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she's back live with the latest. >> reporter: crews right now are they can. there's not a lot that can be me. we have seen a constant flow of neighbors stopping by to help. it seems like the entire community is pitching in as they searching for anything of value. as the sun came up on thursday, residents got a closer look at the damage. friends and family help sort through the jennifer turn -- overturned equipment where two silos were destroyed. >> sad. it meant a lot to our family. it could have been worse. >> reporter: at least a dozen homes in granville county were ripped apart in the tornado. precious belongings scattered among the debris. >> feel like i'm standing in the middle of the trash dump. >> reporter: pam west counts her hearing impair husband as lucky.
wouldn't have lived through it. >> reporter: next door the sound of chain saws and whipping wind, massive pine trees, piered the roof as the elderly homeowner hid in her bathtub. >> it's a miracle. >> reporter: the national weather service now surveying the damage. tracking the tornado's intensity >> this is the most impressive damage. >> reporter: cleanup could take weeks even months. power crews are still in the area trying to get power back on. when you take a look at the damage behind me, it is amazing that no one was hurt. residents continue to say, things can be replaced, people cannot. the only loss we're told, three cows killed during the storm at a cattle farm just down the road. >> heather waliga near oxford tonight.
center assessing the damage to his building. a huge tree went crashing through the roof of the fruit of the labor world cultural center on lake ridge drive. the building that houses a church does have significant damage. the owner spent the day with contractors getting quotes for removing the tree. a church member said the entire space was just renovated four months ago. tornado didn't touch down in durham the city was ripped by strong winds that took down some trees. many of you in durham heard the sound of chain saws today as neighbors began clearing up a cleaning up from yesterday's storm. off trevor circle in north durham. cameras captured neighbors chopping down damages treed. clean up will take time. we still found trees toppled on homes and cars. today was a busy one for them. >> we got a crew here and a crew in chapel hill and we got
up this tree. >> the same weather system that moved through here yesterday also killed people in louisiana on tuesday night. one of those killed when an ef2 hit an rv park from north carolina. they identified the man as 51-year-old scott ellis. we don't know ellis's hometown. this morning, chief meteorologist chris hohmann was in granville surveying the damage and talking to people in the area. chris is touring the damage. now update on two breaking stories, first a deadly crash in northern wake county. we have chopper 11 hd over the scene. it appears that red car collided with a white suv. we believe the person who died was in that red car. several other people injured in that crash. we're also working to get
reported bank robbery. police surrounding the bank branch. police are not saying much an accident that injured four cyclist in johnston county. 50-year-old donnie marie williams faces a number of charges including driving to improper passing. the highway patrol said williams hit them throwing them from their bikes. ther cyclist were taken to wakemed. in durham a 12-year-old girl had a minor crash on bike this morning. police say he was riding in the 1600 block of morehead avenue. it happened just after 9:30 and the boy was taken to the hospital to be checked out. but he was not seriously injured.
injured a moped rider. the month pedestrian was traveling -- moped was traveling when the car pulled into its path. the moped rider was hurt. no word if the driver will face charges. tonight the cumberland county sheriff's office is investigating a school fight. you're going to see the video for yourself so you can decide what happened here. greg barnes live in fayetteville with more. >> reporter: good evening. here the cumberland school board is talking about this at least publicly. 15-year-old d'anthony taylor, he denied that he started full up or square off with a safety officer at his school during a confrontation. instead, the ninth grader said, he was roughed up by that
suspended for taking pictures of a fight and recording it on his cell phone. 15-year-old d'anthony taylor said he was roughed up while recording this school fight. not by another student. but an adult safety coordinator. >> he grabbed my shirt and threw me on the ground. i told him to get off me. he wouldn't. he kept telling me that i not supposed to be video taping. >> reporter: he said he was recording a fight that erupted during a class chain. teachers and school officials jumped into the fight separating the students. he say, her son told her he never saw the safety officer coming for him. >> i understand teachers, but at the same time, you don't put your hands on other people kids. >> reporter: she said her son
she and her son -- school officials say it's all spelled out in the student's code of conduct manuel that parents supposed to read and review. deanthony taylor and his mom said the policy doesn't justify this kind of reaction. life. it could have happened to he witnessed it. >> he wanted him to get off me. just leave me alone. that was really unnecessary. >> reporter: she says that ironically, the take down of her son by the officer was recorded by another student. on that student cell phone. she said that student hasn't been disciplined. she questions where the judgment again, school officials here at the board of education, they will not make a public comment. we will keep you update end.
look at the video you're. live in fayetteville. in durham investigators return to the scene of a drive by shooting that injured a 72-year-old woman. they hand the out flyers to drivers that could lead to the arrest of three gunmen involved. the detectives going door to door talking to residents near forrester street. dorothy was watching tv when gunfire erupted. the bullets blew out the window panel on the front door. the shooting critically injured mrs. holloway. she remains in the hospital. the renewed debate over new publix grocery store. >> the issue to carry town council will take up tonight which could be the next step in building that new grocery store. chris, what a difference 24 hours can make. >> absolutely, no severe weather, sunshine out there, just a few clouds.
keep its research and field site operations. the publix grocery store today back in the spotlight tonight. developer wants to buildal publix. that proposal is getting some stiff resistance from residents living in and around that area. they are concerned about the traffic. the town council will discuss a change to the zoning request at its regularly scheduled meeting tonight. north carolina had one new flu death last week bringing this year's flu season death total up to four. that number ising isly -- that number is significantly lower than last year. 180 deaths were people over the age of 65. they're saying many people are not getting the flu because the flu vaccine is effective. yesterday at this time, we were in first alert mode with a string of thunderstorms sparked
>> just ahead, chris goes to granville county today talking to the people impacted by that tornado you can see here chris surveying the damage. what the residents had to say. first a live look at the thursday evening drive home. here's a look at i-40, miami boulevard, slow going. check out those people hitting
live premier. >> "dancing with the stars" on abc 11. today the national weather service was in granville county taking a very close look at yesterday's tornado damage. >> chris hohmann was there and spoke to some of the residents in the area. >> reporter: they're looking at damage by looking at the damage and the direction that it's been blown. they can determine whether or not it was a tornado. it's certainty, that this was. you got trees where they just snapped. all the branches on this one. if you look in the other direction, you see trees that are snapped in the other direction. that indicates there was a tornado. the debris is scattered in different direction as opposed to straight line wind. whatever damage you have is blowing all in the same direction. this was a tornado. even though the damage looked incredible, probably an ef1
still the winds 100 miles an hour. obviously enough to create this incredible damage here for the folks in granville county. it started around parts of or and chatham and durham county. it's more than likely, possibly anyway, it dropped a tornado here and lifted. they were moving. we track those storms and lot of times they're moving 40 or 50. these were going 60 and 70 miles an hour. if you get a warning, go quick. you're not going to have a lot of time to react. >> the weather service just in the past hour determined it was an ef2 tornado there. >> so much damage. >> it's one thing when we're here tracking these storm and we
when you go and i see how it's unended. the chances for any one of us to be affected, it can happen to any of them. our hearts a go out to them. here's the lay -- latest from that survey. they did an awesome job. they had to issue over 30 warnings yesterday for tornadoes d severe thunderstorms. the national weather service in raleigh did a bang up job keeping everybody safe and up to date. that somewhere ef2. we don't get a lot of those. we had some back in 2011. maximum winds 125 miles per hour. most of the damage that occurred was ef1. that's still up to 100 miles per hour wind. it was on the ground for five miles or six minutes. the width was 150 yards. did quite a bit of damage in that six minutes. different story, pretty shot
some of the sun rise, camera shaking in the gusty winds. still gusting up to 25 or 30 miles an hour. official the airport is 50 and northwest wind at 15. outlying areas in the upper 40's now around the triangle. still 50 at the airport. 49 in chapel hill and 53 in fayetteville. there was damage in wayne county and wind damage many other spots spots. there are those wind gusts, still up there 23 miles per hour. this is an improvement and these wind will diminish. had some clouds come over head. but they're beginning to break. as you can see. breezy, cool, partly sunny, occasionally mostly cloudy afternoon. down right windy at times. cold front that parked all of that severe weather. on the wrap around side of it,
our mountains and up in parts of western new york state as well. kind of a snowy day through parts of the appalachian. we'll become mostly clear tonight. winds 10 to 15. temperatures down to 30 in the triangle. 30 in roxboro. going to be a cool friday. lot of sunshine. it won't be as windy as it was today. still a rather breezy at times. northwest wind 5 to 10. gusts up to 15. sunny skies. we should be in the mid-invest's now. we'll settle for upper 40's. this high keeps us nice and quiet through the weekend. then in the low 50's and once that high moves offshore as we get into sunday, wait until you see what our temperatures do. cold tomorrow and cool. 53 fayetteville sunny skies and litter winds.
saturday and sunny. sunday, monday and tuesday, temperatures in the 60's. another nice weekend and not quite as warm last weekend. 61 sunday, we'll take that. >> we need a little break after yesterday. >> wild couple of weeks. here's a look what we have for you. a family said they were kicked off an airplane because of their little boy's allergy. what the family says happened as they walked off that flight had them absolutely baffled. you'll hear from that little boy and his side of the story. right here. eric stall did not participate in the morning escape. he will play. we're going back to pnc arena
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the canes did make one move today waiving forward brad malone. he played forever. the canes have toronto ton and then st. louis on sunday. cat barber brought the good stuff last night in pnc. he opened his account with a driving lay up. the floater in the lan and then upcoming was the finishing move. cat had 32. state was up 13 at the time. all heels from there. marcus paige relatively quiet again. this three tied it 29-29. bryce with 22 and 11, justin jackson second half. he had 17. unc won by a dozen as they get
>> he started out -- he missed a shot in the beginning. tried to give him a different look. he did a great job accepting that challenge. >> they played extremely well. for me, i'm just trying to do the same things i do every single game. be aggressive and play my game. >> we don't get too many tonight. the camera will be popping tonight as the sonomas come to durham. jefferson might return to the lineup. he is in street clothes. jones has what sprained ankle brace. tournament action from charlotte. tied with eight seconds left. anthony gaskins of the falcons in the bucket and the foul. falcons go up three. they were not done.
will drop the corner three to force overtime. tied with ten seconds to go. eventually it's ahmad wilson with a fade away. that was the different, buoy stay moves on. following that one, fayetteville state versus top seeded virginia state. josh dawson, will open things up with an off balance floater right there. broncos would keep it close down to seven at the break. but the trojans started to exert their excellence. kevin williams finishes and the broncos going home. >> tournament weekend under way in charlotte. thanks.
breaking news. we're on the scene, the deadly tornado outbreak. at least eight dead, including a 2-year-old. more than 30 twisters from texas to pennsylvania. homes destroyed. this truck blown over on the gw bridge in new york. the coast guard trying to save this boat. the showdown tonight. is this the last chance for the other candidates to try and take down donald trump before super tuesday? and, the eye-opening new poll tonight from marco rubio's own state of florida. is trump unstoppable, even there? just 24 hours after our exclusive with apple's ceo, tim cook, the fierilyreery moments on capitol hill today. the judge. new reporting tonight after a passenger jet slams into a runway. the emergency evacuation.