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sobbing. she had just gotten out of jail herself on wednesday morning on unrelated drug charges. and this was the scene outside the butler family home about 24 hours later. the entire family gathered as sister and neighbor cathy found her brother dead in the home on thursday morning. cameras were not allowed in the courtroom today. she said that in the past they had had some problems but had mostly gotten along. >> my brother's never hit my dad. i mean, daddy argued with everybody. that's just the way that daddy was. and i don't know. i don't know what happened. he flipped out. >> reporter: tanya now plans to
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she's hoping to get her old job back as a dish washer at a local restaurant. as for joe, or joebo as the family called him, he's held. one thing tanya believes may have been involved in that altercation that may have brought it to that next level. i'm evan donovan for news 13. >> darcel: new at 5:00, a man remains in intensive care after being beaten in mcdowell county. deputies found christopher this morning slumped over a steering wheel. authorities suspect he was beaten. he was taken to mission hospital for surgery. investigators are looking for whoever is responsible for the attacks. >> tammy: a local sheriff gets his wish, next week, every rutherford county sheriff's car
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the back of the car. was taxpayer money used for this? >> kim: no. if you pull up to a light behind a sheriff's deputy's car, you won't be able to miss the nation's motto on the back. the phrase is now in bold in black above the entrance of the rutherford county courthouse. it's on the quarter and dollar bills. where the flag flies, the phrase in god we trust is now on the back of deputy squad cars. >> it's certainly a statement. we've gotten so far i believe as a country from where we need to be. i really only have any power inside of ruther ford county. it's important to me to be a
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rutherford county. we're very appreciative fairview took it on. >> i think it's great. my husband is a police officer in another county. i support them 100% always. >> kim: inside great expectations book store locals lunch. >> i think it's a bad idea. >> kim: jeanine asked we not show her face. the courthouse display commissioners recently approved. >> i didn't have a vote in it otherwise i wouldn't have approved. >> i'm having a hard time that people are so interested in something that should be displayed more. >> kim: now here's an interesting back story, president eisenhower wanted to differentiate the u.s. from the soviet union that was promoting atheism
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in god we trust the national motto and eisenhower signed that bill. kimberly king, news 13. >> darcel: it's cold out there. >> tammy: it is. lots of beautiful sunshine, jason but that didn't do it. >> jason: it was cold, windy. if you didn't have a lot of wind today, consider yourselves pretty lucky. most of us did. here's your leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network from hendersonville looking north and west. 37 degrees. not as much wind there as earlier today. same thing down in franklin, 44 degrees. a lot of blue skies. that's not a wild fire. someone's burning something. not sure what. we have low 30s in boone, upper 30s in newland. 40s mixed with a few 50s down in the upstate. they were warmer today, which is typically the case. the wind was much stronger earlier in asheville. nine miles per hour sustained wind. ten miles per hour in hendersonville. and 10 in morganton.
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chills diminish. upper 20s by 9. mid 20s by 11. upstate, areas of frost overnight. 40 at 7. 34 by 11. when i see you again in a few minutes, we'll talk about even colder weather that's poised to move in. we'll time it out and i'll show you when snow is back again. >> darcel: millions of dollars have been granted to multiple communities for water project funding. news 13's zack green went to one mountain town that's in great need of new infrastructure. >> reporter: when water starts belowing from bakersville, they have been granted millions of dollars to improve their infrastructure. >> if we go where the meter is and valve them off, some day down the road, they're going to
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>> zack: bakersville is in need of a revamp. >> they're beginning to detearate badly. >> zack: 6800 feet of water line supplying. this small community is doing what they can to make sure national news doesn't hit close to home. flint, michigan. as a preventive measure, governor mccrory has allocated money to communities that have suffered water problems. >> we've done about 72 water repairs. >> zack: little repairs will be a problem for the past as the governor's grant awarded bakersville nearly $2 million. >> there's more materials that should enhance to make sure we have clean potable water at all times. >> zack: water concerns are for the town as a whole.
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here, it feeds our water system through town. >> zack: priorities are being emphasized by the mayor. >> here m bakersville, we also have two schools within bakersville. we have to keep them open. >> zack: the mayor wants to ensure this project begins while the school is out, which is the summer months. zack green, news 13. >> darcel: a couple of other towns and a company in the mountains are receiving project water funding. rutherfordton $176,000. and the junaluska sanitary district is getting more than $3 million. >> tammy: it's almost the weekend and that means the interstates are very busy. >> darcel: jaclyn, a wreck on i-240. >> jaclyn: that's right. all lanes just opened back up
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traffic is heavy between here all the way through i-40. heading in to asheville is also a problem area to keep in mind. especially between long shoals and i-40. it's busy out there on 1923 with speeds slowing down to 20 miles per hour. that's a look at your on time traffic report brought to you by debruhl's used car superstore. >> tammy: a one on one showdown. how hillary clinton and bernie sanders are trying to get ahead in new hampshire.
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surrounding the zika you're watching news 13 with darcel grimes, tammy watford, chief meteorologist jason boyer, and on time traffic with jaclyn deaugustino. this is news 13 at 5. >> darcel: in vote 2016, hillary clinton and bernie sanders returned to the campaign trail today. >> tammy: it was the first one on one showdown for these presidential candidates. a new poll shows sanders is
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nationally. >> secretary clinton does represent the establishment. i represent, i hope, ordinary americans. >> senator sanders is the only person who i think would characterize me a woman running to be the first woman president as exemplifying the establishment. >> darcel: there's another gop tomorrow night. it's airing here on news 13. >> tammy: we have new details tonight surrounding the zika virus. >> darcel: the new guidelines come after the virus was transmitted through sexual contact in dallas. they include advising pregnant women to be tested for the virus two to 12 weeks after returning from active zika areas. a volcano erupted in japan today and members of an environmental group are
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>> tammy: it reached as far as 1900 yards away. green peace says it fears for those living near. officials banned people from getting anywhere near that mountain. that's dangerous stuff but it's pretty cool looking to see come out of the mountain. >> darcel: but don't go near it. >> tammy: because it's hot and we are not, jason. >> jason: i was able to climb a volcano, a dormant one. in hawaii. 8 degrees for the high temperature today. 27 was our low this morning. not far from the average. no rain or snow today. we're going to add to that precip total. it's going to be in the form of mostly snow.
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after a brief i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy
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share your story. publix. where shopping is a pleasure. now your news 13 skywatch weather. >> jason: it is pretty up there in mount mitchell today. leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network we're at 6600 feet at mount mitchell state park. frost kind of composition on those pine trees and hemlocks up there. that is freezing fog. 21 degrees. that happened overnight and the temperature is certainly cold and windy up there. 39 degrees at asheville. still clear skies.
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that puts our wind chill down to 33. but the air is very dry. relative humidity 30%. that usually means they're going to cool off quickly when the air's so dry and the sky's so clear. we may drop quickly initially and kind of level off. 47 degrees in greenville. north wind at 6 puts their wind chill down to 44 degrees. upper 20s in asheville. you'll see that those temperatures really don't fluctuate too much. the wind calms, our temperatures will be close to what it will feel like in terms of wind chills. it will get better. speaking of better, the chance of rain and snow will be better. rain snow mix turning to snow on monday.
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this is not going to be a big system. we'll get enough moisture working down in to the french broad valley. light accumulations are likely. look at the mountain forecast. 80% chance of snow. all snow for you monday and tuesday. high pressure for now keeps things very quiet. our winds will weaken in to the weekend. we'll start to see our wind come back from the south and west. that will mean milder temperatures not only tomorrow but sunday. here comes our arctic front. the leading edge of this is going to bring snow showers quickly to the mountains by monday afternoon. southeast kentucky, northeast tennessee stretching in to ohio. once that front goes by, you're going to notice it. temperatures will drop. and the wind is really going to crank up.
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high-mid level clouds. afternoon, we're back in to sunshine. mostly sunny skies on sunday with our chance of snow going up. let's go out to the california coast. why not? there's santa clara. the super bowl forecast still looking pretty good. temperatures kick off in the 70s, half time, 60s. and all that sunshine. lows tonight, low to mid 20s in the mountains. highs tomorrow a little bit better. lower 50s in the upstate. sunday. our temperatures will cool much more. highs not even to freezing. just above it tuesday. i think we'll have flurries then. we're going to watch it >> darcel: like we're going to watch the super bowl. >> tammy: i got my jersey. i'm ready. we're having pizza. >> jason: sounds good. >> tammy: okay.
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builds for the new game. super bowl 50. what he brought to the gym that night and to thousands of people through news stories is amazing. >> darcel: parents in tears, players storming the court. coming up at 5:30, we'll show you the moment at a mountain
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>> tammy: super bowl preparations are in full swing in the san francisco bay area. news 13's luke notestine caught up with some of those fans today. >> luke: thanks, we're here in downtown san francisco at super bowl city. a gathering site for footballs fans from all over the country. they're here to kind of get ready for the big game coming up on sunday. we caught up with a few fans to kind of get what they're doing to prepare for the big game on sunday and also how much fun francisco. the energy level continues to build as fans of all ages enjoy super bowl city. we found an energetic group from charlotte. >> i went home for both the playoffs games. even with charlotte closing down both airports, i made it. being here, it's a bucket list
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it's a dream to see my team. >> luke: this time they're hoping for a much different result. >> and this time it's more important i think for the city and for us to win. >> i mean it's awesome to be here and to see so many panthers fans. it's great. >> luke: they just hope quarterback cam newton does his signature dance move many times on sunday. of course super bowl will play on sunday at 6:30 p.m. eastern time between the carolina panthers and the denver broncos. we're going to bring you more. reporting from super bowl city in san francisco, i'm luke notestine for news 13. >> darcel: we've got to practice our dab. >> tammy: yes, we do. we'll work on that.
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footballs are making a statement ahead of the game. >> tammy: it's all part of the super bowl's 50th anniversary. >> darcel: designers produced their own takes on the brown leather ball. each piece is being auctioned online from now until february 14th. >> tammy: i like the last one. >> darcel: i like the last one, too. >> zack: in today's pet pals you
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energetic pup named cheerio. >> zack: welcome to today's pet pals, i'm here with karen from the mitchell county animal county rescue. we're here with cookie. >> cheerio. >> zack: i'm sorry. >> he's an energetic little guy. he needs a busy family to deal with. >> zack: you guys got him as a stray. he's kind of stalky and needs leash training. >> he does well with other dogs. anybody who comes in the shelter he greets with his little wiggle. >> zack: at the moment he's not house broken but we've already gotten him to sit. he's going to be easy to train.
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great age for training. come by the rescue. we're open monday through friday. 8-4:30. >> zack: karen, thank you so much for coming in today. let's get this guy adopted. >> darcel: coming up, more excitement for super sunday. >> tammy: how a local school is getting involved in the fun. news 13 at 5:30 starts now. a former priest is accused of sexual misconduct. everyone was crying. >> frank: an extraordinary moment at a mountain basketball game. why it left one young man's parents in tears and had an entire gym on its feet.
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