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candidates are spending the night criss-crossing the state... hoping to win the first-in-the-nation caucuses. lana zak joins us live from des moines with the latest... 3 3 sanders sotit sounds like you want to make political revolution." clinton nats- clinton sot:"i am a better candidate, and thanks to you, i will be a better president, and i want you to know that." gfx: time is up for the three democrats and the eleven republicans running for president (nats)rob sand will be administering a caucus in western des moines"i think a lot of people are going to make that decision when they're listening to their neighbors."in fact, on both the republican and the democratic side, the last iowa poll found 5-points or less separating 1 1 and 2nd place
voters still waivering in their support, campaigns can influence the results up to the last second.(cruz church nat pop)in their final day on the trail, ted cruz attended church, churchgoer: "i'll vote for you if you promise to run this country like a god fearing christian."cruz :"you have my word"he said he prayed for donald trump and marco rubio, who made this appeal-- rubio "i'm asking you to caucus for me tomorrow night because if i'm president of the united states, when i'm president of the united states, we will confront the challenges of our time."rubio fighting hard for an upset second place finish...or better trump "get out of bed and caucus!"and donald trump, long the man in the lead, gave his wife melania the mic to close the deal in iowa.melania sot. "he will be unbelievable."tag: on the republican side, we will expect results to start coming in soon after 7 central, for the democrats though, the results often take longer since those caucuses are like a game of red rover, with campaigns trying to sway
competitive candidates over to their side. lana zak abc news, des moines, iowa 3 3 3 3 happening today, closing arguments are set to begin in the federal trial over north carolina's voter i-d law. the law requires voters to show one of six accepted i-ds to vote. the u-s justice department and n-double-a-c-p say the law will make it harder for minority voters to cast a ballot. supporters say the move protects against voter fraud. it is not clear if the judge will make a ruling on the case before north carolina's primaries in march. 3 3 3 continuing coverage now of the impact of last week's winter storm. some transportation officials are now checking to see how the weather affected school buses. news 13's lauren brigman is live this morning from the madison county schools' transportation department. lauren? 3
3 tomorrow night... you can help decide the future of asheville city schools. a community forum will be held at hall feltcher elementary tuesday evening. school administrators and p-t-o members went door to door over the weekend ... at several public housing complexes. that's where the principal says about a quarter of student families from hall fletcher elementary live. they hope their efforts will bring parents to the forum tomorrow. 3 it's just important to come because your word can help
never know unless you come and voice your opinion on what's going to happen. one of the options on the table is making hall fletcher a 4th through 8th grade school. it currently serves pre-k to 6th graders. the community forum is tomorrow at 5:30 in the school's little theater. 3 3 helping mountain drivers stay safe, by giving them another place to rest. the state d-o-t opened a new rest area in haywood county over the weekend. it is located near balsam, serving southbound travelers along u-s highway 23-74. the new, multi-million dollar facility has two restrooms, a vending area and parking for cars and tractor trailers. 3 3 educating people about a childhood disorder, with the help of some child athletes. the "miles avery autism awareness classic" brought together more than 200 competitors. after tumbling, vaulting and balancing, kids who placed were awarded puzzle pieces instead of medals. puzzle pieces are the universal symbol of autism. four-time "olympic" gymnastics coach miles avery believes his
physical and intellectual difficulties. 3 "in terms of manuvering and getting your body from one place to the other, sometimes you have to think about those things to make it happen. it develops that tool. it helps these kids in more ways than doing gymnastics. it's a way to help their whole lives." a portion of the proceeds from the meet will go to the "autism society". 3 3 the asheville "mardi gras" parade is coming up this weekend. on sunday, the celebration kicked off early with a "cajun" cook-off. more than a hundred bayou-themed dishes were prepared. during the cook-off, organizers also held a canned food drive for "manna food bank." asasville's mardi gras queen says a lot of work still has to be done ahead of the parade. 3 sara widenhouse, asheville mardi gras queen 44:22 everything has been in the works for most of the year. but it's coming down to crunch time, we've got a royal float that's 20 feet long 3 and 13 feet high and decked out like notre dame. "queen
be here live on "news 13 this morning" this thursday with all of the details you need to know for the upcoming "mardi gras parade". 3 3 3 we have an early bird gets the win giveaway this morning! we are giving away a 50 minute massage at "hand and stone massage and facial spa" in asheville. go to facebook dot com slash news 13 to enter. we will announce the winnenejust before seven this morning. 3 3 3 coming up in this morning's five at five... what happened today 56 years ago? we're taking a look at signifigant
3 hopefully you got a chance to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather. in today's facebook feedback we want to know: what did you do to enjoy the nice weather over the weekend? just go to the wlos facebook page and let us know. we'll share some of your comments later this morning. 3 3 3 3 3 3 all new at six, a sinkhole opens up in oregon. wait till you hear how the business owner describes the smell when it opened. dunkin' donuts' unbelievable selection of breakfast sandwiches freshly made all day -- and now you can enjoy two english muffin egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches for $4.
with ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, the delicious taste of nutella takes pancakes to a whole new level. make any day a pancake day with nutella - spread the happy! 3 in this morning's five at five.... today is february first and we are looking at a few signifigant events that happened on this day our nation's history. on february first 18-65, president abraham lincoln signed the 13th amdendment, abolishing slavery. because of that, in 19-48, president truman delcared february first as "national freedom day." 3 today begins "black history month." 56-years ago today, a sit-in in north carolola helped change america. on this day in 1960, four black college freshman sat down at the "whites only" lunch counter at woolworth in greensboro, demanding service. five days later... one thousand people joined them... and then in the coming months
the country. six months later, the woolworth lunch counter was desegregated. 3 today also marks the 13th anniversary of the space shuttle columbia disaster. in 2003... "columbia" broke apart as it re-entered earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board. the crew had just finished a 16 day mission. nasa recently honored those crew members during its day of remembrance last thursday. that day also marked the 30th anniversary for the disaster of the space shuttle "challenger." 3 on a much lighter note... february first also marks the anniversary of the world's first action figure. g-i joe was introduced in 19-64 by hasbro. the original "real american hero" originally sold for just 4 dollars, and was a foot tall. now g-i joe has turned into a movie franchise, video games and much more. 3 this is fitting, since the panthers are getting ready for the big game on sunday. on this day in 2004... the panthers played their very first ever super bowl game. they took on the new england
3 the carolina panthers have made the 2,700 mile journey from charlotte to san jose, california. the panthers have arrived on the west coast to continue getting ready for super bowl 50. camera crews on hand to capture the n-f-c champions walking off the airplane today. this is one of the signs that the super bowl is right around the corner. cam newton making a fashion statement as always. but as long as carolina keeps producing wins on the field, the fans don't care what cam newton wears. these players expressed their appreciation
on sunday. the city of charlotte, the whole entire carolina community has been awesome all season long. they've been a big part of our success this year. i'm proud of our team, and the ww we've competed, and the way we've grown over the last few years. this season hasn't been a fluke. obviously this is what we've worked so hard for to be in this game. now it's here, so we still have some work to do. still got to get ready. a lot of week of preparation ahead. super bowl 50 is scheduled for sunday, february seventh at 6:30p-m. the panthers led the n-f-l with ten players selected to the pro bowl. none of the panthers are playing because the pro bowl was sunday night, and carolina has a bigger game on the horizon. but the other best players in the league gathered in hawaii tonight for the annual all-star game. second quarter, russell wilson finds todd gurley who dives into the endzone! team irvin leads 21-7 over team rice. later in the second quarter, derek carr connects with travis kelce for the
lead to 21-14. then, later in the game, teddy bridgewater dumps it off to darren sproles. team irvin beats team rice, 49-27 in the pro bowl. have a great day. i'm luke notestine for news 13 sports. 3 3 3 3 3 3 one zoo gets an adorable new addition. why his big debut was so important. rst tuesday new scratch-off tickets from t rtnoh carolina education lottery it's crazy out here.
3 it is 5:xx ...the newest addition to zoo miami makes its public debut. this little sumatran tiger cub was born at the zoo back in november. after getting his shots and gaining strength, he was introduced into his new habitat with a throng of fans watching. it is an important process to get him out here so he can start smelling his environment, and begin to start marking his territory. the cub spent some time eating, playing and posing for picture before saying goodbye. the zoo says the cub will not live in the exhibit just yet, but needs to be introduced to
3 today begins "black history month".. and in celebration, google updated it's home page to honor fredrick douglass. douglass escaped from slavery... and was the first african american nominated for vice president of the united states. he was also an early supporter of the womens' rights movement. 3 3 good morning... it's monday, february first. i'm holly headrick. and i'm evan dononvan 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