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cessarich joins us now. john, what can we expect tonight? chris: just seasonably chilly across the area. boy, what a difference a week makes. on return satellite picture, we had rain and snow. now high-pressure dominates. nowt a cloud in the sky. 32 in boone. 35 in nashville. 3 8 hendersonville. 28 in franklin and injuries. 39 in laurens. the wind die down through most of the mountains. a bit breezy in the northern and central mountains.wake up whether his plenty of sunshine. temperatures below the freezing in the asheville-hendersonville area, sunshine, but cold. sunrise at 7:29. i will show you some nice numbers, at least for the
carol: it took 9 hours for all the snow to accumulate. this is obviously the wrong story. a motorcyclist is dead following a wreck in greenville county. simpsonville police say a car and a motorcycle collided on main street. the accident happened in front of the auto zone store around 6:30 tonight. the victim has not yet been identified. michael: a hunter found a body in a field in greenville county. the coroner says the body was found in a wooded area on burrell road a tonight. the name of the victim has not yet been released. and authorities are looking for the public's help. if you know anything about this, call crime stoppers at 23-crime. you don't have to give your name. carol: the number of zika cases is growing across the united states tonight. right now, there are at least 30 cases in 13 states and washington, d.c. no deaths have been reported. a doctor tells us there is in south carolina at least one suspected case of a child born with a birth defect caused by the zika virus.
is being tested at the cdc. if you're pregnant, or plan to be, now is the time to learn all you can about this virus. it's carried by mosquitoes who bite an infected person and carry it to the next person they bite. it's believed to have caused an outbreak of microcephaly -- small brain, small head -- in babies in south america. the most dangerous time is believed to be the first three months of pregnancy. >> if you're planning travel outside the country, don't do it in areas that are endemic for zika. try to avoid that or postpone that. if you do have to travel use protective measures. if you have rerently visited one of those countries and found out you were pregnant, you should use a money that slices -- shou ld see somebody that specializes in maternal fetal medicine. carol: preventive measures to take during mosquito sn include -- stay inside to avoid
summer. get rid of any mosquito breeding grounds near your home. even a cup of wa can be a problem. use insect repellent when you go out. keep arms and legs covered. try to avoid areas where mosquitos are common. we have a lot of information about the zika virus. we've placed the entire interview on our website www.wyff4.com. michael: the richland county coroner has released the name of a usc st yesterday. the coroner says 19-year-old rachel bandman of virginia was found unresponsive in her off-campus apartment. he says authorities are investigating her death as suspicious. the coroner says they did not find any signs of trauma. he says the cause of death won't be known until toxicology reports are complete. carol: in north carolina, a quick thinking bank manager stopped an attempted bank robbery. surveillance video shows a man wearing a mask approach pnc bank. you can see the manager react and hold the door shut. the mananar didn't back down, even after the masked man used a gun to hit the door. it happened yesterday in zebulon
the suspect eventually ran off. michael: commitment 2016, the countdown to the iowa caucus is on tonight. in just over three days, the hawkeye state will offer the first big test of the presidential election. carol: new details about hillary clinton's emailslsust days before the iowa caucuses. the obama administration confirming tonight that clinton's unsecured home server contained dozens of emails with top secret information. those emails consist of closely guarded secrets. some requiring the highest level of classification. the state department is set to release more emails from clinton's time as secretary of state soon. the department isn't clear if clinton sent them herself. michael: congressman trey gowdy, chair of the benghazi committee, sent us this response, saying "it is the fbi, not the benghazi committee that is investigating the mishandling of classified information in connection with secretary clinton's use of an unsecure, private server to conduct official u.s. government
carol: today, president obama made his latest push for equal pay for women. he proposed a new rule that will require companies to report pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity. the rule would apply to companies that have more than 100 employees. white house officials says the rule will help investigate employers that are unlawfully shortchanging workers. the latest census data shows women earned just 77 cents of every man's dollar in 2012. michael: i have been kicking up the dirt. -- they have been kicking off the dirt. monster jam trucks were certainly testing ear protection at the bon secours wellness arena tonight. carol: and the deafening noise was music to management's ears. wyff news 4's john lyon reports the two-day event is part of busiest year yet at the well. john: the grave digger unleashes over 1500 horsepower as it roars around the dirt track to the pleasure of the crowd. >> a lot of demolition. >> i want to see scooby doo.
>> a lot of noise. john: randy brown drives the grave digger. that and the other monster trucks are 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide and sit on 5 foot high tires. >> i can see them stand up, get into it. that gives me more drive to go out and push that the truck to the limit. john: monster jam draws families and people of all ages exactly what the well wants. >> we have been very fortunate this year. we've had a close to perfect mix of events that have broad appeal to everyone in the state. john: like loud trucks, concerts, hockey, and clemson basketball. the arena is getting a one-year attendance bump from clinton's basketball. exposing a whole new audience to all the well has to offer. -- from clemson basketball. >> we will have success before and after, but they are always welcome here. jojo: bon secours expects to
new record. and workers are changing the venue often between ice, wood, dirt, to circus, back to wood, and then ice. and those in charge say that's what revving them up. john lyon, wyff news 4, greenville. michael: oh yeah. parents gathered at in anderson county school, talking about the potential for downsizing within the district. anderson school district four says they have seen little growth in the last 10 years. dropping a school would save up to $1.5 million per year. one option is for pendleton element to school to turn into a middle school. another is to move riverside middle to a renovated mount lebanon elementary. >> i do believe they have our best interest at heart overall.. also i understand that people are very passionate about their schools. all the elementary schools are wonderful.
they all serve different needs. make this decision will be hard. michael: officials say no job be lost will either option. carol: trey gowdy paid a visit to a local elementary school to show off patriotism. they wanted a new american flag for their school, so they rode a letter to the congresstrey gowdy hand-delivered a new flag to paris elementary school in taylors. but it's not just any flag. rap. rep. gowdy: this flag flew on top of the capital on it november 11, 2015. so i will present this flag on b ehalf of all members of the south carolina delegation. carol: teachers in kindergarten students gathered outside to bring down the old faded flag, and to raise the new one. michael: oh, the cheering certainly has begun. thousands
fans turned out for the super bowl. check out this dude. our crew saw him dancing around the park. the fans dressed as superheroes, decked out in the panthers colors. some gathered only a couple of blocks from the stadium to show the panther pride. >> we have been fans since 1995. we are from charlotte and moved to greenville.we could not miss being here today. corey: how do you feel about six super bowl coming up? >> i'm excited. i fell in football -- fell in love with football the first time the panthers stepped on the field. i'm a diehard fan, absolutely. michael: the fun only begun. lots of team sport with -- spirit intralipid tonight. carol: wyff 4 will preview the big again with a special sho week. our sports team will bring you "chasing the championship" live from california. you can catch it here at 8:00
michael: you can pound with the panthers on live wire, a collection of tweets about the panthers and broncos, plus fun posts from our staff. go to the wyff news 4 mobile app, or go to www.wyff4.com and check out the "right now" bar. carol: americans love the super -- chicken wings. 1,. billion -- 1.3 billion chicken wings will be eaten, according to the national chicken council. the number is up 3% from last year. to put the 1.3 billion number into perspective if all of those wings were laid end-to-end, they would stretch from bank of america stadium to denver nearly 53 times. michael: that is a lot of bird. lego has unveiled its first mini figure in a wheelchair. it followed up on requests from organizations to show the reality of people with disabilities. the wheelchair figure will be
new lego city set this june. carol: in oregon, drone video shows a massive sinkhole. the crater sized hole format on both sides of a major roadway. this is close to the california state line.oregon officials expect 80 toward to be in place through the first week of february. michael: a new google virtual reality project with a cleansing tiger touch. -- clemson tigetr touch. soon you can go into tigertown without going outdoors. carol: we all were member this image of pope francis in his special popemobile during his u.s. visit. and how it can be yours. john: a system of moving eastbound will affect us next week.
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michael: soon you'll be able to see clemson's campus without stepping on it. it's called google expeditions. it's a virtual reality project now including clemson university. a special camera was sent to clemson's creative services department with it, a team took 12 panoramic 360 degree pictures of campus and sent those back to
each shot. it's all part of an app. you will eventually be able to download it from the google play store. jesse godfrey was one of three who took the pictures for clemson. >> it'll be very helpful in showing what clemson is all about from an academic standpoint and also just showing off the beauty of campus. michael: the project is still being tested. there's no timeline yet on when it'll be available to the public. carol: an nfl star returned to his alma mater in hendersonville today. sam gash won a super bowl with the ravens. today he returned to hendersonville high school to present the school with a golden fofoball. this is happening all around the country. it's part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the super bowl. >> it's important to show that important communities. the nfl has brought a light to e importance of it in the community. carol: more than 2,000 high
players and coaches e recognized this season. michchl: it's officially girl scout cookie season. and you'll now be able to pair wine with your favorite cookies. the vivino app will help you decide what wine pairs with your favorite girl scout cookies. it says thin mints pair nicely with a brunello, while do-si-dos pair exceptionally well with a california zinfandel. carol: you could own a piece of the pope's historic trip to america. one of the two popemobiles is going on the auction block. they shuttled pope francis around during his trip to philadelphia last september. one of the fiat's was auctioned off today at the philadelphia auto show. tomorrow, the other fiat will go on display at the show. proceeds from the auction will benefit select ministries and missions of the archdiocese of philadelphia. >> now your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: we started off this morning at the gsp international
it went up to 61, seven degrees above average. for record high of 78 in 2002. we started off at 28 this morning, close to where it should be. same story for the high temperature, about 47. on this friday evening, a bit of traffic on main street. our camera on top of the peace center in downtown greenville. crystal clear skies and a chilly. 42. freezing in boone. upper 20's in franklin and andrews. 45 in dakoa. in the upstate, temperatures are chilly. that is the way it should be for the time of year. the last week and into january. hard to believe it's going to be february 1st monday. 38 in gaffney. 37 degrees in union. upper 30's and laurens in newberry. below the freezing mark in pickens. 43 in walhalla.
it is cold with the breeze still in the northern and central earlier we had winds gusting over 30 miles per hour. now they are in the northwest at 8. hendersonville, northwest at10 miles per hour. that gives us a windchill of 23 in boone. 26 the windchill in hendersonville. humidity closer to the mountains. in greenville, only 41%. 40 in augusta. 39 along the grand strand of myrtle beach. 44 and went up. 37 in chattanooga. pretty cool down the peninsula of order. 53 in orlando. 56 in miami. while it's 23 degrees in cincinnati. high pressure builds in from the west. by tomorrow, it will be to the east of us. clockwise winds around the high, so the northerly winds are light. that will bring a smile to temperatures for the weekend.
for the weekend. mountain snows out west. in the valleys, it's in the form of rain. 18 degrees in sault ste. marie,, michigan. 29 degrees in boston. the high just off to the east. a cold start today, but with plenty of sunshine and a wind out of south-southwest, it beautiful. nice and mild. this cold front will get a reactive. maybe more clouds sunday afternoon. milder temperatures on sunday than tomorrow. otherwise, it will be pretty nice. these storm will fire up early next week. they could be severe in the revisiting -- in the mississippi river valley. a cold breeze for the next hour or two. low temperature 24. bright sunshine into the weekend and a pleasant afternoon. a high of 61 and 50. 10 degrees milder than today. the four day plus -- on sunday,
60 degrees in the mountains. otherwise into early next week, the chance of some showers, maybe thunderstorms tuesday night into wednesday. otherwise it starts to cool next week. next week, still springlike weather. even with the showers. michael: thanks john. great time to be a rather -- time to be a panther fan.
>> now wyff news 4 sports. >> i think guys are getting used to traveling to greenville. i'm sure that we like playing there now that we have a win streak. brad: clemson has been very good at their home away from home. clemson has won 5 in
a row at the well a tomorrow clemson begins a tough 3 game road trip that starts in tallahassee against florida state. workouts pretty much done for the carolina panthers before they headed to super bowl 50. one guy that could have a big impact on the offense of side of the fo of for the panthers, as he has all season long, is the tight en greg olsen is having a career year for carolina, and the broncos strugg with the tight end against new england.
it is something denver has struggled with most of t olsen says it's a big deal to get to the super bowl. but they aren' getting there. >> we can't get caught up in the fact that wewe are not just going, we are going there to win. you can't let all the outside stuff cloud that. we are not just happy to be part of this. we learned this and have to -- we earned this and
have to take advantage of the opportunitybrad: olsen has over 1000 yards for the second consecutive season and has become one of cam newton' the 22nd ranked gamecocks will host alabama tomorrow afternoon. the same alabama team that handed south carolina its first loss of the season. south carolina is squarely in the pictur tournament. frank martin has that team playing very well. it is also legends weekend in columbia, and as of last night, there were less than 100 tickets available for the game. >> we have to come in and do
the biggest thing is to get a win. like i said, they beat us. 0 and 2 against them. they beat us on our home court. the biggest thing is protecting our home court. brad: tip-off and claudia tomorrow night against alabama at 6:00. -- tip-off in columbia tomorrow night against alabama is at 6:00. monte lee says his guys are into compete. for the first time in 22 years, there will be a new head coach in the dugout for the tigers. lee says his guys are ready to roll. chris okey is one of a handful returning position players. lee says he likes what he sees. >> we have gotten all of our fundamental work out of the way. the ground balls, the bp's, fly balls, throwing bullpens, now it's time to cross the whitit
other and solidified some job going into february 19. just getting ready for opening day. i feel like we are in season right now. our guys are chomping at the bit to get out and compete. brad: clemson opens the season february 19 against maine. the first team that doesn't have a single plaplayed in a college world series. missing internet last year something that hasn't -- missing the championship last year's something that hasn't happened in a long time in columbia. chad holbrook said today it's his job that. -- his job to fix that. >> we are and just to get back on the field and get a sense of normalcy around here. i think this group has an opportunity to do that. brad: "open the 20 16th season on february 19 hosting albany. the greenville swap rabbits on
carol: enjoy your weekend, huh? john: this time last week, we were digging out of ice and snow. you don't have to do any of that. we can actually wear short sleeve shirts. even warmer yet on sunday afternoon with more clouds and 65 degrees. a couple showers coming in on mowe might get wedged in with northeast wind on tuesday, then warm back up on wednesday. it gets cooler early next week. overall, a good looking weekend. michael: thank you john.