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Raw, icy and snowy night

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron in the WBTV Newsroom on a wet, raw, possibly icy and snowy night in the Carolinas. 

We're checking with Eric Thomas about how difficult this winter storm will be to deal with come morning. Eric also says once past the freeze, there is a warmer light at the end of the tunnel.

Someone is stealing people's mail and packages in Plaza-Midwood. There have been 15 reports recently and police are warning residents to keep an eye on your deliveries.

A judge is taking a tough stance against Duke Energy-- ordering the energy giant to clean up water pollution at every coal ash dump in the state. We sent David Spunt to Rutherford County where people who live near one of these sites are concerned about their water quality.

Convicted killer Justin Hurd had his life spared by a jury. He'll get three life sentences instead of death for murdering three people in what prosecutor's described as a drug deal hit. Reporter Pamela Escobar is digging into why the jury chose life.

Please join Molly Grantham, Eric Thomas, Delano Little and me for WBTV News at 11:00 in just a few!

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