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3 snow is affecting travel in charles welch posted this photo on our facebook page.he says it is of soco mountain in haywood county. and it took him an hour to drive to the bottom of the mountain.the winter weather is why several schools are on delay this morning. madison, mitchell and yancey counties are on a three hour delay. graham county and the cherokee reservation school are on a 2-hour delay. 3 3 for a complete list of closings and delays we have a scroll at the bottom of your screen or head over to our website wlos dot com. plus stay up to date on everything weather related with the news 13 weather app... just search wlos in your app store. now let's head over to ingrid in the weather center for the latest on this round of snow and how long it's expected to hang around. 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
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3 3 the snow continued to fall overnight in madison county. news 13's lauren brigman is live in mars hill. lauren, does it appear to be sticking to the roads? 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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3 we're learning more about a gunman near witchita, kansas. police are still looking for a motive. reid binion reports on the shooter who was killed by police, along with three of his victims. 3 (sheriff t. walton /harvey county, ks) "gun fire was exchanged between law enforcement and the shooter and law enforcement shot and killed the shooter."harvey county sheriff "t" walton... ...praising officers for stopping a shooter who gunned down more than a dozen people in kansas thursday(sheriff t. walton /harvey county, ks) "saved a whole lot of lives." officials say it started at around five pm, with a report
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vehicle... with a male victim hit in the shoulder.minutes later, another shooting nearby. then, officials say the attacker shot a person in the parking lot of excel industries in hesston, where he worked......then stormed inside and opened fire. (worker) "he was just unloading on everybody. everybody started fleeing out to this back door here." (worker) "i seen a mob of people just start running out saying, 'run, run!' and pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!"police have n n publicly named the perpetrator, but a friend and co-worker identified the deceased shooter as cedrick ford - seen in this facebook photo.(matt jarrell/suspect's friend and co-worker) ""i witnessed him shoot the shots. i mean, that vivid, i can still see it."matt jarrell says it started as a normal day when ford came to work this morning.....until he says ford inexplicably left work.... returning sometime later (matt jarrell, excel worker) "he yelled hey, and then boom, boom, boom and proceeded to go into the building."police don't yet have a motive, but said terrorism wasn't a factor.the man's neighbors - shocked to hear of his involvement in the rampage.(suspect neighbor "he's a real nice guy. i wouldn't think he would done that. he was a good guy from what i know."i'm reid binion, reporting
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3 a school district in the mountains tops the list for high school crime rates among all school districts statewide. transylvania county schools reported 37 crimes for the 2014-2015 school year. that may not seem like a lot. but, when you look at the ratio of students to crimes, it is the highest in the state. school officials say part of it has to do with the way schools report crimes. ((stop)) 3 buncombe county schools has the 10th highest crime rate. school officials say they are constantly working to reduce the crime numbers at all grade levels. they say for the current school year, crimes are down. 3 we're doing a much better job with teaching folks about pocket knives which is bringing the weapons charge way down andducating parents and monitoring that and getting the message out to folks, but we're also just seeing a lot of decreases in a lot of other areas.3 other mountain districts in the top ten include asheville city schools and mcdowell county schools.
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3 two l-b-g-t groups call on asheville city leaders to pass an anti-discrimination ordnaice like charlotte's. the campaign for sosohern equality and equality n-c want an ordinance to let trangender people to use the public restroom of their choice. many people, including governor pat mccrory, are against it because they are concerned that it would allow men to go into a women's restroom. a longtime transgender activist says she is angered by the governor's opposition. 3 it perpetuates the discrimination and hate it would just be like changing this sign to white only and that kind of political bigotry has got to stop especially from the governor's office. asheville mayor esther manheimer issued a statement saying the city values diversity and equality... and that at their last meeting... council adopted a "vision that reinforces these core values." 3 3 3 in this mornings newsreel... residents across maine got an early-morning wake up call
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lightning. this was the scene in portland early yesterday morning. powerful winds knocked over several trees in the city. at one point, more than 11-thousand homes were without power statewide. and the storms boosted temperatures s in portland to a record daily high. 3 fire destroys a multi-million dollar mansion in rhode island. authorities say the fire broke out at the home in newport late yesterday afternoon. when crews arrived at the home, flames were reportedly shooting up to 60 feet in the air. firefighters were able to get the blaze under control in about two hours. but officials say the fight proved difficult due to strong winds. the cause of the fire has not been determined. 3 seaworld employees came to the aid of a baby sea lion that was stranded by heavy surf in san diego yesterday. the animal got stuck just south of a pier, and was too weak to battle the high waves. the sea lion wasn't the only rescue of the day even though officials shut down the pier, one man jumped the fence and plunged into the water. a rescue boat sped out to save him. the man was cited, but not arrested. 3 3 flu deaths drop dramatically across north carolina. only
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season... compared to 184 by this time last year. health officials say the vaccination this year is the big the difference. it's a very close match to the h1-n1 strain. but they are seeing a late season spike right now. 3 "most times ... the worst part of the flu season."3 it's not too 3 late to get a flu shot. health officials say you don't want to wait too much longer though... because it takes about two weeks to become effective. 3 3 an unusual combination is proving to be a winner... ice cream and break dancing. wednesday nights, "the hop" hosts a break dancing party. anybody can come, and it's free. the hop was looking for another night to use its production facility, and a leader of a local break dancing group wanted to bring kids inside for the winter. 3 41:28 "honestly, feels great. it just feels to be yourself,
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this weekend, the orange peel will host a kids' party. the hop and the underdog crew will be participating. it starts at 10:30 tomorrow morning. 3 3 3 3 his brother made him a jersey of his favorite athlete. coming up a little later ... what that athlete did for his little fan when the picture went viral. 3
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3 the oscars air this sunday night right here on wlos. so we want to know which movie you think will win "best picture" this year? head to the wlos facebook page and and let us know. we'll share some of your comments later this morning. we will also have a live 3 report from the red carpet coming up in our next half hour. 3 3 3 3 the time is now the time is now 5:xx. coming up in this
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some facts you might not know about the oscars. 3 all new at six, a challenge for those to join the fight against cancer. where you can go and how you can do it.
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at lowe's. 3 in this morning's five at five.... we have some interesting facts about the oscars. 43 million is the number of people who tuned in to the 2014 oscars telecast, hosted by ellen degeneres. 200 plus that's the number of countries that watch the academy awards every year. one billion dollars is how much
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oscars selfie was reportedly worth. 6,124 that is the number of voting members in the academy of motion pictures arts and sciences. and 13 and a half inches and 8 and a half pounds the height and weight of the oscars statuette. 3 3 3 3 here is a look at what you can expect for the next three days. 3
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3 unc asheville tries to stay in the hunt for the conference title. next in sports stan shows us how they did against red hot liberty at kimmel. 3
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3 good morning 3 everyone in sports.unc asheville with 2 games left in the regular season, needing to win out to keep its chances alive for the regular season crown.dogs one game behind winthrop --tonight asheville hosting hot libertynick mcdevitt and the bulldogs hoping to find some momentum as the regular season winds down. pick it up at the end of the first half, ahmad thomas
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layup to put asheville up 35- 19. thomas scores 15 points. ------------------then in the catches fire, knocking down the jumper from the baseline. tonight with 17 points. asheville leads 39-22. weeks makes the nice pass to kevin vannatta who buries the of his 13 points. ---------------then, former gets the offensive rebound and the stickback for two of his six points. bulldogswin it, 73-56.regular season finale saturday 4:30 against coastal carolina at kimmel.it was really important to get a win tonight because every game is important. we take it game by game. we really want to win the rest of our games. always trying to win, and finish out the regular season and keep the momentum going into the conference tournament.it's huge. all about momentum like i was saying earlier. so we got to get the ball rolling and keep coming out ready to play, so we're looking forward to it.in cullowhee, western carolina has been hot as they head to the finish line, winners of 5 of 6, and tied for 5th with mercer and uncg--top 6 get a bye insocon tourney(take vo)next week in asheville--tough task tonight, hosting powerful wofford., terriers in third.western though comes to play..rhett harrelson the deep three and the foul--a four point play.. cats up 17-10.--------------- happy bunch of cats get even giddier devin peterson drives the baseline and does the underhand push for the easy layup puts western up 24 to 16. but wofford as you'd expect comes back and ties it
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got rhett harrelson just give it to him nails another 3. after the bounce in .he scores 12, mike brown with 12-- western trailed 46-42 with 8 minutes left, but outscore terriers 11-2 and cats win it 53-48--now 9-8 in the socon. western clinches a first round bye in the socon tourney, since mercer lost at vmi tonight. cats finish the regular season at home saturday at 2 against furman. that's our sports this morning, i'm stan pamfilis. have a great friday. 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
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3 a photo of his make-shift soccer jersey went viral. coming up... what the little boy was sent, after the photo made it to the famous athlete.
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3 it is 5:xx ...3 the young afghani boy who became an internet sensation when he was pictured wearing a striped plastic bag with lionel messi's name and number on it.... now owns the real thing! the soccer superstar and the united nations children fund gave the boy two autographed shirts and a signed football from the iconic player. the boy's father says it was it was "one of the happiest moments" of his son's life. when the 5- year old was asked about becoming an internet sensation, he said "the whole people in the world know me now." 3 3 here is a look at current conditions.. here are your weather headlines for today..
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what to expect in the extended forecast. 3 3 3 3 police continue to police 3 police continue to search for suspects in an asheville shooting death. coming up what they arardoing now to help bring justice to the slain teens family. 3 a conviction in a mountain murder case. how long charles o'shields will spend in prison plus what the defense plans to do next. 3 3 3
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t-t-t-tuesday, tuesday! you checkin' out my easel? it's ok if you were. 3 county schools are now closed this morning. madison, mitchell and yancey counties are on a 3 hour delay. also
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roads for any of the schools morning. 3 3 and for a complete list of closings and delays we have a scroll at the bottom of your screen or head over to our website wlos dot com. plus stay up to date on everything weather related with the news 13 weather app... just search wlos in your app store. now let's head over to ingrid in the weather center for the latest on this round of snow and how long it's expected to hang around. good morning. here is a look at current conditions across the region. temperatures warming by noon. coming up, i'll show you our 7- day forecast for both the mountains and upstate. 3 3 3

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