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convince the company to sell those drugs to emth. >> north carolinians will be voting in more than the presidential primary. leaders on both sides want voters to prove the connect nc bond $2 billion in new debt for projects all over north carolina including new,s or colleges water and sewer upgrades and state parks. the bond will not require a tax increase because interest rates are low. and the state is paying off the existing debt quickly. >> it took less than 30 minutes for the union county school board to decide the process to replace outgoing superintendent dr. mary ellis. the board met and decided it will spend no more than $25,000 for the north carolina school board association to found the county's next top educator. the board discussed how long the search should take and parents discussed if there was a reason for the the superintendent's departure. dedrick russell was at the meeting and has the story first at 4:00.
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union county superintendent dr. mary ellis leaving. >> they should get out at the right time. with the good standing. so it's not too much mud on her feet. >> ellis' announcement came days after the sbi cleared her from wrongdoing involving a business she formed while superintendent. >> she was cleared what went down. she was not guilty. let her have her time. >> while the debate over why ellis is leaving continues, the school board is moving forward to find a replace many. >> to make parents comfortable and our teachers and principals comfortable. >> some members wanted to have a new leader in place by the next school year. >> frankly with time for them to get their feet wet. >> and the board voted for no time line. >> we need to do this right and take our time. >> this is the first time this school board has conducted a superintendent search. members are now looking at other boards especially the charlotte-mecklenburg school
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more than a year before starting a search. >> one of the lessons is get the process started. instead of waiting because you never know what may come up. >> the board decided to skip a search firm and gave the job to the north carolina school board's association. >> when you bring in someone that knows north carolina and our rules and advocates for us it makes sense. >> back at the diner, taxpayers say these are the ingredients board members should look for in the next superintendent. >> someone that is fair. >> make sure they are qualified and willing they love children. >> in union county dedrick russell wbtv on your side. >> ellis' last day is june 1st. no word who will be the school district's interim superintendent. >> word of an electrocution here in charlotte. >> troubling story his is in south carolina reports one person is dead and another
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electrocution. these images from richland county two people were on scaffolding when this happened. one person was taken to the hospital. and the person who died has not been identified yet. we will be watching our sister station for details on this. one person is dead and one other injured after an electrocution at a work site. >> thank you. >> the charleston city council will vote to support a bill to remove the confederate flag from the citadel chapel. the senator filed a bill to remove it. if approved it would allow public institutions to remove other civil war flags. >> the greensboro civil rights museum owes $50,000 in property taxes. the center and museum has not paid portions of its property taxes from 2014 and 2015. the office says they have reached out to the museum in
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promised they would start making payments. the museum will have to foreclose if it does not pay. >> and sunshine and warmer temperatures. i'm in the first alert weather center with meteorologist leigh brock into the 70s today. >> remember how yesterday we were saying it's so nice. can you believe how nice it's warmer today? >> and the last couple more days. >> enjoy it. >> enjoy it while it lasts. because it is still march. and let's look what is going on. we have clear skies and hd towercam. just absolutely beautiful out there this afternoon. we have almost two hours before the sun goes down. go out and get outside and enjoy it. 74 is your temperature. 45 is the dew point your humidity 35%. wind out of the south, southwest at 6-miles-per-hour that is a warm direction though the wind is not strong. that is helping to fuel all of these warm temperatures. here are the numbers. most of us in the mid-70s.
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75 in albemarle. 73 in shelby and 73 in lancaster. really warm temperatures but not just for today looks like a couple more days. and we have a temperature of 77 today. 76 on thursday. 75 on friday. all of these days it's really warm numbers into the weekend. better chance of rain comes in. especially saturday and sunday. late saturday into sunday. and temperatures still continue to stay in the 70s for a while. there is your forecast and more coming up. let's check traffic with tonya >> thank you. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. good news as we check in on i-77 southbound woodlawn road all lanes are open an earlier accident i-77 south between nations ford and tyvola road. the traffic now is moving slowly. it will take sometime for the traffic to recover. and the backup back towards well beyond trade street. a lot of stop-and-go traffic.
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and brookshire, i-77 southbound. more than six miles of slow-moving traffic. traffic will take sometime to recover. and in center city two accidents on trade street one at poplar and the other at trait and caldwell. tryon is a great alternate route. back to you. >> not a good day for the traffic. thank you. the remake of the hit 1987 movie dirty dancing will film in north carolina this spring. right now the film looking for extras, dancers and cars from between 1950 and 1975. the production company will employ 900 extras from the state and it will film in asheville, hendersonville, cashiers. and >> and the original was shot partly in north carolina as well. that will be exciting. big going on this spring. >> a parent catches her child's school bus rolling through a stop sign. >> the next time it went through
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parent says children were onboard. >> the video shows a newhan over county school bus making a right turn but never stopping for the stop sign. the parent recorded it on four separate days. she does not want to be identified but other parents who saw it are upset. >> it is not safe for my kids to be on that bus. i rearranged my schedule and get them to and from school. >> and the school district says the driver will go in front of a safety review board which will determine if disciplinary action will be taken but seeing that video it's hard to imagine that some action would not be taken. >> one time maybe rolling is one thing but multiple times and cruising through it, too? and narrow road. >> neighborhood. just so containing rouse. a dad gets involved in a dangerous road-rage confrontation during the morning commute. >> once he got out of the vehicle, he had a machete.
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>> i'm maureen o'boyle, ahead to wbtv news at 5:00.
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sentenced after pleading guilty to having sex with a student. >> i feel this punishment is going to allow her to go out and do it again in a few years. >> you will hear from the victim's mother who says the punishment does not fit the crime. plus a local mom killed in a horrible crash while taking her children to school. tonight you will hear from those close to the victim and see how the community is coming together to support the family she leaves behind. those stories are ahead. right now wbtv first at 4:00 continues. >> campaign 2016 rolling back into our area. >> our alex giles has live video here for one of the latest campaign events going on today. >> that is correct. show you that video right now. ted cruz rally scheduled to begin in kannapolis at 5:00 p.m. that is at the central baptist church. if you are watching wbtv yesterday you know donald trump
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were in our area yesterday. we were told seating would be limited for the rally and it looks like it's packed. so if you know somebody headed out hopefully they are there or close to that rally. david whisenant tweeted out pictures looks like ted cruz is there. and early voting has started in north carolina and runs until saturday. >> when he speaks we will dip in for a few moments. >> we have top consumer headlines. starbucks recalling one of the breakfast sandwiches overlies tear yeah fears with sausage eg and cheddar cheese. listeria can sometimes be fatal. >> the oranges have had folks outraged. have you seen these? this photos shows packages of prepeeled oranges sitting in
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foods stores. after thousands of rants whole foods tweeted it was a mistake and pulled the product and the store promised to leave the oranges in their natural packaging. when i saw that i was like have we become that society? that you don't have the time or patience to peel an orange? >> like older than six, five? >> you should be good to go. >> we are in the app for everything society. >> i saw it as a mean on instagram account that is hilarious and i thought gosh and started seeing it everywhere. crab legs is one thing. you do not want to work for your food? but an orange? you cannot peel an orange? >> not to mention the plastic and the landfill implications. fung says it is in the mix to live stream nfl games. a facebook executive tells
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bidding to live stream thursday night football. amazon, verizon and others are reportedly interested in the package. if the nfl could sell something and make a little money? one more thing. >> wow. and facebook is paying in everything. >> where we are all going. >> that is what they say. >> who am i to argue? >> you are holding o o. >> i prefer television but whatever. >> here is tonya rivens. >> your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. what a mess we have more problems in south charlotte. pineville matthews two accidents one at mcmullen creek parkway and the other is close to pineville matthews highway 51 and johnston. and another accident on johnston. and also look at the buildup it's early for this to start on 485. we have a lot of congestion from rea road back towards south boulevard as if we needed more
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church road by south boulevard another accident. nations ford is a great alternate route and this is 485 by steele creek. a business si commute for the evening. back to you. >> thank you. every corner. in the area dealing with something. >> stay put if you do not have somewhere that you have to be. >> you can still see the traffic. let's talk weather beautiful picture sunshine and warm. >> you have to be stuck in traffic roll the win doughs down and sunroof it up. not a bad day to be outside. >> that is right. there is the bright side of it all. and if you do not have to be anywhere pull a chair outside and sit somewhere it is that nice. and your hd towercam beautiful blue skies outside. it is one nice afternoon. look at the numbers. 74 in charlotte. 74 in salisbury and statesvillement and 74 in hickory. in the south carolina chester 73 and 75 is your temperature
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on the satellite-radar, we have nothing in the radar department. not even too many clouds. a couple thin clouds especially on the highest elevations and moving into the southern mountains but other than that we are looking good. back to the west cannot say the same thing. across parts of louisiana and texas and arkansas and missouri they have thunderstorms and a tornado watch across parts of texas. and this is trying to come close to us. but it is not having much luck and it looks like it will be a couple days before it does make any progress. and here is our high pressure system in place offshore and we have clockwise flow so here is what is going on. we have the wind coming out of the south and throwing everything up and around that high pressure system. keeping it away from us. not just for tomorrow but also into your day on thursday and into friday. most of us still stay dry. and look at the rain back to the west and that does catch up with us.
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the time it does get here. and the forecast tomorrow early in the morning 55 . that is a mild wake up temperature. winds out of the southwest but 4-miles-per-hour. and through the day tomorrow, your morning time temperature 55 . and 9:00 a.m. 60 will be the temperature. your average high is 61 . the rest of the day we will be heading well into the mid-70s again. probably 77 for a high temperature. and it doesn't stop there. and next couple of days eric thomas has the forecast at 5:00 p.m. stick around for that. >> thank you. quick reminder the start of team no sugar round three technical day 31 we are going back-to-back. i look at the photo on the left and it's evident how life changing this journey has been that is the summer of 2012 but the following january that i started team no sugar now i went the nuclear route. i gave it up all.
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once you get through the first week it gets easierment and also if you slip it happens. get right back at it. don't throw in the towel on day three because krispy kreme was calling your name. get back at it. and remember you can do this. i invite you to join the movement and change your life. >> next, a road-rage crash on the way to school. we will hear from the man who says he and his son were threatened with a machete. >> and a shout-out to our facebook fan of the day. and hit the like button.
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>> road-rage on the drive to school. a father was hit by an angry driver and then threatened with a machete. >> this happened in richmond, virginia. calvin said hurdle followed him and confronted him but it turned dangerous. the man snapped a photo. you can see what appears to be a long knife. >> once he got out of the vehicle, he had a machete about two feet long waving it and stating he was going to kill me and my... son and he should have killed us back there on the road. >> you heard the bleeped out word. and police are investigating
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got a protective order. >> crazy stuff there. >> next on wbtv news... >> deputies going to serve warrants at this mobile homemade a frightening discovery. i will let you know what they found. >> plus we are digging into the criminal past of a man now charged in the 2012 murder of a charlotte mother and her unborn child. >> keep it here. wbtv news at 5:00 there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education.
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> right now an arrest in the 2012 murder of a charlotte mother and her unborn child. >> plus charlotte-mecklenburg police chief is defending his officers after a policemen was caught on camera hitting a suspect during an arrest interest and a local community devastated after a mother is killed in this terrible crash. >> i think of my own kids right now and i text them and i told them that i love them. and it's difficult. it's difficult. >> tonight we are live with reaction from those close to the mother as the community bands together to comfort her family. >> i'm paul cameron. >> i'm maureen o'boyle. breaking news two reported shootings in charlotte straight to alex giles live in the alert center with the details. >> maureen, two confirmed incidents by medic and police
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the first in the 400 block of grove drive where one person was shot and treated for life-threatening injuriesment and the other less than a mile away in the 5600 block of brookshire boulevard we have crews heading to the scenes. police say the scene on brookshire one person was shot and one has been detained. the shooting victim has been transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. more information of the incidents we will bring it to you. back to you. >> all right thank you. a community is heartbroken after a local mother is killed in a crash while taking her children to school. her two children were hurt in the crash but they are expected to be ok. and it happened on highway 150 at old mill road in lincoln county. pamela escobar spoke with one of helm's close friends is live outside the family's church. and such a difficult time for the entire community?
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and shocking. this church is going to have a special prayer service tonight at 6:30. it's hard for everyone to understand how a 32-year-old mom of two boys is gone. candace helm's minivan was struck head on tuesday morning. >> she was doing the normal mommy thing taking the kids to school. something that we many of us do everyday. and do not think twice about it. >> firefighters arrived to help but candace was dead. >> you never know. you never know what is going to happen when you ride down the road. split second your life can change. >> highway patrol says the minivan was truck by david boyd's red truck after he crossed the center line and sideswiped another vehicle. they continue to investigate. and served boyd with misdemeanor death by vehicle. >> it's emotional. we have a stress debriefing and one setup this afternoon for our members on the scene in case


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