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of -- they questioned that african-americans are fairly represented. >> if you think that the people in this state are mad because of the last time, they are going to be furious the way you are doing this district. it is an abomination, it is a direct assault on democracy. >> again the governor has called a special session for tomorrow morning at 10:00. they vote on these maps to meet the federal court deadline. republicans are waiting for chief justice roberts to decide whether to issue a stay or delay in the release of the new maps. we will stand top of this and bring you the very latest. abc 11 eyewitness news. >> a motorcyclist is in the hospital after highway with 401 -- state trooper say the biker let them on a high-speed chase
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>> chopper 11 captures the aftermath. with how this all began. >> inside that gas station, he tells us he was watching out the window as he saw the motorcycle and the trooper came speeding between the pumps. >> right hind where he is standing -- on highway 401 or hilltop road, he psy high-speed chase unfolding just outside the window. he says he watched as the driver of this new motorcycle and state trooper behind him came speeding through the parking lot.
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the highway patrol said it all started just after 2:00 where he trooper tried pulling over the man on the motorcycle. he was going 75 in a 45 mile per hour zone, in the glee passing other cars on a double yellow line, instead of stopping for the troopers blue lights. he turned on to hilltop through the gas station parking lot and onto for a one, heading in the wrong direction. they say he quickly slammed head-on into a silver honda sedan. >> it is very nerve-racking, it not something we look for to doing. this is not something we do enjoy. third-party motor speed >> while the driver of the honda was not heard, childress say the man who is trying to get away from him
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being treated for serious injuries. and the highway patrol has not yet released the names of the drivers involved in this case and the crash. abc 11 eyewitness news. >> a dramatic crash had crews springing into action. this pickup truck wound up -- the truck and the car collided at the intersection of burlington avenue. we are told at least enough of the people in the car were taken to the hospital. >> the wake county journey who quickly convicted -- in the mother -- in the murder of them mother are considering whether he should die for the crime. the courtroom camera was order turned off for her testimony. hannah jones is now 10 years old and she became emotional, even when talking about finding her mom dad.
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death during that burglary in her apartment. the first witness was her mother and she talked about how his father abused her when she was pregnant. the following witnesses described her as an abusive and neglectful parent. >> her kids would be like, i'm hungry, and she was like no, it's mine. get away. of course one of us would go and say give it to them. >> defense lawyers expect to spend another day calling witnesses before the jury embrace the death penalty. >> some devastating economic news. sanitation services revealed it is laying dozens of workers off. 84 to be exact. a nice sanitation service --
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as the state prepares to build a new monument that will honor the achievements of african-americans. governor mccrory announced the plans to put up the monument at the state capital. four public hearings will get your feedback on the plans bid the meetings will be held on tuesday in greensboro, rocky mount's and fayetteville. the statue will break a 25 year moratorium on adding new monuments on the capitol grounds. >> you win some you lose some. >> for governor mccrory the panthers super bowl loss meant peanut -- meant paying up on a loss wager. >> let's get this over with. why can't you have a simple name like mccoury? >> governor mccrory had to wear a broncos jersey to make good on his bet with colorado governor john hickenlooper. the governor office putting out this video.
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garner's factory is shipping 50 cases of turkey burgers and 50 cases of turkey sausage to the food bank. butterball is also making a donation to three food pantries here in north carolina. there may be a few wagers on the matchup right here in the backyard. duke and carolina happening at the 9:00 in chapel hill. mark armstrong will have the postgame coverage right here at 11:00. and he will be joining us for sports and a little bit. it is a problem proving to be a tough one to solve. >> how to close the discipline cap among certain ethnicities. this is an issue the foot wake schools under federal scrutiny when examining the stats. >> and popular raleigh chef back in the running for a huge national award.
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chef running for this coveted honor. and chris is taking a look ahead for us. >> you will want to hear all the details. temperatures in the lower 50's as we work our way through the evening.
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hill today as the educational bond was dissected. the governor and his supporters say the educational bond will recruit students to north carolina and keep employers in state. it is called the school to prison pipeline and what county is taking a step to address the issue that is facing some scrutiny from federal education officials. >> progress is being made in addressing the discipline disparity for african-american students. but a group of parents say that progress is coming to slowly. elaina athans live at one school that is under the microscope right now. >> the most arrests in raleigh. 77, taken into custody. 61 of them were african-american. the stats are frightening. >> based on the numbers
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>> she feels there are racial disparities within the wake county school district and she points to the newly released annual report -- annual report. they also accounted for 63% of detention. she is worried not only as a mom but also as a president of concerned citizens of african-american children. the advocacy group says the wake county school board's close policy, practices, and procedures continue to create barriers and racial disparities. >> they need to create strategies that will affect the problem and keep kids in school. >> here is jim martin's response to that. >> can we take long-standing cultures and change them in an instant? no. but i don't believe we have policies that are making it worse.
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our policy we are in the process of a complete policy overhaul. >> and number of members say they are not pleased to see a drop in the dissension rate districtwide. it is down 34%. but the drop is not enough for this advocate and mom. >> we have been talking about this years and years and years. >> you can see where your child's school stacks up. on abc abc 11 eyewitness news. >> we have breaking news in wake county. chopper 11 hd fire that has been burning right there at the wake orest public works building. you can see what firefighters are dealing with. this is on friendship chapel role that friendship chapel road. we will keep working this story throughout the evening and
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we have some news about local chefs. >> ashley christianson is one of several chefs in the running for a major award. find out if i hope we have a buyer for the house. me too! what are the neighbors doing here? bill! hey! i didn't know your home wifi could stream so many devices at the same time. dad, it's time warner cable. 300 megs. crazy-fast. dad! you can get wifi all over this place. cool! make your home as connected as possible. get 50 meg internet with unlimited data for $39.99 per month. and ask about free installation.
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north carolina is represented in the james beard nomination. >> ashley christianson already owns one of those awards, the popular raleigh chef is in the running for best new restaurant. an outstanding chef in pools downtown diner. >> and eight of the 20 nominees for best chef in the southeast
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including scott crawford at standard foods in raleigh. and matthew kelly inder him, and also aaron vandermark in new york. five of those chefs named just here in the triangle. famine my favorite restaurants we are telling everybody about it >> taking us into the weekend and this nice warm-up son outside. >> we are loving this. >> the atmosphere has been supercharged as of late. no secret there with the bitter cold and snow and ice. it's going to stay that way but it is going to be chilly for a couple of days. act or below average, nothing extreme. the knights will be cold too. as we get into the weekend, a strong wind is going to take over and really warm us up.
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for the part of next week. our first alert weather station, midtown raleigh. going to be out and about. humidity is way down at 35%. already in the 40's with the virginia border. 52 at smithfield, 51 sanford. it touched 60 briefly today. a little lighter rain last night. some clouds left over this morning. the atmosphere taking a breather from all of the action. nothing accents -- nothing excessive in terms of precipitation or temperatures across the eastern u.s.. temperatures in the upper 20's and low 30's.
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typically cold around 32. high pressure over the great lakes, giving us a good-looking thursday. temperatures on the cool side. a little bit below the average. you feel pretty good, good to get out and enjoy that's nice weather. cold again tomorrow night. still an easterly flow, still around 50 to 52. then moving offshore. that is when we start that major warm-up in time for the weekend. 51 in raleigh tomorrow. 53 fayetteville. a few clouds and light northerly wind. 49 in roanoke rapids. cold tomorrow night and down to
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here come the 60's for the weekend. some days you're clouds will roll in. things start to change early next week. a little bit of rain monday but a better shot of soaking rain tuesday into part of wednesday. it is february, so take these nice breaks when you get them. this one is coming in at the perfect time for the weekend. >> i feel like it is or the holidays. sounds great. >> a lucky guy among us, he is going to be courtside for the duke carolina game. >> going to be a big night. >> there are other college basketball games, but only one that will have the eyes of the
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percolating later. before we look ahead to tonight's game, let's look back and remember what happened last year, submit -- some very
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both teams around the center circle, one of the moments that will live forever in this rivalry. bringing duke back from 10 down to forced overtime. unc would sees the control. fakes -- banks it in for a three-point lead. that unbelievable array of post moves and they would prevail 90-90. carolina returns the favor, honoring coach k before. back-and-forth, the killer in this one for the devil as they go on to win at 84-77. many of the principles from last year's contest have moved on, most of them on the duke side of things. they sure looked awfully good. >> they were it -- there was a reason they were the number one
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where they have a decided advantage is the frontcourt. one geico 6'11". those guys would have to explain that one guy goes 611. where carolina really excels is on the backboard. they are the second team with an average of over eight rebounds, more than their opponent per game. that is an advantage they have to take. really it comes down to heart. >> they don't want us winning. rivalry. with that it is just exciting part of.
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want to try to put that on to the other team. it is a lot better having it this way. >> in terms of the matchup, going to start his usual lineup. he is going to be the guard he usually is outside on the perimeter. in all his years of coaching he recruited him harder than anybody else. it will be interesting to see what kind of reception he gets here before tonight's game. >> kind of like john henson. he was unlike anything else in the acc. and coach k has a guy like that. it really is new faces. he has a much more of a scoring force for the blue devils. of course the key matchup, they
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we will see if bryce johnson can take advantage of ingram inside. i think the wild card off the duke bench. can he catch fire and hit a couple of big shots and provide a third offensive force for the blue devils in his debut of this rivalry. >> the thing that makes this rivalry ultimately stuck is respect at the highest level. we understand where we are at and how lucky we are. we also understand the history and excellence of each program and the manner of which it was achieved. we are not going to go after one another. >> yes they will, they will go after it, check out abc back to you. >> we will see you tonight at 11. eyewitness news continues on abc
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breaking news tonight. the new national poll. is donald trump no longer the front-runner? also, late today, the south carolina surprise. just three days before the high stakes republican primary, the major endorsement. could it sway the race? governor haley is not for donald trump. also developing, the fbi standoff with apple. after the terror attack in san bernardino, the fbi desperate to break into the gunman's iphone. a judge now demanding apple help the fbi. apple refusing. under fire.
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arrest this man. he pulls out a gun. their quick action in the moments that follow. the alleged imposter accused of posing as a doctor for more than a month, undetected, examining patients. the sting right here tonight. and, lucky couple. winning hundreds of millions, bhau they revealed after being handed the check. good evening. and we begin tonight with breaking news in the race for president, and it comes just three days before the high stakes republican primary in south carolina. a new national poll moments ago showing someone other than donald trump leading nationally. and south carolina's hugely popular governor, nickykki haley, just moments ago, endorsing someone else. haley making it clear she wants senator marco rubio to be the republican nominee. and that new national poll tonight showing senator ted cruz ahead of donald trump, 28% to


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