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fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. coming up... continuing our 8 carol: continuing our eight issues, eight weeks. we will look at entitlement programs.s differ on the future of these benefits. michael: plus, fresh off his win ted cruz comes to the upstate. a preview of what to expect, coming up. john: you can see overcast
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drizzle across the area with temperatures in the low 50'currently 50. big changes on the way. >> you are watching live, local, breaki with nigel robertson, every welcome a risky and the weather this is wyff news 4 at 5:00 in high definition. mi senator ted cruz trying to carry the iowa s in -- he is in the upstate tonight. wy live at the td convention center. patrick? patrick: senator cruz will be arriving from new hampshire within the hour. he is sent to speak at 6:30 tonight. it has been widely documented in iowa that he ran a very traditional campaign, ak hands and rally in -- rallied in literally all 99
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19th a visit to the state, which just so happens to coincide with the same amount of visits as donald trump and marco rubioas far as the three of those guys go, about the same amount of attention in south carolina. i spoke with people here outside to see if they were longtime supp they were here , if they decided to come here after last night's victory. i talked to 20 or so people. the whole group said they have this -- in this for the long-held. last night was icing on the cake. the floodgates of beginning to open when it comes tohigh-profile candidate endorsements. tim scott says he will endorse marco rubio. a short time ago, congressman jeff duncan said he wouldd cruz, who will be here shortly. coming up at 6:00, i spoke with south carolina aor alan wilson today, and he is sent to hold a forum on the candidates one week or so before
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but will he endorse anyone?l have more on that coming up. live at the td convention center, patrick hussion, wyff news 4. michael: continuing coverage toni the sports lads are in the bay area. carol: the panthers are set to take on the broncos. brad fralick is live in santa clara, along with marc dopher let's talk a little logistics. the stadium is a distance from san francisco. how is it getting around and covering evebrad: carol, that is the story of the whole thing, how to get from one place to another. with the media headquarters in san francisco, the tea are right now at levi's stadium in santa clara, probably on the san jose side. it is difficult to get back-and-forth. this is california. there is traffic everywhere. but it s like most people
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alyesterday, three buses actually hit each other going down the freeway. they got to media day on time, was the first thing that has happened as far as marc: the key for people coming to the super bowl, this is incomplete patience. there is traffic and security everywhere. it can probably hear the military helicopters flying is a well-run event, and the nfl knows what they are doing michael: speaking of that, how big is it? you have covered some massive events. but this is the super bowl. if you could characterize the super paw brad: this is the biggest event we have covered probably in our careers. but the events we have covered in the last month have been pretty bigclemson's run to the national
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it is big, larger than anything we have covee media hordes are massive. thousands of media. we have had to get everywhere early. there are a lot of people. we are being patient, and we will hear from cam newton and patient -- peyton manning. live in santa clara, brad fralick and marc dopher, michael: you are probably wondering, how is the weather up there? foggy and chil cessarich has another place on his mincarol: john, what can we expect? john: fog and drizzle for us. let's take look at where we saw bread and marc live in california. the forecast is not that great tomorrow, but after that, fantastic. right now, in pretty good shape in santa clara. oakland is here, san francisco is up here. san jose is a couple miles away from centethey have partly cloudy skies.
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7:00 tomorrow morning, a big storm system coming in off the most likelda that ig the rain in the area. that will be late in thetomorrow, 59 degrees. the average high is 61. thursday, friday, saturday, a warming trend will possibly pushing 70 by saturday, then kickoff on super sunday looks fantastic. sunshine, warming into the low to mid 70's. how nice is that? kind of like the weather we have had. we will warm up with thunderstorms down the r that later on. now back to you. michael: commitment 2016, eight issues in eit topics this campaign season. carol: tonight, entitlement programs. presidential candidates differ on the future of these benefits. aixa diaz reports from washington. aixa: tens of millions of americans benefit from entitlement programs,
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medicare. >> entitlement programs are very popular programs, which is why politicians tend to shy away from any changes. aixa: the future of these entitlements is a topic of debate on the campaign trail. some candidates are proposing cuts, while others are vowing to expand benefits. >> there's a major divide within the republican party. the leadership, paul ryan most prominently, has called for reforming these entitlement programs. democrats, largely, are resistant to any significant changes. aixa: aarp, whose members are 50 and older, says social security is one federal program that has succeeded over the years, and deserves to be saved for future generations. >> by 2034, if it stays the same, everybody's benefits get cut, up to $10,000 dollars a year. aixa: romina boccia of the heritage foundation says one proposal for reforming social security is to raise the retirement age. another is to lower benefits for wealthier americans. >> it has become an income replacement program, and subsidy
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need that assistance from the government. aixa: but aarp says social security isn't as generous as some may think. >> the fact of the matter is, we're in an economy where most people have to rely on social security as their sole source of retirement. aixa: medicare is another program some say is also in need of an overhaul. >> this is not a sustainable scenario that can go on forever. congress needs to make entitlement reform a priority. >> we are most successful when we can bring both parties together, have an honest debate, and come up with a solution that is bipartisan in nature. aixa: according to the social security administration, the average monthly benefit is a little more than $1300. in washington, i'm aixa diaz. michael: this footnote tonight nine out of ten individuals agl security benefits. coming up, local young people learning how te music from
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"matilda" castcarol: a mountain biking
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line i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there
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he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping is a pleasure. carol: at stone academy this morning, second, third, and
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learn songwriting from two folks who o ow it well. performers from the musical "matilda" came and taught the students about what songwriting is. one of the performers, danny tieger, wrote a book teaching kids the skill. >> people think songwriting is magic, and it gets done by wizards in some deep, far-away kingdom. but really, anybody can be a songwriter, and it's just about using your ideas in a very specific way. but really, everyone has those ideas. carol: "matilda" starts today at the peace center and runs through the seventh. michael: at chandler creek elementary school in greer, students got to hear "real men read." that was the name of the event where men from all kinds of career paths came and read to kids. some of those careers, localal athletes, politicians, soldiers, and teachers, just to name a few. the goal is simple teach kids , that everybody reads. >> i just think it's important to show that, no matter what career or career path you choose, it's just important, that reading is important, and
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everything. michael: the readers went to multiple classrooms, giving all the students a chance to listen to more than one story. ahead to we're learning more about panthers coach ron rivera and his coaching style, thanks to what he left in a pocket on his jacket. >> the coach is probably the sharpest coach i've seen. michael: the coach's jacket ended up at a spartanburg dry cleaners that handles the team's uniforms. you will see the handwritten note rivera left in his gatorade-soaked jacket. and wait till you see what else the dry cleaners has found in the team's pockets over the years. that's next at 6:00, right here on wyff news 4. john: severe thunderstorms continue to move quickly northeast at up to 40-50 miles per hour. you can see the thunderstorms, head of the front. the system is gradually making
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i will be ck.listen to this. dutch police michael: dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop in and pluck rogue drones out of the air. police say traine birds' natural instincts to tackle the high-tech problem of drones flying in restricted areas. the birds are trained to t drones are their prey, and get a reward if they catch one. dutch police will likely make a decision later this year whether to use the birds. carol: take a look at this. powerful wind gusts sent a
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through the roof of a southern california restaurant, and the whole incident was caught on camera. the tree came barreling down on the "ven tiki lounge" sunday in ventura, narrowly missing four people seated on the patio. employees could be seen running into the restaurant's security camera view as the tree snapped in two. no one was injured. a severe storm battered the northern uk and parts of ireland yesterday. amateur video showed powerful waves hitting the shore in scotland. it also shows brave walkers enjoying the sea spray in ireland. storm henry packed winds of up to 100 miles per hour in some areas. you can see how severe the winds are. it forced many road closures, train caef thousands of homes without power. >> now, your live super doppler hd weather forecast. john: a strong cold front right here along the mississippi, head
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lots of dynamics in the atmosphere. incredible windssome of these supercells have already d tornadoes. no reports of injuries or damage, at least so far. as you can see, these are red boxes, these are tornado watch boxes they continue through this evening. they will pr made put a box in north -- may put a box in north georgia and maybe the southwestern mountains, a tornado wsevere thunderstorm watch later tonight. the biggest threat will be to the westthe dynamics will switch quickly to the west. we will be left with lots of windsheago up in height through the atmosphere, and that can quickly spin out a possible tornado. the spread of tornadoes will be out here. the enhanced area frhuntsville to nashville all the
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the gree here is marginal severe weather. that is for overnight tonight. it includes atlanta and north georgia. everything shifts and weakens before it gets here. but there is still a threat. the best chance of heavy thunderstorms, that is a guarantee, we will see heavydoor -- thunderstorms late tonight and early tomorrow morning. most of us will see 1-3 edges of rain. some areas in the mountains could see over three incthat is a guarantee. we may spawn a brief tornado south of i-85. the best threat would be damaging winds from these thunderstorms moving quickly through late tonight and tomorrow morning. we will watch this closely. a marginal threat of severe weather, but guarantee there will be heavy thunderstorms. showers wir tonight. the showers moving into northeastern georgia from the h pretty quickly. a live shot over lake hartwell in anderson county, low clouds,
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from northeast-south west 71 in elberton, 39 in boone. the northeast breeze in downtown greenville making it feel chilly. the wedge goes back into win at county. 73 in atlanta and severe weather here, going back into green bay and minneapolis into the dakotas and nebraska. heavy snow in minneapolis, 28 degrees.i head of ththfront, mild. 57 in cincinnati. showers developing tonight across the area. fog, drizzle, low 56 in the upstate, low 50's in the mountains. front comes in tomorrow from the west, windy. showers, very miles -- mild springlike weather. possibly a couple's broadband or storm's. 100% chance of getting wet
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the four-day plus, the front slides east tomorrow night, bringing in dry air. partly sunny and breezy and colder, especially in the modownsloping winds will offset the cold air on thursday. sunny and chilly friday, and into the weekend and into early next week, for that matter.michael: there he is. do you believe groundhogs can predict the weather? get ready to grab your flip-flops, t-shirts, and shor. an early spring is on the way. punxsutawney phil made his prediction this morning in western pennsylvania. his handlers told a crowd of thousands, there will be early spring-like weather this year. since there is no shadow to be cast, an early spring is his forecast. carol: now to our ulocal shots of the day, john, you are going to like this one. phil the groundhog gets the spotlight so does he know more than john? michael: i don't know. he looks a little angry. who put this umbrella in my ear? and take a look at miss bethea's class at spearman elementary,
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groundhog day. look closely there. absolutely agroundhogs galore. keep those pictures coming. all you haupd them to the ulocal section of wyff you never know, you may see yourself or the kids in your life on the air. john will like this, as well. free snacks returned to the economy cabin of united airlines' flights on monday, and soon, free snacks will be available for american airlines coach customers, as well. american is also adding more free in-flight entertainment options for travelers. free snacks may not be a huge change in how airlines operate, but it does signal increased competition among the biggest carriers, and an attempt to compete with ultra low-cost airlines that are increasingly expanding at the hubs of the major arlines. michael: "sesame street" is tv to silicon valley. the nonpro show "sesame workshop" have launched a venture capital firm. they will invest in tech startups that share their mission to foster childhood development. startup partners will have access to "sesame workshops,"
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regarding children and families. the $10 million fund plans to invest up to $1 million each in new companies that develop products that help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. the detroit pistons beat the nets in brooklyn monday night. and they did it with a little style. late in the third, the pistons were already up eight. then, brandon jennings threw the ball off the glass to andre drummond. you know what will happen here. bang. drummond's 21 points and game-high 18 rebounds helped the pistons end a two-game skid. mandy: it's a plan to make walhalla a mountain biking destination. what's set to go on
5:52 pm's a plan to make an upstate michael: it is a plan to make an upstate city into a mountain biking destinacarol: wyff news 4's mandy gaither, with more on what's set to go on land in walhalla. mandy: it's an attraction that keeps visitors coming back for more. but out of the 440 acres of property around stumphouse tunnel, only about 25 acres is being used, says dan pollock with walhalla's partners for
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>> there is a lot of acreage above here that's wild. it's untouched. mandy: the plan is to extend the palmetto trail by up to 15 miles. it currently runs 368 miles, from the coast to the oconee station, turning this land into a system of trails for mountain biking and hiking, with loops not only for advanced bikers, but beginners and children, as well. >> our hope is that this becomes mountain bike central, or mountain bike university, for the upstate. mandy: the new trail system planned here isn't just good news for outdoors enthusiasts. >> mountain biking is over a $700 billion industry in the u.s. we would just get a small fraction of that here. mandy: this will help kickstart the economy in walhalla, says mountain lakes convention and visitor's bureau president, ken sloan, >> when you talk about the numbers of people who are coming in, and where they're coming from, and the fact that they're spending well over $100 a day eating here, buying here,
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the map, yeah, this will be a huge industry for the city of walhalla and oconee county. mandy: the plans are still in the design phase. once they're finished and approved, there will be fundraising and grants applications to help pay for the trail. officials are hoping to have the first phase done in the next year or two. mandy gaither, wyff news 4, in walhalla. michael: several organizations have been working on this together. carol: including the palmetto conservation foundation, upstate forever, and of course, officials from the city of walhalla. michael: thanks for joining us at carol: news 4 at 6:00 starts now. >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 at 6:00 in high definition. >> i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa carol: after counting all night, hillary clinton was declared winner of the democratic caucus in iowa. she won by less than half a percentage point, with 49.9%. bernie sanders a very close
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martin o'malley suspended his campaign last night. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa, and all across this great nation. michael: senator ted cruz came out a winner last night in iowa. he received 27% of the caucus vote, compared with donald trump's 24%. marco rubio, close behind at 23%. mike huckabee decided to suspend his campaign. senator cruz conducted heavy cacaaigning across the hawkeye state, including visits to all 99 counties. carol: senator cruz will be hoping to carry momentum into new hampshire and south carolina in the coming weeks. michael: he's making a quick stop here in greenville tonight. wyff news 4's patrick hussion is live at the td convention center. patrick? patrick: the difference 30 minutes can make. this place is full now. going into last night's
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donald trump in republican polls.
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