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abc 11 eyewitness news as 6:00 starts right national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]. caitlin: a major shake-up ahead of the north carolina primary. the late decision from the u.s. a funeral mass for justice antonin scalia. caitlin: and tropical cyclone winston making land fall. it's packing winds of 180 miles miles per hour. that's the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane and only expected to get stronger too. the winds and heavy rain could spell disaster for the countries with low-lying regions. those are some of the stories we're following though. right now, we want to say good morning on saturday, february 20, i'm caitlin knute.
and all the news of the day are ahead. but first, let's check in with meteorologist steve stewart. steve: hey, guys. been waiting for this weekend. caitlin: it's a nice weekend, and i have a cold. sorry if i sound a little bit stuffy. steve: i tell you, i think a lot of cloud cover and temperatures are so mild. t-shirts. not only today but tomorrow as well. let's get right to it. temperatures in the low 40s. typically in the mid-30s. a little bit milder, 45 in roxboro, 39 in sanford, 44, fayetteville. we're going to see clouds throughout the day, a little thicker cloud deck later in the day. but regardless, temperatures on our model, lower 60s, going for a spike between 2:00 and 4:00 getting around 65. the normal high, 56.
next week cooler and some rain. anthony: the supreme court affecting our primary election, won't stop an order forcing lawmakers to draw a new congressional map. caitlin: that means congressional elections will happen in june. heather waliga tells us what that means for voters. heather: newly drawn congressional maps could stay the change. even though democrats complain it puts republicans at an advantage. advantage. >> they know the map they've drawn is designed to produce democrats in a county of republicans. heather: republican representative david lewis was among those in charge of drawing the new maps. >> i think electing republicans is better than electing democrats, so i drew this map in a way to help foster what i think is better for the country. heather: he and other
considering race at all this time around. republicans maintain they're following court order. >> i believe we complied with the letter and the spirit of the court decision. heather: voters will now cast their ballots on two separate dates. the state board of elections now scrambling to figure out how to minimize confusion at the polls. >> i think we set ourselves up to fail. caitlin: and that was heather waliga with that report. the supreme court's decision means house primary elections will now take place on june 7th. the presidential primaries will still go on with its plans. anthony: and a shooting that hurt an 18 month old boy, deputies have charged marian ramey. he was shot inside a home day care on great bend drive tuesday afternoon. the boy went to the hospital for treatment and has been released and sent home. the child was not the target and the shooting does not appear to
caitlin: people have turned out to pay their final respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. if you look behind me, you can see long lines outside of the great hall. today, a funeral mass will be held. president barack obama and his wife michelle visited scalia's casket yesterday. however, they will not attend the funeral today and that's drawing criticism from republicans. the white house says it's a respectful arrangement given the president's large security detail. however, vice president joe biden will attend. the president carried out a binder of background information on several potential candidates, detailing their professional careers, records and experience. governor mccrory paid respect to justice scalia yesterday. he tweeted out this yesterday.
polls for the republican primary and democratic caucuses in nevada. in south carolina, donald trump appears to hold a commanding lead. but the victory would prove a painful blow to ted cruz whose consistent focus on christian values and southern roots are expected to give him an edge. caitlin: the red cross helped two people this morning after a house fire. we'll have details coming off. this is just off university drive. the crews say the fire started in the basement and it was contained there but there was smoke damage to the upper two levels. so far, no injuries being reported. anthony: developing this morning, rocky mount police looking for a shooter who injured a 13-year-old girl. police say that teen was inside her home when she was hit by a bullet on thursday night. investigators say two groups of people got into an argument outside the home when bullets started flying. an eyewitness says the teen was shot in her side.
greenville and is expected to recover. in durham county, a drive-by shooting that injured this morning woman, dorothy holloway was in her home when a drive-by shooting occurred. her leg had to be amputeatedamputated. caitlin: straight ahead on eyewitness news, we'll tell up trying to give access to the san bernardino shooters' phones. anthony: and a back lash. how her super bowl performance could affect her upcoming tour. steve: you know, i'll tell you what. it's going to be a great weekend to get out and do anything you want to do outdoors, no jackets required.
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steve: welcome back, everybody. good morning to you. looking pretty good outside. temperatures nice and mild. a few high clouds overhead. 46 degrees. look at the breeze at times, 14 miles an hour, generally 5-10 mile an hour breeze with a breeze coming out of the southwest. sanford at 49 degrees so starting well above average and
through lunch time warming quickly, i think by mid-day today all the way to 61. the normal high, 56, we'll beat that by a few degrees today. see the satellite showing the clouds coming in. not rain producers, just some clouds around. unc in action, big game, tip-off at 1:00. if you're lucky enough to have tickets before the game, tailgating, should be fine. temperatures in the lower 60s should be fine out there today. warm weekend for us, even warmer tomorrow, and temperatures start to go back down, next week cooler, minor fluctuations day-to-day. tuesday, the highest probability of getting rain. had a chance to go out to spring valley elementary last week. didn't get a chance to talk about it last weekend because of all the active weather we had. these are the fifth graders. good bunch of kids, asked a lot of questions, had a good time. i want to thank those kids for having me out.
good, no major delays. anthony: thank you, steve. the beyonce backlash super bowl half time show which offended some people could affect her upcoming show in raleigh. caitlin: alenna athens explains. [music] >> it was a super bowl performance that dazzled some and enraged others. beyonce saluted the black pantherses as she sacheted across the stage with a fleet of back-up dancers donning boots and berets. unions in miami, and other places are threatening boycotting working at her shows. the president of the police association board tells
all walks of life finds her stance deplorable. >> i agree. i am happy if they boycott it. >> beyonce is set to roll into raleigh may 3rd. people are still trying to get ahold of tickets to the tuesday night show. loyal fans known as the beehive are standing behind the song stress and her message. they call it freedom of speech. >> i think she made a political statement. i don't think it was the place, but i'm with her, but i agree with what she's saying. caitlin: that was abruptly cut off there, but you can see much more online if you'd like to. anthony: 6:12. the u.s. taking the fight to isis. ahead on eyewitness news, ramped up attacks in libya.
clea anthony: welcome back. 44 degrees at 16 past 6:00. these stories making headlines this morning. the u.s. supreme court refusing a lower court order to demand north carolina congressional orders to redraw a map. it comes down to the votes in south carolina in the ballots today, and the republican presidential primary is another test of donald trump's strength as a frontrunner. in the democratic caucuses, it's a test for hillary clinton and
racially diverse state. today is a pay-back day for some students in wake county. students on year-round tracks 1, 3 and 4 will head to school today to make up for monday's snow day. students on traditional calendars will have to make up the lost day on monday, april 25th. caitlin: new this morning, a possible compromise in the standoff with apple. software is too dangerous to create because it would threaten the privacy of millions of customers. new details about a u.s. air strike at an islamic state camp in libya. two staffers who had been held
believed to have been killed. libya's government has not confirmed that. fighting bombers confirmed it yesterday near the border. an operant was considered responsible for deadly attacks in tunisia last year. anthony: federal regulators say the agency is calling on the city to develop a comprehensive plan of action. the windy city, gusts up to 70 n chicago, even causing a wall to collapse on one of them. police closed downtown streets yesterday because of that debris
deck saying its elevators cannot operate in strong winds. at o'hare airport, 160 flights were canceled due to the high winds. caitlin: my parents live outside of the city in chicago suburbs, and they were expecting in the suburbs wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour yesterday. but they weren't going outside. it was nice there too. for them it was warm temperatures but they couldn't enjoy it. steve: couldn't get out there. out here, our temperatures will be really warm for a couple of days. take advantage, get out. a lot of clouds around, so when is the next active day? it's really going to be tuesday and wednesday. although, we could have a shower around monday. i think tuesday, the highest probability of getting heavier showers around. notice that deep moisture coming our way with a trough out to the west and notice another area of low pressure developing out here. that could bring more rain to the area on wednesday.
well to the north of us indicating this would be an all liquid event for us as we go into tuesday and wednesday. a nice weekend, a warm weekend for us. temperatures in the upper 60s. i put a slight chance of a shower in late in the day, especially our western counties as the front comes in. rain is coming, a 30% chance monday. i might put that down to 20%. more clouds on monday and a higher probability tuesday and wednesday of getting rain in here. a little bit cooler too. highs above average on tuesday going into next week. here comes the warmth on sunday. notice we start to cool down monday into tuesday and a little bit warmer again, a little bit of a break as we see temperatures spike briefly before coming down with cooler air as we round out your work week. meantime, live, terminal 2 at rdu, 46 degrees. a little breezy out there, winds coming in from the west at around 13 miles per hour. 40s across the board.
a lot warmer than this time yesterday, on average, 15-20 degrees warmer to start our day. it's 22 degrees warmer down there in southern pines, so good exercise weather this morning. we'll see those clouds passing on by. we'll call it variable and cloudy. 61 mid-day, as we get to the mid-60s later on this afternoon. and at times, we could be mostly cloudy, nice and warm and dry as we go throughout the day today. state is in action today if you're heading to the game at 3:00, clemson in town. 64 degrees before tailgating. should be fine. no jackets. even heading back to the car after the game, temperatures in the low 60s. plenty of clouds around today. as we go into the day tomorrow, variably cloudy skies. our western counties late in the day could get a light shower. this front swings on through with little fanfare, other than these clouds. i'll keep a shower chance in for monday.
we will cool back down and then we'll watch an area of low pressure developing along this frontal boundary arriving along the front. that means it will bring rain to this area on tuesday. and that particular setup is a winter-style storm but it will be too warm to bring anything other than liquid. slight chance of a shower in the mountains today. higher probability of rain tomorrow. if you're going skiing, i would say today is your best day to do that. obviously a big-time race tomorrow. daytonea 500. the great american race. no concerns whatsoever for the race in daytona, if you're lucky enough to go down there. numbers in the 60s today cloudy skies, warmer tonight, 40s for a low, southwest breeze continuing, mild overnight, warm day tomorrow, temperatures flirting with 70. a chance late in the day tomorrow, very slim on monday,
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>> in raleigh, amber rupinta, abc 11 eyewitness news. anthony: next week, state employees credit union branches will offer free help. there are state deadlines for filing the fafsa. we've set up quick links for everything you need to know under the money saver tab on abc11.com. caitlin: and parents like yourself with kids in college know every penny counts. a north carolina primary potentially thrown into chaos. anthony: coming up in the next half hour, changes you need to know about, and the
>> the only station with three newsrooms, in downtown raleigh, downtown durham, and downtown fayetteville. abc 11 eyewitness news continues. anthony: welcome back on this saturday, february 20. we've got 44 degrees now at 6:30. i'm anthony wilson. caitlin: i'm caitlin knute. great to have you with us this morning. we've been telling you about movies you guys have been lucky to see, "deadpool" is excellent but a little violent. what's the other one. anthony: the one about the 1936 olympics. it's excellent. caitlin: this is what we talk about on our commercial breaks. i have a long list. not going to do it today though.
get outdoors and enjoy this nice, warm weather. it's going to be very pleasant for at least a couple of days temperature-wise. plenty of clouds around, numbers in the low 40s in the triangle right now. 45 at smithville, 45, roxboro, 39 at sanford, the coolest spot out there this morning. we're running about 15-20 degrees warmer this morning than yesterday. you see the clouds moving on by. we'll see that throughout the day today, temperatures climbing in the low to mid-60s this afternoon. plenty of cloud cover around, but no rain. tomorrow, even warmer, then we get cooler with some rain coming in next week. more on that coming up in a few minutes. anthony: a big change ahead of north carolina's primary season as the u.s. supreme court ruling won't stop a lower court order that demands a new congressional map. the late-night decision means house primary elections won't happen next month as usual, they are set for june. that means voters will hit the polls twice as the presidential
they author -- argued that eliminating the districts could cause chaos and should not have to vote for another election cycle. caitlin: president barack obama is urging states to make it easier for people to vote in elections. the president says he wants to focus on voting rights during this election year because the job is to make voting easier, not harder. he made those statements at the annual winter meeting of the national governor's association. that's where our governor pat mccrory is currently in attendance. anthony: in the race for the president, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in
squaring off in the south gaining in recent days. hegan hughes, abc news, columbia, south carolina. caitlin: the attorney for two former unc athletes suing the university for coercing them into taking bogus classes, plans to take the case to the state board of appeals. a former basketball player mcfee and arnold didn't do their lawsuit until a year ago. their attorney says the case not only affects unc athletes but college athletes nation wide. anthony: and the sentencing hearing from trevian smith. he's the man accused of killing melissa huggins jones three years ago. his family will be called to testify about his abusive childhood.
prison or the deathter being diagnosed with the zika virus. officials won't say who got it or where they lived. they will onlyse who get this never even know they have it, but the biggest danger is for fetuses because the virus is linked to possible birth defects. anthony: a fire destroyed a home in johnston county was accidental, according to authorities. a crew on the scene says that fire started in the rear of the home and quickly spread. firefighters say one person was at home when the fire started. that person was taken to the hospital with minor burns. caitlin: repair work could slow you down if you're in the 40/440 construction zone this weekend. crews are putting a thin layer of asphalt over those deep grooves that have made driving in that work zone difficult. also, they'll be working to
lane markings and adding reflective markers. the winter weather and rain recently have delayed that project so work will be continuing through the weekend. anthony: it's 6:36. abc 11 together highlighting the latest, three college students murdered in chapel hill. in eyewitness news, hoping for a repeat, a major one of last year. caitlin: we have a traffic alert in fayetteville. the country star expected to draw some big crowds there tonight. wish we could go to that concert. looks like a lot of fun. steve, looks like a great day to get outside. steve: it is. a lot of clouds around, but overall, just fine. we are quiet out there, no rain for the weekend, nice, warm
unc taking on miami at 1:00, tailgaters should be just fine, 64, before and after the game so no jackets required. a nice, warm weekend, temperatures starting to come down monday. the coolest on tuesday, spiking a little bit wednesday, back down to 51 on thursday. had a chance to talk to some great kids, fifth graders at spring valley elementary in durham. this was a little over a week ago but the kids were great. had a lot of great questions and we had a wonderful time. thanks for having me out there and talking to you. another school we'll show you for tomorrow. travel wise, looking pretty good. all major hubs showing no delays. the seven-day coming up in a few minutes. caitlin: three college students murdered in chap hill. a food drive today will honor
organizers hope to do it again this year. starting at 10 this morning, you can drop off food at the islamic center of raleigh located on atwater street. caitlin: a big night at the crown complex in fayetteville as country star jason aldean is coming to town. does that mean you can expect to see a lot of traffic in the area. here's what you need to know if you go to the concert. the parking lots will open at 3:00 this afternoon. parking is first come, first served. parking starts at 7:30 but you are encouraged to arrive early. anthony: i know you wish you could there be. caitlin: i know, but we've got to work tomorrow. enjoy it for me. anthony: a dad's heroic action turns to tragedy when he went
his caitlin: welcome back. it's 6:44. we have 44 degrees outside and it's going up. here's what's making headlines this saturday. breaking news this morning as tropical cyclone winston has made land fall in fiji. this is the most powerful storm to ever hit that nation. they have winds of 100 miles per hour, the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. the funeral for supreme court justice antonin scalia will be held to be at the basilica of the emac lat conception. it's the largest church. durham police have made an
that hurt an 18 month old boy. 26-year-old marion laney, now chargeded with assault of a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by convicted felon. investigators say the toddler was shot while inside a home day care on great bend drive tuesday afternoon. anthony: a heartbreaking story to share about a new york father who died after saving his daughter from a burning home. he carried his nine-year-old daughter to safety and went back inside to look for the rest of his family and never came back out. his wife apparently carried the other two kids out of the home. the nine-year-old girl severely injured with-year-old student. bradley billy died thursday night. his death may be linked to a hazing incident at an off-campus fraternity house. the chapter of alpha pi alpha
college and the fraternity's governing body. caitlin: consumer product safety commission issued a warning to manufacturers, importers, and retailers. some models of the self-balancing scooters are prone to catching fire, even exploding. the commission noted 52 reports of fires that users say were caused by hoverboards in 24 states. several airlines have banned hover boards. they are not permitted on public streets and sidewalks in london, and new york city has banned them all together. a whole lot of people who were hoping they have what it takes to go to space, nasa has received a record 18,300 applications for its astronaut candidate training program. that's nearly three times the amount received in 2012. of the thousands who apply, only between eight and 14 people will be chosen. since 1959, there's only been 338 astronauts.
fascination with that. caitlin: absolutely. who doesn't dream about going to space. pretty neat. anthony: very cool. caitlin: isn't it, though? anthony: what a view. caitlin: oh, yeah. you could take one of those tourist trips, right, where you could ride up into space. anthony: it is not cheap. steve: all right. so around here today, a lot of clouds, nice and mild. temperatures above average. so no active weather expected this weekend. although, we can't rule out a light shower tomorrow. as far as the most active day coming up, probably tuesday. wednesday could be a little active as well, but tuesday, we'll have deep moisture coming in, and the potential exists, we could be dealing with a decent soaking rain on tuesday. notice where the snow line is, well to the north. so at this point in time, it looks to be an all-liquid event. an area of low pressure upper level low down here, keeping our chances for rain around both days. and after that, i think we'll be
a warm weekend for us, slight chance late sunday of getting a shower. you'll see that coming in our graphic in a minute. mid-upper 60s, the warmest day should be tomorrow. rain is coming, a small chance on monday, but more probable as we go into tuesday and wednesday, and a little cooler too, as temperatures go below average, especially on tuesday, mild tomorrow, cooler weather starts to come in, and we'll get a little reprieve as we get some pre-frontal warming on wednesday. the next front comes on in, and temperatures fall as we go through the end of the week. meantime, live look into durham, 44, light breeze at around 3, some clouds around this morning, pretty much with us all day today. mixed bag at times. partly sunny, other times mostly cloudy. 40s, near 50 at southern pines. 22 degrees warmer this time yesterday. same thing in sanford, 15 degrees warmer at rdu.
exercising this morning, still a lot of clouds around, nice and warm, temperatures above average. state in action, tailgaters, no headaches whatsoever, no jackets, 64 before. when you head back out to your car around 6:00 p.m., should be at 62 degrees at that time. still plenty of clouds around. we'll see these throughout the day today and call it variably cloudy skies. area of low pressure gets closer to us tomorrow. may be a spotty shower in the western and northern counties late in the day, but tomorrow evening when the front moves through, again, i can't rule out a stray shower. the best chance for rain on monday will be farther to the south and east closer to the frontal zone. i put a slight chance around the triangle higher probability south and east. the northeast breeze will cool us down, and watching an area of low pressure developing along this front and will come in tuesday, wrapping up the rain chances for everybody. heading out to the mountains to
chance of a shower, 20-30%. look at the temperatures in the 40s. 52 for a high temperature in aplacia, a far cry from the single digits last weekend. highs in the 60s, looking good, variably cloudy. another mild one, mid-upper 40s for lows. that means a warm start tomorrow and a warm afternoon at 68. a little cooler monday, mostly cloudy, a shower chance likely, rain tuesday, more showers around wednesday and things dry out as we end out the work week. caitlin: today and tomorrow, can't be those. anthony: pick you get a cold. you can't breathe through your nose.
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. >> now, abc 11 eyewitness news sports. sports. >> star wars night at pnc arena, still no justin faulk who continues to be sidelined with a leg injury. how about noah hannifin from the blue line. chris perry wedges it over martin jones as they make it 1-0, hurricanes. 2nd period, tied 1-1. and look at this. that is a rubber missile right there from nordstrom.
make it 2-1. early 3rd, eric staal and a major goal drought. he will drive the net looking to end it. jeff skinner jams it in. originally waived off. that was overturned. 3-1 hurricanes. the sharks make it 3-2 and right into the path of jeff skinner, his 21st of the season making it 4-2, and jordan staal, beats the empty netter. this team refuses to drop out of playoff contention. to the hoops, wednesday's stunning home loss to duke, the thing is, national hype aside, they have a more important game today versus miami. tied atop the acc at 10-3. marcus page surely knows what's up. >> it might be the biggest game of the year for us, so got to
>> no, it should not. a badly sprained ankle, he will not be able to play at louisville. he was hurt on that drive wednesday night trying to score versus carolina. that means luke kennard will be in the starting lineup. he played brilliantly for the heels, playing for 15 points, including a late go ahead three-pointer. it's been a rough season for danny manning. star senior devin thomas, the team's leading scorer and rebounder has been suspended for two games for violating policy. it's worse for cornelius hudson. he had just scored a career-high and has been given the boot off the team. they host winless b.c. on sunday in the acc bowl. a first-round tail thanks to shots like that from rishard george.
dante williams, that is a tough make right there. nice shot. they were in way over their heads. the lickity split spin inside for the easy lay up. more for george, the assist to set up the bucket and-one right there. an easy 19-11 boards. john burwell led the way, pulled away with a double 80-43. duke opening up their baseball season, one of the top arms in the nation shutting down early on. gets some help on defense. nice stop on the short hop there and a throw to 1st to beat the runner. more from clark. this is the stuff. bad news, cal came from behind to win 3-2. that will do it for sports. highlights later on abc 11.
anthony: thank you, mark. a difference. anthony: really cute. caitlin: so adorable. i told anthony, i can't eat bacon the rest of the day. problem. in the next half hour, supreme court justice antonin scalia president obama starts the process of searching for his replacement. caitlin: and then ready for
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>> see what's happening this instant. abc 11 eyewitness news at 7:00 starts right now. caitlin: a major shake-up ahead of the north carolina primary. the late-night decision from the u.s. supreme court on the redistricting dilemma justice antonin scalia. the notable absence drawing criticism. caitlin: and out of fiji , tropical cyclone wins topis making land fall, packing winds of 100 miles per hour with gusts over 220 miles per hour. that's the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. unfortunately, it's only expected to get stronger. the winds and heavy rain could spell disaster for the country's low-lying regions which are prone to sea surges and flash flooding. certainly thinking of those people over there as they weather that storm right now. thankfully nothing like that around here. it is a good morning in north carolina and thanks for joining