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that comes overnight and through tomorrow. winds blowing in asheville. winds have been gusting over 35 much of the day. they will begin to relax only a little bit. winter weather advisories from 7 o'clock this evening to 7:00 a.m. friday. you can see the snows expanding on the future cast. i'll tell you who is going to get most of it and how much will fall in your neighborhood. stick around. >> darcel: our team coverage continues now in maggie valley. >> larry: rex hodge joins us. what happened out there, rex? >> rex: i'm here at riverside village in maggie valley. strong wind knocked down one of these pine trees and fell in to the roof. the heavy tree cut right through the roof and damaged her car. she says the storm raced through maggie valley about 7 this morning with a sound she compares to a train.
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that. i've never been through a tornado. but the way people describe it, the whole building shook. it was different. >> rex: belick lives here with her daughter. she says none of the other residents here were injured. and that's also the case in cherokee, where trees fell on mobile homes and in one case, four trees fell on to a house knocking out power there. back here in maggie valley, jane belick says she does have some insurance. assessors were here today filling out reports. as soon as the weather clears, some clean up here will begin. rex hodge, news 13. >> larry: there's more storm damage in other parts of the mountains. at one point nearly 12,000 people were without power. >> darcel: in haywood county, mike smathers saw a tree fall right in front of his house in canton, taking down a power line
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>> i saw the tree go over on the line and it started to ark and a lot of flames were coming up. it looked like it was going to go to the neighbor's house. it was a tremendous ball of fire. >> larry: mike says it's fortunate no one was driving in the area when that tree fell. >> darcel: stay on top of all the weather changes by checking our interactive radar online. find it on >> larry: closing arguments will begin tomorrow in an emotional charged murder trial in transylvania county. richard o'shields faces 20 to life. prosecutors say he shot the victim five times to avenge his son joey's death. he doesn't think o'shields was capable of planning the murder.
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impaired by his ptsd and by his depression, he would not be able to think of alternatives. he was having trouble thinking of the consequences. >> larry: o'shields' brothers also testified telling jurors that richard o'shields withdrew from his family and began drinking heavily after his son's death. >> darcel: deputies say they found two pieces of metal in kevin dalton's cell. they say he had been chipping away at the wall and there was damage to the window. he's in jail on an almost $4 million bond for being a habitual felon. deputies say dalton kept violating his mother's protective orders and committing crimes at his parents' house. new tonight, a 911 transcript should provide more details about the argument that
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today a judge ruled to release the call made by robin richardson, the december night she's accused of shooting tim fry. richardson is charged with first degree murder. warrants state richardson shot him because she claims he assaulted her. it may be next week before the transcript is released. >> larry: we have an update on a story we brought you monday. a judge has increased the bond for david penly who is charged with animal cruelty. penly was arrested monday for allegedly attacking a woman and her pet chickens. buncombe county prosecutors pushed for an increase bond today. penly stabbed a man back in 2010. gun advocates say asheville
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news 13's frank fraboni investigates. frank, have they been complying with the state law? >> frank: they have not. and both the county and the city admit to dropping the ball. grassroots north carolina says signs like these prohibiting the possession of weapons in city and county parks are a violation of north carolina law. >> what we're asking asheville and other cities to do is exactly the same thing they're asking citizens, obey the law. >> frank: these photos taken in september and our own taken this month, prove local officials have been ignoring state law since 2013. >> conceal carry is now legal in state parks. yet we continue to have cities which post against firearms, including lawful conceal carry through the entire park system.
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allows concealed weapons in parks, with the exception of recreation facilities like pools, gymnasium and athletic fields where there are organized events. bike paths and greenways don't qualify as recreational facilities. >> some of our park signs have ordinances of 15 to 20 signs. we're working on getting those updated. >> frank: it was an oversight due to a change in staff. tape now covers the section of the signs that includes the unlawful ban. >> it was just an oversight. it was a mistake on our part. >> frank: some buncombe county parks were also in violation. they, too, have now been covered up in tape. they're working to correct their own illegal ordinance. >> we're meeting with the sheriff, the police chief and our legal team to decide how to resolve this. we are going to be consistent with state law.
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officials say it was simply an oversight involving time and money. but valon says there's no excuse breaking the law. >> we find some ideologically motivated local government, shall we say, seem to think they're above the law and that this law doesn't apply to them. >> frank: valon can sue and recover damages and court costs if they don't comply. if you have a question you'd like us to investigate, you can write us at reality check at it's long overdue and we look forward to being more accessible to survivors of sexual assault. >> larry: bringing rape crisis services in to the 21st century. how going online will help victims of buncombe county and the police. >> darcel: and looking for one of the 350 anticipated jobs coming to henderson county.
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>> darcel: buncombe county's leading rape . >> larry: that means immediate access to services and a way to help law enforcement catch the criminals. >> darcel: frank, why is this new option considered so important? >> frank: well the justice department estimates nearly 70% of sexual assaults are never reported to police. there's still the stigma attached to coming out of the shadows and feeling safe about it. now folks around here have an option that's just a computer keyboard away. >> hello, this is our voice. >> frank: for 42 years people have been calling, looking for help in extreme s suations. for many, making that call or coming to this office has been
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survivor advocates hope this will help. >> like the date of assault, time of assault. >> frank: blind reporting is not new. the ability to submit an account of a rape or sexual assault. the thing that is new now is the computer. >> it's a way of bringing what we have historically done for numerous years here in buncombe county. >> frank: angelica wynne says her group has a long standing relationship with asheville and buncombe county law enforcement. >> it's law enforcement's duty to go and investigate to see if there's enough evidence to collaborate what the survivor is saying. and not to build up a criminal case. >> frank: investigators say they see the immediasy. it sometimes leads to cracking
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>> thinking she was the only victim. and it turned out that that perpetrator had victimized two other women before. >> frank: not every complaint is handed over to law enforcement. that's still up to the victims whether they want to pursue charges. but the data collected is still useful. >> and if we don't get a clear picture of how many sexual assaults happened in this county, how is it we can address the issues in funding law enforcement or funding victim services to be able to provide that. >> frank: so now the ability to report a sexual assault anonymously or be able to get help, our voice is just a click away. go to and click on news links. reporting live in asheville, frank kracher, news 13. >> larry: a local community college is vowing to help prepare workers for hundreds of newly available jobs.
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college is training workers for the 350 new jobs at the gf linamar plant. linamar executives were on the campus today meeting with school officials to set up the program. the plant will need skilled workers to build car parts. >> we're beginning discussions and we're going to flesh out a training and recruiting program with the company all through the months of april. and by march, we should have more details. >> larry: blue ridge community college already has a robust program that turns out skilled workers for machinery plants. governor mccrory announced the plant to be built. it will open at the end of next year. >> darcel: we're following the potential of severe weather. >> larry: after all that rain today, we're now looking at snow. >> jason: if you like manic weather, this is your day.
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well above average. no records set. 45 the low this morning. way above the average of 31 degrees. we did pick up over an inch of rain today. close to nine total in terms of rain fall. wind continues. that's not going away.
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no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal, in the middle of anywhere. now your news 13 skywatch weather. >> jason: yeah, lots of change in the last 24 hours. we're going in to winter weather mode now. our impact forecast now through friday morning. wind moderately high impact. that's still going to be blowing and knocking down trees. snow impact will be high, too, for most of us. the chill factor will be moderate but not very high. it's going to be cold. we're going to have wind chills in the 20s but it's not going to be frigid.
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we've already seen rain for the most part. the big story here is the snow. southwest haywood county, northeast or southeast jackson county getting good snow. mostly rural locations. most of us aren't seeing flakes just yet. we are watching radar closely and we will continue to see more wide spread. we'll start to see the snow stick first of all in the high country. that's where we'll watch it closely over in the smokys as well. leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network. blue skies. now we're starting to see the clouds lower. 43 down there. 47 at the airport in asheville. south-southwest wind at 18. here's the storm. it's going from the gulf coast all the way now in to the great
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this is a potent one. and it's still packing a lot of energy. behind it, a lot of snow squalls happening in the great lakes. big time snows there. and the wind energy with this is just going to continue to come out of the northwest. snow fall right along the tennessee border. you'll get more sunshine initially in to the upstate tomorrow and foothills. here's the future cast. note showers over the balsams, over the smokys and black mountains this evening in to thursday morning. that wind will still be a major factor blowing the snow around, causing black ice concerns. and then we still see snow showers through tomorrow, friday. the wind will still be a factor, though, much of the day friday. it won't be as strong as it was today. but certainly more noticeable winds.
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to four inches of snoo up in to the black mountains, maybe a couple of inches. burnsville, inch, inch and a half. marshall dusting to at least a tenth of an inch. freezing around day break in asheville. so what snow is flying will likely stick on the north side of the county. temperatures will only get in the 30s tomorrow for many mountain locations. low 50s in the upstate. tomorrow, saturday, 60s by sunday and monday. >> larry: those temperatures really aren't bad. >> jason: especially today. we could have done without the wind, obviously. but the temperature was 60, 64. >> larry: roy williams says he will not be retiring soon. the tar heels coach gives the reason he plans to stay on. next in sports. the biggest problem we're having at this time still is
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not because they're more dangerous but because they're more concealable. >> darcel: buying a gun in north carolina.
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>> stan: roy williams says
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is not going to step down at head coach. recent bouts of vertigo and the ncaa long investigation in to unc athletics. williams upset when the story first came out. says he wouldn't leave the tar heels with the ncaa still lurking. >> i wouldn't ever leave when things -- when i leave, i want it to be in good shape. and for me, this would have been a very hard time to leave. but you know, i'm going to get old one of these days. when i'm 94, i don't want to be sitting up here saying the same thing. that the ncaa need to get it over with. >> stan: tonight on my40, williams and his 7th ranked heels are looking for a sweep.
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guard named scs freshman all-american. nfl insider. dalton also a first team choice. a building block for the western carolina football team. congrats to him. well the bad weather postpones today's western carolina baseball game. the two teams scheduled to play on april 19th in cullowhee. the bulldogs are one and two. cats at home this weekend against louisiana and monroe. braden lewis gets the state's honor. she scored 16 points. 9 in the fourth quarter at pisgah's win. last night, pisgah won their playoff opener. they'll host hickory ridge thursday night at 6:30. enka won the state's softball championship.
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sugar jets are number 30 in the national poll. check this out. vandy at florida. block by matthew fisher. look at this. wow. what a shot by josh henderson. he just comes down with it. >> larry: i've never seen one like that. >> stan: vanderbilt wins it. look at that block. >> larry: harlem globe trotters would be proud of him. >> darcel: that was awesome. >> jason: that was a line drive. we're going right in to winter weather mode this eveninin and overnight. the mountains get it first. the valleys will get some of that too. our temperatures will suffer. 40s for highs tomorrow and friday. yeah, there's a 60% chance, which is pretty high, that we're going to get a wintery mix at times in asheville. really the accumulation is going to be limited. dusting, maybe a half inch at most.
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sunday. what a turnaround it will be then. chances of rain if anything monday. in the upstate, 50s and 60s. very mild sunday and monday. >> larry: for more local news, we invite you to join us on my40.
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captioning company" breaking news tonight. we're on the scene of a deadly tornado outbreak. several states, homes destroyed. a dangerous night ahead from south carolina all the way up through new york. also breaking tonight, the race for president, and donald trump, now marching to super tuesday. his landslide win in nevada. and the major republican now predicting a trump surprise. the abc news exclusive tonight. my one-on-one interview with apple's ceo, tim cook. for the first time, cook on why apple is refusing to help the fbi break into the iphone used by the san bernardino killer. new details tonight on the pilot in that deadly chopper crash. what he was trying to do. and the famous sports reporter, the "dancing with the stars" host, erin andrews, suing her stalker and a major hotel tonight. did they put the stalker right
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down. good evening tonight from san francisco. and we are here for our ceo tim cook. for the first time, answering questions why apple will not help the fbi break into the bernardino. but first tonight, the horrific states. deadly tornadoes and dangerous weather ahead this evening. from the carolinas, all the way up to the northeast, stretching across 1,000 miles already. an ef-3 ripping through this apartment complex in pensacola, florida. in north carolina, sending school children into the hallways. and in virginia, at least three people have been killed, just this afternoon, because of the weather. and behind all of this, blizzard conditions moving in, blowing this truck onto its side in indiana. more than 2,000 flights canceled, coast to coast. abc's linzie janis leads us off from the tornado zone tonight. >> reporter: tonight, those deadly storms barrelling up the east coast.


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