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takes her pitch to granite state voters. >> new hampshire has to decide who can go toe-to-toe against the republicans, to make sure they don't wreck us again. sally: but new hampshire polls show senator bernie sanders has a sizeable lead over clinton. >> it sounds to me like you're ready for a political revolution. sally: after cruising to the republican win in iowa, ted cruz sought to differentiate himself from donald trump, who finished 4 points behind. but he'll have to close the gap with trump, who has about a 20-point lead in granite state polls. >> i think the voters of new hampshire, frankly, deserve more than politicians trading insults and behaving like schoolchildren. sally: marco rubio is hoping his strong 3rd place iowa finish will fuel his momentum ahead of the primary. >> i can take our message to people who have not voted for us before, and bring them on into
>> it's time for him to step up, and man up, and stop letting all his handlers write his speeches and handle him. sally: chris christie, john kasich, and jeb bush have invested more time in new hampshire, and are looking to make a comeback there. trump's first post-iowa campaign stop will be an evening rally in milford, new hampshire, tonight, where his campaign says he't of former massachusetts senator scott brown. in washington, sally kidd, wyff news 4. michael: thanks, sally. and fresh off of thala night, senator cruz will campaign in the upstate tonight. carol: he's due at the td convention center around 6:30, an early. wyff news 4's patrick hussion is live and local there tonight. patrick? patrick: until yesterday afternoon, senator cruz was all set to hold the rally at wren high school in anderson for this . yesterday, his camp booked a
and say that is for logistical reasons, so he canw hampshire, speak, then fly back out. as he turns his focus back to the people of south carolina and new hampshire, here's a look at a few of the groups that really helped push him over the top last night. one of the largest groups to hit the polling booth yesterday, evangelicals gave ted cruz 34% of the vote compared to trump and rubio at 22% and 21%. the group of "voted in the caucus before," these are experienced voters. 32% for cruise -- or ted cruz, one of the largest gaps between two candidates you can find from last nigand one other telling figure, the group that says they made up their minds in the last few days, both marco rubio and ted cruz di very well in gaining a large number of last second supporters. those are so possible keys to victory last night for senatord cruz. in the latest republican poll in
up by 16 points. he was up on ted cruz last night heading into iowa,patrick hussion, wyff news 4. michael: our nigel robertson is on assignment right now. but before he left, he talked with senator tim scott, who made national headlines this morning, endorsing marco rubio for the republican nomination. here's a look. nigel: big news today for the marco rubio campaign. today, the senator got a big endorsement, from south carolina senator tim scott. senator scott joins us now from washington, with more on this big news. senator, tell me, how did you come to this decision? sen. scott: nigel, i will tell you, after 12 presidential town halls, i wanted tosuthat if i was going to endorse, i would endorse the one candidate i believe was head and shouafter 12 town halls, it was a close, close opportunity, a
i will be honest with you, at the poverty forum, i think marco sealed the deal that evening. not only do i understand that he is a ridt any rest in, but he also has the compassion and clear ideas for how to help those families mired in poverty. when you put the combination of a rocksolid comeasure, plus a man who understands how to take care of those struggling to get ahead, i needed to go ahead and say, marco rubio for president. nigel: you know south carolina voterserthere is a large evangelical base in south carolina. do you think those voters will support marco rubio? because those are the voters that ted cruz, and even donald trump,ersen. scott: i am very confident that, as marco comes to south carolina and spends some time
appreciate who he is, that without any question, the voters of south carolina will support marco ruhere is what i learned over the last five and a half years. he is an amazing politician. honestly, marco rubio is a bett father, and a better husband, then he is a politician. that says a lot about who he is, which tells me a lot about what he will do. nigel: he will have a lot of work to do in south carolina. the late poll, done before iowa, showed donald trump in the lead i cruz, then marco rubio. do you think this is a three-person race, and do you think he can move ahead of the sen. scot there is no doubtt: in my mind that this is a three candidate race.i believe polls don't vote, voters do. the reality is, over the next 18
of public and primary borchers -- republican primary voters and will come out on top. nigel: thank you, senator scott, for joining us on this big data you are endorsing marco rubio for the gop nomination. thank yocarol: now that the iowa caucuses are finished, so are two presidential hopefuls. on the republican side, mike huckabee ended his second bid fo in 2008, huckabee won the iowa gop caucuses. during a speech in des moines, the former arkansas govenor told supporters, quote, "obviously, the voters are sick of me." on the democratic side, martin o'malley also suspended his campaign. the candidate struggled to raise money, and was polling nationally in single digits since he entered the race. michael: if you're curious how many delegates candidates can win during this primary season, we have that information for you all lined up on wyff4.com and the wyff 4 mobile app, as well. we have a delegate tracker on there, making it easy to know who winning, how many.
window on wyff4.com. ok, i live look outside. there we are, in the soup. that is our woodruff road skycam. it got cold, as a seer -- as a certain meteorologist said itcarol: john, what can we expect? john: rain. some of the rain could be heavy at times later. there is tpushed through for the north. we are wedged in with chilly temperatures outside right now, the northeasterly breeze wedged in with fog and drizzle. that will stay wit between -- out here, between the fronts, this is unsettled air. look at these thunderstorms firing up as expected. tornado watches for parts of tennessee, mississippi, and alabama. or about that in detail. as this system gets closer, will the wedge breakdown latehere is what the future plus looks like. showers developing this evening.
times, especially backed upe mountains along the north carolina-south carolinlook at this red in the form of maybe thunderstorms as we get morning. 8:00 a.m., especially south of i -85, a chance of the thunderstorms producing damags and maybe a brief tornado. we will watch it closely. by the afternoon, everything moves easts 1:00 p.m., and everything quiets down one day. later tonight and early tomorrow g, heavy thunderstorms across the area. some of them could be severe. more about that later on. now back to an update for you on the date -- on the death of tucker hipps. the lawsuits have beenhis body was found in lake hartwell in september 2014, after going for a morning run wi he was pledging. each lawsuit filed by hipps' family seeks $25 million from three members of sigma phi epsilon, the national and local chapters of the fraternity, and clemson university. a circuit judge said consolidating the two lawsuits
and convenient for the court." all defendants have denied any responsibility for hipps' death. in greenville county, the highway patrol right now is investigating a crash involvi road and augusta road, just after 1:15 this afternoon. the deputy coroner says a single vehicle wreck involved a dum pronounced that on the scene. you can follow online at wyff4.com or by downloading our . carol: the body of a missing four-year-old from mooresville . wbtv in charlotte reports, firefighters pulled the child's body from a pond near lake norman last night. the boy was first reported missing yesterday afternoon. search crews also found a small toy car near the water. a firefighter was injured during the search efforts, after being accidentally dragged by a fire truck. michael: south carolina attorney general alan wilson was the -- in the upstate today, talking insurance fraud. he gave the keynote to national insurance crime bureau's insurance fraud summit
the summit address the state's approach to the ongoing insurance fraud. currently, south carolina's budget to fight fraudulent claims is last in the nation. >> when you got north carolina and georgia spending several million dollars each in deterring fraud, and we're only spending $200,000 a year in deterring fraud, and we're dead last in the country. fraud and crime are like water. they follow the path of least resistance. michael: in all, state officials say south carolina households are paying close to $1,000 a year to pay for fraudulent claims. nationwide, $80 billion in insurance fraud is passed down to consumers each year. carol: in rutherford county, the sheriff's office needs your help finding some missing baseball equipment. employees at chase high school say someone stole $3,000 worth of personal equipment. authorities say it happened between 5:00 p.m. on saturday and 1:45 in the afternoon yesterday. if you have any information, please contact crime stoppers at 828-286-tips michael: a community cut off from neighbors because of a
coming up, it is moving closer to rec tonight, our "eight issues, eight weeks" today, we go over the issue of entitlement programs, and how it plays in the 2016 presidential race. john: a live shot down clemson boulevard in overcast skies, a little fog and drizzle. visibility seven miltemperature at a nine degrees. i will be right bacarol: now, the winning
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michael: it is time for the big-time football players to do some talking. the biggest game of the seas our boys continue our coverage of super bowl 50. here is brad fralick and marbrad: super bowl opening night is behind us. we are in downtown san jose outside the panthers team hotel. the panthers met with the media a few minutes ago. we had an opportunity to talk toe biggest names in super bowl 50 today. i am talking about the order backs him a cam newton and peyton manning. >> there are a lot of things peyton has done and is doing
only he can do translate the things i learned from him, saw him do, but other quarterbacks ileague. >> he was the number one pick, had an outstanding career at , and he is off to an incredible start. he is young, and his nfl career, he is defefitely earning that honor of being the number one pick by being the player hbrad: this is the first time in super bowl both taken number one in the draft will face each other. in san josd fralick, wyff news 4. carol: we are following the panthers to supe bowl 50. brad and marc will continue to cover the team live tonight at 6:00 and thrgeoff hart will join them later this week with live morning coverage beginning o4 today. on friday, we will preview the big game with our special
ready night -- friday nightht michael: a greenville neighborhood split apart by a torn down bridge is closer to reconnecticarol: tonight, the greenville county council will decide who wi bridge. wyff news 4's myra ruiz explains what will replace the former hampton avenue bridge. myra: we are on what was once known as the city view side of the hampton avenue bridge. but since it was torn down, it's been about three and half years since anybody was able to cross from this side to the other. >> it represents a connection for two neighborhoods, to get from one side to the other. myra: once upon a time, the hampton avenue bridge tied together city view and southern side, two historically black neighborhoods. the bridge came down in september 2012 for safetpedestrians from both sides found themmile. one point five, to be precise, to get where they needed te people have to walk. and to get to the other side to
get the kids to school, this is what they have to do. myra: four years, efforts were underway to addresa furman university professor and his students took a closer lookt >> six avenues of entry and exit were closed off to that neighborhood over a 15-year period, , so they were eventually closed off from the rest of greenville. myra: the professor and his students interviewed neighbors and find out how>> so o r small study was able to provide them with a little bit of data to restart the conv to hopefully get the bridge built again, to reconnect them with the other side of the community that they had been closed off from. myra: after that, city, county and state officials procured 1.3 million dollars to replace whatm down with a new pedestrian bridge. tonight, the county council will announce who will be han>> when that bridge is put up,
myra: myra ruiz, wyff news 4. >> now, your live super doppler hd weather forecast. john: we had a strong cold front, getting co this mississippi river. along the front, lines of very intense thunderstorms. these boxes, 1, 2, three red boxes, these are tornado watches. we have had supercells firing up quickly this afternoon, spottinin tornadoes.we -- we could see large tornadoes. north while the strong cold front moves in from the west. the biggest question is, how much instability will we have in the atmosphere when the system gets your late tonight and early tomorrow shear, the spin and motion in different directions and speed as yo up in the atmosphere, will be very strwe could get any type of spin, any type of elevated thunderstorms tomorrow, we could spawn tornadoes so of i-85. this is from the storm production centhe biggest threat of severe
10, kentucky, nashville, huntsville, all the way back to jackson, mississippi. these areas are under tornado watches. atlanta, knoxville, southwestern mountains of carolina and northern georgia, this is marginal. a marginal risl be what's happening for us tomorrow. everything weakens, th north. we could see heavy thunderstorms, spotty, damaging winds, especially in thehepsd georgia wednesday and also a slight chance of a brief tornado. we will watch that closely and we will wait and see if the watches get extended further east as weone thing for sure, very heavy rainfall. most of us will see 1-3 plus inches of of rain with these thunderstorms as they rumble in late tonight and tomorrow. elisha from asheville him overcast. a couple sprinkles from timethere is the wedge of the
48 and rutherfordton, northeasterly wind at 14 miles per hour in downtown greenville. the wedge goes all the wayn georgia but it does not reach atlanta. 73 in atlanta, 76 in augusta. here is the severe weather. the cold air wraps around it, snow from nebraska moving into minneapolis, where heavy snow is falling with a temperature of 29. they will end up with 6-12 inches of snow overnight tonight. 21 behind the front in denver. they have snow still of the ground. showers de overnight in the upstate, fog and drizzle, low 56. 51 in the mountains. wednesday, windy, showers, heavy thunderstorms, high 69. 62 in the mountains. heavy showers, thunderstorms also possible. very heavy rainfall. over three inches of rain in the mountains, especially in upslope areas. no watches right ns far as flash flooding, but we will
we dry out and cool down at the end of the week and into the weekend. even into early next week. our umbrella winner, congratulations sam hayes from pickens. carol: the greenville zoo, celebrating another birth today, michael: this time, it's autumn the giraffe's newest baby. wyff news 4's aly myles was th those first steps. aly: about an hour of labor, and just like that, a brand-new set of hooves wobbled their way into the world. but the birth announcement isn't coming out just yet. >> we won't know a sex until after we do a physical, which we'll do at 24 or 48 hours. after that, we should know what the sex is, how much how tall it is, and all the good details. aly: this is autumn's third calf. her first, kiko, in 2012, her second, a heartbreaking birth in 2015, when the calf was born stillborn. but this year, all is well so far. >> everything went great this time, and i think it really ties
the animals, where they can experience some taly: right now, the zoo is closed for annual maintenance. provided mom and baby are still doing well, and the weather is warm enough, you should be able to see this little guy, or girl, up close on february 13th. >> it's always great to have a baby animal, and something like this, where we can share it with the community. it not only brings attention to the greenville zoo, but to greenv and the city of greenville is on the map in a lot of places because of this baby giraffe. aly: aly myles, wyff news 4, at the greenville zoo. carol: just amazing. michael: congratulations. and yes, there is another competition name the new calf. carol: you can submit your suggestion on the greenville zoo foundation website, or by mail. michael: coming tonight, all new at 6:00, the importance of checki pockets before doing the wash, especially if you're cleaning for the carolina panthers. >> this is a very, very important note.
here on wyff news 4. carol: in tonight's 4 your health, worries about the
spread of the zika virus in brazil, during the summer olympic games in august. even so, the organizing committee says it has not yet seen evidence of people canceling travel plans to attend the games. the head of the committee said that it's important to focus on the mosquito that spreads the disease, and getting care for those affected. the world health organization has not yet recommended any restriction on travel to brazil. >> the point is, making sure that we win the battle against the mosquito, making sure that the people who have already been infected, especially the women and their kids, if and when affected, get the best assistance possible. so we have to focus on the big picture. carol: the brazilian government,
pregnant women stay away, because the virus has been linked to birth defects in thousands of newborns
in brazil. the w.h.o has declared the zika virus an international health emergency, that could infect as many as 4 million people in the americas. a spartanburg county school is taking a big step in the fight to end childhood obesity. today, westview elementary in spartanburg school district 6 got walking with their mascot, wesley. the school got a $3300 grant from the spartanburg regional foundation. that money paid for pedometers for every student and staff member. the school will use a co program to log every step, which will be translated into miles on a map. their goal is to visit every state capital, and the trip comes with incentives. >> this is not only something that shows kids how much their exercise impacts their health, but it also kind of brings the whole school together for a common goal. carol: the pedometers will only be used during the school day.
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