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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 we continue our team coverage of the wet weather with news 13's lauren brigman... who is monitoring road conditions across buncombe county. she is now live from sweeten creek road near biltmore village. lauren, you are seeing water start to build on the roads there? 3
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3 donald trump wins big in the nevada caucuses. meanwhile, as reid binion reports, democratic contenders hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders talked with voters at a c-n-n town hall event in south carolina. 3 (trump) "now we're winning winning winning the country." donald trump rode to victory in the **nevada** caucuses tuesday....(trump) "we won with young, we won with old, we one with educated, we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated."but with trump highly favored even before results came in... ...the real fight was between ted cruz and marco rubio for second place.cruz, spinning his showing in nevada as progress...(ted cruz) "we are one step closer to turning the the pages on the failures on the obama-clinton disaster." rubio, touting his establishment-candidate identity as critical for a general election win.(rubio)) "i am a conservative that can unite this party."as the republicans watched the nevada returns.......democrats hit them on the issue of race at c-n-n's south carolina town hall.(sanders) "this birther
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donald trump and others - a racist effort to try to delegitimize the president of the united states."...bernie sanders, courting the minority vote ahead of the state's saturday primary....and also hitting rival hillary clinton over her paid speeches to wall street, demanding she release the transcriptsclinton -- saying she would... on one condition(hillary clinton/(d) presidential candidate) "sure, if everybody does it, and that includes the republicans. why is there one standard for me, and not for everybody else." i'm reid binion reporting. 3 3 3 h hpening today, closing arguments will begin in a transylvania county murder trial. prosecutors say richard o'shields killed toby mathis back in 2011 as an act of revenge. at the time, mathis was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of o'shields's son. yesterday, a forensic psychiatrist testified that because o'shields suffered a stroke after his son's death, along with p-t-s-d and alcoholism, there was little chance that he planned the murder. 3 "(when you walked in and saw him out of the corner of your
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you wanted to kill) i didn't intend to kill him, i only remember seeing his face." while it is possible that he did what the state has said, it is sort of unusual that someone with his psychiatric structure he would do that. in an exchange with the prosecutor, doctor corbin acknowledged that neither a stroke nor heart problems makes a person want to kill someone. 3 3 3 we are learning new details about the f-b-i's investigation into a possible hate crime at brevard high school. in november, a 20-year-old and two minors were charged with crimes related to ethnic intimidation. the alleged victim was black, and the suspects are white. over the last two weeks, f-b-i agents have been interviewing those involved with the situation, and are considering more charges. the transylvania county n-double-a-c-p president says agents told him the investigation began after an anonymous tip. 3 we feel that it should have been classified as a hate
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that it involved and all of the circumstances surrounding it. school officials say they are cooperating fully with the f-b-i. there is no timeline on when a decision could be made in the case. 3 3 3 we have an update this morning.. on a fugitive that was on the run. yesterday jonathan allen turned himself in after we featured him on last week's fugitive files. he was wanted in transylvania county for failure to appear. 3 3 this morning for fugitive files, we are teaming up with the haywood county sheriff's office. joining us is deputy gene williamson.. thanks for being here. who are we looking for? first we are looking for caleb bassett he is 27 years old... approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighs about 245 pounds. he is wanted for felony breaking and entering and larceny, felolo assault inflicting serious bodily injury, and misdemeanor injury to real property. next we are looking for tommy o'kelley jr. a 27 year old. he is 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighs about
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probation violation. finally we are trying to locate david lundy. a 51 year old male. he is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 185 pounds. he is wanted in on numerous counts of breaking into coin machines, as well as several charges of felony breaking and entering in buncombe county. if you see any of these fugitives, you can call anonymously. the number is (877) 92-crime again (877) 922-7463 thanks for being here. remember, you can also go to the "fugitive files" section of w-l-o-s dot com to see all of the suspects we've featured. 3 3 3 3 3 3 brevard police are searching for a missing man. 24-year-old matthew jenkins was last seen a week ago. he is known to visit asheville and knoxville. if you have any information ... call brevard police. 3 the search continues this morning for another missing man, this time from mcdowell county. deputies say reynaldo tapia was last seen in nebo in december. they hope showing his picture again will lead to information. 3 3
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kills a washington state couple. you can see all the debris scattered across the property. officials say there is nothing left of the home. the blast was so powerful it broke windows at a nearby elementary school. investigators are still looking into what caused the explosion. 3 witnesses say a female student, armed with two large knives tore through the hallways of an ontario high school, attacking at least eight people. police say six students and two staff members had to be taken to the hospital. luckily, their injuries are all considered "minor." the attacker is under arrest. 3 a story out of egypt would be laughable if it had not really happened: a three-year-old boy is apparently off the hook after being sentenced to life in prison last week. he was accused of various crimes committed during a protest in 20-14, when he was just 16 months old. authorities are acknowledging, it is a case of mistaken identity. 3 3
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3 coming up... the stand-off between apple and the fbi continues this morning. why some say they are backing apple. 3 and news 13 wants to hear from you so we can continue to tell relevant and meaningful stories. go to wlos dot com and click-on the "your voice" news survey to share your
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3 it's 5:xx. let's take a look at business headlines. stocks fell yesterday. the dow was down 188 points to end tuesday at 16-thousand-431. the nasdaq was down 67 points closing at 45-03. 3 3 protesters gather outside of 30 apple stores across the u-s. they are against a federal judge's order that apple help the f-b-i break into the i-phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. a california judge issued the order earlier this month. apple says it would be required to create new software that could put all customer security at risk. protesters want to show solidarity for apple's fight, saying the order would compromise their own privacy. 3 citibank must pay almost 11- million dollars in consumer refunds. it's part of a settlement over illegal debt sales and debt collection practices. according to the consumer financial protection bureau, the bank broke the law by selling credit card debt with inflated interest rates and failed to forward consumer payments promptly to debt buyers.
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figure at this year's new york toy fair which is meant to reflect the roughly 2 million stay-at-home dads. the figure is sporting jeans, a red flannel shirt, and a beard. it comes paired with a stroller and office-attired mom. lego says it is not responding to any demand from anyone, just looking to portray the world around us and listen to its customer baba. 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. a unique spieces of salamander lives right here in the mountains. find out the warning wildlife officials are putting out about them.
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and east tennessee. but, now, they are considered a "species of special concern." experts at the nature center say people can harm them just by going into cold streams and overturning large rocks. 3 be very very careful about picking up some rocks that are on the bottom because that could be a habitat, that could be a home for our hellbenders and once they're disturbed it's very hard for them to exist in a place where they don't have a home. hellbenders are important indicator of our environment, because experts say they only live in the healthiest waters. 3 3 3 3
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can expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. severe weather creates an unusal sight. coming up.. where these three watersprouts were
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>> holly: today, we are discussing the zika virus. >> jay: we have dr. jennifer
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for health and human services. let's talk about zika. what is it? >> it's a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. it's very important for people to know we don't have the seeca in north carolina and in the united states. there is an outbreak in the caribbean and south and central america. >> holly: we know there was a concern for pregnant women. talk to us about the concern and what is the threat? >> so, there have been a lot of reports, mainly coming out of brazil, that have seen that babies born who were infected with the zika virus have a serious birth defect called microcephaly, where the head does not grow as large as would be expected for a baby. that can lead to problems with, you know, mental development, long-term health consequences. and so, there has been a concern, but i have to say, there is no proof yet that the virus is the cause of this. they are actually just started studies to look for this.
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concern that this virus, as you said, transmitted by the mosquito, could be passed from person-to-person in certain circumstances, right? >> right. there have been some reports and one in the united states of sexual transmission of the virus from a man who was infected and then passed it on through sex to his partner. there have also been reports of blood transfusion, but we are still looking for the evidence to support that. >> holly: what are the symptoms? what do we need to watch out for? it could potentially get here. people are concerned. we need to be aware. >> right. so, most people actually don't have symptoms. only one out of five people who are infected two-page symptoms. the symptoms are usually mild. and they are fever, rash, red eyes, and joint pain. typically, they just last for a few days to a week. >> jay: so it corrects itself? >> yes. >> jay: a ma lair yeah--type thing ( ). >> there's no care for zika, there is for ma lair yeah. >> holly: that's the concern,
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>> there is no treatment. >> holly: if you have any
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her coming up. >> jay: welcome back, 5:57. a strong storm in new orleans creates an unusual site in weather phenomenon. >> holly: a local weather station caught three sprouts next to each other as storms passed through the area. >> ingrid: residents reported
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they saw debris flying through the air. >> jay: the weather service says thousands of people are in the path. >> ingrid: that's neat to see a tornado with a water base. we have a chance for severe weather today. right now we are seeing light rainfall, winds at 10 miles per hour and 48 degrees. a flooding threat, a high wind threat, and then snow, yeah, more snow this week. i will talk about the totals coming up in the next half hour. >> >> lauren: as the wind is picking up we are beginning to get reports of weather-related issues across our area.
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coming up in minutes. >> holly: the rain during the last 24 hours left neighborhoods in charlotte soak and even caused a tree to fall on the house. >> jay: this huge tree slammed onto the roof while a family with three children was inside. i went through the attic. thankfully, no one was hurt. >> >> holly: the same storm system brought tornadoes to parts of the south and is causing our rain here. right now we are under a flash flood watch until 6:00 tonight. >> jay: we have live team coverage to make sure you know what's happening before you head out the door. let's talk to ingrid allstaedt who is tracking the storm. ingrid? >> ingrid: we have satellite radar, we have seen constant rain across many portions of the region. already seeing more than three
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and the rain continues to fall. flash flood watch until 6:00 today for the entire viewing area including in asheville, all the way down to greenwood in the upstate. but, coming up in my full forecast, we will talk about not only how much more rain will fall, but how much snow will fall and the coming days. back over to you. >> holly: we continue our live team coverage of the flooding concerns this morning with a look at the road conditions. >> jay: news 13's lauren brigman joins us live along sweeten creek road near biltmore village. lauren, drivers can expect to encounter water on the roadway there? >> lauren: definitely. we are seeing the rain continue here in asheville. take a look behind me, i will take a step out of the way. we have a car coming through. this is, to give you an idea of what you're going to encounter on the morning commute, you can see the standing water along the roadway there, but it's actually beginning to go across the road there. so, hydroplaning, of course, is a big concern when we have the rain continuing to fall, flash flooding events possible, of course.

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