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>> the services are not supposed to start for another half an hour, but already we see a lot of people showing up. we expect to see not only people who knew the man who was shot by a raleigh police officer, but the family who was crying foul and his death. these services come one day after a preliminary autopsy was released. that report says akiel denkins was shot four times in the chest , arms, and shoulder after the struggle with an officer who was trying to arrest him. that officer, d.c. twiddy, says that he was trying to pull a gun out of his waistband. this differs from neighbor accounts that said that denkins was shot while running away from the officer. it could take several weeks before we hear a conclusive report.
they say they are conducting their own investigation. they really stressed they are asking those who turn out today to make sure today is not a day of protest. they wanted to be a day of war -- a day of mourning. it will start around 12:30. we will be back with a live report from then. reporting live, caitlin knute. john: thank you. new additional sex charges filed against and in chapter the cumberland international early college. laura garrigus facing seven additional challenges. investigators say a second victim has come forward since her initial arrest last month. her bond has been raised to $325,000. she is scheduled to appear in court at 2:30.
violations from allowing coal ash to leak into water from across the state. the utility has 30 days to respond. duke energy may be fine for violating its wastewater permits. it has been two years since the spill that left a river polluted with coal ash. john: a chapter he'll -- eight chapel hill bar will reopen after its a call license was pulled. -- causing a crash that killed three people. amber: new developments in a shooting that left a 30-year-old man in a barbershop dead. prosecutors are working out a
joining us live now is ed crump. ed: 27-year-old isaiah owens pleaded guilty to two counts of inflicting balance of the daily woman -- with a deadly weapon and voluntary manslaughter. it has a maximum of 12 years in prison. the crime happened in april of 2014 at the barbershop near downtown raleigh. two men, who were unintended targets, were shot in the dead. the intended target was shot and killed. prosecutors say the motive was revenge. that owens thought that the victim was responsible for his brother's death a few months earlier. the codefendant, sean jones, is in front of the judge now. we expect him to a plead
amber: we will be following ed crump live in downtown raleigh. thanks. rushed to cheek road after a violent wreck. it happened just before 7:00 this morning on cheek road. hospital. this time. amber: in fayetteville, the new president of the unc system is hosting her first meeting in front of it board of governors meeting. margaret spellings has been under fire since she was chosen for the job. there have been several protests . that continue this morning. protests chanting "spell check" before being assured out. john: charlotte's new bathroom ordinance continues to step passion in the general assembly.
transgender men and women to use the bathroom they feel most comfortable with. a special session is being called to address the issue. >> it endangers those who come to visit charlotte. under charlotte's policy, anyone with a nefarious motive can use of this loophole to prey upon others. john: noon pledged to introduce legislation to counteract the ordinance. the attorney done -- and the attorney general called this a low priority. the office referred us to a letter that said that state law trumps local ordinances. amber: crews are planning to close the outbound laned of the
those lanes will be shutdown half an hour between 9:00 and 9:30 tonight. we are told the lane closures so -- are needed so that contractors can move equipment. john: plans are said to be introduced next month for a potential downtown development program. they may year -- draft guidelines are being discussed. it would affect those who are at 60% or so of immediate income. north korea raising eyebrows across the world. amber: and the big transition in the works for cage free. john: and the weight county town in the business world spotlight. amber: and we put a spotlight on the raleigh skyline, where it is cloudy and a little chilly.
it is cloudy and 40 degrees. don schwenneker is coming up with the seven day forecast. food lion's hair and companies making a transition to cage free eggs. the parent company wants to sell only cage free eggs by 2025 or sooner. a spokesperson said this is to make sure that there is humanitarian treatment of animals. wake county and kerry is well represented in the press companies to work for. john: kimley-horn and associates and sas both ranked in the top 10. kimley-horn jumped to number seven. "fortune" praised its retirement compensation and its honey take ham gift cards during the holidays come along with bonuses.
news that the ranking is exciting and humbling and reinforces the company is on the right track. sas dropped to eight, but it is still in the top 13 rankings on this list. the perks include car detailing. it has been on the list 19 years. amber: the mayor of kerry says "we want the world to know that kerry is filled with talented and great people" -- kimley-horn is moving into the downtown plaza march 18. the suspect did mexican drug lord known as el on tape in one california jail.
abc news reporter ray bernini reports. >> north korea's announcement to get nuclear weapons armed and ready setting off international panic. the development coming after it was broadcasted on north korea and television, the anchor beaming with pride, saying that kim jong-un saying that the country's nuclear warheads to be ready at any time. he has been able to get the position targets thanks to a new long range -- the united nation's that north provocative statements. but a recent test by north korea what they say was a hydrogen bomb and february test of missile technology aimed at
concerning. u.s. and south korean officials have met to discuss of the opportunity -- discuss the possibility of launching a defense missile system. john: spanish officials say they have intercepted thousands of military uniforms meant for isis. they were hidden in shipping containers and declared as secondhand clothes to avoid suspicions and pass customs. spanish police released a photo showin deputies used pepper spray to
john: el chapo, the mexican joint lord, wants to be of should i to the u.s. that is a -- that is according to his attorney, who says he is chronically sleep deprived and is getting ill. the attorney says the drug lord will plead guilty to charges only if he will be put in a minimum security prison. he broke out of a high-security prison in mexico last july before being rearrested. amber: roller coasters are going high-tech. six flags announcing it is adding a virtual reality aspect to one of its coasters. they will use vr headsets to show a space alien battle that is synced with the twists and
six flags says it will eventually add the features two rides at nine parks across the country. john: that could be fun. amber: or really dizzying. makes my stomach turn just thinking about it. don: we have a little cloud cover today. we have clouds pushing out as we go through the afternoon. that little bit of sunshine pushes into the 50's. checking on temperatures, if you have plans outside, we will see temperatures climb into the 40's. 4:00, 51 -- that is behind high of the day. and then falling into the 30's by midnight. in the sand hills, same story. a little warmer. temperatures falling back through the 40's during the evening hours. a live look into downtown raleigh. 41. the dew point at 32. the wind is light at six miles
from there, a live look into durham. 62% humidity with a north wind at three. a little bit of sunlight fighting through the clouds. we will have from there to fayetteville in the all-american city. near 46 with a northeast wind at seven miles per hour. #across the region running in the 40's. 45 and downtime raleigh. 44 in knightdale. zoom it out, 41 and rocks phil -- 40 in goldsboro. 41 in smithfield. 30's and roanoke rapids, because the clouds are thicker. more breaks in the clouds to the south. you zoom it out, you can see the low pulling off to the east. that brought her showers. still snow up through new york
across the southeast, we are missing rainfall. let's see the on and off clouds continuing over the next several hours. 52 by 5:00 in spots. with partly cloudy skies, things stay quiet tomorrow. tomorrow evening around midnight, we see a line of showers between midnight and 2:00 a.m. another overnight cricketer. saturday afternoon, you could have showers in halifax county into sunday. the low that brought us their rain up the coast. a fast-moving high has kicked in the low out to the ocean, keeping us dry tonight into tomorrow. the low with the moisture will move north. saturday night into sunday, the
still a little average -- 51 in durham today. 52 in garner. 54 this afternoon in fayetteville. 53 in goldsboro. 46 in south ill. tonight, temperatures across the area in the 30's. 33 in raleigh. 31 in henderson. your abc 11 first alert seven-day forecast powered by accuweather, warmer tomorrow into the mid 50's. sunday, near 50 with mostly sunny skies. monday, 62. tuesday, 71. to venture staying in the 70's wednesday to thursday. the middle part of next week, it will feel like springtime. john: good stuff.
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>> abc 11 is keeping you connected. find us on facebook, like our notifications for the latest updates. john: water and drugs determined to have played a role in bobbi kristina brown's death. a judge reporting -- a judge ordering the report be unsealed. immersion in water and drug intoxication led to her death. she was the daughter of when houston and bobby brown. she was found unresponsive in a bathtub january and died in hospice care july 26. amber: i tune users will to a surprise from kendrick lamar. the grammy award winner released "untitled:unmastered." it is on itunes now. it is unclear if the official
released the tracklist saturday. john: the name of shoes are causing in opera. don't turn gold and a call them slave shoes. people took to social media to question the thought process of the company. slave was once a common name for lace up sandals. but the term "gladiator" has become more popular. another story that caught social media scorn -- whole foods oranges. amber: whole foods apologizing after they began selling peeled oranges. the backlash came after a twitter user called it a waste of plastic.
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>> the only station with three newsrooms and downtown raleigh, downtown durham, and downtown fayetteville. abc 11 eyewitness news continues. john: family and friends of akiel denkins gathering to say their final goodbyes. he was the 24-year-old shot and killed by raleigh police. the police chief says that denkins reached for a gun during
caitlin knute is being -- is live outside where the funeral is being held. caitlin: good afternoon. right now, they are getting ready to start the public viewing. a of cars showing up. we understand the family has already gathered inside. we have a video from early as the hearse and family members were arriving. if you have been following this story, the family maintains his death was unnecessary, citing witnesses who claimed he was shot in the back while running away. as a result, the family elicited the help of the naacp and local pastors. meanwhile, a preliminary autopsy has been released i the raleigh police department. that seems to support what the officer who shot him clean, which was that this shooting was done in self-defense when he reached for a gun in his
that was just a preliminary autopsy. we are waiting to see what the family and naacp supporters, up with. in the meantime, they urge the public to remain calm. that is something a good lie neighbors justice will be served. we do not need street justice. caitlin: we spoke with a representative from the church who said that we could go in for a little as the viewing is going on. we will share that video this evening. what they ask that when the service starts we leave out of respect for the family. they want today to be a day of mourning and respect with the family. it is a developing story that we are staying on top of. amber: thanks. happening now in cary, the first day of the conservative leadership conference.
things off when he spoke at a breakfast at the cary hotel. the wife of republican presidential candidate ted cruz will speak on saturday at the lunch session. a plea deal is being worked out in a rally murder case. john: a 30-year-old man was found shot to death in may of 2014. ed crump has details. ed: the man who fired the initial shots was first to plead guilty. isaiah owens pled guilty to two counts of deadly assault with a weapon and bill -- and voluntary manslaughter. he was sentenced to a minimum of just over eight years and a maximum of 12 years. it happened in april of 2014 in downtown raleigh on newborn avenue. to unintended targets were shot in the leg. the intended target was shot and
prosecutors say the motive was revenge -- about oh once the victim was responsible for his brothers -- that oh wins thought the victim was responsible for his brother's death. -- john: ahead of the presidential race, the gop debate was contentious thursday night. amber: trump was forced to defend his record. anna laurel joins us for a recap.
mud, going after donald trump from his clothing line to his defunct trump university. >> the last criticized the front runner as well, saying he does not have the right temperament to be president. this weekend, republican voters head to the polls in four states and puerto rico. on the democratic side, there will be a debate in flint, michigan. john: and you can vote here ahead of the march 15 primary.
the naacp is marking the first weekend of early voting with what they call the moral march to the poll rally. it will be on the anniversary of bloody sunday, which paved the way to the passing of the federal voting rights act in 1965. in durham, marchers will meet sunday at 12:30. similar marches will be held over the weekend in 20 other counties, including harnett, vance, and wayne. amber: it is your chance to show your spirit for the around bowl. fan fest kicked off and is underway now until 2:00. you can get your picture taken with willie whole and you can get season tickets. opening day for the season is april 7 against the charlotte knights. john: baseball almost here.
ralejohn: a self-cleaning bathroom could the reality -- if you are high in the sky. boeing says it is developing self-cleaning lavatories for passenger jets. the company says the technology would use uv light. toilet seats would raise automatically to make sure the entire surface is exposed to uv light. the project is still in its testing phase. house. john: a hero cop caught on tape. and i'll buy no whale caught on tape. a tall does experience with a and a never-ending basketball game. amber: all part of your eyewitness news must-see videos. this video goes to show you do not need a cape to be a hero. the video captured in belarus.
snow-covered street. one a cop, who grabbed the child before the vehicle hit them. the child was unharmed. this is a whale tail that lives up to the building. must officials released footage of a rare albino gray whale. it was found near the california surf. it was nicknamed "gallon of milk ." you may have seen videos showing babies reacting negatively when encountering a
but look at this that winning shot. a score 103-100. major drama. you can see must-see videos any time by going to abc11.com or using the abc 11 eyewitness news mobile app on your phone or tablet. john: what a game. m&m's adding new flavors that will not in your mouth. amber: and the call this young girl made to help solve a fashion emergency. john: here is another live look outside. a soggy start with some clouds still out there. how will the day and? don: with sunshine. the sun will spread across the region often on through the afternoon. it will end on a cold notes. we will talk more about that,
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residents of a town to order 50 miles outside of the p the townspeople said the bear tried to attack a child. its nickname means "spirit.." it lost its right eye and had to undergo a cataract surgery in its left eye. it has gained 33 pounds since the injury. amber: m&m's is now available in three new flavors. chili nut, coffee not -- euros to vote which one should be a permanent selection. john: apple's save 140 characters may be your solution for a problem. if you need help with an apple device, head to twitter. customers will now be able to get answers from its apple
amber: a 20-year-old man facing charges for stealing a cash box from a girl scout. police say the man smashed -- snatched the cash box out of her hand. an anonymous call identified the siblings. police have not recovered the money, but a local radio station pitched in to raise money for the trip, raising over $1000 in sales. john: a two-year-old needed help getting dressed, so she dialed the clothes on. the 2-year-old was with her grandparents at the time. her grandfather did not know she the call center. so a sheriff's deputy was sent to make a welfare check.
front with half a parent leg on. to have a little girl running up to the front door asking how to put on her pants was the highlight of my day. john: the sheriff's office posted on its facebook page that calls like this one that their day, but it could have been a whole lot worse. amber: her grandfather was probably like "i really was going to help her." don: you cannot hang up on 911, even if it is an accident. they stand someone. we have sunshine breaking out a few moments ago outside of our studios here. as the afternoon progresses, we will see more and more of that sunshine breaking out. the next 12 hours, as the sun pops up by 4:00 or 5:00, up to 51 degrees. still below average.
taking a live look into downtown raleigh under a mostly cloudy sky. 41 right now. the dew point at 32. that is 70% humidity. the wind is light. a live look into fayetteville -- we see temperatures in the 40's. a little warmer down there. the temperature now under a partly sunny sky -- 48. north wind at nine miles per hour. a cold day at the beach. 46 with a north wind at 12. we had across the state to the mountains. a gorgeous shot now. sunshine with loose guys. a chilly 28 degrees. cooler air tonight into tomorrow. a look at temperatures across the region. 43 in roxboro. 42 in wilson. 43 in clinton. 40 in goldsboro. notice this line.
there are thicker clouds over the eastern part of the state. sunshine breaking out with cool air from the north. 46 in atlanta. 35 in chicago. this push of warm air with 60's in kansas city. that is headed east. satellite radar come posit showing a drive southeastern portions of the u.s. the systems that brought a showers working its way out. breaks in the clouds. in the eastern counties, thicker and darker clouds. the sun popping out in downtown raleigh now though. often on clouds tonight as we go through the evening. tomorrow, partly sunny by you 11:00. in the evening and overnight, we could have showers in the
the rest of today, often on clouds. below average with temperatures around 50. a look at the forecast. 51 in durham. 54 in clinton. 52 in wilmington. 46 in -- tonight, temperatures across the area back in the 30's for overnight lows. not as cold as last night, but still cold. 33 and rally. 35 in fayetteville. the normal overnight lows 37. your first alert seven-day forecast powered by accuweather, temperatures back in the mid 50's tomorrow. gradually warming up. the chance of a few showers tomorrow night into sunday. sunday afternoon, 58. tuesday into wednesday, temperatures climbing through the 70's. mild weather by the middle of next week.
amber: spring is coming. john: john: mark your calendars. abc 11's match madness campaign is on march 19. amber: we are partnering to connect patients with life-saving donors. caitlin knute introduces to a man who saved the life of a young boy. -- >> he woke up one morning not feeling well. he had black bruises all over. caitlin: he was taken to the hospital where it was confirmed he had aplastic anemia. >> that is worthy bone marrow stops working to the only way to cure it is to get new bone marrow. caitlin: thankfully, doctors found a match. but while he was waiting in the hospital, he caught a
>> he had a cut on his cheek. it spread there. they gave us the sit down that he may not make it. that it was a deadly fungus. that a good hop to the brain. caitlin: amazingly, doctors got the infection under control, enough to do the bone marrow transplant, which helped his immune system beat the infection. now he is healthy and ready to head back to school. as for the donor, the family only knows it was a young man from germany. but they hope to find out more and meet him face-to-face. >> i would be like you're the guy. like thanks. caitlin: the family is hoping by sharing their story, they will encourage more people to sign up to the be the match registry. >> it is such an easy thing to do.
we want to invite you to join us at the match badness march 19 from 11:00 on till 2:00. we are looking for donors between 18 and 44. you can find more under the abc 11 together tab on abc11.com. john: hopefully we get a great turnout for that. amber: we are working on several developing stores this afternoon. john: that includes new info surrounding a deadly crash on i 85.
amber: orange county da jim woodall has tenderly set an october 3 trial date for the man charged with driving on the wrong side of i-85, crashing to a vehicle and killing three. a bar accused of serving him underaged will reopen tonight. john: the funeral for akiel denkins is happening right now. an officer shot and killed the man monday. a police report from the chief says that denkins attempted to pull out his own gun before being shot. amber: 12 cold/related citations
energy. the department of environmental quality cited duke for releasing coal ash in two the water. duke energy could face a fine. you can stay connected all day to these developing stories by going to abc11.com or the abc 11 mobile app. i am amber rupinta. for john clark and don schwenneker, thank you for watching. john: eyewitness news continues on abc11.com. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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