Skip to main content

tv   News 13 at 6pm  ABC  February 16, 2016 6:00pm-6:29pm EST

6:00 pm
>> darcel: family members of a young man shot at deverview apartments say he's an erwin footba player. >> larry: it happened this afternoon and asheville police immediately swarmed the scene. >> darcel: john, the family is stunned by what happened. >> john: they sure are. the investigation continues as that young man fights for his life. we have a picture of him. his name is kyrie logan. he's a football player just three days shy of his 18th birthday. he's in critical but stable condition at the hospital. police say there's no imminent danger here as the investigation continues. >> that's a good kid. and it not only involves him, that involves anybody. you shouldn't be out here shooting each other and killing each other. that's crazy. that's just crazy.
6:01 pm
any updates as far as suspects? >> at this point it's too early. we've been talking to a lot of folks in the area. i've been receiving information but at this point we don't have anybody that's listed a suspect. >> john: the family you can hear there is just surprised this could happen to someone like kyrie. he's a good kid. if you have any information you're urged to call buncombe county crime stoppers. 255-5050. live here in asheville, john le, news 13. >> larry: back to that winter weathh advisory we mentioned, even though we did warm up today, temperatures are dropping again. >> darcel: chief meteorologist jason boyer joins us now. what can we expect? >> jason: ground is white jackson county, haywood county, madison and swain. leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network unca campus. cold rain and 41.
6:02 pm
and all rain. then you go up in to higher elevations. coal springs ranch, 4,000 feet near haywood county. the snow is adding up. already laying on the ground. that's the story now. haywood, madison, mitchell, avery, swain, jackson and graham county until 6 o'clock in the morning. this is where we're going to find not only snow fall accumulation, but black ice. we drop our temperatures this evening. dark blues indicating heavier snows. we're still getting snows up in to yancey and mitchell. temperatures freezing most valleys. we'll talk more in detail coming up in just a few minutes about who is going to see most of the snow and when we finally see spring-like weather. >> darcel: thanks, jason. we want toend it over now to meteorologist karen wynne.
6:03 pm
there lost power from the storm. >> karen: definitely so, larry. in fact at one point about 4,000 people across the county were without power here in mcdowell. this tree fell in old fort. it brought power lines down with itit people living nearby lost power around 2:30 a.m. and they were still without it at noon. >> i was up and i heard a crash. and the power went out. >> karen: crews from charlotte removed the tree in about 30 minutes. while many of the trees and power lines have been removed, they urge people to be careful. if you do see any power lines down, you are urged to stay away from them and call 911. now at the last check, it looks like now there's still about 400
6:04 pm
mcdowell county. live in mcdowell county, i'm karen wynne, news 13. >> larry: jury selection began today for a trial of a man accused of a revenge killing in transylvania countyty richard o'shields is charged with first degree murder for the shooting of toby mathis. months before mathis was killed, he was in some kind of altercation with o'shields' son joey who fell to his death from mathis' pick-up truck. o'shields thought the sentence was not enough. >> darcel: 14-year-old christopher cowart remains hospitalized in asheville. rex hodge spoke with his d dad who says his son is improving. while their home town community
6:05 pm
>> rex: macon county residents are showing support for christopher cowart up at his school, macon middle. news of the accidental shooting at his home earlier this month got around quickly. >> being a small town like this, it's kind of shocking. >> rex: he says all the kids are pulling for him. three boys were in cowart's home. one of them a friend. they say christopher found a gun and accidentally shot himself in the head. he's been at mission hospital ever since. that's where his family is and getting news now of his improvement. >> he's opening his eyes. he's able to follow us. he can hear us. he can squeeze their hands.
6:06 pm
his cat scan came back positive. no more brain swelling. it's actually decreasing. >> rex: christopher's father says his son has a long way to go. family auto care in franklin saying pray for chris bracelets in his favorite colors to help with costs as well as a go fund me page and an account. >> prayer definitely works. >> rex: christopher's recovery will take time. but the community says it's behind him every step of the way. christopher remains listed in critical condition in mission hospital. rex hodge, news 13. >> larry: a final decision will be made tonight whether or not central elementary school in waynesville will be closed. about 50 parents and students have rallied to show support and
6:07 pm
saving. there is a budget short fall. we'll bring you updates on and of course tonight at 10:00 and 11:00. >> darcel: happening now, many people are gathering for a ted cruz rally in the upstate at this hour. cruz is set to take the stage at 7:30 at the anderson civic center. former texas governor rick perry will join cruz. >> larry: other presidential candidates were also in the upstate today. just four days for the republican primary. ohio governor john kasich held a meet and greet in greenville today. he attracted a crowd of about 200 people to the boiling springs fire station. he talked to voters about staying out of the fire after the explosive arguments in the last presidential debate. and in gaffney, ben carson stopped for lunch at big daddy
6:08 pm
he came there after touring a manufacturing facility in robuck. carson has two more stops in south carolina tonight. >> darcel: former president bill clinton hit the campaign trail for his wife. he made remarks to a crowd of more than 200 people at the westin community center in greenvilil. the latest poll has hillary clinton with a double digit lead over bernie sanders. it's an entirely fair question. >> larry: relocating the register of deeds and other offices. >> darcel: and a lococ teen is $50,000 richer.
6:09 pm
and what he plans to do with the that feeling. you know the one. that "grand-slam, aced-the-presentation" feeling. multiply that feeling. it's the deal of all deals. a moment worthy of celebration. now multiply that. you're everyone's hero in the championship of all championships it's that feeling. multiplied. introducing the new multiplier scratch-o-os. a chance to win. and a chance to multiply your winnings.
6:10 pm
>> darcel: buncombe county's
6:11 pm
new location. >> larry: it's one of three partners moved to make room for the new family justice system. but some feel these repeated moves are wasting tax dollars. >> darcel: frank, this isn't the first time these offices have moved. >> frank: darcel, this is the second time in just the last five years these three departments have been moved. some county taxpayers think it's a waste of money. it's moving day at the buncombe county tax office. one of three departments forced out of 35 woodfin street to make room for a new family justice center. >> it's the one safe place where a victim cancome, be able to access legal services, therapy, advocacy, file a criminal report and get medical services if needed. >> frank: nine different domestic and child service agencies will come together under one roof. many are non-profits that will get their space rent free in
6:12 pm
but that means three county departments: the tax office, election services and the register of deeds have already or are in the process of moving. that's raising questions for some residents who contacted news 13 to ask, why did buncombe county waste tax dollars on moving these offices after only a few short years in the old health department. >> it's an entirely fair question. >> frank: the register of deeds was moved parking is apparently also a concern for the new home of the tax department at 94 cox avenue. on the website they warned people saying with their move they will not have much parking. and suggesting people wanting to come in to pay their taxes should call for assistance before making the drive downtown. >> it wasn't our choice to move in the first place but when the county commissioners decided
6:13 pm
county, we got on board. >> reporter: they were moved here to 35 woodfin street about five years ago. the cost of those moves and renovations? $1 million. now all three are going to different locations. the costs of these moves and renovations, around half a million dollars. >> do you know how much it's costing to have the justice center in here? >> that would be a question to give to cathy. >> reporter: it would cost $1.8 million. most of that came from the health and human services 2016 budget. the crime commission and u.s. justice department have given nearly two million in a grant for operations. all renovations were done in house. investment supporters of the center say it will make a huge difference in our community. >> we will be protecting victims
6:14 pm
public safety and building a stronger future for children who are growing up in homes witnessing olence. >> reporter: the family justice center is slateded to open later this year. if you have a story you'd like us to investigate, write us at reality check at larry. >> larry: a black mountain teenager, 15-year-old ian appeared to who wants to be a millionaire's wiz kids week. >> he won $50,000. ian graduated from high school at just 14. he's not just book smart, some call him a musical genius. ian plans to use the winnings to further his music career. >> the earnings that i won are more than enough to produce the next album that i'm working on. i'm going to try to make a couple of professional music
6:15 pm
that. that. >> larry: ian is taking a couple of years to see how far his music career will go. and then he plans to start college. icy temperatures. >> larry: we're talking about a wintery weather mix, jason. mix. >> jason: the only thing ice wise will be black ice. ice falling from the clouds not likely. this is going to be rain and snow and a mix of it here in asheville. we did start out around freezing. that was warm enough to melt off the ice in the morning. we have almost here's your leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network. at nearly 5,000 feet on mount pisgah. it is still snowing and snowing
6:16 pm
6:17 pm
6:18 pm
i'll show you who gets the most >> jason: highs in 50s in places today. now we're back in that wintery leicester carpet sales news13 sky cam network. the good thing about snow fall, the roads so far have stayed just wet. we're going to get that ice to form. black ice is a bigger issue. 34 degrees balsam gap, jackson county, the snow is certainly laying on the ground at this point in time. we're continuing to see it fall. wind chill of 40. that rain is steady in many places. even heavy in some. 53. now the rain beginning to fall in greenville for the upstate. wind chill down to 51 degrees. you're going to get some rain and that's about it. there's just not go g ing to be snow for you. waynesville west there towards maggie valley, cataloochee ski area going to love this.
6:19 pm
franklin, cullowhee, sylva, areas down like robbinsville. a little snow fall again in the black mountains. watch also some of this pink showing up. a little bit of freezing rain mixed in. some of the higher elevations may get a brief change over to rain. watch out there in east tennessee. spruce pine mostly rain on 19e. future radar, you can see darker blues indicate some of the heavier snow bands working through our northern mountains. this is the future cast, satellite and radar picture. they are the higher elevations. still snowing in to yancey, mitchell and avery, northern madison. by midnight we're starting to see the bulk of the moisture slide east ward. ground temperatures just warming up.
6:20 pm
up. it may accumulate on the grassy surfaces and rooftops but not much. clearing sky takes shape across the area. sunshine return. it will be gusty and cold. temps in the 40s. the idea here on the rpm model of what could fall. a tenth of an inch in waynesville. close to an inch in burnsville. these turquoise areas could see three to four, even two to five. the light gray here is areas where we could see a dusting to half an inch. we could see a couple inches in to nororern graham county. temperatures right at freezing by morning. watch out for black ice tomorrow. warm enough to melt it off. 60s down through the upstate. we're heading for 60s by the weekend.
6:21 pm
i recommend those days you try to get outdoors because you never know this time of year. >> larry: western carolina lost the game last night. but they won the water cooler today. stan will show you the shot people are talking about next in sports. i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day
6:23 pm
>> stan: believe it or not, the southern conference basketball tournament comes in asheville in just a couple of weeks. tournament march 3rd through the 7th. wrestling championships at kimball arena. asheville's really become the home of a terrific weekend. commissioner john marino was in town today. he said this is really a perfect marriage of event and location. >> what i notice, too, is that our people think in terms of we're going to asheville. asheville's coming. they make the affiliation between the city and the event. they don't say it's the basketball tournament, they say we're going to asheville. i think it's because asheville is such a great destination and has so much to offer for a great weekend. not just basketball, but other things. >> stan: march 3rd through 7th. you can go to the tournament event page. go to, click on news,
6:24 pm
last night in socon play, western carolina played well but couldn't beat them. justin browning, wow. what a shot at the buzzer. he gets the pass. just lets it fly. bulls eye. what a shot. browning who has had a solid season scored 14. unc asheville women at home tonight at 7:00 against radford. bulldogs just off that huge win over liberty which has them in first place. a key point, they held their own on the boards against the much taller flames. >> it did stand out and that's really the character of our program shining through that we're able to win when things aren't going great for us on the
6:25 pm
that's also the types of kids we're recruiting in to this program. hard workers. obviously they have to have a lot of talent but work ethic comes first. >> stan: men's basketball on wednesday 9 o'clock, duke at north carolina. saturday at noon, the battle for first at the big south unc asheville at winthrop. >> darcel: making any predictions? >> stan: they'll be good games. >> jason: winter advisory through morning with black ice and snow accumulating through then. in asheville, we're going to see anything melts off easily. >> larry: for more local news,
6:26 pm
6:27 pm
6:28 pm
>> darcel: join us breaking news tonight. storms slamming both coasts. in the east, treacherous driving, a dangerous mix of sleet and rain. the pileups. 60 60-mile-per-hour winds. across the south, 20 reported tornadoes. the woman trapped under her home, rescued. and in the west tonight, bracing for a major system, too. also breaking tonight, the new polls coming in now. where do donald trump and hillary clinton now stand in south carolina? and former president george w. bush taking aim at trump.
6:29 pm
court. the president just moments ago, saying, "i intend to do my job. i expect them to do their job, as well." a message to the senate. the case of the serial killer, far worse than first thought. accused in ten deaths, now linked to several others. what was discovered in his home. and mic check. america loves adele, but millions watching wondering, what happened? tonight, adele's own explanation, right here. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a tuesday night. we begin tonight with a very dangerous commute home. a storm hitting in the east, another one about to hit in the west. and in the south tonight, multiple tornadoes, the pictures just coming in. an ef-1 tornado confirmed outside miami. winds about 100 miles an hour. drivers there on i-95 in the middle of it all. and you will see the rescues in a moment, playing out elsewhere.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on