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39 currently in greenville. 37 in spartanburg. caesar's head 35. 40 degrees at fountain inne this morning. yesterday. it will be a little cooler today after that front came in last night. the mountains will reach into the mid 40's for the afternoon. but a gets better. as the week goes on, and we will show you that in our next report. myra: thank you. turning to commitment 2016 news now. happening today, one of cnn's presidential town halls will be happening right here in greenville. geoff: wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live from south main street in downtown greenville with more. good news for you. temperatures are a little bit warmer this morning. aly: they are so much warmer, you would think it is summertime. around 8:00 tonight, three of
warehouse. hopefully, it will be a little busier and a little warmer than it is right now. they will all be lobbying for your vote here tonight. cnn is hosting back-to-back republican town halls in this state this week. anderson cooper is set to tonight's event in greenville and marco rubio. cnn. it will also stream online. the candidates will have the chance to answer questions from palmetto state voters. at 8:00 tonight right here at the old cigar warehouse in downtown greenville. cnn will also host a town hall tomorrow night in columbia featuring jeb bush, john kasich, and donald trump. geoff: thank you, aly. also happening tonight, the faith and freedom coalition presidential forum happens today
spartanburg. ben carson, ted cruz are expected to take part in that. before the faith and freedom forum, senator ted cruz will be in seneca for a meet and greet. it's at the seneca family restaurant at noon. he will then go to spartanburg for a rally at 4:45 at oakbrook preparatory school. myra: senator cruz also spoke at the anderson civic center last night. the presidential hopeful laid out plans for his administration , including the type of judge he would nominate for the supreme court. >> i am the only person on that stage who has spent his entire adult life fighting to defend the constitution and the bill of rights. i give you my word, every justice i put on the court will be a principal constitutionalist who will defend our rights. myra: cruz plans on remaining here on election day, when the votes are counted. doctor ben carson will tour the greenwood genetics center this afternoon. greenwood genetics is a nonprofit that provides care for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects. the tour is expected to begin at
we traveled with ben carson on his bus yesterday. he made e mpaign stops in roebuck, gaffney, and the cherokee county sheriff's office. on his bus, ben carson told us he will stay in the race even if he doesn't do well in saturday's primary. >> all the pundits say, you should drop out, you should drop out. what difference does it make to them? unless they're concerned. maybe they don't want me to be around when people wake up. myra: carson told us that as president, he would fix divisiveness in the nation. today, donald trump is in the lower part of the state. yesterday he stopped by the wyff news 4 studios. he talked about how he'll look back on this part of his life as a candidate for president. drop: we have -- trump: we have to get rid of isis. i didn't want to get into war. i should get points for vision. i am almost embarrassed to say i am a politician, that i guess
it is a big transformation. that's a hard one to get used to. myra: trump's south carolina headquarters is in downtown greenville and his team says he will be in south carolina all week heading into saturday's primary. for a full list on where the candidates will be today, go to our wyff4 mobile app. geoff: governor nikki haley may not endorse anyone ahead of saturday's primary, but she made it clear who she is not endorsing. she did not name donald trump, but did take a veiled swipe at him. nikki haley: when you have candidates that go against governors, it is everything a governor doesn't want in a president. we don't want a president that is going to bash us and tell us what we are doing wrong. we want a president who is going to help us fight and help us win. we need a president who is going to help explain why we don't need syrian refugees, why guantanamo bay prisoners don't need to come to south carolina.
obama-like. geoff: ohio governor john kasich promises to rebuild the nation's economy if he's elected president. kasich spoke to a crowd of several hundred at the boiling springs fire district off pelham road. there he acknowledged the importance of protecting religious freedom in america. >> now this is a praying state, they telle. faith in god is a very important part of the foundation of south carolina. frankly, it's an important part of the foundation of america. it needs to be renewed. we don't have to apologize for believing that there is a creator who gave us life. geoff: kasich touted himself as the only candidate with the experience to get things done in washington. on the democratic side, former president bill clinton toured spartanburg community college. he saw first hand the work students are doing with robotics. then, he made his way to
packed room at the west end community center in support of his wife, hillary clinton. bill clinton: she never gives up and she won't give up on you. she knows, if we are going to go into the future together, we have to have equaled opportunity and -- equal opportunity and inclusive communities. if that is what you want, she is your candidate. geoff: your democratic primary is saturday, february 20. myra: erica gardner is throwing her support behind senator bernie sanders for president. she appeared with him yesterday, at the universititof south carolina. she explained why she is voting for bernie sanders. >> he stood for the people, even when it wasn't popular. i also have the honor of introducing this dedicated leader and public servant. please join me and welcome a
not afraid to stand against the establishment for the people, the next president of the united states, bernie sanders. [applause] geoff: the sanders campaign released an ad featuring erica garner last week. can make. dale: we got up to 60 degrees the mountains overnight. today will be slightly cooler, looks better. today it is 37 degrees this morning and spartanburg. we will see gradual clearing as the morning goes on. watch out for the foggy weather in the upstate. as we look at lili super doppler 4hd, we can see very light snow in northern haywood and western north carolina. most of the precipitation has moved on from that little event overnight. cool temperatures early will climb with the afternoon sunshine. the mountains will get into the
it is in the upper 30's and nashville now. we will see 44 for the higig upper 30's and the upstate will reach into the mid-50's for the afternoon. that breeze makes it feel like it is in the 20's and hendersonville and slightly cooler in the upstate. by the afternoon, we will see temperatures of 55 in the upstate and 44 in the mountains. tomorrow, the highest expected are right where they should be. we have above normal temperatures on friday, 55-58 for the highs. sunday will have mid 60's for the upstate and early 60's for the mountains. we have another chance for showers by the first of next week. geoff: the winner of a $1.58 billion powerball jackpot that many of us wish we would have won. geoff: the child will be the envy of the neighborhood.
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myra: at 5:12, the icy weather was to blame for more than wrecks across the upstate. 200 highway patrol says at least four of them were deadly. one crash happened on verdae boulevard in greenville just before 8:30 monday night. the coroner says 17-year-old lauryn agnew of easley died after a head-on collision.
icy patch crossed the center line and hit a tow truck. agnew was a senior at southside high school. geoff: also in greenville, two wrecks killed one person and sent three others to the hospital, including one officer. troopers say 28-year-old clayborn jester was standing at the site of a crash on i-385 when another vehicle hit him. troopers say it forced him over the retaining wall and down an embankment. police say a greenville officer responding to the first crash is one of the people who was injured. myra: a taylors woman has died from the injuries she suffered in a crash monday. the coroner identified the victim as 68-year-old dorethea drummond. it happened on state park road around 3:45 monday afternoon. the coroner says drummond's suv hit another suv head on. geoff: and in oconee county, a woman died after crashing on an icy road yesterday morning in walhalla. it happened just before 6:00 a.m. on highway 11. the coroner identified the
dale: iannouncer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: good morning, 5:17 is the time. this is our peace center skycam, looking back toward liberty bridge. it is foggy in spartanburg at 39 degrees. there will be some areas of patchy fog in the upstate this morning. the mountains for a little snow and rain overnight. there is just a flurry or two left in the tennessee and north carolina border area. most of the action now is pushing off to the east. you can see a little bit of the history of it as it works its way through the mountains and the upstate overnight. as far as precipitation is concerned, it looks like we will be in good shape for the next
in oconee county, it is 37. 37 in salem. by the end of the day, temperatures will be in the mid-50's for the upstate. the mountains will take a cooler, just reaching the mid 40's. yesterday it got up to 60 degrees in the upstate. it feels like it is in the 20's in hendersonville of the breeze blows this morning. -- in hendersonville, as the breeze blows this morning. the average at gsp is 57 and today, we will reach 55. the mountains will normally be 51 this time of the year. 44 is the projected -- 44 is the projected high for today. this warming trend will last through sunday, until another front comes through in brings us a chance to bring on
rain on monday. 66 at myrtle beach on saturday and 68 on sunday. for the upstate, our temperatures will be in the mid-60''s. 54-55 this afternoon. that will happen a little bit later. the mountains will reach 44 degrees by 2:00. then tomorrow, highs will be right where they should be for this time of the year, 50-56. we have upper 50's on friday. we have mid 60's on saturday and sunday. he mountains will be right around 60 degrees. on monday we have a 30%-40% chance of showers. we have another chance of rain on tuesday. myra: surveillance cameras in miramar, florida captured trees and debris flying everywhere in the midst of a possible tornado. fierce winds uprooted palm trees and debris yesterday throughout this neighborhood. check out how many limbs are lying on the pavement behind the security gate.
the winds were so strong the officials are investigating to see if a tornado touched down in the area. parts of miami-dade also suffered significant damage from the sweeping winds. geoff: more severe weather in north carolina. the national weather service confirmed that a tornado hit carteret county yesterday. the storm caused severe damage to several areas in the county. the national weather service says they estimate the tornado was only on the ground for about 30 seconds, but you can see the dadage it did during that little amount of time. power lines were ripped apart and a power pole was snapped in half by what was estimated to be winds of about 110 mph. beaufort also saw some minor damage to buildings and town officials say a boat did sink because of all of the wind and rain in the area. myra: justiti antonin scalia will be laid to rest this saturday. sources close to the family told cnn the funeral will be held at the basilica of the national shrine of immaculate conception
scalia died over the weekend at the age of 79. he will lie in repose at the supreme court on friday. yesterday, black drapes were placed on his supreme court chair and bench. geoff: in california, a judge ruled that apple must help the fbi break into the iphone once used by accused san bernardino shooting suspect syed farook. farook and his wife, tashfeen malik, died in a shootout with police after they reportedly shot and killed fourteen of farook's coworkers in san bernardino, california last december. since then, investigators have not been able to get past apple's securiri features and unlock farook's phone. a judge ruled tuesday that apple must help. myra: major developments today in america's new diplomatic relationship with cuba. yesterday, the u.s. and cuba signed an agreement to resume commercial air traffic that opens the door for u.s. airlines to start bidding on flight routes. the news came right on the heels of approval for the first u.s. factory in cuba in more than 50 years.
the green light to an alabama company that builds tractors. geoff: time now for our wyff news 4 timeline. on this date in 2002, the new transportation security administration took charge of civil aviation security myra: from the faa and the airlines, federal agents were hired and trained to inspect passengers and screen baggage at all 429 commercial airports. geoff: this is a look at our woodruff road skycam. you can see cars out on the road. dale has seen some fog in some parts of the area this morning. we have the weather, straight ahead. peter: good day to you. i'm peter alexander here in columbia, south carolina, outside the state house. coming up this morning, more on barack obama's comments wading into the furious fight among republicans to replace him in the white house. president obama dismissisi the party's front-runner donald trump, saying he's not going to be president, saying the job is hard. it's not promotion, it's not
he added. coming up this morning on the "today show" we will have more conversation with jeb bush. desperate for a comeback in a hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america
more breaki geoff: breaking news in anderson, a conveninice store clerk was shot in the chest during
a robbery after 2:00 p.m. at the hickory point bp on highway 187. myra: the clerk called 911 after the shooting and was taken to the hospital. deputies are looking for the shooter. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast.
two are for joining us. we have a little bit of cloud cover and fog. real fog in spartanburg as we look at our skycam. this morning, clouds, fog and by the afternoon, a sunny ride home. : the upstate. upper 30's reach mid 30's for the afternoon and flurries overnight in the mountains. 33 will climb to 44 for the ride home. a good day for jacket, and we will get warmer in the next couple of days. time for dale's school salute with duncan chapel elementary. students in this holidays fifth-grade class took a break to enjoy the snow last friday. nothing puts a smile on a child's face like playing in the snow. thank you for that great picture. we love to get pictures. whatever age. send us a picture and we will
myra: i like brain breaks. those are fun. geoff: especially in school. i was doing a cold enough for shooting and they totally loved it. that was a great break. dale: just stop trying to teach and send them out. geoff: when the lookououthat window, take them there. in this morning's bus, video of the georgia veterinarian is going viral because of how well he does his job. myra: he climbs inside the crate of a dog at the granite hills animal care in elberton, georgia hopes of comforting the animal. the dog was found abandoned on january 29. geoff: the person who found it did not know what to do comes they asked him for help. he has already made a lot of progress. myra: the video has already
he hop to socialize her and get her healthy enough to be adopted. geoff: great idea. i know this is -- we have this guinea pig, right? once again to guinea pig, just a couple of weeks, the guinea pig had to be socialized. so it is just in the crate. now we have three more guinea pigs, by the way. myra: how do you socialized the guinea pig? geoff: i learned a little. things you learn when you have children. myra: you serve it tea with miniature cups? geoff: exactly. we are going nowhere. our news continues right now. [captioning made possible by wyff-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
myra: costs of the explosion in anderson. turns out there was a fire at sunbelt rentals after 1:30 this morning. the scene is clear and the fire is out. investigators say there was no inside the building when it happened. geoff: also, a convenience store was shot in the chest in anderson just after 2:00 a.m. at the hickory point bp on highway 187. the clerk called 911 after the shooting and taken to the hospital. deputies are looking for the shooter. no update on the clerk's condition. happening tonight, cnn will host a republican town hall, getting republican candidates the chance to answer questions from south carolina voters.
dale: a fast-moving front came through last night, bringing rain for the upstate, snow and rain in the mountains and that is clearing out. one or two flurries looked along the tennessee-north carolina border for the next hour or so. clearing skies and temperatures might be a few degrees cooler than they were yesterday. high pressure starts to build in and we will see the gradual warming in the next couple of days. temperatures this morning: up for a jacket. 39 in greenville. by the end of the day, -- temperatures this morning are cool enough for a jacket. 39 in greenville. mid 50's for the afternoon. here is a quick look ahead, temperatures tomorrow, 50 to 56. upper 50's on friday and mid 60's saturday and sunday. we got a nice weekend shaping up. myra: thank you. covering our commitment 2016, the gop presidential candidates hope to use cnn town halls to lobby for your vote saturday. geoff: one of the two town halls is happening right here in greenville. wyff news 4's aly myles joins us