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>> reporter: just three hours before the debate. we're live tonight in greenville. really scary. especially since i was inches away from the telephone. >> frank: how an icy road contributed contributed. now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 6:00. >> frank: we begin with breaking news. u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died after apparent natural causes.
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president reagan and was the longest serving justice. follow us at and on facebook for more details and updates. the 9th republican debate is set to get under way tonight. news 13's darren botelho is live in greenville outside the peace center. darren, there's a protest ppening outside of this debate. >> darren: that's right, frank. as you can see behind me, protestors have lined up outside the peace center. we have marco rubio over here. ted cruz over there. donald trump on the other side of the street. all the candidates represented. the six candidates get on the stage and tell the voters out
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now we have a marco rubio supporter right here. sir, why did you come out today? >> i'm here with the republican club. we're just here to show greenville and the great state of south carolina that marco rubio has the support. we're just here to show everyone that marco can take this country back and take us to a new greater american century. he lost a little bit of momentum but i think you're going to see tomorrow and throughout the primary that marco rubio can really claim his ground and south carolina is going to stand strong with him. >> darren: thank you, i appreciate it. 'll be out here all night with the protestors going in to the speech in just a matter of hours. >> frank: once again, ahead of tonight's debate, the republican rivals have been hitting the campaign trail. just a week until the big
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they're working to sway undecided voters. lana zach reports. >> reporter: from the rally stage to the debate stage. gop faceoff by courting voters in south carolina. >> give me a chance to take this vote to america. give me the votes and get them to vote. reporter: the first showdown in the south will . >> nastier and nastier and they get personal. they get ugly. >> reporter: after his big win in new hampshire, donald trufr has largely stayed positive. but not anymore taking aim at senator ted cruz tweeting, if
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cleaning up his act . >> imagine the damage he could do as president. >> reporter: and for marco rubio, tonight is a chance to redeem himself after the last debate. >> wow. >> reporter: democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are heading off in their next campaign trail. >> we surprised them in iowa. we surprised them in new hampshire. we're going to surprise them here in nevada. >> reporter: working to capitalize on nevada. clinton rallying supporters for comeback. >> i am not new to this fight, my friends. i know you're here because we have work to do. >> reporter: lana zack, abc news, washington. >> frank: now to the weather, bitter cold arriving in the mountains and the upstate. the front brings hazardous conditions overnight.
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karen wynne joins us with our skywatch forecast. >> karen: right, frank. we are actually headed in to one of the coldest nights of winter. the wind chill advisory continuing until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning for yancey, mitchell and avery counties. wind chills going as low as 15 below zero. obviously a time to layer up not only in the northern mountains but here in asheville as well. a look at your evening planner. a very chilly one. 21 degrees by 7 o'clock. 18 at 9:00 and 16 degrees at 11 o'clock. layer up and limit your time outdoors if you are going to be out this evening. even in the upstate a cold night ahead. 27 at 9:00. mid 20s at 11 o'clock. we have a new winter storm watch that is up for late sunday night on through monday evening. we are going to show you more on a mix of snow and ice and
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when it hits and how much snow can accumulate. >> frank: winter weather making for a rough night in asheville's kennel neighborhood. one driver just slid off the road, crashed right in to a fence. tonight? >> justin: she's fine, frank. but as you can tell over here, the sign and the fence not so much. she wasn't the only one to have problems navigating this asheville road overnight. for much of the day people passing by saw a red car on the sidewalk which took out part of the fence. driver hannah shulin said she was coming home from work. she fishtailed, took out the street sign and came up to a fence inches from a telephone poen. >> it took a while to register.
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precious. i could have been really hurt. >> justin: a tow truck driver helped her retrieve her car. she said a lot of people helped her out. this is really just a good reminder to drive safely, especially when we have this inclement winter weather. just in a few days it's going to come back. justin hinton, news 13. >> frank: now an update to a story we first brought you back in january. two buncombe county men have been arrested. lisa thompson is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. this happened at delaware's country store january 13th. masked men holding a gun to the clerk's head as he empties the cash register. another man filling his pockets with items from underneath the counter.
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haywood county jail. fletcher police need help identifying suspects related to car break-ins there. they used stolen credit and debit cards. they were traveling in a truck similar to this one. if you have any information call the fletcher police department. a deadly pile-up shuts down a pennsylvania interstate. what investigators say may have caused this accident. >> frank: practice makes perfect for new passengers at asheville regional airport. why this plane was grounded so
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new heights. >> frank: one plane was grounded at asheville regional airport today to lift spirits and boost self-confidence. people of all ages with autism might feel more comfortable with what can be a stressful experience. hope hanselman shows us how it works. >> hope: getting to where we need to go often comes with some ups and downs. but for one day at the asheville regional airport, this group of passengers will be able to experience it without ever leaving the ground.
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kids to be at and see what's going on. one of the great things is they remember everything they see. and when they do make it through the airport for the first time, they remember it's not scary. >> reporter: many are boarding an airplane for the first time in their lives. finding their seats and some inner strength. >> where am i supposed to sit? >> you're back here. >> hope: just like the poilts and flight attendants, it takes practice. and with the help of airport employees and the local autism support network, they're learning the hardest part. >> you have to wait awhile. >> hope: some parents and caregivers are using it as a test to find out whether more trips to the airport are in
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no wonder all 150 free spots were filled. >> it filled up in i think less than a day. >> hope: to find out that in such a short trip they were able to go so far. in asheville, hope hanselman, news 13. >> frank: coming up next on news 13 at 6:00, pope francis delivers a stern message in
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how he's givin >> frank: three people are dead after a major chain reaction crash on the snow covered interstate in pennsylvania. that story tops tonight's news reel. at least 50 vehicles were involved in a wreck that happened about 9:30 this morning. interstate remains closed while
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hawaiian governor calls a preventive measure that will free up state funds for personnel and resources. officials say the move does not mean residents or tourists should be alarmed and that there are no confirmed cases of zika virus in hawaii. hillary clinton releases more e-mails. the total number of 45,830. parts of 84 were upgraded to classification level but none top secret. pope francis delivers his first major address of the visit
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palace. he also denounced what he called the path of privilege. the pope says it postures environment for human trafficking, drugs, and death. it was awfully windy last night. snow blowing all over the place. here's meteorologist karen wynne. >> karen: such a cold night ahead. of course i'll show you how low the temperatures are going to drop. we also have another flake-o-meter. we have a mix of snow and ice headed for the mountains.
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chance now your news 13 skywatch weather. >> karen: we have another winter storm headed our way and the biggest problems are going to be snow and freezing rain out of this next system. but for tonight, it is going to be the bitter cold that we really need to deal with, with very low temperatures and wind chills. we have that wind chill advisory in the northern mountains. tonight is the night to layer up, not a night to be without the gloves or hats. drip your faucets to avoid any pipes from bursting. check your car battery. of course check the pets.
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the elderly either. asheville 29 degrees. winds out of the north at 17 miles per hour, we feel like 12 degrees outside right now. that is our current wind chill. skies are clear right now. those winds are gusty. as we go through the future cast, we have a lot happening so i'm going to take it slowly hour by hour. the winds come down a bit. still quite gusty in the northern mountains with wind chills going below zero. that is why that advisory is in effect all night long. temperatures are going to drop off as we go through the overnight hours. really, really low. single digits. by day break it is going to be cloudy. 7 o'clock in the morning, most folks waking up with cloudy skies. valentine's day it will be cold and cloudy.
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mainly in the higherr elevations. if you have dinner plans for valentine's day tomorrow, keep that in mind. it's mainly going to be tomorrow night overnight in to monday morning when we're going to see that snow move in. that monday morning commute, oh boy, that isn't going to be fun. snow will be flying across the mountains. anywhere in blue, snow, gusty winds. blowing snow, low visibility. where you see the purple, that is a wintery mix. including freezing rain. and ice that will accumulate. by midday on monday, a good chance ice will continue in the foothills and upstate, too. most of the snow turning to rain. some of it continuing over the northern mountains before it changes over to all rain. and then eventually moves out. right now first look at snow fall accumulations. we're talking one to three inches in and around asheville with higher totals. six to eight possible in parts
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ice accumulating on top of that, travel is going to be tricky. lows tonight. asheville 12. bryson city 14. burnsville down to 10. newland 9. 18 in forest city. highs tomorrow are going to be very chilly. asheville 31. hendersonville 33. mid 30s in franklin. that snow beginning to fall late in the afternoon. quick look at that 7 day forecast, of course showing that winter storm in full force on monday. tuesday, some lingering wintery mix. even on in to wednesday. later in the week, wow, feeling like spring with highs near 60 by next saturday. so if we can hold on for a few days. >> frank: a big switch over there. that will be nice. >> karen: yes, it will.
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kimball >> luke: back on january 4th, the unc asheville women's basketball team lost to liberty. and that was the bull dogs' first defeat in the south conference. last night was a chance for pay back. let's go to kimball arena where the bulldogs could take on first place by themselves if they could beat liberty. paige beats the buzzer. bulldogs lead 17 to 14. fast forward to the third quarter. long distance from way outside. asheville leads 45 to 33. then in the fourth quarter, kayla webb gets in the pane and drops down. asheville beating liberty 56o 51.
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the first place by themselves in the big south conference standings. >> us showing that we can us hel through that vision that other people have of us is not just us being on top. it's not just us winning off of shooting or winning off of playing defenses. us winning off of hustles. diving for balls. really, that's what it's about. >> luke: one of the best seasons? school history continues for the bulldogs. the western carolina men's basketball team beating chattanooga on thursday. the cats looking for their third consecutive victory today hosting sanford in cullowhee. pick it up in the second half of this ball game. finishes off the glass. the cats trail by seven points. they would keep chipping away.
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and hits the short jumper right through as the cats cut that lead 46 to 40. justin browning will get the ball drive in. hits the three from way outside. right now, western leads sanford 64 to 60 with just over three minutes left in this ball game. meanwhile, the western carolina women's team hosted chattanooga. gets the floater to fall. two of her six points. cats up by six. lindsey simpson again knocking down the jumper. western leads 29-22. fourth quarter, drives and hits and puts the cats up two. chattanooga beats western carolina 65 to 51. wake forest and nc state with a combined record. happy with the results and
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both teams desperate for a victory today in raleigh. the second half he catches fire. bucket and a foul to put the wolfpack out in front. cross over move to get the lane and hit the jumper. one of the few shots he misses, abdul malik abu. nc state beats wake forest. >> frank: perfect day to be playing sports indoors. >> karen: indoors the key word. so cold tonight dropping down to around 12. that snow arriving late tomorrow on through monday. a mix of snow and ice. >> frank: once again we'll be
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greenvil welcome to "world news
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breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. the longest-serving justice on the nation's high court, a towering conservative figure known for his blistering dissents, his strict interpretation of the constitution. the court and the conservative movement suffering a huge loss. and good evening. thank you for joining us on this i'm tom llamas. and we do begin with that breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. justice scalia was the longest-serving justice on the high court. appointed by president ronald reagan back in 1986. scalia passed away on a visit to texas, and abc's chief justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us with what we know at this hour. pierre? >> reporter: tom, law enforcement sources tell me that justice scalia died earlier today in texas, apparent of natural causes. u.s. marshals are at the scene,


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