anchor maureen o'boyle has details on a packed meeting today. >> brigida, judging from the turnout of today's meeting it is clear that student assignment is an issue that matters to both parents and students. more than 100 people showed up for the forum here at cms' smith family center. some board members were there to answer questions and calm fears of forced busing. as i said, they also had students there. they wanted to voice their voice heard in the discussion. hannah is a senior at independence. we asked her what students are saying about the posse of school boundaries changing to create more diverse schools. >> they are not comfortable with it. they want to be with the ones they went to elementary and middle school with and that is who we are comfortable with. and they feel like if the
around people that are not used to. and they [inaudible] >> first time we have heard from a student about this. leaders from meck ed say they will go through obviously the feedback taken today and present them to the school board and the superintendent. they plan to host three more forums. maureen o'boyle wbtv on your side. back to you. >> thank you. new information this afternoon on the arrest of a former north carolina state professor accused of embezzlement. he used money from student groups to buy a car and pay bills for a former graduate student. he is accused of wiring more than $50,000 into the woman's bank account and withdrawing $14,000 in cash. >> two brothers have been charged with a cyber attack. 17-year-old christopher hoffman and bradley hoffman accused of use a computer program to hit the school website thousands of