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nbc sports report. >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 at 6:00 in high definition. carol: a live look from sky 4 over the peace center in downtown greenville. on a night when republicans for president will debate, there's major news out of texas and washington. the death of a supreme court justice antonin scalia. michael: we will begin with breaking news supreme court justice antonin scalia has been found dead. officials say he died of apparently natural causes today at a luxury resort. carol: officials say his body was found in his room after he didn't appear for breakfast. scalia had served on the supreme court since he was appointed in 1986 by then president ronald reagan. scalia was one of the most conservative members of the high court. he was 79-years-old. michael: this news certainly will emerge into the debate tonight in downtown greenville. before we get you there, that's a live look outside from our woodruff road skycam. a very cold night in store. carol: with more winter weather on the way, meteorologist chris
chris, what happens tonight? chris: tonight is going to get cold. that sets the stage for the storms on monday. we are getting more information. that storm has traveled a long way. it is traveling on the plains. it will track our way. it is one day and six hours away from us. now we have a winter storm watch in effect for the upstate north of i-85 in the north carolina mountains and northeast georgia. the potential is for some significant ice and snow monday morning. south of i-85, you will have low impact. north of i-85, much like last storm, it's going to be a difference of 5-10 miles of who will see moderate impacts. a very tricky storm to track. i will have the very latest on the computer models in just a few minutes. michael: commitment 2016. a week from today brings the south carolina republican primary. tonight brings national focus on the candidates to greenville.
tonight, they will debate on national television. and in front of a south carolina crowd. wyff news 4's nigel robertson joins us now live from the peace center in downtown greenville with more on the candidates big night. nigel: i am here in the media room. i will step out of the way so you can see how grand this room is. politicians have been in here all day. representative sanford is there. this is where the media will be gathering and tweeting and posting and writing about tonight's bay. it is a big night for the republicans. ted cruz won iowa. donald trump won new hampshire. that means for the other four on stage, this is a huge night for them. the republican field started with 17 candidates. today only 6 remain. tonight they will take the stage. i put this graphic together so you can see the order they will be on stage.
it ted cruz, then donald trump, marco rubio, then carson. -- then bebnn carson. census numbers show south carolina has a population of just under 5 million people. almost 30% is african american. 5.4% is hispanic. this is the first state that can give you a good read of the minority vote. let's talk religion. because south carolina will give the nation the first real look at how that is shaping the political landscape. according to 2010 numbers from the religion data archives, evangelical protestants are a vote. posting from here all night. and at the death of justice scalia, that will be a big part well. michael: a quick reminder -- wyff 4 is your home for commitment 2016 coverage. tonight is the last gop debate before voters in south carolina head to the polls.
as soon as the debate ends, be sure to switch over to wyff news 4 at 11:00. we'll continue live extensive team coverage. we will have expert analysis and hear from voters. make the switch to wyff news 4 at 11:00 right upper the debate. we still have a few hours before the debate begins. carol: and we continue our team coverage now with wyff news 4's gabrielle komorowski. she is live in downtown greenville joined by our political analyst chip felkel to talk about what we can expect tonight. gabrielle: that is right, we are outside the peace center talking about what we can see tonight. chip, thanks for being here. we just heard that breaking news about justice scalia's death. is that going to be a big topic tonight? chip: certainly it will come up. as people make their decisions, the president is the one that affords -- that a point supreme court justices. i am sure it will come up. is a good lesson to all of us
president. gabrielle: we have the six candidates taking the stage. who really needs to do well tonight? chip: as the field gets smaller, the pressure gets higher. certainly rubio will be looked at to see if you can recover from his debate's performance. that by all accounts cost him the position in new hampshire. he will be looking for cruz andy trump to go after each other -- cruz and trump to go after each other loudly and proudly. rubio has something to prove. nobody needs to just have a solid night. they'll need to have a good night into next weekend. gabrielle: political analyst chip felkel. thanks so much for standing out in the cold with me. appreciate it. michael: patrick, the candidates were certainly busy today going into this debate. they were keeping the campaign
-- trail warm. patrick: they sure were. counted in new hampshire, the candidates immediately made their way down to yourself. less than 24 hours away from winning new hampshire, somehow numbers on his mind. mr. trump: we are through the roof. we are high. [applause] patrick: trump was in pembleton week. senator marco rubio was in spartanburg. at each event, non-supporters of rubio just of as robots, referring to back what they felt were programmed answers in the new hampshire debate. sen. rubio: when it donald trump has offended people, each time it happens, it has angered me. we are in a time of deep disaffection. patrick: former former governor jeb bush made a stop in the state. then carson first hit gaffney this week.in a q&a
nice. that does not mean he does not want to protect the american people. senator ted cruz wasn't raquel on wednesday for the presidential -- was in rock hill on a presidential forum at winthrop university. thursday, all in one day, senator rubio traveled from hickman had -- from hilton head to myrtle beach. governor kasich hit the middle it's on friday. he says his campaigns has scrambled to hit bigger venues in the palmetto straight. for a meet and greet. jeb: this state believes and a strong national defense. they want the commander-in-chief. patrick: bush, rubio, dr. carson and ted cruz altered part in the fate and family presidential forum at the bob jones university. afterward, we joined senator rubio on his bus for a chat at at the greenville downtown
sen. rubio: we are struggling with manufacturing, but south carolina is going. michelin, bmw, all these businesses are coming here and making things. patrick: as packed as that week was, get ready, because next week -- this is just debate tonight. all of these stops are for next saturday, february 20, the gop primary. patrick hussion, back to you guys. michael: it bears repeating, the first in the south primary is a week away. the gop primary next saturday, february 20. that's followed by the democratic primary on the 27th. in georgia, they will have both primaries on tuesday, march 1. both primaries in a north carolina march 15. carol: if you are heading to downtown greenville tonight, because of the gop debate the city has closed silver roads around the peace center.
the -- several roads around the peace center. main street from court to murphy street. south laurens street from broad to court street. michael: it is a busy night in downtown greenville. surrounding live pictures from sky 4. the gop candidates will take the stage tonight. ahead on news 4, how social media is playing a role in the debate, giving you a chance to ask questions. chris: a winter storm is on the way.the latest computer models are in. i expect snow to begin by 4:00 a.m. sunday night. that transition to ice
i will michael: we continue to follow breaking news out of texas. supreme court justice antonin
scalia was found dead today at a luxury resort. officials say his body was found in his room after he didn't appear for breakfast. carol: they say he hade been quail hunting the day before. officials say he died of apparent natural causes. scalia had served on the supreme court since he was appointed in administration. he was 79-years-old. michael: that is bound to come
a crowd is growing in front of the peace center. carol: crowds are going in support of their favorite candidate. cory davis spoke to many of them today. he is live in downtown greenville. corey: the voters out here are extremely enthusiastic about this debate. they told me they are looking forward to a number of issues, including domestic affairs, health care, climate change, foreign policy. i spoke with some marco rubio supporters. they feel he has the best plan for immigration. there were a lot of marco rubio supporters holding signs. even people dressed up as robots dancing to the music with the #robotrubio. many donald trump supporters walking around with stickers and assigns of their own. the greenville city fire department has a huge flag set up in front of the peace center.
a lot of the people here can't get into the debate because there are only 1900 seats available. those tickets went out to donors, elected officials and volunteers that have worked very hard for the applicant party. -- for the republican party. we will continue to talk to voters to see what they think about the debate. corey davis, wyff news 4 live in greenville. carol: social media is playing a usual in tonight's debate. michael: in fact there is an entire team from twitter in greenville. they are spreading the word on how voters can get involved. wyff news 4's gabrielle komorowski joins us live in downtown greenville to explain. gabby? gabrielle: michael, there is a huge at sign outside of the peace center. this is what it says. "gop debate." twitter is asking people to use
the hashtag #gop debate sign has been traveling to different site, showing people how to get involved. use the hashtag #gopdeabte. >> you can ask them a question directlym, which most of us will never have that opportunity. gabrielle: tonight, sean is measuring what people are saying about the debate. >> we are seeing a rambo in south carolina. -- a ramp up in south carolina. people are able to participate, whether at the rally were not. gabrielle: social media and twitter have broken down the and voters. tonight, some of the questions from you. live pictures from sky 4 over
that a giant hashtag, #gopdebate. use our livewire, receipt of tweets about the debate, including some from our reporters. you can find it on our mobile app. carol: before they hit the stage tonight, some of the gop candidates spent the day getting a message out to voters. jim bush had a meet and greet in a fountain inn -- jeb bush had a meeting greet and fountain inn. he talked about balancing the budget as governor of florida. he also criticized from runner donald trump. jeb bush: it's not strong to denigrate women. it's not strong to cast aside hispanics as though they are not worthy. is not strong to make fun of the disabled. really donald? that is a sign of strength? that is a sign of deep insecurity. carol: bush is also expected to have his brother, george w. bush, join him in north charleston after the weekend.
holding a meeting at -- he had a meet and greet at mutts barbecuein mauldin. sen. kasich: we were not worrying whether they were going to come to a town in vicksburg to fix us. we were going to build things up ourselves. carol: the ohio governor says he has momentum in south carolina. kasich says his campaign is headed to scramble to find bigger venues. michael: a fuel consolidation proposal in pickens county. dozens of parents held a protest in a liberty square in the courthouse. the court -- the school district has planned to close three under enrolled schools. the district says they will save almost $12 million over five years. parents don't think this is the best idea for their children.
each had 200-300 hundred people at the individual school they were trying to close. it was a resounding no. you have to realize the school district is owned by the people. you have to listen to what they have to say. michael: it is not a done deal yet. the proposal heads to the school board, scheduled to vote on the 22nd. chris: look for a frigid day tomorrow. to mergers in the upper 30's. a chance for snow in the mountains. highs only in
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even when it wasn't popular. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> now your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. chris: a cold night about to take shape. the view from spartanburg from our skycam network. 36 degrees. we are on the way down to a cold might with a northerly wind. live super doppler 4 hd is dry now, but it is time tomorrow we will see snow showers. the winter storm takes shape across the area. temperatures in the mountains bitterly cold. 25 in asheville. 17 in boone. 37 in greenville. expect a bitterly cold night. single digits in some of the valley. 18 in nashville. 24 in greenville. 23 in spartanburg. flurries possible on the tennessee border.
a high of 37 for greenville in spartanburg. snow begins to move in late in the mountains by the evening hours. high of 27 in nashville. 29 hendersonville. -- 27 in asheville. areas south of i-85 will see a low-impact. northbound, you will see a moderate impact. high impact along i-40 on the tennessee border. this is a very tricky forecast with a very fine line of it being a big storm or a moderate storm. here is the latest computer model. tomorrow evening snow develops by 4:00 a.m. monday morning. that will spill into the upstate. we get a quick half-inch to one inch. quickly changes to sleep and freezing rain. --that quickly changes to sleet and freezing rain. we will see the ice continuing, especially for the i-85. the freezing rain continues until lunchtime, until temperatures begin to warm
regular rain. the transition to rain is critical to our forecast. right now it is showing it changes to rain by 2:00 a.m. if this is later or never occurs, we could look at a major ice storm. this is what is critical to the forecast. i think it will change to rained bio-rad 2:00. -- to rain by around 2:00. conditions will begin to get better. but it could be slippery on the road for the first half of the day monday. by tuesday, sunshine and 50's. so it'll melt at least by tuesday afternoon. for :00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 4:00 -- 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., it transitions from ice to rain. if it happens later, we will begin to see more ice. as far as how much, a light glaze on the elevated services south of i-85. north of i-85, spots possible
north of i-40 in the mountains, higher snow and ice totals. chief meteorologist john cessarich and i will keep an eye on that's tomorrow. 30% chance of snow late tomorrow. 90% chance of a wintry mix, eventually changing terrain by monday. we climb out of our wintry hole. 5050y tuesday. 60 by this time next week. michael: that is great. after 11 degrees in the nonsense. chris: that will be very nice. it snowed this week. i was at a few schools while it snowed. they had a blast with it. this looks like berea elementary school. the second graders had a blast asking about the snow. then i visited christchurch a piscopo. the sixth-graders had a great time asking about questions. a few folks want to go to college for meteorology there. michael: they will all know when
>> now wyff news 4 sports. ricardo: south carolina vaulted to the top of the sec with wins over texas a&m and lsu in the past week. the gamecocks can now announce their arrival with a win over the blue bloods in the league. kentucky. a sellout crowd on hand in the cla and fireworks early on. less than 3 minutes in, john calipari receives two technicals and is ejected from the game. coach cal also thrown out of the game in a loss back in 2014. back to the game. michael carrera spots up from 3, team-high 25. gamecocks up 1. from there, tyler ulis took over, dished out 12 dimes, and dropped a career high 27 points. kentucky goes on to dominate south carolina today 89-62. the clemson tigers hosting georgia tech at the well this afternoon. second half, tigers with a one point lead. jordan roper in rhythm knocks down the 3. clemson goes up 46-42. roper finishing with 15 points. later, a 2-point tiger lead. avry holmes comes up with the
end. that pushes the lead to 4. holmes with 8 points in the contest. tigers defense coming up with another steal, sidy djitte the outlet to roper, he can't score, but donte grantham there for the tip in. clemson with a 6 point lead. jaron blossomgame leads the way with 17, and reaches 1,000 points in his clemson career. tigers get back in the win column with a 66-52 win. more action from saturday. a couple scores in the books. usc upstate knocks off stetson 85-83. from in leading mercer. wofford and pc connection. -- furman leading mercer. wofford and pc in action./ chris: we're going to change to rain, but slippery spots certainly possible monday north of i-85. michael: make sure to tune in to wyff news 4 live right after the debate at 11:00. we will get voters reactions and expert analysis. carol: don't forget as soon as the debate ends, be sure to switch to wyff news 4 11:00.
on this saturday night, breaking news. antonin scalia, the longest serving justice on the u.s. supreme court is dead. he was the court's most influential conservative. tonight, we look back at his life and his legacy. deadly weather. dozens of vehicles crash in a massive pileup in pennsylvania. a large part of the country endures treme life-threatening cold. the showdown. debate. a make or break moment for some of the six remaining candidates. will rub yoio rebound. the pop pushe pushing on the pressure to step up the fight against corruption and violence. gasoline delivered to your car on demand. night "nightly news" begins