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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
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downtown greenville with more. aly: good morning. it's quiet here now. that will not be the case at 8:00 tonight. it will be much busier. the cigar w wehouse is right across from fluor field. cnn is hosting back-back republican town halls in the area tonight, and anderson cooper is set to moderate both events. tonight's event in greenville features ben carson, ted cruz and marco rubio. the town hall will air live on cnn. it will also stream online. the candidates will have the chance to answer questions from palmetto state voters. again it starts 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. aly myles wyff news 4. myra: thank you. also happening tonight, the
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presidential forum in spartanburg. it's at 6:00 p.m. at first baptist north spartanburg. ben carson and ted cruz are expected to take part in that forum. both also have big days on the trail today. 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. then he'll head to spartanburg for a rally at 4:45 at oakbrook preparatory school. senator ted cruz spoke at the anderson civic senator last -- center r st 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, and i give you my word every justice i put on the , supreme court will be a constitutionalist who will defend our rights. myra: cruz plans on remaining here on election day when the
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geoff: also today 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 2:45. we traveled with ben carson on his bus yesterday. he made campaign stops in roebuck, gaffney and the cherokee county sheriff's officece on his bus, carson told us he will stay in the race even if he doesn't do well in 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 me to drop out. geoff: carson told us as president, he would fix
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myra: today, donald trump is in the lower part of the state. but 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. honestly, it's been an amazing period of time, but if i didn't win and be able to affectuate these changes that are gonna make life better for people and lower the taxes for the middle income people who are getting killed and also for business which is leaving the country, we have the highest tax rate in the world and businesses are pfizer big companies are leaving the , country, then i would consider it pretty much a waste of time. 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. governor nikki haley may not endorse anyone ahead of
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endorsing. haley didn't name trump but did take a veiled swipe at him. >> i think it is unfortunate when a candidate comes in to sc -- south carolina and is not know south carolina's issues. all of you know exactly how hard we fought against syrian refugees, exactly how hard we fought against guantanamo bay, exactly how've done it directly with the president and the administration and try to tell them that we don't want these things. myra: hayley's comments come after trump said haley is not fighting the federal government hard enough on syrian refugees and guantanamo detainees. 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. kasich said as president, he will cut taxes, balance the budget and eliminate regulations that hurt small businesses. >> when government at all levels is not sensitive to the needs of small business, then we end up
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small business and their ability to create jobs, because while we think about the big people, we think about all the big companies, the bulk of the jobs get created by small business. geoff: kasich touted himself as the only candidate with the experience to get ththgs done in washington. myra: 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 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 in rev pinckney did in showing forgiveness to that disturbed young man who killed
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the hardest hearts in the legislature and they took the confederate flag away. myra: just a reminder, the democratic primary is saturday, february 27. geoff: it is held day, but terrific -- hump day, but terrific temperatures this weekend. dale: anytime the weather looks good, you can make plans. we have fog, chilly temperatures across the area. overnight, rain in the upstate, larry's, the rain mix in the mountains of north carolina. 36 this morning and spartanburg, fog, so give yourself extra time because visibility will be poor. we will see gradual clearing and a nice afternoon. a little cooler than yesterday. we got to 60 at gsp yesterday and today will be more like 55. one of two flurries still left if you're traveling to nashville
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it starts to clear and 30's in the mountains will climb into the 40's and upper 30's in the 40's in the upstate and piedmont will reach into the mid 50's for afternoon highs today. as you look ahead with the four day plus forecast, tomorrow, temperatures where they should be from 50 in the mountains, 56 in the upstate and about that on friday with upper 50's. how about 65 for saturday and sunday? partly cloudy, cool mornings in the mountains will reach 59 to 60. we have another chance of showers" temperatures by tuesday of next week. -- showers and cooler temperatures by tuesday of next week. >> the best in show dog will go to the doctor perfectly represents its breed. we'll tell you which dog put its
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brad: the gamecocks trying to do something they have never done before and that is go to missouri and win. they were not able to get that done. the missouri won game on saturday and the gamecocks reeling a bit after the blowout loss to kentucky over the weekend. duane notice gets the pass along the sideline and he knocks down
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missouri up by missouri's five. terrence phillips gets the rebound, lays it in and draws the foul. that made it an eight point missouri lead. missouri up six, south carolina's michael carrera gets three to draw the gamecocks to within three. missouri up one, off the miss, notice gets the offensive rebound and puts it back in. notice had 21 points on the night. that kid south carolina a one point lead. missouri down the stretch ryan , rosburg passes across the baseline to phillips for the layup and the foul. missouri knocks off the gamecocks 72 to 67, drop back to back games for first time. the clemson tigers are trying to play their way into the field of 68, with five games remaining in the regular season. the tigers need to win most if not all of them, beginning with boston college tonight. brad brownell says his guys know exactly what is at stake these last couple of weeks. >> there are a handful of teams
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and there are probably 50 of us in a situation where it is how we play in the last couple weeks of the season. you know, i hope our team just executes and plays well. brad: clemson hosts boston college tonight in downtown
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>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good morning. 5:47 as a look out from our woodruff road skycam. no fog on woodruff road, but a bit in the spartanburg area. give yourself a little extra time. it will be foggy in the piedmont an upstate. one or two flurries along northern haywood county from what happened overnight. there goes below that came through and broadus a little rain. after that, looks like we will stay dry. temperatures in 33 in franklin,
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ride that freezing for marshall to weaverville, brevard at 34, flat rock at 36. read 40's for the mountains today, so not quite as warm. the upstate got up to 60 yesterday and more like 55 today. the little breeze out of the northwest at seven to nine and 36 in the upstate. it drops the field a few degrees, so warm jacket is a good idea. what is normal this time of the year? 57 is the average high at gsp and we will reach 55. 1976. weekend. the mountains average 51 this time and today we get up to 44. yesterday was pretty much on the money and today will be slightly cooler. not a lot going on. the jet stream is dipping down to the south and high pressure will build into the region after
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night. the next couple of days look to be dry. 54 to 55 today by 2:00 this afternoon. asheville will see a l l of sunshine and 44 for high today. tomorrow, we start out cool and by the end of the day, temperatures back to normal, 50 to 56. cool nights and the 40 on saturday, but 59 to 60 in western north carolina, at 60's in the upstate. next chance for rain looks like monday. myra: thank you. south carolina lawmakers are considering bills that could increase the state's minimum wage. one bill would set the state's minimum wage at $10.10 an hour. right now, south carolina is among 21 states where employers can pay $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum. the other bill would repeal the
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geoff: a former nfl player who competed in the superbowl came back to visit his alma mater. shaun ellis used to play for the new york jets and the new england patriots. he was back at westside high in anderson yesterday as part of the super bowl 50 celebration. high schools across the country were given a golden football for every player or head coach who graduated from the school and was on an active super bowl roster. >> it means a lot to be able to come back to school and see all the faces that helped you get to where you are today. geoff: ellis's former principal and coach were there along with the school's current students faculty and staff. -- students, faculty and staff. the nfl started the super bowl high school honor roll program to acknowledge schools and communities that have directly influenced super bowl history and impacted the game for the better. myra: one of the upstate's biggest festivals will return to downtown greenville this spring. artisphere 2016 is scheduled for may 13 through 15. this year 135 artists will , display and sell their work along main street. they chose this group out of
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the artists represent 48 different states and one is even coming from portugal to take part. organizers say changes in the city have led to changes in the festival. >> there's a lot of construction going on in downtown greenville so we've had challenges with some of our programs, so some things will be moved around. not much, but you will see some new things. we're making announcements weekly about performing artists and other programs. myra: kerry murphy, the executive director says one new , part of the festival she's looking forward to is a chance for folks to get involved in making a community sculpture. geoff: happening today, the state of florida will hold a press conference to announce one of the winners of the january 13 powerball jackpot drawing. the florida lottery will be awarding the winners with their share of the $1.5 billion dollar powerball jackpot. the press conference will be broadcast live and details regarding the winners will be
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myra: a survey to find america's favorite fashion retailers has rerealed some major department stores, like dillard's and j.c. penney, have fallen out of the top five. market force surveyed more than 5700 consumers for its annual satisfaction report. coming out on top was nordstrom as america's favorite fashion retailer. marshals came in at number two. h&m, another newcomer to the top five, tied for the number three spot with ross dress for less. and rounding out the top five were kohl's and macy's. geoff: it has become a symbol of vancouver's out-of-reach real estate market. this tiny, run down home in a popular area of the city has sold for almost that was $80,000 $2.5 million, more than the asking price. the 3-bedroom, two-bathroom home was put on the market two weeks ago. it's missing a few shingles,
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and it needs a paint job. you feel good about your house now, don't you? none of that really matters since it will likely be torn down, and a new home built in its place. myra: don't count the iphone out just yet. in january, sales were just about even with december's sales. in fact, last month was the best january for the iphone since 2008. that's all the way back to the original iphone. january iphone sales have fallen by an average of 11% month-month over the past nine years. radio flyer is famous for their little red wagons, but they will soon begin shipping kid-friendly tesla's. the mini tesla model-s cars for kids will sell for $500 each. this is a one seed there and it was created for kids between the ages of three to eight. they include working headlights, a spacious interior and a trunk in the front of the car. it can also reach a top speed of
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the pope was shaking hands with well-wishers at a stadium in morelia, when it appears someone pulled on his garment and knocked him over onto a child in a wheelchair. rare moment of angng. don't be selfish. , a public address announcer then starts urging the crowd to stay calm. pope francis wraps up his visit to mexico today, when he'll travel to the border town of juarez. myra: 139th westminster dog show has wrapped up and the favorite did not come out the winner. that is next. geoff: also coming up at 6:00, we are four days away from the biggest race in nascar the daytona 500. we hear from dale earnhardt junior, who's the favorite, as well as the pote winner chase
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dale: coming up on 5:58. fog in spartanburg, 36 degrees and area of patchy fog across the region. watch out for school bus stops. sunshine for the afternoon. 55 for the ride home, so dress and layers. yesterday, he got up to 60. the mountains will be a little cooler. mid 40's for the ride home. the flurries overnight should be coming to an end. looks like that will be it for the rest of the week as far as precipitation. we will have dry and cool mornings with warmer temperatures coming. geoff: thank you. in this morning's buzz, the second oldest sport event in the u.s., after the kentucky derby, the annual dog show. myra: the very first one happened in 1877. this year, it started with more than 3000 dogs and it came to a
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while many thought of four-year-old german shepherd named rumor had a good chance, the judges said three-year-old bj, a german pointer from california, won best in show. geoff: a good-looking dog. myra: i am not used to seeing them with the long tail. geoff: i can't imagine how many hours they put into working with the dogs. myra: to notice how to put the traits in their mouth when they do the running around the track bank and they take it out? geoff: i haven't. myra: it is fascinating. geoff: you have been watching this closely. keeping them well fed. let's get to the morning headlines. myra: breaking news out of anderson county. deputies are searching for a shooter after convenience store clerk was shot in the chest during a robbery in anderson. it happened after 2:00 at the
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the clerk called 911 after the shooting and was taken to the hospital for surgery. geoff: breaking overnight, firefighters responding to calls of explosions in anderson at sunbelt rentals after 1:30. investigators believe it may have been equipment behind the building that caught fire. myra: a live look in our anderson skycam on clemson boulevard as we turn to weather. a sunny day today? dale: we really are. areas of clouds, a sprinkler two left in the mountains with a flurry or two along the canadian border. a little rain overnight, so you might see wet spots as you head off to work and school, but dry weather will be destroyed for today and temperatures will climb to the mid-50's for the afternoon in the mountains will reach to the mid 40's. that will be the last little precipitation event of the week.
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the weekend and it gets better with warmer temperatures coming. myra: thank you. happening today in commitment 2016 one of c.n.n.'s , presidential town halls will be happening right here in greenville. geoff: just three days away and wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live from south main street in downtown greenville with more. aly: three days away and three of the candidates at the old cigar warehouse tonight. it's quiet here now. you can see security checking the place out and making sure it is ready to go at 8:00 tonight. cnn is hosting back-back republican town halls in the state this week. anderson cooper is set to moderate both events. tonight's event in greenville features ben carson, ted cruz and marco rubio. the town hall will air live on cnn. it will also stream online. the candidates will have the chance to answer questions from palmetto state voters. again, it starts at 8:00


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