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doubt that he was a giant on the supreme court, helped to shape the legal landscape. he was, by all accounts, a good deeply. so it's important before we rush into all the politics of this to take stock of somebody who made enormous contributions to the united states, and we are grateful not only for his service but for his family's service. the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now. when there is a vacancy on the supreme court, the president of the united states is to nominate someone. the senate is to consider that nomination nomination, and either they
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that nominee is elevated to the carol: president barack obama is speaking. this is a big deal, the first time the conference has been held on u.s. soil. 10 asian countries meeting to talk about issues in the part of the world. then he was asked about the supreme court. he says it is the president's duty to nominate someone to the supreme court, and it is the senate's duty to take up the nominee and decide yay ornate against them. justice scalia's death last saturday has created a firestorm within the establishment, for republicans and the presidency,
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the president says they are grateful for justice scalia's service and his family service, as well. carol: he made it clear, it is someone to the supreme court and it is the province of lawmakers to either accept or reject the nomination. nigel: the president says he will nominate someone. we will bring you the news when it happens. >> i've only been a politician since june 16. i'm almost embarrassed to say i'm a politician. i guess that's what i am. has the transformation taken place? it's a big transformation. that's a hard one to get used to. nigel: coming up, trump talks about the campaign so far south carolina, and his use of what some call "foul language" during some rallies. carol: on the bus with ben carson. wyff news 4 was the only station traveling with him in the upstate today. find out what kind of impact saturday's primary could have on the rest of his campaign. nigel: and while last night's messy weather has melted, last night's ice is still
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>> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 at 5:00 in high definition. nigel: commitment 2016 coverage now, and saturday, the republican candidates will face off in the south carolina primary. and donald trump says, he will be in the state all week. carol: wyff news 4's patrick hussion sat down with trump today, and he's here live, with that exclusive interview. patrick: nigel, carol, the current front-runner in the polls is here all week leading into saturday's primary. normally, after a rally like we saw last night in greenville, he would fly back to new york. but not this week. today, he dropped by, and i was able to sit with him and talk about the many issues facing south carolinians as they head to the polls this weekend. monday, he said governor nikki haley should be stronger on not allowing some prisoners from guantanomo bay to be relocated to this state if the prison were shut down. >> leave it open. and let these
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up with more, frankly. because we have terrorists all over the place, but i do hear it from the people of south carolina, they just don't want it here. look. we have to get rid of isis. i didn't want to go into the war. i should get points for vision. it's politics. i understand. and i've only been a politician since june 16. i'm almost embarrassed to say i'm a politician. i guess that's what i am. patrick: has the transformation taken place? >> it's a big transformation. that's a hard one to get used to. patrick: coming up this hour, i'll have more from that one-on-one, including why he's stopping the so-called "salty" language. and you might be surprised to hear his answer when asked how he'll look back on this part of his life as a presidential candidate. carol? carol: thanks, patrick. john kasich made a campaign stop in greenville today. he is speaking right now, so let's take a listen. >> people understand exactly why it's done, and it has been a positive.
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bob jones university on friday. [indiscernible] a piece of legislation they say would protect individuals and businesses from recriminations by the federal government. they said you were the only one who didn't -- >> i don't know what that means. i would have to see what the pledge is. if we say that if you own a doughnut shop, you should not sell a doughnut to someone who is divorced or something like that, i have a problem with that. but nobody should infringe on the rights of religious institutions to practice their faith inside of their operations. >> governor, you have a very, you have talked about practical approaches today. there has been a groundswell of support from candidates who are perhaps nontraditional candidates. the polls so far indicate that
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>> i finished second in new hampshire. 65% of the votes, or something like that, work -- were for a more reasonable approach. it is a long way to go to tipperary. a long campaign to go. i'm not overly concerned about it. i think people know that if you're going to fix problems, you had better get somebody who knows how to do it. >> governor, thank you very much. carol: john kasich talking to reporters in boiling springs. our tim waller is there, and he will bring us more in just a little while. there were 200 people for the rally this afternoon. nigel: in anderson county, ted cruz is set to be in anderson at the civic center at 7:30. we will have much more on his stop at 11:00. on the democratic side, former
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-- the clinton was -- bill clinton was in spartanburg county. first, he got a tour of spartanburg community college. he saw firsthand the work students are doing with robotics. then, he made his way to greenville, where he talked to a packed room at the west end community center. the former president talked about everything from health care, to immigration, to education and gun control. >> look, this is crazy. the greatest gift south carolina has given to this country was what those christians in that church did, and reverend pinckney did, in showing forgiveness to that disturbed young man who killed all those people. [applause] and it melted the hardest hearts in the legislature, and they took the confederate flag away. nigel: this reminder, the democratic primary is saturday february 27th. at 6:00, hear what voters at hillary's opponent, bernie sanders. carol: in asheville, crews are break near mcdowell street and choctaw street.
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the sewer line. crews say it might have been from the ground getting cold and thawing out, or from old pipes. they expect the issue to be fixed by late tonight. nigel: let's take a live look outside at what is happening right now at interstate 385 and haywood road. this is through our hilton greenville skycam. right now, looking better than yesterday. john cessarich is here with the latest. john: what a difference 24 hours makes. yesterday, we had all the ice and freezing rain. we ended up in greenville between a quarter of an inch or about a 10th of an inch of ice to a quarter of an inch of ice. through the foothills of north carolina from henderson county, rutherford county, the towel county, anywhere from a quarter to a half inch of ice. a nice storm in that area. -- an ice storm. rain moving into the western
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it is too warm for it to be snow, but it will mix with wet snow towards the tennessee line. we warmed up nicely. 60 in greenwood, 61 in abbeville. the rain will mix with and change to wet snow in the counties in north carolina that border tennessee. 1-3 plus inches of snow overnight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. the heaviest will be above 3500 feet close to the tennessee line. we warm up nicely. more about that later on. nigel: coming up, a busy day for drivers who may have found themselves sliding on slick roads. we will tell you what is happening the day after. >> leave it open and let these people stay there, and fill it up with more, frankly. because we have terrorists all over the place, but i do hear it from the people of south carolina, they just don't want it here. carol: donald trump answers the biggest questions south carolina voters have ahead of the upcoming primary. more on our one-on-one interview, coming up. now, the winning numbers in south carolina's education
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pick three, 0, 8, 2.
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1, 3. carol: icy roads in the upstate led to several fatal crashes last night. first, a deadly wreck involving
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the coroner says clayborn jester was standing near an earlier wreck, when another vehicle hit him. officials say he was standing on the side of the interstate, and was knocked over a retaining wall, and killed. three others were also sent to the hospital as a result of the crash. police say a greenville officer responding to the first crash was one of the people injured. nigel: also in greenville county, a teen from easley died, following a crash with a tow truck in greenville last night. the coroner says 17-year-old lauryn agnew died from blunt force trauma, at the hospital. agnew was a senior at southside high school. the crash happened just before 8:30 last night, on verdae boulevard. highway patrol says agnew was traveling west when she hit an icy patch. her car crashed into a tow truck in the eastbound lane. the truck driver was taken to the hospital with injuries. no word on their condition. carol: in oconee county, a 63-year-old woman died after crashing her car on an icy road near walhalla this morning. the coroner says judy tilson crashed just before 6:00 this morning, on north highway 11. tilson died from blunt force chest trauma, at the hospital. the coroner says tilson had been on her way to work.
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contributed to the crash. nigel: now to a taylors. a woman died after a crash yesterday. the coroner says a 60 or eight-year-old woman's suv hit another suv. highway patrol is investigating. more accidents early this morning before the sun rose in henderson in buncombe counties. carol: that is where aly myles was. she was there for the cleanup. aly: it was here, then it was gone. the sun came up, the temperatures rose. you can see, the ice turned into just a whole lot of water here in asheville. very wet roads, but for the most part, no more ice. but that wasn't the case around 6:00 a.m. icy bridges and slick sidewalks in hendersonville. just a few miles down the road, this. an early morning rollover, when the driver didn't see a patch of black ice. >> got pretty slick out there. had several accidents, but we've gotten by that, and today looks
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aly: drivers say their main complaint, other drivers going too fast. >> slow down a lot, and pay attention. if they'd just do that, it'd make it a whole lot safer, and easier for everybody. >> i definitely try to avoid the sides of the road, and just try not to, like, drive too fast, 'cause then, you can end up on the sides of the road, like the others. aly: buncombe county emergency services director says-the good news is, the majority of accidents had drivers and passengers walking away unscathed. >> we didn't have very many injuries, and nothing really serious. people were careful. we had a few. nothing, not as bad as it could have been. aly: and now, the other good news is, it should warm up, hopefully at least for the rest of the week. aly myles, wyff news 4, in asheville. nigel: icy conditions and traffic collisions kept emergency crews busy monday night. carol: a day later, the work to return to normal continues. wyff news 4's myra ruiz is live
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myra? myra: we're at the smith and chiles body shop on pete hollis boulevard. this place, like other auto body shops, expects to see more vehicles involved in accidents during last night's ice storm. >> and i literally, in slow motion, saw the car go this way and that, and it hit the curb, and it flipped. and i watched as everything came up and down and up and down, and i just thanked god through it all. myra: tanja cooper's nissan extera was one of three to overturn after hitting the same slick spot on highway 25. no one was hurt. >> i will tell everyone to make sure you have your seatbelt on. myra: and at one point monday night, the highway patrol was dealing with more than 200 accidents at the same time. yet, despite that high number, >> most of the weather events
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ice, it's almost just a normal claims day. i think a lot of times, that's just people running into the ditch, and maybe there's no real property damage, but they're just having it be towed out of the ditch, and then they go on their merry way home. myra: wrecker services, like rocky top auto sales & towing, have been seeing car owners stop by to retrieve belongings from their towed vehicles. walter sloan says it's always nice to know those in the car survived, >> i always ask them if everyone was okay. that's the first thing i ask them when they come up. i'm glad to see that they are. myra: and for car owners like tanja, it's now a matter of waiting to see what the insurance adjuster says. >> they're either going to say that it's fixable, or they're going to total it out. myra: and we spoke to several auto body shops, who say they'll get a better idea of how many -- how much damage was caused in the coming days because that's , usually how long it takes to
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coming up at six, more from the insurance adjuster. he will tell us why he doesn't think there are as many accidents as you would expect during ice storms like the one we saw. myra ruiz, wyff news 4, live in greenville. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: the ice storm, the most ice i could find happened in anderson county, flat rock. they got hit hard all the way through the foothills. this storm system, no ice, rain or snow. snow for the mountains, rain for the upstate. it is moving quickly in from the northwest. it will be gone probably after midnight tonight. it will probably be to the east. look at the rain moving through the northern greenville county, northern and central pickens county, reining in pickens all the way back to around salem, westminster, raining in
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rain mixed with wet snow in the north carolina mountains. the snow, 1-3 inches possible. the rain could change to snow in asheville, you may get a dusting to an inch before midnight. the only advisories, watches, or and warnings, a winter weather advisories above 3500 feet for the north carolina counties that border tennessee running overnight tonight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. the future plus shows the rain-snow mix set 7:00 this evening. you can see how fast it moves through the upstate this evening. rain and snow showers mixed in the mountains. tomorrow morning, everything looks good. cold, but at least most of the precipitation is gone. everything gets confined to the north carolina-tennessee line, where there will be snow showers. rain moving through asheville. cloudy skies with just rain. 44 degrees.
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greenville and anderson, 55 in toccoa. milder, in the 60's and the southern part of northeastern georgia. 60 in hartwell, 64 in bowman and elberton, 49 with raining dillard in raven county -- raybun county. a fast-moving system coming in from the northwest. it will be out to see this time tomorrow. 31 in minneapolis, 38 in cincinnati. cold air coming down behind the storm. patchy rain likely this evening, low 37. cloudy with rain and wet snow in the mountains, overnight low 32. tomorrow, sunny and cool in the upstate, high 56. breezy and chilly, partly sunny in the mountains. the four-day plus, a swear -- a small warming trend, in time for the weekend. umbrella winner tonight,
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carol: ben carson was in the upstate and we were the only station with a crew on board the bus. mike mccormack got to talk with carson one-on-one. >> here is an article. mike: dr. ben carson told us about an article that tried to make him look bad. and he found the positive side to it. >> if i was truly a non-factor that they didn't need to worry about, they wouldn't be doing that. mike: as we rode to gaffney with him, he told us he's staying in this race, no matter the outcome of saturday's primary. >> what determines what happens for me is the support that i have from we the people. we have extremely strong social media support across the country. we have strong fundraising across the country. as long as the people continue to want me to push forward, and continue to support my efforts, there's absolutely no reason for
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mike: the first stop on this trip, the cherokee county sheriff's office, and a meeting with law enforcement. >> i think government is good when it operates based on our constitution. mike: then it was off to daddy joe's, a restaurant in gaffney. >> i'm a huge advocate of dr. carson, and his plan that he has for america. mike: through luck, allison davidson and sam glover got to share a table with the candidate they support. >> he loves jesus. 100% the difference. mike: on the bus, carson told us he's concerned that many voters are distracted by the spectacle of the race, and aren't doing their homework on the candidates. carson told us, as president, he'd work on fixing the divisiveness in this country, fixing the fiscal irresponsibility, and taking leadership to the world stage. >> we have to deal with isis. mike: and he'd address problems with infrastructure, particularly protecting the electric grid. >> if we don't address these things, each one of them is
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know it. mike: tonight, dr. carson has 2 events in aiken. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, in gaffney. michael: that is a big clue about this story coming up at 6:00. an upstate middle school catches the attention of a candidates wife. >> i didn't know if it was real. it must be someone else. i was really happy. michael: candy carson ended up in pendleton today.
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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. carol: in news 4 your health, about one in 68 children in the u.s. are living with some form of autism. but researchers say there's not enough evidence to make screening recommendations for those at low risk for the condition. the u.s. preventive services task force looked at potential harms and benefits of screening children between 18 and 30 months old for autism. although the tests can detect autism in young children, there wasn't enough information to advise for or against screening
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more study, we're told, is needed. a new study reveals, the misuse of the adhd drug adderall is rising among young adults. researchers say the number of prescriptions for adderall did not change between 2006 and 2011, but the non-medical use of the stimulant rose 67%. er visits went up 156% during the same time period. a significant percentage of adderall misuse cases were among college students, who took it to help stay awake, and focus while studying. and most adderall abusers got it from family and friends. the majority of those abusing adderall got it from family and friends she spent a lifetime making a difference for people. winning healthcare for 8 million children. benefits for families of reservists and the national guard. standing strong around the world for human rights and women's rights. hillary clinton. she'll raise the minimum wage. take on the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs. and give everyone the opportunity to go to college
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00:06:05 "look it's politics, i understand. and i've only been a >> look, it's politics, i understand. and i've only been a politician since june 16. i'm almost embarrassed to say i'm a politician. i guess that's what i am. patrick: has the transformation taken place? >> it's a big transformation. that's a hard one to get used to. nigel: coming up, our one-on-one interview with gop presidential frontrunner donald trump. carol: a former nfl player returns to his alma mater in the upstate. the special way he honored his high school. nigel: and the daytona 500 is less than a week away. cool come out of the dozens of drivers, could walk away from this race a three time in a row champion? >> you are watching live, local, breaking news. with nigel robertson, gabrielle komorowski,


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