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kannapolis looks good. southbound 77, mooresville, huntsersville in the green this morning. in the charlotte area, most of our majors continuing to in the green. northbound out of rock hill this morning, checking your drive time, 21 minutes, average speed is 64-miles-per-hour. here is a live look i-77 toward the rest area, volume still very light. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: state lawmakers will head to raleigh for a special session about a controversial ordinance in charlotte. it is estimated special session will cost taxpayers $42,000. wbtv's obtained a copy of the bill lawmakers are set to consider. mark davenport has more on the bill. >> reporter: this bill goes beyond the controversial clause allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify. it will be determined by what the gender is on the birth certificate.
discrimination, basedded on age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion and handicaps but sexual orientation is not at protected class. lastly the bill would prevent cities from setting their own minimum wage. officials and local officials differ on what they want going forward. >> you invalidate criminal trespass, indecent exposure, you can't have that. >> in the way that charleston and atlanta and orlando all cities this had those for years we want to be competitive. >> ordinance will tall effect on april 1st, the state may decide otherwise. reporting live, mark davenport, wbtv on your side. >> christine: mark, thank you. leaderses from across europe could meet this week to discuss terrorism and security in the wake of yesterday's deadly attacks in brussels.
ministers from the european union are planning a meeting. isis claimed responsibility for the attack at brussels airport and subway station. >> john: security is ramping out throughout europe. kristen miranda has the latest. >> kristen: you said isis claimed responsibility for the attacks in brussels they are also promising they are not over yet, warning of "dark days ahead in countries taking part in anti-isis coalitions" that is the word from isis. i wanted to show you a live picture from brussels on a very side of the screen, you saw him for a second, you saw an armed guard. this his the scene all over the city of brussels, the country of
cermetly following thoseedgefollowing the attacks. on new york city, this is the nypd's twitter page and they posted a video of officers getting in and checking around the subways in new york city. says go about your daily routine knowing the nypd is protecting nyc above ground and below. used hashtag it's what we do. security higher in major cities this across the world including here at home. back to you guy guys. >> john: stay with wbtv, we'll post any new updateses on wbtv.com and facebook and twitter. >> christine: ann clark wants bond referendum on the ballot in november. she presented a referendum yesterday, the board set a deadline of april top ask mecklenburg county commissioners
it would cover 29 projects including new schools, renovations and expansions. today is your last chance to weigh in on cms' 2017-2018 school calendar. a poll will close at 11:59 tonight. we have a link to the poll, go to the web extras section of our website at wbtv.com. >> john: thunderstormsauthorities in cabarrus county issued bonds for school construction, royal oaks elementary, mount pleasant middle and kannapolis middle. construct. schools start april 1st. >> christine: police in monroe arrest a man wanted for robbing a bank. investigators say this man caught on camera is 21-year-old dorian davis. being held in union county jail on $25,000 bond. >> john: a big celebration for
these 30 families live in home built by habitat for humanity. all 30 of them recently paid off the mortgages to those homes. they celebrated yesterday with the mortgage burning ceremony at the offices in south charlotte. >> christine: carolina panthers linebacker luke kuechly is going back to college, will visit unc charlotte for the 49er forum series. comes on the heels of about his month. his sling is about to come off. charlotte-mecklenburg school leaders are making sure kids don't use reading skills during summer vacation. they will visit winding springs elementary to launch the 2016 give five, read five campaign. books will be donated to students to practice their reading all summer long. want to show you what the commute is looking like, more
for you live each morning. i-77 at the state line, this area gets backed up in the morning but this early in the morning things are moving smoothly, traffic for the most part light. remember, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meteorologist al conklin. >> al: we have a pretty nice one, temperatures are mostly in the 40s and 50s, fairly mild compared to yesterday, look at this, this is from our good friend steve rankin saying there is the moon rise last evening over mcadenville, very pretty through the trees, meantime looking at clear skies, at allen elementary school in concord, we see the moon ready to set, bright sky. plenty of sunshine, little chance of rain. me linda dabs sent in a picture of her son kendall and his girlfriend.
spend time outdoors whenever they get a chance. you're our big catch of the day today, folks, i need your big catch picture, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. normal high is 65, i'm headed forwardfor 77. plenty of sunshine around today but that won't be the case going forward, when the next rain chance is and i have that in the seven day planner. >> christine: a sight you don't want to see as you leave work. the prank that is going viral
is trending. >> john: a young woman is celebrating her graduation too hard. someone posted a picture of her jumping for joy. she jumped so hard she broke her foot ten minutes in the shoot. she had fun posing in a wheelchair and kicking back with a celebratory drink. they have more than two million views. how many abouthow about that. two radio hosts terrorized co-workers. [ screaming ] >> christine: they got their handses on what they claim the most realistic dinosaur, created this video called jurassic car park, they unleashed it on co-workerses who wanted to get
that was realistic looking. >> al: after you figure it out, okay, wait a minute. but at the initial, i could see why you would react that way. >> christine: we'll test it on you. >> al: i would probably laugh. that was good. hopefully your morning is not as eventful as that. temperatures up, up, up, 70s for so long, 70s and 80s and dipped down, now going back up and in fact 70s will stick around for a while to come. this is what i'm forecasting, starting today, 77 then 76, then 74, lower 70s over the weekend, but that is still above the average in the mid 60s. warm, high pressure, the same high back total west of us, gave us the northerly breezes kept us cool, that is moving offshore. southerly breezes will keep us on the mild side here. mild right now out in stallings, a breeze out there. you can see the flag and the
in the breezes. we had gusts up to 20-miles-per-hour this morning. currently in charlotte, 53 with wind sustained at 10-miles-per-hour. again there is not much of a wind chill factor. not with temperatures in the 50s. doesn't feel all that cold. couple pockets on the chilly side, boone at 33, 42 albermarle. most everybody else is in the upper 40s to low, middle 50s. 49 shelby, 50 hickory, 52 in hill. start off at 52, wind up at 77 this afternoon. all straight uphill, that is above average this time of the year year. there is the high. it will build offshore tomorrow, and that will allow for more moisture to come our way, eventually in advance of this system tomorrow morning, you see the showers and thunderstorms across the mid west, ohio valley, tennessee valley, that will push in our area. so our chances for rain go up late in the day in the evening hours.
the front is on top of us, rain is pushing away. then dry high pressure will build until for a couple days. rain chances go up and down. thursday and friday, no more than 20% chance of rain, in between about 80% chance while most of us are sleeping. then the high pressure build also in saturday and most of sunday we're dry, by late sunday and now into monday, we will see rain coming back in the picture. here is the forecast for today, 77, lots of sunshine, 76 tomorrow, slight chance of late thundershower, they will be gone early friday. saturday is dry as well, sunday we start dry but end with showers and those showers and thunderstorms will continue sunday night into monday, tuesday we dry out. again, very very mild conditions here for the next week or so. that is the forecast, quarter of 6:00, check in with chris, get
brought to you by toyota of north charlotte. north tryon at old concord, this is creating a partial lane blockage. slow downs there along north tryon. a live look, i-77 northbound at the rest area, no problems, volume light, picking up heading inbound. major interstates like 77, 85, 485 in the green. a few slow downs albermarle and wt harris boulevard. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> john: are you ready for extreme sports action? new this morning, new details about the pitch to bring the x games to the charlotte area. >> christine: kristen miranda live in the alert center. what are you seeing now? >> kristen: working on several
presidentinclude latest onpresident obama and his. giving you first alert weather and traffic every seven minutes, welcome back to wbtv news this morning. >> christine: president obama is on another international trip this morning. >> john: for more on that get over to kristen miranda with new details just coming in the alert center. >> kristen: while everyone was sleeping, president obama arrived in argentina, this is the arrival with his family. just after midnight. that is a cute dress michelle obama is wearing getting off the plane this morning. this is the first visit, state visit by u.s. president in argentina since 1997. the president landing and will be welcomed later this morning by the president of argentina, they will meet, take questions from reporters and later a town
argentinans. back to you. >> christine: federal health regulate tores will add strongest warning labels to painkillers. >> john: stem an epidemic of abuse tied to vicodin and percocet. a boxed warning will be added to 200 opiod painkillers. a new book says david petraeus confided in many e-mailse-mails hecommitted something terrible and dishonorable by having an affair. revelations in a new book by jill kelly who complained to the f.b.i. northbound 2012 when an unknown person sent her harassing e-mails. her complaint triggered a criminal investigation that led agents to expose the affair. >> christine: fresh supplies rocketing toward the international space station. the cargo took off last night.
>> christine: the unmanned at lastlasv rocket is on the way. shawn manning has been fighting leukemia since last november but wanted to do something for his girlfriend victoria green. he asked staff at the hospital to help him plan a promposal, he credit also green with keeping his spirits high and he is battles his disease, you see the surprise on her face. the with the ask happened. very nice. good stuff. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. here is meteorologist al conklin. al: thanks a lot, christine. out there this morning as we approach the 6:00 hour, we're seeing a big bright moon across our area this morning. a full moon, the march moon, the worm moon, that is setting the sun will be up in 7:20 and we
i was watching the camera earlier, being buffeted. the air will be warm and very dry and concern about brush fires today. we'll keep an eye only that situation monitor it. 47 in rockingham, 42 in albermarle. 33 cold spot in boone, everybody else east of the mountains doing better, 50 morganton and hickory, closes to that in shelby, 54 in gastonia, 53 in charlotte. yesterday morning we were 33 in charlotte, a totally different day today. lots of sunshine, expected maybe one or or two high clouds late this afternoon, charlotte 77, jefferson 68, mid 70s morganton, overnight lows tonight, fairly mild, uple per 40s to low 50s, not bad, chances are you won't need the
by tomorrow we will look west toward rain chances, they will pick up top mop oh and talk about another rain chance that will likely impact our holiday weekend. we'll have the details many coulding up in a few minutes. the rim now seven minutes before the top of the hour, time for first alert traffic with chris. >> al: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north charlotte. taking a live look i-77 clanton road, volume just beginning to pick up a bit through center city. north and southbound traffic heavier right now. 77, 85 running in the green this morning. 485 around the perimeter, no problems. we're seeing slow downs along wt harris and albermarle right there at the intersection and up along north tryon street. a disabled vehicle, old concord at north tryon, that is also create back-ups and delays reported as one lane there blocked. checking the drive times, making injuring way up from rock hill, 21 minutes, 64-miles-per-hour. concord to center city, 18 minute commute, average speed is 65.
minutes, 66-miles-per-hour. that is a check of your wednesday morning traffic. christine. >> christine: we have a lot more to tell you in a brand new hour. you'll want to hear this. the story of this american teen hon survived the brussels attack after also surviving the boston bombing. >> john: breaking news, two gun stores in charlotte tar getted by criminals overnight. we're in contact with police as the search is underwear to find out who is doing this. you're watching wbtv news this
>> john: we begin with breaking news, police investigating possible burglaries at two gun stores in charlotte. we're on your side with the latest information from police. >> christine: a manhunt now comes to an end in brussels as officials are looking for that third suspect who was at large, we just got brand new details in the alert center moments ago from kristen miranda. >> kristen: breaking out of brussels this morning, that third suspect, that third man that police in brussels were looking for has been arrested, i'll have the latest details coming up from the alert center. >> john: learning more about the victims, several witnesses from the area and hearing from the families. good morning, welcome tom wbtv news this morning here on this wednesday, march 23rd, good to have you with us, i'm john carter. >> christine: i'm christine sperow. first get you caught up on the forecast here is meteorologist
>> al: not so cold, yesterday 33 at daybreak, today, closer to 50. worm moon is setting over charlotte. much gustied breeze. 52 the arboretum, 49 tega cay, colder in the mountains, 33 in boone. 48 in monroe. breezy and warm, up to 77 degrees in charlotte this afternoon, i'll break down the timing of the rain in the weekend and beyond in the seven day planner in a couple minutes. right now send it over to chris, first alert traffic, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic on wbtv news this morning. >> chris: first alert traffic sponsored by toyota of north wetted morning commute, if you're starting out from lake
average speed, 68 68-miles-per-hour. belmont, 485 in the green, most of the majors in charlotte looking good. we have seen slow downs wt harris and albermarle, also seeing back-ups building down around the arboretum area. north 77 out of rock hill running in the green, current drive time for rock hill in the center city, 21 minutes, average speed of 66-miles-per-hour. here is the live look, this is i-77 coming off the john belk on 77, no problems to speak of. that is a check of morning commute. christine, over to you. ful. >> christine: terror in brussels, isis claiming responsibility for the attacks in belgium. more than 30 people killed, 250 others hurt including americans.