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the cmpd north division. walk us through what the family says happened. >> well, obviously the moment is scary as you said. there was gunplay involved. and there were four people that barged into through the back door of the home. two carrying guns it happened in hyde park at 1:00 p.m. in broad daylight. and the damage is easy to see. the suspect's kicked in the back door and once they got in they made off with electronics. computers, flat screen television those were the most visible things taken. and they got away with cash and a safe. again, the scary part is that it happened in the middle of the day. and we spent part of the afternoon talking to police new coming your way tonight at 6:00 p.m. you will learn why some people say this is a very rare occurrence in the hyde park community because police say normally it is a safe place. see you then.
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division steve crump wbtv on your side. >> thank you. >> a south carolina man accused of shooting and killing a teenager will not be charged. a federal grand jury has decided not to indict jimmie matt. deputies say he shot 17-year-old bran independent spencer after he caught spencer trying to steal his truck. previously they said spencer was running away. the community comes together in hickory to remember the people mcdonald's. they were shot at the fast food restaurant on highway 21. they died from their injuries. mountain grove baptist church will hold a candlelight vigil 7:00 p.m. tonight. eric yount is the suspect in the case. >> we have been talking about the weather in the southeast and alex giles is live in the alert center with an update. >> we are starting to see wild images from around the country.
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and you can tell there's evacuations in one part of the country. this is clarksdale, mississippi, more than 100 homes being evacuated because water overflowed out of a river. and houses are covered in water. and boats have been brought in to help get people out of that mess. look she is up to her knees. and reports that a school board office is under three-four feet of water. serious rain going on down there guys. >> and it is headed our way. alex giles thank you. witnesses are recalling the moment a man fell from a balcony overlooking myrtle beach on south ocean boulevard. people heard a thump and saw the man laying facedown. >> i was laying on the beach and i heard a noise and one of the lifeguards said call 9-1-1. >> tried to lift his head up and layed down and that is all i seen. >> police are investigating what
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there was foul play. >> campaign 2016 now. does donald trump have another side? that is what dr. ben carson claimed as he made his endorsement. carson says he was able to get over trump's attacks against him because he is gotten to know the other donald trump. >> there are two different donald trumps. there's the one that you see on the stage. and there's the one who is very cerebral. >> it is an honor to have ben as a friend and i appreciate the endorsement ben, thank you. >> well, it may have been the more cerebral trump. there were fewer personal attacks in last night's debate. north carolina weighs in on tuesday. >> and watching some of the national news today the headlines were issues not insults. >> it was different for sure. >> we are heading into the weekend with temperatures close to 80 . >> another warm day but a chance
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lyndsay tapases is tracking that in the first alert weather center. >> chance for rain and cooler temperatures, too. although we have been well into the 70s today reaching 80 a week has been unseasonally warm. and we are going to cool off into the weekend as we watch the rain chances come up. 79 in charlotte right now. we have cloud cover out there but that did not stop the temperatures one bit. most of you running into the mid-70s and boone just a couple degrees shy of that 70 mark right now. future-cast temperatures, 6:00 p.m. we are well into the mid-70s with that sunset a few minutes before 6:30 this ex. and once the sun goes down it's comfortable through 8:00 p.m. 72. midnight we are in the mid-60s and tomorrow morning we'll start in the low 60s. it starts mild as far as morning temperatures are concerned. and then tomorrow afternoon that will be in the low 70s north of the city you will hold in the
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not as warm for the saturday temperatures. we'll show you what the future radar looks like with future-cast to talk about the shower chances coming up as part of your seven-day first-alert forecast. >> thank you. police are investigating after they found an overturned car abandoned. this happened at 2:30 on dalton avenue. when police arrived no one was in the vehicle. >> let's update the commute tonya rivens keeping watch for us in the first alert traffic center. >> hey, let's head to north mecklenburg. your first alert traffic is sponsored by people's bank. we have an accident by griffith street i-77 southbound in davidson flashing lights on the side of the road traffic is getting past is easily but we have congestion building behind it. old statesville known as 115 is a great alternate route. and notice the volume starting to build back into iredell county. at least three miles of stop-and-go traffic. northbound we have a similar
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a little bit of stop-and-go traffic by 485 and i-77. and a look at that area, the red indicating slow-moving traffic. and the drive time 77 southbound from mayorsville 150 to 277 about 80 minutes. back to you. >> thank you. >> a new report says charlotte is one of the most expensive cities in the country looking to rent an apartment. >> but the construction on new complexes has not slowed down.
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continue t eye on development rising rent prices are putting the squeeze on families. new numbers out are highlighting the problem. ely portillo joins us for his visit he is writing about it this week. let's start with the basics. you were able to dig up figures comparing prices to a few years ago. >> the average rent in charlotte is now $1011 for an apartment up from $938 a year ago. that is almost an 8% increase in one year. but if you look back further over the last five years, the average rent in charlotte has gone up almost 40%.
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look back to where we were in 2011. >> and the pricing folks out. we have been building like crazy watching the video here why hasn't the increase in supply brought the prices down. >> two reasons. we are building a ton of new apartments more than before in the city at one time. but most are high-end, luxury apartments and close neighborhoods near uptown near the light-rail. desirable. and a lot of them are simply just one and two bedrooms at the most not suitable for families so there is not any apartment stock created that is affordable for families and people who are working and not in the higher income brackets. >> how worried are people who advocate for affordable housing? >> very worried. there is an event that drew 300 people to talk about the housing shortfall and we need 34,000
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for people not making high income in this community and we are not getting close to that it will be in the paper this weekend. >> you can see it on or sunday's newspaper. >> have a great weekend. >> a touching moment at a north carolina chick-fil-a a deaf woman gets to place her order for the first time. we will hear from the mother how much that means to their there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all.
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paul cameron. >> not being able to see my peanut butter girl again. >> a mother talks about the moment a stranger tried to take her daughter. and reaction to video showing the man trying to lure another child an hour before that. and a security guard shot near a local university we are hearing from neighbors as police try to find the person responsible. right now back to the anchor desk with jamie and molly. >> thank you. and we are going to go into the alert center where alex giles is following an oil spill in corpious? >> -- cornelius? >> yes, a fuel spill what mecklenberg county firefighters tell us.
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and firefighters are getting to that area off spring win drive in cornelius. fuel spilled into part of lake norman. not sure of the source of the spill. we pass along new information to you. sky3 is on the way right now. back to you. >> thank you. and again a fuel spill in cornelius. we are on the way. first at 4:00 placing your order at chick-fil-a may not seem like a big deal but life changing for a girl. >> it was the first time she ever placed an order because she is deaf. cynthia walker has been hearing impaired since birth and her mother found out about a cashier who knew sign language and knew she had to take her daughter there. she was overjoyed when the cashier responded. >> if you notice in the video she looked at me like is this working? am i really doing this? so she really enjoyed doing that and she is looking forward to
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the employee has two deaf family members which prompted her to learn sign language. little things sometimes in life neat. headlines. diapers are a must have baby item but they can be expensive why the white house is launching an initiative to make diapers families. programs. this new program launches at the end of next month and it is such a big cost for any family with a baby. >> the box office may be coming to your living room. variety says the screening room may soon allow to you watch movies at home on the same day it hits theaters. going to cost $50 purviewing and the device would cost $150. to start it up. but $50 past that for each movie but if like in my case taking four kids to a movie?
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>> more than $50. >> easy. movies have gone up. >> and especially if that price does drop once things always do what is the incentive to go to the theater. i bet hollywood is not thrilled? >> because the popcorn and sodas that is where they make their money. >> interesting. let's talk traffic and it's friday meaning it's crowded out there. tonya rivens is tracking it all in the first alert traffic center. >> and it is. looks like 485 and 277 is moving along without accidents at the moment. we are checking on wilkinson boulevard on i-77 southbound by the john belk and typically we have slow-moving traffic. it does not look bad. we have a problem on wilkinson boulevard and donald ross. an accident. congestion as a result of this as well. a peek on i-77 southbound. really not as bad leaving morehead towards remount road and clanton road and check in around the area. west of the city and see what is
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the state line. gaston and mecklenberg county. a little bit of stop-and-go traffic which is i anice look for our commuters. and also i invite you to join me for sunday morning soul inspiration on v101.9. back to you. >> thank you. >> i imagine people want to have dinner outside tonight and fire up the grill. >> is that what you are doing? >> thinking about t looking at the temperatures why not? >> lyndsay tapases is tracking it all and is live in the first alert weather center. >> i've forgotten that it's early march because it's feeling like the later part of may. 79 in charlotte. and we are almost at the 5:00 p.m. hour. warm considering that we are still into the early evening now. it was a touch more humid today. dew points in the mid-50s and
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reach that 60 threshold for dew humid. tomorrow you may notice a touch of humidity, too. cloud cover but nothing showing up as far as the radar is concerned. it looks like we will stay dry through the night. but tomorrow, we have a weak back door cool front coming in. so the forcing from that combined with the increase in humidity may be enough to touch off showers for saturday. we are not talking about a lot and not talking about a wash-out. if you have outdoor plans you will have dry periods. this is 8:00 and small scattering of showers and the coverage is 30%. so as far as that is concerned, a lot of you will get through the day dry but it will be an outside possibility late afternoon and evening. this is 5:00 p.m. and more so tomorrow night. we will dry out before more rain moves in as we head and rain this time moves in throughout the day on sunday.
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looking wetter as far as that is concerned. temperature-wise, not as warm as today and we will be running above average not reaching 80 tomorrow. boone about 62. and the foothills you will be in the upper 60s. help nor taylorsville 69. and charlotte cutting things back into the low 70s. but there is going to be a sharp cutoff with the temperatures depending where that frontlines up. some of you in south carolina upstate could be well into the 70s once again for tomorrow. with the clouds and that shower chance ahead and our shower chances higher into sunday. we are not talking about much for saturday rainfall amounts. eric thomas with your complete seven-day first-alert forecast for you straight ahead at 5:00 p.m. >> all right thank you. we are on your side with an important programming note.
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tonight from 7-11:30 tonight. we have posted a list on >> next here at 4:00 p.m. two boys have been best friends for years and now their bond is stronger. how one saved his friend's life. >> tyler is our facebook fan of the day. go to and hit the like button. >> as we head to break here is a check on today's stock report. [ ]
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on wbtv news is sponsored by... an elementary school student in south carolina is credited with saving his best friend's life. >> the fifth grader leaped into action when his friend started choking in the cafeteria. kristen miranda shows us how their friendship is stronger now. >> spencer and quinn are fifth grade students at boiling springs school. they have been best friends
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they play sports together go to class together and sit together at lunch. >> he was right there. >> one day during lunch quinn took a bite of a chip and had trouble breathing. >> i start choking and turning blue and everything and the kid didn't know what to do and he got scared panic. >> when his best friend spencer came to the rescue. he performed the heimlich without hesitation. >> i was nervous and scared because i was like i need to save his boy's life because he is my friend and i don't want him to die because i did not do anything. >> he saw his life flash before his eyes. >> everything started getting blurry and i could not see. once it came out i started getting my vision back. >> spencer learned through a class where his mom is a licensed cpr training professional. >> i'm very, very proud of him
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>> expectser has been awarded a certificate for his heroic acts. now the friends can spend another day in school and new adventures down the road. kristen miranda wbtv on your side. >> that is the cutest shot. >> the buddies arm and arm. and acting it out. and he did the heimlich maneuver. >> how cool that he learned that. that is so important for your kids. >> as young as fifth grade. next here on wbtv news at 5:00, hear from a man who says his girlfriend found a bloodied stranger on his doorstep and why he thinks it's connected to violence in charlotte. >> and more about the person who stole an ambulance and took it for a joyride last night.
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>> announcer: wbtv on your side. wbtv news starts right now. >> local neighborhoods on alert after young girls say a man tried to lure them. >> he is on the prowl he is not going to stop until he gets somebody. >> one mother says her daughter was a target. >> and we are on your sidetracking the chance of rain even thunder this weekend. >> and yet another shooting in charlotte this time near a university leaving a security guard injured.
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gunman we are hearing from a homeowner near the crime scene about a startling discovery on his porch. good afternoon to have you here i'm maureen o'boyle. >> i'm paul cameron. charlotte-mecklenburg police looking for whoever shot and carjacked a security guard near johnson c. smith university. the guard says the shooter flagged him down on roslyn avenue and stole his camry. we are hearing from a homeowner that the security guard banged on his door to get help. pamela escobar is live. how is this victim tonight the security guard? >> well, paul, police tell us the victim is still in the hospital and that he is a security guard. now, according to the police report, the shooter got away with his car and a gun inside of it. >> like he came up and maybe he was coming back down. >> germaine thompson says his strewn is covered with blood after someone came knocking on his door.
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that woke up she was getting ready for work. and she heard like knocking on the door. and i guess the guy who was shot was at the door. and she did not answer it. she cracked the door. >> thompson told her not to open the door to the stranger. >> she did crack the door and there was a guy that was hurt. and as you can see there's blood all over the steps. >> that man did find help and was taken to the hospital. cmpd found the security guard on rozzelles ferry road. he told officers he was shot in by a man who flagged him down. the victim claims he stopped for the shooter was shot and his car was stolen. police are investigating the case. they are looking for the shooter and say they are looking for a silver 2015 toyota corolla. thompson does not know anyone involved. >> i have no idea but it makes me want to move out of the


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