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mountain island lake, 47 down to ballantyne, 48 in the arboretum and wedding tonton area. lots of clouds, tapers this afternoon, only 30% chance late in the day, high temperature today much chiliier, 53, yesterday, 66. get this, pushing 70 tomorrow, huh? that's right and also a threat of severe weather. i'll break it down for you in the seven day planner. you're never more than seven traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. so far on the major interstates uneventful, running in the green on 485, 77, 85, yet to see any of those volume delays, we'll keep an eye on that as we head closer to the 7:00 hour. the john belk and brookshire both of those highways running in the green this morning but we do have two center city accidents, the first one at mcdowell at east 4th street, 4th street there coming in
delays with that accident scene. then we hop across center city to west trade at graham, accident in the roadway there, have not seen any significant delays along graham or west trade street but keep that in mind. also keep in mind that the ciaa basketball tournament starts today, women playing first at 10:00 a.m., you'll find heavier traffic in and around center city. this is the live look, i-77, arrowood, you can certainly see the roads are wet, wipers on, lights on. that is traffic, christine, over to you. >> christine: get back to breaking news if you're just joining us out of northwest charlotte, a swat situation has ended with the arrest of one man. it happened overnight on pointer ridge drive in the catawba plantation subdivision. ashton pellom has been on the scene talking to investigators, to neighbors and ashton you learned in the last few minutes more about the man arrested. >> reporter: that's exactly right, christine. within the past five minutes we
the man who was arrested here at the home right behind me on pointer ridge drive for murder charges out in halifax county. that man is tyquan powell. cmpd releasing that information not long ago, he was wanted for murder out of halifax county. they arrived at the home just before midnight last night, they found powell barricaded in the residence at the home here on pointer ridge drive, members of the swat team and negotiation team were called out to set up perimeter and around 3:45 this morning, they tell us the swat team went in the home and then took powell outside of the home in custody without further incident. out here at the scene i spoke with a neighbor who talked about the whole ordeal said it was scary, take a listen as he describe the tense moments this morning. >> very very, scary. bad guys have the armor on, we don't. i'm wondering if what was going to come through my house. my brother was in the driveway,
he's sitting out there praying i hope nothing happened. >> reporter: as you can hear that tense situation happening here in a neighborhood, very tense. we spoke with the neighbor, he said the neighbors have been living there and they have had issues with them or the neighbors had issues outside of the home you can see the furniture turned over right there in the background behind me, that was from a dispute involving the people in that house. so again tyquan powell arrested earlier this morning, wanted for murder charges out in halifax county, as soon as we get more information we'll update you on air and online at wbtv.com. reporting live in northwest charlotte, ashton pellom, wbtv on your side. >> john: 6:04, this morning, charlotte city council has approved an ordinance that gives people in the lbgt community new legal protections. been a controversial topic with more than 140 people turning out to voice their opinions at last night's meeting. wbtv's mark davenport joins us now live in charlotte with more
so mark, what is the ordinance about and when does it go in effect? >> reporter: john, here's the time line for the ordinance going in effect. it will actually begin on april 1st here in charlotte. then a month later you have the legislative session beginning in may, in north carolina. so in that legislative session you'll have legislators discussing whether or not they will overturn the ordinance that was passed here overnight. i want to bring you inside council chambers, this meeting went for a long time, almost four hours here. we heard from a lot of people as well, took about three hours to get through the public comment portion of the meeting. 140 plus people who signed up spoke last night. after that 7-4 vote passed the ordinance, majority of the crowd clapped and cheered, they may not be cheering too long. governor pat mccrory promised he would take action against the ordinance but regardless how things shake out on the state level, later on, in a couple
said it was important to pass this expanded ordinance overnight. >> i am pleased with the council and i am pleased that charlotte has joined over 250 cities and counties that have these kind of respect for lgbt inclusion and non-discrimination. >> reporter: now, this expanded ordinance is the first of its kind in north carolina. three our south carolina cities have something similar, those are columbia, charleston and myrtle beach. reporting live here in charlotte, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> john: on your side with the closer look how council members voted. austin, mitchell, autry, eiselt, mayfield, kinsey and vi lyles vote in favor. driggs, fallon, phipps and smith opposed it. governor pat mccrory's
public safety and vow to have the general assembly take action if it passed. legislators have several options, they could nullify the entire ordinance, they could strike down the provision allowing the bathroom or hand the issue to voter in charlotte. >> christine: the mayor of hildebran says she received threats after that historic school caught fire. we first brought you news of the fire at the hildebran school as breaking news on wbtv news this morning yesterday. the school had been the center of controversy recently as the mayor and other town leaders fought to tear it down. this morning, investigators from the sbi and atf are trying to figure out what caused the fire, they say it appears the fire started in the basement. they tell us there was power to part of the building but that is all they know at this point. firefighters across the area have something other than usual duties to worry over. for the tenth time in a couple weeks, thieves are breaking in their personal cars when they
firefighters are responding to a call and know their cars will be left at the station. since we first told you about this on friday, vehicle at two more stations were hit, one in huntersville and the most recent one in fort mill. still plenty ahead here on wbtv news this morning at 6:00 a.m. >> john: kristen miranda is live in the alert center. >> kristen: john and christine, take a close look at this woman does she look familiar to you? why she is back in the news, we're finding new information from the alert center and have it for you coming up. >> john: before we go to the break, a live look at power doppler network, you can see rain in the area and a live look at i-77 at arrowood, the roads are wet out there, be careful.
on your side right now, you're watching wbtv news this morning. >> christine: welcome back we have several stories to bring new this hour as news is developing. coming up at 6:00 6:34, the naacp is calling on judges to take action on the re-drawn congressional maps. we'll tell you what the organization wants to see happen. plus, as people prepare to protest at apple stores across the country today, at 6:43, what americans think of the f.b.i. order for the company to unlock a terrorist's phone. we want to check back in with kristen miranda. >> john: live with new details coming in on an ebola patient back in the hospital. >> kristen: do you remember this woman? a scottish nurse, pauline, was among the first to be hospitalized with ebola back in december of 2014. she had been working in sierra leone.
a third time since contracting ebola. last year she suffered new life threatening complications from the virus, still in her brain and she got meningitis caused by the ebola, that was the first known case of that. now this morning a short time ago we have heard she is back in the hospital for more treatment, but hospital officials would not get specific about her condition this morning. so, we haven't talked about ebola for a while. this woman contracted the virus so long ago, but now she is still dealing with the effects of it this morning. back to you. >> john: thanks, kristen. new information, investigators say the uber driver charged in the deadly shooting spree in michigan gave people rides between shootings. a judge denied bond for jason dalton yesterday. he is now charged with killing six people and attempting to kill two more. the shootings began around 6:00 saturday night, ended five hours later. uber says dalton cleared a background check and was approved as a driver a month ago.
the six victims identified as 17-year-old tyler smith, his father, richard smith. mary lou nye, dorothy brown and mary jo nye. people gathered to light candle in honor of the victims. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. let's check in with meteorologist al conklin on this rain. >> al: you can see it on the five sweeps of power doppler radar, christine, getting rain this morning here around the boone area, been fairly heavy, steady up there, morganton looks like you're still getting enhanced rain in burke county but you notice where we have a little bit of a break this morning, right here now coming up through mecklenburg county, so from cabarrus, down through rowan, down in monroe, and all down in york county now starting to get a break here, so that is good news. things are quiet down, let's go
futurecast looks like, by 8:00, a lot of the heaviest rain lifted northward now, getting toward noon, much of the area dealing with gray but not much green. by late this afternoon we get in spotty showers but again maybe a 30% chance. so don't judge the day by what you see, the rain will be tapering down only to refire later this evening, there is more rain in the forecast. speaking of boone, resortcams.com giving us king street, wet conditions here, rain continues to fall, fairly light. i think you will see rain much of the day, 90% chance, 42 for the mountains. in charlotte the rain chances will be pared back. by late this afternoon, 53 for the high but most of the rain is over with. severe weather threat picks up tomorrow, heavy rain, wind and potentially even tornadoes across the wbtv viewing area, we will pinpoint when the greatest chance will be in the seven day planner around the corner. 6:14, here is chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north
we do have a new accident with injuries, being caused by a hit and run on south tryon, south tryon at nevada boulevard, just down to the south of westinghouse. this came in about five minutes ago. expect emergency crews will be responding to the scene so make way for medic as they work their way over on south tryon. you're looking live at i-77 here or excuse me, independence expressway from near briar creek, traffic running smoothly there. a check of drive times, from rock hill, 21 minutes, concord, 18 minutes, 67 miles an hour. lake norman southbound at 15 minutes. most of the major highways are continuing to run in the green this morning so no significant delays on area interstates. that is a check of the morning traffic, christine, over to you. >> christine: living with an artificial heart. >> john: on "cbs this morning" at 7:00, how technology keeps people alive amid a shortage of
legacy of sonny james. >> john: 20 minutes after 6:00, a live look at the charlotte skyline from scott clark nissan honda hd tower cam, hard to see the top of the buildings, we have clouds in the area, been rain. we'll keep you posted on that. right now get over to kristen miranda who is live in the alert center with an update on the emergency landing of a plane in japan. what have you got? >> kristen: i promised as soon as i had an update i would bring it to you. new information and new video to show you. let's look at that video.
the people being evacuated from the plane in japan. an engine fire before take off forced the evacuation of the japan airlines jet in very snowy conditions in northern japan. passengers were sliding down the chutes as snow fell on the tarmac. one woman sustained minor hip injury trying to get off the plane. sounds like the boeing 737 with 159 passengers and six crew members on board was evacuated before take off, after smoke entered the cabin. we said it was an abort tad off,ed take off but everyone got off safely. back to you. >> christine: kristen, thank you. 6:21 the country music world lost another legend. sonny james died in hospice care in nashville monday. from 1960-79, he spent 57 weeks at the top of the charts. he would hit no. 1 on the country chart, a staggering 23
young love, need you and here comes honey again. james was inducted in the hall of fame in 2006, he was 87 years old. >> been a while since he was on the charts but still was like the no. 1 country artist for such a long time. a major force in nashville. >> al: there you have it. did you hear the rain last night, holy smokes, it was pouring. a record yesterday in charlotte most came last night, 1.86 inches of rain. it continues to rain here early this morning. but i'm starting to see erosion of the rain and that is good news. better served as the heaviest of the rain should be moving north of charlotte by at least 8:00 if not before that. now you can see we still have a ton of rain across the mountains and foothills and in parts of the piedmont but right here, starting to see erosion, from rowan county on down in north mecklenburg county. this is huntersville,
not getting in the rain. south of there the rain has end in union, lancaster, getting spotty showers, york county, rock hill, fort mill, tega cay, use caution, not totally cleared out yet, you still have a lot of low clouds and fog out there, wet streets certainly this morning, so there is going to be standing water after those heavy downpours we had last night. still getting light rain right now in charlotte, 47 degrees, northeast breeze at 7, five mile visibility, a windchill out there, a chilly, damp start to the day. 45 albermarle, concord, back to shelby, 44 in lincolnton, 43 morganton, rain but in the 30s across the mountains, 42 salisbury and in albermarle, you get south of there, closer to 50 around lancaster. out the door this morning, wet 8:00. now. by late this afternoon notice rain chances get pared back to 30% chance.
chilly northeast breeze, back to 53, unlike 66 yesterday. we have chilly weather this side of the front for today. only in the 40s and 50s. highs tomorrow whoa, we rebound, 70 shelby, statesville, salisbury, monroe, rock hill and charlotte. here's the situation. on the chilly side today, next area of low pressure is consolidating across texas, that is going to lift a warm front northward, as it does our temperatures shoot up but then there is the risk for severe weather tomorrow so we're keeping an eye on that situation, particularly in the eastern part of our viewing area. almost anywhere has potential for a very strong thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. heavy downpours coming back in the picture. by the time this pulls out wednesday night, early thursday morning we may get another one to two inches. this is another big soaker, that is why we have that flash flood watch in effect. this is going to be a very wet week, all of it coming between
70 tomorrow, showers and thunderstorms, partly sunny, snow in the mountains thursday. rest of us dry out friday and the weekend rebounded nicely, by sunday in the 60s. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is chris, first alert traffic. chris: al, thank you, first alert traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. keeping an eye here on tuesday morning commute, we'll start in center city, john belk over to the brookshire, no problems, ciaa tourney starts this morning at 10:00 a.m., expect a lot of traffic in and around time warner cable arena during the work week. i-77 at clanton, you can certainly see there the roadways are still a bit wet, spray coming off the cars, allow extra time for your morning commute. overall, our major interstates are continuing to run in the green here, we do have a couple of slow downs over on albermarle and providence road. let's take a check once again, this is i-77 at clanton road, and again, in center city but we do have an accident what i was
on south tryon and nevada, an injury accident involving a hit and run, so if south tryon up to westinghouse is part of your morning commute be aware you will find a few delays there. that is a check of the morning traffic, christine, over to you. >> christine: much more to come. >> john: charlotte-mecklenburg school board will vote on student assignment goals. we'll preview that and other issues expected to be discussed at the meeting tonight. you're watching wbtv news this
congressional map. all new in this half hour they are calling for federal judges to make a decision by next month. >> christine: busy day for campaign 2016 from the nevada republican caucus to the democratic town hall in south carolina, we have a look ahead. >> john: good morning, thanks for waking up with wbtv news this morning, it is 6:30 i'm john carter,. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. we have been watching this live power doppler radar all morning for you so you're prepared as you head out the door. meteorologist al conklin has the most accurate details you need to know about the rain. >> al: good news and bad news. bad news a lot of you getting the rain will impact your commute across the mountains, foothills, parts of the piedmont, i-40 corridor. the good news is that there are starting to show -- some breaks starting to show up now particularly across rowan, cabarrus, mecklenburg, gaston county, south in south carolina, not totally dry but the showers are much spottier than overnight. which was consistent, heavy
you'll run in wet streets this morning, certainly lot of low clouds and fog. that is the camera at central piedmont community college in charlotte, 47 in charlotte right now, we should head for 53 this afternoon. notice the rain chances go down appreciably as we go through the day today, 30% chance by late today. don't put the umbrella away, the rain in texas is heading in our direction. a real increasing threat for severe weather tomorrow. this would be for wednesday, chris, that is what i'm monitor, you can't get the guard down, yes we had heavy rain, have some this morning tomorrow whole different situation. >> chris: wet roads out there this morning, already starting to see a few of those accidents pop up. traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. let's begin down on southryon street. this is an injury accident, the cause? a hit and run, most of the delays are outbound down to the south and west along south tryon street. looking live at i-77 at clanton
the rain drops and spray coming off the vehicles this morning. so as al said, allow extra time. looking pretty good on the major interstate, 485, 77, looking okay. slow downs wt harris and albermarle, as we swing in toward center city, this is the expressway coming up to hawthorne lane, a new accident here, expect you will see back-ups from the expressway on to 277. that is a check of traffic, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: chris, thank you. the ciaa tournament tips off in uptown charlotte in just a few hours at time warner cable arena. it is the 11th time the tourney has come to the queen city. this year it is once again expect to draw more than 100,000 fans. wbtv's mark davenport live with what fans can expect this year, mark? >> reporter: christine, we spoke to the commissioner jacqie
planning to make sure the tournament is the best tournament ever. she told us a few things we can expect to keep our eyes out for for ciaa 2016. she said this year, fans can get discounted tickets on amtrak, mcwilliams also promised that surcharge at the ritz-carlton won't happen again, that was a big story and controversial story we covered on wbtv for quite some time. she also talked about after a shooting last year during a non-sanctioned event at music factory, police will be very much more visible this year. charlotte-mecklenburg police asked the city to label this an extraordinary event to give officers more search powers and they were granted that. last year the ciaa pumped nearly $56 million in the local economy, they are expected to do that and possibly a little bit more this time around. as for the schedule, we talked about the women's games, they start at 10:00, the mens game 6:40 this afternoon. with all the events and games
uptown, there will be more traffic but mcwilliams said this will be the best year yet so fans, enjoy. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> christine: on your side with a closer look at the schedule of games. the action tips off with the ladies at 10:00 this morning with fayetteville state taking on bowie state. lincoln taste on st. augustine. virginia state and winston-salem state at 4:30. the men tipoff later tonight at 6:40 with lincoln against winston-salem state. fayetteville takes on elizabeth state at 8:50 tonight. >> john: the charlotte-mecklenburg school board is set to vote on new goals for the student assignment plan. the board sent out a survey and held several forums to let parents weigh in including this one last night at myers park baptist. the meeting tonight is at 6:00. board members will begin working
that could be in place by the 2017-2018 school year. now the school board also expected to give a time line for the district's superintendent search. cms staff will present a priority list for school construction and renovation. a possible first step toward 2016 bond referendum. >> christine: we are getting more reaction to the charlotte city council decision to approve a non-discrimination ordinance giving more protections to the lgbt community. the conservative advocacy group north carolina values coalition released a statement which says in part "the city council lost all sanity. a government mandate that says men can enter women's bathrooms and locker rooms at any time for any reason is absurd." the aclu said we applaud the council members, making their city more welcoming and inclusive urged leaders across
>> john: all new in this half hour the north carolina chapter of naacp is calling for re-drawn congressional maps to be thrown out. map re-drawn after a federal panel of judges ruled two of the state's districts were unconstitutional. the votes who challenged the original map are asking the judges to decide by march 18th whether the new map is fair. naacp officials say the new map disproportionately packed minority voter in three districts. officials are optimistic after the supreme court denied a stay in the case. >> no justices on the court issued a dissenting opinion gives us real hope that the supreme court is tired of these cases coming from north carolina that are constructed for the voting strengths of african americans. >> they said the judges should draw a map themselves like virginia.
director says the new new congressional maps should be upheld. 6:36, go over to kristen miranda. >> christine: in the alert center with another headline just in and i know any time you get your hands on good video you turn it around for us. >> kristen: turned this around quickly. take a look, just got new information about this massive warehouse fire in los angeles. look at your television, firefighters still on the scene now, this fire started at midnight our time. six hours ago. and at least 100 firefighters were on the scene, many of them are still there this morning. they are staying on fire watch. there were vehicles stored in this warehouse, too, they are destroyed, no clue what started the fire yet but the investigation is certainly underway. back to you. >> christine: thank you, kristen. campaign 2016, the two democratic candidates will be in south carolina today, bernie sanders and hillary clinton is who we're talking about will take part in cnn town hall at university of
they are trying to win over voters ahead of saturday's primary. republicans caucus in nevada today to she can their nominee. after winning primaries in south carolina and new hampshire, donald trump is looking to beat ted cruz and marco rubio once again. cruz is going in today's contest without one of his top aides after firing him over a misleading video suggesting rubio insulted the bible. a live look at the commute and look at the slow down already for you this morning, this is i-77 at the tyvola road exit, exit 5, and both north and southbound traffic moving pretty slowly right now. you can see the emergency vehicles in the left side, the lanes on the left side of your screen, starting to get to an accident scene. chris larson is watching this right now and he will keep you updated and working on alternates if this is part of your commute. let's go to meteorologist al
>> al: thanks, christine. out there this morning you can see the rain, i i have a loop over the last six hours, heavy rain last night over two inches for most of us, there is a back edge to this now, will rain much of the morning, across the foothills and in the mountains but erosion from south and east of i-85. charlotte is starting to see the rain end, that is good news, but will take time yet this morning. the wbtv numale fishing forecast, 48 this morning, 90% chance of rain at 8:00. 51 at noon. 30% chance of rain late this afternoon, high of 53. joey grigg is part of his big catch, a whopper he caught while fishing the oak island pier with men from thrift baptist church. you're our big catch of the day today, hey, look at it our forecast going forward, it is spotty rain today, it is just rain tomorrow potential for severe storms before we clear out but we get snow in the mountains, we have a little bit
temperatures all over the board i'll give extended seven day forecast coming up in a couple minutes. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: next on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: protests are expected at apple stores across the country as the company fights an f.b.i. order to unlock a terrorist phone. what americans are thinking about this issue. >> john: first a look at is what coming up tonight on cbs and
this is at tyvola road exit. we see one lane cars can get by. several emergency crews are a at the scene. chris larson is finding out what happened, but as of now, very slow traffic in the northbound lanes of 77, we'll keep watching this and keep you posted. >> john: demonstrators are expected to stage rallies at apple stores over the battle with the f.b.i. they are refusing to comply with a court order to create a back door that would allow the f.b.i. to access data from the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. according to a national pew poll, 51% of american think apple should unlock the phone, 38% say apple should not. the company's appeal is due friday. >> christine: consumer news, starbucks is overhauling the rewards program in an effort to speed up check out.
got one star per visit no matter how much was spent. as a result, some people asked baristas to ring up items as separate transactions. the new program is based on how much a customer spends. netflix announced a new movies and shows available in march. some of the big movie names include grounding who groundhog day, scarface. and daredevil season 2. >> john: we had a lot of rain, hearing al talk about record rainfall. >> al: yesterday it was late in starting as we thought it would be, last night while a lot of you were inside watching television, 1.86 inches of rain, good enough for a record in charlotte. another half inch overnight. over 2.33 inches.
a back edge to this, let's look in the queen city, there is still spotty showers and trust me, the streets are still wet after that pounding rain overnight. but again these are very spotty compared to what is happening in the mountains and foothill, the mountains will see rain all day long. the foothills you will likely get erosion deeper through the morning and afternoon. in charlotte i think a lot of this is lifting northward. look at futurecast at 8:00, you can see the back edge of this, notice the mountains don't clear out at all until very late in the afternoon. again, i'm not talking about a clear out as far as cloud cover goes, that will be with us all day long, not seeing sunshine but notice a lot more gray than green. rain blossoms tonight. temperatures mild in the 50s. warm overnight, and then get this, tomorrow could be close to 70. clover leaf elementary school in statesville getting rain in that part of iredell county, again we have rain drops on the lens but not raining in charlotte at the moment.
visibility at the moment, fog is not much of an issue. rain chances are highest this morning, but they pare back to 30% chance late this afternoon, high of 53. that is chilly compared where we were yesterday whether we when we were 66. the next rain maker in texas will be coming across the southeast tonight and then tomorrow it impacts our area. so with that, we're looking at a big dose of rain. we have a flash flood watch in effect for the entire viewing area, that is for tomorrow and tomorrow evening and how much rain are we talking about? this is on top of what has fallen, i'll take us out through wednesday night, early thursday morning, one to two inches of rain likely here. that will be leading to localized flooding. other situation is anywhere in the eastern two thirds of the viewing area potential at least a slight chance for severe storms tomorrow, i could not rule out a tornado tomorrow afternoon or evening, rain and wind is a definite, tornadoes we will be monitoring that situation.
threat of severe weather, just a lot of clouds damp cool weather, a little bit of rain linger, 90% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow some of which severe. snow in the mountains thursday, rest of us will dry out, windy, 54, friday and the weekend looking good. warm back up by sunday. that is the forecast here is chris, an unfolding situation, breaking news, first alert traffic. >> chris: traffic is sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. here is the situation on i-77 northbound at tyvola road. there you make out the medic bus over on the side of the roadway. the accident is behind that. but charlotte fire department has two of three lanes blocked off, sort of blocking that accident scene while medic does their job, so that is forcing everybody in one lane sort of scooting around that accident scene. so again we have major back-ups
there you have tyvola rhode androad and archdale, you could work over toward south tryon, look at back-ups, extending past arrowood road. we'll coop an eye on this, we keep an eye on this. two of three lanes blocked off. most of the rain has moved out of the area, most of the major interstates still running in the green, slow downs on the expressway, though, in toward center city with an accident at hawthorne and again, our accident here on 77 north. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> christine: keep us posted on that. 49 right now, kristen miranda has been getting you all the headlines that are just in as news is developing this morning. she is in the alert center now with another breaking story on a fire in the bronx. >> kristen: i feel like i've shown you one too many fires this morning. i want to show you this other one i've been covering or keeping an eye on, and show you the feed from cbs affiliate in new york city this morning.
there, you will see the reporter pop up, this fire in the bronx at an apartment building started at 2:15 on the fifth floor of that apartment building, spread very quickly from apartment to apartment. hundreds of people had to get out and get out fast. there were five people injured, a firefighter also hurt. he hurt his leg, i believe, and investigation is now underway but you can see how quickly that fire spread on the top floor of that building. no word on the cause yet but as soon as we hear anything we'll let you know right here on wbtv. >> john: thanks, kristen. after the break, we'll watch the breaking news along i-77 north near tyvola road. >> christine: this stretch may be part of your drive we'll help you get around this after the
>> john: seven minutes before 8:00. a quick look at top local stories. >> christine: police identified the man arrested during a swat situation this morning, they say tyquan powell, seen here, was wanted for murder in halifax county. police say powell barricaded himself in a house on pointer ridge drive early this morning. swat team members took him in custody without incident around 3:45. >> john: charlotte city council approves a non-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 7-4. gives protections to members of the lgbt community including allowing transgenders to use either the mens or women's bathrooms, whichever appeals to their gender. it goes in effect april 1st. >> christine: you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meteorologist al conklin.
still checking rain here, tracking it across the mountains and foothills, there is a back edge coming out of south carolina, heaviest, steadiest of the rain ended in charlotte mecklenburg, you can see that the metro school camera dampness on the streets in town but there is an ongoing rain here. chance of rain pared back deeper through the day the rain is lifting northward, by late this afternoon, more overcast than anything, certainly chilly at 53 degrees but look for temperatures to improve tomorrow getting up close to 70. as we do, there is an enhanced threat for severe storms tomorrow afternoon and evening, anywhere east of about the shelby area and i-40, we'll keep an eye on that situation tomorrow, potential for severe weather. today, just rain and drizzle, but again, it will be paring back, heading toward the weekend better situation. that is the forecast, check in with chris, first alert traffic. >> chris: al, thank you,
toyota of north charlotte. i-77 northbound tyvola, snarled right now because of an injury accident. medic and cmpd still on the scene there, we have opened one other lane so two of three lanes are now open, but that is creating major league back-ups. archdale over to south boulevard up to woodlawn would probably be the best alternate, it is stop and go now all the way past 485, so a slow-go on 77 northbound. guyses, back to you. >> christine: kristen miranda back with the three big stories we need to watch this morning. >> kristen: republican presidential candidates focusing on the nevada caucuses today. making last minute stops with supporters. u.s. plan to close the prison at guantanamo bay will be delivered to congress today. a last ditch effort by the administration to make good on the promise to close the facility and hasn't gone well in congress in the past. >> the la warehouse fire, apartment fire in the bronx, too many big fires to tell you about. thankfully no one killed, we'll
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