tv News 13 at 430am ABC January 4, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST
3 good morning... 3 it's monday, january 4th. i'm holly headrick. and i'm jay siltzer good morning. 3 here is a look at current conditions across the region. your day planner shows temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7- day forecast for both the 3 3 3 3 3 president barack obama used his weekly address to announce a major new initiative. he says it is time to get serious about gun control. kim hutcherson has details. 3 deadly mass shootings seem to
be a regular occurance in america.and president obama has regularly called for tougher restrictions on guns. (pres. barack obama - no font necessary)"i've had to make statements like this too many times. communities have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.//white flash//once again, innocent people were killed because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."now, the president says he isn't waiting any longer. (pres. barack obama - no font necessary)"my new year's resolution is to move forward on our unfinished business as much as i can.//butted to.//that's especially true for one piece of unfinished business, that's our epidemic of gun violence."he'll be meeting with attorney general loretta lynch monday to discuss options for tightening gun laws.sources say the president is expected to take executive action..without congressional approval.....expa nding background checks - a move which has widespread public support.but some republican presidential candidates are already promising to reverse any action obama takes - if they win the presidency. (donald trump/republican presidential candidate)"so, he's going to sign another executive order having to do with the second amendment. having to do with guns. i will veto that. i will
un-sign that so fast. so fast." (chris christie/republican presidential candidate)"he knows that he can't get it through congress so he's just gonna try and do it by executive action as if he's king barack obama."(marco rubio/republican presidential candidate)"all these executive orders he's gonna come out with tomorrow that are gonna undermine our second amendment rights? on my first day in office, they're gone."i'm kim hutcherson reporting. 3 the president will join cnn's anderson cooper for an hour-long town hall meeting on gun control at george mason university this thursday at eight p-m eastern. he will also meet with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss options for tougher gun restrictions. 3 3 possible expanded background checks could affect gun shows. the land of the sky gun and knife show has been in asheville for 25 years. we spoke with manager mike kent. he says about 95 percent of gun sellers at shows have federal licenses... which requires them to perform background checks. but, he says the other 5 percent -- who do not have licenses -- are hobby dealers.... and not required to do background checks. ((stop)) 3 38:26-35most of these people are just like us. they do not want guns to fall in the wrong
hands. these people are not doing anything wrong because there's no federal law that says a man cannot sell his personal property. some licensed gun sellers say they have no problem with expanded background checks. they say it prevents potential buyers from gettinguns after they were already told "no" by a licensed dealer. 3 3 still no word this morning... on what caused an apartment fire in barnardsville. three people were transported to a burn center after yesterday morning's fire at "the rock bridge apartments." flames destroyed several units. people living there tell news 13 the landlord's son... made sure no one was left behind. 3 michelle huskins, resident it was a little after two and a loud knock on the sliding glass door woke us up, get out, fire, get out, fire. mark gantt, resident tristan was pounding on our door, he's the supers son and he was trying to get everybody out. he was telling us there was a fire, come out, come out. the names and conditions of the three victims have not been released.
3 3 investigators are also still trying to figure out what caused a fire at a duplex in candler. it started just after 11 a-m yesterday morning at the building on wilson road. firefighters say the people inside made it out safely. one unit was a total loss. another unit was significantly damaged. the red cross is assisting the displaced residents. 3 3 3 the woman accused of killing a wlos employee is scheduled to make a court appearance today. robin richardson is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of tim fry. investigators say richardson claims she shot fry because he assaulted her. richardson remains in jail 3 3 this week evangelist franklin graham will begin a 50 state tour. he says the goal is to encourage conservative christians to vote for candidates who uphold biblical principles. he says he will not endorce any candidates. reverend graham's first event is set for tuesday in des 3 3 a shooting death yesterday morning in charlotte becomes the queen city's first homicide of the year. shelton kimble is charged with
was found in a parking lot after he was shot. detectives say the men knew each other... and it was not a random act of violence. 3 3 a pastor in north carolina may have saved the lives of his congregation. pastor larry wright confronted a gunman in fayetteville during his sermon about gun violence. on new year's eve, a man walked into the church, carrying a rifle -- and a magazine of ammunition. wright says he walked up to the man and asked, "can i help you?" that is when the gunman asked the pastor to pray for him. ((stop)) 3 "when i told the congregation, it's ok, he wants prayer and i began to pray for him, and the power of god hit and he fell to his knees and began to cry and weep and he had his face on the ground." wright took the rifle and gave it to a deacon. police arrived during the dramatic incident and took the man into custody. officers say the man was voluntarily committed to a mental health facility. 3 3 a wake county man is in critical condition... after crashing his s-u-v into a house. investigators say he lost control... and ran into
the home in cary yesterday morning. the vehicle wound-up wedged in the crawl-space under the building. officials say no one was living in the home. 3 3 3 topping this morning's newsreel... the f-b-i is now taking the lead... monitoring the situation in oregon. armed militia members remain at a federal wildlife refuge this morning. the group seized control of the building on saturday to support two local ranchers charged with arson. those ranchers plan to report to a federal prisosotoday. the group also says the goal is to defend "the people" against oppressive and unconstitution al federal land management. we will have more on this story coming up in our next half hour. 3 3 a fire in bridgeport, connecticut claims the life of an 18-month-old girl. firefighters say they found her body under the crib in her bedroom. two other children and three adults were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. officials say the smoke-alarms had been disconnected. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 3 3 protests continue in iran... following saudi arabia's execution of a prominent shiite cleric. on saturday,
demonstrators threw fire bombs at the saudi embassy in tehran. the cleric was an outspoken critic of the saudi monarchy. there are fears his execution could fuel tensions across the region. 3 3 the newly-elected mayor of a town near mexico city is gunned down... just one-day after taking office. she was shot-and-killed in the doorway of her home over the weekend. police killed two of the alleged attackers and three others were arrested. she was sworn-in friday. government officials blame organized crime for her death. 3 3 the n-t-s-b releases images of the sunken cargo ship, el faro. it sank last october after getting caught in a hurricane on its way to san juan. it is considered the worst maritime disaster is nearly 50 years. all 33 mariners on board died. the n-t-s-b hopes to find the ship's "black box." that would contain more information on 3 3 a woman in istanbul has spent the last 12 years rescuing hundreds of dogs. ...specifically golden retrievers unable to find homes and new owners. luckily,
there's a silver lining for some of the animals. many of them are shipped from istanbul, turkey to "adopt a golden atlanta," in georgia. all these dogs were once abandoned on the streets of istanbul . after seeing the conditions of the shelters she dedicated her life to saving domesticated animals. 3 "i left the, the shelter crying then i went again then i went again then i cried and i said crying is not enough someone has to do something. then i started to volunteer in shelters. " so far "adopt a golden atlanta" has taken in 123 golden retrievers from istanbul... they call them turkey dogs. 3 3 3 3 singer chris brown is making headlines this morning. the reason police are now inveveigating him after a night out.
3 in this morning's the buzz, the las vegas metro police are investigating chris brown. a woman claims he hit her and took her phone when she tried to take a photo of him the victim was not seriously hurt. police say they have not yet gotten in touch with brown to get his side of the story. brown's spoksman did not respond to a request for comment. 3 tommy lee gave quite the performrmce in los angeles last night. the motley crue band member got stuck drumming upside down during his rollercoaster stunt. he took it like a pro..still drumming
him out. it lasted only a minute until his crew fixed the problem. 3 fans are saying goodbye to p-b-s' hit show downton abbey. the hugely popular british t-v series started its sixth-and final season last night. in case you don't watch the show...it's a period piece from the early 20-th century featuring british aristocrats, their extended family and servants. the executive producer says no one knows why the show was so successful. 3 star wars: the force awakens is still dominating the box office. the latest installment of the legendary franchise brought in more than 88- million dollars over the weekend. "the force awakens" has already earned a little more than 740-million dollars since its release. that's about 20-million less than avatar.......which currently is the largest domestic film
jay, justin bieber has a new flame? selena gomez who? you would not tell by the picture that justin bieber is still heartbroken over his break-up with selena gomez. he and hailey baldwin hooked up over the weekend. according to t- m-z, they have been in saint barts. they are clearly not hiding their relationship when this photo was snapped of the couple locking lips at a fancy new year's eve party. britney spears had quite the night at planet hollywood in las vegas. the superstar got stuck in a trtr during her performance on saturday night. she was in a harness...which was supposed to send her soaring over the crowd...but failed, leaving her stranded atop a tree. but this is not the first time the "baby one more time" singer has had a mishap. a while back, her body-suit came undone. and miley 3 cyrus is bringing in the new year with a new beau. she and liam hemsworth celebrated the new year together in australia. miley and liam arrived together for lunch. they were with a group of people including liam's brother chris hemsworth...better known as
3 this was the carolina panthers... just minutes after winning against the buccaneers last night. the players smiled for the camera, pointing out "they are number one." that's because last night's win made them the number one seed in the n-f-c. they finished the regular season 15 to one. 3 3 good morning... it's monday, january 4th. i'm holly
good morning. 3 here is a look at current conditions across the region. your day planner shows temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7- day forecast for both the mountains and upstate. 3 3 3 3 3 now the latest on a militia standoff in oregon. armed protesters -- angry at the federal government-- have seized control of a national wildlife refuge. it's the latest flashpoint for anti- government sentiment. megan hughes has details. 3 (nats up protestors)armed militia members man a guard