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police arrested for this...and 3 we're back with a look at your forecast 3 we're monitoring the forecast for wednesday morning closely as severe weather will be possible. a cold front will move in, bringing a line of showers and thunderstorms. damaging wind and a tornado can't be ruled out. leading up to wednesday morning we'll see cool, drizzly conditions continue. rain will pick up a bit into the overnight hours, but the threat for dangerous storms won't get here until 4-5am across northeast georgia, then 5-9am for the upstate and most of western north carolina.flooding will be a concern as we have already seen 1-2 inches of rain so far, and an additional inch or two of rain is possible. a flash flood watch has been issued for our area because of this threat until
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out www.foxcarolina .com/weather for more on the forecast and interactive radar 3 and don't forget to wake up with thee morning news-- meteorologist nicole papay will have a check of the forecast and traffic reporter chris scott will have the latest road conditions on your way to work.that's from 5:00 to 9:00 on thee morning news.
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3 and that same storm system moving our way is wreaking havoc across parts of the southeast...including st james parish, louisiana....where at lease two people are dead.... and 30 others hurt after a tornado ripped through an r-v park...and here's a look at the damage.this is just one of many places hit...officials say at least seven tornados have hit louisiana and mississippi. 3 no matter where you find yourself tomorrow, remember you can stay up to date on the weather by downloading our the fox carolina weather app--by texting the number on your screen.you'll get weather alerts...watches and warnings straight to your phone. 3 new tonight... 3 a tow truck driver...and the man he was helping on the side of the road are both recovering ...after being struck by a car that fled the scene. scene.and tonight, the highway patrol is looking for that hit and run driver. driver.just before eleven this morning....a tow truck driver
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highway 24 near abercrombie road in anderson county. troopers say the tow truck driver was in the median getting ready to load the vehicle when a car came down the road....hitting both men... and tonight we're hearing from the man who called for the tow truck.he says six inches could have made the difference between life and death. 3 3 3 "i was scared, i grabbed myself, i told my friend, tell my family and friends that i love them cause you know i didn't know how bad the injures was the extend of the injuries." 3 and tonight the south carolina highway patrol is looking for a 2000 to 2006 burgundy toyota corolla similar to the one you see on your screen.they say the drivers's side mirror is missing.ricky mitchell told us the tow driver was going to need surgery for his leg.if you see this car or have any information...you're asked to call the south carolina highway patrol.
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3 an upstate controversy was the topic of discussion at cnn's democratic town hall tonight-- as hillary clinton and bernie sanders took the stage at the university of south carolina. carolina.the two are vying for votes on saturday in the south carolina primary.clinton was asked about the debate over beyonce's super bowl halftime performance and that lead to a discussion about police shootings. 3 and she even mentioned zachary hammond--an upstate teen who was fatally shot by a seneca police officer during an undercover drug bust back in july. july.this is a look at the dashcam video from that night. the police officer says hammond used his car as a weapon and that he shot in self defense..but his family disagrees...tonight clinton said deadly force should *always be a last resort for officers. 3 3 3 3 "we have too many instances, here in south carolina we had walter scott, in north charleston. there was a young
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zachary hammond who was unarmed and killed in a police action here in south carolina. we have lost too many young people so what's the answer?" 3 bernie sanders also weighed in on story that cold impact south carolina...the president's plan to close guantanamo bay--there's a concern among many state leaders that some of the detainees could be housed at the naval brig in the had to say. say. 3 3 "obviously if people are terrorists, they need to be confined and we need to make sure that they stay in jail until whatever happens. but i think the president is right. i think we should shut down guantanamo. i think in the long run, it will help us significantly." 3 and ahead of tonight's event... clinton hosted a forum called "breaking down barriers" in columbia.among those there... the mothers of children killed by gun violence - including the mother of trayvon martin. its one of several events the
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using to enforce her position that the nation's leaders need to build what she calls "ladders of opportunity" for all people - no matter their race or economic background. 3 and tonight..bernie sanders wife was also in columbia... leading a discussion on education.jane snaders heard from local parents and families...as she shared her husband's vision for creating more educational opportunities 3 3 3 "he is somebody who says what he means, he means what he says - he follows up and he implements the ideas that he has. he's done it as mayor's, as congressman, as senator and hopefully as president." 3 the south carolina democratic presidential primary is on saturday.clinton, sanders and dr. willie wilson will all be on the ballot. 3 and these five remain in the gop race...and voters are getting to have their say in nevada tonight. 3 you're taking a live at a caucus location in nevada... people are still voting... in
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ran out of ballots.we'll have updates for online when the results come in. 3 happening now 3 upstate drivers are seeing construction along woodruff road and roper mountain road in greenville ocunty... and that's all part of the 85 385 gateway project. 3 and today the dot released a video of what everything will look like when it's completed. completed.fox carolina's rebecca atkins is live for us along woodruff road where some of that work has been done, so rebecca what is going on out there? 3 well cody and diana, along the entrance ramp to the interstate behind me, there has been construction done to clear out trees. they are making way for temporary ramps that engineers with dot tell me will be going in soon. 3 it's the second largest road construction project in dot history and it's going to take
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resident construction engineer on the project says they will be expanding lanes along 85 and go all the way under roper mountain road. he says they will also be making intersection improvements to woodruff road. this is a video the dot released today showing some of the changes drivers will be experiencing. you can see where 385 and 85 intersect, there will be several new ramps put in. 3 3 3 "200 thousand cars per day travel this interchange as it is. in 2035 we're anticipating that that number is going to go to 350 thousand cars per day. so, there's a great increase in traffic that we're anticipating." anticipating."he says the north side of woodruff road will have another lane between 85 and 385. intersections at carolina point, market point and garlington roads will be re-done... adding turn lanes and right out only lanes into the greenridge shopping center. 3 valetti tells me the lane closures will only happen at night, and he says they will
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everywhere they can. cody? 3 so rebecca, it sounds like we can start seeing some of the early stages of this work pretty soon, did he give you will all start happening? happening?well he says those temporary ramps will be put in right behind me where the clearing has been made and where you can see the cones, but they really are waiting on the rain to let up, he says that really affects their work significantly. reporting live in greenville, rebecca atkins fox carolina news tonight. 3 new at 11... 3 two rock hill teens are facing charges tonight after police say they shot a puppy with a b-b gun *18 times 3 de'monte douglas is charged with felony first degree cruelty to animals.a 14-year-old is also under arrest, but he's being treated as a minor so we don't have a mug shot.if convicted the duo could face up to 5-years in jail and a 5-thousand-dollar fine. fine.authorities say the two
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lab-- named brody--while at an apartment complex over the weekend.officers say douglas also threw a knife at the dog...tonight hospital staff says he is doing ok....and is expected to make a full recovery. 3 a deputy's gift... 3 his personal bible! 3 stick around for the heart- warming gesture... involving a greenville county deputy and a homeless man.why he decided to stranger. 3 and a ton of basketball coming up in sports... including the clemson tigers... who hope to make a serious run as we head into march madness... 3 coming up we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast...and head out the door tomorrow
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3 law enforcement officers sign up to serve and protect..and one deputy says when needed.. his badge also becomes a ministrybut one particular stop.. never leaves him. him.fox carolina's jennifer phillips has more on why a deputy says he pulled his most powerful weapon. 3 3 3 3 3 deputy matt holman says he flipped on a spotlightand saw a homeless man. holman says the man told him he justasked asked god to send him someone.. or something..this is how matt holman starts his day day 3 he's a deputy with the greenville county sheriff's office 3 "as a deputy sheriff, sometimes you have to give them that hope and that hope is jesus."armed with a gun and handcuffs..he also arms himself.. with what he believes is the most powerful weapon - a bible bible
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crime call.. off old buncombe roadhe saw robert morris morris 3 3 3 "he was not the person i was looking for so this was just a casual encounter." encounter." 3 he says morris toldhim he was homeless.. and depressed.. he lost his parents..a sister.. and found drugs and alcohol- alcohol- 3 "i tried to get him a shelter, they were all full- i knew i was going to buy him some food when he told me that he was hungry."and after the meal.. robert morris was filled.. with hope hope 3 "if you're still breathing, god is not done with you."and several months later..morris called 9-1-1 1 3 "my name is robert morris and i was stopped by a deputyhe wanted to tell the story in his own words.. words.. 3 "that time in my life i was really messed up on drugs and alcohol alcohol 3 "we sat down and had a long talk and he was one of the nicest people i've ever met in my whole life."deputy holman couldn't find those extra bibles he kept in the trunk trunk
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and he gave me his personal bible." bible.""that man's a hero and he saved my life." life." 3 "i was really attached to this bible."but he says robert morris needed it more than he did.an encounter .. that changed two lives. lives. 3 "be a witness, be obedient." robert morris reconciled with his family.. got off drugs and was ableto thank deputy holman .. but shortly after he contacted him..robert morris died of a heart attack.we're told a deputy coroner also found a note of thanks he had written to deputy holman. jennifer phillips fox carolina news tonight. 3 chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us now with a look
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3 we're monitoring the forecast for wednesday morning closely as severe weather will be possible. a cold front will move in, bringing a line of showers and thunderstorms. damaging wind and a tornado can't be ruled out. leading up to wednesday morning we'll see cool, drizzly conditions continue. rain will pick up a bit into the overnight hours, but the threat for dangerous storms won't get here until 4-5am across northeast georgia, then 5-9am for the upstate and most of western north carolina.flooding will be a concern as we have already seen 1-2 inches of rain so far, and an additional inch or two of rain is possible. a flash flood watch has been issued for our area
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6pm wednesday.since the storms 3 are arriving in the morning there won't be as much warmth to give them energy, but there will be strong wind dynamics at play. that means that if a storm does get going, it could rotate and potentially produce a tornado. strong winds aloft could also get pulled to the surface, causing isolated areas of wind damage. threat should end by noon as line pushes east.temperatures will get into the 60s quickly through wednesday with breezy conditions, then temperatures will plummet wednesday evening. snow showers will be likely along the tn border wednesday night.thursday will be breezy but sunny with highs in the low 50s for the upstate and mid 40s in the mountains. sunny conditions will prevail into the weekend with highs getting back to near 60 by
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3 for weather 24 hours a day, log on to fox carolina dot com and click on the weather tab 3 plenty to get to in sports... the gamecocks get back on the diamond, fresh off their 3-game sweep to open the season... we'll check in with chad holbrook and company... 3 while the tigers fight for their ncaa tournament lives in atlanta... can clemson coral the ramblin wreck? wreck?plus... upstate basketball teams can see the finish line... one and done for teams like berea and byrnes... hoops highlights and more, straight ahead in
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hillary clinton: i do not believe we live in a single-issue country. the economy is rigged in favor of the top. americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. but i want to go further. whether it's poison in the water... hardworking immigrant families living in fear... racism holding people back... wall street and big financial interests along with drug companies, insurance companies, big oil companies... the indifference, the negligence. that's what i want to take on. i'm running for president to root out all of these barriers... because i think america can only live up to its potential when we make sure that every american has a chance to live up to his or her potential. i'm hillary clinton,
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3 must-win mode... hey there, i'm ac... no question about it... the tigers need to win out to put themselves in prime position to make the ncaa tournament... looking to start the run on the road tonight... tonight...brad brownell's bunch in atlanta to take on georgia tech tonight... hoping for their 10th acc win.. would tie a program record...-and their best scorer certainly showed up... early on... jaron blossomgame... trey's true... -a little later... donte grantham finds him on the baseline... wow... we'll take another look at it...
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-mid-first... good passing... llandry nnoko finds gabe devoe... flush... tigers up nine at the break...-up 13 in the 2nd... till marcus georges-hunt and tech come back...just dicing through the defense... he had a game-high 25..-tigers down three.. just seconds to go... donte grantham... clutch...-but georgia tech would draw a foul... sink free throws... 3 blossomgame's would-be game- saver's off... the tigers drop a tough one 75-73... they'll likely need to get to sunday of the acc tournament to keep dancing hopes alive.. 3 to the midlands where the gamecocks look to chase down kentucky... s-c's just a game back of the 'cats for the top seed in the s-e-c with four games to go... still in a pretty good spot... if the gamecocks hold on to the 2nd seed, they'd clinch a double- bye in the conference tournament... carolina... so
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frank martin's group has to keep winning.. starting wednesday versus tennessee... 3 "rebounding is a matter of will and desire and toughness and strength and when a guy's hohoing you. not just standing there but going through that and still want to get the ball. they've got guys who do they've got some shot makers which you've got to have. we've got to compete this game. last time we played hard but we didn't compete. this game we've got to compete." 3 high school playoffs action...byrnes hosting blythewood...tied in the 3rd...but jaylan foster takes it in for the layup... later in the quarter...rebels up 38-32...but jacobi bailey drains the three to cut byrnes' lead in half...but from there the byrnes offense would explode...foster drives baseline... gets the bucket byrnes up 46-35...ray miller he nails the triple and electrifies the crowd... crowd...the rebels advance to the 4-a upper state championship with the 75-55 win. 3 down to 3-a... berea hosting ac flora out of the midlands... a trip to the
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line...-pick it up i nthe first... big jaylan gordon in the post... the look-alike left tackle with a nice pump fake for the bucket... bulldogs up early...-then they'd catch fire from long range... imari nicholson from the wing... raymond williams with a triple of his own.. -flora too much in the end though...christian brown with the put-back dunk... they'd lead by one at half... 3 they'd finish for the 4-point win.. tough loss for the bulldogs... 3 south pointe @ seneca (play winner of flora-berea fri the 26th at the well)77-72 seneca 3 some baseball to get to... usc upstate postpones it's game against georgia state... no makeup date's been scheduled as of now... now...-however rain holding off at founders park for marcus mooney and the gamecocks... taking on app state this afternoon...-bottom two... two on for mooney and he rips one to the track in left... tyler stroup has a
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catch... both runs come in to score and its 2-0 sc...-later in the 3rd... jonah bride at the dish and he sends one right back where it came from... alex destino makes his way around 3rd and slides in safe...-gamecocks also getting it done on the defensive end... t-l hanna alum adam hill straight dealing on the hill... the freshman righty 11 k's on the day day... just four off the freshman record...-usc goes onto win this one 5-0... head coach chad holbrook's gleaming about his new stud pitcher... 3 "it was a good win for us. i thought that the story of the game was our pitching staff. and adam hill was terrific in his debut here at south carolina. it's been really, really fun to watch him grow. he performed extremely well. 11 k's in 6 ip, no walks. an incredible performance by him." him."heck of a performance by the hanna alum... gamecocks with another a matinee matchup
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3 and everyone likes a good selfie...and coming up the ones this cat takes are just purrrr-fect.stick around for the nightcap- i know i'm excited! honey, would some captain d's make you feel better? yeeeaah! (woo) when you love seafood this much... back again? i i pe it's just a clumsy phase. ...it's gotta be d's. anything's worth it for our new home-style flounder meal or double dozen shrimp. also, try our grilled menu featuring new tuscan tilapia. for full meals starting at just $4.99,
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3 we're back with the nightcap-- 3 and we are a selfie-crazed society...and now even some
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fun!check out this cat...called mannie....he's gained over 45-thousand followers on instagram... thanks to these photos.he learned quickly how to take pictures with his furry friends...by using his owners goppro camera.his owner says manny is "the boss of the dogs."and it really shows. shows. 3 3 3 thanks for joining us, good night. night. 3 3
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