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tv   News 13 at 430am  ABC  February 23, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST

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warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7-day forecast for both the mountains and upstate. 3 3 3 3 3 rain is to blame for a crash near downtown asheville. the driver was not hurt, but firefighters say he could not see in the rain, turning from patton avenue onto clingman avenue. the car ended up at a 45 degree angle on a utility pole. the road was closed for a short time to get the car back on the ground. 3 3 3 we are following a developing story on racial tensions at a high school in the mountains. the f-b-i tells news 13 it has opened an investigation and is working with the department of
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determine if any federal laws were violated at brevard high school. racial tensions there led to a student being charged with disorderly conduct and ethnic intimidation in november of last year. 3 3 developing in burke county, a beloved lananark was destroyed by fire. now, the a-t-f is involved in the investigation to find out why. the old hildebran school house was built nearly 100 years ago. but it only took hours for flames to destroy it. for the past year, residents fought to save the building from demolition after town leaders voted to tear it down. 3 "it's a piece of my heart it's a piece of my heart going up over there."sad day. sad day for hildebran. the chief of the hildebran fire department credits firefighters with keeping the flames from spreading to the town hall, which is right next door. 3 3 3 there are new developments now... involving the new north carolina congressional map. the original voters who sued, claiming the first map was racially gerry-mandered, are now asking federal judges to decide if the new map is legal. they want the judges to issue
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because of the new map, the general assembly changed the date of the congressional primaries from march 15th to june seventh. 3 the n-double-a-c-p calls the new map unconstitutional. the group says it still dis- proportionately groups minority voters into three congressional districts... even though lawmakers used the results of recent elections, and not race, to re-draw the map. the n-double-a-c-p wants the panel of federal judges to draw the map themselves. 3 3 both mountain congressmen are reacting to the new redistricting map and the primary delay. in a statement to news 13, a spokesman for 10th district representative patrick mchenry said: "congressman mchenry shares constituent's confusion and frustration with the late change to north carolina's congressional primary date." he goes on to say mchenry will continue to represent the people of the 10th district in washington -- no matter when the primary is held. 3 3 part of the new map moves avery county out of the 11th district. congressman mark meadows tells us... "i trust the state legislature to
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issue and defer to the proposal that it has presented." "however, i am personally disappointed to lose the great county of avery in the 11th district." meadows says he will continue to work with citizens and leaders in avery county, when he has the opportunity to do so. 3 3 3 happening today... white house officials will send president obama's plan to shut down guantanamo bay to congress. mister obama has long-vowed to close the prison facility. he says it is used as a recruiting tool by terrorists and is too expensive to maintain. congress has opposed previous plans to shut it down. the current proposal involves transferring most of the detainees to other countries. those deemed too dangerous for travel will be sent to a detention facility here in the u-s. 3 3 new details emerge in the investigation of the shooting rampage in michigan this weekend. police recover weapons from the suspects home and the final piece of equiptment they say he bought just hours before the attacks. reid binion reports. 3 (jeffrey getting/kalamazoo county prosecutor) "motive
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difficult thing to try and figure out when you're dealing with these kinds of random acts of violence."prosecutor jeffrey getting, on the continuing investigation into saturday's shooting rampage in michigan. (jeffrey getting/kalamazoo county prosecutor) "one of the pieces of evidence that was seized from the suspect was his phone, and that phone is being gone through."other key evidence - the handgun police say they found on suspect jason brian dalton...the pistol - consistent with shell casings from all three crime scenes...perhaps even more disturbing, the 'heavy duty' jacket - capable of concealing a pistol - ......which law enforcement says dalton bought less than three hours before the first attack.also, a veritable arsenal - a total of eleven rifles - investigators found at dalton's home...this, as one injured victim is still recovering, expected to survive......while another (vicki kopf, abigail's mom) "she is alive and she's fighting for her life."14-year old abigail cough is in critical condition......the only survivor in the third and final attack.her mother, breaking down she and abigail's father spoke about their little girl... ..even showing sympathy for the suspect's loved ones. (gene kopf, abigail's father) "our thoughts are with the dalton family who are also suffering at this time, we want his family to know we don't hold anything against the family."i'm reid binion,
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3 in minnesota - a man faces 25 counts of possessing and receiving child pornography. danny heinrich is also a suspect in the 19-89 kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy. the young boy was abducted while riding his bike and has not been seen since. authorities say d-n-a testing also links heinrich to attacks on other young boys. decades later, one of the alleged victims said it is unfortunate the statute of limitations expired before heinrich could be prosecuted. 3 "i feel like procrastination on law enforcement side may have constituted injustice on my side. so although i can't prosecute danny heinrich i feel that there's a lot of other victims that haven't received answers as well." danny heinrich pleaded not guilty to all 25-pornography counts in court yesterday. 3 3 3 topping this morning's newsreel... the search for a murder suspect in chicago eads authorities to eastern iowa. authorities say 22-year-old kevin edwards is
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unpredictable." he's accused of killing nine-year-old tyshawn lee in chicago last year. chicago police believe edwards and two other men lured the boy into an alley -- where they shot and killed him. it is believed to be gang related. 3 in florida, police say a 15- year-old boy admitted murdering his 10-year-old sister. the teen said it was an accident, but gave police three separate stories of what happened. their father reported the young girl missing. police then found her body in a large field behind her home. the state attorney plans is attempting to try the teen as an adult. 3 a dramatic rescue in the sacramento area after a series of crashes sent a moving truck over a guardrail, trapping the driver inside the burning vehicle. it took close to an hour and dozens firefighters to help save driver. he was conscious, but firefighters say the biggest problem was just getting to him. 3 (joe tinney, davis fire dept.) you can't get there really with a fire engine so we had totodo all of our operations from up here from on top of the roadway. so it was a big challenge. we had to do some things real quickly." highway
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suffered a broken leg and burns. three other drivers and one passenger were not seriously hurt. 3 3 a 16-year-old boy is in custody after police say he sent a threatening message to a high school on social media. that threat led d the closure of watertown high school in wisconsin yesterday. police say the suspect allegedly referred to a possible a a of school violence during a conversation on "snapchat". the school superintendent says it shows how much social media can influence students. 3 "it's so very important that students take social media very, very seriously. those words get out there and they can have a very powerful impact on the students themselves and on the other people who receive that." details of what the message said have not been released. watertown high school is expected to be back in session today. 3 3 a small plane crash lands on a los angeles street. and the pilot managed to walk away without any injuries. that starts this morning's
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3 the plane came down outside the airport. it plowed into several parked cars. one of the wings was ripped off. there is no word yet what forced the pilot to make the unusual landing. thankfully, no one on the ground or in the plane was hurt. 3 the death toll from a tropical cyclone that swept through fiji now stands at 28 people. the storm hit the island nation over the weekend, leaving widespread damage. a state of emergency is in effect for 30 days as a major cleanup operation gets underway. 3 officials close a 12-mile stretch of highway in honolulu because of giant waves washing over the roads. some of those waves brought big rocks with them. only emergency vehicles, city buses, and residents are allowed to pass. workers are now cleaning up the debris left behind. beach officials say this is the biggest swell they have seen in a decade. 3 3 3 3 we are just days away from the oscars. how crews are preparing for the stars.
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3 time for this morning's see it, shoot it, send it picture. this photo comes to us from sherrie ledford in burnsville. she says a hail storm blew through her area. 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 news 13 is hosting the third annual "live well expo".. coming up next month. it is on march 19th at the w-n-c ag center. we will have more than 100 exhibitors offering free health screenings, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. admission is free. you can get more details at wlos-dot-com. 3 3 the time is now 4:xx. a train announcement overseas goes
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3 it's time for this morning's viral video... ad lib3 you can find this and all of 3 our other viral videos in the "around the web" section on wlos dot com. start at :19 in please com/watch?v=9a4xy3owoza 3
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3 it's now 4:xx. here is a look at what you can expect for the next three days. 3 3 3 3 on the heels of the oscars, a new report is out about diversity in hollywood. the big problem researchers say
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3 in this morning's the buzz, just days before the oscars, a new study is shining light on the lack of diversity in hollywood. researchers at the university of southern california studied 414-films and series. the report found out of more than 11-thousand speaking roles studied, 71- point-7 percent were white and 12-point-2 percent were black . it also found women and minorities were under- represented as directors, writers, and show creators in the industry. 3 meanwhile, the early preparations for the award show are underway. crews are getting the hollywood boulevard red carpert ready for the a-list stars, including cast members from the best picture nominee "spotlight." the oscars air this sunday. 3 kim kardashian west posted a photo of her three-month-old son, saint west, for the first time. on her website, she said: "today is my dad's birthday. i know there's nothing more in the world he would have wanted than to meet
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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 morgan freeman can soon guide you on your next road trip. coming up, the app he is
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3 it's 4:xx it's t-m-z time. jay, celine dion is ready to take the stage again. yeah, today she is scheduled to return to her vegas stage for the first time since her husband died. and according to t-m-z, she plans to continue paying respect to him. t-m-z reports, her show at caesars colosseum will now begin with a 10 minute long tribute to rene angelil. dion has 12 shows before going on hiatus in mid-march. a big outing for former n-b-a player lamar odom. the star went to a college baseball game in los angeles. t-m-z reports odom was essentially by himself and stayed the entire game. t-m-z says one person they spoke with at the event says he met up with a guy who's believed to be a trainer at the campus training facility. morgan freeman is lending his voice to a navigation app. freeman's legendary vocal chords are now available on "waze." arnold schwarzenegge3 r and stephen colbert have also done this for the app in the past, 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today.. up next.. we'll talk about
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forecast. 3 3 3 3 it's been an important part of western north carolina to have strong manufacturing. coming up in our next half hour... groundbreaking is set for a new plant in the mountians. how many jobs it promises to
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3 beachfront property is a terrifying place when the ocean's doing this. waves smashed down a protective barrier wall in front of this north shore house in hawaii, leaving it dangling over the edge. residents nearby sait was unfortunately only a matter of time. the homeowner
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wall collapsed. another powerful swell is expected later this week. 3 3 good morning... it's tuesday, february 23rd. 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 g-o-p caucus day in nevada. donald trump has two
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he is hoping for a third one only one week before super tuesday. tonight, it's a town hall for the democrats before this weekend's south carolina democratic primary. kenneth moton has the breakdown from washington. 3 it's caucus time in nevada. sot donald trump 11:40:33 we're going to make america great again! and we're going to keep winning,winning, winning! overnight gop frontrunner donald trump rallied his biggest crowd yet in las vegas. the billionaire is banking on a hot streak that will carry him through super tuesday and to the gop nomination as he continued attacking his rivals.sot donald trumpthis guy cuz lies more than any other human being the fight getting nasty. ted cruz fired his communications director for spreading a false rumor that marco rubio had disparaged the bible.sot ted cruzwe will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity but rubio is focused on trump who is leading in nevada by 26 points. his apparent unstoppable rise has the republican establishment rallying around rubio.sot


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