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myra: it is election day in south carolina. after two weeks of campaigning by the republican candidates. voters will go to the polls today for who should be the republican nomination. i am myra ruiz. gabrielle: i am gabrielle komorowski. it is great to be here. pamela: more girl power this morning. it is mild this morning. let's take a look. temperatures in the 40's across the area from elberton to greenwood. 45, laurens. 47, hendersonville. very mild. noticeably warmer than yesterday. a good 10-degrees to 15-degrees warmer.
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15-degrees warmer, but still mild. no fog this morning, but clouds on the increase. our temperatures will be above average. starting out by 6:00 in the upper 40's. 10:00 greenville will be in the lower 50's. the wind will shift out of the south and west. that will be for all of us. temperatures are average despite the increasing clouds. the chance of rain is slim and mainly confined to the mountains. if you're lucky enough to get out on the water, temperatures in the lower 60's. greenville from the middle 40's into the lower 60's by later in the afternoon. even warmer for sunday. mostly dry in asheville, topping out in the upper 50's. cold and wet for the upcoming
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myra: today is the republican primary in south carolina. it is the first primary election in the southeast. this will be the third time of voters will go out for the presidential primary. polls open at 7:00. aly myles is live in greenville at one of the polling places. aly: good morning. we are outside of the eastland baptist church across from the greenville tech. you can see it is quiet now. we are not expecting that to be the case around 7:00 a.m. jeb bush's campaign says he will be here at 7:00 a.m. greeting voters. hundreds have already cast their absentee ballots. the greenville county elections director tells us 5000 absentee ballots were turned in and in greenville county alone, a good
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we talked to people casting ballots. >> it was very nice today. i was in line for five minutes. i've loaded. -- i voted. >> i voted for marco rubio. we are getting the list down to where you can learn about the candidates. >> i voted for ted cruz. i like what he stands for. everything he says i agree with. aly: voters told us there is a sense of relief now that the over. aly myles. myra: we have a few reminders. to vote, if your voter registration card doesn't have a photo you will need a state issued id or a military i-80. if you have not registered to vote you cannot cast a ballot. in south carolina you are only
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republican or democratic primary, not both. we have a sample of the gop ballot and next week's democratic ballot on our website and mobile app. according to the last poll released, the question is who will be in second place. there is a big swath of undecideds. the latest palmetto poll was released yesterday. a survey of those who have voted in the last two primaries. donald trump lead to 28%. ted cruz, 19%. marco rubio, 15%. 13% were undecided. last fall, the palmetto poll showed donald trump as the leader with carson as a strong second. gabrielle: several republican candidate spent time in the upstate. marco rubio was joined by
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in clinton. rubio joked with the crowd of 300 saying they should both for him because he was the only candidate not pulling for alabama in the college football title game. he also told the audience he will revive the economy. myra: jeb bush and barbara bush held rallies yesterday in spartanburg, greenville, and central. he told us yesterday he was disappointed when governor haley endorsed marco rubio instead of him. there was star power in greenville for senator ted cruz. he was joined by "duck dynasty" star phil robertson. in a video that showed them duckhunting he said he believes that ted cruz was the best candidate for restoring the country to its christian roots. ted cruz joked about making love returned the ambassador for the
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myra: donald trump will be -- jeb bush will be at the hilton columbia center in columbia. then carson will be at the embassy suites in greenville. john kasich will be in massachusetts. wyff news 4 is your place for political coverage. we will bring you the election results on wyff 4 news. we will have live coverage from across south carolina all night. before heading to south carolina, the democrats hold their primary in nevada. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face-off. the latest cnn/orc poll shows
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what he 7% to 48% -- 47% to 48%. both are trying to appeal to latino voters. >> my immigration policy is to unite families. >> i was the first candidate to call out donald trump. gabrielle: polls in south carolina give clinton a double digit lead. the democratic primary is next saturday. clinton has picked up an endorsement from congressman jim clyburn. jim clyburn says clinton is a fighter and has solid plans to handle important issues. >> hillary has devoted her life to early childhood education and affordable health care for all. hillary clinton's proposals for a sensible and affordable higher education will really of the crushing debt of college loans,
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viability of historically black colleges and universities. gabrielle: clyburn said he has had the opportunity to work with clinton and bernie sanders in congress, and has enjoyed experiences with both. myra: after being blamed for several fires, the federal government is commenting on hoverboards. gabrielle: remembering the life and work of author harper lee. pamela: temperatures are pretty mild.
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for highway 290 and highway 129. the work will continue through sunday afternoon. drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to take another route. a man who was killed in a -- the fiancee of a man who was killed in a crash is speaking out. stephen burnett was on his way to work when deputies were chasing another car that crashed into the victim. the victim was a truck driver. that is where he met his fiancee. >> i thought he was being nice. i didn't know he was interested in me. myra: he was on his way home from penske on whitehorse road when he was it by the car near highway 153 and highway 81. he will be laid to rest on sunday.
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gabrielle: deputies are searching for a man who got away in handcuffs. 23-year-old zachary brady escaped in handcuffs from the sc probation and parole office at 10:00. he was on probation for domestic violence. he left in a silver toyota camry with carolina plates. if you see him or know where he is, call 911. the literary world continues to mourn a passive loss. harper lee died yesterday. she wrote "to kill a mockingbird." she was 89 years old. she originally submitted her manuscript in 1957 and was asked to rewrite it. the novel which to find the racial troubles of the deep south was published three years later and became a reading
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"go set a watchman" was published last year as a sequel to "go tell a mockingbird." we have a reminder for you. the polls in south carolina will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. pamela: good saturday morning to you. it feels pretty good this morning. clouds are increasing, but overall, a very nice day. 45 is laurens. the spartanburg, partly cloudy and 46 with a south-southwesterly breeze. that wind will help keep things mild for the next couple of days. here is our view this morning in greenville with 48-degrees. dew point temperatures in the 30's with a light
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the wind will shift out of the south and west to warm us up. temperatures throughout the carolinas and georgia are warm. 51 in atlanta. 45 in augusta. 44, charleston. 43 in myrtle beach. 45 in greensboro and charlotte at 48. we do have lots of high clouds streaming in our direction that will get thicker as the day goes on. limited sunshine, but mild temperatures. that is the story for the weekend. not just here -- very warm air in the southeast and moving into the central plains. highs in the 60's and 70's for the next few days. 50's and 60's at the east coast. any precipitation, and there will not be a lot, will be rain
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we are talking about a slight chance for showers across the mountains. not a big deal. 66 degrees early on a february morning. 63, memphis. oklahoma city as well. for us, mild temperatures coming in with spotty showers as moisture increases. 5:00 tonight, you will have 2 more hours to get to the polls, it should be mainly dry. sunday morning, plenty of clouds of clouds but not a rainy start. as the afternoon goes on the rain chances pickup, especially across the mountains. the front will hang out and we will become increasingly rainy and cool down. today, 61 in the upstate. upper 50's in asheville and hendersonville. above average. tonight, mild with temperatures
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average. fog forming late in the mountains where there is more moisture, but otherwise, no big problems. on sunday, 67 across greenville, spartanburg, and anderson. 62 in the mountains. we knock off 10-degrees on monday, another 10-degrees on tuesday. cold and rainy with may be snow on wednesday. mainly a cold rain for the first part of the week. we don't like that. myra: we will be sure to enjoy the mild temperatures this weekend. gabrielle: police want to know who opened fire inside of an alabama mall. 2 people were shot and are expected to survive. the shooting happened in fairfield, alabama in the
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they believe one victim was targeted, the other was an innocent bystander. three people were injured but not shot. the five people that were hurt range in age from teenagers to their early 20's. a15-year-old boy and others were injured when a helicopter crashed in pearl harbor, hawaii. it took one hour to float the helicopter using inflatable bags. the ntsb will inspect the helicopter. the investigation will take months. in florida, one person is recovering after this boat caught on fire in largo near tampa bay. the people on the boat were able to escape. no word on what started the fire. a somber day on capitol hill saying goodbye to antonin scalia . president obama and the first
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yesterday at the high court. justice scalia passed away last week at the age of 79. his body was in repose yesterday at the supreme court building. ted cruz plans to attend the funeral. authorities in oklahoma city a car chase came to a fiery end. the marlowe police department tried to stop a 17-year-old for cracked windshield. the teenager refused to stop and the chase ended with the suspect 's car and the police car burning in a field. they believe the teenager led the police on a chase because he didn't have a drivers license. in chicago, the wind left some searching for cover. chicago residents know how to make the best of any weather condition, but on days like this
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struggle. several downtown buildings were evacuated when debris was tossed around. power lines were down leaving 100,000 people without electricity. gabrielle: hoverboards were a popular gift, but some started reporting that the hoverboards were bursting into flames. the federal government says that all hoverboards are unsafe. erika edwards has the story. erika: fire destroyed a national home in january. 2 teenagers barely escaped. the cause was the hoverboard. >> the fact that a toy caused this kind of destruction to our lives is strong. erika: hoverboards have been implicated in 50 other fires. the consumer product safety commission thinks the problem is how the lithium-ion battery packs interact with circuit
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a letter has been sent to companies that make the toys saying that any hoverboards that do not meet safety standards will face recalls or be seized. >> i don't know any that would meet the standard. erika: custom agents seized 1400 counterfeit hoverboards with potentially dangerous batteries. they have been shipped over cargo from china. >> i would stop using them and contact the retailer or manufacturer and demand proof that it complies with the standard. if it doesn't, i would demand a refund. erika: amazon announced it would give a refund on hoverboards purchased through its website. we have attempted to contact organizations that represent hoverboard manufacturers. so far, no response. gabrielle: amazon is accepting
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its website. another grueling stamina test at penn state university. it is thon weekend. the dance marathon kicked off yesterday. 700 dancers take part here they cannot sleep or set. -- or sit. thon is billed as the largest event-run philanthropy and is a year-long effort leading up to dance weekend. it benefits pediatric cancer patients and their families at penn state hershey's children hospital. thon raise $13 million last year. the dancing does not stop until sunday afternoon. gabrielle: how much would you pay for a comic book featuring spiderman? one person shelled out $454,000 for this.
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the first appearance of spiderman. it is a record price for any public auction of a spiderman comic book. the man who sold it first bought it for $1200. myra: time for your timeline. on this day in 2031 hundred people died in 200 were injured in a fire at the station nightclub in rhode island.
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pamela: 5:59. temperatures quite mild this morning. it especially compared to yesterday morning. 10-15 degrees warmer. nice mild weekend days ahead. we will talk about that. we have been warned. myra: wyff news four today continues. >> you are watching live, local, breaking news with myra ruiz and weather with meteorologist pamela wright.
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today. and today's election is about more than who finishes first. look at who we have with us today. gabrielle: it is a big day. we just accordingly. we don't clash. here we are. myra:pamela: not going to be the sunniest of days, but quite mild . we will talk about that part of the story this morning. 41 in franklin. 46 in asheville. temperatures, not that much different than we have in the upstate and northeast georgia this morning. 45 lawrence. look at that. that is 15 degrees warmer than he worked yesterday morning.
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of a really mild -- of really mild temperatures. i think tomorrow, we could be talking about some patchy fog as the moisture increases. a nice start to our saturday. qb are in the upper 40's. we will be in the low 50's in greenville by 10:00. getting you into the 60's today for highs. the winds pretty light. they will be shifting, and will be more out of the south and southwest. our high pressure is lighting out to sea. with that, we will have the return flow, and it will be a mild one. the temperatures will feel good. the rain chances will pick up over the next few days significantly. as for today, dry on the lake. actually, wet. the weather will be quite nice,
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mainly dry for us today a 30-40% chance of showers across the mountains. rain does not get the headlines today, but it will next week. myra: thank you very much. today is the republican primary in south carolina and the first primary election in the southeast. this will also be the third time voters have gone to the polls in the presidential primaries. following iowa and new hampshire. the polls open this morning at 7:00. aly myles is live and local in greenville at one of the many poling places. >> happy primary day. take a look right now. we are the only ones out here. we are right across from greenville tech. very quiet out here right now, but in an hour and a half, that is when pulls open, -- polls open, and that is when it will t much busier.
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be here talking with photos. we went and talked to absentee voters yesterday. hundreds of those have already cast their ballots. yesterday, we talked with some of the people casting the ballots. >> actually, it was very nice today. i was in line for probably five minutes. i voted. it was quick and easy. >> i voted for m mco rubio. finally we have the list down to where we can learn something about the candidates. >> i voted for ted cruz. aly: several of those voters told us they also felt a sense of relief that their part in the process was done.
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gabrielle: thank you very much. if you are heading out to vote today we have a few reminders , for you to vote. if your voter registration card doesn't have your picture on it. you will need a state issue id or federal military id. if you have not registered to vote yet you will not be allowed , to cast a ballot today. in south carolina, you are only allowed to vote in either the republican or democratic primary. you can't vote in both. according to the last poll released before today's primary. that they question tonight is who will be in second place. ititlso shows a large number of undecided voters. clemson released its latest palmetto poll yesterday. it surveyed south carolinians who've voted in at least two of the past three state primaries. donald trump leads the field with 28% followed by ted cruz , with 19% and marco rubio with , 15%.
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last fall the palmetto poll , showed trump as the leader. myra: it's a big day in the race for the white house. the six republicans waiting on the polls here in south carolina. while democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off in the nevada caucuses. steve handelsman has a preview from columbia this morning. steve: thanks, and good morning from columbia. as voters here in south carolina head to the polls for the first primary in the south what should , we watch? who should we watch? donald trump. he had enjoyed a big lead in the polling in south carolina, but before trump tangled with the pope before he promised to clean , up his language and did not. ted cruz closed their gap to 5 points. that was cruz's deficit just before he beat trump in iowa.
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polinling a strong third. he emerges tonight as the only mainstream republican candidate. in nevada where hillary clinton , lost her big lead in the polls to bernie sanders, even a win by just a few points in tonight's caucuses would look like a clinton loss. with the democrats heading here for their primary next saturday. myra: many of the candidates are staying in south carolina today to watch the returns. donald trump will be at marriot in spartanburg. marco rubio at the carolina haven in columbia. ted cruz at the south carolina state fairgrounds in columbia. jeb bush at the hilton columbia center in columbia. ben carson will be at the embassy suites in greenville. while john kasich will be in massachusetts. just a reminder for you, wyff news 4 is your home for political coverage, tonight at 7:00, b will bring you the
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well as on our mobile app. we will have reporters falling all of the candidates. we will have live coverage all night. gabrielle: and north carolina, the u.s. supreme court threw a bit of a wrench into the state's march 15 primary helping force , the congressional part of it into june. the court refused to stop a lower urt's order demanding that lawmakers draw a new map of congressional districts. civil rights groups have complained that the current north carolina map illegally concentrates black voters in a handful of districts. on the house side state , lawmakers voted to move the congressional primary to june 7th. north carolina will still vote in the presidential primaries on march 15th. coming up this morning, why you don't want to put away your sunscreen with see some are geared during these cold winter months. pamela: not as cold as usual, starting you out in the upper 50's.
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myra: take a look at news for your health this morning, stroke survivors are more likely to take their medicine as directedd when they receive them by mail. researchers from the american heart association analyzed nearly a decade's worth of prescription refills from a large group of stroke patients. they found that those individuals who had their prescriptions filled at a pharmacy were less compliant about taking their medations than those who received them by mail. among those medications most commonly filled were those that aided in preventing blood clots and cholesterol lowering drugs. gabrielle: chances are your bottles of sunscreen have been packed away for the winter, hidden among the beach towels and swim goggles. but dermatologists say sunscreen is vitally important, even during the cloudy, cold days of winter. erika edwards explains.
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scarves. heavy coat. we all have a mental checklist when it comes to protecting our skin on cold, gray days. sunblock may not be on that list, but skin experts say, it, should be. >> it is a common misconception that you don't get as much sun exposure in the winter than in the summer, but that's really not true. >> alyson lowe is a medical esthetician with novant health in charlotte. she explains, the sun bath uvb -- sun's uvb rays are less intense during the winter. those are the rays that lead to sunburns. the uva rays however do not take a winter holiday. remaining strong year-round. the way to help protect against those damaging effects. is to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen 365 days a year. there are plenty of good products on the market.
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you smell like you're at the pool. and many no longer leave telltale white streaks on your face. >> they've pulverized it, so it's so fine and when applied to the skin, it doesn't leave that solid white zinc mask. >> experts also say sun protection is vital on the slopes. ski and snowboard enthusiasts know. sunscreen goes not only on your face, but also under y your chin. gabrielle: some brands of makeup do include spf but , dermatologists say women generally don't apply enough make-up for full sun protection. coming up, monopoly goes high-tech. pamela: saturday morning looks good from our peace center skycam this morning. mostly cloudy, but mild. myra: and, if you're heading to
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>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. pamela: 5:45. early on your side a morning. we are not going to have a lot of sunshine today. clouds will thicken as the day goes on. starting out mild. we will get into the upper 60's today in the upstate. a south-southwesterly wind. that is certainly part of our story about what will warm us up . 48 in greenville right now. across the carolinas and
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it is warmer in nashville this morning than it is in myrtle beach. 44 only in charleston. 45 and hilton head and a gust up. low 50's around atlanta, chattanooga. really warm air across the southeast. it doesn't matter what the season is, but you get the warm air in place, and a couple of storm systems coming through, we could actually have severe weather once again. right here at home, we will be minding our business. clouds streaming in through the day. temperatures mile, but dry. as far as the showers go, they will be light, often on, and mainly in the higher elevations. the really warm air feeding into the southeast and the east coast will be part of this story over
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as the front ever so slowly approaches, the rain chances will pick up tomorrow, and more so next week. overall, the warm air, the big story across the country. it will turn into perhaps track and lines of thunderstorms over the next few days. we will have some spotty showers across the mountains. a better chance for rain comes tomorrow. as we get into the work week, not only does the rain come down, but the temperatures go down as well. enjoy the low 60's today in the upstate. close to it in asheville and hendersonville as well. in the 60's tomorrow. overnight tonight, we don't cool down whole lot, looking at the lower 40's in the mountains. quite mild in the upstate.
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the story. 67 in the upstate tomorrow. good stuff. rain chances late sunday and to start out the work week -- your umbrellas and a warm raincoat will be the fashion of the week, for the first half of the week anyway. as far as the precipitation goes, most of it will be liquid. gabrielle: what can you say to that, pamela? pamela: i think i just set it for two and half minutes. myra: they well. we are adequately warned. but talk about money matters this morning. will you spend your tax refund or save it? the national retail federation's annual tax returns survey finds that 49% of people expecting a refund plan to save the money rather than spend it right away. that's the highest percentage in the survey's history. in addition to saving, almost 35
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and 22% will use their refund for everyday expenses. gabrielle: the irs has issued a renewed consumer alert warning taxpayers that email and texting scams have surged a whopping 400 percent this year. the irs says more than 1000 phishing and malware schemes were reported in january. that's an increase of 254 during the same month last year. and so far in february, 363 incidents have been reported. that's compared to 201 incidents reported for the entire month of february in 2015. the scams are designed to trick taxpayers into thinking they're official communications from the irs or others in the tax industry. myra: ford motor company has plans to take some of the bumps out of your daily commute. ford is expanding the availability of its pothole-detection technology by including it in the new 2017 fusion v-6 sport. the pothole-detection tech detects when the car is running
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adjusts the shock absorbers to keep the tire from dropping down. the feature has previously been available in ford's expedition and its lincoln luxury cars. gabrielle: you can say goodbye to the banker in the new monopoly game. hasbro has released a new version. it eliminates both the game's signature paper money, as well as, the banker position. instead, players scan special bank cards on a hand-held banking unit. >> college baseball season opens on friday. the high school pl change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability.
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beat. be made two errors tonight that cost us two runs. again, you have to give them credit. they outplayed us tonight. brad: the same two teams this afternoon. the third e inning, one nothing. joan strides in all three runs taking a 4-3 lead to albany. chad holbrook says he was pleased with how his guys played. >> i walked in my office, look to the board, and saw 5-6 different lineups. eventually i had to pick one. i picked a good one. brad: moore college baseball scores from opening day.
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tomorrow is the daytona 500 and the one nascar team decided to move to north carolina in the off-season. that story from daytona. >> during nascar's infoseek, spartanburg was considered the racing capital. over time, that shifted north to north carolina. that trend continued in january. the last team to call south carolina home has moved to north carolina. >> there are a lot more resumes that show up on the desk because guys can make a 20 minute drive the to not want to make the hour and 20 minute drive. i think it opens the doors,
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>> it makes their lives easier. it makes them easier to compete. think of this. every time they needed apart, one of those guys had to get in the car and drive to charlotte. brad: thanks so much. the clemson men's basketball team is in the triangle for another must win situation if they want to stay in the hunt. they have a chance to get back to the ncaa tournament for the first time in five years with a strong start against n.c. state. >> n.c. state will be a tough one. they have strong guys inside that are physical. they have all week to get ready. we anticipate a tough game. brad: three of clemson's for final games are on the road.
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back in the win column today. south carolina lost to mizzou on tuesday night. now to the high school playoffs. maria hosting union county. raymond williams junior's blanket and. license to run. they are very good at it. maria running the break again. maria wins 70-57. a girl secononround game. greenville high hosting richland. the red raiders running the break.
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for the rest of the they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain to help clean up the mess at the v.a. and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way. judgment. integrity. bernie.
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>> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. myra: it's election day in south carolina. after two weeks of campaign stops, robo calls and mail , flyers by the republican candidates, voters head to the polls today to make their selection for who shouod be the republican nomination for president. good morning, i myra ruiz. and -- gabrielle: i'm gabrielle komorowski. myra: you are really here. gabrielle: not asleep in my bed. the message from the weather is to enjoy these mild temperatures. pamela: exactly. not the sunniest of days, but quite warm.

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