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3 happening today... the north carolina general assembly is expected to approve two items that will have a major impact on voters. the new congressional maps and a new congressional primary date. it is because of a federal court ruling earlier this month that says maps for the first and 12th congressional districts were unfair to black voters. on thursday, the state senate approved new maps. the house also approved a bill to delay congressional primaries in the state to june seventh. the hope is that will eliminate the need for a "run off election" because of the changes to the maps. both sides agree, it will be confusing to voters. 3 "(joel:) if democrats had
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between 3 march 15th and june 7th? (larry hall:) that's correct."- "people will be confused. we're already confused and won't know who exactly they are voting for." barring a stay by the u-s supreme court, this means voters will still go to the polls on march 15th to vote in the presidential primaries and the various state races. then on june 7th, they will vote in the congressional primaries. the house and senate hope to have the maps and the dates approved by five p-m today... to beat the federal court deadline. 3 3 as it stands right now, today is still the deadline to register to vote in the north carolina primary. to register... you must be at your current address for at least 30 days prior to the election. you also have to be 18 years old by the date of the next general election. you cannot be serving time for a felony. for more information about registering, go to w-l-o-s dot com and click on news links. 3 3 3 tomorrow marks a huge day in the race for the white house. voters in south carolina will head to the polls for the republican primary. and the
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in nevada. as reid binion reports, candidates on all sides are in a heated battle. 3 two parties... ...two states... ...and two big nominating contests. voters head to the polls in south carolina's republican presidential primary in less than 24 hours... ...and on the very same day, the democrats face off in the nevada caucuses. (clinton) "we have to go after systematic racism. we've got to go after the barriers that some states are trying to put up to prevent people from voting." hillary clinton and bernie sanders - battling for the minority vote ahead of the silver-state showdown. (sanders) "i was arrested when i was 22 years old. you know what i was arrested for? fighting segregation." during an interview with b-e-t television, sanders also accused clinton of embracing president obama's policies in a calculated attempted to appeal to black voters. at thursday's m-s-n-b-c las vegas democratic town hall, clinton fired back. (clinton) "i don't know where all this comes from, maybe it's because sen. sanders wasn't even a democrat until he decided to run for president." meanwhile, the republican contest is getting ugly ahead of saturday's south
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taking heat thursday for a photo-shopped picture... ...depicting marco rubio shaking hands with president obama. (rubio) "he makes things up about me every day." frontrunner donald trump, also taking a swipe at cruz at c-n-n's g-o-p town hall. (trump) "he has a problem with the truth. and even marco rubio - i guess today there was something about he was - you know, picture was manufactured. i looked at that photo, i said immediately it was photo shopped recent polling shows trump with a sizable lead in south carolina... ...while clinton and sanders are running neck-and-neck in nevada. 3 3 we will have live team coverage tomorrow as voters head to the polls for south carolina's republican primary our live coverage starts at 6 p.m. and will continue as the polls close through our newscasts on my40 at 10 and news 13 at 11. you will also find the latest updates on numbers and results on our website wlos dot com. just click the election tab and on our facebook and twitter pages. 3 3 3 3 in just a few hours, testimony will resume in the trial of a transylvania county
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killing. richard o'shields is charged with the first-degree murder of toby mathis in 2011. investigators say mathis was involved in the death of o'shields son just months before. o'shield's defense team says he had suffered a stroke and other issues that contributed to what happened. prosecutors argue he took the law into his own hands. 3 17:22-32 he acted as judge jury and exectioner of toby mathis. endangering many other lives. 37:51-05 richard o shields fell into a perfect storm of trouble. and health problems. a storm that lead to tragic results.3 on thursday, witnesses testified that o'shields called to mathis before shooting him several times inside the dollar general store in rosman. jurors were shown surviellance video from that night. 3 3 a man remains in the buncombe county jail this morning, charged with trying to hold up
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travis coffey tried to rob the ingles gas station on the leicester highway at knifepoint wednesday night ... then went outside and stole a woman's wallet. his bond is set at 80-thousand dollars. 3 3 3 four fugitives on the run are back behind bars this morning. all thanks to our weekly fugitive files segment that airs right here every wednesday on news 13 this morning. kevin judge, who we featured this week, was arrested after a viewer called in a tip after watching our segment. william gentry also turned himself in to transylvania county authorities after seeing himself on the news this wednesday. mitchell owen, who we showed in december, has also been apprehended. tiffany brainard, who we showed in january, was wanted in both haywood and henderson counties, was also arrested this week as well. 3 3 3 3 3 a health alert this morning... for pet owners in hendersonville. officers believe raccoons are infected with "distemper." they say at least four have been spotted near downtown displaying odd behavior, as if the animals are drunk. the virus is highly contagious between the animals, and can easily be
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the state wildlife resources commission says raccoons in other mountain counties are showing similar symptoms. 3 sgt. brandon mcgaha 10:30:14-23 they've had some confirmed cases of distemper in haywood and buncombe counties. based on the symptoms that the racoons in our area are showing, they believe it's the same disease. the best way to project your pets from the disease is to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccinations. 3 3 a family from buncombe county says runoff from a new apartment development is flooding their property. shirley terry and her husband say their driveway washed out ... exposing an electrical wire and a water pipe. they say the damage started last summer after land was cleared for the dilworth apartment complex being built off brevard road. ((stop)) 3 i'm i'm stressed all the time because we can't even get up in our yard, we can't get over the culvert. and if we put another one in - it would get washed out again too the developer is "triangle realty" from gastonia. a company representative told news 13 the flooding isn't their fault.
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above their site collapsed ... and record rains have coincided with the bent creek construction project. 3 3 a debate is heating up over renaming a historic waynesville street. resident philip gibbs brought up the idea of changing the name of pigeon street to martin luther king junior boulevard. he wants to honor the civil rights leader. people who live on the street are concerned the change would impact their addresses, deeds and 9-1-1 service. now gibbs is considering naming a bridge along russ avenue. 3 philip gibbswaynesville residentand i thought that would be a great gesture to have that bridge coming into waynesville..that says "welcome to waynesville," and have them crossing the martin luther king bridge. gibbs says he will collect petitions from the community and take them before the town board again. any change would need approval from the d-o-t. 3 3 3 we have an update on the water issue in canton. the town has lifted mandatory water restrictions. they were imposed on monday, after high demand lowered water levels in a reservoir. town officials say the reservoir is back to an acceptable level.
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3 north carolina's "industrial hemp association" needs 200- thousands dollars before the crop can start being grown in the state. hemp became legal in north carolina in october, but the state must fund a commission for farmer's to cultivate it. some farmers and experts gathered at "new mountain asheville" to help promote it. 3 jeff cartonia, nc industrial hemp association: "that it's just a crop like any other crop. that's the biggest thing. there's a big stigma about its cousin and you know this is industrial hemp. this is nothing other than industrial hemp." once the commission is funded... it would create applications for farmers, but until then, farmers cannot legally grow industrial hemp. 3 3 3 a "james bond" vehicle sells for a hefty price. what it went for... and why the buyer cannot even drive it on the street. 3
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3 time for this morning's see it, shoot it, send it, picture. this photo comes to us from
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from her front porch in flat rock. and according to our chief meteorologist jason boyer, this is a "sun dog" sky pattern. 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 the time is now 4:xx. we all know robots are the way of the future. coming up, the chore one robot is already doing for
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3 it's now 4:xx.3 3 here is a look at what you can expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 3 bill cobsy could be heading back to court. why he is now suing one of the women he is accused of raping. 3
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3 in this morning's the buzz, bill cosby is suing one of the women accusing him of rape. lawyers for cosby filed a lawsuit against andrea constand, according to a newly-filed, redacted complaint. in the suit, cosby claims constand violated a 2006 settlement when she worked with the montgomery county district attorney as they investigated a rape allegation. cosby wants back
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he paid in the settlement. 3 philadelphia police is trying to help kanye west out of debt. it appears they are offering him a job. the police department posted this tweet. "we are hiring, at kanyewest! starting salary of $47,929; you could be debt-free by the year 3122!" kanye tweeted last week that he' has "$53 million in personal debt." west has not responded. 3 bruno mars is enjoying a super bowl bounce. his music sales have jumped 400 percent since he performed with beyonce and cold play during the halftime show. beyonce and cold play also saw sales increases. 3 someone is the proud new owner of a bond vehicle from the movie "spectre." one of the 10 aston martin d-b-10 specially built for the film sold for three and a half million dollars. the auction house didn't identify the supercar's new owner. and car is going to have to stay in the driveway the cars were created without any safety features or certifications required to be street-legal.
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.. i have frozen butter beer for you." harry potter fans can now enjoy a new restaurant at universal studios in hollywood. the restaurant is called "three brooms sticks restaurant." the menu is full of magical treats inspired by the book series about england's most beloved boy wizard. it includes ribs, chicken, satueed cabbage, fish and chips and tons of desserts. 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 3 the former n-double-a-c-p leader who made headlines...
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she chose and the meaning behind it. 3
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3 it's 4:xx it's t-m-z time. jay, we have an update the "mob wives" star story. yeah, angela raiola has died after a battle with stage four cancer, according to t-m-z. she died at a hospital in manhattan yesterday. "big ang" was diagnosed with throat cancer in april when doctors discovered a tumor in her throat and was removed shortly after. raiola is survived by her two kids and six grandkids. she was 55-years-old. the infamous former n-double a-c-p leader just gave birth to a health baby boy. rachel dolezal shared a picture of her son who was born tuesday. she named him "langston attickus dolezal." t-m-z reports langston is for the black poet and civil rights activist langston hughes, while attickus could be from harper lee's "to kill a mockingbird" character atticus finch. dolezal made headlines for supposedly lying about her ethnicity. boxer manny pacquiao is doubling down on his anti-gay stance. t-m-z
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on instagram hours after he was fired by nike. the post has since been deleted. earlier this week, pacquiao says gays are quote "worse than animals."quote "worse says gays are week, pacquiao says gays are quote "worse than animals." he later apologized for that statement. 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 3 coming up in our next half hour... an update to duke energy's effort to switch a local plant from coal to gas. what some are rejecting as part of duke's plan. 3 3 3 3
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like a polar bear experiencing snow for the first time. the toronto zoo shared photos of its three-month-old polar bear frolicking in the freshly fallen powder. until now, the baby bear has been spending most of its time indoors in a maternity den. 3 3 good rning... it's... friday, february 19-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 3 3 it's the last leg of a


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