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>> every day is a great day in south carolina. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. geoff: governor nikki haley is throwing her support behind marco rubio for president. the influential endorsement comes just days before the south carolina primary and it was just hours before last night's cnn republican town hall. senator marco rubio, senator ted cruz, and dr. ben carson all participated in the cnn town town hall. allyson: the three republican presidential candidates discussed topics on the minds of voters. the town hall was held in the old cigar warehouse in the west end of greenville. national security, foreign policy, and readiness to be commander in chief all became questions for both carson and rubio. >> i can guarantee you that i have had more to :00 a.m. phone
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had to make life and death decisions. >> i have proven time and time and again that i have both the judgment and the experience to make the right decisions and the right call on these issues. allyson: senator ted cruz was the last candidate to take the stage. he has been engaged in a political battle with donald trump. but he said it's less about trump's personality, than his policies. >> to see on a republican presidential stage a candidate suggesting that we should have impeached george w. bush, i think that draws into question the judgment of that candidate to be commander-in-chief. allyson: trump will be among the republican candidates who take their turn thursday night in columbia, along with jeb bush and john kasich. geoff: the gop candidates will continue t tcampaign throughout the state. senator marco rubio will be in greenville. he'll hold a rally at swamp rabbit crossfit at 9:00 this morning. rubio will then head to anderson for a meet and greet at the hilton garden inn on destination
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allyson: ted cruz is in the upstate today as well. with the greenville county republican women's club. on east washington street. cruz will then head to a meet and greet in easley. that will be at mutt's barbeque on powdersville road at 2:15. governor john kasich is also in the upstate today. he'll be in clemson at 2:15 for a town hall at the strom thurmond institute on kappa street. geoff: donald trump has a townhall today at the broad river electric cooperative in gaffney. that's scheduled to be 5:30 this evening. happening tonight, the conservavave review will host it's first ever conservative convention. it begins at 7:00 at the bon secours wellness arena. all six of the republican presidential candidates have been invited. the convention has said that ben carson, ted cruz, and marco rubio confirmed they will attend a. general admission tickets are $14. allyson: the latest numbers now in a national poll where donald trump has fallen behind ted cruz. geoff: that is according to the latest nbc news-wall street
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cruz with 28% of voters. trump is behind with 26%. they're followed by marco rubio at 17%, john kasich at 11%, ben carson at 10%, and jeb bush at 4%. just last month, trump held a 13 point lead over cruz, 33% to 20%. and looking at the democratic side. a new poll out shows nevada will also be a tough battleground for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. a new cnn and orc poll has democratic caucus goers split almost evenly between the two presidential candidates. 48% say they support clinton and 47% say sanders. the democratic caucus is saturday. allyson: on saturday night as soon as the primary polls close at 7:00, we will have full coverage of the election results all the way through news 4 at 11:00. all you need to know about the south carolina gop primary will be right here on wyff 4 and on our mobile app. geoff: in pickens county now,
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others are hurt after a crash near easley. highway patrol says a car and a pickup truck hit head on. it happened yesterday afternoon on latham road. the coroner says the woman in the car, tiffany lovell, died in the crash. the driver and two passengers of the truck, including an eight-year-old boy, were taken to the hospital. allyson: two south carolina officers from the cayce police department were attempting to arrest the suspect back in november. dash cam video shows the man resisting arrest. he eventually pulls out a handgun and shoots one of the officers. both officers then returned fire, killing the suspect. an internal investigation has cleared both of the officers of any wrongdoing. following our breaking news from yesterday morning, authorities have released surveillance video from the convenience store where a clerk was shot. this is inside the 7-eleven on highway 187. deputies say the clerk called 911, saying he had been shot in
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they tell us the man in the black jacket shot the clerk after the other man took money from the register. if you know anything about this, call crime stoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. geoff: great to have you with us this thursday morning. what kind of temperatures will we see? dale: we couldn't ask for better temperatures. when you think about this time of the year, you always wonder if it will be one of those wintry days. we will have a springlike conditions this weekend. 35 degrees in greenville. we're looking from our peace center skycam. good for the first few hours of the day. by the afternoon, temperatures are in the mid-50's in the mountains. it is not as breezy today as it was at times yesterday. the coldest area is always western north carolina. we have low 20's in western
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robbinsville, 25 degrees. bryson city, 22 degrees. hayes bill, 26 degrees. a cool morning. the upstate is anywhere in the low to mid 30's. by the afternoon, those temperatures will climb into the mid 50's. some places will see upper 50's. the breezy is is boone with -- the windiest is boone, with 14 mile-per-hour winds. tomorrow will be a degree or two warmer than today. over the weekend we have warmer temperatures coming in. we will see temperatures around 60 degrees in the mountains and temperatures in the mid-60's in the upstate both days. around 4:00 on sunday afternoon he mountains good start to see a few showers. more showers are likely monday through wednesday. allyson: hershey's is coming out
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allyson: happening today, if you have been meeting to go to the doctor to get your heart health checked out, now is your chance to do it for free.
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aly: good morning, guys. the free screenings are here at the bon secours thomas arena from 7:00 to 9:00 this morning. the doctors asked that if you are going to come here, don't eat or drink anything after midnight. there is no appointment necessary. this has taken a lot of groups to put on. bon secours st francis and upstate cardiology teamed up with the heart to heart foundation and south carolina's department of health, and governor haley's office. it's all part of the statewide screening day. theyre offering free heart health evaluations and risk assessments to anyone 18 and older. one of the techinicians for st francis suffered a heart attack years ago and he told us he did not have any just forearm pains. he told us about how these pre-screenings can save your life. >> these are called a silent killers because there are not
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you to understand things yourself. that is why these things are so important. that is why regular health care is so important. people catch things all the time on their physicals that they had no clue were going on. aly: if you are curious about what they will be testing for today, it is things like blood glucose, blood pressure and bmi. they'll also do risk assessment for cholesterol, blood pressure, height, weight, race, and sex. allyson: a former treasury secretary says it is time to
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announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: 5:16 is the time as the lookout from our spartanburg
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it is 32 degrees as we look at gibbs field at wofford. it was really foggy yesterday morning. we don't have the fog, but we have clear and cold conditions. these are very typical temperatures for this time of the year. by the afternoon, we will reach the mid-50's, but it won't be as windy as yesterday. boone is 29 degrees, as is rutherfordton. anderson is currently 32 degrees. let's check on pickens. it is currently 25 in pickens. it is always a little bit colder in pickens county. by the end of the day, we will see temperatures in the mid 50's for the upstate and the low 50's for the mountains. that is what we normally see for this time of the year. it can fluctuate, but today will be a typical day. that jet stream has been channeling the cold air down south. the good news is it will
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we will see temperatures in the 60's on saturday and sunday. still, it is pretty chilly up and down the eastern seaboard today. tomorrow and this weekend look good, however. if you are going to the mountains or the beach, it is a good weekend to be outdoors. on saturday, it will be 66 degrees at myrtle beach and 68 degrees sunday. we could see rain as early as 4:00 sunday afternoon in western north carolina. today, mid-20's will climb to the mid-50's for the afternoon. look at this saturday and sunday forecast. tomorrow will be a couple degrees above today. saturday and sunday will be a nice bump up to 60 degrees in the mountains and 60-66 in the upstate. late tuesday night into early
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there could be a little snow mixed in with that rain. allyson: thank you, dale. apple ceo tim cook challenges a judge's order that the company assist the fbi with unlocking an iphone used by accused terrorist syed farook. the federal government says it needs to have access to any records in farook's phone in order to track leads to isis. apple says the order could endanger phone privacy for hundreds of millions of law-abiding citizens around the world. cook published an open letter, pledging to fight the ruling that it should give fbi investigators access to data on the device. geoff: a florida couple has claimed their share of last month's record setting powerball jackpot that topped $1 billion. david and maureen kaltschmidt hit it big. and managed to keep their winning ticket a secret for several weeks. some close family members didn't even find out the couple had won until just last week. the kaltschmidst's chose to take the lump sum option and collected nearly $328 million after taxes. what do you do with all of that money? allyson: i can think of a few
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secretary sylvia burwell will visit flint, michigan to get a firsthand look at the federal response to the city's water crisis. secretary burwell will talk with community members about the next steps to address the city's health challenges. she'll also visit a flint health center that is providing lead testing and health care services to families and children who have been affected by lead-contaminated water. flint's mayor has recently called for quick action in flint to remove and replace old pipes in the city. geoff: after a weather delay, demolition work on the boone bridge in chesterfield, missouri is scheduled for this morning. demolition is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on the oldest span of the bridge. both directions of boone's crossing will remain closed for about an hour. the bridge became obsolete last june when a new eastbound bridge opened. this will be the first of two blasts to demolish the old bridge. a second explosion will take place at a later date that has t to be determined. if you have been using your favorite, go to credit card for years and years, you may be
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you said this was you. a new study released by credit card holders haven't changed their go-to credit card in at least $10 years. another 20 million have never changed it. as card issuerercontinue to compete for new customers, staying loyal to your favorite card could have you missing out on possible rewards, as well as sign-up bonuses. allyson: a former treasury secretary says there shouldn't be a $100 bill. larry summers says the $100 bill should be scrapped to make life more difficult for criminals. he cites a newly-published study from the harvard business school. the study argues that eliminating larger denomination bills would have little downside for regular business. but it says it would make life far more difficult for people who are breaking the law. geoff: for the second time in weeks, major airlines have hiked airfares. it started last week when jetblue raised prices by $6 per round trip. this week delta, united and american airlines followed suit.
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year. the first happened january 4. last year, u.s. airlines raised prices two times for a total increase of $14. allyson: comcast has offered an apology, along with a credit to customers impacted by the service outage monday. the issues began at 10:00 a.m. on monday with on-demand video, broadcast, local, and cable tv shows. they were an accessible for about 90 minutes. a spokesperson told cnn that customers will receive a credit for a day's worth of service. geoff: in news we are help of this morning, if you think you are being healthier by skipping the soda machine and going to starbucks, you may want to think again. a new study found that some flavored coffee drinks can contain more sugar than soda. the group analyzed 131 hot drinks from coffee shops in the u.k., including starbucks. they found some of the drinks can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar.
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than in one can of soda and more than three times the maximum daily intake recommended by the american heart association. allyson: a new study reveals a link between pollution and an increased risk of stroke. researchers analyzed data from the u.s. and china, which emit the largest amounts of greenhouse gases in the world. they found that areas with more dust, dirt and smoke pollution had more stroke cases than less polluted regions. temperature also had an impact on air quality and stroke risk. the southern u.s., which has the most pollution, also had the highest prevalance of stroke. the west had the lowest pollution and utroke rates. geoff: 5:22 now as we take a look at your wyff news 4 timeline on this february 18. on this date in 1930, astronomers discovered pluto. allyson: pluto is thought to be more than 3.6 billion miles from the sun. astronomer percival lowell
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here is a look outside at our woodruff road skycam. you can see construction there on woodruff road this morning. that should clear up by 6:00. we will keep you updated. reporter: two months after the terror attack in san bernardino, the fbi says it needs apple's help to get past that four digit iphones. but, the tech giant says if it privacy concerns for everyone who owns a device like this one.
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fbi. there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child
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where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask for your vote. today's school salute goes to >> now, your live super doppler
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dale: you can see the liberty bridge. a little breeze out of the north, northeast. cool enough for jacket to feel good at the bus stop with low 30's widespread in the upstate. for the ride home this afternoon, it will get up to 56. typical for this time of the year. chilly early, upper 30's, low 20's and by the afternoon, low 50's for the mountains. lots of sunshine today, and tomorrow a couple degrees better and warmer on saturday and sunday. nice weather. you don't have to worry about any closings or delays this weekend. we have a school salute. remember the snow we had on friday? well, ms. baldwin's class had an impromptu recess in the snow and they got out to enjoy the flakes coming down. great smiles on their faces. east north street academy, we salute you.
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picture from your school, kindergarten to college, just take a nice digital photo and we will put it on in the future. geoff: i'm assuming a lot of teachers took advantage. allyson: i thought that was the best thing that they let them go out to play. geoff: get the wiggles out. dale: doesn't matter what age. when you see the flakes, you want to get out there. geoff: it is magic. in this morning's buzz, launching in time for spring, her she has a new treat. allyson: the unveiled a new kiss. they are about to rollout carrot cake flavored kisses. they will be sold exclusively at walmart and a nine ounce bag will cost a little over three dollars. i feel like they had these last year. i tried something carrot cake. i had to try it because that is my husband's favorite. geoff: that is your job. i have not had any. allyson: i feel like they had it last year. it was pretty good.
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we should not do stores unless there is a bull on the desk. geoff: producers, are you listening? allyson: or hershey's, are you listening? [laughter] geoff: i news continues right now. [captioning made possible by wyff-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] geoff: breaking overnight, four people facing murder charges after a deadly shooting of a teen at a bowling in easley. the police chief says 17-year-old kejuan brown was shot and killed at tri-city lanes around nine last night. it happened in the parking lot. he was shot in the chest. authorities say they found the suspects at a spinx store on 183. they arrested jamari fair, dennis gibb, albert taylor and a 15-year-old. allyson: also, the presidential
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from governor nikki haley is before the primary. geoff: candidates going head-to-head. they fight for those just ahead of saturday's primary. we are already looking ahead to saturday with a lot of people be not voting and you say it will be as good as it gets. dale: beautiful weather today through sunday for the upstate. great weather to look forward to. high pressure has settled in, dry days, chilly nights and today, like yesterday, mid-to-upper 50 range. the mountains will hit 50 or better. cold temperatures now, so a jacket or sweater needed. boone's breezy at 13, but most everybody else's less than 10 miles an hour. high pressure will keep us drive for today, tomorrow, saturday and sunday. sunday afternoon, the mountains make it a shower with the next
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wish i could say spring is here, but not quite yet. this weekend on saturday and sunday, looking good at the beach with 66 to 68. we will talk more about what this weekend will be like in the upstate in a few minutes. >> every day is a great day in south carolina. ladies and gentlemen if we elect , marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. allyson: governor nikki haley throwing her support behind marco rubio for president. the influential endorsement comes just days before the south carolina primary, and it was just hours before last night's cnn republican town hall. geoff: senator marco rubio, ted cruz and dr. ben carson -- been -- dr. ben carson altered place in the cnn town hall.


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