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3 a proposal to redevelop a former enka landfill site into a recreational space, is up for discussion today. news 13's lauren brigman joins us live outside "the event center at a-b tech" in asheville, where the public hearing will happen. lauren, are there other former landfills in the state that have been repurposed like this? a former landfill in haywood county was redeveloped 3 into softball fields... and redevelopments in winston- salem and wilmington. 3 the site being discussed herr
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sand hill road, next to the former b-a-s-f plant.the landfill was closed in 2006, but previously stored construction waste, fly ash, nylon fabric and other wastes. under a brownfields agreement, the property could be redeveloped into a park with greenways, ballfields and a concession area.but there are specific requirements that must be followed to make the property safe for reuse.some people are have concerned about this redevelopment... so tonight is your chance to voice those and gain more information. 3 the meeting is at six p-m today... at the event center on the campus of a-b tech. coming up at 6, i'll share more about the state requirements that the developers must in 13. 3 3 a mcdowell county road remains closed this morning after yesterday's flooding. officials closed gilbert byrd road near nebo, which is a common trouble spot. a bridge was also washed away on calico
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3 19:56 "we thought it was that deep, and i ststod in it and i sunk in it." county crews did manage to fix a dam at a private pond that nearly 3 3 3 clean-up will continue this morning across the mountains. this comes after flash flooding caused damage and left behind quite a mess in some places. one hard-hit area of asheville was biltmore village. crews put up barricades to block flooded streets. some businesses and property owners cleared storm drains on their own. that helped the water recede quickly, but it left behind a 3 3 the heavy rain also forced several offices to close in henderson county. the beverly hanks office complex had more than a foot of water around it when a creek flooded its banks. it also forced a doctors office to close. no word this morning if that office will be back open today. 3 3 another area hit hard by the rain and flash flooding was cherokee. a swift water rescue team evacuated people until the water receded. soco creek
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section of smiley littlejohn road, leaving some people stranded. cherokee emergency services said four homes were affected. 3 3 a dog shot in the head in south carolina is now recovering in arden. a two-year-old boxer, now named amara, is in the care of the non-profit 'boxer butts and other mutts.' she was a stray found severely malnourished. it was not until she was admitted to western carolina animal hospital that it was discovered that she had a bullet in her head. amara is now blind and partially deaf. 3 heidi wagner, founder of boxer butts and other mutts: "it's not the worst medical case. i think as far as this one hitting me right in the heart really hard it's probably one of the top 5 for sure." there is a one-thousand-dollar reward out for information leading to an arrest. the anderson county sheriff's office is investigating amara's case. 3 3 3 new this morning... the founder of "wikileaks", julian assange, could turn himself over to the u-k police on friday. it all depends on a ruling by a u-n panel. assange
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has not been unlawfully detained, he will turn himself in. he's been in the ecuadorian embassy in london since 2012 to avoid extradition to sweden over a claim of sexual assault. 3 3 3 just ahead of their debate in new hampshire tonight, the democratic presidential hopefuls are battling over who is progressive enough. meanwhile, there's a new war of words between the republican frontrunners. bazi kanani brings us the latest on the race for white house. 3 the democrats lay out their differences in new hampshire. (sanders)but i think an objective assessment would say that there is more excitement and energy in our campaign./ bernie sanders... argues he is more electable than hillary clinton... defends his plan to raise taxes to pay for universal healthcare... (sanders)yes, you'll pay a little bit more, but your health premiums will disappear. ...and promises a progressive political revolution.(sanders) we will raise the minimumu wage, we will have health care for all people, (clinton)it's very hard to see how any of
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achievable. clinton fights back against sanders' charges that she's a moderate, not a progressive...(clinton)i'm a progressive who likes to get things done.and pledges to make history.(clinton)i'm going to try to break the highest and hardest glass ceiling. i hope it shatters completely. applause.the leading republicans? in a new battle.ted cruz fires back after trump accuses him of fraud for sending this email to supporters on caucus day suggesting ben carson was dropping out of the race.cruz told his team to spread the word to those carson supporters.trump tweets: ted cruz didn't win iowa, he stole it.cruz... accuses trump of a nasty tempter.(cruz)i mean we're liable to wake up one morning and donald if he were president, he would nuke denmark. 3 3
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3 it's 5:xx. let's take a look at business headlines. the dow was up 183 points yesterday to close at 16 thousand 336. the nasdaq was down 12 points yesterday to close at 4 thousand 504. 3 3 now let's take a look at today's business headlines
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for alleged mock mozzarella in cheese sticks /2016/02/03/news/co mpanies/mcdonalds- mozzarella-cheese-sticks- lawsuit/index.html?iid =hp-stack-doma california man says the cheese in mcdonald's (mcd) mozzarella breaded sticks isn't "real," and he wants his $1.27 back.3 chris howe filed a lawsuit against the fast food chain in a federal court on january 29. he's seeking damages for all mcdonald's customers in the u.s. who he says were misled into believing they paid for "real" mozzarella cheese.he complaint, which was reported earlier by buzzfeed, says instead of the authentic mozzarella depicted in mcdonald's ads and promised on packaging, the cheese has starch additives and other "filler" ingredients."its reasons for doing so are self- evident: inserting filler in its sticks allows mcdonald's to save money and increase its profit," the complaint reads. on mcdonald's website, the company says the sticks are "made with 100% real and melty mozzarella cheese," and a list of ingredients says the mozzarella has 2% or less of additives including modified potato and food starch. airlines letting staff members opt out of flights to zika areas /2016/02/04/news/co mpanies/zika-virus- airlines-crew- members/index.html? iid=hp-stack-domtwo major u.s. airlines say they are allowing staff airlines say they are two major u.s. airlines say they are allowing staff members to opt out of flights to latin america and the caribbean amid escalating concerns over the spread of the zika virus and its effects on unborn children.united (ual) said wednesday that it was giving pregnant flight attendants the option of withdrawing from assignments to countries affected by the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to babies being born with abnormally
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employees is paramount and providing this option was the right thing to do under these circumstances," said united spokesman rahsaan johnson. delta (dal) said it has been offering for more than two weeks to let flight attendants and pilots swap out of scheduled flights to areas flagged by the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention.super bowl 50 ads are studded with celebrities /gallery/media/2016/0 2/03/super-bowl-50- 2016/index.html?iid=hp-grid-dom the 2016 super bowl has rolled out the red carpet for the likes of helen mirren, amy schumer, seth rogen, steven tyler and the late, great marilyn monroe. 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. a major groundbreaking ceremony. coming up a little later ... the mammoth-sized project
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3 the snow has stopped falling in vermillion, south dakota -- and the wind has died down - for the most part. but this week's blizzard left much of the southeastern part of the state buried under deep drifts of snow. the university of south dakota has resumed classes after the campus shut down after four p-m on tuesday. u-s-d and the city continue to remove snow from sidewalks and roads to help students make it to class.
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3 3 3 here is a look at what you can expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. a big hiring push for home depot. where the company is looking to fill hundreds of positions.
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3 new this morning... we have a sneak peek at a new ride that will open next month in dollywood. this is a preview of the "lightning rod"... which will be the world's fastest wooden coaster.
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miles an hour during a 165 foot drop. the hot-rod themed ride will also travel 38- hundred feet through the theme park. 3 3 3 home depot is looking to fill hundreds of jobs in greenville. the company is hiring 270 associates in the upstate to prepare for spring, which is its busiest selling season. nationwide, home depot is hiring 80-thousand seasonal workers. 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 3 asheville is getting ready for a big celebration sunday. and we're not talking about the super bowl. before the big game... asheville's mardi gras parade will be downtown. joining us this morning are the mardi gras royals, queen
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robert bone along with court jester, kenny the clown, for a little long has the parade been around? what is this year's 3 theme? tell us about the float you're working 3 on 3
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a ground breaking ceremony was held in texas for what will be the tallest cross in the western hemisphere. >>jay: once it's completed it will stand 210 feet tall and will be the second tallest cross in the world. the world's tallest cross is more than twice that tall. it reaches a height of 495 feet and is located in madrid, spain. >>ingrid: organizers of the project have been working on it for three years now. there is no set date for completion. but folks who work with the project expect to see it finished by the end of the year. final look at weather outside, it's a little chillier. we are in the 40s and 30s with wind at 20 miles per hour. coming up in the next half hour we will talk more about how cool we will stay today and the next chance for wintry weather. back over to you. >>holly: sending a message for the restaurant in raleigh is asking people to do and how it's affecting other businesses. >>jay: and it's world cancer day. what one doctor says is the key to getting ahead of the disease. >>
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[butcher] i'm sorry! (burke) covered march fourth,2014. talk to farmers. we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum now, in high definition, from the western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 this morning. >>holly: this is a very interesting story. take a look at this video. a car in california ends up on the roof of a home.
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police his brakes failed and he lost control of the vehicle. he and his passenger got out safely. >>ingrid: the homeowner was not hurt. a crane was able to remove the car off the roof. i just don't get it. >>holly: what's even more important to the story, is that house is not a one-story house. that is a two-story house. >>jay: so they got out of the car safely? so you get out of the car, and you're on the roof. you still have to get down. >>ingrid: i want to know more about this story. >>holly: seeing the car go airborne where it went up two stories? >>ingrid: he musk flying. >>jay: he said the brakes failed? >>holly: and he hit something and -- >>ingrid: it shot him up there. good morning, everyone. let's talk about our weather. it feels like a roller coaster ride, rain heavy at times. today, things will start to level out. we are seeing partly cloudy skies across western north carolina. mostly cloudy further south. no rain right now. and no rain throughout the day, either. 45 degrees by lunchtime.
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we will talk about what you can expect for your weekend weather and if you should keep the outdoor plans. jaclyn, flood waters are a problem on the road this morning? >>jaclyn: ingrid, several side roads are still closed this morning across the county because of flooding. this is in the usual places, like wilson road and island fort road. i just spoke with dispatchers in henderson county, and drivers in that area, you might run into this problem on your secondary roads as well. be careful if you head out the door soon this morning. travel time, i-40 from old fort into asheville, overall this commute looks good for you but watch for the minor delays heading into black mountain. turning to i-40 closer to haywood county, it is smooth sailing from the buncombe county/haywood county line into town. overall, the commute is looking good for you. >>i'm jaclyn deaugustino. this on-time traffic report is brought to you by the wired mouse computer solutions. >> >>holly: today, you can provide feedback on a project to
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