tv ABC 11 Eyewitness News Saturday SEVEN AM ABC February 27, 2016 7:00am-8:00am EST
>> see what's happening instant. abc eyewitness news starts now. anthony: the frightening scene, shots fired at a busy shopping center. two men sent to the hosp even after the suspect was killed by police. anthony: one candidate in south carolina hoping for a big one, the other already looking ahead to campaigning on super tuesday. but tuesday is very, very cold. saturday, february 27, 26 degrees, 7:00 in the morning. bundle up if you're stepping outside anytime soon, i'm anthony wilson. caitlin: i'm caitlin knute. one of our viewers on twitter said bring on the 60s. i think he's on to something.
a few days, so that will feel pretty nice. it's down to 25. not that i'm counting. caitlin: good thing i have the hot coffee. steve: we do have the hot coffee. absolutely. numbers across the area, 21 in roxboro, louisburg, southern pines, sanford, 22 in siler city. chapel hill and rdu at 25. clear skies pretty much all day until the afternoon when we'll see clouds coming in. temperatures climbing up to the low 50s. it's really going to be a cold day for you but at least a breeze won't be nearly as noticeable as the last couple of days. warmer tomorrow and warm for most of the week. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. caitlin: thank you, steve. developing this morning, a woman is recovering after she was hit by a stray bullet in apex. authorities are now looking for the people responsible. this all happened on arrowhead drive off of stevenson road. the wake county sheriff says there were three cars all pulled up. there was some sort of altercation between them.
bystander, 56-year-old delphie mclane got caught in the cross fire. she was taken to wake med and investigators are looking for a green pickup truck, a small green desan, and a red dodge charger. anthony: also in wake county, two teens arrested after a shooting on capital boulevard. two men were hurt, and tyquann lamar talley and carlos dshon wright are locked up. we're hearing the first-hand account of the frightening account. >> i was in subway and i heard a pop, and i thought a car was back firing but i saw two people running and the one in the back was pointing a gun. >> newly released 9-1-1 calls described the chaos at this shopping center. moments later, police say gunshots erupted in the parking lot next to the pnc bank. >> i was helping a customer. i see a gentleman running out of the store. he looked shaken up. >> and louise prada was helping
laid on the couch and hid inside. >> by the way he was acting, three or four minutes go by and he approaches me and asks if he can use the phone. i'm like okay, sure. >> prada says he sat down in front of him and made phone calls. >> he said yeah, i'm going to start -- he used profanity. >> minutes later, police had the store surrounded. >> went out this way. thank god everything's -- nothing happened. he had his hands up and took him away. heather: he is being held on a $1.1 million bond. he is facing robbery charges, including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. 17-year-old tyquann lamar talley is also facing robbery charges along with aiding and abetting. he is onna i -- on a 400,000 bond. we're still waiting for updates on the people's conditions. raleigh police say they do not believe this shooting was random. at the wake county jail, heather waliga, abc 11 eyewitness news.
fayetteville police are cracking down on drunk drivers. this is a check point they set up overnight. police say the goal was to educate people on the dangers of drunk driving and to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road and they also had k-9 units on the scene to help with drug searches as well. anthony: and a man facing new charges, accused of sexual assault involving the same victim. the crime was reported back in january in the 3000 block of candlelight drive. detectives charged marcus adams with second-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and attempted rape. he's now inside the cumberland county detention center. and two men arrested in separate sexual assault cases. joshua mills was arrested in a date that goes back to 1963 and 62-year-old robert brawn was arrested in connection with a rape that occurred in 2004. caitlin: new details coming in this morning about that deadly
a woman is facing charges of giving guns to that suspect. sarah hopkins is accused of giving two weapons to cedric ford. prosecutors say she knew ford wasn't allowed to have others were injured. abc reports hopkins and ford used to date. new this morning, yoko ono waking up in a new york city hospital. her representatives' reports she had suffered a stroke was not true, and instead, experienced flu-like symptoms and went to the doctor at her hospital's advice. the 83-year-old widow of john lennon will likely be released today. anthony: donald trump will be coming to our area, his campaign is opening an office in fayetteville today. over the next two weeks, several trump-for-president campaign offices will be set up across the state.
his former opponent, former the focus shifts to super tuesday next week. caitlin: time right now is his morning, are the sides playing nice? anthony: and the new push to help veterans get the care they need. we'll tell you about the nation-wide event happening today and the local branches taking part. 25 degrees, steve, temperatures going the other way. steve: we'll warm up to only around 50 degrees this afternoon. it's going to be quite a bit warmer tomorrow. fair skies right now.
clouds. steve: welcome back, everybody. good morning to you. it's cold out there this morning, a live look into the north hills, couple of little clouds off to the distance, pretty shot there. 31 degrees right now, but cold. look at all the numbers in the 20s out there, low 20s, roxboro, sanford, siler city, southern pines and louisburg flirting with the teens right now, but now that the sun is coming up, temperatures will respond and go the other direction, and we'll
colder than this time yesterday. 13 degrees colder in roxboro, southern pines and louisburg to start out your morning. definitely bundle up as you head out the door this morning. by 8:00 in the morning, should be just shy of freezing and the numbers climb all the way up to frech 47 by mid-day. the normal high this time of the year 58, we'll be below that by six or seven degrees today. cool skies out there, clear pretty much all day with a few clouds this afternoon. a big warm-up tomorrow and a wind shift that will boost our temperatures up, and stay rather warm a few days before thursday into friday, temperatures coming back down once again. had a great time talking to the kids out of falls lake academy in creedmore. the fifth graders there. we had a good time. we talked about all types of weather, some pretty intense stuff, too, and the kids seem to understand all of it. that's the good news, and thanks to the kids for having me out. meantime, if you are traveling out of rdu, looking pretty good. no major hubs showing any delays.
abc 11 together is spot lighting good deeds and the community is rallying around survivors of the granville tornado. neighbors in the area working nonstop helping families. the local faith-based restoration company, the church, relatives and friends all pitching in now. north carolina baptist men will be there next week. jason jenkins says it's his faith that led him to help. >> home is where you make it, and you know, he's always going to be with them, and the memories will always be in our hearts. it will be until the end. anthony: the fire service also in the community helping to remove debris. caitlin: happening today, another push to help veterans stuck on waiting lists in need of care. the fayetteville va will participate in a national access stand-down ordered by the department of veterans affairs, frequently 9 to noon, veterans on that long waiting list will get to come in for special appointments. this is the second time the va has ordered a national access stand-down.
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25 degrees outside. these stories making headlines this morning. a controversial vote in charlotte could bring lawmakers back to raleigh. charlotte approved a measure that allows transgenders to choose which public bathroom to use. but the state house speaker tim moore is looking to strike it down quickly in a special session of the legislature. it's almost march but you could wind up with the flu. officials say the number of flu cases is on the rise. so far this season, there have been four flu-related deaths. hillary clinton hoping for a big win after today's south carolina democratic presidential primary. a sizable victory as bernie sanders is setting up for a big delegate hall during next week's super tuesday contest.
anthony: a sentenced imposeghest court says juveniles cannot be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. apple stockholders gave the company's ceo a standing ovation at a stockholder meeting after refusing to help the fbi hack into the iphone of the san bernardino shooters. caitlin: time right now is 7:17. we are just a day away from the biggest night in hollywood and you can watch the oscars right here on abc 11 tomorrow night. anthony: and the movie's biggest
planning to lead a nearby protest related to the diversity issue and vice president joe biden will introduce singer lady gaga during the ceremony. caitlin: on oscars night, we'll have you covered online and on tv, with all the action. we already have a red carpet section set up on our home page of abc11.com and we will be your front-row seat for all that action again tomorrow night. anthony: an oscars special tomorrow night at 10:00. it should be online if you go to watch abc. caitlin: i thought for a second you were going to say you watched it. oh, my gosh. anthony: not on this shift, no. not watching it. steve: got to get at least seven hours. caitlin: i know it. steve: speaking of hollywood,
some areas have to worry about the rain. plenty of sunshine, temperatures warm too. as a matter of fact, it might be a little too warm, 75 degrees out there on that red carpet by tomorrow. weather a nonfactor in california but we'll be nice too around here. our temperatures will be in the 60s tomorrow but today is that cool day. active weather day is really going to be wednesday, the second day of march. we're going to see a front coming our way and with that front, we could see a band of showers, maybe an isolated thunderstorm rolling on through. shouldn't be a big deal. monday will start march 1. 59 and 36 the normal. by the end of the month, 68 and 44, so a big change during the course of the month. on average, we get 4.11" of rainfall in the month of march. meantime, sunny, high of 50s again today, cool, not much of a breeze.
of a shower and a stray thunderstorm. friday, a question mark for now and mainly a dry week. temperatures sunday through wednesday and thursday into friday, temperatures will come down. it will be warm ahead of the front and cooler weather starts to filter in behind it. temperatures right now, downright cold, 21 in roxboro, sanford, 22 in siler city. 25 in rdu. so by 8:00 in the morning, close to freezing, still below that though, mid-day will be 47 degrees, nice and sunny, might see a couple of fairweather clouds in the distance and temperatures will be in the low 50s for today. but after that, we're going to warm up nicely. satellite shows a few clouds in the mountains. it's unlikely they're going to really make it all the way here. maybe a couple of fairweather clouds and that's about it. the high pressure is going to be moving off to the southeast tomorrow. that means the return for the high comes out of the southwest. our numbers will boost all the way up to the low to mid-60s. this little front comes through,
breeze keeping our temperatures in the upper 60s. watch this low, that develops and will be moving across the tennessee valley, and that is going to bring up some rain, at least a decent shot of some rain by wednesday. meantime, up to the mountains we go, pretty good up here for skiing, partly cloudy to mostly sunny today. cold in the northern mountains, and southern mountains, temperatures in the upper 30s, but enjoy it. temperatures will be getting warm, snow will start melting over the coming days. so enjoy this weekend. 51 in raleigh, 53 in fayetteville. a light west breeze around 5 miles an hour. tonight, not as cold, in the low to mid-30s. so in the 20s for quite a while. i don't see that in the forecast anytime soon. meantime, as far as oscar sunday for us, 65 degrees. what a great day. monday, partly sunny and 67, as that front comes through. doesn't do much. just a few clouds, and on tuesday, upper 60s and sunny. wednesday, watch for some showers. another shower chance of chilly rain potentially in the upper
we're not talking severe weather. steve: we're always going to be concerned because that's where we have this clashing of air masses, so we can be dealing with some thunderstorms. it's always possible. but it doesn't look like a setup like we had recently, not even close. caitlin: okay, good. anthony: definitely a roller good. thank you, steve. 25, 7:22 is the time, and a networking opportunity taken to a whole new level. caitlin: coming up on eyewitness
teachers are all the son of a civil rights attorney josh stein learned early about justice, equality and doing what's right. senior deputy attorney general, one of the "most effective" state senators, josh stein fought to make schools safer, cracked down on domestic violence, and stein took on scam artists who prey on seniors. stein: we need an attorney general with the independence to stand up to the special interests and who will always put the people of north carolina first.
anthony: think mtv's "real world" but teachers only. instead of staying up all night partying, they come up with creative ways to teach kids in the classroom. caitlin: it's the first house of its kind in the country and right here in durham, too. anna laurel explains. anna: this is what teachers talk about when they get home from cool. there's a lot of that kind of discussion here at duke teach house. six teachers living under one roof getting the support, resources, and encouragement they need to navigate a career in the classroom. >> the first year is a crazy roller coaster, everything is hard, but when we come up here, i felt really supported. i felt positive and like forward-moving.
that or improve upon that. anna: ashley started teaching second grade in durham county this year. >> i like to think i'm helping growing little humans, so the social aspect is huge, and i think that that's an incredible role to take on. anna: the best ways to make an impact in the classroom, she and her roomies met with top educators and leaders in their field. at the house, the goal is after two years, these teachers are innovators, risk takers and teachers in the classroom, connecting with those students and making their lives better; is what it's call about. >> i love the love that the kids give me. i've really grown to care for people about that. caitlin: teachers are pretty special. that was anna laurel with that report. this house is for teachers who graduate from duke university education program. there's a conversation about
another teach house with teachers from uc central and unc. i'm biased, both my parents were teachers, so that's pretty cool. anthony: they didn't have that when i was there. great idea. 7:27 now. caitlin: an arrest has been made after a fayetteville church was broken into. anthony: ahead here on eyewitness news, who police say is responsible and how many times that crime happened. caitlin: and then a possible special session could bring lawmakers back to raleigh.
>> stay connected with abc 11 on facebook and twitter. now, abc 11 eyewitness news continues. anthony: pretty cold outside, 25 degrees, 7:30 on this friday, february 27. glad you're starting the day with us. i'm anthony apth. caitlin: and i'm caitlin knute. glad to have you with us. things are chilly, but improving. we're holding you to that. steve: today is going to be chilly. cold this morning, only low 50s if we're lucky this afternoon. that breeze. again, today, temperatures really cold to start. 21 right now in roxboro. theox center is still knocked out. we'll have to wait until that's fixed. fair skies for now, clouds off to the south and west. we'll see a few fair-weather clouds today. temperatures in the low 50s
tomorrow, we'll beat it by 14-15 degrees. so it might warm up and warmer still monday into tuesday. more on that in a few minutes. caitlin: thank you, steve. hillary clinton is hoping to win big in the south carolina democratic primary today. bernie sanders is already looking ahead to super tuesday. anthony: and meanwhile, republicans are keeping their campaign on the move. cnn's mary maloney reports. mary: donald trump is getting a big boost from new jersey governor chris christie. >> there is no better fighter than donald trump. mary: a newly aggressive marco rubio has his own take on the billaire. >> friends do not let friends vote for conartists. >> lead wait chalker marco rubio looks like a little boy on stage, not presidential presidential. he meant to say light weight but he spelled it leig ht. so he got that wrong. mary: responded by mocking rubio
>> it's rubio! mary: hillary clinton and bernie sanders also took verbal swipes, each attempting to gain traction before the south carolina primary. [indiscernible] mary: sanders reiterating his call for clinton to release transcripts, and the new york times editorial board backed sanders on the issue. saying voters have every right to know what clinton told these groups. clinton said she would release her speeches if the other presidential candidates do the same. >> i think you should be judged on what you've done. caitlin: here at home, two men locked up in connection with this scene that happened in raleigh, a shooting that injured two people on capital boulevard. 17-year-old tyquann talley and 18-year-old carlos wright both
police say wright pulled the trigger but talley helped him to steal one of the victim's walts. two men were shot just after 1:00 yesterday afternoon. both of those victims were said to be looter alert and talking afterwards. however, police are not releasing their identities and the victims were taken to wake med for treatment. anthony: police arrested lannie locklear yesterday on possession of stolen property charges, after breaking into a church twice. investigators say someone introek into the colonial baptist church on february 17 and again three days later. police say evidence led them to arrest lannie locklear. caitlin: developing this morning, a special legislative session could be in the works now to address a controversial vote in charlotte. the city council there approved a measure that would allow transgender people to choose which public bathrooms to use. andrea blandford explains. andrea: what started as a week of celebration within the lgbt community is ending in frustration. >> i was flabbergasted.
andrea: shawn long with advocacy group equality praised the charlotte city council for voting to expand the lgbt protection and ordinance. but state house speaker tim moore is looking to strike it down quickly in a special session of the legislature. >> our state has gone a little bit crazy getting involved in local issues and the state issues. andrea: republican lawmakers insist it is a state issue calling on the provision that allows transgender women of using the men's and women's bathroom a public safety concern, calling a special session to block the ordinance before it goes into effect april 1, would cost taxpayers about $42,000 a day. >> i do think it's worth it. andrea: conservative policy groups echoes more sentiments that the ordinance puts undue regulatory burdens on private businesses that would be better off left on their own to respond to consumers' demands. >> that's because of the power
marketplace of ideas, and we think that's the proper place for this debate to take place, not to a city mandating what people must or must do in their businesses. andrea: so a 3/5 majority of house members would need to sign on before a special session is called. of course, governor mccrory could step in and call a special session himself. either way, our state lawmakers are promising to prevent this ordinance or anything like it from happening anywhere in north carolina. in raleigh, andrea blandford, abc 11 eyewitness news. anthony: we are just days away from march but you can still wind up with the flu. state health authorities say the number of flu cases is on the rise. so far this season, there have been four flu-related deaths and even though there is a spike in flu cases right now, this is actually in line with the flu we've seen over the past few years. doctors tell us there is no official date to mark the end of flu season, so it's smart to
time right now is startling new details about pregnant women diagnosed with the virus here in the u.s. and how it's affecting some of their babies. anthony: if you are heading out of town this weekend, you may need to rethink where to park at the airport. the sections we'll tell you about, if you're heading out doors right now, 25 degrees. word to the wise. steve: cold out there, anthony. good morning, everybody,
steve: welcome back, everybody. good morning to you on this saturday. it is cold out there this morning, a live look at terminal 2 at rdu. that center which is elevated says 31 but it's the 20s, and almost to the teens in a few places like roxboro. up to 22 in siler city and sanford, 25 southern pines, fayetteville at 28, so bundle up. very cold start to the day. colder than yesterday. yesterday was a chilly start. on average of 5, even 13 degrees colder as we start the day today. so heavy jacket as you head out the door this morning. temperatures getting up to 47 by lunch time. the normal high right around 58 degrees. we'll be shy of that today by quite a few degrees. there's some clouds out in the mountains, a few fair-weather clouds developing later on today. not rain producers. tomorrow, big warm-up with the southwest breeze and will keep us mild for a while as temperatures are coming down by
had a great time at falls lake academy a couple of days ago talking to the fifth graders there in creedmore, a smart bunch of kids. thanks for having me out. we really had a good time. meantime if you are traveling out of rdu, all major hubs at this hour no delays. caitlin: thank you, steve. a parking alert for those of you traveling out of rdu. terminal 1 hourly parking in the first level of the garage is closed for maintenance. air officials telling us they are power washing and paving the areas and the spaces will be off limits until april. anthony: if you've ever wanted to work here, this is your chance. the company is looking to fill more than 4,000 jobs in open departments, including rides, entertainment, games, security, and life guards. carol winds offering positions 8-9 an hour. the job fair is from 1:00 to
caitlin: that would be a fun job if you got to ride for free maybe at the beginning of the day or the end of your shift. new revelations coming in about the sunken ship el faro. what the captain allegedly knew before sailing into the hurricane. anthony: and a happy reunion for this durham county deputy and that dog, a dog she saved.
so far this saturday morning. a woman is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet in apex. three cars pulled up on arrowhead drive. there was some sort of altercation, and that's when 56-year-old delphie mcclain was caught in the cross fire. investigators are looking for those people involved. authorities in kansas say a woman has now been charged with supplying a convicted felon with an assault rifle and a pistol, according to police, that felon, cedric ford, stormed into the factory where he worked. he shot 14 people, killing three of them before he was fatally shot. he had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend. republican presidential frontrunner donald trump bringing his momentum to our area. his campaign is opening an office in fayetteville today. trump just got an endorsement yesterday from former candidate chris christie. anthony: the zika virus confirmed in nine pregnant women in the united states. all those women got infected in other countries. three babies have been born. one has a defect in the brain,
miscarriages and two in travellers with zika. the virus is spread mainly by mosquito bites and is epidemic in latin america and the caribbean. new this morning, the captain of el faro apparently knew about hurricane joaquin before that ship sank. captain michael davidson wrote about the storm in his daily report a day before the ship sank near the bahamas last fall. all 33 people on board died. caitlin: a woman from anja is on a mission trying to find her puppy after it was snatched from inside a car. >> i'm infuriated. i'm just so upset. i don't understand. like she wasn't a stray. she was, you know, she's my dog. caitlin: charlie is just five months old. she'd been rescued from the harnett county shelter. a couple of days ago, the puppy's owner and some friends went for lunch at smithfields in garner. they ran in briefly and left
they thought the doors were locked. 30 minutes later when they came back, one of the doors was open and charlie was gone. the owner is hoping for a safe return and is offering a reward right now. look for more of that on our web site at abc11.com. a positive story involving a dog now. a dog rescued from deplorable living conditions is back with a new owner. when dakota beck, sheriff's deputy, found marty, he was dehydrated and emaciated. after being nursed back to health by the husky club, it was adopted by deputy beck. anthony: 25 degrees outside, and this is definitely not a dog's day weather-wise, but it is getting warmer, slightly. steve: starting tomorrow, a 15-degree warm-up. shorts and t-shirts, people out jogging and enjoying the day. a nice day of weather,
we consider it spring. but it's not official until the 21st. let's see what's going on. let's talk hollywood, shall we. big night at abc and, of course, the oscars are right here on sunday night for the celebrities out there, boy, no concerns, no rain to worry about this year. sunny and temperatures rather warm in the 70s. we're going to be warm too tomorrow. as a matter of fact, the next few days, temperatures going above average. our active weather day will be on wednesday, march 2, where we'll see a front coming our way. when the front comes through, we'll get a few showers, a thunderstorm and will move on out. we start march out 59 and 60 averages, by the end of the month, 68 and 44. we get 4" rainfall during the month of march. it will be a cool one today, near 50 for the highs with plent of sunshine around. i've got a rain chance coming in
and friday, right now, a slight chance on friday. temperatures warm, sunday, all the way through wednesday, but as we get into thursday and friday, temperatures will be cooling down. warm out ahead of it, behind it, some chilly air starts to spill, and temperatures could start to fall back down into the upper 40s. numbers in the 20s right now. 23 in roxboro, up from 21. sanford, you are 21 as well, and now at 24 degrees. fayetteville right at 28. so 31 degrees next hour, by mid-day, i think we'll be around 47. plenty of sunshine after that cold start, but a chilly day, less of a breeze than we've been seeing but still low 50s, a light jacket will be necessary out and about this afternoon. clear skies out there for now, we'll catch a couple of high and mid-level clouds drifting in later on today. the high shifts offshore tomorrow. that means we'll get a southwesterly flow around this high. it's going to help boost our temperature up. we'll watch this front kind of fall apart. if anything, it will just throw some clouds our way on monday.
i'm watching down here developing low pressure. that's going to move across the tennessee valley, could bring rain to the area by wednesday, maybe wednesday morning we'll see the timing on that. meantime, up in the mountains, partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies out there. our northern mountains will be in the low 30s today. our southern mountains will be in the mid-upper 30s, some good skiing conditions if you want to head up there. back to home, high temperatures, fayetteville. only 49 in roxboro for a cool day today. overnight lows to middle 30s under mostly clear skies. the southwest breeze will take us out of the 20s so not nearly as cold as it was this morning. oscar sunday, 65 for us. degrees. the front doesn't do much at all for us. a west breeze, downsloping wind off the mountains will help compress and warm. so flirting with 70 on tuesday. wednesday, shower chance, about 60, and behind that front, we get a little cooler and another
another shower on friday. caitlin: but no 20s in there at least. steve: yeah, we're not dealing -- well, close. we'll be in the low 30s by the end of the week but still. caitlin: okay. anthony: thank you, steve. and we are not done with dogs yet. caitlin: we are tennis. anthony: we will tell you why these dogs chase balls on the tennis court. mark: and i'm mark armstrong, coming up next, the canes and bruins from pnc pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by
>> now, abc 11 eyewitness news sports thachlt . mark: thursday night's loss in toronto, a season-ending injury felt like the doors closing on the canes playoff hopes, and the pad lock on friday night. cam ward in net down 1-0. it got deeper thanks to mats beleski. how did that one go in. 3rd period, canes on the board. noah hannefin with the board shot, somehow ricochetted back into the boards past tuukka rask. but no more from there. the bruins take it 4-1. this video has been viral on
matt kalaf shooting lights out for neuse christian academy. it's everything that led up to that performance making the story. neuse christian academy season and kalaf's high school season career ending last week. the kind of results you'd normally call heartbreaking at the buzzer beater. >> i've known people who had their parents pass and when i think about it, it's like my gosh. mark: just 18, kalaf had already dealt with his share of pain. he lost his brother eight years ago due to a sudden heart ailment and on february 9 right after a game, tragedy knocked again. >> my mom called me and said my dad was dead on the ground. i had to go home to find my dad dead, and it was probably the most painful experience i've ever dealt with. >> i wanted to go immediately and matt said just wait and i'll let you know, and finally a
i'm headed over, and once i got there, it was a lot of tears. mark: just 49 and a former flame-throwing bitcher, bill kalaf had lived through his son, relishing his every success on the court. for matt, the memories are countless. >> my dad works very hard, and every day he had come home dead-dog tired. mark: two days later it was time to hit the court again in an arch rival game against cape fear. >> you want to play? and his text back was what kind of question was that, i'm playing. mark: he played all right. normally a 12-point scorer, matt decided he need to do a little more than that. >> when we huddled, we said one-two-three, bill. in his honor. >> and i'd just pass it to him. mark: he wound up dropping six second-half three-pointers on his way to 26 points all told. >> every time i got it, i was
mark: this isn't hollywood unfortunately, matt's team still lost the game. cape fear showed their support in the handshake line. >> everybody had tears and it was just a special -- it was bigger than the game. it was much bigger than the game. mark: with the season at an end, real life is settling in for matt. it's now more than ever that he'll need his friends and teammates. trey dowdy knows the pain, having lost his mother at an early age. >> i just told him god gives his strongest battles to his strongest soldiers and the reason he has all these battles is because he's strong. everything happens for a reason, you know what i mean. it's all part of god's plan. so i've just got to stick to it and continue to make my dad proud and my brother proud. mark: and they surely are, and if you want to check out more on matt's story, head to our web site. there's actually a go-fund-me page set up to help fund his college education. of course, lots more hoops later today.
here on abc 11. back to you. anthony: thank you, mark. caitlin: it tugs at your heart after the balls and bringing them off the court. it's all part of a campaign to encourage people to adopt them. i'm sure your dogs would be trained to do that. steve: you would never see the ball again. weather today, guys, temperatures chilly, low 50s, cold right now, and still below freezing this morning. a couple of clouds this afternoon. warmer tomorrow and a nice stretch of mild weather before we cool down again by the end of the week. caitlin: nice, will enjoy. thank you, steve.
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