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thank you for joining us. damaging storms with multiple tornadoes in mississippi and alabama and it is closing in on north carolina. it could make a mess of the drive home. here sis here is meteorologist don schwenneker. it is going to be a bumpy ride this morning into the afternoon. the morning drive is not bad. we are very mild. these are the normal highs for this time of year. 49 right now roxboro. 53 chapel hill. 52 sanford, smithfield. 5 # fayetteville. 48 goldsboro and 45 roanoke rapids. looking at the day ahead, 52 right now under cloudy skies. by lunchtime stray shower and temperature is 15 degrees above normal around 70. the warm sticky air could bring as you thunderstorm later. most of the area will see rain but we could have gusty winds. right now let's talk traffic and
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amber: good wednesday morning. it is quiet right now all over the viewing area this. is the real-time traffic flow and a lot of green. the interstates in very good shape and traffic in wake forest, durham, raleigh, all around looking nice. no problems here 40 and south saunders, a lot of green and we will check the drive times in a few minutes. now we're accident free. barbara: we are seeing a fresh look at the tornado damage that families in western alabama are waking up to. you see debris from one home in pickens county all over the ground even crushing a car. it also pushed a mobile home apart and it is twister spinning tuesday in aliceville 36 miles outside of tusk also. high winds damaged a federal prison and left two people trapped in their homes.
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captured video of the storm. >> they got intense and i could hear the house shaking and it stopped. barbara: there are no reports of anyone seriously injured. this is a good day it download the first alert weather app and track showers as they move in with interactive radar and receive alerts and watches and warnings. it is free in the app store and google play. john: we will follow developments in the trial of attractive i don't know smith today. he is the suspect charged with phurbding melissa huggins jones in 2013. it is an understandably emotional trial. gloria rodriguez is at the wake county justice center and tells us what is next. gloria: good morning to you. testimony will continue today here at the wake county justice center. smith is one of three people that has been charged in
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the mother. it was a very emotional first day of testimony yesterday. take a look. >> she told me that she tried to wake her mother up and couldn't. she had blood all over the place. gloria: this carpenter remembers when hannah jones came to him for help. was working at the apartment complex where her mother was stab and beaten to death. he was the first witness called to the stand yesterday. he recalled checking on huggins jones. >> she had blood all over her face and as well as everywhere. gloria: three people were breaking into cars in the complex and smith and an accomplice went into huggins jones apartment through an unlocked door. but smith's attorney said anthony killed huggins jones.
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death penalty and is serving life. a prosecutor says the state with prove smith delivered the first blow. huggins jones' mother tarbgd about the impact on hannah. >> [inaudible]. she didn't know what was going on with her mama. gloria: today a raleigh police detective will testify about the crime. the trial is expected to last four it six weeks. you can watch live on abc11.com. live in raleigh. gloria rodriguez, abc 11 eyewitness news. barbara: a french company issex.
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who returned from a outbreak. it is usually spread through mosquitos. a doctor at vanderbilt says the vaccine would likely be a kill virus similar to the flu shot. john: messages of support on the facebook page of clyde cooper's barbecuia our story at 11:00 about threats in the wake of a sign posted outside that downtown raleigh restaurant. it pleads for tolerance asking people to stop profiling muslims. opponents chimed in with one man claim claiming to represent a local church threatening a boycott. the owner is not backing down. >> no, no. i stand by what i put. i'm not worried. i hope it will open people's eyes. john: we had people writing thanks for taking a stand. she said for every call
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others pledging support. barbara: the presidential hopefuls are moving on to new hampshire. john: we are les proudly claiming senator has a -- vermont senator has a double digit lead in new hampshire. barbara: two college students charged with the murder of a 13-year-old from virginia. coming up, why one of them is headed back to court today. john: new evidence in a helicopter crash that killed 12
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-- marines in hawaii. don: this morning you are going to see cloudy skies and a dry start. we will warm quickly. by lunchtime 68. don't let the dry companies fool you. take the umbrella and raincoat. currently the numbers are 47 south hill. 45 roanoke rapids, 48 roxboro, 53 chapel hill. 52 sanford, 48 goldsboro. 55 fayetteville. almost 60 in lumberton. now 50's but lunchtime upper 60's and stray shower. better chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. we could see the potential of severe weather. we will talk about that and we have a dry weekend and great
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that is in a few minutes. barbara: today a virginia tech student is back in court in nicole lovell's body was found in surry county, north carolina. she is from as being accessory before the murder. she helped plan the murder at least three weeks before the attack. david eisenhauer is charged with the the murder. john: trace elements of d.n.a. were found from marines killed in a helicopter crash in hawaii last month. the marine corps says they were found during search and rescue operations that ended two weeks ago. no remains have been fond since. 12 marines were killed when apparently the two helicopters crashed. initial reports said they collided but that is not clear. the cause is under investigation. barbara: it is 5:41. flint residents fed up.
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barbara: welcome back, 5:45. powerful weather system spawning tornadoes and thunderstorms is headed our way. that is one story making head lines. they set down in mississippi and people alabama. parts of colorado and nebraska were buried in more than a foot of snow. three teenagers charged with throwing rocks on cars on i-95 are scheduled to appear in court today. they were arrested monday near
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police say they received numerous 911 calls from drivers after brick sized rocks came crashing through windshields. coach k sidelined by an illness. mike krzyzewski didn't coach the team last night at georgia tech. he was under the weather after the team meal and he is expected to return to the team soon and maybe today. john: residents in flint are expected to get help paying utility bills. governor rick snyder is proposing $30 million to cover bills for water that will be used for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing hands. residents are angry that they have been paying for water they can't drink because it is contaminated with lead. he is expected to brief officials today. bill cosby and his lawyers expected in court today in an attempt to throw out a criminal proceeding against him. the former district attorney who
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crime charges 10 years ago testified he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the details. the newly elected district attorney insists there is no record of such promise. barbara: three teenage brothers arrested for a shooting at a seattle homeless camp. the 13, 16 and 17-year-olds are homeless and reportedly live in tents. it was drug related. a man wanted for a shooting in fayetteville turns himself in to police. he is charged with attempted first agree marriedurder, assault and possession of a firearm. police say it was january 1 in the area of bragg boulevard. john: the super bowl is four days away and the anticipation is building in santa clara. barbara: we will cover all the angles of the panthers' journey.
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they are closer than ever. mark: we are at super bowl central. i heard somebody refer it levi stadium as the field of jeans so i will steal that. you may wonder why cam's teammates have his back when he gets criticism that. is because he has their back. >> those guys have been playing lights out since day one. i will say it again, jericho catchry was washed up two years ago. brown had no hands. for us we didn't let no one else dictate to us that we know what we are capable of. mark mark: maybe the biggest clam is the impressive denver pass rrb and mike tolbert will have to do a lot of blocking. >> as a team we have to execute.
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denver are amazing at what they do. they have a hall of famer on one side and future hall of famer on another. we have our work cut out but we will be ready. mark: thomas davis continues to get treatment and be on track to play. we will speak to him and others later. from santa clara, mark armstrong, abc 11 eyewitness news. barbara: our coverage continues all week. tisha powell joins the team sunday. john: join us friday night for an abc11 special. the carolina panthers chasing a championship. all the details and stories you have not seen from inside the run to super bowl 50. it will air friday night 7:30 live. barbara: some people had a rocky night. don: parts of mississippi and alabama over a half dozen
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let's show you or day. our biggest risk will be from flooding. we could get over two inches of rain by tomorrow. let's look at what is going opbn. start. by lunchtime we are up to 68 degrees degrees, then we see showers moving in. i think as we go into the afternoon we will see rain and thunderstorms we will show what you is going on with a live look into downtown raleigh and temperature is 52. dew point is 49. that is 89% humidity. south wind eight miles an hour. looking into joined durham, right now 53, 85% humidity and southwest wind two. sand hills fayetteville under cloudy skies, may see patchy fog there. you see the low cloud deck, 55, south wind 10. we are not seeing showers here.
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you can see the rain starting to show up there. that advances to the east and this sis lunchtime today appearnd i wouldn't be surprised to see an afternoon shower but the best chance is 4:00 to 7:00 this afternoon. this is the line of showers, thunderstorms. some will be heavy. we will see gusty winds with it. then it presses through and out of here through the overnight horse. because the potential is there to see high winds and wet ground and heavy rain we are under a marginal risk for severe worth. most of the area under that risk. as far as the chance of power outages, we see arrange spots show,and with the gusty winds and shallow root system you may see an outage as the line of showers rolls through. for the rest of today,
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the morning. by lunchtime 68. into the afternoon showers and a few thunderstorms around. temperatures in the 70's. the rest of the region will have showers and thunderstorms, 68 the high in chapel hill. 69 durham. 69 garner, 70 smithfield. siler city 67. 69 pinehurst, 70's fayetteville and raeford. 74 goldsboro. 71 wilson. 70 roanoke rapids. 65 roxboro. tonight the temperatures across the area back into the 50's for overnight lows. warm with showers around. 52 raleigh. 55 fayetteville. first alert seven-day forecast powered by accuweather, tomorrow 54 and cooler, friday 51, mostly sunny. saturday 51. sunday 52 and monday into tuesday shower chances and cold air for the 34eudmidweek. steve watches every morning and else 50 today.
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aspen and adam. he gets up early to head out and do tree work. you want to get it done earlier because -- or you may wait until after the storms go through you may have to take some trees apart that come down. barbara: happy birthday. john: that is so old. amber: that is the young rgs 50-year-old 50-year-old. barbara: no wrinkles or anything. amber: looks great. happy wednesday. hump day. if you are heading out we are in good shape. we may see shower activity but quiet now this. is raeford road and hope mills. a little bit of fog might be there but overall great shape. the weather is cooperating for the commute at 5:52. cumberland county no problems. that is the story all around. here you see a little bit of orange. that is fog to the west of hillsborough.
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raleigh looking at speeds and drive times it is good around poole road about 61 miles an hour average speed. that is all around the viewing area. durham freeway six minutes. i-40 to 15. no problems capital to 70 quick four minutes and 40 eastbound all fine this. five minutes 64 to 70. john: thank you. barbara: it is 52 degrees and 5:52. a recall alert from toyota.
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barbara: welcome back. john: new this morning the raid at a no kill animal shelter in hoke county sets a new record for the aspca rescuing 696 animals last week. the previous record for a that was 692 in florida. the aspca is caring for them at two warehouses. the owners are facing animal cruelty charges. barbara: a consumer alert from study recalling about 320,000 trucks and s.u.v.'s because the roof mounted air bags can inflate without a crash t. covers 2005 and 2006 witness to tundra and sequoia. 2003 and 2006 land cruiser and 2004 through 20064 runner. also are the 2003 through 2006
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2006 gh 4730. they say the problem is how it is programmed. dealers will make the repairs for free. john: uber unveils this logo. instead of the u it features an image they call the logo to bring out the human side highlighting it as a transportation network. it will be used worldwide with a different color in each of the 6 68 companies it operates. barbara: a familiar face missing from last night's duke basketball game. coming up, social media lights
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john: a scare in the john: first alert weather is first. wednesday warm-up but serious changes coming. we are timing out the best chances of heavy rain and storms. barbara: major decision by wake county public schools about changes to the school calendar. what parents need to know. john: coach k off the court for the first time in almost a decade. the illness putting him out of commission and social media support from fans. good morning, carolina, welcome it is wednesday february 3. 6:00 6:00. i'm john clark. barbara: i'm barbara gibbs. you will want to keep the first alert weather app handy. don schwenneker is talking about maybe some severe weather heading our way.
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