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3 check out will andersen of utah. he posted a compilation of videos of him throwing things backwards. some of the tricks seem quite impossible, but he consistently holds an unflinching gaze as he makes shot after shot. he explained
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trickshot videos on snapchat, and was encouraged by friends to make more. the process is time-consuming - each video can take roughly 200 outtakes in the making, spanning hours or even days. 3 3 good morning... 3 it's .... thursday, february 18-th i'm holly headrick. and i'm jay siltzer good morning. 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 3
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3 the republican primary in south carolina is just two days away now. and the g-o-p presidential candidates continue to take swings at one another. ray raimundi gives us a look at the latest poll numbers on the campaign trail. 3 the clash of the republican candidates....now going into overdrive. the battle ground: south carolina -- where four of the six republican candidates -- participated in town hall forums across two cable networkssot-trumpi do attack people when i'm attacked republican front-runner donald trump....all alone on m-s-n- b-c ... where he attacked his fellow counterparts...and defended his fiery temperment sot-trump "in a year from now, people will respect what i did // you're so worried about being nice and being politically correct. so what would you rather have me do? be nice to everybody"over on c-n-n...senators ted cruz and
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ben carson....all got their chance to address questions from south carolina voters. cruz...whipping out the hammer on trump...after receiving a cease and desist letter. sot-sen cruz cooper: what did you think when you actually got the letter? cruz :i'll confess, i laughed out loud.//and i don't think anyone is surprised that donald is threatening to sue people. rubio...with a more personal message...nats: cheering from nikki haley endorsing marco rubio rally ...smiling from ear-to-ear on govenor nikki haley's endorsementsot-sen rubioin my campaign for president i got the endorsement of a candidate of indian descent and tomorrow we'll be campaigning along an african-american member. that says a lot about south carolina on the democratic side? hillary clinton and bernie sanders are battling it out in nevada.. ahead of that state's caucuses this weekend. new polls show the race in nevada at a virtual dead heat. ray tag:and with the race so tight in nevada -- the democratic party is providing an unopened deck of cards at all 250 precinct locations. if there
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vegas style game of chance can break the tie. the race -- possibly coming down to a high card draw. ray raimundi, abc news, new york. 3 3 3 3 getting a look at asheville's history through a "riverlink" tour. news 13's lauren brigman is live from "pearson bridge road" in asheville. lauren, that is the site of the historic old riverside park?we have archive images to show you from when this space was the park 3
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3 the north carolina d-o-t says a contractor is to blame for work not being finished on the i-26 bridge over pond road. right now, the interstate is still curvy, with barricades up in the median. the d-o-t says "devere construction" left its contract last week without finishing the job. now, an interim contractor is in place. as soon as the interim contractor develops a plan and d-o-t signs off on it, work can resume above pond 3 3 asheville police are
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crash. it happened at the intersection of hendersonville and airport roads at about 10:30 last night. witnesses say the motorcycle rider was speeding and looked confused. they say he was not wearing a helmet. we'll bring you more on this developing story as details are released today. 3 3 3 happening today ... opening statements begin in a murder trial in transylvania county. jury selection finished up yesterday for trial of richard o'shields. he is charged with murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old toby mathis at a store in rosman in 2011. police say o'shields wanted revenge for the death of his 3 3 we are learning new information in an asheville murder case. 911 calls were released, along with new court documents.(911 calls emailed to kelsay)255 eoc5-15i'm at 56 central. i just went to put there's some blood and there's someone in there. that call was made to police friday after the discovery of 62-year-old tina kessinger's body. according to court documents, james norton stabbed her in the head with a
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car. those documents also indicate that norton told deputies kessinger was his girlfriend. but police are not commenting on the relationship between the two. norton's next court appearance is scheduled for march seventh. 3 3 3 retired supreme court justice sandra day o'connor is disagreeing with fellow republicans. that story tops this morning's newsreel... o'connor is urging president obama to fill the supreme court's newly vacant seat quickly. the new justice will replace the late antonin scalia - who was found dead saturday at age 79. o'connor called the partisan chatter over the nomination is quote - unnecessary and said the president should "get on" with the job at hand. 3 3 a district of columbia grand jury investigating the city's so-called "mansion murders" last may returned a 20-felony indictment against this man. 35-year-old darron wint is charged in the washington d-c home invasion that left a husband, wife, their young son and a household employee dead. wint was arrested last may and remains in police custody. if convicted he faces a maximum
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without the possibility of parole. 3 a los angeles hospital pays out 17-thousand dollars in ransom after a malware attack. hackers locked "hollywood presbyterian medical center's computer systems. in order to get it back, the hospital's president said it paid 40 "bitcoins", which comes out to 17-thousand dollars. the f-b-i is now investigating, but is not offering any details about who might be responsible. 3 3 3 we have an early bird gets the win giveaway this morning. as we continue to celebrate "international random acts of kindness week," we are giving away a 50-dollar gift card to "publix". go to facebook dot com slash news 13 to enter. we will announce the winner just before seven this morning. coming up, jay and i surprise more people with our "random acts of kindness." 3 3 3 a debate over privacy. coming up ... where google stands on the subject of a f-b- i request for cellphone data from apple. 3
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3 making business headlines this morning, google's c-e-o is now siding with apple in the company's fight against the f-b-i. as we have reported, a judge ordered apple to help the f-b-i unlock the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. apple's c-e-o tim cook says complying with the order would require building a backdoor to the
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compromise the privacy of millions of devices. 3 toyota is recalling two point nine million s-u-v's after rear seat belts separated in tt deadly crashes. the recall involves the rav-4, rav-4 e-v, and vanguard s-u-v. a spokesperson says the rear seatbelts could be cut by metal seat-cusion frames in severe front-end crashes. 3 comcast is now apologizing after a major outage on monday. people were not able to access on-demand video, along with broadcast, local and cable t-v channels for an hour and a half. customers will get a credit for a day's worth of video service, which amounts to about two dollars. 3 3 3 the time is now 5:xx. it's a mess created by mother nature that you have likely never seen. coming up, what is to blame for this unusual
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3 a town in australia is dealing with a very unusual problem.take a look. people are wading through tumbleweeds. they are all over the streets and yards. it is summertime down under, and the dry conditions are to blame for the bumper crop. in some places, tumbleweeds are piled as high as rooftops. but people dealing with the problem are exhausted. 3 (jason perna/homeowner) "it is frustrating. you know that you've got a good couple of hours work ahead of you and that's always, yeah, sort of displeasing."(pam twitchett/homeowner) "it's physically draining and mentally more draining"the type of tumbleweek causing all of the problems actually has a very appropriate name. it is called "hairy panic." 3 3 3 3 3 here is a look at what you can expect for the next three
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3 the time is now 5:xx. governor pat mccrory holds up his end of the deal in a super bowl bet.coming up, the prediction he made about the score, and how much he says he missed it by. 3 >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, please listen carefully. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. it's a rate lock for your life insurance that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. many policies don't have one but you can get
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3 here is a look at current hour we'll talk more about what to expect in the next 7- days.
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artist has a sweet spot for dogs and is helping austin overlooked pets. >> jay: homeless dogs are getting attention from jurassic bark rescue, these dogs are often cared for by homeless people who often make sure they are fed before they feed themselves. >> ingrid: the dogs are not allowed in shelters and sometimes fend for themselves, so the hip-hop artist and the jurassic dog park are making sure they get food. >> we have to find a way to help them and i feel like this is a start, most definitely. >> holly: tray the truth says he tries to participate in community outreach programs in every city where he has a concert. isn't that something? that's not just his own city, but to go -- >> jay: every where you go? >>holly: that's pretty cool. >> ingrid: i hadn't thought of that, to be completely honest. final look at weather, wind out of the northeast at 8 miles per hour. headlines indicate we are turning warmer thankfully. we will talk about how warm we will get this weeeend in the
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seven-day forecast. back over to you. >> jay: caught on video. what these restaurant owners used to fight back against armed robberies. >> holly: problems firefighters had battling those flames. >> >> lauren: the site of a former junk yard will soon connect two popular greenways in asheville.
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on our river link tour, next. >> holly: the watt l is heating up between republican presidential candidates ahead of south carolina's primary. >> jay: a new nbc wall street journal poll has senator ted cruz ahead of donald trump by 2 points. >> holly: the race is getting tighter. last night, ted cruz, marco rubio and ben carson took the stage at cnn's presidential town hall. >> jay: they did indeed, drawing big crowds. no question about it. diane gallagher is live from columbia, south carolina, with all the highlights this morning. diane, you sat through it. what is the latest there? good morning to you at this point. >> reporter: we have seen the republican candidates on the south carolina stage it's hard to go anywhere without seeing campaign signs or ads on t.v. but last night's format really gave you the opportunity to get to know the candidates a little bit better. it wasn't just that you got to hear real questions from real voters, but they had more time
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a little bit more in depth. >> wednesday's republican town hall underscored the intensity of the race headg into the primary. dr. ben carson, senate store ted cruz and senator marco rubio taking the stage the first night. rubio came down on swinging, doubling down on previous statements that cruz is a liar. >> i said he has been lying because if you say something that is isn't true and you saw it over and over again, there's no other word for it. >> reporter: cruz was quick to hit back. >> both donald trump and marco rubio are following this pattern, whenever anyone vote point the at what they have voted on, they start yelling liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: the two cuban immigrants did agree on the president's state on cuba, and

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