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county schools have closed for today, along with several other counties. closures and delays are scrolling at the bottom of your screen. a complete list is also on wlos dot com. 3 3 that list of closures and delays could grow throughout the morning as the winter weather moves in. we have live team coverage this morning. news 13's lauren brigman is in madison county. but first let's get right over to ingrid. 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 3 we are keeping an eye on our
this morning as more winter weather moves in. news 13's lauren brigman continues our live team coverage from mars hill. lauren, you just checked in with d-o-t officials... what have they been doing overnight? treating some roads that still have icy spots from yesterday's light burst of snow they received in portions of madison. highways 212 & 208 in shelton laurel are specific roads they have paid special attention to overnight... 3 3
3 we have new details in a suspicious death case that is now a murder investigation. 29-year-old james norton is charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. the body of 62-year-old christina kessinger was found friday afternoon along central avenue. sheriff's deputies in madison county located kessinger's vehicle saturday morning and took norton into custody. he
3 the death of an asheville man brings awareness to the homeless community. the body of randall shaninger was found wednesday in the summit church parking lot on south french broad avenue. the "homeless voice project of beloved asheville" held a funeral procession in shaninger's honor on sunday. 3 rev. amy cantrell"its very powerful as one of my friends said here are some of the lowliest people in asheville remembering someone who died and calling not only to grieve this death but we do something about it." some studies of the homeless population find the average life expectancy of people who live on the street to be between 42-and-52 years. 3 3 3 happening today... you can voice your feedback on congressional redistricting in north carolina. lawmakers will hold six meetings across the state to take public comments. one of those meetings is at robinson hall on the campus of unc-asheville a a10 this morning. if you can not go, you can also provide feedback through the legislature's website. that information is on your screen. we also have a
3 after the public meetings, a special redistricting committee in charge of drawing new maps will meet tuesday and wednesday. then, the entire general assembly could bebe called back to raleigh thursday. an appeals court ruled the first and 12th districts were unconstitution ally drawn based on race. 3 3 3 today, several republican presidential candidates will continue to campaign in south carolina. donald trump will hold a campaign rally in the upstate. it is at the t-d convention center in greenville. doors openent five. the event begins at seven. it is open to the public. news 13 is sending a crew to bring you live updates from the rally. 3 ben carson will be at a worship event in spartanburg called "revive 7-14." it is from 7 to 8:45 tonight at the spartanburg marriott hotel on north church street. 3 senator ted cruz is hosting a rally in aiken with glenn beck. it begins at 11 this morning at the university of south carolina aiken convocation center. 3 senator marco rubio will hold a town hall at the baxter hood center in rock hill. the event
3 the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia has kicked off a political battle in washington that is spilling over to the campaign trail. kim hutcherson reports... senate majority mitch mcconnell threatened to block *any* nomination from president obama. 3 while the body of late supreme court justice antonin scalia is transported to washington monday ... debate over his replacement dominates the campaign trail.republican ted cruz hit at his main rival, donald trump, on "abc's this week."(ted cruz/republican presidential candidate/abc's "this week")"anyone that writes checks to chuck schumer and harry reid and jimmy carter and hillary clinton does not care about conservative justices on the court."trump struck back by criticizing chief justice john roberts.(voice of donald trump/republican presidential candidate/abc's "this week") "he voted in favor of obamacare. he got there because ted cruz pushed him like wild."on cnn's state of the union, jeb bush took a more measured tone:(jeb bush/republican presidential candidate)"i think president obama's going to submimia
this person will be out of the mainstream and he'll be rejected by the senate."marco rubio dismissed concerns about the supreme court working for months with only eight justices.(marco rubio/republican presidential candidate)"so let's let the voters weigh in in november and then we'll have -- the court can function with eight justices, it does it all the time.but candidates on the other side of the aisle accused mcconnell and republicans of ignoring the constitution(bernie sanders/democratic presidential candidate/abc's "this week")"i don't think that mitch mcconnell has it right on this issue. the constitution is pretty clear and that is, it is the job of the president of the united states to appoint, nominate members to thesupreme court and the senate confirms." (hillary clinton/democratic presidential candidate) "president obama said he would nominate someone to the bench and that is exactly what he should be doing and leader mcconnell should follow the constitutional process."i'm kim hutcherson reporting 3 3 3 topping headlines this morning... dozens of people were rescued after two tram cars got stuck above a ski area in new hampshire. it
in franconia. officals say 48 people were trapped for around two-hours, in sub-zero temperatures. crews used a sling-system to lower passengers 50-feet to the ground. no injuries were reported. 3 plans are now in the works to rebuild a 200-year-old general store in kentucky that was destroyed by a fire over the weekend. the "rabbit hash general store" survived floods, landslides, and the great depression. it was on the national register of historic places, and a landmark in northern kentucky culture. a go-fund-me account has raised more than 31- thousand dollars to rebuild the store. the cause of the fire remains under investigation, but firefighters have ruled out arson. 3 shun the devil... and resist the temptations of wealth-and- corruption. that was the message from pope francis, during his second day in mexico. this stop brought him to an impoverished suburb of mexico city, known for drug violence, kidnappings and gang killings. pope francis urged all mexicans to make their country into a land of opportunity. 3 much of the eastern u-s is in a deep-freeze, and look at the
boston. this phenomenon is called "sea smoke" by some. others prefer "frost smoke". it forms when especially cold air moves over the relatively warmer waters. as many as 18 cities in the region expect to see record-breaking low temperatures this week. 3 3 3 we have an early bird gets the win giveaway this morning. in honor of "international random acts of kindness week", we are giving away two 50 dollar gift cards to "publix." go to facebook dot com slash news 13 to enter. we will announce the winners just before seven this morning. coming up, jay and i show you the reaction to our "random acts of kindness." 3 3 3 apple is creating an original t-v series starring hip-hop artist doctor dre. coming up, the name of the new show, and
3 "brother wolf animal rescue" sent some abroable gifts yesterday. all "valentine's" weekend-long, folks loaded-up "puppygrams". each delivery came with a card, some vegan cookies, roses and about 15- minutes of quality time with a puppy. it gave people a chance to play with a pooch, without taking on the responsibility of adopting one. volunteers say the gift gives back to the rescue group in an important way. 3 we are a no kill rescue. we have over 75 dogs right now with heartworm, which is very expensive to treat but we do treat it. so all the money raised from the puppygrams is going to help them. "puppy
year-round, for any occasion you want to celebrate. 3 3 3 3 time for this morning's see it, shoot it, send it picture. this photo comes to us from carly alexander over in cashiers. looks like someone is enjoying g he winter weather. you can send us your pictures and video too. just log on to w-l-o-s dot com. or e-mail com. 3 3 the time is now 4:xx. as we wait for snow to fall here... it's already come down in a peculiar location elsewhere.
when a counselor asked how much my husband drinks, i said, "not that much." i don't know why i said that. he always drank too much, but i guess i'm so used to keeping it a secret that i didn't tell the truth- to myself or anyone else. my husband has drinks with friends after work. he has a couple of drinks at home with dinner and a few more while we watch tv.
and blaming me for all of his problems. i just can't take it anymore. a counselor recommended al-anon family groups. she said al-anon members have had experiences just like mine, and they would explain how al-anon is helping them. i didn't want to go to al-anon, but i'm sure glad i did. is someone's drinking breaking your heart? you might be surprised at what you can learn in an al-anon family group, from people just like you. call 1-888-4al-anon, or go to al-anon.org.
the four members of a british indie rock band and their manager were killed in a car wreck while on tour in sweden. police say "viola beach's" car plunged from a bridge into a canal south of stockholm. the band had just played at a festival on friday. viola beach released its first single "swings and waterslides" last year. they were scheduled to play the south by southwest music festival in austin, texas, next month. 3 hip-hop legend doctor dre will star in apple's first original scripted television series. that's according to an exclusive report in the hollywood reporter. "vital signs" will follow a plot described as "semi- autobiographical" about the rapper's life. t-h-r reports the series will most likely be distributed through apple music. but it's not clear if "vital signs" will be offered on apple t-v, the i-tunes store or other apple platforms. 3 singer-songwriter alanis morissette is expecting her second child with husband mario "souleye" treadway... that's according to people magazine. the 41-year-old singer made the announcement on her website. morissette and treadway already have a
3 actress jennifer lawrence is spreading the love. she made a two-million dollar donation that will push plans forward for a cardiac intensive care unit at a children's hospital in louisville kentucky. for the past three years, lawrence has visited kids at the hospital one patient's mother says the donation gives her hope. 3 sot jill young, patient's motherour journey unfortuntely likely isn't over. jonathan at some point will likely need a heart transplant and to have a state-of-the-art facility here with the doctors we already have, it just makes parents like us be able to sleep at night. jennifer lawrence is now asking the community to raise enough money to match her two-million dollar donation. 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 it's 4:xx it's t-m-z time. jay, kayne west is in big financial trouble? yeah, apparently. despite being one of the most successful 3 artist in the world of music, he confessed that he is in debt, 53-million dollars to be exact. he posted on twitter quote " i write this to you my brothers while still $53 million dollars in personal debt," adding "please pray we overcome." t-m-z reports all estimates are guesses. but
estimated somewhere north of 100-million dollars. tyra banks shares a picture of her new baby boy with the world. the top model posted a pic to social media with the caption "this is the happiest valentine's day of my life..." the 42-year-old and her boyfriend named the boy "york." she had the baby with the help of a surrogate in january. lady gaga pays tribute to the late david bowie. she decided to get a tattoo of "ziggy stardust" on her side. the singer is set to perform a tribute to bowie at the grammy's today. 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 many mountain counties have winter weather alerts this morning. here is a live look from our indigo camera in downtown asheville. 3 3 school closings and delays are continuing to scroll across the bottom of your screen. you can also find a complete list on our website, wlos dot com. we have live team weather coverage this morning... jaclyn deaugustino has our on-time traffic brigman is standing by in madison county with the latest condtions. let's send it over what's to come in your sky watch forecast. 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 3