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and ticker tape were flying in cities across america overnight in celebration of the new year. this was the scene just hours ago in uptown new orleans as revelers partied into the night. we'll show you more celebrations like this throughout the newscast this morning. 3 3 good morning... 3 it's friday january first, 2016. i'm holly headrick. and i'm ingrid allstaedt. 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 people around the world are celebrating the new year this morning. in new york city... the most iconic of all
3 with the new year ... comes new laws in north carolina. starting today... abortion providers will have to send the state medical records including ultrasound images for abortions after 16 weeks. voter identification will now be required in 2016... starting with the primary elections in march. and, business owners will be able to sue employees who take video or photographs at the workplace ... labeled the "ag- gag law" by its opponents. some local farmers say that measure isn't necessary if you treat your employees ... and your animals ... the right way. 3 i don't think those protections are necessary completely. i think it's
in general have conversations with consumers about the way their food is being raised.3 for a full list of the new laws that will take effect today... visit our website --- wlos dot com. 3 3 3 a developing story in asheville this morning. arson investigators are looking into a fire that displaced two families at the hillcrest apartments. investigators say the fire started around 8:15 and damaged two apartments. one by fire... the other by smoke. about 30 firefighters were called to the scene. no one was hurt. 3 3 3 new details about an attempted suicide at the rutherford county jail. authorities say the inmate was not on suicide watch. sheriff chris francis tells news 13 that bryan houser's attorney called on december seventh... to say the inmate's father felt his son was suicidal. after nurses and mental health professionals interviewed houser numerous times.. the sheriff says they concluded he was not. 3 the nursing staff did see him
from that time as recent as monday. but i dont think that was any suicidal tendencies ever came out of those meetings with the professionals he had contact with sheriff francis showed us the multi-bed medical cell where houser was jailed. he was largely in there alone... not for suicide watch, but due to a prior injury he had before his arrest. houser was arrested in october on multiple felony counts related to a stand-off with police. 3 3 the clemson tigers are going to the national championship game. the tigers beat the oklahoma sooners 37 to 17 yesterday in the orange bowl in miami. clemson remains undefeated. there was a lot of excitement immediately after the game. confetti was flying everywhere... and the players and coaches were hugging each other in pure joy. 3 back here at home... clemson favorite sports bars to watch the orange bowl. supporters wore their orange and purple at hickory tavern in biltmore park. before the game... some of them admitted they were nervous, but more than anything... they were happy to
football game. 3 3:58 "seeing the team i've followed since i was little going off to the playoffs is pretty cool. so, yea, it's a good way to end it." clemson will now play for a national title. stan pamfilis will have more coming up in the next half hour. 3 3 from a new brewery to a big announcement from duke energy... it was a busy 20-15 here in the mountains. news 13's ashlea surles takes a look back at some of the moments that made history this year. 3 this year in asheville started - with tragedy.christie codd was a star on the food network ... and pregnant ... when she was murdered - with her husband j-t in march."he did admit to taking the bodies, storing on his property and destroying."owens was arrested days later - and it reopened old wounds. the 37-year-old had been a person of interest in the 2000 disappearance of zebb quinn - a cold case. "it breaks my heart that these people had to die for some
light."in april - came a brand new brewery.sierra nevada opened it's doors ... and with new belgium brewery breaking ground here this year too - the beer industry continued to thrive.but in june - came more bloodshed.nine black worshipers were gunned down during a bible study session at a church in charleston.the man now charged - wore the confederate flag in photos ... and so the incident triggered a call - to bring that flag down outside the state capitol. although some weren't happy about that.nat - "what you're taking away is a group of people's rights."(people chanting: "love conquers hate!")june 27th was the day same sex marriage became legal nationwide.in buncombe county - where it had already been legal for nearly a year - officials said requests for marriage licenses were up thirty percent.but still ... in some other counties - including mcdowell - magistrates are still refusing to sign off on those licenses.
summer sun - came heat on the local garbage pickup company. complaints piled up against waste pro - which wasn't picking up all the trash on its routes.."the status quo is totally unacceptable"with the company under contract - county commissioners called them out ... and waste pro reorganized.nats of honking/cheeringthis year duke energy announced that it'll retire it's local coal power plant ... and switch to natural gas. and in july - duke announced a proposal to build a forty-five mile transmission line down to the upstate. nat - "gotta do what we gotta do"but with property values and beautiful views at stake ... residents fought back - and five months later - duke said nevermind.and the month that proposal came down - so did a new asheville police chief ... from virginia. "i want to go on bike patrol. i want to do things so that i get a feel for how we do our job."this fall - as kids boarded buses - it was the two owners of a local coffee shop that got
want to think there are people like this running businesses in my community"the pair were linked to demeaning comments about women - made on a blog and podcast ...and west asheville protested until waking life espresso closed its doors for good.in november there was more sad news. the bodies of alex king and tatiana diz were recovered from the waters of the french broad river ... here in the mountains.the couple had gone missing ... the same day that uhon johnson was shot and killed in the city."court appt counsel please"pierre griffen - a 22-year-old asheville native - is now charged in all three murders."black lives matter" and just before thanksgiving break - students at u-n-c-a ... spoke out on campus - saying black lives matter."aint no power like the power of the people"the activist movement continue to gain traction nationwide this year - spurred on by news of police shootings of black men across the county.nat - floodingwinter kicked off with some record high temperatures ... and rain.leaving streets and basements muddy ... and
3 time for this morning's see it, shoot it, send it picture. this photo comes to us from jennifer foss. beautiful sky from franklin, north carolina. you can send us your pictures and video too. just log on to w-l-o-s dot com. or e-mail them to pics at w-l-o-s dot com. 3 3 the time is now 4:xx. a family's new year begins with a new addition. one woman's excitment, next in our viral video. 3
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3 in this morning's the buzz... crews continue their search for a missing country singer. yesterday, they searched an oklahoma lake for craig strickland for the fourth day. strickland
went missing after he and a friend went duck hunting sunday as a fierce winter weather system hit portions of the country. strickland's friend's body was found monday. 3 "star wars" creator george lucas is apologizing for comparing disney to "white slavers." lucas says he misspoke... when he said giving movie rights to disney was like selling his kids to white slavers. lucas made that comment in an interview with charlie rose on p-b-s last month. he also told rose he didn't care for the new star wars movie, "the force awakens." in a statement, lucas says he wants to clarify-- disney is taking great care of the franchise it bought from him three years ago. 3 a new law is taking effect in hawaii this weekend...to help the hearing impaired more fully enjoy movie theaters there-- starting with a special showing of star wars. hearing-impaired moviegoers
read closed-captioning. dialogue and sound symbols will appear on screen. hawaii is the first state to mandate open captioning in movie theaters. 3 3 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. in our next half hour we'll talk more about what to expect in the next 7- days. 3 3 miss colombia is finally breaking her silence over the pageant. what she's accusing the pageant of doing.
complication from pneumonia. he was 82. miss colombia is suggesting the miss universe pageant was rigged to crown her and then emotionally desrtoy her by taking the crown away. she's finally breaking her silence after steve harvey announced the wrong winner on live television. miss colombia also believes the antics were a slap in the face to her heritage. t-m-z reports there was some racial tension between the latina contestants and true winner of the pagaent..miss 3 winner of the pagaent..miss philippines. 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today.. up next.. we'll talk about what to expect in the extended forecast. 3
3 5, four, three two one.. happy new year!!! an estimated one-million people packed new york's time square to ring in the new year. the waterford crystal ball drop is the pinacle attraction with celebrations lasting well into the morning. 3 3 good morning... 3 it's... friday january first. i'm holly headrick. and i'm ingrid allstaedt. good
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 new years celerbations are still going strong this morning. just two hours ago... people on the west coast rang in 2016. in new york's times square... the ball drop was nothing short of spectacular. meghan hughes reports on the celebrations.. and tensions on this holiday. 3 3 script:nats nyc countdown 3-2- 1 the crowds packing time square celebrated the iconic moment without incident.happy new years natsthe nypd promised safety and delivered. around the world--(nats))2016 got a warm--and safe--welcome from sydney harbor--(nats)to moscow.in dubai---a massive hotel fire lit up the sky three hours before the fireworks were to begin. sot 1st witness (phoner):i can see