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>> have your day planner shows temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7-
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mountains and upstate. 3 3 3 3 3 we have new information and video this morning...of a house fire in woodfin. we first told you about it as breaking news last night at 11. you can see... flames were shooting through the roof of the home on stratford drive. a woodfin firefighter tells us crews arrived shortly after 9:30 last night.. and remained on the scene putting out hot spots until 2:15 this morning. the family of four inside made it out safely. coming up at 5... we will have a live report and details on why more water had to be brought in to fight the flames. 3
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indicts an asheville man on three counts of first degree murder. pierre griffin the second is accused of killing tatianna diz.. alexandra king and uhon johnson on the night of october 27th. warrants state that griffin held king and diz at gunpoint with the intent of stealing king's car... and that griffin killed johnson at pisgah view apartments that same night. district attorney todd williams tells news 13 he is considering the death penalty. 3 3 the grand jury also returned a first-degree murder indictment for robin richardson. investigators say she shot w-l-o-s employee tim fry at his home in december. richardson told authorities she shot him because he assaulted her. 3 3 a three-month old baby found in critical condition at his home in burke county on sunday has died. as we reported, the baby was taken to a hospital in winston-salem, along with his twin brother. their parents -- nicholas clark and brandy hefner -- are in jail. the district attorney will decide on new charges in the wake of the baby's death. 3 3 3 a developing story out of
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looking for a man who broke into a home at lake junaluska, while the owner was inside. these are surveillance pictures of the suspect and his vehicle from monday night. deputies say he kicked-in a door but ran away when the owner confronted him. the suspect was driving a white mercury s-u-v with a temporary tag. if you have any information call the haywood county sheriff's office. 3 3 a proposal to change health benefits for thousands of state employees could be devastating. that is the word from some state workers with haywood county schools. the superintendent and assistant superintendent say they were just notified about the proposal on monday. it would eliminate the popular 80-20 plan, even for retirees. it also recommends eliminating coverage for spouses. that leaves state workers with a plan providing lower coverage, and up to 45-hundred dollars in out of pocket costs. 3 119-47 these are significant, detrimental, and costly changes for our employees. nolte points out
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information for the health board of trustees, which is recommending the plan. however, a 'you-tube' video from the state employees' association of north carolina urges workers to contact their state representatives. if approved, the changes would 3 3 north carolina state health officials are now warning people about traveling to countries where the zika virus is present. the world health organization also declared a public health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus. reid binion shows us why mosquitos are not the only way it can be transmitted. 3 3 margaret chan/who director general) "...a public health threat to other parts of the organization director general margaret chan.......declaring a public health emergency this the evolving threat of the zika viris.... present in at least 24 countries as it sweeps through central and south america... ....northward to the is spread by mosquitos... one species in particular."this
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one. this is aedes aegypti." the aedes aegypti mosquito - the primary carrier of zika ... known to exist only in certain parts of the u-s. ...but apparently mosquitos aren't the only concern... (dr. christopher perkins/dallas county health and human services)"dallas county health and human services has received confirmation of a zika case associated with acquiring locally. we have received confirmation that it has spread otherwise through sexual activity."the c-d-c, confirming tuesday that the first case of zika acquired inside the u-s.... was transmitted sexually.zika has been linked to a birth disorder in newborns......that results in babies born with abnormally small heads. ....causing severe developmental issues and sometimes death.perhaps worse, infected patients often report no symptoms...those mothers -- sometimes left to discover they have the virus only after the damage to their unborn children is already done. i'm reid binion, reporting. 3 3 3 we have an update this morning on the helicopter crash that killed 12 marines off of the coast of hawaii. search crews have now recovered some of the remains of those marines. one of the marines, sergeant jeffrey
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is still not known if his remains were among those found. the crash happened january 14th. salvage crews are still working to recover the wreckage of the two helicopters. 3 investigations are underway after an explosion on a plane in somalia. about 14- thousand feet up, passengers say they heard an explosion in the cabin. two people were hurt but the pilot was able to land safely. initial tests of the damage came back positive for explosive residue. 3 3 3 topping this morning's newsreel... a daughter worried about her mother's driving, calls police from inside the car. police in georgia say the driver's daughter noticed her mom was weaving all over the road and asked her mom to pull over. when the mom refused, her daughter called 9-1-1 to report her. the mother is now facing charges of d-u-i. 3 heavy snow and strong winds force officials to close more than 100 miles of an interstate in eastern nebraska. in the western part of the state, another interstate is also closed. several smaller highways in the southwest are closed leading into kansas. the major snowstorm is now moving east. 3 a tornado touched down last
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had minor injuries. it was spotted near the mississippi line. authorities say the storm system damaged a federal corrections institute and several homes. 3 3 a local coach is raising money for residents in flint, michigan. citizens there do not have clean water after high levels of lead were found in the water supply. the asheville high school girls basketball coach started an online fundraiser to help. her goal is to raise five-thousand dollars, which would buy 15- thousand bottles of water for families in flint. 3 21:11 i thought about okay what can i do to bring the area together to send relief to those people, because of how many people it affects - becasue the city, 40 percent of the city is poor, 67 percent is african american. so what can i do from north carolina to you know push the effort forward. if you would like to donate, just go to news links at wlos-dot-com. 3 3 3 commissioners in buncombe county approve a spending survey for school projects over the next ten years. it lays out plans for upgrades to existing schools and building new ones.. projects already in
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isaac dickson and asheville middle schools, as well as an intermediate school in enka. the survey now goes to the state department of public instruction. also last night, commissioners delayed approving economic incentives for the expansion of hi-wire brewing. the vote was put off until march first. 3 3 3 wicked weed brewing in asheville is about to expand distribution into new england. the company will begin selling its craft brews in the boston area. that starts later this week at a beer festival. 3 3 at least one carolina fan near charlotte has gone all out to show her panthers pride. that is a 20- by 20 foot black and blue panthers logo painted on the lawn. the homeowner says she has been planning it for weeks, and that her husband painted it. she even went so far as to mow the lawn when snow was still on the ground last weekend, to make sure the grass was even. 3 you can't see it if it's not big. it's got to be really made me feel good to see we have so much support for our team out there and go
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has caught some neighbors off guard, many say they love it. 3 3 3 3 "i mean how top secret can a taco bell product be." this taco bell super bowl ad will leave some viewers guessing. the day you can expect to get your hands on this green
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3 time for this morning's see it, shoot it, send it picture. this photo comes to us from corey mcnabb. it looks like this otter caught himself a meal. you can send us your pictures and video too. just log on to w-l-o-s dot com. or e-mail them to pics at w-l-o-s dot com. 3 3 3 don't forget you can enter to win... our valentine's selfie contest. send us your most creative selfie of you and your valentine... for a chance to win a 150-dollar pair of
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jewelry and pawn". just go to and click-on "contests". the winner will be announced during our morning newscast next tuesday, february 9th. 3 3 the time is now 4:xx. elevator problems have plagued the colorado springs sheriff's some deputies decided to remedy the problem with a little fun, next in our
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3 it's time for this morning's viral video... ad libstart at :20 please com/watch?v=d0q2ylv5ili
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3 3 it's now 4:xx. here is a look at what you can expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 3 it's a girl for country singer
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her husband decided to give
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3 in this morning's the buzz, one player of the denver broncos will not be at super bowl 50. the team sent home practice squad safety ryan murphy. murphy was reportedly questioned during a prostitution sting in california. he was released, but his brother and a suspected prostitute received citations. the bust took place in a motel parking lot. the broncos head coach says murphy's status as a practice squad player had not changed -- only his participation in super bowl week. 3 it's a girl for country singer jana kramer. kramer announced she gave birth to her first child with her husband, former n-f-l tight-end michael caussin on sunday, january 31st in nashville. kramer released a statement, which included a photo of the happy family, confirming the baby girl will be named jolie rae caussin. kramer was just nominated for female vocalist of the year for the 2016 a-c-m awards.
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innovation is so top secret, even the people in the commercial, don't know what it is." taco bell is jumping on the bandwagon and releasing a teaser video of its super bowl commercial. it features n-b-a player james harden from the houston rockets. harden is holding a green box trying to figure out what's inside of it, but the fast food restaurant is leaving it a mystery until february eighth. 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-
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3 doctor oz is facing more legal trouble. the new lawsuit
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3 it's 4:xx it's t-m-z time. jay, doctor oz is under fire again? yeah, he's getting called out over a "magic weight-loss cure" he touted on his t-v show. this time it is
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weight loss supplements which contain a green coffee bean extract. the suit, filed by a consumer on behalf of all buyers, says oz described the buster. oz already testified about the product in 20-14 saying he leaned on evidence the lawsuit points out that study has since been discredited. hilary duff is now a single woman. she and former n-h-l star mike comrie finalized their divorce. hilary must pay mike a little over two-million dollars to settle their financial split. she gets to keep her beverley hills mansion and other property as well. the pair will have joint custody of their three-year-old son. jaden smith, son of will and large. he just scored one of the first new tesla s-u-v's. the brand new vehicle's than a year. t-m-z reports even people who put in early deposits have had to wait. the wing doors and does zero to 62- miles per hour in three-point- two seconds. 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today.. up next.. we'll talk about what to expect in the extended forecast. 3 3 3 coming up in our next half hour... the presidential candidates are looking ahead after the iowa caucuses. what bernie sanders is now considering... after the tight
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