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drawing worth now, in high definition, from the western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 this morning. >>holly: a wild bore in russia is trying to make a public park its home. >>jay: a group of curious onlookers looked around the park covered by police. >>ingrid: park officials worked hard to get it back into the park. >>holly: it's not what you want to run into, thinking it's a dog or something. they are mean. >>jay: really? >>holly: wild bores? >>jay: i heard that, i have no experience with wild bore, just other animals maybe chasing. >>holly: like dogs, it's not quite the same. good morning, it's wednesday, january 13th. mitchell county schools are on a 2 hour delay.
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dusting yesterday evening across some portions of the renal so very cold in the northern mountains. the 2 hour they in that zone. right now in asheville it's cold. no snow to talk about. nothing excited happening overnight besides the temperature dropped. 25 in black mountain, 22, leicester, robbinsville 32 degrees. by lunchtime still freezing. we will return to the 50s soon enough. i will tell you when coming up. right now let's head over to the traffic center. jaclyn, there is one wreck now? >>jaclyn: ingrid, crews are working a wreck at swannanoa drive and the ems and fire department cleared the scene so hopefully it will be out of the way shortly, keep that in mind if you are heading that way. if you usuallyake merryman avenue around this time, get ready for some delays. traffic is slowing on the northbound side in the area of edgewood road and everything is up to speed along this stretch of i-26 westbound. it's about a 15 minute ride from u.s. 74 over to upward road.
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traffic report brought you by the wired mouse computer solution. back to you. >>holly: president obama is of america. >>jay: he talked about isis, gun violence and the economy. he start his speech by saying he would offer fewer proposals for 2016 and instead discus the future. >>holly: regardless of the politically charged ideas, obama said the next president will have four big question, how to make technology work for all of us, how to keep the world safe without policing it, how to make politics reflect our best, and not our worst. he also said politicians need to talk about isis with perspective. >> they do not threaten our national existence. [applause] >> that is the story isil wants to tell. that's the kind of propaganda they use to recruit. >>holly: the president says
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represents muslim and with regard to banning muslim, he said politicians can't use any speech that would hurt a race or religion. >>jay: looking back at his time in office, but also time to look ahead. >>holly: christine frazao has more on how it's playing out across the state and in washington. good morning, christine. >>reporter: good morning, a very cold morning in washington as you can see. and i will show the front page of the washington post i. said a amid mental retardation nations anger, a message of safe. i they how a lot of people interpreted it. an overnight cnn o. r. c. poll said even though who are disappointed that his presidency fell short, they enjoyed his speech. that comes as much of the
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2016 presidential candidates and the very crowded republican field is painting a different picture. we heard president obama say he said the state of the union is strong while the other candidates say otherwise, painting a different picture of the health of the country. we do imagine we will hear plenty of criticism from those candidates today and in the days ahead. here in washington, both democrats and republicans used this speech as an opportunity to reaffirm their agenda. and as expected, they saw the speech very differently. >> i thought it was an excellent speech. i think the president talked about the fact that we can utilize the changing world in a way that benefits all of us and that we should not be afraid of change. >> he talked about how great the economy is now and how it's grown so much. most americans don't feel that. wages have continued to go down and people struggle with that. >>reporter: president obama will no doubt get more reaction as he does what is becoming a tradition for the presidents to do.
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road. he will photo nebraska today and then later tonight is expected to be in louisiana. live inhsospwashington, i'm kristine frazao, back to you. >>jay: developing in the upstate, an investigation is underway into the death of an upstate high school basketball player. the spartanburg coroner says 18 year-old they man moore was a senior at greenville high school. while the cause of death is not known the coroner says there is no indication of foul play. >>holly: henderson county leaders are looking ahead to the future of east plat rock. a committee is putting together a plan for the area for the next 15 years. the east flat rock community stretches from the flat rock middle school to i-26. once completed county and local governments will use that plan to guide future decisions. >> we look at everies act thef to that community and come up with recommendations based on what the community input is and how we can achieve some of that over the next 15 year period.
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15 months to fully develop the plan. >>jay: asheville city council cleared the way for indigenous people's day. the procla mental retardation states asheville was built on the homelands and villages of native people who lived here long before america was settled. members of the eastern band of cherokee indians are happy with the decision. >> i think this is within the color and spirit of asheville. it's such a tolerant and spiritual place to celebrate the contributions of cherokee. [inaudible] >>jay: indigenous people's day will be celebrated on the second monday of every october, which is also columbus day. >>holly: suspects are on the run and deputies need your help finding them. in "fugitive files" we are teaming up with the henderson county sheriff offense office and joining us is major frank stout, tank you for coming in. >> thank you, ma'am. we are looking for andrew harmer, white male 27 years of age, frequents bear waller road in bell mountain road.
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felony probation violation. next we have christopher chad massey. he is a white male, 39 years of age. frequents hack lburg lane, sugar loaf loan, thrush road and he is wanting for breaking and entering, three counts felony of a firearm and felony conspiracy and felony entry to real property. last tara gene melendez, white female, 38 years of age. she frequents north main street, wetler street and dorothy street. she is wanted for felony forgery. >>holly: all right. if you know where any of these fugitives may be, call anonymously. it's the crime stoppers number you know phone phone. that's 694-3128 and go to the "fugitive files" section of wlos.com to see all the suspects we are featuring this morning and we will join you again in the next half hour with more fugitives on the run. >> >>jay: in this morning's news reel fire officials in oakland,
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after getting trapped in a sewer line for ten hours. a trench collapsed on him leaving him buried up to his chest. a fire official says it happened because there was not enough support to prevent dirt from caving in. rescue crews had to shore up the trench so they could get him out safely. >>holly: a high speed chase in wichita, kansas, with an armed robber end in a crash. police say the be roar seriously hurt the driver tof a black ford, slamming into a poll. investigators say the robber stole cash, purse, and lottery tickets from the convenience store. the trail of the tickets led the police to the suspects and they arrested them. >>jay: the community demanded it. now the protestors taking over the wild life refuge in oregon are listening. they shared their commit plan but they are not leaving soon. a spokesman says this has now become an even bigger issue. >> this is abuse in our health
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regulations at every level of our lives. we are losing our freedoms and it is close to being gone. >>jay: law enforcement in that area says since the my lashah took over the refuge there is an uptick in intimidation and harassment in the community. >>holly: tonight for the first time ever someone could become a billionaire thanks to the powerball jackpot, it's up to $1.5 billion. the largest in history. >>jay: lauren brigman is live from the market station gas station on henderson road and, lauren, there is still time to get tickets? >>lauren: that's right. we bought one live at 5:30 this morning. you still have time. the drawing is 10:59 tonight. tickets will be sold until 10 o'clock so here at market center they are expecting even more customers to come in today to get these last minute tickets. but your chances of winning are about 1 in 292,000,000. so, your odds are not looking good. but you know we have been saying all morning, somebody's got to
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of course we didn't have a winner in the past saturday's drawing so the powerball jackpot continued to climb to $1.5 billion. so, there is a couple different ways, if you happen to win, you can either claim the payments over 29 years or you can get the lump sum, which totals about $930 million after taxes. now, we did some research this morning to find out, you know, beyond those fancy cars, luxury home, what are some other things you could buy? and we found that you can actually own a professional sports team, soccer team, hockey team. those are some of the options that popped up there as well. some of the other things you can buy is you can have a stadium named after you, the cost is up to $425 million you can build a replica of the original disneyland for about $150 million. so, there's just some options to consider ifou happen to win that big powerball jackpot tonight. reporting live in asheville, lauren brigman, news 13.
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powerball jackpot with you at home. >>jay: wlos bought 50 tickets and will split any winnings of $10,000 or more with 13 random adults. go to our facebook page to register to win. >>holly: you don't even have to pay, we will buy it for you. and a building in nebraska is frozen. >>jay: how the building turned into a giant ice sculpture. >>ingrid: here is your "harry's on the hill bubu stop forecast." the kids will feel like an icicle if they don't wear a coat. 39 by the time they get home. coming up after the break, we will talk about how cold we will
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now, in high definition, this is your news 13 skywatch forecast. >>ingrid: it is a very chill start at cataloochee, cold of course to be making more snow. 16 degrees on the leicester carpet sales news 13 skycam network. not as cold in clemson. still chilly. you need a jacket. 35 degrees right now. and very clear conditions on the radar and satellite from burnsville to franklin to greer, all the way down into greenwood. clear conditions means it is cold outside. we will start to see some clouds building up late thursday into friday and we will have a chance for some more precipitation to enter our rain gauges there. you know, it's cold outside but this is typical for this time in winter. 26 is normal. 2 is as cold as we have gotten down to since midnight. 23 in burnsville, 30 in forest city. same thing in franklin.
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take a look at the upstate now. below freezing in greenville. 34 anderson. 35 down into greenwood. now, the wind has picked up over the last half hour in asheville. right now, with 13 miles per hour. 14 up towards boone and lighter down into the upstate. so, you know what i'm about to show you. here is the wind chill. you step outside in asheville, feels like a very cold 11 degrees. so, make sure you have the hats, the glove, the scarf, all the above this morning. 28 degrees is what it feels like in greer. now, this model is picking up the winds could be gusting by about 8 a.m. and some locations. french broad river valley still feeling below 10 degrees but the western zones feels like the 20s. that's when you head off to work. throughout the day, temperatures will stay in the 30s, wuh with the little bit of wind it could feel like the 20s at times. something else to worry about, humidity levels still pretty low in our eastern zone, so throughout the afternoon into this evening it will be really
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burning any sort of leaves or anything. high pressure controlling our weather back here at home and that means clear skies through lunchtime the as well. sunshine expected. it will still be pretty chilly in the 30s. then we see a chance for some increased cloud cover on thursday. 39 degrees for a high temperature today. not very warm. 22 tonight. in greenville, 46 degrees. slightly cooler today and 27 tonight. the timeline of this precipitation will indicate whether or not we see any wintry weather. the possibility for some patchy freezing rain early friday. the highest mountains. maybe a few flurries, the highest mountains saturday and then it gets colder for everyone sunday with that mix of rain and snow. in the upstate, we are seeing all rain. back over to you. >>holly: from fire to ice, a historic building in omaha nebraska was once covered in flames. >>jay: now it's covered in icicles. the firefighters worked in low
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and now there's 10-12" of ice. >>holly: they say it's on the verge of collapsing and the ice temperature changes. wow, interesting sight there. unc asheville women's team is trying to stay in the no. 1 spot
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against clemson. >>stan: good morning, in
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a great season. 12-3, 5-1 in the big south and first place. bulldogs had a home game last night against longwood, they are 2-4 in the league and asheville in the unusual place, first place this late in the season. hold? bulldogs have been strong all season and they flux their muscle early and often last night. off by going inside to fitzgerald, the sophomore from virginia. doesn't make it the first time, she had 9. asheville gets on top early. also, effective from the outside, tianna knuckles knocked 14. then it's tiffany wilson overpowers the double team for two more. asheville had 32 scores after the first quarter and then on cruise control they go. they improved to 6-1 flat big south, 13-3, with a win over lawnwood and there's a televised
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>> eighth ranked miami against -- [inaudible] london for 3, u.n v. up 1, now pa rontist with a drive, hooks it up off the glass, scores 13 in the second half, they go 11-2 run that puts them ahead for good. they snap the two game losing reak to beat miami 56-68. no. 1 goes down in college basketball. top ranked kansas falls at no. 11 west virginia, mountaineers won this one 74-63. west virginia is 15-1,1, that's their best start since 1982 when they started 24-1. overs. they are the fourth no. 1 team to go down this year. and the final app college rankings are out, alabama no. 1 of course. fifth time they have won the app honor. clemson no. 2 followed by stanford and ohio state and oklahoma 23eu6th and north carolina is 15th and tennessee 22nd. poll. that's sports this morning. i'm stan pamfilis, we will see
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have a great wednesday, everyone. >>stan: hopefully iwill be a great wednesday. >>ingrid: >>ingrid: it's in the 20s in many locations, in the afternoon staying in the 30s so colder than it typically is in winter but nonetheless it will be cooler down into greenville, too, 36 degrees. 22 in asheville. staying nice and clear in the upstate as well. upper 20s in greenville for tonight. right now, let's head b bk to the traffic center. jaclyn, we are seeing improvements on swannanoa river road? >>jaclyn: ingrid, crews are now clearing that earlier wreck on swannanoa river road on kensington drive. we know there are no injuries reported there so that's good news. traffic is picking up on merryman avenue. the delays we talked about earlier are nuclear. speeds there at edgewood road are now up to 31 miles per hour. here is a look at the commute along i-40 westbound from old fort to asheville. give yourself about 20 minutes of drive time to make this commmme. that's a look at your on-time
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>>holly: we are looking at the most popular breakfast items from across the country. >>ingrid: we posted this to our site wlos.com. >>holly: we will start at no. no. 30 because we are at the end and we want to get to north cc cc. this is new jersey the summit diner, a slider. >>ingrid: that's hearty looking. >>holly: oh, pancakes, i can't pronounce these hotcakes from santa fe, new mexico. poached eggs with curried lentils, cilantro, new york city. >>ingrid: that looks pretty healthy. >>holly: looks yummy.
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carolina, chapel hill, fried chicken biscuit, we do love that down here, don't we. this is north dakota, a rancher's biscuit, something hearty. you want something hearty. >>ingrid: it's_?cmgy\^3tp.` cold. >>holly: cinnamon rolls, steak and eggs. >>ingrid: that's too hearty for me. i don't want steak and eggs. >>holly: i'm sure there are a lot of people looking at that filet saying yum. triple berry toast. >>ingrid: is there salmon in this? >>holly: the salmon coffee house. i'm sure they have it in there, but not in there. strawberry hotcakes which are actually crepes in pennsylvania. johnny cakes from rhode island. >>ingrid: yum. >>ingrid: fried green toe tomatoes an grits. so some things things that are more
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>>holly: the two most unhealthy dishes were from n nth carolina, did you see that. >>holly: that's okay. they were probably delicious. >>ingrid: we are all healthy and it will help you to eat something like that before you head out the door it's cold outside. it's 23 in asheville. it feels like about 11 degrees. 13 miles per hour wind in buncombe county right now. so, it's a cold start. staying chilly throughout the day. coming up in the next half hour, i will talk about our next winter bliss, stay with us. >> >>holly: asheville is making the way for a housing make over, the changes coming to walker heights. >>jay: developing this morning, the french broad river is monitoring a farm on tunnel creek. >>lauren: the largest powerball jackpot in history. $1.5 billion but you need one of
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we are live from the drawing now, in high definition, from the western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 this morning. >>holly: it is the biggest jackpot in u.s. history. >>jay: it's up for grabs tonight. one lucky winner will walk away a billionaire. >>jaclyn: the current jackpot is $1.5 billion at last count. >>holly: newss 13's lauren brigman joins us with how much is up for grabs an your chance at actually winning that. and, it may not be just one person. you know, some people could pick
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the computer could spit out the same numbers an you can have multiple winners. we have to wait and see. too. start. we are in the 20s in black mountain, casher 17, 17 lister, bundle up, folks. 32 by lunchtime. it's still going to be very chilly throughout the day. 50s, soon enough. moment. right now, if you are about to take swannanoa river road in asheville, an earlier wreck may slow you down. >>jaclyn: ingrid, we have an active c csh on swannanoa river road on kensington drive. the good news is it's now in the clearing stages. there are no injuries reported here and luckily this is the only crash reported in asheville this morning. things are flowing smoothly along i-240 eastbound right now. overall it's a five minute ride from the bow wen bridge to i-40 and finally taking a live look at i-26 at brevard road this morning, if you are heading out that way, here is what you can expect on your morning commute. lots of cars out there this morning. so, be careful.
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that's a look at your on-time traffic report brought you by the wired mouse. back over to you. >>holly: new this morning, flags are flying at half staff to honor a decorated mountain vietnam veteran who died this week. >>jay: this is video of army staff sergeant nathan matt henry from the veteran's day celebration in franknkn in november. he spent six years as a prisoner of war in vietnam and earned two purple hearts, two silver and bronx stars. >>holly: his funeral will be at the macon funeral home and burningtown baptist cemetery. >>jay: an investigation is underway to figure out the cause of a house fire in arden. the sky land fire department was called to t t home on glen bridge road just before 11 last night. firefighters say it was heavily involved in flames when they arrived. no one was home. thankfully no one was hurt. we have calls out to firefighters to learn more information. >>holly: another hotel is coming to downtown asheville. city council approved rezoning
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building. the 8 story building will have 140 hotel rooms and 39 and garage. the developer promises to pay a living wage for full-time employees and contribute to the affordable housing fund and work for change in hotel occupancy tax distribution. not all believe that's enough. >> the majority opinion i have received from my constituents onn the issue urges me to vote against it on t t grounds of its contribution to the unnecessary growth of theft; hotel industry. >> the whole city would be cheering for this, except for the hotel question. and i think that it's an amazing project and i'm going to support it tonight. >>holly: the final vote was 5-2 in favor of the project. work is ex expected to begin this spring. >>jay: the city council approved a make over of a public housing community, it doubles the units in lee walker heights to 200.
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part of a public private partnership. the toe total cost is $20 million. also developing this morning, the french broad river keeper is monitoring a farm in hominy creek because of high levels of e-coli in the water. the department of environmental quality sent a violation notice to crowl farms because of the levels just one week before christmas were detected. hominy creek and the french broad are used for recreation, high levels of e-coli can make people sick. >> iflf properly it's okay, but when the state went back to inspect upon our complaint, they found a pipe that was discharging animal waste straight into the ditch and into the river. >>jay: the owner is not commenting on the situation at this time. >>holly: suspects are on the run and deputies need your help this evening no to track them down. in "fugitive files" we are teaming up with the henderson county sheriff offense ughs a. joining us is major frank stout. thanks for coming in. >> you're welcome, ma'am.
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suspects? first we are looking for oh coy, unique porter, black male 23 years of age, frequents cherry street and 7 white street and aurora drive in asheville. he is wanted for attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, hiring with the intent to defraud, attempted common law robbery, assault inflicting serious injury, larceny, possession of a phone by an inmate, two counts of felony probation violation, and robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession by firearm -- by felon. >>holly: who is next? >> next we have katrina cobb oh kelley, white female, frequents cedar street and sig monday drive in western north carolina. wanted for felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony obtaining property by false pretense. lastly we have jessica vasquez, white female, 26 years of age. frequents north grove street and the seventh avenue areas. she's wanted for two counts of obtaining property by false pretense and possession of stolen property.
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some of these foughttives are hiding right now. or, if you see them out and about you can call anonymously. the number is (828) 697-7867. to see a complete list of the suspects we have been showing since 5 a.m. go to the fugitive files section of wlos.com. thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you for having us. phone phone ( ). >>jay: west henderson high is raising money for the a student killed in a crash. a donation was held while they with the at a sporting event. arrowwood was killed back in the fall when his friend got his license. >> it could easily be our community that is teaing with this tragedy and we felt like it is the right thing to do. >> a phenomenal thing for them to do and this pulls you
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>>jay: robinson says her students continue to grieve for their classmate. >>holly: a haywood county elementary school may close because of budget cuts and low enrollment numbers. they say they lost thousands of dollars in local taxes and enrollment dropped by 745 students in the past ten years. they are considering closing central elementary in waynesville, which is frustrating some parents. >> it offers something special. it's that small school experience. the teachers there, there is a community within it that is just very nurturing. i mean it's fantastic. >>holly: school leader say future school closings may be necessary if funding and enrollment don't go up. the $1.5 billion jackpot is up for grabs tonight. lauren brigman is live from the market center gas station on hendersonville road. you. what are some of the first things you should do once you buy the ticket?
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these are like cash, whoever has it is the owner of it. make sure you are signing your tickets when you get them. then, if you happen to win, make sure you are making a copy of your original and keep the original close to you and in a safe location until you can go in and claim your prize. of course, other people say you need to hire a lawyer or a financial adviser just to get some advice on what to do with all that money. you know, your odds are about 1 in 292,000,000, but somebody has to win this. so we are taking our chances this morning. we found a couple other people out here at market center who have also taken a chance and bought powerball tickets. this is robert. tell me, what would you do if you won this $1.5 billion jackpot? >> i would take and buy a whole bunch of car go vans and put a bunch of drivers in them and open my own business and buy me a 45-foot diesel pusher motor home and travel the united states. and work when i wanted to. >>lauren: work when you wanted to. you have a list. and so, ralph, tell me what you would do.
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to take care of my immediate family. after that, i would donate a portion of it to charity. and then, i would take and secure myself by taking trips all over the country, all over the world. i would just -- >>lauren: sound like fun. a lot of people, of course, dreaming of what they would do with all of this money. so, if you still want to take a chance, you have until 10 o'clock tonight here in north carolina to get a ticket. the drawing is at 10:59 right before our 11 o'clock news. so, you can tune into the news as well to see the winning numbers. reporting live in asheville, lauren brigman, news 13. >>holly: great ideas. lots of people like to travel. we hope to share that powerball jackpot with you at home. wlos bought 50 tickets and we will split any winnings of $10,000 or moror with 13 randomly selected awe adults. >>jay: go to our took page and register to win. you have until 10 o'clock tonight to do it. >>holly: you don't have to even pay your own money if you don't believe in paying for the
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it is the first snow of the season for one town. >>jay: their families are enjoying the first snow day. >>holly: here is a live look on the interstate from the visionexpress.net traffic cam. i-26 looking just fine on your wednesday morning.
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will be right >>ingrid: it's all clear. temperatures this morning, they are where they typically are this time of year, should be at least in winter. 23 degrees is cold as we have gotten since midnight. 23 in burnsville. 29 in forest city. same thing in franklin. but,;w it will make it feel that much colder. same thing in boone. calm down into the upstate. right now the wind chill, brrrr, 11 degrees is what it feels
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need the thick winter coat, the hat, the gloves, and the scarfs, make some wool socks ( ). futurecast wind chill is not as bad, wind subsided but we can feel the single digits in the french broad river valley through 8 a.m.. things get better throughout the day with light winds and air the 30s i. will feel like the 20s still here in the asheville area. so, over the next couple days we have some changes, but for the short term it's going to be clear and dry. 26% for the humidity. so not going to be a good day to be burning. we actually have some brush fires reported yesterday. high pressure controlling the weather and take a look at the futurecast and you can see just sunshine through lunchtime. still going to be freezing at that point. through dinnertime, clear, clear skies tonight. then we will see the clouds build back in for thursday. the chance for rain is by friday. 39 degrees expected high temperature here in the asheville area. clear skies tonight, about 22 degrees. 46 degrees, mostly sunny, slightly cooler than yesterday
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and 27 degrees tonight. the timing of this precipitation will dictate whether or not we have any wintry weather, so, spotty, freezing rain in the highest mountains possible early friday if the rain comes early, otherwise it's all rain. if it sticks around through saturday morning, maybe a few flurries and for everyone a greater chance for a rain/snow mix sunday because high temperatures staying in the 30s. upstate locations show it's going to be all rain friday and saturday. right now let's get another traffic check. jaclyn, we have an update on swannanoa river road? >>jaclyn: ingrid the earlier wreck is cleared. traffic nearby on tunnel road is flowing smoothly. it's a 6 minute commute from porters cove road over to i-240 eastbound. we are dealing with some delays in south asheville, get ready for slowdowns on hendersonville road. especially on the southbound side near long sholes. finally, here is a look at future i-26. the commute from mars hill to asheville timing out 16 minutes. traffic there at elk mountain road moving right on time. that is a look at your on-time
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the wired mouse. >> >>holly: the first snow has come and gone in the philadelphia region. >>jay: now the wind are kicking in and it's down right chilly. wind chills will be in the single digits for some parts of the area. snow quickly stuck on grass and even some pavement. the fast-moving squall left a coating but just enough for those winter activities. >>holly: some places have only seen a dusting, even buffalo, a lot of people are being spared the feet of snow we usually see by now. >> it sounded almost like we -- there was thunder. i heard a boom, boom, boom, boom. >>holly: workers are cleaning
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>>jay: what firefighters say >>holly: 6:48. president obama kicked off the final year of his presidency
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address trumpeting what he achieved during his two terms. >>jay: stephanie ramos reports he spoke about an array of topics. >> the president of the united states! >> >>reporter: this was it. president obama's last spate of the union address before congress and the nation. kicking off the speech acknowledging the 2016 election and the horse race in the early primary states. >> and for this final one, i'm going to try to make it a little shorter. i know some of you are abiliticy to get back to iowa. >> marco rubio and bernie sanders sitting in the chamber. gop front runner not invited but going right to twittor down the speech. without mentioning candidates by name the president took them on. >> how can we make our politics reflect what's best in us and not what's worst? >> but also made a plea for unity.
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year on some bipartisan priorities, like criminal justice reform. >>reporter: and highlighted past successes and the future. >> the future we want, all of us want, opportunity and security for our families. a rising standard of living. a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids. all that is within our reach. >>reporter: republicans challenged the president starting with nicki haley. >> the president's record has often fallen far short of his soaring words. even taking a swing at donald trump. >> it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. >>reporter: today, president obama will kick off his post state of the union tour, making stops in nebraska and louisiana. stephanie ramos, abc new, washington. >>jay: this morning we have reaction from the republican senators from the carolinas in
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>> tom tillis and lindsey graham say he is not doing enough to protect our economy or destroy isis. >> the president has a choice to make. he can finally engage with congress to work to find common ground, or the president can continue to sidestep congress and the american people by implementing executive actions that divide, rather than unite. the majority of americans believe our country is headed in$bq! the wrong direction. unfortunately, i believe they are right and i heard nothing tonight to suggest that we're going to change course. >>jay: republican presidential hopeful donald trump took to twitter after the speech, calling it borg and saying we need new leadership fast. >>holly: during the speech presidential candidate hillary clinton ran a gun ad saying she is with obamama when it comes to doing universal background checks. she will respond to the state of the union live on good morning america in about 10 minutes. it is about to be a very busy time for the presidential candidates. the south carolina primary is just about six weeks away.
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candidates will debate in charleston and then democratic candidates will hold a debate there on sunday. news 13 will be there for both debates and it will provide complete live coverage. >>holly: u.s. officials confirm the iranian military released all ten u.s. sailors this morning. >>jay: the iranian revolutionary guards captures the sold jers in the persian gulf on tuesday. they were on small naval boats equipped with machine guns. u.s. officials say they were going from kuwait to bahrain. >>holly: new this morning for the first time in six months we can see mexican drug lord "el chapo" inn a prison outfit. mexican officials released his new mug shot. he is now back in the maximum security prison he escaped from last year. the u.s. is fighting to have him extradited on seven drug related indictments. a mexican judicial source says it could take more than a year to make a decision about that. first responders in the deadly shooting in colorado are being recognized. >>holly: the first responders received a standing ovation for their efforts during the colorado planned parenthood
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the mayor of colorado springs also honored emergency personnel and six civilians who he said acted bravely that day. >> i have said over and over again, this community is defined by how we responded to this incident, not by one person who engaged in this senseless act of violence. >>jay: the suspect, robert dear, is charged with first degree murder and related counts. 3 shoppers are recovering after several store aisles collapsed. >>holly: it happened at a party city in boca raton, florida. special operations crews came in with canines to make sure no one was underneath merchandise. it started with one shelf that fell and it was a domino effect from there. >> i mean it was loud. i thought it was like the roof falling down. we had to run towards the door. >>holly: no word what caused all the shelves to fall.
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>>jay: oh my word, anything but a party. i have never seen anything like that. starbucks is cooking up a flavor of live. >>jay: what one employee created for valentine's day. >>holly: who was the first actress to appear on a postage stamp?
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>>holly: an investigation is underway to figure out the cause of the houser ep fire in arden. >>jay: skyland fire department was called to the home on glen bridge road just before 11 last night. no one was home. no one was hurt. we have calls out to the fire department to learn more information. >>holly: asheville city council approved a make over a public housing commumuty. it will double the number of opportunities to 200. it will rebuild the asheville
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public partnership. the total cost is $20 million. >>jay: the french broad river keeper is monitoring a farm in home any creek because of high levels of e-coli in the water. the department of environmental quality sent a violation notice to crowl farms because of the levels. hominy creek and the french broad are used for recreation. high levels of e-coli can make people sick. the intoer of the farms is not commenting on the situation at this time. >>holly: here is the answer took.com/news day's mind teaser. we asked who was the first actress tovo[? appear on a postage stamp? >>jay: the answer is grace kelly. >>holly: lots of good guesses. >>jay: but all wrong. >>holly: they were not right. an arizona starbucks employee came up with a special way to share america's love of coffee this valentine's day. >>jay: he created three new frapuccinos for customers to try february 14th ( ). the first offering is called the valentine frapuccino. it has strawberries and cream with raspberry at the bottom. the vanilla bean in the middle and blackberry and whipped cream
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the drinks can be made at any starbucks, but you have to order them by the ingredient and not by the name. and the cost of each drink could vary. >>ingrid: those baristas are going to hate you. >>holly: it sounded pretty tasty, too. >>ingrid: it's complicated. >>jay: they won't like you. >>ingrid: and the people behind you. >>jay: are really going to hate you. >>ingrid: a final look at weather, outside, you probably don't want an iced drink for breakfast. it will be chilly when you step outside. you know, it's in the 20s in most locations. and the teens elsewhere. 39 degrees for a high temperature today. so going to stay relatively chilly. tomorrow though, if you're not a fan of the cold, look at this. a return to the low 50s with sunshine, and then into friday and into the weekend, rain mixed with snow at some point, too. >>jay: i'm saving that for valentine's day. >>jaclyn: we have a disabled tractor trailer at wiggins road exit 23 blocking the l qvg roadway.
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