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we've got you covered!we'll tell you who's headed where! 3 plus...heavy rain prompts flash flooding across western north carolina!wet roads! and rivers on the rise!we're getting a look at the mess left behind! 3 and rain is slowly ending! i'll show you what is ahead 3 good afternoon. i'm diana watson.cody is heading west this afternoon to bring you super bowl 50 coverage as the carolina panthers get ready to take on the denver broncos! we'll have a live report from san jose later in the show... 3 but first... the weather is our big story today!heavy rain pounded our area earlier this afternoon...even causing some flash flooding in the mountains!this is the swannonoa river in buncombe county!you can see the elevated water level and the water rushing downstream as the river rises. 3 we want to get right over to
kent for a first check of the weather... weather...kendra...is more rain and the potential flooding in store for us...or is it starting to clear out? 3 the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots.
3 now lets send it over to the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching: accidenti-85 northbefore sc-290/exit 63 white horse rd@ farrs bridge rd @ farrs bridge white horse rd before sc-290/exit 63white horse rd@ farrs bridge rd accident/emsn. academy st@ east north st385 @bon secours wellnessarena arena3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 back to you guys: 3 it's national signing day... 3 and college recruits from across the upstate and nation are making their decisions official today.u-s-c is racking up recruits this national signing day!under the new leadership of coach will
to add depth to the roster... roster...fox carolina's adrian acosta is live in columbia... and adrian some big pick-ups creating a lot of excitement there in gamecock nation... 3 'ad lib about coach muschamp' one of the bigest 3 needs here at usc was replacing the outgoing and outstanding wide reciever phararh cooper 3 and the gamecocks think they have done that with a couple of big gets out of georgia first up is corey banks out of tyrone georgiaa&he played at sandy creek high were he hauled in 61 catches for almost a thousand yards this season..muschamp said he liked banks top end speed and can stretch the field and finish a play when the ball is tossed to himand then theres four davisa&out of atlanta..he
senior season with 17 touchdown catchesa&he's a little undersized at 5'10 but muschamp called davis a playmaker who can be special with the ball in his hands listen to what muschamp had to say just a short while ago about this incoming class 3 3 "i'm very pleased with where we are, i really. i don't think i'm ever satisfied, so that's the way i kind of look at things. but i just think, this is a, this is a two or three year process that you're going to look back, you're going to reflect back and y'know that was a really good class for us." 3 some other notable signing gets on offense for the gamecocks include 3 wide recivers chavis dawkins from byrnes high school, bryan edwards, and kiel pollarda pair of tight ends in evan henson from deltona florida and robert tucker jr.and 4 o linemen headed up by 6-7 akeem cooperwood from knoxville tennesseand 6 -5
3 coming up later in the newscast you'll hear more reaction from coach muschamp and we'll let you know how the gamecocks did the defensive side of the balllive in columbia, adrian acosta the four o'clock news. 3 and all eyes were also on south carolina's in-state rival clemson university today--as they landed some of the biggest recruits across the carolinas and nation. nation.that's where we find fox carolina sports anchor shannon sommerville. shannon, how is clemson's class looking? 3 diana, clemson getting some major recruits from the upstate anddcross the country...but missing out on the number one recruit in the nation. 3 clemson getting the number 2
nation today...trayvon mullen. mullen making the announcement live on espn-u this morning in florida..mullen one of several big names the tigers are getting including john simpson out of fort dorchester...cade stewart from daniel high...but the name everyone in the country was watching for...rashard gary out of new jersey...he's chosen to play for michigan.despite that loss..were hearing from head coach dabo swinney todayaywho says the tigers will be a force to reckon with with these recruits... 3 3 3 3 playmaker.feaster...the like spartanburg every position on top recruit at clemson got the clemson got the top recruit at every position on offense... like spartanburg high's tavien feaster...the running back is a playmaker. 3 coming up were taking a closer look at the tigers recruits on the offense and defense. live in clemson, shannon sommerville, the four o'clock
3 as shannon mentioned one of those big clemson commits is from right here in the upstate. upstate.spartanburg high's tavien feaster...the star all purpose back will be staying in the upstate as he joins the tigers in the fall--despite south carolina's attempts to catch him. feaster says he's excited to join the tigers on their hunt to the national title. 3 3 you know we have a shot, they made that a reality last year they definitely had a shot at the national championship they came up a little short to me they really won the game they really got it done next year were going to go back adn compete and im definitley going to be a part of it. it.feaster was one of eight spartanburg high athletes to announce their college decisions today. 3 still to come--a stray dog...found shot and starvrv in anderson county! county!as the dog struggles to recover...her rescuers seek justice against those who
her!and i'm live in san jose! the countdown to super bowl 50 is on!a live report on the panthers preps...straight ahead!and here are some signing day photos you sent in to us...the first of palmetto high's gehrig defronzo...who will play baseball at erskine. then several westside high football players announcing their decisions today.if you signed to play a college sport...be sure to send us your signing day photososo fox carolina news at fox carolina dot com..or post them on our facebook page--be sure to include your name, sport and college!we'll have more on signing day from across the upstate coming up.
3 we're back with weather and traffic every 10 minutes---- 3 the rain is clearing out this afternoon-but just check out this video from earlier...an absolute downpour right outside our station here in greenville county! county! 3 chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us now with a
look at the forecast---- 3 the heavy rain has died down
locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue
for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots.full blown sunshine will dominate for friday and saturday with chilly highs in the 40s and 50s across our
drop below freezing for our entire area friday night. sunday will bring an increase in clouds, as a low pressure moves along the east coast. right now the forecast is mostly dry here, but any deviation to that low's track could mean rain or snow for some areas. much colder air settles in early next week, with a chance for some light snow by monday night and early tuesday. this doesn't look like a major storm system right now, but could bring some light accumulations of
3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--3 pit crew traffic sponsored the carolina law group 3 back to you guys: 3 we're counting down to super bowl 50! ---- 3 just days away, as the panthers get set to take on denver this sunday... sunday...sports director aaron cheslock joins us live now from san jose... the panthers just wrapped up talking to the media... what were the highlights? 3 both ron rivera and cam newton addressing the crowd..cam..
same questions..ron.. would have dreaded recreation of super bowl shuffle videoalso caught up with thomas davis.. 3 who is still sticking to what he told us after the nfc title game that he'll suit up for super bowl sunday despite a broken arm... davis, breaking it on a tackle against the cardinals.. while he says the amount he can contribute will come down to the amount of pain he can tolerate on game day.. davis acknowledges that
rallying cry... as in, if td can play through this kind of pain, we all can do great things.. but number 58 says don't think he did it alone... 3 3 3 3 3 "i hope they understand that me being out there and being ready to play, i would only do that if i could help this team. i wouldn't have been able to do any of the things that i've done as far as coming back from injuries or just sitting right now dealing with a broken arm. i wouldn't have been able to do that without the people that are around me and it starts with my wife holding things down at home and making sure the kids are ok. and they're the real mvp's. mvp's. 3 both davis and jared allen 3 expect to play on sunday. both would provide huge boosts to the carolina defense. 3 plenty of panthers coverage still to get to tonight.. including how wofford alum
the team.. a lot of players saying he's not just another owner.. you don't want to miss that... till then, live in san jose, aaron cheslock, the four o clock news. 3 and don't forget...fox carolina will have live coverage from san francisco for super bowl 50 all week long on the ten o'clock news! news!and on saturday february the 6th at 7-p-mbe sure to catch the panthers pursuit of the title - for one on one interviews and everything panthers in the hours before the big game. 3 still to come--two women...gunned down inside a greenville county home! home!they survived!now the search is on for the two suspects...who neighbors saw take off from the scene! scene!and it's national signing day!here's a look at where blue ridge high's senior athletes will head this fall.
patrick will hit the football field at limestone college and furman university.and bailee seppala will take the soccer field at newberry college! we'll have more from signing day across the upstate coming up. up.hi i'm lauren elise and i'm nicole papay less rain and cooler temperatures. i will have your thursday forecast.
afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots. 3 3 ((wrap up)) 3 3 now lets send it over to chris scott in the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3
3 still to come--an animal rescue group seeks justice! justice!after a blind dog was found shot in the face... and looking very thin...her rescuers are on the search for her abuser and asking for your help! help!plus on this signing day...here's a look at several westside high football players who made their college commitments official today! plus a look at st joe's soccer player sean langan who's headed to furman.if you signed to play a college sport...be sure to send us your signing day photos to fox carolina news at fox carolina dot com.. or post them on our facebook page--be sure to include your name, sport and college!we'll have more on signing day from across the upstate coming up. up. 3
city officials say part of the trail has washed away due to erosion around a storm drain pipe.crews hope to have that part of the trail back open by friday evening. 3 and that same heavy rain causing flood concerns for the mountains... mountains...let's check in with chief meteorologist kendra kent...and kendra, is the worst of this weather clearing out? 3 the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with
3 back to you guys: 3 happening now---- 3 it's national signing day...and as high school players announce their college decisions...college coaches hope they'll commit to them. them.fox carolina sports anchor shannon sommerville joining us now live in clemson with how the recruiting class is looking for the tigers. 3 diana, clemson had some big gaps on offense and defense...but head coach dabo swinney landing some great recruits to fill those needs. 3 it was a day of celebration for the tigers...bringing in some of the biggest recruits for their most needed positions.with commits signing to play for clemson through out the day.first lets take a
coming to tiger town in the fall. fall. 3 - zerrick cooper- jc chalk- tavien feaster- diondre overton - cornell powell- john simpson simpson 3 and the defensive recruits.... - trayvon mullen- k'von wallace - isaiah simmons- xavier kelly - brian dawkins jr.- jamie skalski3 dabo saying they're exciting to get the best players for the team's immediate needs.. 3 3
you have each and every year. this has been a real interesting year for us. we really needed a offensive line that was a huge need for us 3 coming to see clemson. i think thats a credit to the strength of our brand. to be able to get some of these guys on campus and to be able to finish off beating some of the best programs out there in the country and signing some of these dbs was huge for us. us.tigers hope to bring home another acc title and make it all the way to the national championship again next year-- and take home that title win. 3 i'll have much more on how the tigers recruiting class shapes up tonight at 10. live in
four oclock news. 3 meanwhile usc head coach will muschamp has been hitting the recruiting field hard since taking over the reigns in columbia. columbia.thats where fox carolina's adrian acosta joins us live now with how the gamecocks are bringing in some major players to fulfill their needs on the defensive side. adrian? 3 'ad lib' earlier we talked about how the gamecocks met some of their needs on offensea&but many are saying
on the defensive side
of the ball 3 lets start with a late get for coach muschamp but a big onea&and that is 6 foot 3 defensive lineman stephone taylor from new orleans muschamp said he'd been recruiting taylor for a long timea&he said he likes how he can hold the point and get a nice pass rush ona&.he said he also likes howtaylor plays full speed all the timeanother pass rusher muschamp managed to lure into columbia is 6-3 aaron thompson from fort lauderdalemuschamp said he likes thompson's quickness and likes he gets off the snap quicklymuschamp said gameock fans should be excited about seeing him trying to get after the qblisten to what muschamp had to say about the the incoming gamecock class 3 "the most exerting you do as a football player is pass rush, and you run out of gas pretty quickly, especially early in the season as hot as it is in columbia and the southeast, you've got to have as many as you can rotate up front. so, it's a developmental position,
up front, and to be able to get koby and stephone, and some of those guys to come on, that was huge for us." us."and there are plenty more reinforcements coming for muschamps defensethe gamecocks signed 7 defensive lineman in allincluding 6-5 dennis wonnum from stone mountain georgia, darius whitfield from alabama and 6-3 kobe smith from lawrenceville, georgiaand playing behind those guys will be new gameocock linebacker t.j brunson from right here in columbiaand defensive backs jamarcus king a juco transfer from alabama and chris smith from rock hill 3 overall south carolina signed 24 new gamecocks and a lot of those guys will get some playing time especially on offense where the gamecocks are only returning 5 starters from last yearthat does it here from columbia but make sure to tune in tonight for more coverage on national signing day for the gamecocks live in columbia adrian acosta the four oclock news.
3 a somewhat good day on wall street-the dow gains 183 points to close the day at 16,337. 16,337.but the nasdaq falls nearly 13 points to 4,504. 3 covering our counties at four-- -- 3 deputies are investigating a suspicious death in jackson county. county.the sheriff's office tells us timothy norris was found dead inside his panorama trail home this morning.that's in the cashiers community. deputies say his death is suspicious - but there is no indication of any threat to the public.if you have any information - you're asked to call crime stoppers at the number on your screen. 3 greenville county deputies are investigating after two women were shot inside a piedmont home early this morning. now...the search is on for the suspects! suspects!deputies were called to the home on mansion circle just after 3 this morning.they tell us two women were found shot inside and taken to the
be ok.neighbors reported seeing two men get into a dark, older-model acura just after the shots were fired.at this time...those suspects have not been identified. identified.anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. 3 a dog left totally blind after being shot in the face in anderson county...take a look...this is amara...she's two years old and she's recovering after her caretaker in western north carolina says she suffered horrible abuse. 3 now they're working to find out who hurt her...and are sending out a plea to local communities to speak up for defenseless animals. 3 fox carolina's andrew reeser joins us live in the newsroom with amara's heartbreaking story. 3 she is making a slow but steady recovery...just a few days after being found as a stray...and if what she's survived until now is any
plans of giving up on having a happy life. 3 3 3 :natto this boxer mix named amara...man has not been a best friend. 01:58:58"this dog has lived a life of hell for quite some time."picked up as a stray in townville...paws animal shelter in anderson county knew she needed extra help...so they enlisted heidi wagner...who runs boxer butts and other mutts in arden. 01:53:11"our goal is to give them a voice."01:58:13"we are their voice, they can't speak for themselves."there, amara received emergency care... 01:54:00"we knew she was nearly starved to death..."but that wasn't all...01:54:11you can see the swelling on this side of her face and that's where one of the bullets is lodged right there."amara is permanently and totally blind...because rescuers say someone shot her in the head. 3 3 01:55:11"it's one of the worst cases. knowing what this dog has been through. um, you probably could have knocked me over with a feather in the emergency room when they told
head."but the shock of what happened to her...is still fresh for wagner...nat emaciated...and still getting used to her blindness..amara is fighting.. and so is her caretaker...who says animal abuse is reaching epidemic proportions in our area. 01:55:59"our laws do not protect these animals."01:56:06 "until the laws become harsher and stricter, this is gonna continue."the fbi recently made it a felony to abuse an animal...but changing the status quo...wagner says... begins with each individual. 01:59:04"whoever shot her may have robbed her of several things, but the one thing they didn't rob her of was her life, because we will give that back to her." 3 the anderson county sheriffs office is asking anyone with information on who abused and who shot amara to come forward. in fact, wagner's organization is offering a 1000 dollar reward for info that leads to an arrest. live in the newsroom andrew reeser the four o clock news. 3 still to come--as the presidential race narrows...
hampshire!after eeking out a win in the democratic caucus... frontrunner hillary clinton and opponent bernie sanders are set for a town hall meeting tonight!a live report from new hampshire coming up! up!dozens of high school athletes are committing to the colleges this national signing day!that includes students from t-l hanna!matt bair, xavier cowan, and lucas catalfomo are football recruits...attending western carolina university, limestone college, and presbyterian college.and volleyball standout courtney kubu has committed to spartanburg methodist college.we'll have more from signing day across the upstate coming up. up. 3 3 3 3
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call your doctor if this happens. using januvia with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. to reduce the risk, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose of the sulfonylurea or insulin. your doctor may do blood tests before and during treatment to check your kidneys. if you have kidney problems a lower dose may be prescribed. side effects may include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and headache. for help lowering your blood sugar talk to your doctor about januvia. 3 as you decide 20-16---- 3 hillary clinton and bernie sanders will each participate in a cnn town hall tonight in new hampshire, just six days from the state's primary. the
candidates need a strong performance to keep their momentum going. going.scott mclean is live in derry, new hampshire - the site of tonight's tonight hall. scott? 3 hillary clinton came away with a win in iowa...but the razor- thin margin of victory has put her campaign on notice.clinton is well behind senator bernie sanders in the polls here in new hampshire -- but hoping that a stronger-than-expected performance can further energize her campaign... and silence critics who told her to skip the state altogether. 3 3 3 in iowa... bernie sanders spent months chipping away at hillary clinton's lead.in the end, he turned the state's caucuses into a photo finish. finish."we did extraordinarily well in iowa (cheers)"here in new hampshire, the tables are turned. it's *sanders* who has a commanding lead.the latest cnn poll of polls shows the vermont senator has a strong advantage, leading clinton 55%
clinton still the clear front- runner in national surveys... surveys..."i'm very happy to be back here in derry..."on wednesday, the former secretary of state appeared to embrace the role of underdog... brushing off some calls for her to look ahead to more competitive states. 3 "their argument is, look, you're behind here. i am. //// i just could not ever skip new hampshire." clinton argued that her experience, compared to her democratic rival, is all that matters. 3 "if it is about our records, hey, i am going to win by a landslide on tuesday." 3 "some days she says she's a moderate. you can be a progressive, but you can't be a moderate and a progressive" sanders, meanwhile, says he's the best candidate to help rebuild the middle class 3 "our campaign is funded by the people to a significant degree, her campaign is funded by wall street and big money interests"tonight's cnn town hall will allow both candidates to make these
hampshire voters. 3 and in addition to tonight's town hall, the sanders campaign has just agreed to do an msnbc debate tomorrow night in new hampshire... in exchange for two more debates down the road. 3 with rand paul and rick santorum suspending their presidential campaigns today... we're now down to 9 candidates seeking the republican party's nomination!there will be a gop debate in greenville on saturday february 13-th... ahead of the palmetto state primary on february 20-th. 20-th.three candidates remain on the democratic ticket.they will face off in south carolina for their primary on february 27-th.last night...martin omalley dropped out of the running.remember for details on all the candidates head to fox carolina dot com. 3 now time for weather and traffic together every 10 minutes---- 3 flooding hit parts of western north carolina this morning -
the area.this is a look in arden - where you can see wet roads as drivers made their way to work. 3 kendra's here with a look at your forecast. 3 3 the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and
afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly clearing skies tonight with lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots.full blown sunshine will dominate for friday and saturday with chilly highs in the 40s and 50s across our area, while overnight lows drop below freezing for our entire area friday night. sunday will bring an increase in clouds, as a low pressure moves along the east coast. right now the forecast is mostly dry here, but any deviation to that low's track could mean rain or snow for some areas. much colder air settles in early next week, with a chance for some light
3 we're watching:i-85 south ramp @ 385/exit 51white horse rd@ farrs bridge rdparris bridge rd @dozier rd rd 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on--3 pit crew traffic sponsored by the carolina law group 3 back to you guys: 3 still to come--it's national signing day... day...and spartanburg county schools are seeing a lot of
to college today...including at dorman high.three football players...wesley robinson..rodney landrum and azariah vasques... headed to limestone, north greenville and carson newman.plus soccer standout allie cardew will head to wofford.and lacrosse player akili jabulani headed to methodist university in north carolina. we'll have more from signing days across
3 happening now---- 3 and over in simpsonville this afternoon...eight hillcrest high school football players announcing their college decisions. decisions.brian spurgeon and quentin martin headed to florida tech.tori delesline to georgia southern.anthony dennis going to brevard.xavier simmons to palmetto prep school.quintavis and jaquavis ballenger both headed to limestone.track's asante rice goint to coker college lacrosse's christi beaman and kat goldfuss headed to north greenville college 3 and another big u-s-c commit made his announcement just a short time ago...chavis dawkins from byrnes. byrnes.
recruited heavily by bobby bentley...former byrnes coach and one of south carolina's new assistants under head coach will muschamp.we'll have much more on dawkin's decision tonight at 10. 3 now time for weather and traffic together every 10 minutes---- - 3 3 the heavy rain has died down across our area, but many locations in western north carolina remain flooded or near flood stage. flash flood warnings continue for buncombe, mcdowell, yancey and mitchell counties through late afternoon, while flood warnings continue for french broad river in buncombe, henderson and transylvania counties.expect slowly
lows dropping to 45 in the upstate and 37 in the mountains. thursday will be seasonably cool with highs in the low to mid 50s for most spots. 3 3 ((wrap up)) 3 now lets send it over to chris scott in the pit crew traffic center. 3 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 back to you guys: 3 we'll have much more on national signing day tonight at 10 and 11... 11... 3 including the standout stars furman and wofford are excited to land.plus some big upstate playmakers who will hit the grid iron in the fall at schools like notre dame and wake forest. 3 and cody alcorn will be arriving in san fransisco soon. he and sports director aaron
ten and 11 with our continuing coverage of the panthers and the fans... as they get ready for super bowl 50. 3 on behalf of all of us...we thank you for joining us for the four o'clock news... 3 we leave you with a look at seneca high school's signing day event featuring football players nike diggs, chad earle, braxton gambrell, brandon gibson, azende jenkins, jeremiah martin, elijah turner, and chris webb...they'll be playing at highland community college, johnson c. smith university, the university of pikeville, the lincoln university in