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the north carolina utilities commission must make a decision on duke's new asheville power plant proposal in less than two weeks. >> larry: but the commission has a problem with part of that plan. news 13's aaron adelson joins us live near the lake julian power plant. aaron, what does the staff recommend? >> aaron: this staff report came out and recommends the commission not approve a back up unit now, which in six years duke could build. since 1964, duke's coal power plant has served western north carolina. by 2020, duke plans to replace this plant with a natural gas plant. duke's application asked permission now for the ability to build a back-up third unit in the future. >> we're going to keep the lights on up if there in asheville. >> we think it's a good step in the right direction. we're glad they're looking at duke energy's application with a
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>> aaron: mountain true had an expert review duke's confirmation and the non-profit filed an affidavit to the commission. they question the whole project's necessity. >> the peaking unit is unnecessary. and not only that but the base units are also too big, too expensive and unjustified. >> aaron: duke projects this areas energy need to grow 7% in the next decade. the new plant with the new third unit would produce almost double the electricity. >> we would rather duke energy put money in energy efficiency and avoiding the need for more capacity. >> aaron: saying no now allows time for technological advances. >> it they're not given for the
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we'll cross that bridge at that time. >> aaron: the commission doesn't have to follow the staff's recommendation. the commission meets monday and duke says they'll be there to answer questions. >> darcel: an alert from hendersonville police tonight, raccoons are starting to show up in neighborhoods around the mountains but these aren't your normal type of raccoons. they appear drunk, wobbly, even friendly, pointing to signs they could be sick with distemper. justin hinton joins us live in hendersonville, justin, how many have the city caught? >> justin: there's been five. they've had to euthanize several others. the most recent, a few hours ago. cars, businesses and apparently raccoons.
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feet. they literally will walk up to people. they don't seem aggressive at all. to the point where they will walk up and people can touch them. >> justin: crews have been dispatched to five different sick raccoons. from king and first to williams street. >> maybe a six block area where we've had to put four of them down. >> justin: then there's the one that sits in a freezer in a box waiting to get tested for the disease. >> we had to double bag it. trash bag. put it in the box and drove over here. >> justin: here is the western animal disease diagnostic laboratory. michael brought the animal here after his mom called complaining about a raccoon displaying odd behaviors. >> came outside and said the raccoon was sitting watching my dog bark at it.
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come back as distemper. i'd hate to think that a rabies outbreak so close to home. >> justin: what should you do if you see raccoons displaying these symptoms? for one, tonight touch it and don't feed it. call local law enforcement. also, make sure your pets are up to date on vaccines because the disease can spread. >> larry: the trial of a transylvania county man accused of killing for revenge began today. richard o'shields is charged with first degree murder in the shooting of mathis. mathis was involved in the death of o'shields' son joey. he was unhappy that mathis was charged with unvoluntary manslaughter saying he got off light.
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the law in to his own hands. >> he acted as the judge, jury and executioner. endangering. >> richard o'shields fell to a perfect storm, a stroke, health problems, emotional problems, alcohol. a storm that led to tragic results. >> larry: two of mathis' friends who witnessed the shooting also testified about what they saw that night. >> darcel: an update tonight on the redistricting situation in north carolina. republicans want to push the primaries to june 7th if the u.s. supreme court fails to halt a lower court order preventing elections under the current boundaries. today a house committee approved rescheduling.
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all primary runoffs in 2016. meaning whoever gets the most votes will be declared the winner. the measure now heads to the senate. the deadline to register to vote in north carolina's primary is tomorrow. to register, you must be a resident of the county and have been at your current address for at least 30 days prior to the election. you must be at least 18 years old by the day of the next general election. and you cannot be serving a sentence for a felony conviction. for more information about registering, go to wlos.com and click on news links. >> larry: despite legislation passed last october, north carolina still has a ways to go when it comes to hemp. tonight at new mountain asheville, people discuss what it takes to legalize the growing of industrial hemp here in the mountains. news 13's jerrika insco joins us. jerrika, who all was there? >> jerrika: larry, lots of different people.
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experts from the states like kentucky who had been farming for years. they say that crop could improve farming in north carolina. before cultivation of it can begin, the nc industrial hemp association has to raise $200,000. that's to fund a commission to create applications for farmers so they can grow it legally. even before that happens, they're still tackling the stigma associated with hemp. >> it's just a crop like any other crop. that's the biggest thing. a big stigma about its cousin, you know, this is industrial hemp. this is nothing other than industrial hemp. >> jerrika: the industrial hemp association's goal is to get that commission funded before the general assembly here in north carolina goes back in to short session in april. darcel. >> darcel: award winning author
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he gave a lecture focusing on public events. he's written novels that have been translated in to more than 40 language. there was a call for his death after his novel "the satanic versus" almost 30 years ago. >> larry: the town of canton has lifted mandatory water restrictions. they were imposed on monday after high demand lowered water levels in a reservoir. town officials say the reservoir is back up to an acceptable level. >> darcel: intense video tonight of a helicopter crash. what we've learned about those other board. i've always struggled with my weight from 13 on. and this is my heaviest that i've ever been. >> larry: a new procedure to lose weight with promising results and no surgery. coming up, how it works and the
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>> zack: no complaints with the weather today. clear skies are going to finish off our work week. 55 degrees is where we tapped out today in asheville. dry conditions stick around as we make our way in to the weekend. warmer temperature still.
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you're watching news 13 with darcel grimes, larry blunt, chief meteorologist jason boyer, and sports with stan pamfilis. >> darcel: authorities are on the scene of a deadly plane crash in union county southeast of charlotte. investigators say a single engine plane crashed just before seven tonight killing the pilot. he's been identified as james
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he reported engine problems before the plane went down. if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would haveve only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> larry: well donald trump not happy with pope francis after the pope suggested trump's not a christian because he wants to build a wall between the u.s. and mexico. trump said he thinks pope francis' remarks are unfortunate and that he is a christian. well it is the newest weight loss without surgery. >> darcel: a procedure that uses a pair of balloons that can help
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>> larry: news 13's jay siltzer shows us how it works and introduces us to a woman who hopes it will change her life. >> i have pretty much been on them all. >> reporter: as a firefighter, an emt, her life long battle of you might say. >> i've always struggled with my weight from 13 on and this is my heaviest that i've ever been and i'm very uncomfortable. >> reporter: so kristin turned to dr. curry. the reshape duo gastric balloon. it's two balloons connected together which are put in to the stomach through a simple procedure which does not require any incisions. >> and it basically occupies space in the patient's stomach so they get full earlier and are
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>> reporter: she allowed us to go in the procedure room with her to see how it works. the balloons are filled with a blue saline or water solution so if there's a leak or a problem, it can be easily tracked. >> the patients will feel full earlier definitely, mainly because the space that the balloon takes up in the stomach. so they're going to lose weight because their portion sizes will be smaller. >> reporter: that certainly has been true for chris ortman. he, too, opted for the balloon. he had the reshape for 55 days. and now? >> i've lost 35 pounds to date. >> reporter: this is chris now. he says at first he did feel the side effects of nausea and a drop of energy because you eat less. but not anymore. >> i actually don't even realize the balloon is there now.
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wife vicky have made serious diet and exercise changes. and those changes along with the reshape already are helping him meet@one of his goals. >> i've been able to get myself off of some of the medications i was taking. >> darcel: this procedure is usually about $6,000 to $9,000 and is not covered by medical insurance plans. in clinical trials which led to approval, the average patient lost two to three times more weight than those who just used diet and exercise alone. you do need to meet certain obesity criteria and additional risks include the risk of rupture, migration of the balloon and a complaint of reflux after eating. >> larry: good luck to her. >> darcel: there's a chance for wet weather. >> larry: at least this time it will be just rain. >> zack: to start. there's a chance for a wintery mix. but that we'll keep to later portions of the forecast.
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right now asheville at 36 degrees. but the warmer weather and the sunshine certainly on the way for the work week. warmer temperatures still for the weekend. i'll let you know when that rain comes and who may need the umbrella. it's all coming up after the break. >> darcel: and later, incredible
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weather. >> zack: welcome back. some chilly temperatures to finish up our day. but warm. that is the topic of conversation and warmer temperatures are still going to be on the way as we head towards the weekend. they're all coming from the west as a rigid high pressure is still going to dominate. we're talaling about sunshine to finish up the week. cloud cover for saturdayment then that forecast is going to shift ever so slightly. we'll get to that in just a moment. 36 degrees right now in asheville. what you see is what you get because the wind is calm. winds sustained above 15 miles an hour. not going to be the case tonight. we're going to keep the calmer conditions around. for tomorrow and the sunshine, it's going to be back and in a big way. as i just mentioned, we're going to keep that high pressure around. but it's going to be diving
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high pressure has a clockwise rotation. and the second is that a low pressure system has a counter clockwise rotation. that's going to play a big part in moisture. when you do have that moisture from the high pressure and you start to see that southwesterly flow. that's going to bring in some of the cloud cover at first. staying dry on saturday. things startrt shifting as we make our way on sunday. not a whole lot of activity to be speaking of as we head overnight and to the end of our work week. we're going to keep that sunshine and blue skies around. watch what happens overnight bringing us in to saturday morning. you start to see that cloud cover. you start to see the wind vectors. wind speeds are going to be increasing. a bit of a breezier day on saturday.
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but it's the showers on sunday that might be a little more scattered. things are going to start ramping up with many areas seeing one to two inches of rain. there's the potential of a wintery mix on top of that. this is something we're certainly going to be monitoring as we make our way to the start of the week. enjoy the weekend temperatures. in terms of the outdoor plans, i think it's probably going to be saturday rather than sunday. overnight lows is going to be chilly once again. just below the freezing mark. you see andrews up at at 32 degrees. by tomorrow, 55 degrees. the sunshine going to be seen all across our region saturday and sunday. that's what everybody is looking forward to. rain, i think a little bit more so on sunday. monday through wednesday, that's the storm tracker we're certainly going to be monitoring. 40 degrees come wednesday
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>> darcel: incredible video tonight of a helicopter crash in hawaii. three people were hurt, one critically when their sightseeing helicopter crashed in to the water in pearl harbor.
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the copter fell to its side. >> larry: a driver was killed after his truck slammed in to a home. it happened in gaston cououty outside of charlotte. police say the driver of the car was speeding, hit a parked truck and crashed inside of the home. the woman her husband were not hurt. >> darcel: a man who tried to rob a walgreens in florida probably didn't happen to run in to a fighter. it happened. and it was caught in surveillance video. the suspect climbed over the counter and threatened to stab he held him there until police arrived. >> larry: conference title is on the line tonight here in the mountains.
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mountain tries for the steve: today is your lucky day. woman: (surprised) oh, my goodness mark: you've just won - a thousand dollars! woman: that's amazing! that's amazing! (shrieks) woman: ok, nice job. mark, way better than yesterday.
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steve: yeah? woman: i am still missing that raw emotion. woman: pretty awesome for a tuesday, but tomorrow is hump day, so let's really bring it! lucky for life. win a thousand dollars a day, every day, for life. >> stan: qualifiering races at daytona tonight. dale jr. on the 15th anniversary of his father's death at daytona did his father proud today. on lap 43, cole gets loose, spins out.
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the night. takes his fifth dual race. hamlin fifth. rookie chase elliot did well and finished sixth. kyle busch leading. jimmie johnson make a run. mc murray and johnson get in to it, bad air. look what happens. kenseth, a disaster. he won't be able to fix that car. mc murray wasn't touched, believe it or not. he was second. bush third. carl edwards forth. danica 7th. daytona 500 set for sunday at 1 o'clock. conference tournament finals tonight. top two seeds in both boys and girls. first the girls, smoky mountain against pisgah. smoky mountain looked like they
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in that third, smokey's caitlyn wood finds a wide open shay fisher. later in the third, it's haley o'neil. she'll miss the shot but watch her hustle. gets a rebound and finishes. in the fourth quarter, black bears wake up. braden lewis off the glass. brooklyn allen will lead the break. makes the great pass to maddie webb who lays it in. pisgah comes back. they stun smoky mountain 46-42 to take the crown. >> it feels amazing. like, i'm shaking right now because i'm so proud of my team. we were ready to play and we won that conference championship. >> we had to scream louder. fans were screaming louder. it was crazy. >> we definitely upped our intensity. we were determined not to let
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in the fourth quarter. >> stan: first quarter the mustangs trey trip knocks down the jumper. they're up two. later, north henderson's kyle decker. he drives the baseline and gets the friendly roll off the rim. a big night for smokey's damon ledford. >> larry: all right. winning forecast for us. >> zack: yeah. it's going to be a warmer day tomorrow. chilly start. we're going to be hovering around the freezing point. afternoon high back in to the 50s. 60s saturday and sunday. but rain showers could be seen for the second half of of the weekend. >> larry: love the temps, though. thank you for joining us. remember you could always check us out on wlos.com. >> darcel: jimmy kimmel is next
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thank you for watching. thank you for coming. very nice. that's very nice. somebody in the audience was doing a cheerleader move, which i appreciated. you never lose that, do you. oh, boy. i'm glad you're here. especially after what a mess it was last night. last night, those of you here know, last night the unthinkable happened. it rained. water came down. onto us. some of it got on my body. which was scary. when it rains in l.a. we don't know what too do with ourselves. it isn't a joke. i went to dinner after the show. first of all i forgot my phone. i left my phone at home require went to dinner from work. so i had no idea where i was going. even though the restaurant i was going to, i've been there probably five times. but i now rely so much on my phone to tell me where to go. the part of my brain that knows where things are has been erased.

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