tv ABC 11 Eyewitness News 430 AM ABC February 17, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST
are drying out this morning. the spring heat coming our way. how long until the next rain chances arrive. good morning, carolina, welcome on wednesday february 17, 40 degrees and 4:30. i'm barbara gibbs. john: i'm john clark. thank you for joining us. before the sun we have a few spotty showers left to talk about. meteorologist don schwenneker is in first alert storm center tracking that. don: good morning to you. we have a couple of showers working through right now. a look afirst alert doppler xp and most of this rain light to moderate. nothing like yesterday. most of it in the northern part of the viewing area. we will throw this into motion and you see it tracking east-northeast. down in sanford you have a few showers and wake county and you see heavier rain in northern orange county into person county and toward henderson. that is sliding east. we will see the showers this morning but this afternoon more sunshine.
above freezing. 38 roxboro and sanford. 43 chapel hill. 41 smithfield. 39 goldsboro. 40 degrees with spotty showers right now. by lunchtime partly sunny and 49. mid 50's this afternoon with lots of sunshine. sunshine sticks around and nice dry weather the next several taste. we will have that in the complete forecast. barbara: right now durham police are looking for a person responsible for shooting a one and a half-year-old boy. the toddler was in the crossfire of a drive-by yesterday. in the next half hour where the search stands for a suspect and how the boy is doing. john: major twist in the christmas day shooting of a 1-year-old girl in chapel hill. one of the men accused is not charged in maleah williams's death. shaquille davis was charged and he is a free man.
he is serving a 90-day sentence for violating probation. prosecutors say more charges could be filed. barbara: you watched traveon smith become a convicted killer on abc11.com. the same jury now has another critical decision to make. gloria rodriguez picks up the story live outside the wake county justice center. gloria, good morning. gloria: good morning. that decision is whether smith will be sent to death row. the jury only deliberated about an hour yesterday before delivering the verdict. >> we the jury by unanimous vote find the defendant transfer i don't know smith to be guilty of first degree murder. gloria: a guilty verdict of travion smith of the murder of melissa huggins-jones. jones's family erupts in tears of relief. smith sits stenson faced.
anthony for the crime. >> everyone in this case is involved because of the evidence. he is the one with the dynamic personality and the one everybody sis convicted to. gloria: anthony plead guilty to avoid death but the prosecutor says smith was also involved in the murder. >> he is a murderer. that is what they wanted you to believe. and it is true. but they can't get away from that either. travion smith is a murderer also. gloria: the death penalty phase will be like a mini trial and is expected to last two or three days and court will resume today at 9:30 this morning. live in raleigh, gloria rodriguez, abc 11 eyewitness news. john: gloria, thank you. we expect to learn later today
raleigh is suspicious. the initial call yesterday was for drowning but police later told us they found a man's body behind the homeless shelter. it is around the 1400 of south wilmington. barbara: we are following breaking srplts about the terror attacks in san bernardino. apple announcing it plans to fight an order to help f.b.i. agents hack into an iphone that belonged to one of the shooters saying it creates a back door to use on future devices. yesterday's ruling is the first decision of its kind and forces apple to give the tpheub software so it can -- tpheub f.b.i. information. it erases data if you try to unlock the password too many times. prosecutors said they can't access the phone because they don't know the pass code.
the chairman of the senate intelligence committee is working on bipartisan legislation to push tech companies to provide encrypted data to law enforcement. barbara: details of a deadly rampage at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado may not be released to the public. the judge argued unsealing court records could jeopardize the trial. the affidavits including information of his arrest after the court was asked to reverse the order. dear used to live in western north carolina. he is charged with killing three people at that clinic. john: we are working to tpaoepbltd out the name pulled from his wrecked s.u.v. by two n.c. state students on clark avenue near cameron village. our crew said the s.u.v. slammed into trees after crossing the center line last night. the students living nearby pulled him out. he was taken to the hospital.
barbara: it is 40 degrees and 4:36. donald trump fires back. >> he has done such a lousy job as president. barbara: what the president said aboutng to fire up the city of light and special guest in the audience. barbara: we are checking our first alert doppler network showing rain over the northern half of the viewing area. when it moves through we have a nice long dry stretch. barbara: remember, the tobacco road showdown is tonight duke taking on u.n.c. at the dean smith center in chapel hill.
and flip back don: welcome back. let's look at the drive in this morning. you will see some raindrops in spots. we are not talking heavy showers like yesterday, just spotty showers. by 10:00 in is 44 degrees. current numbers from across the region 49 residents. roxboro 37. 40 oxford. 43 chapel hill. 41 wilson, smithfield, rocky mount. 39 sanford, southern pines. 42 fayetteville, clinton and 40 in goldsboro. looking at the day ahead, by lunchtime 49 and partly sunny skies. this afternoon that sunshine wins out and we have the great afternoon shaping up with temperatures mid 50's. we have warmer air headed in by the weekend. we will talk about that and nice long dry stretch of weather in the complete forecast next. barbara: the war of words between president barack obama
the president says he has confidence in americans that the republican front-runner will not get elected. president obama: i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president because i have a lot of faith in the american people. i think they recognize that being president is a serious job. barbara: trump called president obama's criticism actually a compliment. he says that the president has done such a lousy job of president president. president obama digging in for the fight over justice antonin scalia's replacement saying the republicans have no constitutional grounds it refuse a vote. with a year remaining in the presidency he will have plenty of time for a fair hearing.
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will decide whether he gets life in prison or death penalty. melissa huggins-jones was found beaten and stabbed to death three years ago. her daughter found her. apple says it will fight a judge's order to help the f.b.i. access information stored am an iphone that belonged to one of the san bernardino terrorists. the magistrate ruled apple must supply the software that will help them hack syed farook's phone. pope francis wraps up the trip to mexico with some of his most anticipated events. he will visit a prison. stop at the texas border and meet with mexican workers.
sex assault previous district attorney that he would never be charged over the encounter. a florida man trading in his for happened cuffs. he is accused of practicing medicine without a license. he was so convincing he had his own medical clinic going in west palm beach. 18. a female undercover officer busted him after he allegedly gave her a physical. love-robinson denies the accusations accusations. barbara: the f.d.a. is taking action to protect blood donations from the zika virus saying blood banks refuse donations from people that traveled to affected countries within four weeks. it recommends they turn away donors who may have will sexual contact with somebody who went to the impacted countries. this could cramp the morning
a rock slide in a colorado canyon closeed a major east-west highway forcing drivers on a 140 140-mile detour. it went into effect after a second rock slide in glenwood canyon. john: valentine's day get away would mean trouble for an actor. they are being investigated for vandalism. she had a photo on her instagram
of the is he sedona arizona red kept gnawing at his handler's pocket. john: another lucky winner about to step forward. remember the record breaking power ball with a jackpot worth $1.5 billion. one was sold at a publix grocery in melbourne beach, florida. that person will reveal himself or herself today. a third winning ticket was sold it california but that winner is a mystery. barbara: you need time to get your affairs in order. make sure who all your relatives are. john: lake me. barbara: a woman changed a homeless stranger's life. john: she had won $200 on a scratch-off lottery saturday when she saw glenn williams panhandling and she used the
she started a go tppbtd me page -- go fund me page that raise the $14,000. she believes the money she won was meant to help him. barbara: good people out there. don: awesome. barbara: put that to good use. get him back on the right track. that would be awesome. don: we have an awesome forecast. barbara: i was driving in and i was leak there was no ice. no rain. don: a little rain but nothing alternatively of -- nothing terrible. the next seven days and look at this stretch. today 55 and a little below normal tomorrow into friday but by saturday, sunday and monday it is above normal into the 60's. we look at what is happening now on radar. this sis a live look at first alert doppler xp and we have spotty showers. nothing major but you have seen rain in the northern half of the viewing area.
we will see this going east and when it presses through things dry out. a look into downtown raleigh it is 40 greecedegrees, winds calm. fayetteville 43, 83% humidity and north weekend four miles an hour. durham checks in with 43, 69% humidity and those winds are calm. let's show what you is going on as far as temperatures across the region. everybody above freezing this morning, coolest spots are louisburg and roxboro both 37. 39 roanoke rapids, 39 southern pines and 42 fayetteville. 43 clinton and 39 goldsboro. a lot colder this morning than yesterday. 20 degrees colder in smith and 18 in fayetteville. roxboro nine degrees colder. satellite and radar composite shows rain showers in the northern areas and southern areas see breaks in the clouds.
by lunch predict prrbgtfirst alert predictor forecast model shows us around 50 and by 5:00 we are mid 50's and skies clear out and they stay clear tomorrow. friday into saturday. we start with spotty showers, by lunch 50 and then skies clear and we dry out across the region. temperatures in the 50's. looking across the area today, chapel hill will go to 54. 55 wendell, 57 smithfield. 55 holly springs and siler city. pinehurst 57. 58 fayetteville and clinton. 51 south hill, 54 roanoke rapids, 56 in louisburg. tonight temperatures across the area back into the 30's over over. skies clear and it will be colder. 31 raleigh, 34 fayetteville. 31 durham and 20's in roxboro. first alert seven-day forecast powered by accuweather showing temperatures tomorrow back into the 50's.
tomorrow into friday. 53 on friday. by saturday 60's return, more humidity. 65 sunday. monday 60 and tuesday 48. we will see a little colder air next week but nothing like we saw the past couple of details. john: get it over with. barbara: crafting the perfect cup of coffee turned into an art form. john: coming up, meet the triangle woman who is brewing up
cup of you know what can be. if you are searching for that perfect cup of coffee we may have found it. barbara: a local woman beat out hundreds of other brewers to brew the best cup of coffee in a national competition. anna laurel went to find out what makes the perfect cup. reporter: sift the grounds. then measure into your filter. >> anywhere between 1.6 and 2 grams of coffee per ounce of water. reporter: she sifts them 45 seconds and keeps slowly pouring water into the cone. >> we want to do that within a certain time frame. reporter: this is what it takes to manually brewer a perfect cup of coffee. according to jenny of slingshot coffee company. >> is it balanced? is it sweet?
it is kind of an eye opening sort of life changing experience. reporter: she should know. besides owning a popular triangle coffee company she won first place in the national taster's cup competition eastern division. >> it is made up of acidity and aroma aroma. you want natural sweetness to be there. you are looking tporfor a certain mouth feel. is it silky, smooth in your mouth. bringing all of tease things together into one balanced cup. reporter: it took months of experimenting. it is an art and science. >> we have hit 360 grams. . she buys the winning beans from a farmer in panama. >> the nuances are so incredibly noticeable it is fun to watch people experience it for the
like yesterday. meteorologist don schwenneker will let you know how long you need the umbrella. barbara: a toddler shot in a now that my feet are on the ground. john: a nightmare flight finally over. hear more of what passengers are saying about this 28-hour journey. good morning, carolina, welcome on wednesday february 17. 40 degrees and 5:01. i'm john clark. barbara: i'm barbara gibbs. we will have more on the stories but first meteorologist don schwenneker with a look at the weather. don: good morning to you. we are seeing light showers work through the region. a live look at first first apbd-- first alert doppler xp and on the most powerful radar in the carolinas you see showers in henderson and vance county and working down through durham and northern wake county toward wake forest. holly springs has showers at the moment and they should clear the