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one that we know of that required hospitalization. >> darcel: there's a fight over who should be able to use needles to treat pain. tonight, a special report on why the battle is headed to court. now from western north carolina's news leader, this is news 13 at 11. >> larry: we have breaking news tonight in yancey county. the u.s. geological service is reporting a 2.5 magnitude earthquake. >> darcel: we had several posts on our facebook page about the quake. some viewers reported their house shook and that they heard a loud boom. >> larry: so far there have been no reports of damage. jason will have more on that quake coming up a little later in weather. news 13 has obtained a 911 call from the night a wlos
>> darcel: robin richardson was charged with first degree murder of tim fry. >> larry: news 13's frank kracher joins us live at the buncombe county courthouse. frank, you've had a chance to listen to the recording several times. >> frank: it was given to us on this cd. half a dozen audio clips. now the judge sealed the content back in december. but they were released today. the call came from this home on crestwood drive. the place where tim fry had lived. >> sheriff's 911, what is your emergency? >> i just shot my boyfriend. >> frank: the voice is that of 47-year-old robin richardson, fry's girlfriend who slowly answers the questions. >> okay. were you having an argument? >> yes. >> have you been assaulted?
>> have you been assaulted? >> yes. >> okay. and where did you shoot him out on his body? >> multiple times. in the gut. i don't know if he's dead or alive. >> frank: fry was shot five times. richardson told the dispatchers she left the gun by his body. she was upstairs when she made the call. >> can you tell if he's breathing. is somebody else there with you? >> no. he's dead. >> okay. what can i hear in the background? is that a tv? >> i just turned it off. >> frank: richardson answered more questions from the dispatcher waiting for deputies to arrive. one of the last about her own
>> and you said you were assaulted. do you need any kind of medical attention? >> no. i'm fine now. >> frank: at the very end of the call, as a deputy enters the home, you can hear richardson say i shot him. she said that twice. she remains in jail under no bond tonight. frank kracher, news 13. >> darcel: developing tonight, firefighters are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home in fairview. it happened off sharon road around 8:30 tonight. the fire chief says no one lives in the home but it still had power hooked up. he believes it's a total loss. >> larry: new tonight, air quality concerns in enka. debruhl's employees came to work this morning and saw every car covered with mysteryius substance. aaron, what covered the cars? >> aaron: larry, it's a mystery. but every single car has this
you can see a little bit of dew on the hood here. they think it happened at night. they're not sure what this is, where it came from. but again, they think it came sunday night. i spoke with environmental quality. they have not received any calls. there's a little bit of a shine on whatever this is. and that's bringing some of the concerns about what people are breathing in this area. >> it's flickering. see, it went off right there. >> i don't know. looks like insulation. really don't know but would like to figure out what it is. >> aaron: another employee here said they've seen this two or three other times. said it would only come after a weekend.
air quality said they would come out and check out. live in enka, aaron adelson, news 13. >> darcel: an update tonight on a deputy caught doing something they got him in trouble. that deputy has been fired for giving a driver the middle finger. it happened when deputy van anthony crossed paths with scott. on camera, the deputy gave him the middle finger. >> larry: the buncombe county democratic party hosted a town hall with 2016 candidates. about 50 people showed up to meet candidates for county and state seats. the candidates explained a little about themselves, why they're running. which is exactly what voters came to hear. >> i'm new to asheville. just moved here. so i want to see who these people are. and educate myself.
primary is march 15th, except for races for congress. their primary is pushed back to june. >> darcel: migraines, foot pain, back pain. people struggle with pain every day. some turn to acupuncture. >> larry: now also therapists are treating patients with needles. >> darcel: the concern is whether patients are getting injured in the process. kimberly king has been investigating both sides of this debate. what have you found? >> kim: larry, darcel, it's complex and heading to court. acupunctures are suing physical therapists. physical therapists are suing acupuncturists because of that. we go to south carolina where we watched a physical therapist up close.
>> kim: this is patient marion on the table. >> i have experienced migraines for quite a few years. >> kim: she says this has been her salvation. the pt has his ph.d. in physical therapy and certification in this needle therapy called dry needling. >> how deep you have to go. how much play you want. >> kim: this is dr. sissy majebe, a board licensed acupuncturist with three decades of training. >> i can do this right here because the skap pu law . >> kim: acupuncture and dry
while pt says they're different. acupuncturists say it's the same. majebe sits on the state's acupuncture licensing board that has filed this lawsuit to stop pt's from performing dry needling. alleging what they're doing is unsafe and against the law. this suit involves the case of dry needling that caused a patient's lung to collapse. neither hager nor the owner of cornerstone physical therapy where the incident allegedly occurred would comment. >> it's a turf battle nationwide.
federal lawsuit that acupuncture acupuncturists are losing money. if our potential patients believe that dry needling is the same as what we offer, why would they come to us when insurance will pay for dry needling. ironically in 2002, north carolina's pt board published a letter asking if dry needling is in the scope of practice for pts. their answer was no. now the board has changed its stance. there's no doubt that health care is big business. while physical therapists aren't licensed acupuncturists, those who want to learn dry needling, get post-courses. >> there was hands on training.
there was research involved. >> kim: this pt we spoke to is confident in his skill. he got his certification in dry needling with 54 hours of hands on training in atlanta. >> but after that class, they return home and start doing acupuncture without ever having had any clinical training or supervision. this is a three-day class. >> kim: majebe says acupuncturists have hours of training. >> it is our duty to protect the public. >> there's been no increase in claims data. no increase in malpractice. and there has been no significant injury or death to a patient because of it. we're not trying to take business away from acupuncturists.
intervention in our tool box. >> kim: a tool majebe says physical therapists here shouldn't have the legal right to use. attorneys for physical therapists say patients should have a right to choose whatever therapy they want. larry and darcel, washington state has banned pt's from dry needling along with several other states. dry needling done by physical therapists is often covered by insurance, but acupuncture typically is not. >> larry: authorities are investigating a deadly shooting involving a police officer. up next, what family members were saying that does not match up with what police say happened. the chances of them being born on leap day were virtually non-existent. and then it happened. >> darcel: plus a family is celebrating something that only happens every four years.
a treeio that's getting ready for a big party. >> jason: weather was that nice. close to 70 degrees. the rain shall return. winter as well. with a chance of a wintery mix in the forecast. drive cast tomorrow starts out with green light. only a few showers possible. temperatures still mild. i'll show you all the details in yoyo seven day coming up. steve: today is your lucky day. woman: (surprised) oh, my goodness mark: you've just won - a thousand dollars! woman: that's amazing! that's amazing! (shrieks) woman: ok, nice job. mark, way better than yesterday. maria, that delivery felt a little forced. and steve, steve: yeah? woman: i am still missing that raw emotion. woman: pretty awesome for a tuesday, but tomorrow is hump day, so let's really bring it! lucky for life. win a thousand dollars a day,
>> larry: developing tonight, a police officer in raleigh shot and killed a man wanted on drug charges during a chase. happened around noon outside of a business in south raleigh. family members say the person killed is akeel denkins and he was black and shot by a white officer. he was also unarmed.
group of protestors started shouting black lives matter. promised a thorough investigation. well the chances of leap day being your birthday are very small. but the chances of being a triplet born today are a whole lot smaller. >> darcel: but the odds, news 13's jerrika insco, found a set of triplets celebrating their birthday today in landrum. >> jerrika: today they're 12 years old, but if you counted the birthdays they've celebrated, they'd be much younger. >> the chances of them being born on leap day were virtually non-existent. and then it happened. >> jerrika: the chances of
triplets, which means no fertility was involved,. >> it's one in millions but it's .70249%. >> jerrika: the case gets more and more unique as you talk to the roes. >> at that time they were the largest triplets in the eastern half of the country. they are still the largest in south carolina. >> jerrika: they're seen as a set but all three have a mind of their own and don't always agree. >> i'm the smart one. >> 36 candles. >> jerrika: but birthday cake is something they agree they enjoy together. jerrika insco, news 13. >> larry: what a great day for a birthday. >> darcel: oh yes, really nice day. just imagine you can pick how old you want to be. i like that. >> larry: and a gorgeous day
but we've got some rain on the way. >> darcel: let's talk about that, i guess. >> jason: a little bit. even some snow thrown in there. we'll talk about that after the break. plus the latest on the earthquake in yancey county. 30s in the morning. dry. 60s by drop off. not bad. showers on the way. i'll show you when. so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for, a network that's built to give you coverage way out here where the other guys don't,
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mentioned an earthquake was reported today. that was this evening, in fact, just before 10 o'clock. evening. a magnitude 2.5 near burnsville. only about 3.7 miles north-northwest of burnsville. pretty shallow one here. ground. there. enough to rattle the windows and be noticed by some. here in the black mountains, let's talk about what's happening here in our transition to spring. meteorological winter ends today. watch this. i didn't move it. i only moved a frame. and there it is today. there it is moving farther and farther to the north. and that's a sign that warmer air is going to move our way. forecast chances of rain, though, tomorrow going up.
day thunderstorms. we get a little more activity going thursday, friday. those days we might even get a little bit of wintery weather mixed in. tomorrow general thunderstorms anticipated here. light green. we could get more chances of severe weather as you go farther west. we'll watch that closely. on the future cast, though, you'll notice this. there's the lunch hour tomorrow. the winds out of the south pretty gusty. the winds still out of the soeth south-southwest. by midnight, a lot of it's already moving east. there may be snowmakes involved in the high country. enjoy what warm weather is involved there. 40s over the upstate. 50s and 60s mixed tomorrow with the warmest weather still south.
the couple was asleep when it happened and later died at the hospital. the truck driver is hurt but is expected to be okay. >> larry: a pastor was leading his congregation in a sunday service when his wife got a call that their home was on fire. not much left of their home. but they were able to salvage one thing, the pastor's study bible. >> darcel: tomorrow is super tuesday. the first time multiple primaries will be held at once. 595 republican delegates up for grabs. in the democrat side, sanders and clinton are vying for 800 dell greats. for the democrats, hillary clinton tops bernie sanders 55%
so the game is huge. senior who has been terrific this year, bryce johnson gives them the lead early with a turnaround jumper about five feet. orange gets within one and marcus paige will hoist up another three. he makes it. slams off the miss here. he scores 17. wow. syracuse cuts it to one late. carolina some breathing room. they get the big win. special night for the seniors. >> coach tells me i need yoyo to get that look off your face. i wasn't pouting. i was upset at the fact that i got two fouls. the second half i was determined.
going to score or pass it and somebody else is going to score. >> a little more time with my parents here and everybody in attendance. it's a special feeling i'll never forget. >> stan: kansas number one. michigan state. villanova drops to third. miami up to 7th. duke falls from 15th to 17th. going to a national tournament becoming quite a tradition at warren wilson college. they'll be heading to the division ii national tourney in union town, pennsylvania. they play thursday at 3:15 against the university of maine. anthony beringer has his club ready for another run.
big advantage. >> being in shape is the most important key to winning the games. they'll be so tired at the end of the game, they can't withstand us. >> stan: cherokee boys at lincoln charter. winner of these games go to the regionals on saturday. >> larry: okay. a little bit of rain in the forecast. >> jason: a little bit. i don't think it's going to be a wash out by any means. even some thunderstorms thrown in there. but that's late day. then we get cold and windy wednesday. thursday, a little warmer. friday just a little warmer. finally the pay off of the weekend. in between there, though, there may be some flakes. >> larry: oh really? >> darcel: everything this week. >> jason: it's that time of year we throw it all at you.
>> jimmy: i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thanks to all of you for coming. i had no idea people got so excited about leap day. happy leap day to you too. i hope you didn't forget to set your calendar back a day. welcome to hollywood where the oscars are over, the cleanup across the street is under way. did you know they make the losing nominees stay after to clean up? cate blanchett with a big bag of garbage this morning, very sad. it's a big shob job. we spent the day in our studio trying to get the stench of matt damon out of the place. little weasel. the red carpet's been rolled up. we are back to normal. normal for us is watching crackheads fight over a to go container of fried rice. but normal is whatever it is. the day after the oscars i'll ilsay is always more fun than the day of the oscars.